News and Current information from Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.
As the year comes to an end I am pleased to report that 2018 was another year of achievement for the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center is “world class.” Since opening in August 2014, thousands of people have visited. What they see is an attractive, professionally-designed and outfitted museum that “tells the Lincoln story.”
Our current focus is the museum’s endowment program. The board continues to work at raising $1.5 million that will ensure the continued operation of the museum. To date, we have achieved just over $1 million—or 68% or our goal. To assist those efforts a Legacy Society was created in 2018, by which individuals and businesses can make provision in their estate plan or establish life-income gifts to benefit the Foundation. An article on the Lincoln Legacy Society appears in this issue.
A special donor pin was created for those individuals who have become members of the LMCF Fabulous Fifty group—individuals who’ve donated $5,000 or more. Pins were personally presented to those donors who attended the 2018 Lincoln Homecoming.
Within the museum we added a very unique Lincoln in August—a custom-built camp car built on a Lincoln chassis that was used by Henry Ford and his friends—the Vagabonds—on their trips throughout the United States. It is on loan from The Henry Ford. Our Lincoln Museum also received a significant donation in 2018—an original, unrestored 1954 Lincoln Capri from Peter Bailey of Marshall, Mich., that had been in his family since new! The Capri fills a void in our Road Race Lincoln display. Information on both of these vehicles appears in this issue. During 2018, the museum also received an original Lincoln-Zephyr showroom display.
We also received two very significant items from the Lincoln Design Studios—the prototype of the new Lincoln Continental and a 1/10 clay model of the Lincoln Continental. The prototype and model were delivered to the museum in June. They have been very well-received by Museum attendees. The LMCF is pleased and honored by this support. The Lincoln Motor Company has also provided its support of the annual Lincoln Homecoming in 2017 and 2018.
Our 15,000 square foot Museum contains a variety of elegant Lincolns as well as significant Lincoln memorabilia—thanks to many truly generous donors. Memorabilia can take the form of literature, showroom materials or historic photographs. We are always interested in donations and loans; please contact LMCF trustee Jim Blanchard.
Dates of the 2019 Lincoln Homecoming are August 9-11. Our host club is the Road Race Lincoln Register. Our guest speakers will be Chuck Stevenson Jr., son of PanAmericana Road Race driver Chuck Stevenson Sr., and Gale Haldeman, Ford Motor Company retired designer. Watch for updates on the LMCF web site and in Lincoln club publications.
Thank you for all you do for our Foundation and Museum.
A 1922 Lincoln camp car used by Henry Ford Sr. and his friends is now on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Ford converted two Lincolns into camp cars for use by he and his friends, known as “the Four Vagabonds”, between 1915 and 1924.
Ford is offering an additional $500 Bonus Cash on Ford SUV’s for the Fourth Quarter for X-Plan Participants. As a benefit of being a Life Member of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Foundation, Life Members are eligible for the Ford Motor Company X-Plan, a partner discount program for new Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
A Lincoln owned by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum was invited for display at the annual Concours d'Elegance at St. John’s on July 29, 2017.
May 26, 2017
Jack Telnack, retired chief of design at Ford Motor Company, will be the guest speaker at the annual Lincoln Homecoming dinner on Saturday, August 12.
February 10, 2017 by David Schultz, LMCF Chairman
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum ended the year on a high note, with the donation of two automobiles to the museum’s growing group of classic Lincoln motorcars. Of equal significance three separate groups from the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company visited the museum.
December 22, 2016
We are sorry to report the passing of Lincoln Motor Car Foundation board member Hank Dikkeboom, who was also a Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club (LZOC) past president and LZOC trustee. He died December 20, 2016 in the presence of his family in Wisconsin.
July 19, 2016
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum is excited to have the only existing Road Race Lincoln in existence on display and at our Homecoming event August 10-14, 2016
July 6, 2016
The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln,” a 1954 Lincoln Capri that took first place in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana race, is on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum from July 15 through September 15.
June 15, 2016
As a long-term LMCF member, former editor of the Road Race Lincoln Register publication and archivist of the RRLR it seemed to me a little extra effort for this summer’s homecoming might pay off. Maybe I had a premonition. I suggested to Jack Eby and David Schultz that a significant car to have at the 2016 homecoming would be the Carrera Panamericana car (1954 Lincoln) that’s displayed at the National Automobile Museum/Harrah Auto Collection in Reno, Nevada.
October 1, 2015
The Jack Passey Jr. Memorial Fund has been established by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation to honor the well-known vintage car collector and enthusiast, who died on August 22, 2015 at the age of 88 in his home in Watsonville, California.
August 25, 2015
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum has two new automobiles on display.
August 6-9, 2014
Lincoln car aficionados gathered at the Gilmore Car Museum to join the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation members for the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum. Events for those Lincoln fans began on Wednesday, August 6th with a welcome party at the host hotel.
Hickory Corners, Michigan – June 24, 2014
The walls are up and the new Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum space is now enclosed, all accomplished since ground was broken for the Museum on June 1, 2013.
April 15, 2014 – Hickory Corners, Mich.
All four of the major Lincoln clubs will be present when the new Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum is dedicated on August 9. The museum is located on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
December 25, 2013 – Hickory Corners, Mich.
Construction is underway on the new Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum being built on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.