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June 3, 2017 - The Executive Committee of the 2017 Grand National is pleased to announce that Johan de Nysschen, President, Cadillac Motor Car Division, will be a guest speaker at the Awards Banquet of the 2017 Grand National Meet on Saturday night, August 5, 2017. Mr. de Nysschen has been instrumental in moving Cadillac's headquarters from Detroit, Michigan, to New York City and is developing new marketing plans and many exciting new models of cars and SUVs. We are really honored that he is taking time from his extremely busy schedule to attend our car show on Saturday and then share remarks during our banquet. This is a rare opportunity to see and meet this exciting gentleman!



May 6, 2017 - The Valley Forge Region's Annual Summer Brunch at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA (map and directions) will be held on Sunday, June 25. Come early (10 AM) for an impromptu show and shine (NO JUDGING)! Brunch will begin at 11 AM. More information and registration information are available at this link. Reservations are due by Wednesday, June 21.



May 6, 2017 - Delaware Cadillac was kind enough to host our second dealer show of the season on May 6. Mike Uffner and Lee Asher have supported our club for a very long time and we cannot thank them enough for it. Thank you, gentlemen, for your support and for a wonderful day!

Eighteen beautiful Cadillacs were on hand and the weather cooperated nicely other than some sprinkles around lunchtime. WDEL-FM was on hand as was Rocky Bluewinkle. Judging results are available by clicking here.



April 22, 2017 - The Valley Forge Region's initial dealer show for 2017 was held April 22 at Cadillac of Turnersville in Turnersville, NJ. Despite less than perfect weather, 14 cars braved the elements and were on display for all to enjoy. The Valley Forge Region would like to thank John Menna and his AWESOME staff for being our hosts. Thank you for the wonderful lunch and for your hospitality! Judging results are available here.



March 3, 2017 - The Valley Forge Region will be holding two dealer shows in conjunction with our friends at Cadillac of Turnersville in Turnersville, NJ, and Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington, DE.

The first show will be at Cadillac of Turnersville (map and directions) on Saturday, April 22. A registration flyer is avaialble by clicking here. Please note that the show field will open at 9 AM with the awards ceremeony at 2:00 PM.

The second show will be at Delaware Cadillac (map and directions) on Saturday, May 6. A registration flyer is avaialble by clicking here.



January 16, 2017 - The Valley Forge Region's annual banquet will be held on Sunday, March 5, from 12 to 4 PM at Marco's Restaurant in the Pennsauken Country Club in Pennsauken, New Jersey (map and directions). A registration flyer is available by clicking here. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 22. This is ALWAYS a wonderful event with great food and fellowship. We hope to see you there!



December 26, 2016 - The Cadillac & LaSalle Club has announced a Judges' Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner hotel in McLean, Virginia (map and directions). Additional information and a registration form can be found in this document.

Also, 2017 Grand National registration forms are now available! Click here for the details.



November 2, 2016 - Our annual Holiday Party, held in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Region of the Classic Car Club of America, will be on Sunday, December 4, at 11 AM at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern (map). Registration information and further details are available in this document.



September 18, 2016 - 51 Cars were in attendance at our annual show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA. It has been reported that a GREAT TIME was had by all! Judging results are available by clicking here.



August 15, 2016 - We now have a backup hotel for the 2017 Grand National Meet. The backup hotel is the Westin Tysons Corner (map and directions). The Westin is located one mile from the Hilton and there will be a continuous shuttle running between the two hotels. The room rate at the Westin is $139 per night (plus applicable taxes). To reserve your room at the backup hotel:



August 5, 2016 - You will be able to reserve rooms at the host hotel for the 2017 Grand National Meet, the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, beginning Monday, August 8, at 8 AM. To reserve your room:

Additional information is available on the 2017 Grand National webpage.



August 1, 2016 - A registration form for the Valley Forge Region's annual show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA, is now available by clicking here.



July 9, 2016 - We have received word from CLC Chief Judge Bill Anderson that the Judges' Training Workshop scheduled for August 6 in Wilmington, Delaware, has been CANCELLED. Refunds will be issued to all who signed up.



July 2, 2016 - Don Miller has informed us of an Open House being put on by the Delaware State Police Museum in Dover, DE, (map) on Saturday, August 20. Antique police and emergency vehicles will be on display. Members of the Valley Forge Region have been invited to attend with or without their cars. Ample parking on both grass and pavement will be available. More information is available in this document. Thanks, Don, for the great information!

Update (August 5) - You DO NOT need an antique or classic car to attend. It's open to all! Arrangements are being made to visit the Air Museum at approximately 2:00 PM that day. If there is interest in caravanning to Dover, we will meet at the McDonalds just south of Route 1 on the right hand side. Meet there at 8:15 AM. We will depart McDonalds at 8:30 AM SHARP! Route 1 in Delaware is a toll road with optional express EZPass lanes. There will be two tolls of $3.00 each in both directions.



June 19, 2016 - There will be a planning meeting for the 2017 Grand National at 4 PM on Saturday, August 13, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia (map and directions). We will meet in the Dallas Room. For those that are interested, Ronnie Hux has arranged for special price rooms for both Friday and Saturday night. Members should contact Ronnie if attending and if a room is desired.



June 12, 2016 - Perfect weather was the order of the day for our Spring Show at Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington yesterday. We are honored that Mike Uffner and his staff invited us to help them celebrate their dealership's 100th anniversary as a Cadillac and LaSalle retailer! Twenty eight beautiful Cadillacs and two gorgeous LaSalles took center stage. Photos will be in the next issue of The Goddess. Judging results are available here.



May 21, 2016 - Our annual Summer Brunch at the Desmond Hotel (map) will be held on Sunday, June 26. More details and registration information can be found in this registration flyer. Registration is due by Wednesday, June 22.



May 15, 2016 - We had 33 cars in attendance at yesterday's show at Faulkner Cadillac along with several new members in attandance! This show is getting to be our largest show of the year. It is really growing and we are seeing some really nice cars. By the way, Faulkner Cadillac is the largest retail selling Cadillac dealer in Pennsylvania for 2014 and 2015! Judging results are available here.



May 4, 2016 - A registration form for the June 11 show at Delaware Cadillac is now available.



April 24, 2016 - Despite questionable weather, 28 cars attended our initial show at Cadillac of Turnersville in Turnersville, NJ. Nick Wypch, John Menna, and their staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived at their beautiful dealership. We wish to sincerely thank them for allowing us to come and display our cars! We can only hope we helped them to sell a new Cadillac or two. Judging results are available here.



March 31, 2016 - An informational flyer for our tour of the Nicola Bulgari collection in Allentown on May 21 is now available.



March 26, 2016 - Not one, not two, but THREE events have just been announced by our club! They are:

  • Tour of the John W. Rich Automobile Museum in Frackville, PA on April 2. An introductory video is available here. Please note there is a $25 fee to tour the museum. Space is limited to 40 people. Reserve your spot NOW. For more information on this event or to reserve your spot, please contact Paul Lang (215.322.1212, paul@lenoxinst.com). An information flyer is available.
  • Dealer Show at Cadillac of Turnersville in Turnersville, NJ (map), on April 23. A registration form is available.
  • Dealer Show at Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington, DE (map), on June 11. This is part of Delaware Cadillac's 100th anniversary celebration! A registration form is now available.



February 29, 2016 - Marty Watkins has arranged for our first announced car show of the year: we will be at Faulkner Cadillac (map) in Trevose on Saturday, May 14. A registration flyer is available. The management and staff at Faulkner are always very kind to our club and we look forward to returning there for another outstanding show!



January 31, 2016 - There are still a few seats left for our bus tour to Lenny's Garage in Brooklyn. Contact Marty Watkins (215.355.1519) NOW if you would like to go and have not signed up yet.



January 2, 2016 - Happy New Year! Our new board has been voted upon and officers elected. See the results on our Officers page. We wish to thank outgoing board members Paul Lang, Bill Smith, and Mike Zimmerman for their service to our club! Thank you, gentlemen!

Our annual banquet will be held Sunday, March 6, at Marco's Restaurant in the Pennsauken Country Club (map). A registration form is available here. Also, our Mid-Winter Ice Cream Social will be held Saturday, March 19, at Zwahlen's Ice Cream in Norristown, PA (map). All the particulars are available here.

A reminder that your paid registration for the trip to Lenny's Garage is due to Marty Watkins NO LATER than January 11!



December 5, 2015 - As VFR President Ronnie Hux mentioned in his December address, our 2016 Activities Calendar is filling up with all kinds of shows, trips, and chances to increase our waistline. On January 9, we will be taking a trip to Steve Babinksy's Automotive Restorations in Lebanon, NJ. More information is available at this link.

VFR members have been invited to join members of the Potomac Region at their annual holiday party on January 31. Ronnie will be giving an update on the 2017 Grand National Meet which we will co-host with the Potomac Region. Contact Ronnie (610.268.3388 or email) if you'd like to attend.

On February 20, a trip to Lenny's Garage in Brooklyn, NY is being planned (registration form available here). If you have not heard about Lenny and his garage, check out this page at The Old Motor website. Please note that your reservation AND payment for this trip are due to Marty Watkins by January 11 - NO EXCEPTIONS! We need a minumum of 40 people to sign up to make this trip. If we have less than 40, the trip will be CANCELLED.

For information about all that is being planned, check out our calendar.



November 3, 2015 - Ballots for the election of the VFR 2016-2017 Board of Directors will be mailed within the next few days. Please take the time to review the bios of the candidates in the November issue of The Goddess. Send in your ballot (original ballot ONLY - NO copies accepted) before the deadline marked on the ballot. The club and those running for the board thank you!



November 3, 2015 - The Valley Forge Region and the Delaware Valley Region of the Classic Car Club of America invite you to their joint Holiday Party to be held on Sunday, December 6, at the Desmond Hotel. All particulars are in this flyer.



November 3, 2015 - Orders are now being taken for the 2016 Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center Calendar. This is the official calendar which has been offered by the Museum for over 20 years. Buying a calendar or two is a great way to support the Museum; all proceeds go directly to offset operating costs. Calendars are expected to be mailed in early December. New for this year is the ability to pay by credit card. Click here for the order form.



September 26, 2015 - We're gonna have a party! Click here for details on the Valley Forge Region's 40th Anniversary celebration.



September 20, 2015 - Results from our annual show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA are now available. Click here for the results.



July 25, 2015 - Lahaska Show Update: as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Valley Forge Region, there will be some changes to our annual Fall Car Show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA:

  • This will now be an all GM show. All make and models of General Motors cars of any age are invited. However, NO resto-mods or modified, please.
  • Free attendance gift to first 100 registered.
  • Free dash plaque to first 100 registered.
  • Peer judging.
  • Registration fee remains the same: $12.00 early, $15.00 day of show.
  • Show date is still Sunday, September 13.

A registration form is available here.



July 2, 2015 - A number of region members attended the Cadillac & LaSalle Club's 2015 Grand National Meet in Brookfield, Wisconsin, from June 24 through 27. Several brought home car awards and one member was honored with an individual award. Click here for all the details.



June 7, 2015 - Results from the June 6 show at Faulkner Cadillac are available here. We are extremely grateful to the management and staff at Faulkner Cadillac for supporting us every year. Thank you very much!



May 16, 2015 - Are you not receiving your monthly newsletter? The editor of The Goddess, John Barry, is reporting that there are currently problems with Verizon customers receiving the newsletter. More information is available by clicking here.



May 3, 2015 - Our next dealer show will be Saturday, June 6, at Faulkner Cadillac in Trevose, PA (map). A registration flyer is available by clicking here.



May 3, 2015 - Our annual summer brunch will be held at the Desmond Hotel on Sunday, July 12. A registration flyer is available.



May 3, 2015 - There will be a 2017 Grand National planning meeting July 17 at the Tyson's Corner Marriott on Saturday, July 17 at 1:30 PM. All particulars can be found in this document.



April 26, 2015 - While the overall turnout was less than twenty (20) cars, the variety and quality of those cars on display was superb! From Irénée du Pont, Jr.'s amazing 1918 Cadillac seven passenger touring car to Chris Kendzierski's immaculate 2006 DTS, this show had something for everybody! Photos will be in the next issue of The Goddess but until then, the judging results are available here. We thank Mike Uffner and his staff for rolling out the red carpet for us as only they can! We look forward to 2016 which will be Delaware Cadillac's 100th anniversary as a Cadillac dealer.



April 4, 2015 - The first car show of the season will be held on April 25 at Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington (map). The deadline for pre-registration is Friday, April 17. Click here for a registration flyer.



February 12, 2015 - The host hotel for the 2017 Grand National will be the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia (map), the flagship hotel of the Hilton Hotels chain. Additional details are forthcoming.



January 14, 2015 - The Valley Forge Region received word today that Gary Anderson, one of our region's four charter members, died last night at his home in Florida. Details are few at this point but we have been told there will be no funeral. A memorial service will be held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida at a future date. We will pass on additional details as we receive them. We wish to extend our deepest, sincerest sympathies to Gary's wife, Marge, and the rest of his family.



January 4, 2015 - The Valley Forge Region's annual business meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 20, at the Desmond Hotel (map). A number of issues will be discussed prior to being voted on by our board of directors. See this month's President's Message for a list of items to be up for discussion.



December 4, 2014 - A reminder that the winter meetings of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center will be held January 16 and 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. All CLC members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to bring a question or issue before either board, please contact our CLC representative Rob Robison or our Museum representative Jack Hotz.

The Museum board meeting will be Friday, January 16 and the CLC board meeting will be Saturday, January 17. Both meetings will be held at the The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona (map).



December 4, 2014 - The Valley Forge Region will hold its annual banquet on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Pennsauken Country Club in Pennsauken, New Jersey form noon to 4 PM. This is the same location we have used the last two years which everyone who has attended has really enjoyed. There will be a special presentation by Dave Whitlock, Regional Marketing Manager of the Cadillac Motor Division. A registration flyer is available.



November 2, 2014 - A number of region members traveled south to join our friends in the Potomac Region to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Capitol Cadillac in Greenbelt, MD on October 26. Owner Dan Jobe, whose grandfather opened the dealership in Washington, D.C., in 1934, always hosts a wonderful show. Please check out this link for many photos from this great event.

Congratulations to the following Valley Forge Region members who won awards at the show:

  Cliff Woodbury, III 1934 Five Passenger Sedan 1st Place, Class A: 1902 - 1942
  Al Cowling and Mary Conway 1964 Eldorado Convertible 1st Place, Class D: 1959 - 1964
  Ronnie Hux 1974 Eldorado Convertible 3rd Place, Class F: 1971 - 1976
  Mike & Vicky Barruzza 1974 Flower Car 1st Place, Class J: Commercial Vehicles
  Ronnie Hux 1987 "O'Gara" Limousine 3rd Place, Class J: Commercial Vehicles
  Rob Robison 1942 Convertible Coupe Best Pre-War Cadillac



November 2, 2014 - Take a trip backwards in time to see some amazing commercials and other old car videos at this link. Courtesy of The Villages Region of the AACA.



October 1, 2014 - Judging results from our annual fall show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA are now available.



September 21, 2014 - Order your CLC Museum & Research Center 2015 calendar now! All calendar proceeds benefit the CLC Museum & Research Center. Details and calendar order form are in this document.



August 26, 2014 - The Valley Forge Region has learned that past Cadillac & LaSalle Club president Carl Steig of San Leandro, California passed away the morning of Monday, August 25. In addition to being a past president of the CLC, Carl was also the Club's Chief Judge for over 25 years before retiring last fall.

All CLC members are indebted to Carl for his selfless service to the CLC and the Cadillac hobby over the years. In the early 1970s, he was able to gain access to the Cadillac archives and did much research on the V-16 cars of the 1930s as well as extensive research on the 1941 Sixty Special models. Many of the books on Cadillacs that we have read contain statistical information that came, at least in part, from Carl's research.

The Valley Forge Region would like to send its sincere sympathy to Carl's wife, Ann, and to all of his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

Tributes to Carl can be made and read on the CLC Message Forum by clicking here.



July 25, 2014 - The Valley Forge Region was well represented at the CLC's 2014 Grand National Meet held July 9 - 12 in scenic Lake George, New York. Eleven region members walked off with class awards, two members won Past Presidents' Preservation Awards, and one VFR member won the Best of Show - PreWar Cadillac award. Further, two region members were recognized for their contributions to our parent club: Larry Lesiger won the Distinguished Service Award while Jeff Hansen won the Ken Moss Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to all of the winners! See the complete list of region winners here.



June 29, 2014 - It is with regret that the Valley Forge Region notes the passing of long-time Cadillac & La Salle Club member Henry Wexelblatt, better known to all of us as Craig. He passed away on 17 June 2014 in Morristown Memorial Hospital in Stroudsburg (PA) , apparently from complications arising from diabetes. He lived in that area all his life with his aunt, Carolyn (Ward) Seeger in Marshalls Creek, PA. He was graduated from Roxbury High School in 1983, and was most recently employed by ABM Security in Mt. Olive, PA. Craig was a member of the Upper Susquehanna and Valley Forge Regions of the Cadillac & La Salle Club, and was well known to many members, including incumbent president Lars Kneller. Craig's love of Cadillacs led him to show his cars at various events He also organized his own 5 Liter Chapter as President with contacts throughout the entire United States. He was a member of the A.A.C.A. and Professional Car Society.

According to the obituary in the Stroudsburg Pocono Record (20 June 2014), in lieu of Rowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice, or to the Cadillac & La Salle Club Museum and Research Center in his honor (per a suggestion by CLC colleague Walter Youshock). The obituary will be found on line here.

(courtesy of John Barry, The Goddess)



June 8, 2014 - Results from our Spring Show at Faulkner Cadillac are available here.



May 18, 2014 - Results from our Spring Show at Delaware Cadillac are available here.



April 19, 2014 - A beautiful spring day, a beautiful dealership setting, and 22 beautiful Cadillacs and LaSalles made for a successful first show in 2014 for the Valley Forge Region on Saturday, April 19. Ruggeri Cadillac of West Chester opened their doors for our members to display their cars in the front parking lot adjacent to U.S. Route 202. Picture perfect weather brought plenty of visitors to view the assembled cars that ranged in years from 1934 to 2006. The Valley Forge Region would like to thank the management and staff at Ruggeri Cadillac for welcoming us again this year and making us feel at home. We sincerely appreciated your hospitality! Complete results are available here.



April 1, 2014 - It is with great sadness that the Valley Forge Region announces the passing of former member Jim Fields. Jim died in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 30.

James I. Fields died on March 30, 2014, at Garden Spring Center in Willow Grove, PA, where he lived for several years. Previously, he was a resident of Amber, PA.

Mr. Fields was 72 years old, and was the retired President and CEO of Fielco Industries, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, PA, a manufacturer of adhesive products. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Dr. Allan Fields and the late Rose Fields. He is survived by his three children, Daniel J. Fields (and his wife Lauren), Jeffrey S. Fields (and his wife Neda), and Samantha Jill Koelhoffer (and her husband Gary). He is also survived by three grandchildren, Ella Michael Fields, Summer Jade Fields, and Miranda Hope Koelhoffer; his former wife Phyllis Fields; and many good friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Beth Fields Black, and his granddaughter, Allison Paige Koellhoffer.

Mr. Fields was an avid antique car enthusiast, who greatly enjoyed touring in his vintage Cadillacs, his twelve-cylinder Packards, and his Chrysler Airflow. He was an active member of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Classic Car Club of America, and the Packard Club. He was a regular participant in car shows and other club events, and made many lifelong friends as a result of his interest in antique automobiles.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Fields may be made to the AACA Museum, Inc., 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, or to any other charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are made with Joseph Levine & Sons. A grave side service was held at Shalom Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA, on Sunday, April 6, 2014.



December 19, 2013 - The Valley Forge Region has announced the results of the election for its 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors. The newly elected board consists of:

 
  • John Barry
  • Bud Coleman
  • Mary Conway
  • Al Cowling
  • Becky Hux
  • Ronnie Hux
 
  • Paul Lang
  • Earl Rutter
  • Bill Smith
  • John Wood
  • Cliff Woodbury
  • Mike Zimmerman

We thank these members for volunteering their time and energy to make our club great for everyone! We want to thank the outgoing board - especially Andy and Andrea Jacoby and Ed McGettigan - for their efforts! The new board will begin its term on January 26 at the region's annual banquet.



October 6, 2013 - Judging results from our annual fall show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA are now available.



August 5, 2013 - Several dozen region members attended the recent Grand National Meet in Quincy, MA. Many of those who took a car to be judged ended up winning a trophy! See the list of region winners here.



July 2, 2013 - It is with deep regret that we of the Valley Forge Region note the passing of our dear friend David Rothman on Monday, 1 July 2013. His obituary is as follows:

David S. G. Rothman, 89, a retired Philadelphia School District science and math teacher and former ladies apparel manufacturer and bar owner, died Monday, July 1 of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. Mr. Rothman earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an M.S. in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

He was deeply involved in the antique automobile hobby as a former officer of the Valley Forge Region – Cadillac & LaSalle Club and former board member of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center. He was dedicated to the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa and chaired the Adopt-a-Car Program until mid-June. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Toni Weisgrau Rothman. Grave side services were held at Roosevelt Memorial Park.

Donations in his memory may be made to the AACA Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 or to University of Pennsylvania Hillel, Steinhardt Hall, 215 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.



June 1, 2013 - Clear skies and warm temperatures were the order of the day for our show at Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington. Twenty-one Cadillacs and two 1940 LaSalles gave attendees plenty to look at. Sincere thanks go to Mike Uffner and his staff for being such gracious hosts and providing an excellent cook out! Judging results for the show are available here.



May 13, 2013 - Results from the Faulkner Cadillac Show are available here. Ronnie Hux reports that it was a great show! NOT ONE RAIN DROP FELL and a moderate crowd of visitors. We were asked to return next year for the 4th time! A sincere THANK YOU to Faulkner Cadillac for hosting our show!



April 20, 2013 - What a great show we had to kick off 2013! The folks at General Sales Cadillac & Saab were our gracious hosts for the day. Thirty-three (33) Cadillacs and LaSalles graced the show field. From Woody Rohrbach's magnificent 1931 V-12 roadster to Peter Kraus' 2006 XLR and Chris Kendzierski's 2006 DTS, there was a wide range of years on display. Thanks to everyone who participated for bringing their wonderful cars out for all to see! Meet results are available here.

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