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October 23, 2011

SoCal CLC holds First Annual Dealer

Show at La Quinta Cadillac

     A sunny, warm October Sunday set the tone for the SoCal CLC’s First Annual Dealer Show at La Quinta Cadillac.  Twenty-five Cadillacs (and one Full Classic Packard, which we all decided could be an honorary Cadillac for the day) from all over Southern California made the trip to the Coachella Valley to participate.

     Whether you were looking for the classic elegance of Fred Lax’s 1930 V16 convertible coupe, the Super Seventies brashness of John Ruttenberg’s Cranberry Firemist over white 1974 Eldorado Convertible, or the sleek modernity of Steven Saft’s 2011 CTS-V, there was something for everyone to appreciate.  Attendees were treated to lunch, music, and a commemorative shirt, courtesy of Art Lambrose of La Quinta Cadillac.  A portion of the proceeds of this event went to support the Special Olympics.

     Special thanks to Gary Friedman, who worked with the dealer staff to bring this show together, to Betsy Davenport, whose outreach to national CLC members in the Greater Palm Springs Area was invaluable to boosting attendance, and to Art Lambrose and the staff of La Quinta Cadillac, whose hospitality and generosity made this event possible.  Thank you also to all the Cadillac owners who turned out to support this inaugural event.  We look forward to seeing even more Cadillac and LaSalle lovers in the desert sun next year.

By Craig Chally

Photo's by SoCal's CLC member Craig Chally & San Diego's CLC member Gary Sisk


Award Winners

Best Car, 1902-1941: Fred Lax
1930 V16 Convertible Coupe
Best Car, 1946-1964: Brian Hermansader
1962 Coupe de Ville
Best Car, 1965-Present: John Ruttenberg
1974 Eldorado Convertible
Best Custom: Brent Eckman
1961 Six-Window Sedan de Ville
Best of Show: Hal Dueck
1940 Series 62 Convertible Coupe


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