2021 GN Hopes Dashed, but Plan on Attending the Cadillac Reunion: Info
Dear Members, of course, we all regret the postponement of the 2021 CLC Grand National. But when one door closes, another opens. Check the CLC website for complete info regarding the August 10th CLC Reunion event in Kissimmee, FL. Please refer to Marsha Redman’s article in the June Self-Starter.
Mecum Returns to KC Dec. 2021
Looking for that special vehicle you can’t find locally? Or maybe you need to thin the herd. In either case you’ll have an opportunity to view the cars at Mecum’s 2021 auction this December at Bartle Hall. View the message below to discover your Cadillac Club discounts.2021-Mecum-RVP-RD
Chiefs and Cadillac Super Bowl Bound
Cadillac promoted its new electric Lyriq with an add during the 2021 Super Bowl. The spot featured the car’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, which is currently available in the 2021 Cadillac CT4 and 2021 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV. Check out the humorous, Edward Scissorhands-inspired commercial here.
The production version of the Cadillac Lyriq will look similar to the show car pictured here. The new all-electric crossover was originally scheduled to launch at the end of 2022, but the date has since been brought forward by nine months to the first quarter of that year.
The Lyriq will be the first of six Cadillac EVs to go on sale by 2025. Two other crossovers, named Optiq and Symboliq, will join the fleet, as well as a flagship sedan called Celestiq. Also expect an electric version of the Escalade and a low-roof model whose name has not yet been confirmed.
Visit the GM Heritage Center and view your car’s Information Kit
Have a little extra time on your hands? Visit the GM Heritage Center–virtually, of course. Here you will be able to access your car’s Information Kit. The Kit is a huge PDF file you can view or download that contains all sorts of technical info about your particular GM car. Many Kits contain facsimiles of your owner’s manual, and other important documents…
Can’t Drive it? Store it!
All dressed up but no place to go? Well, don’t leave that classic Cad out in the cold. You can store your vehicle at the KC Automotive Museum’s new indoor storage facility located just south of downtown Kansas City. Prices begin at $100 per month. So free up some garage space while gaining easy and secure access to your beauty. Click on the link below for complete information.
Caddy Queen Marsha Redman Receives Club’s Top Honor
Congratulations to CLC Vice President for National Activities Marsha Redman who scooped up this year’s Henry M. Leland Award–the Club’s most prestigious award. Marsha joined the National Meets and Tours Committee in 2008, and was selected VP in 2011. Since then she has devoted her energies into organizing our National Driving Tours and Grand National events. We all know what organizing skill and sticktoitiveness it takes to put on a national event, but Marsha makes it look easy. Our Club is lucky to be the beneficiary of her tireless work. Marsha finds herself in good company. Past Leland Award winners include Roy Schneider, Joe Gildea, Yann Saunders and St. Louis’ Terry Wenger
You May View CLC President Glenn Brown’s Message to the Club Concerning the 2021 Cancellation, and Find Information on How to Cancel Your Registration by Using this Link: CLC info
2021 Escalade Diesel?
Oh, yeah, Cadillac has a lot of nerve dropping a diesel engine into their flagship vehicle after its last go around with oil burners. This time it’s a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine which Cadillac will share with Suburbans and pick up trucks. A $2500 premium gets you an all-aluminum in-line engine developing about 220 horsepower, returning 28 mpg. Why anyone at Caddy HQ thinks this is a good idea is beyond us, but it will keep the lawyers busy.
Welcome to Jane and Tony Ross
The 2019 Louisville Grand National is now history and the Cadillac Club of Kansas City is to be congratulated on the region attaining the 2019 Website of Excellence Award! Of the 60 regions and chapters of the CLC, 43 have a web presence. Of those 43 regions and chapters, 13 were eliminated for having websites that do not conform to minimum standards as set by the CLC Information Technology Committee. Of the remaining 30 websites, only 20 scored high enough to earn the Website of Merit award. Of course, only one received the coveted Website of Excellence Award! Congratulations to webmaster Tom Keegan and all the contributors who made this recognition possible.
Congratulations to Club Secretary Randall Penn whose 1984 Seville was awarded its Senior badge in Louisville.