New Member James Pierro and His 1978 Cadillac

Let’s welcome James to the Club

Just purchased this 1978 Cadillac Seville Elegant. Hope you like the pictures. Headed to the shop to make it road worthy. Can you recommend and websites that specialize in parts for this automobile?

1978 Cadillac Seville

1978 Cadillac Seville

1978 Cadillac seville

Thanks James for sending them in and welcome to the club. She sure is a beauty!

Delay in Newsletters

You may have noticed it has been a while between newsletters. I am currently back in NYC and dealing with hurricane stuff. Meeting with a lawyer this week about reopening the Hurricane Sandy claim. I am sure you have seen the story on 60 minutes how the insurance adjusters ripped off a lot of people. We are almost 1000 days since the storm and dealing with this still sucks. In a few weeks I will be back in Arizona. Need to pick up a car while I am out there. I have been searching for one for a few weeks now.  Looking for something I can drive back and forth to NYC. I should really fire up a podcast and explain exactly what we are going through.

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1978 Cadillac in Atlanta

Got a nice email from Lucille and her husband Rory and I would like everyone to welcome them to the club.

1978 cadillac

Hi,
My husband Rory & I have been Cadillac lovers since the first time we met in 1971. He was driving a White with black leather top, 1969 Fleetwood Brougham with beautiful black brocade seats. We fell in love in that car. We kept that car until it was stolen in 1975. We lived in NYC at the time, and immediately went to the Cadillac Dealer in the city and purchased a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado. It was the most beautiful car. It was white, with a really padded red cabriolet top and beautiful red leather seats.

We drove everywhere in these cars. This new one usually made quite a spectacle at the drive in movie in Long Island. We typically watched the movies from the first row. The nose of this car sat so far into the air it looked like a rocket. In 1976 We purchased a 1976 Sedan de Ville. It was a beautiful aqua with a white leather top and white leather seats. This was the car we owned when we moved to Georgia. As you could imagine, we could only get this car in our two car garage. At least we weren’t driving around for hours looking for a parking spot.

I loved this car so much, and drove it everywhere, but after putting almost 200,000 miles on it we had to let her go. We replaced her with a 1990 Sedan de Ville. It was champagne with a shale leather interior. When the time came for our next car we bought a 1996 Sedan de Ville in Serengeti green, with shale leather seats. It was a truly beautiful car, and a really nice color. Once again, in 2000 we decided to buy another wonderful Cadillac. So we bought a 2000 DHS. It was Diamond white, with white leather interior. This car had so many amazing things in it that our previous cars did not have. It was truly luxurious.

In 2006 we purchased a DTS in an amazing Midnight Blue with a shale leather interior. We also added a special grill that gave this car such a sleek look. We have driven that car everywhere. in 2013 my husband decided to buy himself a retirement present. He bought a 2013 XTS in Diamond White, with shale leather interior. It is the Platinum model, and is very beautiful. At the end of 2014 he decided it was time to trade in our 2006 DTS.

Since this was going to be my car, I decided on the 2015 Platinum SRX, Platinum Ice Tri-coat, with titanium leather seats. Its a beautiful car, lots of room, not quite as much as our older cars, but I do love it. In 2014, my husband joined the National Cadillac LaSalle Club and the Peach State Chapter of the CLC here in Atlanta. We searched for a long time to find our first classic car, and in Arizona, we found a 1978 Eldorado Biarritz in Carmine Red, with a beautiful red leather interior in MINT condition, with only 15000 original miles on it. We now go to “Cruise In’s” and “Coffee and Cars”, and have won a 3rd place award in our first competition at a county fair. We are very much looking forward to our next classic car, maybe one even older then the ’78. I look forward to sharing fun stories with everyone. Thanks for reading our story.

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Smartphone Holder To Use In Your Car

Just got a cool package in the mail. It is a smartphone holder for the car. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the iMagnet company that sent this to me and asked if I would do a review. Usually I would say no but this one looked pretty cool and I actually need a smart phone holder so I agreed. I made the video in the Hyundai as it gave me room to set up the camera and tripod in the back seat. It is the first time I used the video on the camera so it is a little shaky.

I messed up and didn’t read the instructions first and put the metal plate that the magnet uses on the outside of the case. That was my own fault though. It has very good adhesive on it and is kind of hard to get off if you do it wrong like me. If I had to do it over again I probably would have only peeled half the tape off the backing. Why don’t guys read directions anyway :)

The magnet is very strong and if you are worried about the phone falling off I can tell you that shouldn’t be an issue. It sticks really tight to the cradle.

You can pick this up for $22.99 and if you purchase it our club gets a small commission if you use this link to buy it. Enter coupon 5OFFAFF2015 at checkout and save 5%.

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