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Ken Lingenfelter

COLLECTING CARS FOR GOOD.

People in Michigan are lucky to have a guy like Ken Lingenfelter living in their backyard. Ken not only has an absolutely humungous collection of over 250 sports, muscle cars, cruisers and hot rods, but he makes these cars largely accessible to the public by hosting as many as 100 charity events a year at his Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton, Michigan.

“Ken is one of the true ambassadors to both the Corvette hobby and the enthusiast community as well,” says Corvette historian Jerry Burton. “He is a very giving individual who does a lot for the Detroit community.”

Born the son of a General Motors executive, Lingenfelter quickly established a lust and appreciation for stylish, high-performance automobiles. Finding success in the real estate settlement industry, Ken bought his first Corvette in 1977.
His cousin is the late John Lingenfelter, one of the country’s foremost performance tuners and drag racers. John died some 14 months after a drag racing accident at Pomona, Calif in 2002., Six years later, in 2008, Ken bought John’s Decatur, Indiana business that set the gold standard for Corvette aftermarket tuning. He didn’t need to change the name.

Lingenfelter also sells a number of historic recreations such as the 1960s Sting Ray Grand Sports and Pontiac Firebirds and Trans-Ams built on the fifth generation Camaro chassis.

The collection is dominated by Corvettes and American muscle, but he also maintains a staggering collection of exotics like the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari LaFerrari, as well as Lamborghinis, Audis, Porsches, Hot Rods and more with over 250 cars in total.

Lingenfelter will be bringing select examples of his collection to the American Speed Festival, including a Corvette C8 race car.

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