The Blend

Dateline: September 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

This morning (top to bottom) Shawn Tempesta, LJ Harkness and DR Rawson were together to discuss the upcoming Cadillacs under The Stars (CTS) event. Shawn interviewed LJ and DR and showed images from a video that was shot at Cadillacs Through The Years (CTTY) last April and still photos of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club members vehicles.

LJ led off by introducing DR and announced the inaugural event to be held at Village Square on September 23 from 5pm to 9pm.

Both men emphasized the fact that all Cadillac owners were invited to show off their ride.  Registration for vehicles is FREE and the show is also FREE.  If you love Cadillacs, this is a don’t miss event.

You’ll see new, used, classic, modified and custom vehicles.  The show is kid friendly and open to everyone.

Shawn then recapped the interview and announced the date, time and location of the event.

The interview will air after September 10th on Channel 13, KTNV.

Cadillac Club

On August 31, 2017 our club awarded a plaque to John Saksa and Findlay Cadillac.  Essentially it reads:

12 years.  That’s how long we’ve had a relationship with Findlay Cadillac.  We’ve had several people at the helm of the club and through it all, they have supported our club.

In a conversation with John, he feels that we are Brand Ambassadors and we are.  Every time we show up anywhere in any age Cadillac, we’re promoting our club, Findlay Cadillac and of course ourselves.

We have a very successful relationship with Findlay. Thank you John for 12 great years, we’ll look forward to another 12!!!!



CTS = Cadillac under The Stars

September 23, 2017 at Village Square, 5 PM

As many of you know, in a Club or not-for-profit, many people often go unthanked for their dedication and service.  It’s never one person, it takes a TEAM dedicated to making this happen. Here is a partial list for this event (in no particular order):

  • Gary Weaver – Inspiration, working with the Village Square management and figuring out exactly how we’re going to get 120 or so cars parked in a timely fashion
  • Carolyn Weaver – Inspiration, advertising, registration flyer, promotion
  • Findlay Cadillac – Sponsor, advertising, video (John Saksa and LJ Harness)
  • Jerry Taylor – Video services
  • John Bergler – Award for Findlay Cadillac
  • Membership booth – We need volunteers for this 4 hour window of time on the 23rd of September
  • Registration – We need volunteers for this 4 hour window of time on the 23rd of September

Thank you everyone!


                       Mike Conforti with his award winning 1961 Cadillac Convertible

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Conforti a long time member of our region and before that he was a member of the NY region.  Mike is a Cadillac Car guy.  No doubt about that.

There’s also no doubt that Mike has been a real hard worker. For years he has been managing our parade appearances. He also sets up the food and drink for the annual picnic PLUS almost anything you ask him to do.

In his honor the Emeritus Award was created. He is the first person to receive it.  Here’s what it says:

This Certifies that Mike Conforti as a reward for his years of service to the members of the Las Vegas Region of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club.  His privileges include the suspension of local dues, attendance at Board Meetings with the ability to advise and vote and all other regular member benefits.

Mike, on behalf of every member, THANK YOU for what you’ve done in the past and what we know you’ll continue to do when you can.  You are an invaluable member of our club.


Cadillac Anniversary

114 Years of Excellence, Design and Quality.  For many of us, Cadillac is once again the Standard of the World!  This month celebrates that birthday.

We want to thank John Bergler in our club for designing this beautiful Bavarian Cream cake. I can tell you this, it was gone when we left the meeting.

Yum . . .

Our Website

2016 Best Regional Website in the CLC – Margaret Rawson, Webmaster


In the first week of August (2017) the Cadillac & LaSalle Club held its Grand National Meeting. At the meeting awards were passed out for cars and a few other categories.  However, there is only one award for regional websites.  This year, our site won and we’ve received the Website Excellence Award pictured above.

A little history . . .

Our club has had a website for sometime now but in July of 2016 our Board of Directors decided it was time for a new site.  They wanted a site that would reflect more appropriately upon our members, our activities, show our cars at events and awards and reflect well on our club sponsor (Findlay Cadillac, Henderson).  The new site began its long road to being built on the 8th of August 2016. The board has commented in meetings that they like the site.  It looks as though the national CLC really likes it.

As your Board of Directors, we’re grateful to be able to have a website that reflects who we are.

The future . . . (more…)

Thank you!

Where do we begin? On behalf of the entire club, we want to say thanks to so many people that made Cadillac Through The Years such a successful event.

Sponsor – First the club would like to thank our sponsor, #Findlay Cadillac. John Saksa is the General Manager. He is not only a great guy but fully supports the Las Vegas, Henderson community including our club for the past 12 years.  This next statement always sound trite but it’s true, we couldn’t have done this event without #Findlay Cadillac.  LJ Harness has recently been added to the Team at #Findlay Cadillac adding his community causes, marketing and drive to everything.  He’s recently been assigned to the club and is fantastic. 


Cadillac Through The Years

2017 CTTYLogo

Welcome! We’re now gearing up to our 12th annual Cadillac Through The Years.  Presented by the Las Vegas Region of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club whose sponsored by Findlay Cadillac in Henderson.  This year we’re happy to be back at Town Square.  What a great venue. This year’s event is packed with lots of activities.  In fact, it’s so big, it’s taking two weekends.  Here’s the Agenda:

Saturday April 22nd

Cars & Coffee sponsored by Celebrity Cars  will be in Henderson on Eastern (south of the 215) at Richmor. Plan to be there around 7:30 to 8 am.  The lot fills up pretty fast.  It’s a great car show.

Saturday April 29th

Cars & Coffee at Speed Vegas and you’ll want to be here by 7:30 am.  There will be a special place for Cadillacs and at 9am there will be a lap taken by the two Cadillac Clubs in Las Vegas.  Cadillac Kings (74 or older modified Cadillac) and the Cadillac Club of Las Vegas (any age and type of Cadillac or no Cadillac but an appreciation for Cadillacs). The clubs will line up in a row with the Cadillac Kings in one lane and our club in the other and then we’ll each get to take a lap around the track.  Awesome!  News worthy.

Sunday April 30th

Cadillac Through The Years at Town Square.  The official viewing on the streets of Town Square will begin at 10:00 am after all the vehicles are in place. It’s estimated that there will be approximately 75 cars. It’s rumored that nearly 30 of those will be from the Cadillac Kings and the rest from our club and non-members.  That’s right, any Cadillac that wants to be on display can be (there’s a fee of $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members).

There will be FREE things handed out by our Sponsor, Findlay Cadillac and a charity booth.  Smiles for Toys and a popular animal shelter will be the beneficiary of the funds raised from the charity raffle. Tickets will be $1.00 each.

In addition to a large contingency of Cadillac Kings modified cars we’ll have the 1940 Cadillac Series 75 Limousine that was owned by Howard Hughes and lots of other cars.  There will also be a completely original 1950 Series 62 four door sedan with 15,000 plus miles.  Everything is just as it was in 1950 when the car was new.  It’s a real “time capsule.”

We want to express our sincere appreciation to John Saksa, the General Manager of Findlay Cadillac and his representative LJ Harkness for their support. You won’t want to miss all the action.  You may even get a T-Shirt from Findlay Cadillac with design that features a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.  Awesome!

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