1917 Locomobile Wins Best in Show At The 2022 Klingberg Show
by Dick Shappy
June 25, 2022
Dick Shappy (in passenger seat) receives the first place trophy Best in Show from Wayne Carini, star of the Chasing Classic Cars TV series and Grand Marshal Klingberg Motor Series show in New Britain, Connecticut on June 18, 2022.
Dick Shappy's 1917 Locomobile Model 48 Dual Cowl Sportif Body By Farnham & Nelson won Best in Show at the Klingberg Motor Series show in New Britain, Connecticut on June 18, 2022.
|To be awarded Best In Show at this prestigious event is truly an honor as the quality of vintage cars that attend this meet is awe inspiring. Over 375 cars were in attendance at this year's event with the theme being "Connecticut Built Cars" which made it a no-brainer for me to display my 1917 Locomobile Model 48 Dual Cowl Sportif by Farnum & Nelson. The Locomobile Automobile Company was founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1899. |
This car was painstakingly restored over a 22 year period by John McAlpin from upstate New York with no regard for cost. The end result has earned this car the esteemed Zenith Award by the Antique Automobile Club Of America in 2021. This award represents "The Best Restored Car In America" status.
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