Sikorsky invites public to Sunday car show, motorcycle ride

Local motorcycle and car enthusiasts are invited to participate in Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s eighth annual Motorcycle Ride and Classic Car Show benefit Sunday, Oct. 13 at the company’s main facility, 6900 Main St., Stratford.

The event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps thousands of injured U.S. armed services members returning home from current conflicts and provides assistance to their families.

Shane Eddy, event chairman and senior vice president of operations for Sikorsky, said that Sikorsky employees, their families and other community residents “will come together to honor our military veterans and support the Wounded Warrior Project.

"We are forever thankful for our veterans’ service across the world, and now we are proud to have the opportunity to help them here at home," Eddy said.

In past years, Sikorsky’s Motorcycle Ride and Classic Car Show has attracted hundreds of motorcycles and a wide array of classic and modern cars, trucks and motorcycles that compete for trophies in many categories based on voting by both spectators and judges.

Event fees and times

General admission costs $5, with children younger than 12 admitted free.

The scenic two-hour motorcycle ride will wind through seven area towns and cover 60 miles. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Sikorsky parking lot, and the ride starts at 9.

The cost to participate in the ride is $25 per cyclist and $15 per passenger. A picnic is included for both cyclists and passengers.

Registration to display a classic car, truck or motorcycle starts at 9 a.m., and the show runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost to enter a vehicle is $15.

About Sikorsky and Wounded Warrior Project

Stratford-based Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., focuses on helicopter design, manufacture and service. It is one of the largest employers in the region, with additional facilities in Shelton and other nearby communities.

The nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid to help injured servicemen and women, providing direct programs and services.