Cadillac Coupe deVille
1985 Fleetwood coupe version of the new FWD C-body joined the lineup later
in the production run starting in March of 1984 while the official
production of the new C-body commenced December 1983 at the Orion
Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. The front cover of
the brochure advertised the new cars as the "Cadillac of
Tomorrow". These new models were smaller externally yet kept almost
identical interior dimensions as their predecessors. This change also
brought nearly the entire Cadillac line of cars to front-wheel drive,
leaving only the Fleetwood Brougham as the rear-wheel-drive holdout.
Cadillac's HT-4100 V8 remained the only engine, mounted
transversely and coupled with a 440-T4automatic.
GM's front-drive C and H bodies, Cadillac was the only line to offer a V8
engine. Other GM vehicles were equipped with a Buick-derived 3.0 or 3.8 V6
engine, or - for 1985 only - Oldsmobile's 4.3L V6 diesel power plant.
you know you can NOW read the Tailfin right here?!!
The Month Of March 2014
Friday, downtown Canton, GA (on going). St Patrick’s Day celebration.
March 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm
Meet around 4:30 on the square and hang out for dinner. Always a fun time,
hanging around the Caddies and seeing the other vehicles. No reservations
needed, but get there early if you want to park with the rest of the
North Ave. Varsity In Atlanta With The
Early Ford V-8 Club
March 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm
The Early Ford V-8 Club has invited us to join them for a Sunday
outing at the downtown Atlanta Varsity on North Avenue at 1:00 P.M.
Congregate on the second level parking deck. Show off your car, kick tires,
and eat chili dogs and onion rings. Spring officially arrives this week!
Tellus and Booth Museums In Cartersville, GA
March 22, 2014 at 10 AM
the Tellus Museum in Cartersville from 10:00 AM to Noon. Bring the kids!
Adults $14, kids $10, seniors $12. http://tellusmuseum.org/
Have lunch nearby as a group, then visit the Booth Western Museum from 1:30
PM to 3:00 PM. Adults $10, seniors $8, students $7 (under 12 are free). http://boothmuseum.org/
All fees and lunch are on your own. We can get a discount if we have
enough participants. Please let either Tom or Doug know if you are planning
on joining us, so we have a head count!
Friday Cruise-In, Downtown Canton GA (On Going)
Jubilee Cars in Greensboro, GA
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Estates Easter Parade
Sunday, April 20,2014 at 1:30 PM
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.
Driving Tour - Friday-Sunday,
April 25-27 2014
Spring Tour to Columbus, GA. Little Grand Canyon & Eufaula, Al. Details
being worked out as we speak. Terry Bird, Tour Guide par excellence, will
reprise his role as leader of the pack. Lots to do, so mark your calendars
for this big event. Once again, we will seek CLC endorsement for touring
miles and badges.
Peach Blossom Buick-Olds-Pontiac-Cadillac BBQ, Bluegrass & Car Show
2, 2014 at 6:00 PM,
and May 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM
of Lake Lanier, many others
Northwest at Galleria, 200 Interstate North Parkway SE Atlanta, GA 30339
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
To get the best deals REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 15! Fees go up after the
Or call Marc Bailey at
770-265-2551 or call Tom Di Nucci at 770-479-9328
$25 per car, $30 per vendor space; BBQ & Bluegrass is $25/person
need our Club Members to sign up NOW for this event!!! Please
do not wait.
Clinic - Sunday May
the format as last year gang. This session will be held at Winch's shop in
Marietta, as usual. However, we will concentrate on ONE car, with a heavy
emphasis on teaching us to work on our own cars.
will need one target Cadillac for each of these sessions, which will
spread out over the coming six months or so. If you want to volunteer as a
guinea pig, let Doug know. We will pick our candidates and let you know!
will be lifting Bill Marsh’s ’58 Eureka Flower Car to check it out!
Please let Doug know if you‘re planning on attending the clinic. Winch’s
shop is not heated, so we will postpone this clinic until the spring if the
temperature is not above 50 degrees on the 9th. If the weather is
“iffy,” please contact Doug to see if it’s a GO or NO GO.”
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.
Legion Memorial Day Parade and Cook-out
Details TBD, stay tuned!
National Southeastern Dual Meet
- Three Day
/ Saturday, June
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.
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.
your reservations at the Lebanon Hampton Inn for about $125 per night with
AAA or AARP membership.
Inn & Suites Lebanon
Franklin Road, Lebanon, TN 37090
444-3445 | Check
Availability | Website
Classics" Lithia Spring
Collection in Tucker
TBD for both, stay tuned!
on the Square Cruise-In and Cookout - Saturday,
June 28, 2014
is July 4th Weekend!
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!
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…
as sweet as a slice of watermelon…
of The Manor's residents admiring Stan Tucker’s ’56 Fleetwood Sixty
Special at last years event.
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!
A Cookout and Cruise-In. We will meet at the center, and use their parking
Saturday, June 28th from 10:00 AM til 2:00 PM.
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.
TO REGISTER? Please call Joe at H: (678) 401-3072 M: (404) 916-4118 or
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call club VP Kevin
Garrison at (706) 207-1550, or email him at email@example.com. They will
need to know which Cadillac you’re bringing.
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!
Grand Nationals, Lake George, NY -
July, 8-12, 2014
of July Parade - TBD
at the Bailey's - TBD
will use the get-together to plan our trip to Indiana in September!
cruise-in and CLC Fall National Driving Tour
looks like Sep 20 through 30
to Indiana and Michigan.
Details TBD, stay tuned!
This Month's Picture Gallery Car's Belong
1958 Cadillac Eureka
Flower Car 1 of 1!
says of his latest purchase;
I was looking on eBay for an Autronic eye for the Biarritz and found this.
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.
is the only 1958 Cadillac Eureka Flower Car in the world.
Watch for this rare Cadillac
Professional Car at an upcoming event the year!
Big WELCOME to Our Newest Peach State CLC Members!
WHOOO Just Joined!
Bensch, Atlanta, GA
Fowler, Athens, GA
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
wonder about the history of
The Peach State Cadillac and LaSalle Club?
Send me an email with picture(s) and a
small description of your car and I will post it here on the web
Tips about Tires
Bob Winchell and Doug Bailey