WALLINGFORD — This year’s “Big Mike” car show is back in town and will benefit the Connecticut State Police Training Academy.
The annual event is held in honor of auto mechanic Michael Jung, who was struck and killed while walking along Route 22 in North Haven in March 2015.
The car show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4 at Masonicare, 22 Masonic Ave.
Darrin Magro, a retired state trooper, organized the first “Big Mike” event in 2015, and a second event occurred the following year. There was no car show in 2017, but the event was revived last year.
In past years, proceeds went to Jung’s daughter, Amanda Jung, to help pay for college. She has since graduated, according to a statement from Magro.
This year, proceeds will be used to purchase equipment to benefit state police instructors “to improve their training platform for new recruits and recertification training for patrol troopers.”
The show is open to all muscle and classic cars. A donation of $10 per car and $5 per spectator is requested.
In addition to the car show, the event will feature 50/50 raffles, food trucks and music from a DJ and band the Boys of Doo Wop.
A rain date has been set for Sunday, May 5.
For more information, or to make a raffle prize contribution or a financial donation, contact Magro at 203-627-5155 or BigMikeFund@gmail.com.