Klingberg Family Centers has announced plans for their next Vintage Motorcar Event including a traditional car show for cars 1989 and older and a Pre-war Concours d’Elegance, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St., New Britain. Says Mark Johnson, Vice President, “We have created an innovative event designed to be safe and fun within the limitations of the coronavirus and related safety protocols.”
Just as in past years, all antique cars (1989 & older) will arrive early and be guided into display areas throughout the campus, with Pre-war Concours automobiles gathered into one area. Show cars will be placed with extra space between them for safety and so they can be appreciated fully by spectators.
Spectators will drive their own cars along a special spectator car travel lane winding through every field and parking lot of show cars, so no car will be missed. Guests can enjoy an adventure in automotive history along the approximately 20-minute drive, as well as the beautiful autumn vistas from the hilltop. For the safety of all, there will be no spectators walking or exiting their cars.
All sponsors will be recognized with signs along the spectator route, so all in attendance can see their generosity. There will be larger signs for high-level sponsors as well as special displays along the route for all spectators to see. Platinum, Gold, and Palladium sponsors can register to ride through the Motorcar Event in an antique convertible or open automobile.
Mark added that entrance fees for car owners and spectators will be waived this year to avoid the exchange of credit cards and cash. However, there will be opportunity and encouragement to make a donation. All proceeds from this event will go directly to fund Klingberg programs serving families dealing with trauma, especially families that have been hit hard during this difficult time.
For more information about the Vintage Motorcar Event, visit www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org.
Founded in 1903, Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year through 20 distinct programs.
Klingberg’s mission is to help build healing relationships that empower children and families to reach their full potential. Klingberg’s programs are designed to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems and mental health issues. The main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut, with an additional location in Hartford. For more information about Klingberg Family Centers, visit www.klingberg.org.