For 29 years, the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Events have provided an opportunity to see rare historic antique cars and to give back, as all proceeds go directly to programs that help children and families. On Saturday, June 19, Klingberg will hold a safe alternative–a unique drive-thru event, as was held in September of 2020. Show cars will be placed around Klingberg’s 40-acre campus and spectators will drive along a predetermined 20-minute route.
All antique cars (1989 and older) will arrive early and be guided into display areas throughout the campus, with Pre-war Concours automobiles gathered into one area. All show cars will be arranged with extra space between them for safety and so they can be appreciated by the spectators driving through.
Visitors 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. Spectators can enjoy the approximately 20-minute drive, an adventure in automotive history, and the beautiful hilltop view. (For everyone’s safety, there will be no spectators walking or exiting their cars.)
Platinum, Gold, and Palladium sponsors will be recognized with signs at the entrance and can register to ride through the Motorcar Event in an antique convertible or open automobile. All sponsors will be listed on a handout to everyone in attendance.
We are waiving the entrance fees for car owners and spectators to avoid the exchange of credit cards and cash. However, there will be opportunity and encouragement to make a donation. All proceeds 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 twenty 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.