June Pre-War Concours d’Elegance

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Concours Automobile owners’ hours: 7am – 2pm

Spectator hours: 9am – 2pm

Event Location:

370 Linwood Street

New Britain, Connecticut


is to raise awareness and vital funds for the programs of Klingberg Family Centers through a series of high-quality motorcar events annually, including the Klingberg Pre-war Concours d’Elegance.

Pre-war Concours Automobiles

All Concours automobiles (1942 and older) will arrive between 7am and 9am and be guided into our traditional Concours display area. All show cars will be parked with extra space between them for safety and so they can be fully seen and appreciated and photographed by spectators.

What can I expect as a Concours participant?

As a Concours automobile owner, there is no entry fee, and you and your spouse or guest are treated to a complimentary breakfast and lunch as our thanks for participating in this benefit event. You will be provided a special guest name tag that also serves to help us remember each other’s names. As we are able, we provide informational signs in front of your automobile as part of our educational program. 

Reserve Your Spot in the Pre-war Concours

Please email me a description and photo of your automobile, or if you prefer, you can call me. As I receive your information and confirmation that you will attend, a parking place will be reserved for you and I will send detailed instructions for the day of the show, including trailer parking and any other important updates.

We need to know if you are driving your car into the show or will be trailering it and, in particular, I need to know if you need to unload your automobile on the show field. We have limited trailer parking on campus but there is a spacious parking lot for trailers at Vance School about ¼ mile down the street and an easy drive onto campus. Automobiles may be delivered to the field Friday afternoon before the show, since we will have a security guard positioned on the field throughout the night.

Show Times 

The Event is scheduled from 9am – 2pm, shorter than what auto shows used to be. Understanding that people’s lives are filled with all kinds of activities, we have shortened our event to end at 2pm. We ask you to stay until 2pm so that spectators coming during the last hour of the show get to see your car and all the others. 

A Word About Awards/Trophies 

During COVID, we reinvented our process of recognizing the award-winning automobiles. Simply, we replaced the giving of a traditional, physical trophy in front of a small crowd at the end of the show with a widespread, broadcast announcement with a photo to thousands of people and with an award certificate signed by Grand Marshal Wayne Carini. 

We are probably going to combine what we used to do with what we needed to do in the past two years out of necessity, as both systems had merit, so as we decide on the way we do awards in 2022, we will post it on this website.

Contact info: Mark Johnson, markj@klingberg.org or 860.832.5526