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NEW LINCOLN MOTOR CAR MUSEUM ANNOUNCED

The long anticipated Lincoln Motor Car Museum will be built on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

John T. Eby, chairman of the board of the Lincoln Motorcar Foundation, stated in a recent announcement that the Lincoln automobile has a rich history stretching back to the very beginnings of the automotive industry and, "the Lincoln automobiles represent a perfect thread with which to tell the story of the American automobile industry and the people who made it great. The Lincoln museum will illustrate that story and, most important, highlight the people associated with Lincoln".

The Lincoln "story" is at the heart of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, which was established in 1999 by members of various Lincoln clubs and retired Ford Motor Company executives. The purpose of this public, nonprofit foundation is to preserve, interpret and disseminate the living heritage of Lincoln automotive products. It has already established an extensive archive in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The Gilmore Car Museum, nestled in a 90 acre park-like setting midway between Chicago and Detroit, was opened in 1966 and displays over 200 vehicles spanning more than 100 years of the automotive industry. Today, the Museum enjoys the reputation as one of the finest automotive museums in the world.

The Gilmore has instituted a unique program to enhance its own extensive automotive collection by inviting selected organizations to share its campus and infrastructure. Michael Spezia, Director of the Gilmore said, "We are delighted that Lincoln will join the Classic Car Club of America, the Tucker Collection and the Pierce-Arrow Museum as part of our partnership program".

"This is a long overdue initiative," said Peter Horbury, Ford Executive Director, Design, The Americas, welcoming the announcement of the new Lincoln museum. "Lincoln represents over eighty years of wonderful history and fantastic automobiles. From the early, elegant cars of the 1920s to the pure and simple Continentals of the 1960s, Lincoln has a wonderful story to tell. We look forward to helping the new Lincoln museum become an exciting and educational destination."

Contacts:

Jack Eby
Chairman, Lincoln Motor Car Foundation
Phone: 480-951-8022
Email: jteby@aol.com

Tom Brunner
President, Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club
25609 N. Forest Road, #10, Rio Verde, AZ
Phone: 480-471-7274
Email: tom85263@yahoo.com

PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THESE REPRESENTATIVES AND MAKE A GENEROUS DONATION!

WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT!

Late news from our LZOC President, Tom Brunner: "The architectural design has been approved by both the Gilmore administrators and the Lincoln Motorcar Foundation. So we are ready to proceed. We have about 55% of the money we need to build it, and because of lower construction costs, we are going to try and build it in 2012.

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