|Cadillac & LaSalle Club
Valley Forge Region
|President's Message - June 2017|
Well, in fewer than 60 days we will be co-hosting our Grand National. Registrations continue pouring in and we now have registrants from most states in the US and many countries abroad. This is going to be an exciting time. The Potomac River Dinner Cruise is sold out and many other are reaching capacity. If you have not registered, please do not hesitate. Vehicle registrations are also growing, but there is still room for more. We have a large representation of pre-war cars and one from 1903. La Salles are also making a good presence. We have planned so many things to do and the Hilton Hotel will only enhance the experience.
The program book is being finalized today with so many wonderful sponsors and advertisers. Thanks to Marty Watkins, Vince Taliano and Tim Coy for their hard work and efforts. Every attending member should be pleased to get one of these books.
I am excited and pleased to announce that we will have a guest speaker on Saturday night. Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President of General Motors and President of Cadillac Motor Car Company will join us and share some exciting news regarding Cadillac. We are also completing our final contract for Cadillac’s participation and support and will be announcing more exciting news within the next few weeks. Cadillac is very excited about our Grand National due to location and anticipated size.
We have scheduled another planning meeting at the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Virginia (host hotel) on Saturday, June 17 (map and directions). The meeting will run from approximately 2:00 until around 4:30. We are expecting a large attendance and everyone is invited that wants to volunteer for our event. I have also arranged a special block of rooms at the Hilton for Friday and Saturday night at $89.00 per night plus tax. Contact me ASAP for contact information.
We concluded our Dealer Shows with an outstanding turn out at Delaware Cadillac. A lot of great cars, good times, and wonderful hospitality. The VFR is fortunate to have such outstanding Cadillac dealers that sponsor our shows each year. Please remember these business owners when considering purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle. I am sure they all would appreciate your patronage.
Don’t forget our annual summer brunch. It is Sunday, June 25, at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern (map and directions). We will have the private dining room where we conduct our monthly meetings. A flyer for registration is included in this newsletter. We also will have a special parking area for your classic car. Come join the fun and great food.
Get your cars ready for the GN and see you soon.
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