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.
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!!!!
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.
This picture was taken at the Monterey Concours d’elegance held in 2017. If you want to see more, click here. As you can clearly see, this car is an amazing design. According to our John Saksa, it has to be seen to be really appreciated.
We’re already looking at unique Cadillacs for next year’s Cadillac Through The Years. This would turn a few heads.
What do you think?
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!
So, you wanna race. Looks like Cadillac is back in the racing business. This will absolutely increase sales to a great (and a bit flush) demographic. The whole story can be found here.
For your viewing pleasure.