Pittsburgh Region Cadillac LaSalle Club
Dear Cadillac & LaSalle Enthusiast,
Members of the Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club were rather active for 2019. In case you couldn’t join us, here is a quick summary of last year’s events:
As a local, we have about 35 members. The Board of Directors has openings for volunteers to keep this momentum going into the 2020 season. We would gladly welcome anyone with the time and talents for Newsletter Editor. Please contact Joe Kress or Steve Ehrin if you are interested.
February 23: We kicked-off the season with our annual Sweethearts’ Dinner at Scoglio’s Italian Restaurant in Greentree. This event was a success with close to thirty people attending.
May 5: We cruised down to the Northside of Pittsburgh to visit Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff museum along with visiting Bicycle Heaven. Jack Hunt, a.k.a. Johnny Angel, gave us a personal tour of his Rock & Roll and Doo Wop collectibles. At Bicycle Heaven owner Craig Morrow showed us his museum of over 6,000 bicycles spread out over two-floors. We ended the interesting day with a relaxing lunch at Max’s Allegheny Tavern, known for their German cuisine.
June 8: Just about a dozen Cadillac’s met at the Harmar Village Care Center for their annual car show. Over all, roughly fifty cars attended this quaint show in a park-like setting. There was a 50-50 raffle and Chinese auction. This was a success and we are hoping to join the Harmar Village Care Center again for next year’s show.
September 8: The Pittsburgh Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club Annual Picnic & Car Show at North Park: This year’s picnic was once again at the Ranch House in North Park. Just about twenty people enjoyed good food and company. There was peer judging for the cars and our Queen of Activities, Lisa Bucher, along with auctioneer Dave Berg, provided a fun-filled white elephant auction. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.
October 23: We again cruised down to the Northside of Pittsburgh, but 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. After a brief tour of the facility, our cars were the subject matter for a photography class / car show. We exceeded the expectations of the Manchester-Bidwell Corporation and they would like to collaborate with us again next year.
November 2: We drove up Route 28 to Fort Pitt Classic Cars to tour their restoration and detail facilities. We ended the informative day with a relaxing lunch at the Café on Main in Sharpsburg. Twenty people attended the educational fun and a good time was had by all.
Once again, we had a productive year for 2019 and we wish to keep this momentum moving into 2020. Join us for another year of Cadillac fun !
Joe Kress & Steve Ehrin