The Salem Super Cruise was created to bring cars, trucks, motorcycles and more to the street of downtown Salem for a nostalgic night of cruising with family and friends. The goal is to not only unite the car lovers in the region but provide a fun family atmosphere in a safe environment.
MVC and SSC
There was a need for an organization to fulfill the duties of putting on the 14th annual Salem Super Cruise and that need was fulfilled by the Mahoning Valley Corvettes. The non profit organization was established in 1962 and has members throughout the tri county area including Salem! The ever growing club respects more than just Corvettes. Our club members have many classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. One thing we all have in common is we enjoy putting on fantastic family friendly events and of course love cruising! The Mahoning Valley Corvettes are honored to be working with the city of Salem to help make this year’s Salem Super Cruise the best one to date! Whether you have a Corvette or not check us out here.
A message from Salem Mayor John Berlin
As Mayor of Salem, I would like to welcome everyone to the annual Salem Super Cruise being held June 7-10, 2018. There will be many new, exciting, and expanded activities throughout the downtown area related to our growing Cruise. My hope is that everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend in Salem while either participating in the event or simply checking out all the cars on display.
The City has planned a weekend of fun for all ages. The fun starts and ends with the cars; classic cars, muscle cars, hot-rods, and everything in between. We invite you to join in the fun and participate in all the activities that we have planned for you.
We have an outstanding entertainment line-up of bands again this year, as well as a new surprise entertainment feature. As always, the band stage will be located at Broadway and State.
Don’t miss the Antique Car Show in Centennial Park from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, June 8th, sponsored by the Salem Parks Department, the Salem Visiting Nurse Association and the Tri-State Antique Car Club. Cars will be cruising around town all weekend and there will be a great variety of food from the concessions and our local restaurants. Don’t miss these great vehicles in action as they roll down State Street in a parade Saturday evening. The popular garden tractor pull will be held on S. Broadway (between Columbia and Franklin), this being the 3rd year. The finale, the “Show & Shine” car show will be held on Sunday, June 10th at 11:00 AM in the Timberlanes parking lot. We certainly have something for everyone!
This promises to be our largest event to date, so mark your calendars and plan on experiencing a great time from Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10, 2018, in downtown Salem, Ohio.
Have fun and be safe!
Mayor John C. Berlin
Courtesy of The Vindicator
By Sean Barron
Even though it’s midwinter with a dusting of snow coating the ground, members of a longtime car club are thinking about and planning in a big way for summer.
“This will be the largest event in the history of Salem, Ohio. I’m expecting 80,000 to 100,000 people,” Sam Sicilia said about the 14th annual Salem Super Cruise, set for June 7-10.
Sicilia, spokesman for the Mahoning Valley Corvette Club, spoke during Wednesday evening’s organizational meeting in Salem City Hall about the many roles the 56-year-old car club will play in assisting with the super cruise.
Unlike previous such events, which have been in a rather centralized section of downtown, this family-friendly show will feature expanded attractions throughout most of the central business district, he said. That also means many major streets will be closed while others will handle one-way traffic, Sicilia said.
The four-day free event will have numerous classic and race cars, hot rods, special trophy cars, show trucks, motorcycles, monster trucks and cars that were built to be in movies, he said, adding that some vehicles will come from out of state.
The Salem Super Cruise 2018 also will have live bands each day on stages set up on State Street and Broadway Avenue, along with disc jockeys including Thomas John, a longtime area broadcaster who is the digital-content director for iHeart Radio. In addition, 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner and one of the sponsors, will be airing 15- to 30-second promotional spots, Sicilia said.
Another attraction will be the musical directors from all the schools on hand to give attendees opportunities to perform and showcase their talents, he added.
Fundraising efforts will be directed to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, Sicilia noted.
The nonprofit Mahoning Valley Corvette Club has 122 members as well as several committees, each of which will have delegated roles to play in the car cruise, he said.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/salemsupercruising.
After the meeting, Mayor John Berlin said that a business will soon open that could bring up to 200 jobs to the area, though he did not provide details, pending an official announcement from the owner.