02 Jun

Klingberg Festival Honors Dads with Wayne and Bob Carini


New Britain CT June 2, 2014 – Klingberg Family Centers will be hosting their 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcar Festival on Saturday, June 14. The event is held on the agency’s 40-acre hilltop campus in New Britain to raise support for their programs serving children and families across Connecticut. A special emphasis on recognizing Dads makes this a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars” and his Dad, Bob Carini serve as Grand Marshals of the festivities.

The event features a traditional antique car show (1972-older) plus an exclusive Concours d’Elegance display of truly vintage, pristine and rarely seen automobiles. A highlight of the show will be a number of Connecticut-made cars from the turn of the 20th century including the Corbin manufactured in New Britain, the Pope-Hartford and the Locomobile.

Amy Kirby of the New Britain Historical Society is arranging for a group of local actors to perform full-costumed portrayals of area businessman like Colonel Albert Pope and Philip Corbin who influenced the burgeoning auto industry in Connecticut in the early 1900s.

There will also be an assortment of “Super Cars” on display by invitation, including Corvettes, Ferraris and Maserati’s.

Professional DJ and announcer Dave Salonia provides a fabulous selection of vintage music and oldies favorites for the crowds to enjoy all day long. Dancers from the Fred Astaire Studio in West Hartford and the Stardust Dancers will light up the dance floor with a selection of ballroom and vintage dances throughout the show. New this year is a photo booth where friends and families can take fun snapshots to bring home as a memento of their day together. An expanded variety of children’s activities and entertainment make this a fun-filled day for kids of all ages.

Spectator admission $10.00; Seniors 65 and over $8.00; Children 12 and under free. ALL spectators’ parking is free at The Rock Cats Stadium at Willow Brook Park. Prompt and efficient free shuttle service will be provided by DATTCO. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Proceeds benefit Klingberg Family Centers’ programs serving children and families across Connecticut. For more information, directions and weather-related updates visit www.KlingbergAutoShow.org or call (860) 832-5526.