img_2604November 18-20,  Klingberg Family Centers  provided a display of antique vehicles for the Connecticut Automobile Retailers Association’s International Car Show at the CT Convention Center . Our exhibit featured four exquisite and rather rare and unique examples of early 20th century vehicles from the area collectors who support our annual Vintage Motorcar Festival.

The display included a 1903 Pope-Hartford owned by Jerry Chase, a 1914 Trumbull owned by Avery Blanck, a 1928 Franklin owned by Brian Guarco and Wayne Carini provided his 1948 Davis Divan.


The Car Doctor, Jim McPherson

Klingberg Family Centers’ involvement started seven years ago when the Association wanted to feature several Connecticut-made automobiles from the early 1900s. They turned to Mark Johnson, our Vice President of Development and the organizer of our Vintage Motorcar Festival. Since then, the Automotive Retailers have served as a Gold Sponsor of our event.


The Ct Governor Malloy with Mark Johnson


WFSB news anchor Kevin Hogan with Mark Johnson


Senator Blumenthal and Rep John Larsen with Mark Johnson around the 1914 Trumbull


The 1914 Trumbull, made in Bridgeport, CT