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Lakewood Country Club

February 14, 2010


Words by: Craig Chally
Pictures by: Calvin Jones, Craig Chally, Linda Leonard & Tom Hall

     Ah, Valentineís Day!  The day we celebrate the loves of our lives, our Cadillacs and LaSalles!  Oh, yeah, and our wives, husbands, and significant others, too. 

     This yearís annual Lakewood Show was one of the best ever.  After weeks of rain and miserable weather, we were treated to a faultless, Spring-like day of crystal blue skies and pleasantly warm temperatures, perfect for showcasing over thirty Cadillac and LaSalle cars on the lawn at Lakewood Country Club.  CLC members from as far away as Henderson, Nevada, came to participate in what has become the Southern California Regionís signature event.  From the 1931 Cadillac Town Sedan owned by Joel and Cathy Feldman, to Gordon Collinsís award-winning 1993 Sixty Special, the full spectrum of Cadillac and LaSalle craftsmanship was on display.

     Part of that display was Tom Mussonís 1949 Series 62 Sedanette, recently featured in the January, 2010, issue of Motor Trend.  Looking resplendent in its Triumph Blue paint, Tomís car sat center stage, tail to finned tail with Dan Fisherís 1949 Coupe de Ville.  Thanks to field marshal Gary Falasco for his artistically-precise arrangement of the show field.

     Tom Mussonís í49 was featured in Motor Trend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the very first Car of the Year Award, which was given to the 1949 Cadillac for its revolutionary new V8 engine introduced that year.  As a special treat, our fabulous buffet lunch was followed by a fascinating presentation by Evan Klein, the photographer responsible for the Motor Trend shoot.  I donít think anyone who heard Evanís presentation will ever again take for granted the effort it takes to produce stunning pictures of the cars we all enjoy.

     Thanks to Gary Falasco for his diligent effort in bringing this event together.





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