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Vintage Car Lovers Celebrate History in Style
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/ FOX 28)--It's not every day that you see a 1935 Packard driving down Collins Road.
"We have Packard’s, we have Cadillac’s, we have Lincoln’s," said Ray Giudice, president of Classic Car Club of America.
Forty-four classic cars in total are bringing a taste of a different decade to Cedar Rapids Saturday.
"These are rolling art or art in motion," Giudice said. "We want to preserve the cars of the classic era."
Call them car connoisseurs or by their proper name "Classic Car Club of America."
They're crisscrossing the country in cars from the 1930s and 40s celebrating the 100th year of the Lincoln Highway which made travel between the east and west coasts possible.
"We decided to go and drive the whole Lincoln Highway from New York to San Francisco," said Guidice.
For members like Johnny Crowell who drives a 1932 Cadillac, it's not just about cruising around in a cool, classic car but also celebrating American history.
"It was a time when our country was great,” Crowell said. “It was a time when new ideas came up all the time."
They’re also learning more about the history of the 14 cities they’re visiting as part of the tour.
'We're visiting museums, private car collections," Giudice said.
Rediscovering America's history while driving a part of it.