29th Annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series
Pre-War Concours d’Elegance
Saturday, June 19th, 2021
Show car owners’ hours: 7am – 2pm
Spectator hours: 9am – 2pm
370 Linwood St
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 by the spectators driving through.
Spectator Drive-Thru Event
Spectators will remain in their cars as they drive along a special spectator road winding through every field and parking lot of show cars, so no car will be missed. Spectators will 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.)
COVID Safety Protocol (inside only)
According to the CT State guidelines everyone entering our buildings are asked to wear masks, this includes the restrooms and the Hall of Honor. Masks are not needed outside.
Breakfast and Lunch
We will have complimentary coffee and breakfast items in the morning, and back by request is Pete the Butcher with chicken and pork barbecue sandwiches for purchase. The food is only for the automobile owners and their guests, volunteers, and Klingberg staff, as spectators cannot exit their cars.
All Fees Waived
For safety reasons, we are waiving the entrance fees for car owners and spectators to avoid the handling 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 many issues, especially families that have been hit hard during this difficult time.
Grand Marshal: Wayne Carini
Wayne has been Grand Marshal of the Klingberg Motorcar Festival for nine years. The first five years he shared the limelight with his dad, Bob Carini, and for the last six years his family has joined him—so fitting for a family-oriented festival. Three of our events have been featured on episodes of Chasing Classic Cars.
Hall of Honor
Honorees in the Hall of Honor are collectors, restorers, and others who spent a lifetime working with automobiles. They shared a passion for cars in many ways; most had a strong desire to share their vintage automobiles at the Klingberg Motorcar Events, knowing that it would ultimately help children and families. They mentored others who wanted to learn the trade, and most were great friends to us at Klingberg. Twelve have been inducted into the Hall of Honor. The Hall has a museum-like atmosphere with music. Each of the recipients is honored with a 7-foot banner and their automobiles are presented in a slideshow on a large screen. Additional honorees are added each year and are recognized first in the Motorcar Event. Anyone wishing to nominate someone to be honored should contact Mark Johnson at email@example.com.
Reserve Your Spot in the Pre-war Concours
Please let me know what pre-war automobile you will be showing.
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.
A Word About Awards/Trophies
In September, out of necessity, 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. A detailed description is on our website.
Please go to www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org, or call or email if you have any questions or want more information.