01 Jun

Darien Collectors’ Car Show in Gear for June 15


Darien, Conn. – The ninth annual Darien Collectors’ Car Show rolls into Tilley Pond Park at West and Lakeside Avenues, Darien, Connecticut, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11am – 2pm. Spectacular vintage, modern and high-performance automobiles will be the stars of this perennially popular show. The rain date is Sunday, June 22.

This community gathering attracts 2,000 visitors to share camaraderie and view the more than 120 historically significant show cars from Darien and surrounding towns. Last year’s People’s Choice award went to Michael Silverstein’s 1966 Ford GT40 Mk2A endurance racing car built under license from Carroll Shelby. This year’s lineup promises beauty and speed with a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, a 1958 Jaguar XK150 Convertible, a 1960 Austin-Healey Mark I Sprite, a factory-spec 1965 VW Sedan, five Lincoln Continentals spanning 20 years and three 1960s Cadillacs, among other highlights.

The Darien Lion’s Club will offer barbeque lunch on the show field from 11am – 1:30pm; picnic tables and chairs are dotted throughout the Park. The show website provides additional information, www.dariencollectorscarshow.com

Charlie England, show organizer, extols, “The Darien Collectors’ Car Show on Father’s Day is a celebration of families, fathers and interesting cars…especially unknown cars that may not have been seen in some time. To this we add the sheer beauty of Tilley Pond Park’s mature trees, rolling lawns and fountains, creating one of the most perfect venues in Lower Fairfield County. Admission is only $5.00; car owners and children aged six and under enter for free. Parking across West Avenue is also free and abundant. Come join us!”

The Darien Collectors’ Car Show benefits At Home In Darien, helping Darien seniors live in their own homes and community as long as possible. www.aginginplacegallivant.org.

Sponsors for the show include BMW of Darien / Callari Auto Group.