NEW BRITAIN – Klingberg Family Centers will kick off its first car show of the year next Saturday with a showcase of Model A Fords.
The first in the Kingberg Vintage Motorcar Series will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 on Linwood Street. In addition to a special display of Model A Fords, the show will have an assortment of pre-war cars and traditional vintage cars predating 1979.
Wayne Carini, star of Chasing Classic Cars on the Velocity channel, will reprise his role as grand marshal, bringing his father’s Model A to the April event. Bob Carini was a master restorer of antique automobiles and a founding member of the Connecticut Model A Restorers’ Club in 1952, one of the earliest antique automobile clubs in the country.
“We are delighted to feature Model A’s at Klingberg,” said Bill Winter, a member of the Connecticut Model A Restorers’ Club. “Just like Wayne and Bob, we love showing the cars and sharing with people about their place in automotive history.” The Ford Model A, manufactured from 1927 – 1932, was a huge success and came in a variety of body types: town cars, sport coupes, station wagons, and more.
The show will also highlight Klingberg Family Centers’ volunteer youth mentoring program. Mentoring offers youth 10-21 positive role models and guides as they find their way through adolescence and plan for the future. Mentors in the program work with youth ages 10 to 21 in need to help them grow up and plan for the future. Mentors and staff who run the program will all be available to share their experiences.
The Klingberg History Museum – a permanent exhibit depicting the rich history of Klingberg Family Centers – will be open during the event. EZstrEATS Food Truck will be on hand serving coffee and breakfast burritos. According to Klingberg, there will be music, activities and games for the whole family.
Klingberg switched things up a bit in the 26th year of the car show. This year there will be five unique car shows, each featuring different generations on cars. Following the April show will be subsequent ones in May, June, September and October.
Tickets are $10 for Adults, $8 for seniors 65 plus, and free for children under 12. Cash only.
All proceeds of the event will go to Klingberg Family Centers’ programs helping children and families.
For more about the Vintage Motorcar Series, visit www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org .
Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU GO
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday April 21
WHERE: 370 Linwood St.
PRICE: $10 adults, $8 for seniors 65+, free for children under 12