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.
Ending a whirlwind year
Continuing in a year of whirlwind CLC activity, my wife and I returned home from the Grand European in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, having experienced what we considered a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
It was a pleasure touring the Dutch cities and countryside with the local residents as our tour guides. Over the four days, we saw both nonautomotive and automotive sights (and incredible ones at that, rivaling the best collections I have seen here in the United States).
We met great people from Norway, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, Denmark, Australia, Finland, Canada, Ireland, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland. We enjoyed seeing more than 100 cars at the meet. Twelve teams came from the U.S. Many thanks to Koen Ongkiehong, the president of Cadillac Club Nederland, and his team for a job well done. We are ready to go to Switzerland in 2015!
Due to his new duties as Club treasurer, Jack McClow has stepped down as chairperson of the Newsletter Excellence Awards. I am happy to announce that our Awards chairpersons Gary Fisher and Martina Butler have appointed Jeff Shively, director of the Indiana Region, as chair, and Greg Powers, director of the Carolina Region, as co-chair. They are both active board members and have extensive experience with publishing newsletters. Please welcome them to their new roles.
All Region, Chapter and International Affiliate editors should forward copies of their newsletters to them to be considered for the National awards.
Indexing the contents of The Self-Starter is a large, ongoing project, currently being handled by member Larry Hanlon. We have had a technical index in the International Membership Directory for many years, updated annually by member Don Boshara. Don would like to step down, and the Club very much appreciates his efforts over the years.
Thus, I am asking for help with these two jobs. I need a member to take over Don’s duties of updating the technical index annually for publication in the Directory. Also, Larry would appreciate help indexing all the other articles that have been published over the last 55 years. Please contact me if interested.
More items of interest occurred at the Grand National. The board placed responsibility of the Regions, Chapters and International Affiliates to report changes in contact information to their respective Regional vice president, International Affiliates vice president or Chapter liaison. The information will then be sent to the CLC Office and webmaster to keep all our contact information up to date. Information changes rapidly these days, so please do your part to keep current.
The board also voted, in the future, to judge cars that are at least 20 years old. Currently, models up to 1999 are judged, so newer models will start to be judged in 2020. The board picked this standard as most felt that this was when most cars today go from being pampered daily transportation to a preserved vehicle.
Happy holidays from your international Club!