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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.

Steven Fox
Director
Iowa CrossRoads Region CLC


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Founded 1958

The Self-Starter Teasers – 2016 August

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack Cars as Art The title may conjure ghastly visions of what is referred to as “Art Cars”… Letters to the editor SEEN ON THE STREET AND LOOKIN’ REET—1956 CADILLAC SERIES 75 Dear Steve, Reet: adj.:… Membership directory Friday, Aug. 12, is the deadline for listing updates to be received by … Continue reading The Self-Starter Teasers – 2016 August
Author: cadillac
Posted: July 31, 2016, 4:39 pm

Across the board

  The Grand National in Las Vegas is over and the board, in its infinite wisdom, approved my second-term nomination to be the Cadillac & LaSalle Club president for 2016–2018. I know when I first became aware of and joined the CLC in 1988, it was never my intention tto be the National president. Then, … Continue reading Across the board
Author: cadillac
Posted: July 31, 2016, 4:37 pm

A juice box for everyone

  I just did a fast count of the articles that have been provided by me and others under the heading of the President’s Message in The Self-Starter; it totals 22. That 22 equates to two years, what will be required to be provided by me during my second term as president and with the … Continue reading A juice box for everyone
Author: cadillac
Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:00 am

“The Self-Starter” Teasers – July 2016

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack 1966 I approached this annual 50th anniversary column with trepidation… NEW ELEGANCE… NEW EXCELLENCE… NEW EXCITEMENT By Joseph B. O’Connell, M.D. For Cadillac, 1966 was its most successful model year to date… 1966 The 50th Anniversary By Bob Crimmins One of the Cadillac ads stated—THE FINEST OF ALL CADILLACS IS HERE!… Fleetwood … Continue reading “The Self-Starter” Teasers – July 2016
Author: cadillac
Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:00 am

The Presidents Message – June 2016

Why we do this I was just wondering why we are able to do what we do. I’ve heard the slogan, “It’s not about the cars, it’s about the people.” Well, it certainly is about the cars; that’s our interest and that’s what brought us together. Although, the overall picture really is about the people. … Continue reading The Presidents Message – June 2016
Author: cadillac
Posted: May 31, 2016, 3:21 pm

The Self-Starter Teasers – June 2016

Steve Stewart >> Caddie Shack Vegas, a good show “A week in Vegas is like stumbling into a Time Warp, a regression to the late fifties.”… INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Newsletter Excellence Award VINCE TALIANO NORTH POTOMAC, MD. POTOMAC REGION Since the very beginnings of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, there has been a need to keep … Continue reading The Self-Starter Teasers – June 2016
Author: cadillac
Posted: May 31, 2016, 3:19 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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2016

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


2015

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