WELCOME TO THE CADILLAC & LASALLE CLUB, INC.
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) is an international organization of over 7,000 members with 18,000+ collectible automobiles built by Cadillac. The Club provides activities and services for enthusiasts of all Cadillacs, from the single cylinder models to the exotic V-16's. Membership is open to persons anywhere in the world and ownership of a Cadillac is not required.
Who we are
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) was founded in Detroit in 1958. We are the largest active international organization for Cadillac enthusiasts, with almost 50 domestic regions, 18 international affiliate clubs, and eleven chapters that focus on special interests such as LaSalles, '41 Cadillacs, Allantés, Broughams, etc.
We were initially founded to encourage enthusiasts to maintain, preserve, and restore collectible Cadillacs and LaSalles built from 1902-1942. Now the CLC recognizes all vehicles built by Cadillac. We promote the development, collection, publication and exchange of helpful information pertaining to our cars. We also promote social fellowship for club members.
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
NOTE: Almost sold out!
3600 E. Cork St. Ct, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001, United States
Fourpoints.com/kalamazoo, 269 385-3922. Ask for Cadillac Fall Festival 2014 [or Cadillac & LaSalle Club] rate, of $89, plus 11% tax.
You may also register for this hotel using this link, specific for our event: www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CLCfall. Hit button Book Now.
Breakfast not included, 20% discount vouchers given at registration for on-site breakfast. Call front desk [in advance if possible] to arrange Kalamazoo airport shuttle. Car trailers can be left at this property – on grass, or at Gilmore Car Museum.
Reservation cut off date: Friday, August 29, 2014
These are in the immediate vicinity of the host hotel:
- Holiday Inn Express –holding a block of ten rooms Friday, Sat, Sun, $127-132, includes breakfast. Ask for Cadillac-LaSalle Club. 3630 E Cork St. 269 373-0770. Shares parking lot with host hotel.
Reservation cut off date: Friday, August 29, 2014
Call for rates availability at the following, nearby motels: [NO blocks of rooms are being held at these]
- Red Roof Inn, Kalamazoo East 3701 E Cork St. 269 382-6350
- Fairfield Inn, Kalamazoo East 3800 E Cork St., 269 344-8300
- Clarion Inn, 3640 E. Cork Street, 269 381-1900
- Candlewood Suites, 3443 Retail Place Drive, 269 270-3203
PRESIDENT - Dave Ritchie
See the Officers and Directors page for contact information.
Rolling Down the Road
The six-volt starter slowly cranks over the mighty V-16 in the 1934 Cadillac Series 90 Model 5725-LB Seven-Passenger Town Cabriolet, and it fires into life. A pretty lady is standing to my left to give me a hint should I get too long-winded. Four years, and this is column number 44, my last.
First, some business, and then we’ll get emotional. A mighty congratulations to our editorial team of Steve and Maggi Stewart and Tim Coy! They have won yet another Golden Quill Award from Old Cars Weekly and very deservedly so. I am amazed month to month how they continue to maintain and improve upon our top-notch publication. Please give them your thanks and congratulations when you see them at the Grand National.
I also want to thank the 24 percent of our membership who did as I asked in my April column and filled out the survey on the International Membership Directory. The results are interesting and will be presented at our upcoming board meeting.
The V-16 is starting to warm up, purring smoothly as they all do. I may be at the top, but the success of our Club is due to the efforts of many, who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Club and available to help me and other members at a moment’s notice. The following is in no particular order and certainly not an exhaustive list. (The pretty lady is starting to give me a look.)
First, my Executive Committee of Past Presidents Glenn Brown, Bill Edmunds and Richard Sills, also including Executive VP Dave Ritchie, Secretary Toni Nabholz Huse and Treasurer Jack McClow, helped me through many situations that their sage advice resolved with efficiency.
My fellow officers provided infinite help. Dave was always willing to take on a new project without complaint and successfully brought all I gave him to conclusion. He and I chatted often about Club affairs and helped solve more problems than most would imagine. Toni was at my left side at all board meetings, took perfect minutes, and her advice was always spot on. Jack took on a huge responsibility with enthusiasm and professionalism, and I believe our Club finances are and will be in very good hands for years to come.
Mike and Nancy Book, who run the Club Office, are always an e-mail or phone call away to help me and our membership, totaling over 7,000. Regional VPs Andy Zizolfo, Lee Herbermann, Gary Fisher, Phil Terry and Tim Coy are the lifeblood between the Regions and the National Club. Our VP of International Affiliates Toni Nabholz Huse, along with the help of our director of European Affiliates, Dirk Van Dorst, maintain and continuously expand our international presence.
Chapter Liaison Bob Crimmins provides the link between the National Club and our multiple special-interest Chapters. VP of National Activities Marsha Redman directs our National events that so many members thoroughly enjoy year in and year out.
The Club’s technological presence is state-of-the-art, thanks to VP of Information Technology Dave Rubin and Webmaster Peter Gariepy. Our cars are authentic and fairly judged due to the efforts of Technical Services Director Bill Anderson and retiring Chief Judge Carl Steig. As mentioned above, our superb editorial staff of The Self-Starter is second to none. Lastly, many thanks to all of those who served on our board of directors the past four years.
I am now getting the evil eye and a firm nudge from the pretty lady. The V-16 is in high gear and rolling down the road with authority. And the heaviest vehicle Cadillac ever made has sung.
Thank you, and next month you will hear from the Club’s new president.