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From the Desk of the Director
January 2022

Dear Cadillac & LaSalle Enthusiast,

Members of the Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club were rather active for 2021.  In case you couldn’t join us, here is a quick summary of last year’s events:  As a local, we have grown to about 40 members.  The Board of Directors has openings for volunteers to keep this momentum going into the 2022 season.  We would gladly welcome anyone with the time and talents for Newsletter Editor and other positions.  Please contact Joe Kress or Steve Ehrin if you are interested.


June 13: Tour of Dan Heit’s Garage: It was a warm Sunday in June as we toured the automotive oasis of Dan Heit’s warehouse.  The eclectic collection varies from a Ford Model AA petroleum truck, to a custom Mercury “Lead Sled”, to modern Ferrari exotics.  Dinner was just as surprising with a great view of the Allegheny River from the Longue Vue Country Club.  Many thanks to Dan Heit and Jon Leimkuehler & Chris Davis for organizing this.

June 27 & September 19:  Allegheny Rockets Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America All GM Car Shows:  The Pittsburgh Region CLC represented Cadillac well for the two shows.  For the September show, both Ken Bucher and John McCans won awards for the Cadillac marque.  Although the weather was hot for both shows, they were beautiful days and a good time was had by all.

July 11: Tour of Dave & Karen Berg’s Garage with the AACA:  We were invited to join the Western Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America to tour the garages of Dave and Karen Berg.  The Bergs have an eclectic collection of automobiles and the accoutrements to go with the cars.  Although it rained at the end, it was a good day and it was good to see Dave and Karen again.

August 1: Tour of Al Zamba’s Garage with the CCCA:  We were invited to join the Western Pennsylvania Region of the Classic Car Club of America to tour the garage of Al Zamba.  Al has an interesting collection of Pre-World War II and Brass-Era automobiles as well as music boxes, wind-up clocks, and automobilia.  We finished the tour with lunch at The Waterhole at Hartmann's Summer Resort.  During lunch we were entertained by Al Zamba and Dave Berg sharing a story of outbidding each other for antique oil can.  The conversation was quite interesting !

August 22:  The Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club Summer Picnic & Car Show at South Park:  It was a hot August Sunday at the Home Economics Building for a picnic at South Park.  A little over twenty people attended the event and two LaSalle automobiles were driven to the show.  Kudos to the Kavalir family for bringing two cars:  A 1927 LaSalle and a 1978 Fleetwood Brougham.

October 17:  The Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club Autumn Picnic & Car Show at North Park:  This year’s fall picnic was once again at the Ranch House in North Park.  Although the weather was threatening, the rain held off.  Thanks to Lee Herbermann for providing the newest hand-eye coordination game:  What Thread is It?  Needless to say, a good time was had by all.

October 23:  For a second time, we cruised down to the Northside of Pittsburgh to plant the seed of the antique and classic car hobby into today’s youth at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild at the Bidwell Training Center.  Our cars were the subject matter for a photography class / car show.  We again exceeded the expectations of the Manchester-Bidwell Corporation and they would like to collaborate with us again.

Once again, we had a productive year for 2021 and we wish to keep this momentum moving into 2022.  Enclosed is the annual membership application for the Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club.  Join us for another year of Cadillac fun !



Joe Kress           &          Steve Ehrin

724-869-5972                 412-251-6104