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Bob Bujak’s 1929 Pierce-Arrow

Bob Bujak is a relatively new friend to Klingberg. He first joined us at the 2016 Collector Car Experience at the Big E, showing his beautiful 1929 Pierce-Arrow, and then he showed his car at the 2017 Klingberg Concours d’Elegance. Bob Bujak, when he was 13 years old,  spent hours working on a Ford Model A owned by a friend. With a strong interest in owning his own car, he began a search that led him to an antique shop in nearby South Windsor. Lifting the cover, he saw the name Pierce on the hubcap, and even though he didn’t know what...

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Doug Fernandez & His 1934 Packard

Doug Fernandez is a great friend to Klingberg, a regular participant in the Klingberg Concours d’Elegance and Winner of the Best in Show Trophy in 2012 with his 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Club Sedan. Doug ran a very successful auto body-shop in Newington, Connecticut, now operated by his son Doug, Jr. In his retirement, he restored this magnificent Packard and then drove it from Times Square New York, following the Lincoln Highway all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Doug’s story has been written up by Terry Shea in Hemmings Classic Car. Check out this article on Hemmings.com https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2017/02/Super-Eight-Superiority—1934-Packard-Super-Eight-Club-Sedan/3750491.html...

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May Program Focus: Adoption & Foster Care

Every child deserves a home. Nearly 4,000 children in Connecticut are in need of short-term, long-term, and adoptive homes. Foster families from around the state will be invited to be a part of the Klingberg Motorcar Series May event, celebrating Foster Care and Adoption Month. Come and meet these families and the incredible staff that matches kids and families and supports them in this wonderful caring...

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April Program Focus: Volunteer Youth Mentoring

Mentoring is a formal linking of a young person with a responsible, supportive adult. Many young people do not have enough contact with caring adults. Mentoring is a positive response to this need. Klingberg Family Centers has two volunteer mentoring programs that are intended to provide adolescents with a positive adult role model and guide. The youth in our program are male and female, ages 14 to 21 years old, who have been referred by the Department of Children and Families. These youth reside in foster homes, group homes, transitional living apartment programs, Community Housing Assistance Programs, or residential...

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Hitchcock Printing & Distribution Services

Hitchcock Printing & Distribution Services has been a sponsor of the Klingberg Motorcar Festival since 2001, providing the printing of all materials from poster to tickets. Hitchcock Printing is a locally owned company located on John Downey Drive in New Britain. Ed Young, President and CEO of Hitchcock says, “We have been supporting Klingberg Family Centers since 2000. For the last seven years, we have been sponsoring the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. Our team enjoys supporting the organization because of the amazing ways Klingberg Family Centers helps underserved children in our community. I love volunteering at the Motorcar event...

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