Cadillac Country Club http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog The Place Where Cadillac Owners Meet Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:38:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Place Where Cadillac Owners Meet Cadillac Country Club The Place Where Cadillac Owners Meet Cadillac Country Club http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/1959-cadillac.jpg http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog Take a Chance To Win The Best Wax http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/take-a-chance-to-win-the-best-wax/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/take-a-chance-to-win-the-best-wax/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:38:45 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2101 Our friend Drew is doing a very rare and cool thing. He is collecting entries and going to have a contest for his wax company One Better Wax. It is the only stuff that touches my paint. Drew doesn’t know that I am sharing this.

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My Adventure Driving Across The Country and Back http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/my-adventure-driving-across-the-country-and-back/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/my-adventure-driving-across-the-country-and-back/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:11:28 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2093 I just got back from the trip to New York City. I took the Buick Rendezvous this time and I did something really really crazy. I took the rear seats out of the vehicle, not only the third row seat but the second row seats also. Before I get on with this story I want to show you a cool picture of a brand new Cadillac CT6 that was filling up behind me.

Cadillac CT6 rear view mirror

While I didn’t have any plans to bring anything back having the vehicle empty I figured was a good idea to do just in case. What I also did was bring a blowup mattress with me. Not just any blowup mattress but a full-size blowup mattress. The back of a car is so big that I told my girl that I was going to put in cabinets. I think maybe a bathroom and a disco ball just like an old 1970’s custom van.

Of course that didn’t fly but as long as I’m not touching her car she doesn’t care. I did the trip which was 2590 miles each way.The way I went as I went is from Tucson down to El Paso and across Texas to Dallas and then up through Arkansas, Tennessee and up the Appalachian Mountains into Pennsylvania.I didn’t hit one toll until I got to Staten Island.

I choose this route because we are in southern Arizona and if I go North there is a chance that I would hit snow. This time of year it seems like either Flagstaff, Albuquerque or Oklahoma get freak snowstorms so I avoid at all cost no sense is a driving in that stuff if I don’t have to. It only adds an extra hundred miles on the trip so it’s not like I’m really wasting a lot of time and gas.

I didn’t have a set schedule for when I had to be in New York but I had to do an inspection with the insurance company again. FEMA opened the flood case and gave us some extra money nothing even close to what we were supposed to get but the extra money will be going to the bank. Who knows it may be for a classic Cadillac.

I left Tucson on Thursday morning at 6 AM and I drove until I got tired I ended up 13 to 14 hours later in Weatherford Texas about 100 miles west of Dallas. I only stopped for the night in a hotel because I had to use the Internet to do work on the computer.

The next day I got up around seven and I left the hotel around nine and I drove until I got tired. I guess around 9 o’clock at night I was in Memphis, a little bit East of Memphis I wanted to get to Memphis when it wasn’t rush hour. Every time I go through there seems like it’s crowded. I pulled over into a rest stop and I slept on the blow up bed for about four hours and when I woke up I was fully rejuvenated.

It was the middle of the night so I ended up driving another five or six hours to the other side of Nashville more towards the Bristol and then I took another four hour nap maybe five hours. Then I got up and I drove the whole entire way to New York City which was another 13 to 14 hours. I was totally exhausted by the time I got there and ended up I was there at Saturday night at around 11 o’clock.

So was a good 3 day trip I guess to New York City. I averaged about 24 miles to the gallon with the Buick Rendezvous which I was happy about. I didn’t have any bad weather or see any rain. When I left there was a storm in the Dallas area that was leaving I thought I was gonna catch up to it but I didn’t. There was also a storm behind me in California that end up fading out and going south so that never caught up to me either. I got very lucky with the weather again.

I stayed in New York City for about a week. I had to move everything else that was in the house because they are coming to raise the house. The house is going up over 10 feet closer to 11 and the Government is paying for it. If I didn’t raise the house our house flood insurance would be like $7000 to $8000 a year because the feds stop subsidizing the flood insurance, which we didn’t know they was subsidizing the first place. After spending a week in New York I decided to drive back.

Since I was in no hurry I took my time and stayed in hotels and never used the blowup mattress at all even though it was still fully inflated in the back of the car. My goal on the first day after running around like a maniac doing last-minute prep for the house was to get out of the city. I left New York City around 4 o’clock. Just wanted to get out the city so I would have a fresh clean start the next day.

I got in the car and was in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Brooklyn on the Belt Parkway. Then I was in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Verrazano Bridge. Then I was in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Staten Island expressway, until Waze gave me an alternate route and saved me 38 minutes. If you’re not using the Waze app I think you’re crazy. Besides giving you directions on how to get out of traffic jams also tells you where the cops are, for the most part. I can’t rave enough about the Waze app. It also gives you local gas prices and directions to the nearest station.

The first day I ended up in Carlisle Pennsylvania at an Econolodge hotel where I spent the night. I guess it was about a 6 or 7 hour drive out of New York City after all the traffic. The next day I drove down from Carlisle Pennsylvania and I stayed somewhere around Knoxville. I spent the whole time doing Choice hotels as I had the app on the iPad and it was easy to find hotel rooms on the fly.

I would normally drive about six or seven hours then pullover and then use the Choice hotels app on the iPad to find a hotel for the night a couple hours away. I averaged about $50 a night on the hotels being a choice hotels member, and using AAA hotel discount. Sometimes one deal was better than the other but most of the time the AAA rate was the better of the two.

After leaving the hotel in Knoxville and up driving across Tennessee and I stayed somewhere near Texarkana Texas. I had a little problem in Arkansas as soon as I hit the bridge in Arkansas and I used my turn signal, the dashboard gave me an indication that I had a directional light out. I quickly found an AutoZone in West Memphis Arkansas and they took really good care of me. I had to buy a screwdriver and change the light in the AutoZone parking lot. I wish I had gotten the ladies name behind the counter because she was good and made sure I was ok before I left on the road.

buick at autozone

The rest of the trip was uneventful I was driving with the goal in mind of getting home by the Super Bowl. I’ve been an Atlanta Falcon fan since 1980, and after watching the fourth-quarter collapse I felt bad that I made it home to watch the game in the first place.

The last night I spent in a hotel in El Paso I stayed at Quality Inn near the airport next go to Rudy’s barbecue which was really really good because I love Rudy’s barbecue.

That was my trip in a nutshell so I’m back in Arizona and I’m waiting for my neighbors to send pictures of the house being raised. It has been of long four year journey, the paperwork was far worse then the flood itself. Our family lost about nine houses in general, but the important thing is nobody got hurt. Things can be replaced, people cant.

The lesson learned from the hurricane is if they tell you to evacuate do it you can always come back to the mess. There isn’t a damn thing you can do during the hurricane that will save anything. The only thing you do is put your life in jeopardy.

That’s it for my trip from New York City or to what I should say to New York City and back. I should write a little book up about the trip and what you need to do long distance wise to your car before and after.

I do have to find a guy for windshields out here as I have for 4 or 5 little divots where the rocks came up and hit the windshield nothing to write home about. But I need to address them before they get worse. If you have a glass guy in the Tucson area let me know.

Cadillac Forum

I hate to say it but after years of having the forum on the site I had to take it down. I didn’t get much action anymore anyway, a lot of people signed up but a lot of people did not know how to use the forum software and the forum was dying a slow death. The rise of social media, Facebook in particular is what really hurt traffic to the forum.

From this point going forward we will use the Cadillac Country Club page and the Cadillac Country Club group which I started with but I haven’t really promoted I will put links here for you guys to join. I would like to get the Facebook group running a little bit more so invite your friends. And I would like to have some comments on the Facebook fan page.

If you can comment on both of them I would be very happy. It takes a lot of work to keep the site going! Between coming up with new articles, new newsletters, and the technical parts of the website it has become a lot of work for me. I may be looking for volunteers to help out from time to time. Right now the best way you can help out is to share and use the Facebook pages.

Right now our email list is about 38,000 strong and our open rate to our email list is totally crazy it seems like everybody opens up our emails and reads them and enjoys them. I get a lot of comments back from the newsletters. And I enjoy that so much commenting on the page itself. I also get a lot of emails and answering emails takes up a lot of time but I enjoy them and I enjoy seeing the pictures so keep them coming. That’s it for this week the comment and share this newsletter with your friends.

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Finally Bought A Used Car For Myself http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/finally-bought-a-used-car-for-myself/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/finally-bought-a-used-car-for-myself/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:44:43 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2087 I know it has been a while since you have heard from me. With the Holidays and all it has been total confusion around here. We had to move out of the house in Phoenix after the owner decided he wanted to sell it. We scrambled for a place and we settled on an area in Tucson. I spent the month of December driving back and forth moving stuff.

I did finally pick up a SUV to help with the move (Because renting a truck would have been easier). After looking at 10 or so Cadillac SRX’s I couldn’t find one that didn’t have issues. I was only looking for 2004 and 2005 models since they are larger and I like the look of them.

I saw a dealership that had one in Tucson and went there to test drive it but it had been sold the day before. While I was there I test drove a Tahoe and it was not the best ride ever. It had something wrong with the steering and had too much play. It reminded me of driving my neighbors old cabin cruiser. I then looked over and a gold car caught my eye.

2003 buick rendezvous

It is a 2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL. It has 119,000 miles on it and I paid 4800. As soon as I drove it I knew it was mine. It drives smooth like a 1980 Cadillac. It is large enough to move anything I want. It was a one owner car. I am planning on driving to NYC sometime this week with it. The never ending paperwork never seems to stop with the flood insurance. I have to have the NY house empty by Jan 31st so the Govt can come in and raise it.

Since it is only me and Deb I have removed the second row of seats and will be removing the 3rd row as soon as I go to the store for a 1/2 inch deep socket. If we need to move people around we will use her car instead. I took it to my mechanic and they looked it over and said I got a good deal.

My plan for driving to NY is to take I-10 to I-20 To I-30 To I-40 and then 81 up through the east coast states. Since the car is empty I have a blow up bed and sleeping bag for the back so if I get tired I can take a nap. It is 36 hours and 2500 miles.

Fill up the cooler and get some snacks and I should be good to go. I get about 400 miles to a tank of gas so I am thinking I empty 2 tanks a day for about 800 miles. We will see how that goes. I am open to any tips you may have.

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Toys For Tots Car Cruise For Charity http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/toys-for-tots-car-cruise-for-charity/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/toys-for-tots-car-cruise-for-charity/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:18:19 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2083 Yesterday I had the honor to film the line up of cars heading to St Mary’s in Bayside for the annual East Coast Car Association Toys for Tots run. Check out the video below to see some pretty cool classic cars and motorcycles.

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Earle’s New Daily Driver 2003 Cadillac STS http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/earles-new-daily-driver-2003-cadillac-sts/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/earles-new-daily-driver-2003-cadillac-sts/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:28:07 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2073 As promised, here is the story of my new daily driver; the car I now call Bebe which is short for Better Beater. It has replaced the ’01 SLS I was driving on a daily basis and always called my Beater.

My beloved Beater had rolled up something in excess of 70 K on the odometer and I was aware that I would be looking to replace the car in a year or so. One night in early June I was passing the time by perusing the internet looking under the heading of 2003 STS. I was hoping to find something out there with 50 K or less miles. I was secretly hoping to find one around 40 K but it was looking grim as the ads I was viewing were constantly touting the “low mileage” cars with 124 K or even more. Since I don’t consider anything over 100 K low mileage on that vintage Northstar, I was skimming over a lot of ads. Then I saw an ad claiming an ’03 STS with 22 thousand miles. At first I went right by the ad because I miss read the ad as 122 K. Then I went back and looked at the ad carefully. Initially convinced it was a misprint I studied the two dozen or so pictures included in the ad. I started to dare to think the ad just might be on the level. I emailed the owner of the car asking if the car was still available and for some additional information.

2003 Cadillac STS Front

What followed was three days of long distance Q&A eventually leading to an equally long distance negotiating session and finally and agreed on selling price. Oh, did I mention that the car was located in Wilmington NC and I live in southern New Hampshire? This meant the car and I were separated by almost a thousand miles. The seller was a small used car dealer and assured me that the state of North Carolina had a temporary registration program that would allow me to legally drive the car home; all I had to do was get there.

2003 Cadillac STS Front Bumper

Without going into the specifics, I am not a fan of flying so my trip was going to be somewhat of a challenge. I determined that the least costly way would be by bus. The longest bus trips I had taken in the past were generally less than one hundred miles and based on that I thought I knew what to expect. A word of advise, if anyone reading this has the opportunity to take a cross country bus trip – – DON’T.

2003 Cadillac STS Passenger side

Long story short, I survived the grueling twenty eight hour cross country excursion and arrived in Wilmington NC within ten minutes or so of the stated arrival time. I was picked up by Chuck, the seller, and after a quick stop at a branch of my bank went to see the car. It was stunning to say the least. After looking things over and some entertaining exchange of “car talk” I was the proud owner of a 2003 Cadillac STS with precisely 22,341 miles on the clock. What I consider to be the find of the year.

I spent a total of seventeen hours on the road and made it home much more relaxed and refreshed than after the bus ordeal. After careful scrutiny I have found the car needs some work to the suspension – after all, everything is thirteen years old under there. The parts have come in and I take it in for the needed repairs after the 4th of July and look forward to many years of delightful daily driving in my “new” old STS.

2003 Cadillac STS Rear

As an aside; this is my fourth Seville of this vintage. I’ve had, in order a ’98, an ’02, an ’01 and now this ’03. Anyone that has driven these cars in winter conditions – New Hampshire remember – can tell you that these vehicles whether by design or pure chance offer one of the most stable and confidence inspiring driving experiences on snow covered roads. I owned the ’02 when I was working and I had a forty mile commute, one way and would choose the STS to take to work in bad weather rather than my four wheel drive pick up; which was no slouch on snow covered roads but the STS was better.

Finally I would say to anyone searching for their “dream car”, be persistent, don’t get discouraged keep looking. When the time comes be prepared to take advantage of the situation and remember – don’t go by bus.

Earle W

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Cadillac Introduces A New Concept Car The Escala http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cadillac-introduces-a-new-concept-car-the-escala/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cadillac-introduces-a-new-concept-car-the-escala/#respond Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:47:16 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2062 Cadillac came out with a new concept car last night. I watched the unveiling and it was nice to see a new Cadillac even though it will never be built. I don’t understand the logic in making concept cars though. If you are going to make one why not make 100 and call them a special limited edition and see if they sell.  Cadillac could charge a million dollars a car and recoup all the time spent on designing the concept.

Anyway the car looks nice, I like the headlights as I am tired of getting blinded by all the new LED headlights out there. The thought of a Cadillac having a hatchback is so foreign to me I still have to think about it. Guess it would be good for carrying golf clubs? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Cadillac escala front

Cadillac escala drivers side

Cadillac escala front

Escala rear end

escala interior and dash

escala streeting wheel

escala tv screens in seats

escalada hatchback

 

Cadillac Unveils Escala Concept, Previewing Future Design Direction

• CONCEPT SHOWCASES FUTURE DESIGN AND TECHNICAL SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPMENT
• FLAGSHIP SEDAN IS A CONCEPT FOR A MORE EXPRESSIVE, EXPANSIVE COMPANION TO THE RECENTLY LAUNCHED CT6
• DUAL-THEME INTERIOR INCLUDES CURVED OLED DISPLAYS, NEXT-GEN CONNECTIVITY DESIGNS, INGENIOUS DETAILS

The Escala Concept debuts in California tonight, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Following a series of private previews, Escala will be displayed this weekend at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The Escala Concept previews the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac’s ongoing expansion.

“Escala is a concept with two clear objectives,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Global Cadillac. “First, Escala is a statement of intent for the next iteration of the Cadillac design language, and also technical concepts in development for future Cadillac models. Secondly, Escala builds Cadillac’s aspirational character, signaling the brand’s return to the pinnacle of premium.”

Cadillac has released a new slate of models bristling with expressive design and exhilarating performance, driver’s cars taking Cadillac into a new chapter of its storied 114-year history.

“Escala is a concept car, but one based upon the unrelenting rise of our product substance,” de Nysschen said. “Depending on the development of market segment for large luxury sedans, Escala is a potential addition to our existing product plan.”

Escala — Spanish for “scale”— is a concept for a larger, more elite and expressive companion to the recently launched 2016 Cadillac CT6, the brand’s remarkable new range-topping prestige sedan. Escala is also the third in a series of concepts Cadillac has debuted at Pebble Beach in recent years, following the Ciel convertible (2011) and Elmiraj coupe (2013).

Escala is designed to be both a driver’s car and an indulgent flagship sedan. The large 4-door sedan features an expansive liftback design emphasizing the car’s considerable scale and versatility. At 210.5 inches in overall length, Escala is roughly 6 inches longer than today’s CT6.

Escala features a new and evolved face of Cadillac design that will begin appearing on production models soon. This includes a new expression of Cadillac’s vertical lighting, a brand signature since 1948. Organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting elements are thinner and set deep within the fascia, creating a sinister look, day and night.

The concept’s details invite closer inspection, including a three-dimensional precision pattern in the grille design and 22-inch wheels with two layers of spokes.

“This concept shares how Cadillac will bring forward a new experience that is uniquely American, and unmistakably Cadillac,” says Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Global Design. “Escala is an expressive symbol of reward and an exhilarating driving experience. On the interior, we pushed further. It’s about precision and ingenuity in craftsmanship, and the artistic integration of technology.”

Escala features a “dual personality” interior crafted with distinctly different zones: The front is about intensely focused modern technology, while the rear delivers relaxation.

“My brief to the designers was to create a car you desperately want to drive, and also one in which you want to be driven,” Smith said. “So rather than a single design, this interior consists of two themes. It was an opportunity for our designers to break the rules a little bit, exactly what Cadillac should do from time to time.”

An array of three curved OLED screens is a prominent feature in the front of the cabin. The very thin, curved displays are layered in front of the driver, with the back sides wrapped in hand-stitched leather embossed with the Cadillac script. The array of screens consolidate the traditional “cluster” of driving gauges with the “center stack” into one integrated unit.

Escala includes new designs for connectivity and control, providing a prototype for the user experience in development for future production models. The system features a central control module that enables the driver to execute tactile commands across the spectrum of connectivity functions, in addition to voice and gesture control technology. Inside the controller sits a new edition of Cadillac’s “flying Goddess” icon, a nod to the brand’s illustrious heritage.

Like all Cadillac models today, the interior is assembled using hand cut-and-sewn techniques. However, Escala presents several new and unique touches, blending overt luxury with covert technology. Escala makes broad use of hand-tailored fabric on the door trim and seating areas. Inspired by suiting material used by Cadillac’s partners in the fashion industry, the fabric provides a new level of hand-applied craftsmanship and color, unique in today’s auto interior landscape.

The Escala Concept utilizes Cadillac’s new RWD-centric large luxury car architecture, featuring one of the world’s most advanced body structures, which debuted on the new CT6. The mixed-material construction enables unprecedented agility and efficiency.

Escala uses a new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, a prototype of a new system in development for future Cadillac models. The advanced engine utilizes Active Fuel Management technology, enabling fuel-saving 4-cylinder operation.

Cadillac Escala Concept Basic Specifications
Model Escala Concept
Body Style 4-door expressive flagship sedan, with lift-back rear opening
Height 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Width 76.7 in / 1948 mm
Length 210.5 in / 5347 mm
Wheelbase 127.1 in / 3228 mm
Engine 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8

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Almost Bought A 2001 Deville http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/almost-bought-a-2001-deville/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/almost-bought-a-2001-deville/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:17:11 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2053 Yesterday I took a ride down to Tucson to check out some cars at an auction and almost bought a 2001 Cadillac Deville. I have ben saving some stuff up for a donation to an animal rescue down there and figured I could kill two birds with one stone. When I got to the auction after the hour and 1/2 drive I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of drivable cars. I was expecting more junk than anything.

Tucson auto auction

While there was a lot of SUV’s that I could of choose from there was only 1 or 2 that I would take home if the price was right. It was a different story when I got to one of the charity cars that was being auctioned off. Among all the junky looking cars was a 2001 Cadillac Deville that looked more like it just came out of the showroom then it did a 15 year old car.

2001-deville-auction

The car was a beautiful silver with a little flake and a pinstrip that looked like it was done yesterday. The only thing cosmetic that the car needed was a new tail light cover.

2001 Cadillac DHS

The guy looking at it in front of me was a mechanic and while I was standing there he started it and drove it 2 or 3 feet in each direction. Only thing he had to say was the air condition needed some freon. It was nice that I didn’t have to test it at all and could sit back and watch him go around the car.

I was going to drive down again this morning but decided to bid online instead. I limited my bid to $1800 figuring that any more than that I could get one similar and know the history of the car. It ended up selling for $1850.

I really just wanted to get the auction experience down since they run these auctions up here in Phoenix. The next one is next weekend and I bet I will be at that one live if I see something in the catalog that gets my interest.

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1983 Cadillac Fleetwood D’Elegance Brougham Sedan For Sale http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/1983-cadillac-fleetwood-delegance-brougham-sedan-for-sale/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/1983-cadillac-fleetwood-delegance-brougham-sedan-for-sale/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:04:50 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2048 Beautiful Cadillac For Sale from our friend Joe! I met Joe a couple of years ago at Barrett-Jackson.

1983 Cadillac Fleetwood D’Elegance Brougham Sedan $10,500

1983 cadillac fleetwood

In near perfect condition, interior is spotless.

Power windows, Power door locks, 8 way power seats, Power radio/CB antenna,
Power trunk release, Power trunk pulldown, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Cruise,
Rear window defog, heated mirrors, Symphony AM/FM radio with integrated CB radio, intermittent delay wipers, illuminated entry, illuminated vanity mirrors, original floor mats, limo style wheel covers, level ride, backseat opera lights, automatic light control with auto dimming.

Briar Mist paint with burgundy vinyl top and button velour interior. Vinyl top is spectacular.

Car originally from Texas and has been in Arizona since 1985. There is no rust on this car. Undercarriage is clean. Motor runs strong and transmission shifts smoothly.

42,000 miles is original and car runs great. I have the Car Fax for verification. I also have a photo gallery that can be emailed to you and references from Midway Chevrolet (Phx, AZ) and Classic Cars of AZ that are extremely familiar with the car and its history.

Paint is new and was redone in 2014. Color is original. Sides of car are great. There is no peeling anywhere and no color fading on vinyl top. Filler panels have been changed to ABS plastic fillers and were painted correctly. Chrome is in great condition.

Everything works, and car is driven only on sunny weekends.

This can be a daily driver or put away as a classic Cadillac. It shows very well and is truly a classic 30-year-old Caddy.

Joe: 602-550-7025 or j4tuna@msn.com

This Weeks Cool Cadillac Video

Once again I was on with Bruce and Mike for a weekly discussion about Cadillac. This week we had a lot of fun talking about the 250k custom Escalade.

I also talked about a cool solar flashlight I got at the Barrett-Jackson show from Hybridlight.com Good bunch of guys that I have actually met twice now at shows. You can see a demo video below.

Website Updates

RockAuto has just listed their promo’s on the forum. Promotions and Rebates are all over on many products. They have been nice to supply our members with deals over the years. Good friend of the club.

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Cross Country Trip is Complete http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cross-country-trip-is-complete/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cross-country-trip-is-complete/#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:58:04 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2041 It took us almost 9 days but our trip from NYC to Phoenix is complete and now I can get back to working on our site a bit more. We drove to NYC to do some paperwork from the flood and to empty our attic since that needed to be done before they can raise the house. We rented a small uHaul trailer and towed it back with Debbie’s Hyundai Santa Fe since I haven’t bought an SRX or an Escalade yet. (I am still looking) If you have an older model of either for sale let me know.

Towing a uhaul

This was taken in Texas near the New Mexico border at one of the many gas stations we stopped at. 90% of the time we stopped at a Love’s truck stop since we could easily drive the car around with the trailer and they have good clean bathrooms. It felt very strange getting an oil change in Phoenix before we left and then get one in NY a week or so later and then get another one when we got back. The route we took was a little longer since we went across Texas instead of going the less distance through Northern New Mexico and Oklahoma. We didn’t want to chance getting caught in a snow storm so we drove the extra 100 or so miles. 2663 miles each way, to say my arms are tired would be an understatement.

As soon as I pulled up to the house my iPad rang and I jumped on to the weekly Caddyinfo.com chat you can see the video below.

From The Mailbag

This week I got an email from John who is rebuilding a 1950. Below is his question. If you can help hit reply or leave a comment.

Where is the fuse block for the 1950 Cadillac Series 62 located? I’ve looked on the firewall, behind kickpads, and up under the dash. If it is under the dash then could it be behind a panel?

Classic Car Shows

If you are in the Sacramento California Area this is the show for you.

SACRAMENTO CLASSIC CAR AND PARTS SWAP MEET
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
6am- 4pm
Admission $10
Free Parking
Sleep Train Arena
1 Sports Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95834
www.sacramentoswapmeet.com

Even though we are spread out all over the world I would like to list some car shows that you are planning to attend. Email me and let me know your car show details and I will list them here. Charity shows have first priority of course.

Website Updates

I have hired a programmer and he fixed our forum. Big shoutout to Dan who you will see because he is also a Cadillac owner and now a admin on the forum. Lately what was happening is the post are being made but when someone clicks on the post they are getting an error message. This has been happening on and off since we updated the web hosting. If you have not registered at the forum (which is different than signing up for the newsletter) You can do so here. Cadillac Country Club Forum No pressure to join you can just browse but to comment and post you will have to join.

Cadillac Racing

I have been watching the races lately and I am sure there are others that also follow it. This week there is a pretty cool interview with Michael Cooper.

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Cadillac XT5 Talk With Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cadillac-xt5-talk-with-paul-spadafora-chief-engineer/ http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cadillac-xt5-talk-with-paul-spadafora-chief-engineer/#respond Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:30:21 +0000 http://www.cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/?p=2038 Just found a really cool sit down with Paul Spadafora where he talks about all the features of the new XT5. It is an hour long but only the first 33 minutes or so is on the XTS and it’s features. I was surprised at the Chinese influences that the car has.

Speaking of video. Are you subscribed to our YouTube Channel? We have a bunch of videos that I have taken at auto shows etc. Come check it out and subscribe. I nornally put videos on YouTube a day or so before they make the website.

CadillacCountryClub YouTube Channel.

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