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Come See The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Dream Giveaway at SEMA

For Information about Lingenfelter Performance

Contact: Christina Salmon, (248) 782-7359

For further information about Corvette Dream Giveaway
Contact: Kim Meyers, (727) 536-2777

Come See The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 at SEMA

The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 that co-stars in the grand-prize package for the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway will be on display in the Lingenfelter Booth at the 2017 SEMA Show on October 31st through November 3rd. Come hang out in booth #25075 in the Central Hall where you can get up close and personal with this unprecedented Corvette that bears Serial #001.

The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe cranks out 800 horsepower thanks to a 376 cubic inch (6.2 liter) Chevy LT4 Gen 5 small-block featuring a Magnuson TVS2300 Heartbeat Supercharger System (engineered for the seventh-generation Corvette Z06), ported and polished factory cylinder heads, an ultra-high-performance GT3 cam, and Royal Purple motor oil, all courtesy of the horsepower experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. This Corvette show car comes finished in Torch Red with a 3LZ interior, which features Jet Black perforated Napa leather seating surfaces and a unique, serialized dash plaque. The exterior also features unique styling and badging. It is loaded with high-performance factory options, including the Z07 performance package (Track Package), carbon fiber visible package, 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, competition sport seats, and Z06 black aluminum wheels.

The 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway is a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes-a charitable organization. The winner of this extraordinary prize package will receive the supercharged 800hp 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 and a 1963 Split Window Sting Ray. Also included in this grand prize package is $50,000 cash for taxes.

To enter the giveaway by receiving one complimentary entry from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, text “LPE” to 31996 from your smart phone or stop by the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering booth (#25075) and Royal Purple booth (#23543). In addition, the general public can enter with donations by calling call toll-free (877) 700-8946 or online at http://www.dreamgiveaway.com. You can use promo code LE1017C3 to get 75% bonus tickets with any donation of $25 or more.

Don’t forget to stop by the Lingenfelter booth (#25075) at the 2017 SEMA Show and see this Corvette show car in person and visit the Royal Purple booth (#23543), the official motor oil of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

#DRIFTVETTE Unveiling at SEMA 2017 – DIRK STRATTON

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will feature sponsored Drift Driver Dirk Stratton at SEMA this year!

Many of you have already been following the #DRIFTVETTE #33 this year, but we have a special surprise in store for you! For the 2018 Drift Season, the #DRIFTVETTE will feature an all NEW look!
Join us on October 31st at 9 AM for the unveiling! Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Booth # 25075 in Central Hall under Racing and Performance

If you are not attending SEMA, be sure to follow along at www.driftvette.com for live updates!

The RideTech 48 Hour Corvette Wins Goodguys Autocross National Championship! – Powered by Lingenfelter

Chris Smith driving the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette, Lingenfelter Powered has clinched the Goodguys Autocross National Championship. Chris and our (Ridetech) Corvette have placed 1st or 2nd in every Goodguys Autocross attended in 2017.
Smitty commented: “It’s great to see the results of our hard work over the past 3 years with this car and this program. I’m very honored to have the full support of my family and the entire RideTech team behind me for this achievement!”
RideTech president Bret Voelkel commented: “I couldn’t be more proud of Smitty and the entire RideTech Engineering team. This Championship win is a reflection of everyone’s devotion and hard work — not only in 2017 — but over the last 3 years.”
Smitty has been driving the 48 Hour Corvette since 2015 and is one of the driving forces behind the RideTech Motorsports Track 1 program that provides custom-tailored parts and solutions for pro-touring enthusiasts. This Goodguys Autocross Series Championship caps off a very successful three year program that will culminate with the 48 Hour Corvette being sold at No Reserve to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January 2018. If you want a Championship-caliber Pro-Touring Corvette, register to bid. Also in 2018, Smitty will be driving the all new RideTech Track 1 1970 Camaro.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering & RideTech would like to thank Goodguys and its many exceptional sponsors for producing such an exciting and ultra-competitive Autocross series.
Thank you for all your support!

 

**Article compliments of RidTech!** For more information visit: RideTech 

Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Drag Race Results – Holley LS Fest 2017 Lingenfelter COPO Battle At The Green!

LINGENFELTER COPO BATTLE AT THE GREEN

Former NHRA national event finalist Emily Volkman drove her ’15 COPO Camaro to the Lingenfelter COPO Battle at the Green victory with a final-round decision over Brian Palcisko. Palcisko had the slightly better reaction time, but Volkman was closer to her dial with a 9.20 on a 9.17 dial opposite his fast-closing 8.92 on an 8.80.

With a consistent string of runs within just hundredths of a second of 9.20 all day, Volkman defeated Bowling Green’s Donnie Bray, recent NHRA divisional event winner Daren Poole-Adams, and, in the semifinals, Jim McLeod, who narrowly red-lighted. Poole-Adams paced all qualifiers with a .019 light. 1986 NHRA Stock world champion Al Corda was No. 2 with a .023, Holley Director of EFI Business Development Robin Lawrence was third with a .026, and Volkman was fourth with a .041.

Copo Battle at the Green!

To view the full results visit: https://www.lsfest.com/scoggin-dickey-parts-center-drag-race-results/

Article: by Todd Veney, courtesy of LSFest.com

Grand Champion, Autocross, & 3S Challenge Results Holley LS Fest 2017

After all the tire smoke from more than 1,200 cars and three days of non-stop action literally had cleared, Danny Popp walked off with the top prize, the Grand Champion crown. With a record crowd looking on – the biggest in the long history of Beech Bend Raceway Park – Popp drove his ’03 Corvette Z06 to victory by a wide margin (13 points) over another veteran of the LS Fest wars, Rich Wilhoff, who also finished in the runner-up position at the inaugural LS Fest West earlier this year in Las Vegas.

Popp came out on top in both QA1 Autocross events – one at Beech Bend Raceway Park and the other at NCM Motorsports Park – to earn the maximum possible Autocross points: 50. He finished second in the 3S Challenge and third in the Drag Race for a grand total of 92 points – just eight points shy of a perfect 100.

Driving an ’06 Corvette Z06, Wilhoff ruled the 3S Challenge and was second to Popp in both Autocross events but finished just 11th in drag racing for a total of 79 points. Joe Gregory was a distant third behind Wilhoff with 56 points, and Sam Strano narrowly edged out Ryan Mathews and Tyler Powell for fourth place overall.

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Popp topped all challengers on the NCM Autocross track, winning with a time of 42.766 seconds, about a half-second faster than Wilhoff’s second-place time of 43.253. Strano, who finished fourth in the overall Grand Champion standings. Mike DuSold, Grand Champion of both the 2016 LS Fest and the 2017 LS Fest West in Las Vegas, was fourth, and Jack Stanford was fifth.

On the equally challenging Beech Bend Raceway Park Autocross course, Popp again emerged victorious, again over Wilhoff. This one was even closer – Wilhoff actually tied Popp right to the thousandth of a second with a time of exactly 31.107 seconds , the first time LS Fest officials have observed that in competition – but Popp won the tiebreaker (runoff combined time), 62.060 seconds to Wilhoff’s close 62.111. Stanford was about a half-second back with a 31.508, Strano was about a half-second behind Stanford with a 31.568, and Larry Woo rounded out the top five with a time of 31.657.

Wilhoff was second to no one at the Baer/Super Chevy 3S Challenge, registering a winning time of 22.262. He also took home the coveted Vette Magazine Fastest Corvette award. Popp was right on his heels at 22.515, and Logan Palmer’s ’11 Corvette was right behind him with a score of 22.756 seconds. Fourth place went to Bret Voelkel’s Camaro (22.844 seconds), and fifth-place honors went to Tyler Powell’s ’63 Corvette with a time of 23.035.

For the Full article visit: https://www.lsfest.com/grand-championautocross3s-challenge-results/

Lingenfelter Collection Charity Fall Open House 2017

Brighton, Mich. – On Saturday, October 14, the public will have a chance to browse a 40,000 sq. ft. showroom displaying 150 unique cars including Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics. Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter are opening the doors to their private Lingenfelter Collection – rated one of the top car collections in the World – to raise money and awareness for programs of The Pink Fund.

The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide a 90 day non-medical financial bridge to breast cancer patients in active treatment. Expenses supported include health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities. The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs and decrease stress levels, helping breast cancer patients strengthen their fight to improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life.

Deborah Hale, a Brighton resident, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. She was unable to keep her job with Visiting Angles and still had her two children, husband and home to care for. While her family was, and is, of great help to her, the financial impact caused hardship.

“There is so much that happens to you mentally and physically once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer – it’s scary,” said Deborah. “The Pink Fund team helped to relive the anxiety of keeping bills paid and getting me to treatments so I could focus on my health and my family. They are an incredibly generous and helpful organization. I do not know what I would have done without their support.”

Guests attending the Open House will be able to support The Pink Fund by making a monetary donation at the door. In addition to viewing the collection, guests may enjoy Tim Horton’s coffee and pastries provided by Two Unique Catering. Tony’s Dogs mobile hot dog stand will be available for guests’ snack, lunch & drink purchases throughout the event. Ken Lingenfelter will be autographing posters and will be available for pictures in exchange for a small donation. There will also be a silent auction and raffle and quick-sketch artist Darrell Swift will be providing complementary drawings of guests in front of their favorite vehicle within The Lingenfelter Collection. 100% of the event proceeds will directly benefit The Pink Fund.

Saturday, October 14,   10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Donations accepted at entrance

Lingenfelter Collection

7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton

248-486-5342

www.Thelingenfeltercollection.com

About The Pink Fund: While fighting for their lives, many breast cancer patients in active treatment lose their livelihoods. Unable to work, patients often face catastrophic financial losses. The Pink Fund, founded in 2006 by breast cancer survivor, Molly MacDonald, who experienced this herself, provides individuals in active treatment with up to 90 days of direct financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities. The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs and decrease stress levels, helping breast cancer patients strengthen their fight to improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life. For more information, visit www.thepinkfund.org.

About The Lingenfelter Collection: This private collection of over 150 vehicles is hailed as one of the best rate car collections in the World. Belonging to Ken Lingenfelter, the collection is 40% Corvettes, 30% Muscle Cars and 30% Exotics. At times, Ken and his wife Kristen open the collection to the public for viewing, with all event proceeds directly benefiting the charity of choice. Learn more about the Collection and to purchase merchandise, visit www.Thelingenfeltercollection.com

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65 Corvettes, and that isn’t even the cool part!

The most remarkable thing might not be the 220-mph Ferrari Enzo in Ken Lingenfelter’s fleet, or even the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron. It’s that his driving record is as clean as the Bugatti’s hood.

Lingenfelter, 64, loves cars. All of them. But the ones that go faster than practicality or common sense might demand …

Those, he especially loves.

Among other things, that explains how he got expelled from high school. It’s also the reason he’s amassed the Lingenfelter Collection, 250 smoldering Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics — plus an AMC Pacer — that might, if started simultaneously, blow the roof off the spotless Brighton warehouse where about 170 of them lurk at any one time.

The 40,000-square-foot warehouse is not open to the public. Lingenfelter is operating a business, not a museum. Fortunately, the older and more successful he gets, the more he realizes that not even his 2014 Supercharged Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray can outrun things like autism or Alzheimer’s. And cancer?

Cancer has already tracked down his family. So maybe 50 times a year, he’ll let a charitable organization throw some sort of small fundraiser among the vehicles — and come April 29, everyone is invited.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lingenfelter and his wife, Kristen, will be the genial hosts for an open house that raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society last time around.

“It’s an incredible opportunity,” says Cheryl Donohoe of the ACS, and not just to collect money. There’s added value to being associated with rare cars and a rare glimpse of them, and to exposing thousands of people to potentially life-saving literature.

She saw checks last year for $100 and more, though there’s no specific entry fee; just make whatever donation your heart demands and checkbook will permit. Or if you can’t get there, wait until October and a similar event for the breast-cancer-specific Pink Fund.

There will be food trucks, a new attraction. There will be gawking. There will be a demonstration of proper polishing and protection. And there will be audience participation, in that historically people drive their own collectable cars to 7819 Lochlin Drive to show them off.

“I can’t get out of the building that day,” Lingenfelter says, and there is regret in his voice, because as noted he is a man who adores automobiles.

Fortunately, so was the last police officer to pull him over.

It was four years ago, he says, in a 25 mph Oakland County speed trap. He was driving a juiced-up Chevy SS Trailblazer with a none-too-subtle Lingenfelter banner across the top of the windshield.

“I can’t wait to see your driving record,” the officer told him. “I got the champion.”

He came back a few minutes later with a sheepish expression and a request. He would not sully Lingenfelter’s file, he said, on one condition:

“Show me what’s under the hood.”

To Read More:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/neal-rubin/2017/04/17/lingenfelter-collection-corvettes-bugatti-brighton/100552966/

Car collector Lingenfelter to showcase treasures at cancer fund-raiser

An open house featuring performance-car builder and enthusiast Ken Lingenfelter’s massive collection will showcase around 175 cars and raise money for cancer research. About 30% of the cars in the collection are muscle cars, 30% Corvettes and 40% drag- and road-racing cars from the Lingenfelter family’s history of competition and building mega-horsepower specialty cars.

One-of-a-kind models and rare vehicles from the 1950s to today will include Lingenfelter’s personal La Ferrari, a million-dollar hybrid sports car, one of just 500 ever sold. Other Ferraris in the collection includes an Enzo and 280 GTO.

Lingenfelter also has a Lamborghini Reventon, one of just 20 sold by the other Italian exotic brand. Lamborghini named the 6.5L V12 coupe after a Mexican fighting bull that killed a famous matador in the ring in 1943.

Other rarities on display will include:

The sole surviving supercharged 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
A Bugatti Veyron, the 1,000-horsepower car that revived a legendary brand
A Ford GT from the car’s 2005-6 generation
A Vector, one of just 50 of the aircraft-inspired “American exotics” built in the 1980s and ‘90s
Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione, the car that began Alfa’s rebirth a decade ago
Cars built by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering include a 2002 Corvette that hit 60 m.p.h. in 1.9 seconds racing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels down a runway.

“If it’s a nice day, there will probably be a lot of great cars to see in the parking lot,” as owners bring their favorites to the show, Lingenfelter said

The open house raises money for the American Cancer Foundation. There’s no set admission charge, but donations of any amount are welcome at the door.

Previous Lingenfelter open houses have drawn 4,000-5,000 people.

“We’ve got a steady crowd in and out all day,” Lingenfelter said.

To read more:
http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2017/04/15/car-collection-ken-lingenfelter/100433088/

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

LONG BEACH, CA (April 8, 2017) – Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced today they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

Sam Schmidt, who is paralyzed from the neck down, will pilot the Z06 SAM Car, a semi-autonomous vehicle that global technology company Arrow Electronics modified for him. Sensors mounted on a high-tech headset the Las Vegas resident wears connect to infrared cameras mounted on the dashboard and detect his head-tilt motions to steer. A sip-and-puff device that Schmidt breathes into enables him to accelerate and brake. Voice commands enable Sam to switch gears and turn the SAM Car on and off. Andretti will use the same technology to drive an Arrow-modified Stingray SAM Car.

“It’s always exciting when I can get in this awesome car and go fast,” Schmidt commented. “However, this time will have extra meaning as I never had a chance to race against Mario during my driving career. He is a true legend that is world renowned and I appreciate his willingness to participate and showcase the next evolution of this technology.”

“Indianapolis has long been considered a test ground for automotive technologies, and Sam and the Arrow Chevy Corvette have continued to prove that, including a 150-mph run last year at IMS,” said Doug Boles, President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Adding a match race between Mario Andretti, one of the most popular and talented drivers to ever compete at Indy, and Sam this May just takes the technology to the next level!”

This will be the first time two semi-autonomous cars have raced head to head. The legendary faceoff will benefit Conquer Paralysis Now, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and a leading authority on spinal cord injury research and treatment founded by Schmidt. Race week donation details will be available at a later date by visiting www.conquerparalysisnow.org.

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About Conquer Paralysis Now
Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s or in other ways. For more information, visit www.conquerparalysisnow.org.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com.

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with five wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings. For more information, please visit spmindycar.com.

Media Contacts:
Meghan Macdonald – Arrow
mmacdonald@arrow.com
(303) 824-4589

Veronica Knowlton – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
veronicak@spmindycar.com
(317) 341-3488

Craig Williams – Conquer Paralysis Now
cwilliams@conquerparalysisnow.org
(609) 737-1919

LINGENFELTER CAR COLLECTION CHARITY SPRING OPEN HOUSE Benefitting the American Cancer Society

One of the top rated car collections in the world will be opening its doors to the public for one special day. The unique vehicles will be available for viewing as money and awareness is raised to support the programs of the American Cancer Society during an open house on Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 5 pm.

“We are thankful for the generosity the Lingenfelters and their ongoing support of our mission,” said Cheryl Donohoe, senior director corporate relations for the American Cancer Society. “The donations raised at this event will help the Society provide critical support to cancer patients through the many programs and services we offer, fund lifesaving research to save lives from cancer and enable us prevent cancer in our community and across the nation.”

The Lingenfelter Collection is a private collection of Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter. Over 200 distinctive vehicles, comprised of Corvettes, Muscle Cars and Exotics, fill the large, 40,000 Sq. ft., facility in Brighton. Each spring and fall, the Lingenfelters open the Collection to the public while raising support for important nonprofit organizations. This is the second consecutive year that the American Cancer Society has been chosen to be the recipient of the proceeds from the spring event.

The American Cancer Society relies on more than 100 years of evidence and proven results to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer. The organization provides the funds for cutting-edge cancer research that can lead to better treatments; advocates for better laws to help people locally and across the nation who are threatened by cancer; and helps patients and their families with their most pressing needs, including getting rides to treatment, navigating the health care system, and dealing with the side effects of treatment. Thanks in part to the Society’s work, there are nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States alone who have survived cancer. In fact, more than 500 lives are being saved each day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer.

Guests attending the Open House will be able to support the Society by making a monetary donation at the door. Throughout the afternoon, Ken Lingenfelter will be signing a limited edition event poster, the 2017 Indy Show Car used to promote the Detroit Grand Prix will be on display, Dream Maker’s Automotive will have an exhibit and special show car for viewing, and door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments and food vendors, including Tony’s Dogs and Marconi’s Pizza, will also be available as guests browse the showroom. All open house proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

New to the event this year is an Adam’s Polishes Detail Clinic. Adam Pitale, Founder of Adam’s Polishes, will share tips and advice on proper/safe washing, machine polishing/swirl removal, and proper protection and maintenance.

Saturday, April 29,
Adam’s Polishes Detail Clinic 9:00 am – 5 pm
Collection Open House 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Donations accepted at entrance
Lingenfelter Collection
7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton
248-782-7359
www.lingenfeltercollection.com
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About The Lingenfelter Collection: This private collection of over 200 vehicles is hailed as one of the best rare car collections in the World. Belonging to Ken Lingenfelter, the collection is 40% Corvettes, 30% Muscle Cars and 30% Exotics. At times, Ken and his wife Kristen open the 40,000 sq. ft. showroom to the public for viewing, with all proceeds going to a charity. To learn more about the Collection and to purchase merchandise, visit www.lingenfeltercollection.com.

About the American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

 

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