The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation is committed to collecting, preserving and sharing the heritage of the Lincoln automobile. This is the spirit of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum now under construction. The Museum will house the Lincoln motorcar archive, with displays of Lincoln automobiles and memorabilia. It will be also the hub of the Foundation’s educational and outreach programs.
America’s passionate love affair with the automobile continues to inspire new generations. This is confirmed in a variety of ways, including the formation of affinity clubs. These clubs allow enthusiasts to share their interest and passion in a particular brand or segment of the industry, past and present. The Lincoln automobile has inspired the creation of four major affinity clubs:
Lincoln Owners Club
Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club
Road Race Lincoln Register
Lincoln and Continental Owners Club
For many years, these clubs have been independently active in promoting the Lincoln brand, preserving the Lincoln heritage and vehicles, and sharing the passion and knowledge of their members with others. Now, in order to increase their preservation and educational activities, the four Lincoln clubs, along with other friends of the Lincoln brand, have incorporated a public educational foundation to pursue a three-phase program. The purpose of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation is:
I. The creation and maintenance of a comprehensive, properly curated and protected Lincoln archive.
II. The construction of a premier, state-of-the-art museum to preserve and display Lincoln automobiles and memorabilia.
III. The implementation of an active educational outreach program, making the best use of the archive, the museum, and the extensive knowledge of club members.
The first phase is well underway, with the existence of a growing, curated archive now approaching 10,000 individual pieces. That archive is open to the public.
Phases two and three were launched with the groundbreaking for construction and furnishing of the museum building.
Now is the time to increase the sharing of the Lincoln automobile's living legacy by building a museum dedicated to the heritage of the Lincoln motorcars. Click here to learn more about how you can be part of and contribute to this significant effort.
Top Image: The first Lincoln, 1921
Bottom Image: 1932 Ford Boat Tail Speedster, a one-off by Edsel Ford