“To provide Cadillac V-Series owners with opportunities to connect with Cadillac Headquarters and Dealers via an organized community of like-minded V-Performance enthusiasts who have a desire to take their ownership experience to the next level. Members of the Cadillac V-Club are committed to the Cadillac brand and frequently share their experiences as proud owners of a “V” at localized events. The Cadillac V-Club will continue to build a network of V-Series owners that will serve as an effective channel for Cadillac to leverage in order to bring more "V-Performance" awareness in the marketplace at the grassroots level.”
V-Club, Inc. a Texas corporation was initially chartered and launched in February 2013 by Sewell Automotive Group and 22 Cadillac V-Series owners who were designated as Charter members of the Texas V-Club which operating as a dba of V-Club, Inc.. At the initial meeting the founding members elected a President, Mike Franks, Vice President, Jay Lane and Secretary/Treasurer, Stephen Hannah. Full membership was restricted to residents of Texas while Affiliate memberships were open to non-Texas residents. By year-end, the Texas V-Club membership eclipsed its goal of 100 active members and has continued to grow exponentially year to year surpassing 300 members in 2016.
The Cadillac V-Club offers multiple levels or "classes" of membership. Prospective members can choose a "Regional" or a "Local Chapter" membership as long as a local chapter exists within 75-100 miles of their residency. If prospective members do not reside in the United States of America, then a International membership level is available.
On May 1 of 2017 the Texas V-Club expanded as a national organization to include all V-Series owners regardless of their physical residence. There are local Chapters only in Texas but as a national organization there are now 6 regions across the USA. As membership increases within each region, once there are a minimum of 10 V-Series owners as active members within a local 75-100 mile radius, a Local Chapter will be chartered and launched. From the local chapter membership, a Chapter Director will be nominated and approved by the Board of Directors
Sponsor members are classified within 4 levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Any business may submit an application to sponsor the V-Club subject to approval by the membership committee. Typical sponsors include Cadillac dealers, performance and accessory shops but may also include other types of business. The Platinum level sponsorship is restricted to Cadillac dealerships who inventory and sell V-Series vehicles. Bronze level is restricted to individuals who own a GM vehicle manufactured after 2005 considered as sports model such as a Chevrolet Corvette Z06/ZR1, Camaro SS/ZL1.
The primary differentiation between a Local Chapter vs a Regional membership is that local Chapters typically have at least one sponsoring Cadillac dealership and the local Chapters have a Director who plans and schedules local events throughout each year. The Local Chapter Director is the focal point for the membership and the sponsors in their area. For example, in Texas each local Chapter has a meet ‘n greet event quarterly where they cruise to a restaurant and the meal for every member is paid for by the V-Club. The V-Club covers 100% of the cost of any meals provided to members who RSVP to attend an event where a meal is provided and hosted by the V-Club. This includes the annual V-Club holiday banquets for each local Chapter.
Regional members of the V-Club may optionally attend any Local Chapter meet 'n greet event but the cost of their meal will not be covered. In additional, if a Regional member attends a local Chapter event where the entry fee is covered by the V-Club, they will be required to pay for their meal in advance of the event at the time they RSVP register to confirm their plan to attend. Regional members will receive "early" VIP invitations to all national events such as Cadillac V-Performance Labs, Cadillac V-Performance Academy and Cadillac V-Corrals at IMSA racing events.
You receive all of the above for the cost of your membership paid annually in advance! If you attend an official sanctioned V-Club event and a meal is provided, under a "Chapter Level" Single or Family Membership the meal is no cost to you. You may invite guests or your spouse to attend and when you RSVP you will be required to pay a nominal guest fee at the time of registration. If you have a Family Membership, additional immediate family members (limited to spouse and children) will also receive their meal at no additional cost however if you invite guests that are not family members, you must pay the fee for each guest in advance at the time you submit the RSVP registration form.
Membership is open to owners of the following Cadillac V-Series vehicles:
CTS-V, ATS-V, XLR-V, STS-V, CTS-V Sport, XTS-V Sport, CTS-V Sport, CT4-V, CT5-V, CT6-V
Sponsor memberships are available to businesses who are interested in promoting their products or services to V-Club members or those businesses who simply want to support the V-Club and attend our events. If you are a owner of a qualifying non-Cadillac V-Series vehicle, you may apply for a Bronze level sponsorship and you will have access to all benefits listed above.
Cadillac dealers must submit a Dealer Application for sponsorship and upon approval will be invoiced for the sponsorship fee.