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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 events you may look forward to in 2017:

(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):

  • January 2017: No meeting or touring event in January.
  • February 2017: Valentine’s Luncheon to honor our ladies in the club at Miss Spenser’s Tea Room in New Virginia.
  • March 2017: Lunch at Gramma’s Kitchen and a tour of the new, expanded exhibits at Iowa-80 Trucking Museum in Walcott.
  • April 2017: A Spring antique adventure in Walnut.
  • May 2017: Weekend getaway at Lake Okoboji including Okoboji Classic Cars and other fine amusements.
  • Early June 2017: Scandinavian Days Car Show in Story City.
  • Late June 2017: Olmsted House Ice Cream Social in Urbandale.
  • July 2017: Adams County Tour including Johnny Carson’s Birthplace, Corning Opera House and R&S Collectibles Showroom in Corning.
  • August 2017: AACA Mississippi Valley Region Central Fall Meet and Car Show in Bettendorf.
  • Early September 2017: Des Moines Concours d’Elegance at Pappajohn Sculture Park in Des Moines.
  • Late September 2017: Cadillac Fall Festival at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
  • October 2017: Overnight weekend touring event to House on the Rock & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin House in Spring Green.
  • 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
Director
Iowa CrossRoads Region CLC


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JUDGES’ WORKSHOP – Chicago, 2/25/2017

Learn How to Use the New 2017 Judging Procedures The Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive upgrading of CLC Judging. One element of that program is Judges’ Training Workshops. These in-depth Workshops are conducted for geographic groupings of individual CLC Regions. This Workshop is being conducted for the Central Regions to prepare judges for … Continue reading JUDGES’ WORKSHOP – Chicago, 2/25/2017
Author: cadillac
Posted: January 2, 2017, 4:45 pm

CLC Grand National – Backup Hotel

I wanted to add some information about this year’s Grand National Meet.  The host hotel (the Hilton) sold out of rooms very quickly because of the great interest in this year’s GN.  Most likely, rooms won’t be available there except in the event of cancellation. The good news is, the GN committee has obtained a … Continue reading CLC Grand National – Backup Hotel
Author: cadillac
Posted: January 2, 2017, 3:56 pm

APRIL 2017 JUDGES’ WORKSHOP

The Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive upgrading of CLC Judging. One element of that program is Judges’ Training Workshops. These in-depth Workshops are conducted for geographic groupings of individual CLC Regions. This Workshop is being conducted for the Northeastern and Southeastern Regions to prepare judges for the 2017 Grand National hosted by the … Continue reading APRIL 2017 JUDGES’ WORKSHOP
Author: cadillac
Posted: January 2, 2017, 3:50 pm

“The Self-Starter” Teasers – Jan 2017

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack 1908 It was a November morning back in my banking days; driving to work, I saw a man waiting for a bus and reading the “Outdoors” section of the newspaper… Letters to the editor Hello Steve, Just a note to say how much I liked Dave Rubin’s piece on the … Continue reading “The Self-Starter” Teasers – Jan 2017
Author: cadillac
Posted: December 30, 2016, 6:18 pm

Happy New Year to all of our members!

Listen, as you read this article, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance for 2017 is being held in Phoenix, Ariz. Why is this important? Let me tell you why. We are one year away from being the epicenter of the event. In January 2018, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance will feature … Continue reading Happy New Year to all of our members!
Author: cadillac
Posted: December 30, 2016, 6:14 pm

“The Self-Starter” Teasers – Nov/Dec 2016

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack CLC pubs As of this writing, we’ve just completed and proofed the 2017 CLC International Membership Directory… Seen in the streets Photo by Bill Wolf This photo was taken at Red Bank, N.J.,… CLCMRC has good days on Detroit auction block By Paul Ayres The 1941 Cadillac 6267D Convertible Coupe … Continue reading “The Self-Starter” Teasers – Nov/Dec 2016
Author: cadillac
Posted: October 28, 2016, 4:16 pm

GENERAL OVERVIEW
GENERAL OVERVIEW
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.
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
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!
MEMBERS' GARAGE
MEMBERS' GARAGE
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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2017

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

2016