Welcome to the South Australian Cadillac Club!
The first outing specifically for Cadillacs and LaSalles in South Australia took place on the 11th of November 1984. Six Cadillacs and two LaSalles turned up, but it wasn't until 1989 that a region of the Cadillac LaSalle Club of Australia was formed. A year later in December 1990 a split between members saw a breakaway group form, register and incorporate the Cadillac-LaSalle Car Club of S.A Inc.
This new club was not affiliated with the Australian body who wished them well. After a short time a new club was formed, registered and incorporated as the National Cadillac Club of Australia, South Australian Region, Inc.; this being the club that we are members of today and we remain affiliated with the Cadillac LaSalle Clubs of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia (Cadillac LaSalle Clubs of Australia www.cadillaclasalleclub.com.au).
This new club had a few helpers and organized the second national meet ever to be held and hosted 15 Cadillacs and two LaSalles in the Barossa Valley. A further 6 members with family also attended without a Cadillac.
For the next few years membership of the club languished at around about 8-10 people and activity was restricted to a few runs. However as a few new members joined the enthusiasm for the club picked up and activities lifted. In 1999 the then president started a newsletter called "The Caddy" which was issued periodically and Club meetings were hosted at the Secretary's home. Member numbers gradually started to climb helped along by the club offering historic and conditional left hand drive registration.
In 2003 the focus from the new events team saw membership numbers start to climb at a rapid rate.
Member numbers now hover between 80 - 90 from year to year.
Past presidents of the club have been Mark Chapman, Ian Robertson, Neil Sommers-Cain, Steve Westmacott and Derek Lynch, Honey Carlyle is our current president. Past vice presidents have been Mark Chapman, Ian Robertson, Neville Butcher and is currently Michael Agostino. Secretaries have been Pat Heaven, Colleen Smith and currently Tracy Phillips. Treasurers have been Pat Heaven, Colleen Smith, Kim Pedersen and is currently Rhonda Murray.