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General Overview

The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) is an international organization of almost 7,000 members with 18,000-plus collectible automobiles built by Cadillac. The Club provides activities and services for enthusiasts of all Cadillacs from the single cylinder models to the exotic V-16s. Membership is open to persons anywhere in the world and ownership of a Cadillac is not required. The CLC is headquartered in the USA with offices in Columbus, Ohio.

 

The Museum and Research Center

In order to better understand the present, we must not lose our connection to the past. Click here to see our beautiful museum and research center in Kalamazoo, Mi.

 

Who We Are

The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) is a non-profit membership organization founded in Detroit in 1958 and incorporated in the State of Michigan. We are the largest active international organization for Cadillac enthusiasts with almost 50 domestic Regions, 18 International Affiliate clubs, and 11 Chapters that focus on special interest groups such as LaSalle, ’41 Cadillacs, Allantés, Broughams, etc. The International Affiliate clubs are located in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The CLC is not affiliated with the General Motors Corporation but maintains a cooperative relationship with Cadillac nationally and numerous Cadillac dealers locally.

Our Purpose

We were initially founded to encourage enthusiasts to maintain, preserve, and restore collectible Cadillacs and LaSalles built from 1902–1942. Now the CLC recognizes all vehicles built by Cadillac. We promote the development, collection, publication, and exchange of helpful information pertaining to our cars. We also promote social fellowship for club members.

In Las Vegas

Region status within the international  Cadillac & LaSalle Club was granted in 1999.  The man that initiated it all was Hal Sheaks.  Hal is still a member of our club.  Today, he is on our Board of Directors and has also formed a new Chapter named: Drop Tops. They are also here in Las Vegas.

Over the years our membership has changed like so many clubs (automotive or otherwise).  Today, we have approximately 150 cars associated with our members.  Many of these are shown here in this website.

Every year we show many of our member’s cars at Cadillac Through The Years. In 2018 we’ll see the 13th annual event in April (we hope to beat the heat) at Town Square.  Click here to see photos and comments from 2017. Cadillac Through The Years is sponsored by Findlay Cadillac.

Today, our members stay because of camaraderie and the events we hold each year.  Our monthly meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Blue Ox Tavern at 5825 W. Sahara (on the south side of Sahara, just east of Jones). If you get there early you can kick some tires, get advice (technical or otherwise) or just catch up with friends.  You can order a dinner after 6pm and our business meeting starts at 7pm.  Oh, you’ll want to stay for the business meeting.  We always have a 50/50 raffle; award for your badge (being worn) and if you drove your Cadillac you win even more with your badge award.

What sets us apart are our events including our driving tours.  Cadillacs are one of the best vehicles to tour with.  Luxury and comfort combined with great friends.

Our club is a qualified not-for-profit (charitable) organization.

Governance – Club OfficersAll officers and directors freely give of there time to serve the club’s members. If you would like to email them directly, please click on any name that is underlined.

DR Rawson President/Director, National Representative

Gary Weaver Vice President/Assistant Director, CTTY, CTS Cars

Susan Story Treasurer, Holiday Party and Registrar

Margaret Rawson Secretary, Webmaster, National Representative

Members of the Board

John Bergler – Cars and Coffee, Awards and Holiday Party

Colin Christie – Past President

Mike Conforti – Emiritus

Hal Sheaks – Founding Member, Drop Tops Director

Carolyn Weaver – Newsletter Editor

Gary Weaver – Vice President /Assistant Director, CTTY, CTS Cars

Committees

Photographers/News Stories – Larry Rafferty, Jerry Robinson and DR Rawson

Larry Rafferty – Research

Google Coordinator – Rick Hawkins

Past Presidents:

2016 to 2016        Lauren Schweitzer (Partial year)

2014 to 2016        John (JB) Buchman

2004 to 2014        Colin Christie

2001 to 2004        Bernie Moen

1999 to 2001        Hal Sheaks

Our sponsor

Findlay Cadillac, led by its General Manager, John Saksa, has been our sponsor for over 12 years.  We greatly appreciate the support and help that they provide.  We encourage you to select Findlay for your next new or used car, service or parts.  Their customer service is outstanding.  Highly recommended.

Our Findlay Liaison

In 2017, Findlay added another member to its outstanding group of people.  Laurence “LJ” Harness is well known in Las Vegas.  He’s been associated with Cadillac for the past 18 years.  Just as important, he’s a driving force for good working with Toys 4 Tots, SPCA no kill animal shelter and a number of Veterans programs here in Las Vegas.  We’ve also found out that he is the Cadillac Drummer behind some of the biggest singers and bands that play Las Vegas. If LJ is around, celebrities can’t be too far away.   If you need a Cadillac, please call LJ at 702-558-2600 (Dealer) or 941-780-8788 (Direct).  Please be sure to mention you’re with the club.