Preview: 2018 Cadillac LaSalle Club Fall Festival

It just goes to show, it’s who you know. Like the most excellent Cadillac show held September 22 at the famous Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Michigan. I didn’t go (it’s a five hour drive) but a friend of mine from Texas, and fellow Broughamophile, Jayson Coombes, did.

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From all appearances, it was a spectacular show, and the weather cooperated. I believe Jayson took approximately 650 pictures. He also stopped at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, the Sloan Museum, and the Ransom E. Olds Museum. All told, I think he took well over 1100 car pictures. But for today, let’s just focus on the Gilmore. I’m not going to be doing a big writeup and make massive comments on the cars and pictures. This is simply a photo gallery of some of my favorite cars. So take the virtual tour, and enjoy!

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1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.

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1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 limousine.

67 Fleetwood

1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 limousine.

67 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

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Note the freestanding latch for the center-opening doors.

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Magnetized glasses for cocktails! It was indeed a different time.

77 Cadillac

1977 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. Downsized but still Broughamy.

59 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview

1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview Coach.

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This was a coachbuilt wagon built on a Cadillac commercial chassis, like the then-current ambulances and hearses.

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If you wanted a longer than standard 1959 Cadillac, this was your best bet!

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Lots of room. Lots of glass area.

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The model designation was thoughtfully applied to the larger-than-life ’59 fins!

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1935 Cadillac 355-D convertible sedan.

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1935 Cadillac 355-D convertible sedan.

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1935 Cadillac 355-D convertible sedan.

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1935 Cadillac 355-D convertible sedan.

72 Fleetwood Eldorado

1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado convertible.

79 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1979 Cadillac Coupe de Ville d’Elegance.

1979 d'Elegance

This car is owned by a friend, Jared Aiello. Definitely one of the nicest 1979 Coupe de Villes around!

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1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

76 Fleetwood

1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

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I REALLY liked this one. Firethorn, white leather, red dash, trim, carpet and seatbelts. And turbine-vaned wheel discs. Simply fantastic! There will be more on this one in the near future!

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1933 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Town Cabriolet.

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1933 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Town Cabriolet.

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1933 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Town Cabriolet.

V12!

1933 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Town Cabriolet.

47 Cadillac 62 convertible

1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.

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1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.

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1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.

75 Talisman

1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman – owned by friends, Jonathan Cody and Lauren Schweitzer Cody!

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1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman.

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1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman.

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1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman.

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1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman.

1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe.

1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe.

1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe.

1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe.

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Stunned by all the Cadillac awesomeness? Hope so! This is just scratching the surface. So there probably will be more posts in the future. Until then keep calm and Brougham on. And thanks again, Jayson, for taking all these most excellent pictures!

9 Replies to “Preview: 2018 Cadillac LaSalle Club Fall Festival”

  1. Paul E

    Even when there’s not a show going on, the Gilmore really is a must-see collection and site. Thankfully, you don’t have to go anywhere near Ypsilanti, as the Gilmour is 15-20 minutes NE of Kalamazoo, just outside Richland. But yes, it’s about a five hour drive from the QC. Thanks for the great pics!

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  2. Glenn Kramer

    The Gilmore, near Kalamazoo is five hours from…everywhere! The museum complex is home to both the Cadillac and the Lincoln museums and several other sights (Pierce Arrow, Model A, Franklin museums, CCCA museum, various other collections and a vintage diner and gas station, among others). It’s a great place to visit, the various Lincoln clubs have an event there every year.

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  3. Felis Concolor

    Living a mere 10 minute drive away from the Broadmoor Hotel itself, I’m especially pleased to see its namesake in your photo spread – and sporting four rows of seats, too.

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  4. sgeffe

    There was another wagon next to the Talisman! Did your friend get any information on that?

    Inquiring minds, and all that…!

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    • sgeffe

      What GM could have produced if they had done a C-Body version of the big wagons! Little stretch in the wheelbase to accommodate the slightly longer doors, with slightly different shapes on top!

      Sweet! 👍

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    • Tom KlockauTom Klockau Post author

      I actually know that car, and its owner, Tom De Veno. He’s a friend of several of my Cadillac club friends in Chicagoland. It’s a really nice car. He also has a ’71 Fleetwood Castilian wagon! I saw that one in person at the Shirey Cadillac show in Oak Lawn a couple years ago.

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  5. stingray65

    Great pictures of some beautiful cars. That 1960 grill must of have been one of the most expensive pieces of sculpture ever put on a car – and it is all chrome plated metal – must weight 200 pounds by itself.

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