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April 2014


 Spring Has Sprung! (Maybe)

Time to Pull Out Those Cadillacs!



Cadillac History:

1942 Cadillac Light Tank M5 Stuart 

Shortly after December 7, 1941, Cadillac went into military work for another world war. Peacetime production stopped in February and in early April 1942 the first M5 Light Tanks started to come off the assembly line.

This sloping front hull plate featured on the M5 and M3A3 Stuarts can be seen above the front fenders on this tank. The characteristic vertical hull sides and raised rear decking that allowed room for the twin Cadillac engines mark this vehicle as an M5. The mount for the .30cal anti-aircraft machine gun can be seen on the turret rear, behind the group of track grousers stowed on the turret. The assistant driver's hatch is open, and although a better arrangement than that found in the M3 Stuart, it is obvious how easy it was for the hatches to be fouled by turret fixtures, especially the 37mm gun.



Did you know you can NOW read the Tailfin right here?!!

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Events For The Month Of April 2014





First Friday Cruise-In, Downtown Canton GA (On Going)




Southland Jubilee Cars in Greensboro, GA Saturday, April 19, 2014 

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49th Annual ATL Steeplechase, GA Saturday, April 19, 2014 

Reservations are required! PSCLC member Tom Di Nucci will be hosting from the Di Nuccis’ reserved spots in the Home Stretch Infield, Row 3, spots 1324, 1325, 1326. (See map) There will be tents and tables. Cars will be parked just behind us. It’s a collector car event, so please bring NOTHING NEWER THAN 1999!  Everyone must bring his own food, drinks and chairs. Alcohol is permitted.  We only have room for 20 cars.  Price for admission $100.00 per car includes infield parking and 4 tickets. Send your check for $100* made out to Tom Di Nucci at the address below. You must reserve your spot no later than March 19, 2014.

Tom or Linda Di Nucci / 202 Lakewood Drive / Waleska, GA 30183 / 678-880-4345


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Avondale Estates Easter Parade
Sunday, April 20,2014 at 1:30 PM


 We will assemble at the Twin Oaks Shopping Plaza, 2853 East College Avenue, Avondale estates, GA 30032 at 1:30 PM. The parade starts at 2:30. For all the details and directions please open the link below. 

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   Spring Driving Tour - Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 2014  



Spring Driving Tour April 25, 26, 27: “Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!” We have been traveling north and northwest a lot, and wanted to head in a different direction this year. Columbus could not be worked out this time, so we changed the destination to Augusta! Get yourself DVDs of “Fried Green Tomatoes,” starring Kathy Bates, and “Here’s Another Fine Mess,” starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. We have a feature-packed trip to Augusta by way of Juliette, Milledgeville, Harlem and Thomson. We will rally at the Marietta Diner, then head south 30 miles to Riverdale to meet the rest of our group. Another 50 miles to our breakfast location, the Whistlestop Café in rural Juliette – breakfast is provided where “Fried Green Tomatoes” was filmed. We will drive back roads an hour for a lengthy trolley tour of Georgia’s original state capital, Milledgeville. Lunch at your choice of several neat places in downtown Milledgeville before we head on over to Thomson for a break before steaming on over to Augusta.

In Augusta we have found a large old hotel with tons of character, the Partridge Inn, which will become our base for two days and nights. On Saturday morning we have a huge local car show and vintage air show (free if you enter your 25-year-old car). After noon some will leave the show venue to take in shopping and lunch downtown, walk on the river walk. Many will take a riverboat tour of the vicinity. (There is a dinner cruise Saturday night.) The evening is yours for dining or hanging out with club members.

On Sunday after breakfast we stop in Harlem, where the Laurel and Hardy Museum waits for us. When we leave we will head down back roads for a stop in Jewell, Georgia. There we will meet up with Peach State CLC member Alan Shapiro, who owns one of the largest private Coca Cola museums anywhere, complete with a Model A Coke delivery truck. Alan’s collection of special vehicles includes a ’54 Eldorado convertible, and a ’41 Sixty Special. Alan has doubled his museum since we visited a few years ago! From Jewell we will travel back to I-20. After some lunch, we will head back on I-20 to I-285, where everyone will split up and head their own ways home.

This driving tour is being submitted to the CLC for its official Touring Program – to qualify registered Cadillacs and LaSalles 400 miles toward the CLC Touring Badge.  An itinerary and registration form are posted below. The deadlines for registering your car and passengers with Tom Di Nucci is April 15th by 5:00 PM eastern time. You must make your hotel reservations by April 21st if you wish to get the favorable group rate.

To make your room reservations, call the Partridge Inn 2110 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904 (800) 476-6888.  We have 10 rooms blocked April 25th & 26th for the Peach State Cadillac Club. The negotiated rate is $99.00, and they agreed to provide each room with two breakfasts for $10.00. The regular room rate is $129.00, plus full breakfast prices. The Peach State Cadillac group rate is guaranteed until April 21st. Make your reservation by calling (800) 476-6888 or (706) 737-8888. Give the reservationist our group tag: SUPKO & SUPQQ.   


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2014 May


33rd Peach Blossom Buick-Olds-Pontiac-Cadillac BBQ, Bluegrass & Car Show
Friday May 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM, and Saturday May 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Sponsor: Cadillac of Lake Lanier, many others

Location: Marriott Northwest at Galleria, 200 Interstate North Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339 (770) 952-7900

Details: BOPC! May 2-3. Kick off the spring car show season for your GM collector car in the metro Atlanta area. BOPC is a “rain or shine” event. Hosted this year by the Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club: 

Friday BBQ & Bluegrass: To welcome you it's an outdoor BBQ with live bluegrass and a display from Cadillac Racing. Invited: Johnny O’Connell, Cadillac racing wizard. Spend the night and be here early on Saturday! 
Sat Show Field: We’re planning for 200 beautiful Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, and Cadillacs. Judging by registered car owners in 25 classes by make, body, and decade. The Survivor class returns for 2014! Trophies, drawings, 50-50 raffle, t-shirts, and more. 
The Marketplace: Sell your parts, your car or car-related products. 
Hotel: Once again, it's the Marriott Northwest in Marietta. Conveniently close to I-75 off Windy Hill Road. Sweet room rate of $86/night if you register before April 21, 2014. Stay Saturday night too, for an after-action get-together. 


Or call Marc Bailey at 770-265-2551 or call Tom Di Nucci at 770-479-9328

Cost: $30 per car, $35 per vendor space; BBQ & Bluegrass is $25/person

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American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Cook-out Monday, May 26, 2014  

Details TBD, stay tuned!




2014 June


AACA National Southeastern Dual Meet - Three Day Driving Tour
Thursday / Saturday, 
June 12-14, 2014  


 A group of Peach State Cadillac folks will spend a weekend in Lebanon TN, just this side of Nashville, scouting the field of beautiful classic cars. This is expected to be on the caliber of the Charlotte AACA meets, only bigger! Member Bill Greene will have his ’28 LaSalle on the field, and there are expected to be 200 other first-rate classics there for us to drool over. Location is Fiddler’s Grove at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, All these cars are carefully selected, previous Senior award winners. There is no charge to visit the field. We will consider this a long drive, heading up on Friday, spending Friday night, and heading back Saturday after the show. This will be a round trip of roughly 500 miles, but you do not have to drive your classic Cadillac.

 We will set up “camp” at the Hampton Inn, and maybe pitch the club’s tent there for a base of operations. Details will follow as we close in on the summer! Questions? Call Tom Di Nucci at (803) 397-1386, or Bill Greene at (404) 218-5971.

Make your reservations at the Lebanon Hampton Inn for about $125 per night with AAA or AARP membership.

Hampton Inn & Suites Lebanon

1065 Franklin Road, LebanonTN 37090

(615) 444-3445 | Check Availability | Website


"Streetside Classics" Lithia Spring

Cofer Collection in Tucker

Details TBD for both, stay tuned!


Roswell Manor on the Square Cruise-In and Cookout - Saturday, June 28, 2014

 This is July 4th Weekend!

In 2013 Peach State sponsored a cruise-in at Roswell’s Manor on the Square, an assisted living center at the heart of Roswell. It was a great summer day. It’s time we do it again!

Member Joe Ochs set this up. We will join the residents for a July 4th cookout! Most of the residents can remember a Cadillac in the family or among family friends, so let’s give them another reminder of Motordom’s Masterpiece! New and old friends reminiscing about the cars they owned…

Memories as sweet as a slice of watermelon… 

One of The Manor's residents admiring Stan Tucker’s ’56 Fleetwood Sixty Special at last years event.

WHO? Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club members only. It’s not a huge lot, so you will have to pre-register. We can fit only 20 Cadillacs, so this will be FIRST REGISTERED, FIRST IN!

WHAT? A Cookout and Cruise-In. We will meet at the center, and use their parking lot.

WHEN? Saturday, June 28th from 10:00 AM til 2:00 PM.

WHERE? Manor on the Square, 550 Barrington Dr. Roswell, GA 30075. (770) 993-8040. Get to Roswell from the north and west by I-75 to Highway 120 eastbound. From the south and east, it’s up Roswell Road or GA 400 from Sandy Springs. Roswell Manor is located on the south side of Marietta Highway one block west of the intersection of Highway 120 (Marietta Highway) and Alpharetta Street (Highway 9). Just off the square in historic Roswell. Parking on the grounds.

HOW TO REGISTER? Please call Joe at H: (678) 401-3072 M: (404) 916-4118 or email him at You can also call club VP Kevin Garrison at (706) 207-1550, or email him at They will need to know which Cadillac you’re bringing.

There’s nothing else to bring, except maybe a chair or two, and your good nature. The Manor and the club are working out details on food and cooking, so let us worry about that! See you on the Square!



2014 July




 CLC Grand Nationals, Lake George, NY - July, 8-12, 2014



4th of July Parade - TBD



Tucker Cruise-In -Saturday July 12, 2104

Join us on the field at Tucker’s downtown cruise-in by 3:30 PM so we can park together. The hosts are dedicating the meet to the Cadillac club, so we need a HUGE turnout! Come and join us! From the north, take the Northlake Parkway exit (#36) off I-285 and head east, toward Tucker. Stay left, then turn left on Northlake Parkway. Turn left on LaVista Road and go less than 2 miles. Turn right onto Main Street, Tucker. From the south, you can take Lawrenceville Highway off I-285 at exit #37, heading east. Turn left on Main Street and go across the railroad tracks. Look for the Cadillacs lined up. We are the featured make this day! Bring a cooler, but we will probably find a place to eat dinner as a group. Questions? Call Bill Greene at (404) 218-5971.   



Cadillac Clinic - Sunday July 20, 2014  

Same format as the last one. We will meet at Winch's shop in Marietta, as usual. We will concentrate on ONE car, with a heavy emphasis on teaching us to work on our own cars. We need one target Cadillac for this session. If you want to volunteer as a guinea pig, let Doug know. We will pick our candidates and let you know!

Please let Doug know if you‘re planning on attending the clinic:

Place: Bob’s garage in Marietta. Bob’s shop is a commercial condominium almost directly across the street from the Marietta Daily Journal newspaper near the Lockheed plant. From I-75 at Delk Rd take 280 south/west to Fairground, turn right, go one block, turn right again on to Commerce Park Drive. Go to the next to last driveway on the right. 505 Commerce Park Dr., Suite F, Marietta GA 30060. Bob’s cell is 404 731 4580.




2014 August


BBQ at the Bailey's - TBD

We will use the get-together to plan our trip to Indiana in September!



2014 September


Coker's cruise-in and CLC Fall National Driving Tour
looks like Sep 20 through 30 to Indiana and Michigan.

Details TBD, stay tuned!


Corinth Baptist Church 10th Annual Car Show - September 27, 2014 from 8:00 to 3:00

3156 Langley Road, Loganville, GA 30052. There will be prizes for the top three Cadillacs in addition to the Best in Show and classes trophies and Top Ten trophies. Bill Greene has hosted us in past years, and will do so again this year.

Details TBD, stay tuned!



2014 October


Oakland Cemetery

Fall Driving Tour


Marist Homecoming - October 25th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Details TBD, stay tuned!



2014 November


Members Appreciation Picnic

Cadillac Clinic  

Veterans' Day Parade



2014 December


Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th Fall Driving Tour to Asheville and the Biltmore estates. We will join about 14 of Peach State’s Allante' folks for this three-day, two night tour. The decorations should be out for this holiday season, and it will be beautiful!   


Hotel rates have significantly gone up for the Asheville area, but the group is working to get the best rates. The Residences of Biltmore are $179/night (group rate). We are also working with the Biltmore Group Sales for hotel rooms. We may use Grey Line tours for shuttle buses. 


Will keep you informed as we make plans for the trip.  Any suggestions or recommendations you have are welcome. Mark your calendars for this late Fall Driving Tour!  Questions? Call Paula Vopelak (404) 788-6121   



The 22nd Annual Peach State Christmas Banquet
& Introductions of New Officers

Saturday, December 13th; Festivities will start at 11:00 AM

Lunch will begin at NOON and will conclude with the Awards Ceremony. A cash bar will be available. Atlanta Country Club is in East Cobb County, just off Johnson Ferry Road. Bob Winchell has once again arranged for reserved parking so we can show off the cars. We will also have our traditional Christmas Auction for 2013.  Please bring something to auction! Directions to ACC at their web site:  You must reserve your seats by completing the form and mailing it in to Martina Butler no later than November 30th. (Look for the reservation form in the mail, with your ballot for the new slate of officers.)


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This Month's Picture Gallery Car's Belong To:

Bill Marsh

1958 Cadillac Eureka Flower Car 1 of 1!

Bills says of his latest purchase;

Actually I was looking on eBay for an Autronic eye for the Biarritz and found this.

It is a frame off restoration, Senior car grand prize winner AACA, incredible restoration. But a mechanical fuel pump and it vapor locked as we were coming back. Also has a bad shimmy, so off to the alignment shop as soon as they opened the next day.

This is the only 1958 Cadillac Eureka Flower Car in the world. 

Watch for this rare Cadillac Professional Car at an upcoming event the year!





A Big WELCOME to Our Newest Peach State CLC Members!


Look WHOOO Just Joined!

Mike Thies, Atlanta, GA

Torsten Bensch, Atlanta, GA

Todd Fowler, Athens, GA

Tommy Statham, Newnan, GA / 1966 Eldorado convertible /  1976 Eldorado convertible

        Marty & Tacy Pecora, Gainesville, GA (Partner, Cadillac of Lake Lanier)

         Scott Albertson, Woodstock, GA (Partner, American National)

I need pictures and a small write up y'all for the Picture Gallery! Web Ed.......




Ever wonder about the history of
The Peach State Cadillac and LaSalle Club? 

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Send me an email with picture(s) and a small description of your car and I will post it here on the web site.

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Tips about Tires  

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By Bob Winchell and Doug Bailey




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Club Business & Memberships

Welcome to our New Board Members and Thank You for volunteering your time!


News from Martina Butler, our Board Director!
February 1, 2014

 The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. held their National Board Meeting
 January 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ
Our interests were represented by National Board Director, Martina Butler.

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Join "The Local Peach State Chapter of the CLC"!

Annual dues are $25.00 – or you may pay a discounted rate of $65.00 for three years.

We accept PayPal or send a check made payable to; Peach State CLC.  

Pay your membership dues by using your PayPal account! No more paper checks and postage! 

Here’s how:

1. Log into your PayPal account. Make sure you have sufficient funds to cover your dues payment. Select Send Money.

2. Enter the club’s email address: There’s an underline between words in that address.

3. Enter the amount you want to send ($25 for one year or $65 for three years).

4. Hit Continue to send it... You can add a note to the club if you want.

Our membership Director will send you confirmation of receipt of your dues payment by email!

To print the membership application / renewal form, please click the link: and send it back with your check. If you cannot print the form, please let us know and Buster will mail you one.

Payment should be sent to the address below:

Buster Miller
Peach State CLC Membership Director
1464 Tibbs Bridge Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
H: (706) 264-9558


Join "The National Chapter of the CLC"!


Membership in the national club is required. The Cadillac & LaSalle Club pays for insurance to cover regions like ours during sanctioned events. CLC also offers one of the best glossy monthly collector auto magazines anywhere, The Self Starter. CLC provides an online forum for parts searches and technical support. And membership is required if you ever want to join us for a Grand National in various parts of the U.S.  Dues for the national club are $55.00 per year, for first class mailings of The Self Starter. This first-class fee also gets you immediate access to the online version of the magazine if you live within the U.S. (You can receive the second class mailing of The Self Starter for $40.00 per year, but without internet access; it will arrive a few days later. This is a popular option, unless you need immediate access to those parts and auto sale listings!)

Please visit for an immediate on-line application using VISA, MC, Discover or PayPal. Or, you can print and send a paper application to:

Cadillac-LaSalle Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 360835 
Columbus, Ohio 43236-0835  

Please advise Buster Miller, Peach State CLC Membership Director, as soon as you receive your new CLC member number!  



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Now that the elections are over with, we want to Welcome all our 'New' board members and give a big heart felt Thank You to all the out going board. This Club would not exist, nor survive and thrive as it does without all their hard work and time. The new board will be updated here shortly.

Thank You!



Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club Board of Directors


Doug Bailey
770-992-8394 H


Communications Director

  Annette and Ron Benneche

Vice President

Kevin Garrison

 CLC National Board Director & Corresponding Secretary

 Martina Butler
678-643-0187 C 


Membership Director

Buster Miller
706-712-5422 W
706-264-9558 C



Sandy Partridge
770-402-5181 H



Web Site

Lewis Schwartz

Activities Directors

Tom and Linda Di Nucci 

Editor of the TAILFIN

Bill Rush


Sandy Barth

Activities Committee

Terry Bird
Jimmy Dorsey
Vince Haaland
Jimmy Jones
Stan Tucker
Mary Jean and Lee Dunn 


Cadillac Clinic Advisors
Emerson Duke

Bob Winchell

Jay Friedman  

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