GM’s LUXURY MARQUE THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME
The existing company that was left behind by Henry Ford was renamed Cadillac and is today, among the finest automobile brands in the world. The Car was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit.
General Motors purchased the Cadillac Company in 1909 as they could see the advantages of incorporating some of the technical innovations of Cadillac into their other existing brands. Cadillac introduced the first “clashless” or synchromatic manual gearbox.
Cadillac went on to win numerous awards for technical innovation, interchangeable components, and electrical starting and lighting systems.
In 1941 Cadillac introduced the “Hydra-Matic” automatic gearbox pioneered by Oldsmobile the previous year.
In the early 2000’s the division rethought their design philosophies and restructured their range with the STS and SLS derivatives being extremely popular. STS is the Seville Touring Sedan and the SLS the Seville Luxury Sedan, somewhat more sedate that the high performance STS.
In 1902, Henry Ford had a fallout with his partners and left the Henry Ford Company . The remaining partners called in an engineer to assist in closing down the business and sell off all the equipment. He convinced them to continue building cars using his engine and so the business survived, while Henry Ford went on to establish the Ford Motor Company
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.2019 – Competition Classes
2019 Show – Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. Click on the links below which will take you to a full screen image
1903 Cadillac Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England
1929 Cadillac DougW at English Wikipedia
1936 Cadillac Series 70 Convertible Sicnag [CC BY 2.0
1948 Cadillac I, Gedstrom [CC BY-SA 3.0
1968 Cadillac Seville Convertible Dreamcar472 at German Wikipedia
2014 Cadillac ELR IFCAR [Public domain]