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Lincoln Owners Club
the "early" Lincolns - 1920 to 1939
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Renew 2016 Membership!
Now is the time to renew your membership for another year to the Lincoln Owners Club.  Doing so now saves us the time and expense of contacting you to remind you that your membership is due.
There are two ways to do this.  First, you can log into your account and pay by credit card.  Once you've logged in click on your name, then the red "renew" icon.  This site is secure and it takes only minutes.  The second choice is to go to the "Documents" tab at the left and download and print out the renewal form.  Then you can mail in your check with the form.
Thanks in advance for helping to keep the Lincoln Owners Club strong.
2016 Publication Schedule
The LOC Newsletter will be published four times a year with mailing dates of January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31. 
The Fork and Blade will be mailed March 15, June 15, and October 15.
Finally, next year we will again produce a hard copy of our membership directory.  We remind you time and again to check the information we have about you by logging in and going to your member profile.  That is the information that will be printed in the directory.
Save These Dates!
There are two important dates you should add to your calendars for the summer of 2016.
The first is the Lincoln Owners Club 2016 Eastern Meet to be held in Ferrum, Virginia, near to Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The dates for this event are June 8-12, 2016.  The meet will be a joint effort between our club and the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club.  Of special significance will be our accommodations in the Residence Halls at Ferrum College where we'll relive college days but in the 21st century.  More information is available in the Documents tab to the left.
Don't forget the Second Annual Lincoln Homecoming at the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners August 10-14, 2016.  We'll join with the other three Lincoln clubs to celebrate the second year since opening our beautiful Lincoln Heritage Museum.  Information and a registration document can also be found in the Documents tab.

Important News Concerning LOC Publications


          In 2016 a familiar face will become editor of The Fork & Blade.  David Schultz will succeed Leland Powels, who has served as editor for the past three years.  Continuing as editor of The LOC News-Letter is Greg Bilpuch.    


          The club offers two different LOC publications and welcomes articles and photos from LOC members.      


          The Fork & Blade, which will be published three times annually and will include articles on the following:

          1. reports from the president, east and west coast vice presidents and F&B editor

          2. meet reports, including photos

          3. profiles of LOC members and their cars

          4. in-depth technical articles

          5. major updates on the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

          6. articles on Lincoln history, including photos and images from sales catalogues and vintage advertisements

          7. feature articles, i.e. "Lincolns of 1932," Edsel Ford, custom coach builders, Lincoln production data


         The LOC News-Letter, which will be published four times annually, will contain timely information, including:

          1.  the annual calendar 

          2.  event information and registration forms 

          3.  classified advertising

          4.  list of recommended suppliers 

          5.  obituaries 

          6.  new member biographies 


          Here's contact information for both editors:


          David W. Schultz

          The Fork & Blade

          1221 Providence Rd. N. E.

          Massillon, OH 44646-4105

          (330) 833.3316 (home)

          (234) 521.0974 (cell)


          Greg Bilpuch

          LOC News-Letter

          1325 Heights Road

          Lake Orion, MI  (248) 693.4636 

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Jack Passey, Jr.

               A 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.

               Individuals wishing to donate to the fund should send contributions to: Bruce Kopf, Treasurer, Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, 825 Lake Shoe Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-1453.  Donations will go to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum’s Endowment Fund, which ensures the continued operation of the museum.

               Although he had many interests Jack was perhaps best known as someone who not only collected, but also preserved vintage automobiles—particularly his favorite marque, the pre-war Lincoln.  Several years ago he tallied up the number of Lincolns he’d owned over the years—90.  Many Classic Lincoln owners are driving a car that was saved years ago by Jack.               

At the time of his death, his collection ranged from an all original 1922 Leland-Built Lincoln limousine to a 1939 Lincoln LeBaron convertible sedan.

               He traveled many miles in his vintage cars.  A mechanic by trade, he unhesitatingly offered advice to numerous fellow vintage car enthusiasts and supplied many Lincoln parts.  He also worked with California lawmakers on laws governing the old car hobby in that state.  For 40 years he served as a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

               One of the displays in the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum focuses on the preservation of historic motorcars, including Lincoln, and recognizes Jack’s efforts with a special kiosk.  The Cabrillo Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, located in Santa Cruz, California, sponsored that display.

               Jack leaves behind his wife, Mona (Threlkeld) Passey, children and their spouses Bill and Tanya (Thorpe) Passey, Lisa (Passey) and Randall Chaffin, Patrick and Vina’ (Heinrich) Threlkeld, five grandchildren, Emily Passey, Kyle Passey, Brandon Chaffin, Nathan Chaffin and Ava Threlkeld.



Lobsters and Lighthouses - Huge Success!



Whitehall Inn - Host Hotel
Blessed with sunny weather and temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, about 100 members and friends of the Lincoln Owners Club and the Lincoln and Zephyr Owners Club assembled in the beautiful quaint village of Camden, Maine for the annual Eastern Meet beginning on May 28th.
Despite the remote location away from many of our members the turnout was the largest for the two clubs in many years.  No doubt the early posting of this event as well as the theme of Lobsters and Lighthouses enticed many of us to make the long journey.  The three day event featured a beautiful coastal Maine tour of lighthouses, a schooner trip out of Camden harbor, a visit to a renowned fire engine restoration shop, a wonderful dinner of lobsters and seafood, and the meet itself, held at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum.
Many thanks to Brownie and Dana Carson who hosted this meet and made it special for all of us.  You can follow this link for photos taken on the show field at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum.  This is a set of photos taken during our lighthouse tour.
You will be able to read more about this in the next issue of the Lincoln Owners Club Newsletter which should be published by the end of June.
Fork and Blade Photo Index
Greg Bilpuch has created for us an index of over 1400 photos printed in the Fork and Blade over the period 1995 through 2012.  You can search for any year and body style from this Excel spreadsheet.  Click on the "Documents" tab to the left to view this index.



 Welcome to the new Lincoln Owners Club web site! 


Please take a few moments to browse around and see what we have done.  The old site was developed long ago and served us well but was very difficult to maintain.  Hopefully this will be a vast improvement.


Please consider joining over 450 members from around the world who own or simply have an interest in these grand old Lincolns produced between 1920 and 1939.


Membership is easy and inexpensive.  Joining entitles you to receive our club magazine, the Fork and Blade, which is produced six times a year.  In addition, we print a member's roster annually.  Additional pages on this website are available as well, including an up to date membership directory listing all our members and their automobiles. 


We have several meets each year, often in conjunction with our friends at the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club. 


Finally, you will have access to our members who are the best resource for information about the history and restoration of these fine automobiles.


You can join online by clicking on "Become a Member!" using any major credit card.  The site is secure so your credit card information is safe.


Or, if you prefer, you can go to the "Documents" tab at the left, and navigate to the application for new membership. You can print it out and mail it with your check.


Eric van den Beemt



Notes on our Web Site


If you are a member you will be able to access the Membership Directory and search for your personal information.  Please check this over for accuracy. Much of this data is old and has not been verified. You will find that you can make changes to your personal information, but not your membership expiration date. 


This site currently has room for only five cars per member and we have some members with more than five cars. We have retained that information and plan to add it to our site when Club Express modifies this part of their program late in 2013. Some of you have second homes that you migrate to in the winter. If this is the case, you may change your address when you move. Don't forget to change it back again so that you continue to receive your Fork and Blade and other communication from us.


Please consider adding an email address. I know many of us are reluctant to put our addresses on the site, but I can tell you that this information is only able to be accessed by current members. We will only use your email address on an occasional basis and will never sell or give our membership information to outsiders without your permission.