: 2010 San Diego CLC Meet



77CDV
09-20-10, 03:54 PM
Went to the annual CLC regional meet down in San Diego. Apart from less-than-ideal weather (it's been abnormally cool in SoCal all Summer), it was a great day with about 30 Cadillacs and LaSalles from 1917 up through 2006 on display. That's 90 years of Cadillac goodness all in one place! I think the promise of cool weather was a draw for all the CLC members that came from Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Thought I'd share a few pics, starting with everyone's favorites here, those 70s cars.

1971 Eldo Convertible. I love this color combo, and yes, this is a New York car.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/001.jpg

1972 Sedan de Ville. A nice driver with some body issues, but fully functional, right down to the running clock.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/002.jpg

Well optioned with Twilight Sentinel, Guidematic, Cruise Control, power door locks, tilt/telescope wheel, AM/FM stereo with integral 8-track tape player, leather seating areas, and remote trunk release with power pull-down.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/003.jpg

1978 Eldorado Biarritz, with my 77 in the background.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/048.jpg

1979 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/047.jpg

Not strictly 70s, but designed in the 70s, here's a lovely 1980 Seville.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/045.jpg

It's a diesel, and it runs beautifully.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/046.jpg

And for some coachbuilt goodness...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/040.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/041.jpg

Not part of the show, but interesting anyway.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/039.jpg

77CDV
09-20-10, 04:08 PM
The Sixties cars are very popular in the club these days. The first-generation FWD Eldorados especially so.

A pair of 1970 Eldos, owned by the same guy. Lucky fellow he.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/004.jpg

A 1967 Eldo, whom I'll call Winky. Damn vacuum lines!

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/006.jpg

1969 DeVille Convertible.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/005.jpg

Pop quiz! Here are a 1966 and a 1965 DeVille Convertible. Can you tell which is which?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/008.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/009.jpg

The green one isn't so well optioned, but I liked it anyway.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/010.jpg

1964 Fleetwood Series 75 formal limousine with the full landau package.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/012.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/013.jpg

1963 Series 62 Convertible.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/014.jpg

An original, low-mile 1962 Coupe de Ville, with factory special-order full leather interior.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/015.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/016.jpg

1960 Fleetwood. I really, really like this car.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/017.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/018.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/019.jpg

outsider
09-20-10, 04:12 PM
nice...I wish I could go to one of these events!

77CDV
09-20-10, 04:18 PM
A couple special cars. Here's a 1958 Eldorado Brougham, perfectly restored, with all it's factory-standard vanities complete.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/020.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/021.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/022.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/023.jpg

Memory seats!

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/024.jpg

1929 Dual-Cowl Phaeton.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/033.jpg

1917 Touring Car.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/035.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/036.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/037.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/038.jpg

And of course, the LaSalles. So rarely seen, that any that turn up are special.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/029.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/030.jpg

77CDV
09-20-10, 04:18 PM
nice...I wish I could go to one of these events!

Why can't you?

outsider
09-20-10, 04:50 PM
none in maine ;)

haha maybe eventually I'll travel to one.

Bro-Ham
09-20-10, 05:04 PM
Craig, VERY FUN!!! :) Makes me want an oldie every time you share these Fab So Cal car pics. :)

albymangled
09-20-10, 08:19 PM
The 1958 Eldorado Brougham is just beautiful....

that's just amazing.

I love the detail involved.

Everything I keep going to type just sounds so cliched....

Thanks for showing us these beautiful cars even if it was a less than perfect SoCal kind of day.

Car show season here starts this Sunday and I can't wait!.

SDCaddyLacky
09-20-10, 09:21 PM
What! Why haven't I ever heard of this event before? I live in SD, and missed a great show...........:dammit::(

Some amazing cars shown at that show. After looking at the 72, I realize how ugly they are inside and out. I owned one in the past, so I can talk a little smack about em.:D

Luv those Eldo's, of all Cadillacs made in the 70's, Eldo's up to 75 are my fav's.

Liked the 66, 62 coupe deville, and the always amazing always awesome 58 Eldo Bro-Ham!!!

cooncat
09-20-10, 10:42 PM
If you want to find a local Cadillac/LaSalle chapter near you, go to www.cadillaclasalle.org. I believe there is a chapter in the Boston area and in upstate New York. I am a member of the chapter here in Florida. It is a great organizaton.

cooncat
09-20-10, 10:43 PM
Actually, I got the website wrong, it is www.cadillaclasalleclub.org.
Sorry/

cooncat
09-20-10, 10:45 PM
Great pictures and great carshow 77cdv. I am envious of the number of cars you get out there.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
09-20-10, 11:11 PM
The 1979 Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance and '80 Seville are my two favorites from the show, but that '58 Eldorado Brougham is another dimension. Very sweet!

83coupedeville
09-21-10, 12:13 AM
wowww what is that 2 door seville vert? custom job?

Warren_R
09-21-10, 06:45 AM
The '66 convertible in on the left, yes? And btw like SDCaddylacky, my worse luck to miss the show -- had some repainting done on my FWB, so might have been able to sneak it into the photos ;-)

Stingroo
09-21-10, 04:17 PM
To the pop quiz:

The first picture, the blue one, is the '66.

How'd I know? You can see it written on the info board next to the car. :D Good job editing, Craig. :lol:

The-Dullahan
09-22-10, 12:03 AM
Pop quiz! Here are a 1966 and a 1965 DeVille Convertible. Can you tell which is which?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/008.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa237/cmchally/2010%20Ventura%20Cove%20Meet/009.jpg


Blue is the 65?

INCREDIBLE cars, Craig. Thanks for the snapshots.

The-Dullahan
09-22-10, 12:04 AM
Never mind. Sting is probably right, because The Natural Order of things says I am supposed to be wrong.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
09-22-10, 01:01 AM
Simple. 1966 has the parking lights in the middle of the grille, whereas the 1965's have them in the bumper. Also, the 1965's have much bigger side marker lamps than the 1966's.

1965:
http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2007/12/12/1965-cadillac-eldorado-convertible_58.jpg

1966:
http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1966-cadillac/1966-cadillac-fleetwood-013.jpg

Stingroo
09-22-10, 01:29 AM
Or you could be like Chad and come to a better conclusion. :lol:

I still win! :D

77CDV
09-22-10, 02:42 AM
wowww what is that 2 door seville vert? custom job?

It's a custom job, badged as a Seville Biarritz. There were a whole plethora of custom variations done on the first-gen Sevilles. Opera coupes. two-seat roadsters, and 2+2 convertibles like this are only some of the custom creations based on that car.


The 1979 Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance and '80 Seville are my two favorites from the show, but that '58 Eldorado Brougham is another dimension. Very sweet!

GaryS will be pleased to hear you're a fan of his 79. The Seville is proof that a diesel can survive, provided you, like Mike, only drive it a couple hundred miles a year. Then again, I've lost count of how many cars he has, and I suspect he has, as well.

77CDV
09-22-10, 02:43 AM
Chad is taking the "new math" approach to answering the question. :lol: But, yes, Roo, you win! :D