Summer In Racine: The LCOC Visits S.C. Johnson & Co.

During the Spring of 2018, I received my monthly newsletter from the Lake Shore Region of the LCOC-the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. I’ve been a member since 2015. From April through October, there are many club events for the region, which consists of greater Chicagoland, and adjacent parts of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. What caught my eye was a planned June 16th trip to the S.C. Johnson Company’s headquarters, famously designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed between 1936 and 1939, and its adjacent Tower, completed in 1950.

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Sign Your Name Across My Heart


Five long years ago, my friends and family built me a brand-new Neon racer from a shell in twenty days. The car went on to finish ahead of the mid-pack in its debut. It was the only car to finish fifth or better (out of 29) in both wet and dry qualifying races for the 2008 National Championships. A bad tire valve cost us the Championship race itself, where I expected we could contend for the podium. In the races at the end of the season, the Neon managed a few podiums and a Performance Touring overall victory. Had I not been disciplined for contact, I would have won the regional championship in the car. As it was, even with two race results stricken from the record, I was 2nd.

And then, so to speak, the wheels fell off.
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