First time a President has done a pace lap at Daytona. One of the biggest races in the world. It is great to see a Cadillac on a race track but this is something special. If you have been around the site for a while you would know Trump is a Cadillac fan from way before he ran for office.
Celebrities in Cadillacs
After seeing the new Cadillac ELR at the NY Auto Show I couldn’t wait to see it actually on the road. In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay does exactly that. You can see it has some power and rides really smooth. I am glad to see Cadillac testing out new technology that helps us get away from the dependency of gas.
If you haven’t seen the video I shot from the NY auto show you can see it here.
While I know our members won’t be trading in their 1950’s Cadillacs for a ELR it is fun to see all the new Cadillacs features. In the Jay Leno video he shows the details in the tail lights and how it looks like the car has a tail fin.
I am sure you all heard on the news that Justin Bieber got pulled over in his new “Batmobile Themed” Cadillac CTS-V. Well I saw a video of Bieber getting interviewed where he said it was all bull so I believe him. You know how the media loves to play that game to make the stars look guilty.
This Sunday night on the Velocity channel at 8pm you can see how he got his car customized at West Coast Customs. To me it looks like a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond edition but I am not sure exactly if that is what it started out as. I will be watching to see what they do to it besides the suicide doors.
I know it has 22 inch Asanti wheels and some batman logos but I am sure the guys at West Coast have done many other changes.
So yes I am admitting that I am going to watch Justin instead of the first quarter of Sunday night football. Is that so wrong after all he does have a good taste in cars. We have a video of a CTS-V Black Diamond that I put on the forum from the NY auto show.
Welcome to the Cadillac family Justin Bieber.
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Ever since Earle bought his Cadillac Allante we have been exchanging emails about a movie with a flying Allante in it. He finally found the movie but I found the part that shows the Allante in the air. It is from a Charlie Sheen movie called Terminal Velocity. The movie wasn’t that great but this scene is.
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The Cadillac has been an iconic symbol of US vehicle production since the very first car rolled off the production line all those years ago. As an American icon, various models have appeared in some of the most famous movies of all time and on occasion, they have even taken the spotlight away from the actors themselves.
With Cadillac prices becoming more affordable, if you’re looking to buy your next car online why not make it a Cadillac so you can follow in the footsteps of some of Hollywood’s greats?
One of the earliest movies in which the car was something of a star came out in 1949 when Mickey Rooney starred in The Big Wheel. The whole film centers on racing and Rooney’s character is determined to seek a career in motor sport despite the fact that his father was killed in the Indy 500. The film is a roller coaster of great racing action from start to finish and at the center of it is Rooney’s 1941 Cadillac series 62 convertible coupe.
Away from the world of racing and on a more sedate scale, 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy featured a 1956 Fleetwood Sixty Special. However, the brand is largely associated with fast paced action and that’s where Cadillacs at the movies largely come into their own.
When you look at any list of films where Cadillacs have featured heavily, certain actors seem to crop up on a regular basis and the name of Clint Eastwood can be found on many occasions. In Every Which Way But Loose, Eastwood’s character, Phil Beddoe, is seen roaming the American West in a 1959 convertible with his trusted Orangutan, Clyde by his side. Meanwhile, in Pink Cadillac, the eponymous hero in the film is a shocking pink series 62 convertible.
The Cadillac can sometimes crop up unexpectedly and in Ghostbusters, the crew relied on their 1959 Caddy Ambulance to get them around. Comedy films also feature quite heavily in this list and in the National Lampoon series of films, you’ll find a range of cars appearing quite regularly. In Animal House, both a 62 and a 61 convertible appear in the film and in National Lampoon’s Loaded Gun, a rather rust ridden and beaten up 63 convertible can be seen.
One of the great qualities of the Cadillac range as a whole is its durability that has seen it become a national icon for so many decades. The long lasting love for the car has also seen it span a great number of years at the movies and from that early appearance in The Big Wheel, the make has been featured in films from every decade since.
While the all action nature of the Cadillac dominates the movies, some of these appearances have been a little more comedic and the spoof secret agent, Austin Powers has largely been responsible for this. The most notable appearance sees the main character go back through time in a very distinctive Eldorado. Other classic movies featuring Cadillacs include the original 1974 version of Gone in 60 Seconds, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and the 1989 version of Batman.