Welcome to the Iowa CrossRoads Region of the Cadillac and LaSalle Club!

The Standard of the World

WELCOME to the online home of the Iowa CrossRoads Region of the Cadillac and LaSalle Club!

Please take time to browse our site. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can make it better.

Not long after its humble beginnings in 1902, Cadillac gained the reputation of being in a league of its own! From Henry Leland’s passion for close tolerances and parts interchangeability (which led to its first Dewar Trophy in 1908, and the adoption of the slogan “Standard of the World”), there has been no car quite like a Cadillac!

Charles Kettering’s self-starter would earn the 1912 Cadillac the nickname “The Car That Has No Crank,” and his electric lights developed the same year would lead to a second Dewar trophy. Harley Earl’s LaSalle was another first for Cadillac in that it was the first car in which styling was considered equally important to the engineering task!

Our Club, likewise, had humble beginnings in 1999, but we strive to be the best—the STANDARD of car clubs–the club by which all others are compared!

Please peruse our site, view some of the pictures of some of our members and their cars, scan a few of our newsletters and you’ll discover many of the great people and events which makes our car community what it is. Then click the “JOIN US” link, and be a part of our association.

We come from many backgrounds, but what draws us together is our love for our cars! If you like old Cadillacs and LaSalles and enjoy socializing, come join us.

Here are some of the upcoming events you may look forward as 2017 winds down:

(Please consult your copy of “The Voice” for dates and times Or go to the “Members Only page”. They are not published here for reasons of security):

  • November 2017: Kinze Innovation Center & Weekday Factory Tour in Williamsburg.
  • December 2017: Holiday Luncheon and touring event in central Iowa. (location to be determined).

Steven Fox
Iowa CrossRoads Region CLC

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News & Press

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

"The Self-Starter" Teasers - Nov/Dec 2017

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack
The club scene

Members! Keep in mind that this is a combined November–December issue…

In memory of…
Matt Larson
Commander, U.S. Navy retired, 1939–2017

Matt Larson was by definition the ultimate Cadillac enthusiast…

The Heiress’ Cadillac Derham
By Herb Cupo

When Herb Cupo arrived at his first Grand National this year, it marked the beginning, and the end, of an interesting journey…

A late model modified Cadillac
By Aaron Lewis

I purchased the car in 2006 with 24,000 miles on it and was not overly fond of the color…

By Neil Paton

Several years ago, a good friend came to me with a proposal to buy a 1936 LaSalle Style No. 5067 Convertible Coupe…

The strange case of the disconnected wire and the dangling spark plug
By Jay Friedman

My ’49 Club Coupe experienced no problem whatsoever when driven 650 miles to the Grand National host hotel in McLean, Va.…

John Washburn >> Washburn’s Wisdom
Interchangeability: An intriguing option

This article is on finding LaSalle and Cadillac parts from Buick, Chevy and Pontiac vendors (what, no Oldsmobile vendors?)…

Tim Pawl >> Tales from the Vault
Hee Haw, “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Ordering a Willoughby Panel Brougham

It’s the 1930s; the epitome of luxury is to motor about in a chauffeur-driven Cadillac Town Car…
Posted: October 31, 2017, 5:09 pm

The Iowa CrossRoads Region is a local region of the Cadillac and LaSalle Club (CLC) which seeks to preserve the history of collectible automobiles built by Cadillac, and assist owner families with technical information, and social opportunities.
The majority of our membership resides in the Central Iowa in the Des Moines area and gathers for monthly events. We come from many backgrounds, but what draws us together is our love for our cars! If you like old Cadillacs and LaSalles and enjoy socializing, we cordially invite you to join us!
Please enjoy some of our members and their beautiful Cadillacs and LaSalles! Members: please submit high-resolution pictures of your rides for inclusion on this page! We'd prefer that you and your loved ones be in the picture if possible. Please share a paragraph of two about your car.

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Current year’s newsletters are abridged. Full version is available to members in the Members’ Only Area!