Vintage car tour visits famed Iowa crime scenes
June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
More than 80 vintage vehicles are cruising around southwest Iowa, visiting the scenes of several famous crimes.
This spring’s tour is dubbed C-S-I, for Crime Scene Iowa. There are vehicles on the tour this year from 50 communities in Iowa and from six states. The only requirements are that the cars are street-legal, licensed and at least 25 years old. “The majority of cars that participate are from the muscle car era, the late ’50s through the early ’70s,” Swanson says. “We’ll have a mix of Mustangs and Corvettes but ordinary cars, too. We’ll have a 1951 Kaiser, which is kind of unusual, more of a family-type sedan.”
The list of cars also includes a 1958 Rolls Royce, a Studebaker, several Packards and a ’78 V-W Microbus. Motor Memories holds two of these tours every year, with the next one headed for eastern Iowa in the fall.”In October, we’ll be over in the Quad Cities,” Swanson says. “We’re focusing on the history of John Deere and the Rock Island Arsenal. We’re already working on themes for next year and we’re thinking of doing one on Iowa’s military heroes.”
Learn more about the tours at: www.motormemories.com