Vintage car show to be held at Saugus Iron Works

This rare 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible will be one of nearly two dozen vintage Cadillacs and LaSalles on display at the Saugus Iron Work on Sunday, Oct. 7.

SAUGUS — More than two dozen vintage Cadillacs and LaSalles will be showcased at the Saugus Iron Works on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Boy Scout Troop 62 has partnered with the New England Region Cadillac and LaSalle Club to sponsor a vintage Cadillac car show to showcase the innovation embodied in the design and engineering of the vintage automobiles that relied on the use of American steel. That same theme, innovation and genius, is a focal point of the Saugus Iron Works.

A 1954 Cadillac will be displayed in a distinctive location of the parking area to coincide with the year Saugus Iron Works opened to the public. Vintage pre- and post-war Cadillacs and LaSalles dating back to the 1920s will be showcased.

The Cadillac LaSalle Club of New England is committed to connecting its members to the beautiful surroundings of New England, said club president Richard Ciavarro. Each year the club plans events and destination that allow members to showcase and enjoy their vehicles.

“We want our members and the public to view this event in context of their vehicles, their community and their country,” said Ciavarro.

The Boy Scouts will act as interpreters for the vehicles. They will learn facts about each one and share them with visitors who attend, he said.  

Mike Parr, chief park ranger and special events coordinator for the Saugus Iron Works, said that the event “is consistent with our mission and vision for this wonderful National Park.”

“We are delighted that the New England Cadillac LaSalle Club came to us to celebrate the birthplace of American steel,” said Parr in a statement. “The fact that they are including the local Boy Scouts is an added bonus for the park which is always seeking new ways to involve young people in our programs.” Specifically for this event, the Saugus Iron Works will be making certain features of the facility operational during a tour that will begin at 11 a.m.

Scoutmaster John Kane has been working closely with local club member Peter Manoogian to coordinate this event. Kane said that the scouts have always been interested in cars, going back to the annual Pinewood Derby contest.

“Scouts always enjoy anything with two or four wheels,” said Kane. “This event allows them to connect that interest with a local destination that is historic and uniquely American.”

A rain date for the event will be Oct. 21.

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