The eighth annual Lincoln Homecoming in August 2021 will feature two different car shows. The first will be a virtual Lincoln car show, which will extend from now through July 28. It will have its own People’s Choice awards by decade, voted on by all persons registered for the virtual car show.
The second event will be live---the annual Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. on August 12 - 15. The Homecoming will also have People’s Choice awards, by decade.
All Lincolns registered for the virtual car show will also be registered for the live car show for the price: $25; in effect, one registration for two car shows. (Complete details on the virtual car show appear below.)
The theme of the 2021 Homecoming is "Marks Through the Ages," which will recognize all Lincoln Continental Marks, from the first in 1940 to the Mark VIII. Although Continental Marks will be the feature in 2021, Lincolns from all eras are welcome. Four major Lincoln clubs will be represented--the Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club, Road Race Lincoln Register and Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. However, one need not be a member of those Lincoln clubs to display a car at the annual Lincoln Homecoming or participate in the virtual car show.
The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming weekend event will include a countryside tour and luncheon, dinners, an auction and car show. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming will be hosted by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum. Homecoming Co-Chairs are Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson.
Detailed event information should be available by the end of March. Most activities take place outside, to address any ongoing concerns about the COVID virus. Here’s a quick look at the weekend plans.
Most participants will arrive on Thursday. That evening will be on your own. Enjoy one of the Kalamazoo areas restaurants with your friends.
On Friday, there’ll be a motoring tour. It will travel beautiful western Michigan back roads to Fenn Valley Vineyards in the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Region. There, participants can park their Classic Lincolns and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards, wine-tasting and a delicious tented luncheon. Afterwards, participants may wish to visit nearby Saugatuck and its unique shopping district. That evening, there’ll be a special presentation and cocktail party at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum followed by dinner “under the stars” (big tent) adjacent to the museum. The traditional auction of Lincoln parts, literature and memorabilia will be held that evening. Funds raised will benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Saturday—a display of all Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum. Cars will be arranged according to era. That evening, dinner will again be served under the stars. Car show awards will be presented after dinner. A special post-dinner bonus event is being developed; more details as they are released.
On Sunday the weekend fun will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum. Included in the activities will be a parade of Lincolns on the Gilmore Car Museum grounds.
A professional photographer will be on the museum grounds on Saturday to take photographs of individual Lincolns by appointment. Complete details will be included in the registration forms.
The host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Sheraton by Kalamazoo, 3600 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, dining, and amenities. The hotel is about 15 miles south of Hickory Corners. A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in the room rate of $120 plus tax. For room reservations call 1-269-385-3922; use the code “Lincoln Club” to receive the special room rate. Room reservation cut-off is July 12, 2021. (Note: the special room rate is good for three days prior to and after the meet at the Four Points Sheraton.)
About the Virtual Car Show
Entering a car in the virtual car show is easy. All you need to do is log on to https://vlmcmhomecomingmeet.cornerstonereg.com/ You may register for only the virtual car show if you cannot attend the 2021 Homecoming in August.
You’ll find tutorials that will guide you through the process.
- How to register your car
How to update your car’s information and upload photos
How to “attend” the virtual event and view photo
In preparation, you’ll need photographs of your car. In addition to posting photos you’ll also be asked to supply a description of your car—up to 200 words. You can visit the virtual car show now and see what other Lincoln owners have posted to give you some ideas.
Once the $25 registration fee has been paid for the virtual car show there’s no need to pay the fee again when you register for the live show—the 2021 Homecoming. One fee covers both events. Participants may enter as many cars as they like for the virtual car show (and for the live show) for the $25 per car fee.