Caddies come to town
A century of Cadillacs called in to The Square on Saturday as the NZ Cadillac Car Club Nationals came to the city.
20 examples of the prestigious American marque made the trip from Whanganui, stopping off at Feilding’s Coach House Museum before heading to Palmerston North.
From more modest beginnings at the beginning of last century to the finned and chromed excessess of the 50s and 60s, the name has always been associated with quality and luxury. ‘‘While riding in my Cadillac What to my surprise A little Nash Rambler was following me About one third my size The guy musta wanted to pass me up As he kept on tooting his horn I’ll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn Beep beep, beep beep - his horn went beep beep beep’’ – Beep Beep, The Playmates, 1959 The occasion was captured by photographer David Unwin.