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Collectors' car show in gear for Sunday

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David Porter's 1958 Jaguar XK150S OTS will be among the classic vehicles on display at the Darien Collectors' Car Show Sunday, June 15, at Tilley Pond Park.

The ninth annual Darien Collectors' Car Show rolls into Tilley Pond Park at West and Lakeside avenues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15.

Vintage, modern and high-performance automobiles will be the stars of the show. The rain date is Sunday, June 22.

The yearly gathering attracts 2,000 visitors who view the more than 120 historically significant show cars from Darien and surrounding towns. The Darien Lion's Club will offer a barbecue lunch on the show field from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; picnic tables and chairs are available throughout the park.

The show benefits At Home In Darien, which helps seniors live in their own homes and community as long as possible.

"The Darien Collectors' Car Show on Father's Day is a celebration of families, fathers and interesting cars -- especially unknown cars that may not have been seen in some time," Charlie England, show organizer, said. "To this we add the sheer beauty of Tilley Pond Park's mature trees, rolling lawns and fountains, creating one of the most perfect venues in lower Fairfield County."

Last year's People's Choice award went to Michael Silverstein's 1966 Ford GT40 Mk2A endurance racing car built under license from Carroll Shelby.

This year's lineup includes a 1939 Hotchkiss Cabourg 686, a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, a 1958 Jaguar XK150 Convertible, a 1960 Austin-Healey Mark I Sprite, a factory-spec 1965 VW Sedan, five Lincoln Continentals spanning 20 years and three 1960s Cadillacs, among others.

Admission is $5. Car owners and children under age 6 enter for free. Parking is available across West Avenue.

For information, visit www.dariencollectorscarshow.com.

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