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This Rolls Royce is just one of 40 classic pre-WWII vehicles that car enthusiasts can see when the Classic Car Club of America visits Salem on Saturday. The cars will line up along Highland Avenue on Saturday morning, then head west on East State Street at 10 a.m. and continue south on South Lincoln Avenue to Salem Golf Club where the cars will be on display until 3 p.m. The car show is free to the public. . (photo sent)

SALEM – Classic luxury cars, some with a connection to Salem, will glide through the city streets for a vintage car tour on Saturday morning, culminating in a free car show open to the public until 3 p.m. at Salem Golf Club.

The tour includes pre-WWII automobiles driven and owned by members of the Classic Car Club of America, including a 1930s Pierce-Arrow. This type of car was the first to incorporate headlights into the fender – fenders manufactured by Mullins Mfg. in Salem.

According to a press release, the automobile club’s car registry includes “Those that were produced essentially between the two world wars, between 1918 and 1942. They include the long wheelbase, the big engine, the luxury cars made by Packard, Cadillac and Lincoln, some of which had body parts made in the Mullins Manufacturing Company of Salem.”

“These cars also include the large ‘custom coach’ autos that were of this era, owned by movie stars and other famous (and some infamous) luminaries of the time. The most notable of these cars planned for the tour of Salem is British Marshal Bernard

Montgomery’s 1936 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. It was actually a battlefield car,” the statement read.

The cars come from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Indiana and Florida for three days of touring, including stops at four private car collections and a visit at the MAPS WW II Air Museum at Canton Akron Airport.

Cars will line up on Highland Avenue between 8:30am and 10:00am as club members stop for a tour of David and Kathy Gano’s classic car collection.

At 10 a.m. the cars will parade west on East State Street, then south on South Lincoln Avenue to the Salem Golf Club where the cars will be on display until 3 p.m. The car show is free and open to the public.

Two of the other stops to view private car collections will be in Salem and one will be in Hartville.

Everyone will be asked to practice social distancing and wearing a mask will be suggested.

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