NEW BRITAIN – The third of several planned Klingberg car shows is less than two weeks away. The Klingberg Family Centers’ 26th annual Vintage Motorcar Series will rev up on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 370 Linwood St.
The event aims to raise support for Klingberg’s programs serving children and families across Connecticut. Klingberg Family Centers is a behavioral health non-profit that treats children, youth, and families whose lives have been affected by trauma.
The car show will feature pre-1979 cars and a collection of pre-1942 cars. Among the unique cars expected are an 1890’s Ryker Electric car and a 1932 award-winning Studebaker President.
Klingberg switched things up a bit in the 26th year of the car show. This year there will be five unique car shows, each showcasing different generations of cars. The June 16 festival is the third of the year, with two more set for September and October.
While cars are the focus, there is a lot of other things for families to do. A children’s activity area will include lawn games, face painting, Imagination Playground building blocks, an area to touch cars and more. For the adults there will be food trucks, impromptu performances by the Dancing Duo, costumed dancers and vintage music.
The Barnes Museum will display a portion of their collection of vintage hats. This rarely seen collection includes ladies’ and men’s hats from 1818-1973. The Klingberg History Museum will also be open during the event. The Klingberg Motorcar Series’ collection of Honoring Banners, which highlight the legacy of eight different men in the automotive industry, will be on display.
This event will also have a spotlight on autism. In conjunction with Autism Families CONNECTicut the show will bring awareness of Autism spectrum disorders and share resources for families.
General admission is $10 and $8 for seniors 65 and older. Children 12 and under are free.
Parking is free at New Britain Stadium at Willow Brook Park. Free shuttle service is provided by DATTCO.
No pets, smoking or alcohol are allowed at the festival.
For more information about Klingberg and the festival, visit www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org or call 860-832-5526.
The event is held on the agency’s 40-acre hilltop campus, 370 Linwood St.