Cars & Coffee: Car Enthusiasts Start Their Weekend Together Benefitting Gleaners Community Food Bank

May 10, 2016

WIXOM– Car enthusiasts are invited to start each summer weekend enjoying auto “show and tell” at Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee.  Each Saturday morning, June 4 – August 27, Lingenfelter’s North Engine Build Facility in Wixom will open its doors and parking to the public. As in years past, the location will be the gathering spot for hundreds of car lovers, travelling from near and far, to show off their auto designs and see the latest and greatest in performance cars from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. 

 “When we introduced the Cars and Coffee series in 2014, we were not sure what to expect,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.  “We are so pleased that the car-loving community has embraced the series and that the reach of the event continues to grow.  We are looking forward to starting our weekends with discussion on innovations in design and performance with our guests.”

Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee will be held rain or shine. While there is no fee to participate in the event, guests are asked to help reach the C & C Series goal of donating enough food and dollars to serve 50,000 meals through Gleaners Community Food Bank.  Nonperishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted on-site.  June 4 will kick off the series by asking visitors to fill the Gleaners truck with nonperishable breakfast food. Online donations can be made at www.gcfb.org/carsandcoffee.

Gleaners is one of the oldest food banks in the country and has been serving hungry people for almost 40 years.  Last year, Gleaners distributed more than 34.5 million pounds of food to hungry neighbors. This translates to more than 78,000 meals per day. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and display their personalized cars and meet other car buffs from the community and around the country.  Registration will be open for guests to enter to win a set of Continental tires and other promotions throughout the summer. Updates on weekend special activities and featured cars from the Lingenfelter Collection will be posted on their Facebook page and website:  www.lingenfelter.com.

 Saturdays: June 4 – August 27

Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee,  8 – 10 am

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering – North Engine Build Facility

47451 Avante Drive, Wixom

At I-96 and Beck Road

www.lingenfelter.com

Special Events Throughout the Summer:

June 4 – Kick off event.  50,000 meal goal set for Gleaners. Fill the Gleaners truck with nonperishable breakfast food.

June 16 - Mid-way.  Fill a few muscle cars with nonperishable protein food for Gleaners.

August 6 - Motor City Car Show sponsored by Detroit 5th Gen Camaro Club                                                           

August 27 – Battle of the Brands to end the series. Vote with nonperishable food items.

About The Lingenfelter Collection:  This private collection of over 200 vehicles is hailed as one of the best rate car collections in the World.  Belonging to Ken Lingenfelter, the collection is 40% Corvettes, 30% Muscle Cars and 30% Exotics.  Ken and his wife Kristen frequently open the collection to the public for viewing, with any proceeds going to charity.  Learn more at www.lingenfeltercollection.com

About Lingenfelter Performance Engineering:  For more than 40 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world’s most sought-after sports cars.  This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control.  For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com

About Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners):  Founded in 1977, Gleaners is one of the oldest and largest food banks in the country. Today it distributes more than 34.5 million pounds of emergency food annually. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates a total of five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Monroe counties, which provide food to 535 partner pantries, schools, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more at www.gcfb.org.

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