Jun 21 2010

Highlights of the “Black Beast ” at the Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival

As reported in the New Britain Herald, the 2010 Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival held last Saturday was a big success for both spectators and participants. Here are a few of the many highlights (click on the image to enlarge it):


Five Corbins were together at the festival. ...amazing, considering there are only six known existing completed Corbins in the world.


The Alco "Black Beast" and the Corbin "Cannonball" looking for the starting line. The Alco and the Corbin competed against each other in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.


The "Black Beast" roared throughout the event. Here, Mark Johnson, Vice President, Development of the Klingberg Family Centers, went for a ride. Congrats to Mark for organizing an outstanding event for a very worthy cause.

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Further proof that it is impossible not to smile in the "Black Beast":







Howard Kroplick

The Long Island Motorsports Association (LIMA) is planning a rally on Thursday, June 24, at 6:30 PM in Riverhead. Information is available on the LIMA website.

Future Howard Kroplick and Black Beast Events

-Next scheduled Black Beast event: Wednesday, June 30, 2010: The Alco "Black Beast will be parked outside the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St., NYC, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for "Speakeasy Night". The museum's exhibitions including "Cars, Culture and the City" will stay open late and cocktails and music from the Prohibition Era will be offered.

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Jun 22 2010 Howard Kroplick 10:21 AM

From Dave Mattoon:

Thank you for sharing the Black Beast with everyone at the Klingberg show. You and your team brought a lot of life to an already lively event. You are very fortunate to have acquired the car and it is refreshing to see it being used, not as another “trailer queen”. For me I never thought I’d hear what the early race cars were like. Years ago I built the Pocher model of the 1907 Fiat. The impact of 30 600 cubic inch racers at the starting line must have made quite an impression on people who never had seen a car!

Dave Mattoon
North Windham, CT

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