From Hemming's Blog; A Cadillac Reminiscence

Started by Chris Conklin, February 01, 2017, 05:46:11 PM

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Bobby B

Quote from: Chris Conklin on February 01, 2017, 05:46:11 PM
A short read by Jim Lentinello...

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/02/01/reminiscing-crazy-for-cadillacs/?refer=hccweekly

Great Story of Youth and how much fun the "Good 'ol Days" were......
                                                                                     Bobby
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

76eldo

Cool story.
Richard Lentinello is a big Cadillac fan and is writing a new book on Cadillacs and their owners.
He was at my house a couple of years ago and photographed two of my cars for his book.  I hope it comes out soon.

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

I cannot count the times I've heard similar stories recounted of Cadillacs being modified and abused to death.

Sadly, the fate of many a once-proud Cadillac (as well as other great cars) was usually sealed upon ownership by a young person.

All the same, I enjoyed the story.


A Cadillac Motorcar is a Possession for which there is no Acceptable Substitute

Steve Passmore

Great story. I think we all have some like that. I know I do. Sadly, it was never Cadillacs I could afford and they were much more scarce here in the 60s.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Jay Friedman

Good story.  I remember teenage friend's and I making our cars backfire under bridges the same way. 
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
Decatur, Georgia
CLC # 3210, since 1984
"If it won't work, get a bigger hammer."

76eldo

Richard contacted me on Facebook.  His book is due out by the end of this year.

I am sure it will be a quality publication.

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Jon S

Quote from: 76eldo on February 09, 2017, 09:41:10 PM
Richard contacted me on Facebook.  His book is due out by the end of this year.

I am sure it will be a quality publication.

Brian

My car and story will be in there. Am anxious to see the book.
Jon

1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

greatness1987