A car show like no other is underway today at the historic Salisbury House in Des Moines. The fifth annual Salisbury Automobile Classic features some 80 classic and vintage-era cars like Packards and Duesenbergs on the grounds of the 42-room stone mansion, built in the 1920s. Chris Burch, spokesman for the event, says most of the cars on display date from the 1920s and ’30s, while Cadillacs are featured this year, dating from 1912 to 1965. Burch says several unusual cars are also on the rundown. The presidential limo that Herbert Hoover rode in will be there, in addition to a Mirage M-1 once driven by Mario Andretti. Proceeds from the car show benefit the Salisbury House Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, interpret and share the international significance of Salisbury House and its collections. For more information, call (515) 274-1777 or surf to “www.salisburyhouse.org”.
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