Lingenfelter collection schedules its fall charity open house

Lingenfelter collection schedules its fall charity open house

Ken Lingenfelter, one of the most active of car collectors, will open his collection October 15 at his annual Charity Fall Open House in Brighton, Michigan.

Red exotics are part of the Ken Lingenfelter collection that will be open to raise money for charity | Larry Edsall photos

Red exotics are part of the Ken Lingenfelter collection that will be open to raise money for charity | Larry Edsall photos

Ken Lingenfelter, one of the most active of car collectors, will open his collection October 15 at his annual Charity Fall Open House in Brighton, Michigan.

Once upon a time, Lingenfelter’s collection encompassed five cars, and they were jammed into a three-car garage. Now, he has more than 180 cars, from classic 1950s American machines to the latest in modern exotics, and he houses them in a large (40,000 square feet) building that he opens only on special occasions, primarily when car clubs or charities are involved.

The collection includes many very special Corvettes

The collection includes many very special Corvettes

While his cousin, John Lingenfelter, became a well-known drag racer and high-performance car builder, Ken Lingenfelter built a successful mortgage services company. When John died after a crash on the drag strip, Ken bought Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and grew it into a major player in the production of engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components.

He also grew his own car collection, which changes frequently as he is a very active participate in collector car auctions across the country.

The annual Charity Fall Open House is open to anyone making a contribution at the door to benefit The Pink Fund, which benefits those battling breast cancer and their families.

This was Zora's own Corvette

This was Zora’s own Corvette

The collection will be open from 10 a.m until 5 p.m.

For details, visit the Lingenfelter Collection website.

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