Time to Pull Out
Cadillac Light Tank M5 Stuart
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.
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.
you know you can NOW read the Tailfin right here?!!
The Month Of April 2014
Friday Cruise-In, Downtown Canton GA (On Going)
Jubilee Cars in Greensboro, GA
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Annual ATL Steeplechase, GA
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. www.partridgeinn.com
More Info Here;
Peach Blossom Buick-Olds-Pontiac-Cadillac BBQ, Bluegrass & Car Show
2, 2014 at 6:00 PM,
and Saturday 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
Or call Marc Bailey at
770-265-2551 or call Tom Di Nucci at 770-479-9328
$30 per car, $35 per vendor space; BBQ & Bluegrass is $25/person
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
Cruise-In -Saturday July 12, 2104
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.
Clinic - Sunday July
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!
let Doug know if you‘re planning on attending the clinic: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Baptist Church 10th Annual Car Show -
September 27, 2014 from 8:00 to 3:00
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
Details TBD, stay tuned!
Homecoming - October 25th, from 9:00 AM to
Details TBD, stay tuned!
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!
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
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)
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: http://atlantacountryclub.memberstatements.com/tour/tours.cfm?tourID=78710 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.)
not receive yours?? Click below and print!
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