At age 75, a celebration for the 1941 Cadillac

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The cars most-owned by members of the national club are 1941 and 1976 Cadillacs | Cadillac & LaSalle Potomac Region chapter

Ever wonder what the most popular cars are for members of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club? According to the club’s Potomac Region chapter, the cars most-owned by members of the national club are 1941 and 1976 Cadillacs.

With that in mind, the Potomac Region’s annual fall car show will be a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 1941 Cadillac. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016: 1952 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

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1952 Cadillac Series 62 convertible | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jacksons 2016 Las Vegas Auction. 

After World War II, automakers were eager to produce new designs. By 1949, new models started to appear. Cadillac had displaced Packard as the leader in the luxury car segment with flashy styling and high performance and was the choice of a new generation of buyers.

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Driven (at last to the drive-in theater): 1960 Cadillac Eldorado

We parked the Caddy next to the drive-in theater's own pink-and-blue VW Beetle | Larry Edsall photos
We parked the Caddy next to the drive-in theater’s own pink-and-blue VW Beetle | Larry Edsall photos

The plan seemed simple enough: Let’s take old cars to the drive-in movie some night, just like back in the day when the cars were new. Little did we know that it would take three years to get there.

But last week, on Wednesday night, we did, indeed, drive from Traverse City, Michigan, about 25 miles down the Honor Highway to watch a movie from the seats of a couple of classic cars at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre: Northern Michigan’s Only Drive-In Theater. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1961 Cadillac DeVille

1961 Cadillac was creatively photographed for its sale
1961 Cadillac was creatively photographed for its sale

Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve started playing golf again after nearly 20 years away from the links, or maybe it’s the creative photography done by this car’s owner, but this 1961 Cadillac DeVille is just the sort of vehicle that would turn heads as you rolled up to the entrance of the local country club to deposit your clubs with a caddy.

Oops, sorry for the pun. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold June 23-25 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Northeast Auction. 

Introduced in 1953, the Cadillac Eldorado was the automaker’s launch into the new era of automotive design, proving again the brand’s dominance in the growing luxury car segment.

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Pick of the Day: 1956 Cadillac Series 62 coupe

The 1956 Cadillac looks pretty clean considering that the paint and trim are 60 year sold
The 1956 Cadillac looks pretty clean considering that the paint and trim are 60 years sold

The expression “They’re only original once” has become something of a cliché in the collector car world, but it’s hard to get past whenever you encounter something like this: a 60-year-old survivor with fewer than 30,000 miles on the odometer.

The Pick of the Day is a 1956 Cadillac Series 62 two-door coupe showing just 29,583 miles, which comes out to an average of less than 500 miles per year. Obviously, this Caddy has been at rest for most of its life, but according to the North Chicago, Illinois classic car dealer selling the car, it has been awakened with complete mechanical repairs and is ready to go again. Continue reading

35 years later, Nellie Jackson’s Cadillac coupe comes home again

Nellie Jackson's 1934 Cadillac returns to Barrett-Jackson for 2016 Scottsdale auction | Larry Edsall photos
Nellie Jackson’s 1934 Cadillac returns to Barrett-Jackson for 2016 Scottsdale auction | Larry Edsall photos

It’s easy to consider what Craig Jackson has — his name on the country’s best-known collector car auction company, the house on the mountain with the muscle car collection and the turntable in the garage, etc. — but we overlook what he has lost — his father, his brother and more recently, his mother.

Jackson was host to Monday Media Morning yesterday in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Barrett-Jackson celebrates its 45th anniversary, starting this weekend. The focus of media morning was the arrival at WestWorld of two special vehicles — the Bumblebee Camaro and the Optimus Prime semi tractor stunt truck from the  Transformers movie. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1950 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

he 1950 Cadillac convertible is said to be a low-mileage California car in original condition
he 1950 Cadillac convertible is said to be a low-mileage California car in original condition

A classic Cadillac convertible is just the thing for ringing in the New Year, with you (or your designated driver) and some fellow celebrants nestled in the broad, red-leather seats. And weather permitting, cruising top down under the stars.

The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Cadillac Series 62 convertible that the Concord, California, classic car dealer says is in original condition with just 55,000 miles showing, and owned by the same California family since new. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible

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1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible is set to cross the block at the January auction | Barrett-Jackson Photos

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 23-31 during Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Scottsdale auction.

The 1953 Eldorado represents Cadillac’s introduction to the new era of automotive design, again proving the brand’s dominance in the growing luxury car segment.

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Pick of the Day: 1912 Cadillac Phaeton

1912 Cadillac was among first to have an electric starter
1912 Cadillac was among first to have an electric starter

What do electric starters and starting college have in common? In the case of a family in Fowlerville, Michigan, children starting college has resulted in the need to sell a 1912 Cadillac Phaeton, one of the first automobiles equipped with an electric starter.

In the case of this Cadillac, it’s been owned by the same family for more than a half century. Continue reading