SoCal National 2000
National Show in May attracted approximately 50 superb Cadillacs, and two
sharp LaSalles. Despite some unseasonably warm weather (average high in May
is normally around 83 in the valleys, but it got up to 100+ on this
particular day) the vintage machinery performed flawlessly.
It seems that
things go in cycles. This year, two late V-16s—a 1938 towncar and a 1940
Touring Sedan—were among the rarely seen cars at the show, plus half a dozen
sparkling 1947s (2 converts, two limousines, and a 62-sedan). Two freshly
restored 1938 Sixty-Specials were also entered, Morgan Woodward's made it,
but Richard Stanley's was a last minute scratch. It's always a treat to see
one of these beauties, two would have been phenomenal--maybe next year.
year, a sensational line up of early 1950s convertibles were among the
seldom seen Cadillacs on display, plus a 1966 limousine customized by
Fleetwood for Cadillac's general manager at the time, Harold Warner.
Thanks to all
the volunteers who got up early and made this show happen. Special thanks to
Robert Robin, Danny and Sue Parinno, Craig Rice, Kipp Jaros, Frank Ormonde
and son, and our three man audit team, Joel Shapiero, Julian Cangelosi, and
Jerry Krumm. Your assistance is much appreciated.
brass plates for the lower portion of the show awards will be mailed soon.
Plaques not picked up at the show are to be mailed next week. Many thanks to
everyone who prepared and entered a car.
by Roy A.
Prewar Cadillacs thru
Skip Moore's "Best of
Show" 1940 Formal Sedan.
John Woodward's new 1949
Steve Rostam's mint
original 1958 Coupe DeVille.
Casey Patelski's stunning