CADILLAC-LASALLE CLUB MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER
The Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center, founded in 1995 to preserve the legacy of America's most successful luxury automobile, has announced plans to locate its museum at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan this spring.
Opening on May 1, 2010, the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum established their museum in the Carriage House here on the Historic Campus of the Gilmore Car Museum. We look forward to a ground breaking of an all-new, 10,000-square-foot exhibit building sometime in 2012.
A competition between retired automotive stylists took place to create the look of the new structure— a historic recreation of a late 1940s Cadillac dealership.
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Also check our events page for the Annual Cadillac-LaSalle Gathering in September.
The new Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum will provide the 7,000 member organization a permanent home for its collection of automobiles, display engines, and artifacts that span the history of Cadillac and its companion car, LaSalle. Cadillac introduced its first model at the New York Auto Show in 1903 and built the LaSalle from 1927 through 1940.
Eleven donated automobiles, including a 1931 Cadillac Sedan, a 1937 LaSalle Convertible Sedan, a 1941 Cadillac 60 Special (the design triumph of GM stylist Bill Mitchell,) a 1948 Cadillac 60 Special (the first Cadillac with tail fins), and the 1957 Cadillac Brougham used in the film "Driving Miss Daisy" will be displayed.
When completed, the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum will house examples of automobiles, artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera, as well as educational exhibits covering the entire story of Cadillac and LaSalle.
"After an exhaustive survey of potential museum partners across the Country, we are pleased to be joining the Gilmore Car Museum," said Paul Ayres, President CLCMRC." The Gilmore is rapidly becoming the nation's premier auto museum," he said.
Michael Spezia, Executive Director of the Gilmore Car Museum, expressed, "With the addition of the Cadillac-LaSalle Museum to the Gilmore campus we now become one of the more unique historic destinations, not just within the car collecting hobby but with the general public as well."