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.
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.
The collection will be open from 10 a.m until 5 p.m.
For details, visit the Lingenfelter Collection website.