Wayne & Bob Carini Return as Grand Marshals for 2014
We are proud to announce Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars” and his dad, Bob Carini, have agreed to serve as Grand Marshals of our 2014 Vintage Motorcar Festival. It has been great to have Wayne and his dad share this honor for the past three years in recognition of Father’s Day and the importance of families. We are delighted they will be joining us on June 14th.
An episode of Chasing Classic Cars, produced by Essex Television Group, was filmed at the 2011 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival and premiered December 6, 2011.
Wayne’s passion for cars started when he was a child working alongside his dad on such classics as Duesenbergs, Lincolns, Packards and Ford Model A’s. Then, at just 9 years of age, he experienced a life altering event: he went for a ride in his first Ferrari. This set him on a career journey dealing with all types of vintage automobile collectors throughout the world.
Now in its fifth season, Chasing Classic Cars offers the viewer a look into Wayne’s circle of clients as he searches out and uncovers the world’s most rare and exotic cars. Chasing Classic Cars introduces the viewer to the world of car restorers and collectors as Wayne buys, restores and sells vintage automobiles.
With a lifetime of experience in automobile restoration under his belt, master car restorer Wayne Carini has a resume that includes body and paint work on rare car collections owned by the likes of David Letterman, tennis great Ivan Lendl and the DuPont family. He’s been featured in the New York Times as well as numerous automobile magazines, and starred in two one-hour television specials, for Discovery’s HD Theater Channel: Monterey Week and The World’s Most Expensive Cars.
Wayne and his wife have been married for more than 25 years and he is a dedicated father of two daughters. The family resides in rural Connecticut, in a log home that Wayne built more than 30 years ago. An avid supporter of autism research organizations, he helps organize and sponsor car events for the benefit of children and adults with autism. His incentive is to find a cure or treatment for his youngest daughter who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. It is this experience that gives Wayne an understanding of the work with children and families that goes on each and every day at Klingberg Family Centers.
Wayne is also involved in and regularly attends many different car clubs and events to get young people involved in the car collector hobby. He believes that without young people’s involvement, the car collector tradition will disappear. His latest passion is convincing families with special needs children to consider placing collector cars into a special needs trust with the hope that the cars will benefit the children in the future. Wayne supports the Automobile Restoration Program at Klingberg’s Raymond Hill School.