Author Topic: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?  (Read 1275 times)

Offline chrisntam

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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • Name: Chris Jessen
I'll be participating in the annual neighborhood Memorial Day Parade, driving my 87 & 88 year old parents who are honored each year for their participation in the neighborhood crime watch (patrol).  Yes, they drive around their neighborhood looking to report bad guys.  Hopefully, the rain will hold off, there's a 60% chance it won't rain.  It's a small parade around the subdivision, top down and we toss candy out to all the kids.  Great fun.  I'm sure I'll hear "What year is it?" and "Nice car!"  I hope it doesn't overheat.....  We'll see, should be in the low 80s that day

So, what are you doing?  A nice cruise? Some wrenching?  Certainly not a car wash.... :o 
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 10:10:48 AM »
After 19 days ( a new record by far, usually it is never more than 2 or 3) of rain in Virginia every single day ending May 24th, I have been driving my 1970 Cadillacs as daily drivers to recover from withdrawl.

Today and this weekend will be no different from last few days, will be driving and enjoying my 1970 Cadillacs.  Just cleaned my red caddy up last night so it is ready to go.  The SDV does not get as much use as the convertible when the weather first breaks.
Fairfax Station, VA  22039 (Washington DC Sub)
1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1970 four door Convertible w/Cadillac Warranty

Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 10:22:07 AM »
Just finished with the new exhaust system on my '79 Paris/camino.  Finishing up on my '73 Coupe/Hot rod cooling system.  New electric fans, re-rung and bearing 511 inch roller cammed "warmed over" motor.  Probably too hot for the rest of the year for the track, but it will be ready.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Offline gary griffin

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 10:25:13 AM »
Since I need to stay home and miss the annual tradition of taking my parents to the cemetery to decorate our ancestors resting places I will be in the garage working towards final completion of my 1942-6719.  My partner had surgery and she needs some help. She uses her cell to call my cell in the garage when she needs something.
Gary Griffin

1940 LaSalle 5029 4 door convertible sedan
1942 Cadillac 6719 restoration almost complete?
1957 Cadillac 60-special (Needs a little TLC)
2013 Cadillac XTS daily driver

Offline Joe Vastola

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 11:19:20 AM »
Wife's van is in need of a front brake job.  About to drive the 49 to pickup parts.  Beautiful day so it may be a long ride.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 01:51:11 PM by Joe Vastola CLC #29052 »

Offline Jeff Wilk

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 11:40:04 AM »
A family affair all the way in our special little town if Colts Neck, NJ....my Wife and I will be in the front seat of our '76 Cadillac Mirage this year with some the Fire Department lady's auxiliary members including my daughter and daughter in law riding in the open air back throwing candy to the kids....my oldest Son will be driving one of the BIG rigs from the Fire Department of which he is a senior member, and this year we lost Noah from riding with us as HE will be driving the big farm tractor pulling the large hay wagon with the towns Veterans riding in it.  This parade goes to Memorial Park where a local town resident uses his black powder musket to reenact a salute to the buried soldier there from the Revolutionary War and to honor all Veterans who gave so much so WE can enjoy our freedom and our Cadillacs!

Jeff....proud to be American and grateful to all our Veterans and current duty forces for their service.....
"Impossible Only Describes The Degree Of Difficulty" 

Southern New Jersey

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
1975 Eldorado Convertible (#12 made)
1976 Cadillac Mirage (factory authorized Pick-Up)
1933 Phaeton Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"
1933 Master Sedan Chevrolet - "Baby Cadillac"

SOLD
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sixty-Special
1958 Cadillac Sedan
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Offline Dchappy

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  • Name: D Chapman
Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2016, 12:38:43 PM »
Trading in my XTS for the new CT6. :)

Offline Stinson

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 02:34:11 PM »
Taking the '37 Cad 8519 to the local Marley Mall Saturday Night Car Show. First event this year. Looking forward to driving the car.
Ty Stinson
'37 Cad 8519 Touring Sedan V12
CLC22330

Offline 64\/54Cadillacking

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 06:33:30 PM »
Going for a cruise! It's been a week since I've driven my baby, and I need to go for one before I go crazy here. 8) ;D
1964 Sedan Deville (Own)
1987 Brougham D’Elegance (Sold)
1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
1994 Fleetwood Bro (Sold)
1972 Sedan Deville (Sold)
1968 Coupe Deville (Sold)
1978 Lincoln Continental (Own)
1979 Lincoln Mark V Cartier (Own)

Offline harry s

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 08:01:55 PM »
I have been asked to drive one or two WW II veterans in the Nat'l Parade in downtown DC on Monday in my '37 75 series convertible sedan. There are a number of the veterans serving as Grand Marshalls, most are in their 90s and one of them is 100. I think there will be 8 or 10 cars, mostly Cadillacs. The weather forecast sucks but  is nothing compared to what the "Greatest Generation" did for us. The parade starts at 2 and is on REELZ TV and probably other stations.   Harry
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1948 6267X
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Offline wearymicrobe

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2016, 05:35:08 PM »
Just finished buttoning up the new Carb and fuel lines on the 57 and have been checking the dwell and a few other small things to make sure it has not moved. Then going on a nice long drive.

Offline Gene Beaird

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 10:57:05 AM »
Walking by them, giving them a pat on the core support as I walk by, getting to our Tahoe PPV to finish up the 2/3" drop kit and new sway bar install.

We have to get the Tahoe done so my wife can use it for work on Tuesday.
Gene Beaird,
1968 Calais
1979 Seville
Pearland, Texas
CLC Member No. 29873

Offline oldcarguy

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  • Name: Don Ford
Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 11:18:01 AM »
Going up to Possum Holler Garage to do some small stuff on my '41. Coupla hoses and a few items towards completion! Every little bit helps!
Don Ford
Don Ford

1941 SERIES 6219D
2017 XTS
Others:
1949 Mercury coupe
1964 Pontiac LeMans
1959 Chevy Impala

Offline chrisntam

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2016, 02:14:12 PM »
Well, just got done with the parade, prolly 80 degrees outside, car idling for the better part of 30 to 40 minutes, water temp got up to 215 (has a 180 stat).  No a/c on, that would have raised it even higher.  I'll post pics as soon as I can.

No other Cadillacs took part, about 5 old Hudsons, some old T-birds, an old firetruck, '68 mustang, '70 cutlass, '65 Malibu, some Model As, and an old, cool looking army jeep from WWII (the big one, to quote Archie Bunker).
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline harry s

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2016, 09:09:38 PM »
I had the same experience idling along stop & go for 30 to 40 minutes in about mid 80s, overcast but thank goodness no rain. Temp gauge got just over half way which is about 200*. We had four Cadillac convertibles; 1936, 1937 (me), 1946 and a '76 Eldo. The rest were Packards and Lincolns. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again next year.    Harry
Harry Scott 4195
1941 6733
1948 6267X
2011 DTS Platinum

Offline Caddyholic

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  • 1961 Series 62 Convertible 1962 Coupe Deville
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  • Name: Jim Lumma
Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2016, 11:00:29 PM »
my local car club had a show Saturday. I worked one of the booths. 7-4   Saturday night my Wife oldest son, mom, dad and I  went to the  Chuck a burger cruise. They have been cruising at joint since 1957. My parents frequented this place in the 50's. I did in the 80's with my 56 Mercury.
I got myself a Cadillac but I can't afford the gasoline (AC/DC Down Payment Blues)

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Offline Stinson

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Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2016, 05:02:31 PM »
Congratulations Dad! I did that for five family weddings. A great way to show your car and save them a lot of money too.
Ty Stinson
Ty Stinson
'37 Cad 8519 Touring Sedan V12
CLC22330

Offline chrisntam

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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • Name: Chris Jessen
Re: What are you doing with your Cadillac this Memorial Day Weekend?
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2016, 10:54:48 PM »
Here are a few pics...
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

 

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