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May 2017: BREAKING NEWS: We are very excited to announce that Johan de Nysschen, Executive VP of GM and President of Cadillac Motor Car Company, will be attending the 2017 Grand National and will be a guest speaker at the Saturday evening Awards Banquet.  This is unprecedented for a CLC Grand National.
 

April 2017: We will not be holding our annual car shows at Capitol Cadillac in 2017 in order to commit our resources to the CLC Grand National at the Hilton in McLean VA that we are co-hosting the first week of August.  We are, however, considering a “cars and coffee” type of “cruise-in” event at Capitol Cadillac later in 2017.  This event would keep our annual tradition of having our cars on display at Capitol Cadillac. As soon as we know something, we will pass it along.
 
April 2017: We have received confirmation that the 1953 Cadillac LeMans Motorama car owned by Scott Milestone (LeMans #3) will appear at the 2017 Grand National. Of the four LeMans ever built, LeMans #3 is the only one remaining in original condition. The only other one known to exist is LeMans #4, which is owned by the General Motors (GM) Heritage Center. It was substantially restyled by GM in the late ‘50s included being fitted with a new engine. The two were together perhaps for the first time ever at Capitol Cadillac for Cadillac Dream Cars Weekend in 2008. Here is an opportunity to see one of the most significant cars ever built by General Motors!
 
December 2016: The 2017 CLC Grand National registration forms are now available at http://www.vfrclc.org/2017gn.html (click on the Forms tab).  We encourage attendees to register as soon as possible, especially their vehicles as the show field accommodates 435 cars.  The CLC National Office will be handling vehicle registration and will date stamp them as they are received. When they reach 435 cars, any additional cars will be placed on a waiting list.
 
October 2016: Following in the tradition of celebrating a theme at the Annual Fall Car Show at Capitol Cadillac, the 2016 theme was  Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the 1941 CadillacView full coverage including photos.  Thanks to Cars On Line and Old Cars Weekly for helping to promote the show, and for Old Cars Weekly for covering the event.
 

August 2016: Rooms for the 2017 CLC Grand National at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner are nearly sold out!  Members can try to reserve a room at the room rate of $129.00 plus tax by calling 1-800-HILTONS and using the group code CLC GN 2017.

There is now a backup hotel for the 2017 Grand National Meet. The backup hotel is:

The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

The hotel website is http://www.westintysonscornerhotel.com/.  Room rate is $139 per night plus applicable taxes ($10 more than the Hilton).  This hotel is one mile from the Hilton and a constant shuttle will be operating between the two hotels.

Members may reserve rooms now by:

1) Calling Starwood central reservations at 888-627-8970 and give the dates and name on the block ("Cadillac and LaSalle Club Overflow Room Block")
or

2) Reserving online.

Additional information regarding the event is available on the 2017 Grand National webpage at http://www.vfrclc.org/2017gn.html.
 

May 2016: The 25th Annual Spring Car Show and Automobilia Auction at Capitol Cadillac was held on Sunday May 1, 2016.  In spite of the rain, over 30 Cadillacs were in attendance.  View pictures from the show.
 
April 2016:  Congratulations to the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2016 CLC Grand National in Las Vegas, NV. 

The list of winners is below.

Category             Award Winner
CLC Website Merit Award Potomac Region

CLC Newsletter Excellence Award

Vince Taliano
North Potomac MD

 

February 2016: The 25th Annual Spring Car Show and Automobilia Auction at Capitol Cadillac will be held on Sunday May 1, 2016View the show registration flyer.

On Friday, February 19, 2016, Ron Van Gelderen passed away.  Ron was a co-founder, along with the late Steven Sisson, of the Potomac Region in 1969.  Visit the club's Region History web page to read how the idea of a Region took shape in 1968-69 as recalled by the late Steven Sisson.

Although Ron eventually left the area and lived in different parts of the country, he kept in touch with the Potomac Region.  In 2007, he returned to attend the Legacy of LaSalle car show at Capitol Cadillac (pictured right) where he spoke on the history of LaSalles (along with Matt Larson, he co-authored LaSalle: Cadillac’s Companion Car, the most comprehensive book ever written on LaSalles. Order a copy at http://www.cadillaclasallemuseum.org/LaSalle-book.pdf -- proceeds benefit the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center). 

We will always remember Ron for all of his contributions to the hobby, the CLC, and to our Region!
 

January 2016: Our Region  participated in The Washington Auto Show for the first time.  See pictures from the show. 














 
November 2015: Thanks to Daniel Strohl for featuring our "Trio of Talismans" story in the Hemmings Blog.  View post.









 
October 2015: For the first time, a CLC regional dealer-sponsored car show featured modified Cadillacs and LaSalles. Magnificent Modifieds, the theme for the 2015 Annual Fall Car Show held on Sunday, October 25th at Capitol Cadillac in Greenbelt, MD, celebrated the creativity and craftsmanship of these unique Cadillacs and LaSalles.  View pictures from the show. 
 
July 2015:  The 2017 CLC Grand National website, designed by Jeff Hansen, is now live!  View the site for periodic updates.  The event, co-hosted by the Potomac Region and the Valley Forge Regions, will be held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Virginia from July 31 – August 6, 2017.  Hope to see everyone in the Nation's Capital!
 
June 2015:  Congratulations to the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2015 CLC Grand National in Brookfield, WI. 

The full list of winners is below.

Category Award Winner Year and Model
CLC Website Merit Award Potomac Region

CLC Henry M. Leland Award

Bill Anderson,
Gambrills MD
Senior Wreath

SW4: 1939–1949 CADILLAC
– 1st Place



Clyde G. “Rob” Robison,
Yorklyn DE



1942 Cadillac
6267D
Convertible Coupe

Senior

CLASS S10: 1977-CURRENT CADILLAC
– 2nd Place



Bob Crimmins,
Manalapan NJ


1993 Cadillac DW69 Fleetwood Brougham
Primary

CLASS P22: 1967–1970 CADILLAC (without Eldorado)
– 1st Place

CLASS P99: COMMERCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL VEHICLES THROUGH 1999
– 1st Place



Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase, MD

Michael Barruzza,
Bensalem, PA



1970 Cadillac 68367
Deville Convertible

1996 Cadillac FH90 S&S Limousine

 

May 2015: The 24th Annual Spring Car Show and Automobilia Auction at Capitol Cadillac was held on Sunday May 3, 2015.  Over 60 Cadillacs and LaSalles were in attendance.  View more than 100 pictures from the show.





 
April 2015: View a wonderful video of the 2014 Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region Fall Car Show, celebrating the dealership's 80th Anniversary. The video was created by Matt Laur from Horizon Imageworks and does a great job capturing the look and feel of these wonderful events at Capitol Cadillac.
 
March 2015: 2017 CLC Grand National to be held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia!  That’s right, it is official.  The event will be co-hosted by the Potomac Region and the Valley Forge Region, and will be held July 31 – August 6, 2017.  Ronnie Hux will serve as Chairman of the event with Scot Minesinger as the Potomac Region Lead and Jack Hotz as the Valley Forge Region Lead.  If members are interested in volunteering to help with the pre-event planning and/or help during show week, please let us know.  This will be the first time in the 50+ year history of the CLC that a Grand National will be held in the Potomac Region.  Visit the 2017 Grand National website for updates on the event!
 
October 2014: Following in the tradition of celebrating a theme at the Annual Fall Car Show at Capitol Cadillac, the 2014 theme was Celebrating Capitol Cadillac’s 80th Anniversary.  The show was held on Sunday, October 26th.  View approximately 135 pictures from the show.
 
July 2014:  Congratulations to the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2014 CLC Grand National in Lake George, NY. 

The full list of winners is below.

Category Award Winner Year and Model
CLC Website Merit Award Potomac Region
CLC Distinguished Service Award

Jack McClow,
North Potomac, MD

Past Presidents’ Preservation Award

Michael Barruzza, Bensalem, PA

Thomas Alsop,
Fairfax, VA

Paul Sevag,
Newtown Square, PA

Ronnie Hux,
Avondale PA

Jeffrey Montgomery, Edison, NJ

1967 Cadillac 68367
Deville Convertible

1968 Cadillac 68347
Coupe de Ville

1973 Cadillac 6CD47
Coupe de Ville

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1976 Cadillac 6CB69 Fleetwood Brougham d’Elegance

Senior Crown

CLASS SC5: 1950–1976 CADILLAC  
– 2nd Place



Michael A. Barruzza, Bensalem PA



1967 Cadillac 68367
Deville Convertible

Senior

CLASS S7: 1942–1949 CADILLAC
– 1st Place

CLASS S9: 1961–1976 CADILLAC
– 2nd Place



Clyde G. “Rob” Robison,
Yorklyn DE

Paul G. Sevag,
West Chester, PA



1947 Cadillac 6267 Convertible Coupe

1973 Cadillac 6CD47
Coupe de Ville

Primary

Class P18B: 1959–1960 CADILLAC
– 3rd Place

CLASS P22: 1967–1970 CADILLAC (without Eldorado)
– 3rd Place

CLASS P24: 1971–1978 ELDORADO
– 1st Place

CLASS P25: 1971–1976 CADILLAC (without Eldorado and Seville)
– 2nd Place



Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase, MD

R. Scot Minesinger, Fairfax Station, VA

Ronnie Hux
Avondale PA

Jeffrey Montgomery, Edison, NJ         



1959 Cadillac 6337
Coupe de Ville

1970 Cadillac 68367
Deville Convertible

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1976 Cadillac 6CB69
Fleetwood Brougham d’Elegance

Touring

CLASS T7: 1959–1966 CADILLAC
– 3rd Place


Jim Govoni,
Bowie MD



1966 Cadillac 68169 Fleetwood Brougham

 

June 2014: Thanks to Daniel Strohl for featuring our "1913 Cadillac Tow Truck" story in the Hemmings Blog.  View post.





 
May 2014: Capitol Cadillac and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Potomac Region held their 23rd Annual Car Show & Automobilia Auction on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  View pictures from the show.





 
October 2013: Following in the tradition of celebrating a theme at the Annual Fall Car Show at Capitol Cadillac, the 2013 theme was Colossal Convertibles, honoring the late Henry Ruby, long-time Car Show Coordinator, and the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Eldorado.  As a tribute to Henry, his 1958 Eldorado Biarritz was on display, as well as the factory-built “super-charged” 1953 Eldorado (pictured right), one of the only two 1953 Cadillac LeMans concept cars remaining (pictured at top of home page) and a 1951 Cadillac custom convertible from the Scott Milestone collection. The show was held on Sunday October 27th.  Read about the show and see more than 90 pictures.
 

August 2013:  Congratulations to the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2013 CLC Grand National in Quincy, MA. 

The full list of winners is below.

Category

Award Winner

Year and Model

CLC Website Merit Award

Potomac Region

CLC Distinguished Service Award

Bill Anderson,
Gambrills MD

CLC Self-Starter Author of the Year Award V16

Chris Cummings,
Manassas VA

Past Presidents’ Preservation Award

Ronnie Hux,
Avondale PA

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

Senior Crown

CLASS SC4: 1939–1949 CADILLAC
– 1st Place



Clyde G. “Rob” Robison,
Yorklyn DE



1947 Cadillac 6267 Convertible Coupe

Senior Wreath

CLASS SW5: 1950–1976 CADILLAC
– 3rd Place



Michael A. Barruzza, Bensalem PA



1967 Cadillac 68367 Deville Convertible

Senior

CLASS S8: 1950–1960 CADILLAC
– 1st Place



Rick Menz,
Ellicott City MD



1959 Cadillac 6267 Convertible Coupe

Primary

CLASS P22: 1967–1970 CADILLAC (without Eldorado) – 1st Place

CLASS P24: 1971–1978 CADILLAC ELDORADO
– 2nd Place


CLASS P28B: 1985–1999 CADILLAC (without 1985 Eldorado and Seville)
– 1st Place

CLASS P28B: 1985–1999 CADILLAC (without 1985 Eldorado and Seville)
– 2nd Place



Chuck Piel,
Ellicott City MD

Ronnie Hux,
Avondale PA



Bob Crimmins,
Manalapan NJ



J. Douglas Bailey, Roswell GA



1967 Cadillac 68367 Deville Convertible

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1993 Cadillac DW69 Fleetwood Brougham


1996 Cadillac DW69 Fleetwood Brougham

Touring

CLASS T4: 1936–1941 CADILLAC
– 2nd place

CLASS T8: 1967–1976 CADILLAC
– 1st place

CLASS T8: 1967–1976 CADILLAC
– 2nd place



Bryce Frey,
Chesapeake Beach MD

Jim Govoni,
Bowie MD

Randy Denchfield,
Chevy Chase MD



1941 Cadillac 6267D Convertible Coupe

1969 Cadillac 68367 Deville Convertible

1976 Cadillac 6EL67 Eldorado Convertible

 

May 2013: Each year, Old Cars Weekly  selects national and regional publications for its Golden Quill Award based on various categories. We are proud to announce that the Caddie Chronicle was among the publications that won (our sixth Golden Quill Award!). Below is the list of CLC winners:

National Full Size
- LaCad, Terry and Robyn Griffin, editors, Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Australia
- The Self-Starter, Stephen E. Stewart, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club

Regional Compact
- Caddie Chronicle, Vince Taliano, editor, CLC Potomac Region
- Cadillac Past, Chris Milici, editor, CLC New England Region

Regional Sub-Compact
- Cadillac & LaSalle Club Northwest Ohio Region News, Elden Smith, editor, CLC Northwest Ohio Region
- The Dagmar, Wayne Shmitka, editor, CLC Rocky Mountain Region
- Finz, Ron Melville, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club of New Zealand
- The Herald, Stephan Page, editor, CLC Northstar Region
- Standard of the World, Bill Levy, editor, CLC North Texas Region

Honorable Mention
- The Enlightener, Dan Cress, editor, CLC Badger Region
- Fleetwood Flyer, George Bergen, editor, CLC St. Louis Region
- The Voice, Karen & Jim Pittman, editors, CLC Iowa Crossroads Region

Also, CLC Potomac Region member Bill Anderson (Boomtimes, Buick Owners of America) and Bee Hamlin, Professional Pride promoter extraordinaire, (On Call, Mid-Atlantic chapter – The Professional Car Society) won Golden Quill Awards for their non-CLC publications.

Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Bob Norrid, Jack McClow, Richard Sills and Margo Sisson for providing proof-reading support; to Shelley Chadick for distributing the U.S. mail version and to everyone listed below for submitting stories and/or photos in 2012.

Tom Alsop -- Jack Anderson -- Roland Baladi -- John Barry -- Roger Bentley -- Len Berman -- George Boxley
Rita Boxley -- Bob Brown -- Martina Butler -- David Cammack -- Jim Churchill -- CLCMRC -- Reuben Cleetus
Bernie Cooney -- Bob Crimmins -- Chris Cummings -- Randy Denchfield -- Randy Edison -- Bill Edmunds
Bob Eng -- Nick Ferrantino -- Franklin Gage -- Lynn Gardner -- Gup Gascoigne -- Tim Gregorio -- Peter B. Griffith
John Guazzo -- Hemmings Classic Car -- David Hurth -- Daniel Jobe -- Sandy Kemper -- Ray Koziol
Arnold Landvoigt -- Jack McClow -- Tom McQueen -- Robert Meekins -- Ron Melville -- Gregg D. Merksamer
Scot Minesinger -- Chris Milici -- Bart Mitchell -- Shaya Tayefe Mohajer -- Bob Norrid -- Bill O'Brien -- Vern Parker  Keith Peirce -- Chuck Piel -- Dan Reed -- Dan Ruby -- Henry Ruby -- Yann Saunders -- Harry Scott -- The Self-Starter
SEMA ACTION NETWORK (SAN) -- Richard Sills -- Jan Sisson -- Richard Sisson -- Craig Stewart -- Chris Summers  Debbie Taylor -- Steven Tuck -- Michael Veilleux -- Universal Newsreel --
www.theporscheguys.com

 

May 2013: Capitol Cadillac and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Potomac Region held their 22nd Annual Car Show & Automobilia Auction.  58 Cadillacs filled the showroom, the service lane and the spacious parking lot of Capitol Cadillac, including six 1941 Cadillacs. There are more 1941 Cadillacs listed in the CLC International Directory than any other model year, and our show was a representation of that fact. Cars represented the states of Maryland and Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Read about it in the Caddie Chronicle.
 
January 2013: Thanks to David Traver Adolphus for featuring our "2012 Fall Driving Tour" in the Club News section of Hemmings Classic Cars.  View story.





 
October 2012:  Following in the tradition of celebrating a theme at the Annual Fall Car Show at Capitol Cadillac, our 2012 theme was Professional Pride, celebrating the long and storied history of Cadillac and LaSalle professional cars.  Specifically, Cadillac and LaSalle ambulances, combinations, flower cars, hearses and limousines from the model years 1902 thru present were the honored cars at the show on Sunday October 28th in Greenbelt, MD.  Read all about the event.
 
June 2012:  Congratulations to all the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2012 CLC Grand National in St. Augustine, FL. 

The full list of winners is below.

Category Award Winner Year and Model
CLC Website Excellence Award Vince Taliano,
Potomac Region
CLC Norm Uhlir Regional Activity Award

Stan Tucker,
Peach State Region (also a Potomac Region member)

CLC Mary Lou Evans Membership Award

Doug Bailey,
Peach State Region (also a Potomac Region member)

CLC Self-Starter Author of the Year Award V12

Bob Crimmins,
Raritan River Region (also a Potomac Region member)

Past Presidents’ Preservation Award

Ronnie Hux,
Avondale PA

Sanders Partridge, Kennesaw GA

Benjamin Berman, Sarasota FL

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1976 Cadillac 6CD47 Coupe deVille d’Elegance

1978 Cadillac 6KS69 Seville

Senior Wreath

C
LASS SW4: 1939–1949 CADILLAC
– 1st Place

CLASS SW5: 1950–1976 CADILLAC
– 1st Place



Clyde G. “Rob” Robison,
Yorklyn DE

Michael A. Barruzza, Bristol PA



1947 Cadillac 6267 Convertible Coupe

1967 Cadillac 68367 Deville Convertible

Senior

CLASS S8: 1950–1960 CADILLAC
– 2nd Place



Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD



1953 Cadillac 6267SX Eldorado Convertible

Primary

CLASS P15: 1954–1956 CADILLAC
– 3rd Place

CLASS P20: 1963–1964 CADILLAC
– 1st Place

CLASS P21: 1965–1966 CADILLAC
– 3rd Place

CLASS P22: 1967–1970 CADILLAC WITHOUT ELDOS – 1st Place

CLASS P24: 1971–1978 CADILLAC ELDORADO
– 2nd Place

CLASS P26: 1977–1984 PLUS 1976–1979 CADILLAC SEVILLE WITHOUT ELDOS
– 3rd Place



Stanley E. Tucker, Marietta GA

Martina Butler,
Roswell GA

J. Douglas Bailey,
Roswell GA

Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD

Ronnie Hux,
Avondale PA

Benjamin Berman, Sarasota FL



1956 Cadillac 6019X Fleetwood 60 Special

1964 Cadillac 6367 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1966 Cadillac 68369 Sedan
de Ville

1968 Cadillac 68367 Deville Convertible

1974 Cadillac 6EL67 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

1978 Cadillac 6KS69 Seville

Touring

CLASS T8: 1967–1976 CADILLAC
– 2nd Place


Sanders Partridge, Kennesaw GA



1976 Cadillac 6CD47 Coupe de Ville d’Elegance

 

May 2012: Each year, Old Cars Weekly selects national and regional publications for its Golden Quill Award based on various categories.  We are proud to announce that the Caddie Chronicle was among the publications that won (our fifth Golden Quill Award!).  Below is the list of CLC winners:

National Luxury
L
aCad, Terry and Robyn Griffin, editors, Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Australia
The Self-Starter, Stephen E. Stewart, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club

Regional Compact
- Caddie Chronicle, Vince Taliano, editor, CLC Potomac Region
- Cadillac Past, Chris Milici, editor, CLC New England Region
- The Herald, Stephen Page, editor, CLC Northstar Region

Regional Sub Compact
- Cadillac & LaSalle Club Northwest Ohio Region News, Elden Smith, editor, CLC/NWO Region
- Finz
, Ron Melville, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club of New Zealand
- Let's Talk Cadillac
, John Bauer, editor, West Michigan Cadillac & LaSalle Club
- The Standard
, Kevin Luedtke, editor, Motor City Region, Cadillac & LaSalle Club

Honorable Mention
-
The Dagmar, Wayne Shmitka, editor, Rocky Mountain Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club
- Fleetwood Flyer
, George Bergen, editor, Cadillac & LaSalle Club – St Louis Region

Also, CLC Potomac Region member Bill Anderson (Boomtimes, Buick Owners of America) won a Golden Quill Award for his non-CLC publications.

Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Richard Sills and Steven & Margo Sisson for reviewing and enhancing each issue prior to publication, to Shelley Chadick for distributing the U.S. mail version and to everyone listed below for submitting stories and/or photos in 2011.

David Traver Adolphus - Autoblog - Don Beaupre - J. Roger Bentley - Martina Butler - Justin Chrobak
Alan Clark - CLC Website - Clem Clement - Lou Commisso - Tim Coy - Bob Crimmins - Chris Cummings
Joe Cutler - Detroit Public Library National Automotive History Collection - Brian Earnest - Berkeley Edmunds
Bob Eng - Nick Ferrantino - Bryce Frey - Franklin Gage - General Motors - Tim Gregorio - John Guazzo
Hemmings Blog - Lee Herbermann - Bill Hilliard - David Hime - IMCDB - Brad Ipsen - Frank Jardim
Ivars Jaunrubenis - Daniel Jobe - Jim Jordan - Sandy Kemper - Charles Lemons - Mary Lightbown - Randy Manus  Jack McClow - Tom McQueen - Robert L. Meekins - Gregg D. Merksamer - R. Scot Minesinger - The Montgomery News - Tom Moynton - Old Cars Weekly - Ed Owen - Vern Parker - Sue Pashukewich - Chuck & Debbie Piel
Brenda Priddy & Company - Prince George’s Journal - Dan Reed - RM Auctions - Dan & JoJo Ruby - Henry Ruby
Harry Scott - SEMA - Richard Sills - Steven Sisson - Snohomish County Washington Police Department - Top Gear
The Winchester Star - Angelo Van Bogart - Val Van Meter - Michael Veilleux - Terry Wenger,Sr. - Robert K. Wilcox
 

May 2012: Capitol Cadillac and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Potomac Region held their 20th Anniversary Car Show & Automobilia Auction.  Cadillacs from 1936 through recent model years filled the showroom, the service lane and the spacious parking lot of Capitol Cadillac representing the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Read all about out it.
 
October 2011: 77 pre-registrations! That’s what we received for the Dazzling DeVilles show, which by the way is an all-time record. With those many pre-registrations, we were looking at a record turnout; even more cars than the 115 cars we had for the Fabulous Fleetwoods event the year before. All we needed was nice weather, but a funny thing happened the day before the show. It snowed! Not just flurries, but accumulating snow, especially in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland. Richard Sills commented that the last time there was accumulating snow in October in Lancaster, Pennsylvania was 1973! And the time before that was 1940!  Read the full story about the Dazzling DeVilles event in the Caddie Chronicle.

Illustration by Bob Eng
 

May 2011: Each year, Old Cars Weekly selects national and regional publications for its Golden Quill Award based on various categories.  This year’s winners appeared in the May 12th issue and included numerous CLC publications.  I am proud to announce that the Caddie Chronicle was among the publications that won (This is our fourth Golden Quill Award!).  Below is the list of CLC winners:

 National Compact
- The Self-Starter, Steve Stewart, Editor

Regional Full Size
- La Cad, Terry and Robyn Griffin, Editors, CLC of Australia

Regional Compact
- Caddie Chronicle, Vince Taliano, Editor, CLC Potomac Region
- Cadillac Past, Chris Milici, Editor, CLC New England Region
- The Herald, Stephen Page, Editor, CLC Northstar Region

Regional Sub Compact
- The Standard, Kevin Luedtke, Editor, CLC Motor City Region

Honorable Mention
- The Dagmar, David Leger, Editor, CLC Rocky Mountain Region
- Tailfin, Gary Fisher, Editor, CLC Central Ohio Region
- The Voice, Karen and Jim Pittman, Editors, CLC Iowa Crossroads Region

Also, CLC Potomac Region members Grace Gluck (Metropolitan Skyline, CCCA Metro Region) and Bill Anderson (Boomtimes, Buick Owners of America) each won a Golden Quill Award for their non-CLC publications.

Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Richard Sills and Steven & Margo Sisson for reviewing and enhancing each issue prior to publication, to Shelley Chadick for distributing the U.S. mail version and to everyone listed below for submitting stories and/or photos in 2010.

AACA Museum - Bob & Carolyn Archer - Paul Ayres - Fred Bausch - J. Roger Bentley - Jeffrey Bliemeister
Joe Bortz - George & Rita Boxley - Glenn Brown - Martina Butler - Cadillac & LaSalle Club 
www.Caddyedge.com - Pat Caruso - Lou Commisso - Bob Crimmins - Chris Cummings 
Randy & Susan Denchfield - Nick Ferrantino -
April Grammont - Lee Herbermann - Andrea Jacoby
Ivars Jaunrubenis - Daniel Jobe - Mike Jones - Paul Katson Sandy Kemper - Lars Krantz - Matt Larson
Richard Lentinello - Jack McClow - Mark McCourt - Robert McLellan Tom McQueen - Gregg D. Merksamer
R. Scot Minesinger - Barton Mitchell - Roberto Morbiato - Tom Musson - Bob Norrid - Warren Oates
Chuck O’Bryan - David O’Steen - Vern Parker - Grant Patterson - Chuck & Debbie Piel - The Pinola Family 
Brenda Priddy & Company - 
Dan Reed - Dan Ruby - Henry & Diane Ruby - Steve Rummel
Alessandro Salami - Yann Saunders - Harry & Julia Scott - SEMA - Jeff Shively - The Smithsonian Museum
Lisa Snider -
Richard Sills - Steven & Margo Sisson - Gary Sutherlin - Tom Tau - Steven Tuck
Ron VanGelderen - Michael Veilleux - Cliff Woodbury - Jack Wade - Darshan Zenith
 

February 2011: Thanks to David Traver Adolphus and Richard Lentinello for featuring our "City of Rockville Antique Car Show" coverage in the Club News section of Hemmings Classic Cars.  View story.

 
February 2011: Steven Sisson, who co-founded the Potomac Region in 1969 with Ron VanGelderen, passed away on February 26, 2011.  Steven was the 2008 recipient of the CLC’s most prestigious award, the Henry M. Leland Award.  The Leland Award is presented to an outstanding CLC member who has performed acts of great merit.  He performed acts of great merit for the CLC since 1969. 

Steven’s involvement with the CLC all started in the summer of 1968 when he and his brother Richard answered a classified ad in The Washington Post for Cadillac parts being disposed of by the widow of a collector who had several 1938-40 era senior Cadillacs.  After being led to the parts stash in the basement, they met Ron VanGelderen who was rummaging through the parts.  They soon learned that Ron owned a small fleet of some 4 or 5 collector Cadillacs and he recently moved to McLean, Virginia from Chicago. They invited Ron to their Dad’s nearby home to see Steven’s ‘46 convertible.  Talking there, they were amazed to learn that Ron had come from a very active CLC Region in Chicago and he had already become distressed to learn that there was no active local Region in the Washington, DC area.  A few months later, Ron called Steven and asked if he could come up with a mailing list of interested Cadillac fanciers in the area.  Ron wanted to explore the idea of forming a local region.  Steven said yes because he was a member of the local AACA Region and CHVA Region and knew a lot of people.  He came up with some 20-25 names and forwarded them on to Ron.  Then Ron and his wife Sherie did the mailings and invited the people on Steven’s list to their home for a meeting.

The first meeting took place in January 1969 with some 15-20 potential members in attendance and was featured in The Self-Starter.  Ron led the meeting and announced that he wanted to get a local Region started.  Later in 1969, the first meet was held at Turkey Run Park in McLean, Virginia with 12 classics in attendance.  About a month or so later, another get together was held at his home and after some discussion, it was decided that the Region would be called “Potomac” and Steven Sisson would be its first Director.  The first order of business was to apply to the National Club for provisional status and to get a good mailing list organized.  These things were done and the Potomac Region was off and running. 

Steven directed the infant organization from 1969–1976.  It was very loose in a number of ways in the early days, including not even requiring dues for the first couple of years. The hat was passed around at the various get-togethers and this brought in enough money to buy paper supplies and pay for postage.  Steven more or less ran the club from his office on 15th Street, while also serving as its newsletter writer/editor.  Different people came up with ideas for gatherings, meetings and so forth.  Eventually dues were put in effect when it became necessary to buy trophies to give out at the national sanctioned shows. 

From the beginning, the Potomac Region kept growing.  In the early years of the 1970s, its members included a number of members who remain active today.  Besides the DC area enthusiasts, Cadillac and LaSalle owners from Pennsylvania and New Jersey made the journey south to attend Potomac Region events during the mid ‘70s.  By then, Steven who was the CLC's Eastern Vice President of Regions, felt that there was a need for a CLC Region in Pennsylvania, because, "we have a large number of members residing there, but no Region for them to be involved with."

Steve published an open letter to CLC members residing in Pennsylvania in the February 1975 The Self-Starter, promising that if there was interest in a CLC Region in Pennsylvania, “The New York, Potomac, and New England Region people will assist you in getting started and I assure you I will give you all of the guidelines necessary.”  From this appeal came the Valley Forge Region which has not only flourished but has become one of the most active Regions in the CLC and host of the club’s 50th Anniversary Party, the 2008 CLC Grand National. 

For a time during the ‘80s and the early ‘90s when the Potomac Region became less active and questions were raised about its continued viability, it was the Valley Forge Region -- which had begun with an enthusiasm sparked by the Potomac Region – that provided welcome support to its neighbor to the south.  Several Valley Forge Region members joined the Potomac Region when it was trying to build its membership back up, and a considerable number of cars with Pennsylvania and New Jersey license plates continued to regularly attend the Potomac Region’s meets and shows. 

The Potomac Region survived until its recent resurgence in 2003, due in part to Steven’s efforts over the years, as well as the car shows sponsored since 1992 by Capitol Cadillac and Daniel Jobe.  Since 2003, Steven developed the club’s initial website; participated in the design of the Region’s logo and served as Activities Director, liaison with the Central VA Region, newsletter columnist and proof-reader and co-chair of the 2009 CLC National Driving Tour.    

In addition, he continued to attend numerous national CLC and AACA events across the country including Grand Nationals held in California, Georgia and New Jersey, respectively.  His account of the numerous events had been a featured column in the Caddie Chronicle and his story on the 2006 Charlotte Auto Fair Spring Meet was also featured in Hemmings Classic Car. 

Steven truly exemplified the best that the hobby and the CLC have to offer and has been an ambassador of the club since the late 1960s.  All of us who had the privilege of knowing him will miss him greatly.  Our sincerest condolences go out to Margo, David & Donna, Richard & Jan and the entire Sisson family. 
 

November 2010: Read the story on past CLC President Glenn Brown featured in Hemmings Classic Car.  Thanks to Richard Lentinello, Editor-in-Chief at Hemmings Motor News, for granting us permission to post this great article.


 
October 2010:  Read about the Fabulous Fleetwoods event in the Caddie Chronicle.  There were 115 Cadillacs present including 44 Fleetwoods.  Cars were driven to the show from ten states, representing eight different CLC regions (ten regions counting the CLC members who attended without their cars).  It was a terrific gathering of exceptional automobiles. 
 
July 2010:  Congratulations to all the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2010 CLC Grand National in Overland Park, KS. 


 

The full list of winners is below.

Category Award Winner Year and Model
Primary Class P-02: 1924-35 Cadillac V-8
– First Place
Byron & Alida Alsop,
Oak Hill VA
1929 Cadillac 1183 Phaeton
Primary Class P-12: 1942-47 Cadillac plus 1948 to 1949 Series 75
– First Place
Rob Robison,
Yorklyn DE
1942 Cadillac 6267D Convertible Coupe

Primary Class P-21: 1965-66 Cadillac without 1965 Cadillac Series 75
– First Place

Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1966 Cadillac 68169 Fleetwood Brougham

Primary Class P-28: 1985-99 Cadillac without 1985 Cadillac Eldorado and Seville
– First Place

Richard Sills,
Lancaster PA
1996 Cadillac KF69 Deville Concours Sedan
Senior Class S-10: 1977-99 Cadillac
Second Place
Benjamin Berman,
Sarasota FL

1985 Cadillac CB69 Fleetwood Sedan

Past Presidents’ Preservation Award J. Douglas Bailey,
Roswell GA
1966 Cadillac 68369 Sedan Deville

 

April 2010: Each year, Old Cars Weekly selects national and regional publications for its Golden Quill Award based on various categories.  This year’s winners appeared in the April 29th issue and included six CLC publications.  I am proud to announce that the Caddie Chronicle was among the publications that won (our third Golden Quill Award).  Below is the list of CLC-related winners:

NATIONAL AWARDS
  LACAD MAGAZINE
,
Terry & Robyn Griffin, Editors, CLC of Australia
  THE SELF-STARTER
, Steve Stewart, Editor, CLC

REGIONS AND CHAPTERS

  CADDIE CHRONICLE
, Vince Taliano, Editor, CLC Potomac Region
  METROPOLITAN SKY
LINE
, Grace Gluck (PR member), Editor, Metro
  Region, CCCA

  BOOMTIMES
,
William Anderson (PR member), Editor, Buick Owners of
  Maryland

  CADILLAC PAST
, Chris Milici, Editor, CLC New England Region
  THE STANDARD
, Kevin Luedtke, Editor, CLC Motor City Region
  THE DAGMAR
, Dave Leger, Editor, CLC Rocky Mountain Region
  THE CRITERION
, Gregg Merksamer (CLC member), Editor, PCS Northeast
  Chapter

Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Richard Sills and Steven & Margo Sisson.  Not only did they submit stories and photos, they reviewed and enhanced each issue prior to publication.  We would also like to thank the individuals and organizations listed below for their contributions.

AACA Museum - ABC 7 - David Traver Adolphus - Jon Aerts - Juan Aranda - Luis Aranda - Ezekiel Armstrong 
Doug Bailey - Fred Bausch - J. Roger Bentley - Terry Bird - George & Rita Boxley - Mary Brill
Martina & Frank Buter - Todd Calder -
The Carroll County Community Times - Cars & Parts Magazine
The Catholic Review -
Shelley Chadick - Chicago FBI Press Office - CLC Modified Chapter
CLC Peach State Region -
Clem Clement - Lou Commisso - Cory Correll - Tara Crosson - Chris Cummings
The Detroit News - Bill & Jay Ann Edmunds - Eline Funeral Home - Bob Eng - Derrick Fisher - Bryce Frey
Franklin Gage - Gastonia NC Police Department - Chris Goddard - Jim Govoni - The Greenbelt News Review
Jeff Gurski - Hector Gutierrez - Paul Habicht - Hemmings Auto Blogs - Doug Houston - IMDB - Daniel Jobe
Robin Kaufman - Preston Keres - Donna Lahser - Robert LaRocca - Matt Larson - Tim Lenon - Dick Marrs
Murilee Martin - Jack McClow - Leigh McManus - Tom & Sarah McQueen - Gregg D.  Merksamer
Cliff Mierczynsk - Chris Milici - Mike Miner - R. Scot Minesinger  Old Cars Weekly - Aksel Olesen
Our Trip Videos -
Vern Parker - Sue Pashukewich - Chuck Piel - Brian Rachlin - Dan Reed
The Rocky Mountain News -
Troy Rodgers - David & Toni Rothman - Dave Rubin - Dan Ruby
Henry & Diane Ruby - Ted Schneider - Lewis Schwartz - Harry Scott - The Self-Starter - Richard Sisson
 Dave Smith - Stonewall Veterans Association - Debbie Taylor - Christine Tierney - Stan Tucker
Marc Tuwiner - Paul Ulasien - Angelo Van Bogart - Michael Veilleux - The Washington Post
J. Francis Werneth - Walter Youshock
 

April 2010: We're pleased to announce that the officers of the Potomac Region have unanimously voted in favor of “adopting” the AACA Museum's 1977 custom ordered Cadillac Seville personally owned by actress and television icon, Betty White. It was owned by the actress for 25 years. This vehicle is prominently on display in the main lobby at the Museum along with a selection of photographs covering Betty White's acting career, including an image showing the car being used in the two-part episode "Mama for Mayor," from the television series "Mama's Family." In addition, this famous car has the Potomac Region's name and website appearing on the display sign in front of the car!

The Adopt-a-Car Program offers an organization or individual the opportunity to adopt a car in the AACA Museum’s collection. By adopting a car one provides some financial support for the up-keep and maintenance of the adopted car. A contribution of $500 helps support the car for one year. The contribution covers some of the costs of insurance, any required mechanical work, supplies to keep the cars in show room condition, and other costs. Also, adoptions are important contributions to the Museum and to the automotive hobby.

Several Potomac Region members attended the adoption ceremony at the Museum held last November when the CLC Valley Forge Region and the CLC Carolina Regions each adopted a Cadillac in the Museum’s collection. With our adoption of this famous Cadillac, the Potomac Region continues to show that it is among the elite regions in the CLC.

 

 

 

 

 



Game Show host Allen Ludden purchased the car for his actress wife Betty in May 1977. The car was ordered in the custom color, Seamist Green, from Martin Cadillac in Los Angeles, California. It was given to her as a surprise gift. The vehicle sported a mere 14.3 miles when it was driven off the dealership's lot and it currently has less than 18,000 miles on the odometer. After 25 years of ownership, Betty donated the Cadillac to a charity from which it was purchased by a private collector who owned it for several years. The car's last private owner, Mr. Nicholas Ferrantino, of Houston, Texas presented it to the AACA Museum. It is in superb condition and it looks like it did when Betty White took possession of it. For further information, please visit the AACA Museum's website.

 

March 2010: Congratulations to CLC Potomac Region member Bryce Frey whose 1953 Muntz Jet was featured on the front cover of the March 25th issue of Old Cars Weekly. Read article.
 

October 2009: Capitol Cadillac's 75th Anniversary Car Show was featured in the October 15, 2009 issue of Old Cars Weekly.

Read about the show in the Caddie Chronicle and on the website.

 

 

August 2009: A 1959 Fleetwood Series 60 Special sold new by Capitol Cadillac was featured in the August 6th issue of Old Cars Weekly.  The car is owned by CLC members Dave & Dora Forry of Manhiem, PA.  Read story.
 
June 2009:  Daniel Jobe, President of Capitol Cadillac, was awarded the 2009 CLC Cadillac Herald Award at the Grand National in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Daniel on receiving this prestigious award. Previous winners read like a who’s who of General Motors: Bob Lutz, Greg Wallace, Jim Taylor, Gary Cowger and Rick Wagoner. Read story.

Congratulations to Region member Benjamin Berman, who drove from Sarasota, FL to Las Vegas, NV and won First Place in Class P28: 1985-1999 Cadillac (without 1985 Eldorado and Seville) for his 1985 Cadillac CB69 Fleetwood Sedan.

At the Grand National, the Potomac Region also received an award, the CLC Norm Uhlir Regional Activity Award. This marks the second time that the Region has won the award. Congratulations to all the members!  See story.
 

June 2009: Vern Parker, syndicated auto columnist, launched his new web site featuring locally-owned antique cars!
 

April 2009: Each year, Old Cars Weekly selects national and regional publications for its Golden Quill Award based on various categories. This year’s winners appeared in the April 9th issue and included five Cadillac & LaSalle Club (CLC) publications.  We are proud to announce that the Potomac Region's Caddie Chronicle was among the publications that won (this is our second Golden Quill Award). Below is the list of CLC winners:

CATEGORY – REGIONAL LUXURY
     * THE SELF-STARTER
, Steve Stewart, Editor, CLC

CATEGORY – NATIONAL INTERMEDIATE SIZE
     * LACAD MAGAZINE
, Terry & Robyn Griffin, Editors, CLC of Australia

CATEGORY – REGIONAL COMPACTS
     * CADDIE CHRONICLE
, Vince Taliano, Editor, CLC Potomac Region
     * CADILLAC PAST
, Chris Milici, Editor, CLC New England Region
     * THE DAGMAR
, Dave Leger, Editor, CLC Rocky Mountain Region

In addition, the CLC St. Louis Region and its Editor David Armbruster received honorable mention in the Black and White category and the Potomac Region’s Bill Anderson won as Editor of BOOM TIMES, Buick Club of America / Buick Club of Maryland, in the Regional Luxury category.

The stories and photos that we published in 2008 were informative, entertaining and enjoyed by classic car enthusiasts world-wide. Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Richard Sills and Steven & Margo Sisson for reviewing and enhancing each issue prior to publication and to everyone listed below for submitting stories, letters to the editor and/or photos in 2008.

Byron Alsop - Bill Anderson - Roland Baladi - Charles D. Barnette - J. Roger Bentley - Tom Bottoni 
George & Rita Boxley - Jamie Christie - Chad Coombs - Bernie Cooney - Bob Crimmins - Chris Cummings 
Randy & Susan Denchfield - Laurie Dewitt - Sue Entwisle - Alex Figueroa - Candace Fuller - Franklin Gage 
Hillary Gavan - Jim Govoni - Greg Gross - Jeff Gurski - Rich Hartkorn - Joe Holley - Jack Hotz
Ivars Jaunrubenis - Daniel Jobe - Sandy Kemper - Chip Lamb - Charles Lemons - George Maslow
Jack McClow - Tom McQueen - Gregg D. Merksamer - R. Scot Minesinger - Kyle R. Morris - Tom Musson
Aksel Olesen - Vern Parker - Chuck Piel - Stuart Popp - Brian Rachlin - Margaret Rasor - Dan Reed
Dan Ruby - Henry & Diane Ruby - Bob Ruckman - Kim Rusinow - Yann Saunders - Harry Scott
Bill Sessler - Stephanie Siegel - Ron Siegrist - Richard Sills - Richard Sisson - Steven Sisson
Rose Mary Spicuzza - Dirk Van Dorst - Bill Van Luven - Michael Veilleux - Ken Visser - Marc Tuwiner
 



April 2009:
Our 2008 Fall Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region car show,
Cadillac Dream Cars, was featured in the April 2009 issue of Cars & Parts magazine. See story.
 
January 2009: Our 2008 Fall Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region car show, Cadillac Dream Cars, was featured in the January 2009 issue of The Self-Starter magazine. See story.
 
December 2008: Thanks to David Traver Adolphus for featuring our "1983 Baltimore Orioles Victory Parade" photos in the Hemmings Blog.  View post.







 
September 2008: Cadillac Dream Cars Coming to Capitol Cadillac!!

Both Remaining 1953 LeMans Scheduled to Appear
1959 Cyclone Out and 1956 Maharani In

See Show Flyer
 

August 2008:  Congratulations to all the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2008 CLC Grand National in Cherry Hill, NJ. 

The full list of winners is below.

Category Award Winner Year and Model

CLC Henry M. Leland Award

Steven Sisson,
Ashburn VA
Read story

CLC Maurice Hendry Award

Chris Cummings,
Manassas VA
Read story
CLC LaSalle Discovery Award Vince Taliano,
North Potomac MD
Past Presidents’ Preservation Award Michael J. Fahey,
Mt Airy MD
1964 Cadillac 6339 SDV
Primary Class P-02: 1924-35 Cadillac V-8
– First Place
Henry H. Lewis,
Owings Mills MD
1928 Cadillac 8055C IMP

Primary Class P-13: 1948-49 Cadillac w/o Series 75
– First Place

Randy & Susan Denchfield,
Chevy Chase MD
1949 Cadillac 6267X CCP

Primary Class P-14: 1950-53 Cadillac
– First Place

Bart Mitchell,
Brooklandville MD
1953 Cadillac 6267SX ELC

Primary Class P-15: 1954-56 Cadillac
– Third Place

Richard Sisson,
Potomac MD
1954 Cadillac 6267SX ELC

Primary Class P-20: 1963-64 Cadillac plus 1965 Cadillac series 75
– Third Place

Michele & Daryl Hauf,
Pasadena MD
1963 Cadillac 6257 CPE

Primary Class P-22B (Split Class): 1969-70 Cadillac without Eldorado
– First Place

Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1969 Cadillac 68347 CDV
Primary Class P-22B (Split Class): 1969-70 Cadillac without Eldorado
– Second Place
Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1970 Cadillac 68367 DVC
Primary Class P-22B (Split Class): 1969-70 Cadillac without Eldorado
– Second Place
R. Scot Minesinger,
Fairfax Station VA
1970 Cadillac 68367 DVC

Primary Class P-22B (Split Class): 1969-70 Cadillac without Eldorado
– Third Place

Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1969 Cadillac 68367 DVC

Primary Class P-28B (Split Class): 1990-97 Cadillac
– Second Place

Richard Sills,
Lancaster PA
1996 Cadillac KF69 CSD

Primary Class P-28B (Split Class): 1990-97 Cadillac
– Third Place

Steven & Margo Sisson,
Ashburn VA
1992 Cadillac EL57 ETC

Senior Class S-05: 1930-40 Cadillac V-12 and V-16
– First Place

Byron & Alida Alsop,
Oak Hill VA

1936 Cadillac 8529 C4D

Senior Class S-08: 1950-60 Cadillac
– Third Place

Richard Sills,
Lancaster PA
1960 Cadillac 6337 CDV

Senior Class S-99: Commercial and Professional Vehicles
– Second Place

Mike & Vicky Barruzza,
Bristol PA

1977 Cadillac 6ZZ90 AMB

Touring Class T-03: 1930-40 Cadillac V-12 and V-16
– First Place

George & Rita Boxley,
West River MD
1938 Cadillac 9033 IMP

Touring Class T-08: 1967-76 Cadillac
– Third Place

Mark S. Russo,
East Hanover NJ
1970 Cadillac 68367 DVC

Touring Class T-09: 1977-88 Cadillac w/o Allante
– First Place

Rosemary Spicuzza,
Spotswood NJ

1978 Cadillac 6CD47 CDV

Touring Class T-99: Commercial and Professional Vehicles
– First Place

Mike & Vicky Barruzza,
Bristol PA
1963 Cadillac 8690 CHS

Youth Club Award
– Original

George & Rita Boxley,
West River MD
1938 Cadillac 9033 IMP

 

May 2008: The CLC Potomac Region's Caddie Chronicle newsletter received Honorable Mention for the 2007 Old Cars Weekly Golden Quill Award (Black & White category), along with Sallee Speaks (the CLC LaSalle Appreciation Society Chapter newsletter – Editor Nancy Hotz) and The Standard (CLC Motor City Region newsletter – Editor Kevin Luedtke). Thanks to everyone who submitted articles and stories this past year.

Congratulations to the CLC publications and editors that won a 2007 Golden Quill Award

  • Steve Stewart & Tim Coy for The Self-Starter, CLC National magazine (National Intermediate Size category)

  • Chris Milici for Cadillac Past, New England Region newsletter (Regional Compacts category). 

The CLC was well-represented in this year’s selections.
 

February 2008: The Capitol Cadillac/CLC Potomac Region's Fall 2008 Car Show featuring the Legacy of LaSalle: 1927-2007 was showcased in The Self-Starter magazine. Read story.

 

August 2007:  Congratulations to all the Potomac Region members who won awards at the 2007 CLC Grand National in Savannah, GA.  The list of winners is below.
 
Category Award Winner Year and Model
CLC Ken Moss Lifetime Achievement Award Lee Herbermann,
Pittsburgh PA

CLC Distinguished Service Award

Vincent A. Taliano,
North Potomac MD
CLC Newsletter Excellence Award Nancy Hotz,
Haddonfield NJ
LaSalle Appreciation Society (LAS)

“Sallee Speaks”
Best Pre-War Pete Sanders,
McLean VA
1930 Cadillac V-16 “Madam X” Sedan
Past Presidents’ Preservation Award Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1969 Cadillac Deville Convertible
Senior Class S9: 1961-76 Cadillac
Second Place
Michael J. Fahey,
Mt Airy MD
1964 Cadillac Sedan Deville
Primary Class P6: 1930-33 Cadillac V-12/V-16
First Place
Pete Sanders,
McLean VA
1930 Cadillac V-16 “Madam X” Sedan
Primary Class P7: 1934-37 Cadillac V-12/V-16
First Place
Byron Alsop,
Oak Hill VA
1936 Cadillac Series 85 V-12 Convertible Sedan
Primary Class P18: 1959-60 Cadillac
Second Place
Derrick Fisher,
Rockville MD
1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville
Primary Class P22B: 1969-70 Cadillac wo Eldo
Second Place
Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1969 Cadillac Coupe Deville
Primary Class P22B: 1969-70 Cadillac wo Eldo
Third Place
Mark E. Brodsky,
Chevy Chase MD
1969 Cadillac Deville Convertible
Primary Class P24: 1971-78 Cadillac Eldorado
Second Place
Randy Denchfield,
Chevy Chase MD
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Primary Class P28: 1985-Current Cadillac wo ’85 Eldo or Seville
First Place
Michael A. Barruzza,
Bristol PA
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
Touring Class T2: 1927-40 LaSalle
First Place
Aaron “Bud” Coleman,
Malvern PA
1940 LaSalle 5019 Sedan
Touring Class T10: 1989 Cadillac-current Cadillac plus all Allantes
Third Place
Benjamin Berman,
Sarasota FL
1989 Cadillac Coupe Deville Convertible
Touring Class T99: Commercial and Professional Vehicles
First Place
Michael A. Barruzza,
Bristol PA
1976 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Landau Hearse

 

July 2007: Thanks to David Traver Adolphus for featuring our "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Junk" story in the Hemmings Blog.  View story.


 


 

 

 

May 2007: Our Caddie Chronicle newsletter has received its first Old Cars Weekly Golden Quill Award.  This year’s list of winners appeared in the May 31st issue and included four Cadillac & LaSalle Club publications:

THE SELF-STARTER, Steve Stewart, Editor,
Cadillac & LaSalle Club (CLC)

SALLEE SPEAKS, Nancy Hotz, Editor,
CLC LaSalle Appreciation Society

CADDIE CHRONICLE, Vince Taliano, Editor,
CLC Potomac Region

THE DAGMAR, Dave Leger, Editor,
CLC Rocky Mountain Region

Special thanks to Sandy Kemper, Richard Sills and Steven & Margo Sisson for reviewing and enhancing each issue prior to publication and to everyone who submitted stories, letters to the editor and/or photos in ‘06.
 



March 2007: The response to our Presidential Limos story has been overwhelming. Soon after it was published in the March 2007 Caddie Chronicle newsletter, Hemmings Auto Blogs and other blogs across the world posted the story. Read newsletter version.
 




February 2007: Our 2006 Fall Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region car show,
Eldorado Extravaganza: 1953-1966, was featured in the February 2007 issue of Hemmings Classic Car. See story.  The show was also featured in the February 2007 issue of The Self-Starter. Read story.


 



October 2006:
Eldorado Extravaganza: 1953-1966 featured on front cover of the October 12, 2006 issue of Old Cars Weekly!
View cover.
 
March 2006: Our 2005 Fall Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region car show, Celebrating V-12 & V-16 Cadillacs, was featured in the March 2006 issue of Hemmings Classic Car. See story
 
February 2006: Our 2005 Fall Capitol Cadillac / CLC Potomac Region car show, Celebrating V-12 & V-16 Cadillacs, was featured in the February 2006 issue of The Self-Starter. Read story.


 

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