About Cadillac & LaSalle Club
The National Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) is an international organization of nearly 7,000 members with 18,000 collectible automobiles built by Cadillac. It provides activities and services for enthusiasts of all Cadillacs from the single cylinder models to the exotic V-16's. Membership is open to persons anywhere in the world and ownership of a Cadillac is not required. The CLC is headquartered in the USA with offices in Columbus, Ohio.
Who we are
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Inc. (CLC) is a non-profit membership organization founded in Detroit in 1958 and incorporated in the State of Michigan. Today we are the largest active international organization for Cadillac enthusiasts with numerous regions and chapters that focus on special interest groups such as LaSalles, '41 Cadillacs, Allantés, Broughams, etc. and 16 international affiliate clubs located in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand. Our membership to date consists of 6,912 families who own more than 18,000 collectible automobiles built by Cadillac; however, ownership is not a requirement for membership. The CLC is not affiliated with the General Motors Corporation but maintains a cooperative relationship with Cadillac nationally and numerous Cadillac dealers locally.
We were initially founded to encourage enthusiasts to maintain, preserve, and restore collectible Cadillacs and LaSalles built from 1902-1942. Now the CLC recognizes all vehicles built by Cadillac. We promote the development, collection, publication and exchange of helpful information pertaining to our cars. We also promote social fellowship for club members.
Scope of Automobile Activity
CLC automobile-specific activities emphasize driveability and authenticity. Judging classifications include touring, original and restored models. Every factory-built engine configuration is applauded, ranging from the single-cylinder to the exotic V-16. Production models and custom-body styles alike are admired, displayed and driven.
National policy governing events and services are determined by a volunteer, elected Board of Directors. An Executive Committee is empowered to conduct business between meetings of the board. Committees are appointed by the CLC President and serve to accomplish specific assignments. Communications with the Board are accomplished through Regional Vice Presidents and members of the Board appointed to represent their region. Local regions are chartered by the national CLC and at times conduct activities unique to their own area within the parameters of national policy. The CLC membership consists of individuals from all walks of life...mechanics, lawyers, entertainers, spouses, children, CPAs, retirees, Cadillac employees, real estate developers, etc. each enthused about products produced by Cadillac because of their performance, reliability, design and image.
Benefits of Membership
- The Self-Starter: This award-winning monthly magazine is published eleven times per year. It is filled with interesting articles submitted by members, mechanical tips and advice; classified sections of cars, parts, and literature for sale/wanted; regional projects; historical accounts; member car features and Cadillac-factory updates.
- Membership Directory: One of the most comprehensive membership directories in the hobby is printed annually and lists all members, their automobiles, and their location, plus engine/model serial numbers, production numbers, judging classifications, award winners, etc.
- Roster of Technicians: Technicians with specific expertise as to the year or model are listed in the Membership Directory as a service to assist club members with difficult restoration/operational problems.
- Authenticity Manuals: These indispensable manuals are published to help members with the idiosyncrasies and correctness of restoring their Cadillac-built automobile.
- Our Web sites: The Cadillac & LaSalle Club Web sites are your gateway to Cadillacs and LaSalles on the Internet. The main Club site opens a vista of historical and current information and is where you'll find all of the latest news about the Club. Our online message board is the largest of its type in the Cadillac hobby. Also, a comprehensive, database-style Web site consisting of all things Cadillac and LaSalle has been created and donated by CLC member Yann Saunders. With over 9000 items of information and 16,000 images, its breadth and depth of Cadillac and LaSalle information is unequaled on the Internet.
- Inventory of Memorabilia: CLC jewelry, car badges, and personal items are available for purchase. Without a doubt the inventory and quality of awards, memorabilia and publications is unsurpassed.
- Automobile Events: An annual Grand National Meet is hosted by one of the 44 chartered U.S. regions every summer. The constantly changing location of the meet enhances the opportunity for members around the world to visit new areas while on vacation, enjoy a great diversity of Cadillacs and LaSalles and meet new people with a common interest. Activities at the Grand National Meet include social events, national level judging, technical seminars, local tours, and a swap meet with cars and parts for sale. An awards banquet concludes a typical GN meet. Lifetime friendships have been created through these events and many members anxiously look forward to the next Grand National. Interregional meets are an increasingly popular activity between adjoining regions throughout the U.S.
- Driving Tours: At least one national driving tour is organized annually by one of the U.S. regions...a time to enjoy the Cadillac-built automobiles as they were initially intended...to be driven. Local collections are often a part of such a driving tour as well as cultural and scenic attractions. International affiliates' activities include similar events. All CLC members are welcome to participate.
- Historical Archive: The Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center, Inc. (CLC Museum) is a separate charitable and educational organization. As a 501 (c) 3 organization, it is eligible for and welcomes tax-deductible contributions. Members of the CLC are automatically members of the CLC Museum. The Museum provides access to historical data, factory publications, and vital data contributed by generous donors in order to preserve Cadillac's history and heritage. Copies of the archival information are available for a very nominal fee.