We are proud to announce that Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars” and his daughter, Lindsay, have agreed to serve as Grand Marshals of our 2017 Vintage Motorcar Festival. It has been great to have Wayne and his family share this honor in recognition of Father’s Day and the importance of families. We are delighted that the Carinis will again be joining us on June 17th.
Three episodes of Chasing Classic Cars, produced by Essex Television Group, were filmed at the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival, one in 2011 and 2014 another this past year, 2016.
Wayne’s passion for cars started when he was a child working alongside his dad on such classics as Duesenbergs, Lincolns, Packards and Ford Model A’s. Then, at just 9 years of age, he experienced a life altering event: he went for his ride in a Ferrari. This set him on a career journey now working with all types of vintage automobile collectors throughout the world.
Now in its tenth season, Chasing Classic Cars offers the viewer a look into Wayne’s circle of clients as he searches out and uncovers the world’s most rare and exotic cars. Chasing Classic Cars introduces the viewer to the world of car restorers and collectors as Wayne buys, restores and sells vintage automobiles.
With a lifetime of experience in automobile restoration under his belt, master car restorer Wayne Carini has a resume that includes body and paint work on rare car collections owned by the likes of David Letterman, tennis great Ivan Lendl and the DuPont family. He’s been featured in the New York Times as well as numerous automobile magazines, and starred in two one-hour television specials, for Discovery’s HD Theater Channel: Monterey Week and The World’s Most Expensive Cars.
Wayne and his wife have been married for more than 30 years and he is a dedicated father of two daughters. An avid supporter of autism research organizations, he helps organize and sponsor car events for the benefit of children and adults with autism. His incentive is to find a cure or treatment for his youngest daughter who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. It is this experience that gives Wayne an understanding of the work with children and families that goes on each and every day at Klingberg Family Centers.
Wayne is also involved in and regularly attends many different car clubs and events to get young people involved in the car collector hobby. He believes that without young people’s involvement, the car collector tradition will disappear. His latest passion is convincing families with special needs children to consider placing collector cars into a special needs trust with the hope that the cars will benefit the children in the future. Wayne supports the Automobile Restoration Program at Klingberg’s Raymond Hill School.