Car Show For Autism Scheduled For Sunday

A file photo from the 2014 Newtown car show.
Credit: Newtown Business Association

The second annual Car Show for Autism in Newtown is being hosted by Potential Inc. this weekend.

While the car show should be a great chance to show off classic cars, it is also shaping up to be a family-focused day.

The event will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 170 Pheasant Run in Newtown.

Kurt Eberling Jr. and Mike Kettlye, who won  ‘Best in Show, Kids’ Favorite,’ last year are returning with their World War II 1942 Ford jeep. They will be dressed as World War II soldiers and answering questions for curious kids.

“We have worked hard to create a real family event for the community. In addition to their Jeep, our Touch-A-Truck section will include a ladder fire truck from Newtown Fire Department, a “monster” tow truck from Rob’s Automotive and Collision Center, a police cruiser from Newtown Police Department, a camouflage Hummer from Discount Auto and an autism clad motorcycle, courtesy of Patrick Healy,” explained Gadi Naaman, the director of development for Potential.

Besides the cars, there will be games for kids, face painting, balloon artists and live music, according to organizers.

All of the net proceeds are going directly towards building the autism-friendly and therapeutic playground, which Potential has been working towards for months. 

Competing cars, trucks and motorcycles will be judged professionally. The first 100 cars to arrive will receive a dash plaque.

Those interested in registering can do so at

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