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2007 Grand National
Hosted by the Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club
August 1-4, 2007
Savannah, Georgia
 
 

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With generous help from a host region the National CLC holds their annual Grand National meet in a different city each year.

The Grand National is not just a car show - It is the gathering of a community comprised of people of all walks of life that have one thing in common – A passion for Cadillac and LaSalle automobiles.

I was first drawn to the CLC and its shows for the cars, but now I go mostly for the people. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the cars, but the people are really what make the event meaningful.

The People—Georgia is no doubt part of the South, and Southern Hospitality is alive and well there. Most folks at the GN were from Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, and other mid-Atlantic states.

These folks were universally nice and always in good humor. The turnout was excellent with almost 800 attendees. Michael Posey was our host, while Jack McClow directed the event.  We were few and far between, but Californians came and made our presence known. Fred Bausch & Carl Stieg were there in their official capacities, Western Regions VP & Chief Judge, respectively.  Tom Young made the drive from Paso Robles in a modern Cadillac. Dave & Patti Ricci flew in from the Bay Area, and I flew in from Los Angeles. Other Californians on the attendee list who I did not get a chance to talk to while there included:

Joe Benz, Carolyn Dippel, Elmer Giltner, Hillard Gordon, Harry Hadley, Roland Moore, and Chuck Storni. Harry & Donna Hadley drove their 41,000 original mile 1967 Coupe deVille from San Jose via Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

By Rob Leonard, Director CLC Southern California

 
 

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