Lincoln Heritage

News and Current information from Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.

Message From the Chairman

Chairman David SchultzAs 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.


Foundation Board Trustee Jack Juratovic

Foundation Board Trustee Jack Juratovic

John S. “Jack” Juratovic, a long-time LMCF trustee, died on October 15 in
Big Rapids, Michigan. He was 79.

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1922 Camp Car Press Release

1922 Camp Car Press Release

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.

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Lifetime Foundation Member Benefit

Lifetime Foundation Member Benefit

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.

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Museum Receives 1954 Lincoln Capri from Peter Bailey

Museum Receives 1954 Lincoln Capri from Peter Bailey

During the annual Lincoln Homecoming on August 10-12 a 1954 Lincoln Capri Special Custom Coupe was donated to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum by the Peter Bailey family of Marshall, Michigan.  Thanking Mr. Bailey (left) for his donation is LMCF trustee and Lincoln museum president Jim Blanchard.  Fittingly, Mr. Bailey drove his Lincoln to the museum from Marshall with Jim Blanchard and LMCF Chairman David Schultz as passengers.  Cars such as this 1954 Lincoln Capri were driven to success in the PanAmericana Mexican Road Races in the 1950s, earning Lincoln a well-deserved reputation as not only a luxurious car but a fast and dependable one, as well.

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2017 Lincoln Homecoming Raffle Winner

2017 Lincoln Homecoming Raffle Winner

November 15, 2017

The winner of the raffle held during the 2017 Lincoln Homecoming was Bob Blevins of Yuma, Arizona. 

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Additions to the Museum Showroom

Additions to the Museum Showroom

October 1, 2017

Three “new” Lincolns are now on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and one that had been on display has been donated to the museum by its owners. In addition, a Liberty V-12 motor has been restored and donated to the museum.  

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Museum’s 1930 Lincoln Judkins Berline Invited to St. John's Concours

Museum’s 1930 Lincoln Judkins Berline Invited to St. John's Concours

July, 2017

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.  

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Former Ford Design Chief Jack Telnack is Guest Speaker at Lincoln Homecoming

Former Ford Design Chief Jack Telnack is Guest Speaker at Lincoln Homecoming

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.

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Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Update

Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Update

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.

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1946 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

1946 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

January 5, 2017

One of the latest additions to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum is this 1946 Lincoln Continental cabriolet owned by David Bunch of Highland City, Florida.

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Hank Dikkeboom: 1941-2016

Hank Dikkeboom: 1941-2016

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. 

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Lincoln Racer Arrives at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

Lincoln Racer Arrives at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

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

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Rare Road Race Lincoln Appeared at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

Rare Road Race Lincoln Appeared at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

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. 

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Support Transporting the 1954 Lincoln Carrera Panamericana Car to the Lincoln Homecoming

Support Transporting the 1954 Lincoln Carrera Panamericana Car to the Lincoln Homecoming

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.

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Memorial Fund Established for Lincoln Legend Jack Passey Jr.

Memorial Fund Established for Lincoln Legend Jack Passey Jr.

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.

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The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum has Two New Cars on Display

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum has Two New Cars on Display

August 25, 2015

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum has two new automobiles on display.

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2015 Mid-America National Lincoln Meet

2015 Mid-America National Lincoln Meet

February 6, 2015

The 2015 Mid-America National Lincoln Meet details were announced. The meet will be held in Hickory Corners, Michigan, August 5 – 9 and Chaired by the National Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.

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Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Grand Opening Celebration

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.

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Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Foundation Museum Progress

Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Foundation Museum Progress

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.

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Four Major Lincoln Clubs to gather on August 9 for opening of Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

Four Major Lincoln Clubs to gather on August 9 for opening of Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

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.

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Lincoln Museum Construction Well Underway – Specific Automobiles, Items Sought for Display

Lincoln Museum Construction Well Underway – Specific Automobiles, Items Sought for Display

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.

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