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.
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 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."
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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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