Car Enthusiasts Start Their Weekend Together Benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank

WIXOM– Car enthusiasts are invited to start each summer weekend enjoying auto “show and tell” at Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee.  Each Saturday morning, June 3 – August 26, 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 donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank.  Nonperishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted on-site.  To date, the generosity of Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee participants has generated enough donations for over 25,400 meals.

For 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed more than 38 million pounds of emergency food to over 534 partner schools, soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 95 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments while they display their personalized cars and meet other car buffs from the community and around the country. Updates on weekend special activities and featured cars from the Lingenfelter Collection will be posted on their Facebook page @LingenfelterCarsandCoffee and website: www.lingenfelter.com/blog/events.

Saturdays: June 3 – August 26
Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee, 8 – 10 am
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering – North Engine Build Facility
47451 Avante Drive, Wixom
At I-96 and Beck Road

*Each Cars and Coffee event has a “theme” listed below, designating prominent parking and awards for these specific car owners.  All makes and models welcome outside the theme!*

  • June 3rd – Kick off event!  A 50,000 meal goal has been set for Gleaners. Donate nonperishable goods & monetary donations.
  • June 10th – Corvette Day
  • June 17th – Camaro/Trans AM/Firebird/50th Anniversary Day
  • June 24th – CTS-V Day
  • July 1st – American Muscle (4th of July Celebrations)
  • July 8th – Trucks and Trailblazers
  • July 15th – Show & Shine Adam’s Polishes Detail Clinic
  • July 22nd – Chevy Day
  • July 29th – Corvette Day
  • August 5th – GTO/Holden GTO/G8/SS
  • August 12th – Cobra/Mustang Day
  • August 19th – Exotic & Car Collector Day
  • August 26th – Last cars and coffee for the season!

About The Lingenfelter Collection:  This private collection of over 200 vehicles is hailed as one of the best rated 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, make the collection available and open to the public for select charity fundraisers and events. Learn more at www.lingenfeltercollection.com

About Lingenfelter Performance Engineering:  For more than 44 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 38 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 534 partner pantries, schools, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 95 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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