Lincoln enthusiasts came from as far away as Norway and Finland to celebrate the centennial of Ford Motor Company’s purchase of the Lincoln Motor Company. Although most auto historians know that the Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1920 to build automobiles, Ford Motor Company chose 2022 to celebrate the brand’s centennial because Ford acquired Lincoln in February 1922.
The primary celebration took place at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, but was preceded with optional pre-Homecoming events in Dearborn, Michigan. In Dearborn, the celebration began with a tour and light supper at Fair Lane, the home of Clara and Henry Ford. Attendees were greeted by Edsel B. Ford II, great grandson of Henry and Clara. Attendees also visited the home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, toured The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and enjoyed a private dinner at The Henry Ford Museum, where they heard from Joy Falotico, President of the Lincoln Motor Company.