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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.

2015 Mid America National Meet, Hickory Corners, Michigan


We welcome you to Hickory Corners, Michigan, to the 2015 Mid America National Meet, August 5 through August 9, 2015. Hickory Corners, long time home to the Gilmore Automotive museum, the CCCA, Franklin and other well known museums is also the home of the new Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum (LMCHM).


Rich in motor car history, the LMCHM will be the center point of our Mid America National Meet. This meet will be hosted by all four sponsoring Lincoln Clubs, the Lincoln Owners Club, the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club, the Road Race Lincoln Registry and chaired by the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.

paddle boat

This meet will be open to all Lincoln Clubs members. Additionally, any Lincoln owner is also invited to register and attend this grand event. All Lincoln Clubs are invited to participate in Concours judging by LCOC or if the club desires, they may conduct their judging separately, using their own club standards. Please come with your Lincoln, whether it be for competition or exhibition, we all would like to see it on the show field, to be enjoyed and admired by all in attendance on this very special day. 


Each day will be filled with automotive related activities. If you love classic automobiles and enjoy being with other really great Lincoln owners and their families, then this is the single best event for you to attend in 2015. Look for s tech session on Friday covering Leather Care and Products, plus a session on either body repair or small parts painting.

Please go to the the Documents tab to the left and look for the registration document and schedule of activities.
Lincolns Wanted For Chinese Lincoln Dealer Openings
Lincoln is making a big push to establish itself in China and plans to open nineteen dealerships there in 2015.  To emphasize Lincoln’s long heritage of style, quality, and engineering excellence, they would like to display a classic Lincoln for three months at each dealership.  The '32 Lincoln shown above is displayed at the first of these dealerships which recently opened in Shanghai.
Lincoln has contracted with Jackson Dawson Communications to locate, ship, and insure the cars, and Bob Casey, who is the retired curator of the Henry Ford Museum, is working with Jackson Dawson and the Lincoln Owners Club to identify owners of classic Lincolns who would be willing to loan their cars.  Jackson Dawson will pay $5000 for each car, in addition to covering all costs for shipping and insurance.  Below are four news articles about the opening of these dealerships.

Membership Renewal Due

It's time to renew your membership for the calendar year 2015. Please take the time to login using your user name and password. If you haven't yet renewed you will see a red flag (starting November 1st) on the home page directing you to renew. From there you go to a section where you can update your contact information and your "additional data" which is mostly car information. This is the information that is used to produce our directory so make sure it is accurate.  Then you have a choice of either paying by secure credit card or printing out an invoice and mailing it in with your check.
2015 will be an exciting year for us as we roll out an additional publication for you on a regular basis.  Greg Bilpuch will be editing the Lincoln Newsletter on a quarterly basis which will include news items, meet information, registration forms, new member lists, classified and display ads, and tech tips.  Leland Powels will continue to publish The Fork and Blade, our wonderful club magazine containing historical articles, feature stories about your cars, and other useful and interesting information about our Lincolns.  You won't want to miss it.
Paying early helps us by eliminating the need for us to send out paper invoices and following up with those who haven't yet renewed.  We appreciate your help in streamlining this process and for the ninth year in a row we have been able to keep the cost of membership constant.
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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.