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  • 11/30/2020 6:08 AM | Anonymous



    The Cadillac V-Club is hosting the 
    5th Annual Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Invitational presented by Sewell Performance, Monster Clutch Co. and Autoplex Customs.  This annual drag race and roll race event will once again be hosted at the world re-known 1/4 mile Texas Motorplex drag strip in Ennis Texas on Saturday, February 27, 2020. The 2020 event included competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida.

    For more details and to register as a competitor, click here.

  • 11/19/2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous

    Produced by Danial Stalcup - Los Angeles Chapter Director

  • 11/12/2020 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    Ultra-rare, take it home!


    Check out this video on our Youtube Channel.

    Performance starts with a P, but it should start with a V like in the new Cadillac CTS-V Dream Giveaway. Enter today and you’ll be one enormous step closer to making this extremely limited-production Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition sedan yours. Plus, if you’re the winner, we will pay out $17,000 for the taxes.

    The Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition sedan makes the track-taming third-generation CTS-V as exclusive a sports car as you could ever dream to own. Only 86 of these limited-edition land rockets were produced in Crystal White Tintcoat with Red Obsession highlights as a special run that sold out as quickly as it was announced.

    Of course, we didn't stop there. We made this CTS-V even more special with Corsa Performance's most popular exhaust system, the Xtreme Sound Level Axle-Back Dual Exhaust with Twin 4-inch tips, which give it a 13% increase in airflow over the stock exhaust system.


    Horsepower fans, don’t miss out on this sensational, street-scorching and fully street-legal sedan. The Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition boldly brings together the luxury of Cadillac with the very-same performance-packed powertrain that propels the Corvette Z06 and the Camaro ZL1.

    We know you’re ready to put this supercharged, 640hp Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition sedan in your garage, so enter now.

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    *Stay tuned for potential engine bay updates!*

    The Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition was limited to 162 vehicles, all with special limited-edition paint, graphics, seats, interior, and wheels, plus an exclusive carbon-fiber package, Ultra-View sunroof, Cadillac CUE infotainment system, Performance Data Recorder and luxury interior package. Making this grand-prize CTS-V rarer is the fact it is 1 of 86 in Crystal White Tintcoat. (Cadillac produced another 76 in Black Raven Tintcoat.)

    With 640 horsepower from the supercharged, factory 6.2L V-8 engine, winning this limited-edition Cadillac CTS-V means you’ll experience performance, innovation and craftsmanship on a whole other level reserved only for Cadillac V-series owners.

    You want it. You deserve it. Now make it yours. Enter to win this Cadillac CTS-V Championship Edition sedan today. Your donation to win helps out our military veterans and children in need.

    Plus, Dream Giveaway will pay $17,000 for the taxes and give you the keys to this amazing Cadillac CTS-V. Enter now!

    NO PURCHASE, CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY AND MAKING ONE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cadillac CTS-V Dream Giveaway starts on October 4, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends August 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, with the selection of a winner on or about September 16, 2021. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (except Oregon) and Canada (except Quebec) and other countries and U.S. territories and possessions only where offered and permitted by law, age 18 and older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning equal to one divided by the total number of tickets issued. This ad is for informational purposes only. For entry and official rules including free entry method visit www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/cadillac/official-rules. The Sponsor, New Beginning Children’s Homes, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, PO Box 529, Centerton, AR 72719, is a licensee of the Dream Giveaway® brand. Prizes identified, logos, brands and other trademarks referred to within a Dream Giveaway are the property of their respective trademark holders and are not sponsor of this promotion.

     

  • 11/03/2020 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    Effective immediately, Gene Hawks has been selected as the Seattle Chapter Director.  Gene is replacing John Charpentier who was recently appointed as the Director of Marketing & Social Media for the Cadillac V-Club. 

    Gene is currently Vice President, and Head of Channels for North America at Alcatel Lucent Enterprises.  Gene and his wife Liz have been married for 25 years and have three teenage children, Johnathan, Alexis and Timothy.  He owns a 2018 ATS-V and prior to that has owned numerous sports cars including a Mustang GT, Infinity G35 and a Mercedes AMG.  Gene enjoys Jiu Jitsu/MMA, participating in road racing track days, drag racing and taking long drives in the mountains with his family in his his Cadillac ATS-V.


  • 11/03/2020 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    As chronicled in the film NO LIMITS - NO REGRETS, Cadillac V-Club member Axe DeKruif breaks speed record for cross-country motorcycle ride

    SAN ANTONIO (September 29, 2020) — An experienced engineer, Axe DeKruif knew if he were going to break the speed record for a cross-country motorcycle ride, technology would be key.

    As he began plotting an ideal route, he also decided that he needed to examine his bike and body just as he would an electromechanical device still in development.

    “The weakest link in this system is me as the human, which is true in a lot of systems, so the question was how do I mitigate these things?” DeKruif says.  He created a Mitigation of Marginal Areas of Performance Plan (MMAPP, patent pending) that allowed him to observe his body and his bike during shorter test drives on his BMW S1000RR. During the rides, he identified potential failure points and then created mitigation strategies that he implemented before performing the test again to perfect his ultimate method for speed.

    On the bike, DeKruif knew that stopping for fuel as frequently as is needed on a standard gas tank would slow him down. To decrease the need for refueling, he mounted a 5-gallon tank to the tail of his bike and built the necessary plumbing and valving to feed that extra fuel into his gas tank as it was running low. DeKruif also switched out a sprocket in an effort to increase his mileage by as much as 12 percent on each tank and he installed a Throttlemeister to provide a version of cruise control. Together, the changes allowed him to travel around 350 miles between each refueling.
    When it came to speed, he needed to be able to go as fast as possible without detection and without adding undue stress to his bike.

    A radar detector and screen were affixed between the handlebars of the motorcycle and Bluetooth communication installed in DeKruif’s helmet. The Bluetooth allowed him to listen to music and talk with his route coordinator in San Antonio, Texas, but also gave him the ability to hear alerts whenever his radar detected law enforcement nearby.

    To ensure he could spot any animals or obstacles in the road in the dark of night, DeKruif designed and printed 3D brackets so he could install a FLIR thermal vision system on the BMW.

    DeKruif knew a lighter body mass would be best for speed, so he cut carbs and alcohol weeks before the ride, visited the gym at least once daily and switched to lighter weights to focus on toning rather than building muscle.

    “I created this method of looking at any system—you could look at a race car and driver, a fighter jet and pilot—it’s just a different way of looking at the human system and minimizing all of the weaknesses of the human and letting the machine do its thing.”

    Sitting in one position for hours on end is inherently tough on the body so DeKruif added exercises to increase flexibility and endurance. He also installed foot rests toward the rear of his bike to allow for an alternate knee position while riding.

    Along with conditioning his body, DeKruif’s study made it clear that some of the body’s natural processes—hunger, tiredness and bladder or bowel voiding—would hinder his quest for speed. Having committed to breaking the speed record even if it caused discomfort, DeKruif crafted some ways to get around those things, too.

    To get his body accustomed to fewer calories during the 30-plus hour ride, DeKruif ate MREs for three days before his ride knowing that he could then get by with just two beef jerkey sticks during his journey. He also shifted his sleep schedule to prepare his mind and body for being awake in the dark.
    He couldn’t overcome the body’s need for water. Instead, he created plumbing that would allow him to drink fluids from a CamelBak backpack without taking off his helmet. To eliminate those fluids, he wore a condom-style catheter that drained to the ground. If a bowel movement was necessary, DeKruif was ready with an adult diaper.

    “Mentally, you have to get your mind in position for accepting things like discomfort or a lack of safety because you have to do whatever gets you there fastest,” he says. “If you’re tired, too bad. If you’re hungry, too bad. As long as it’s not risking the mission, that’s what you do.”

    And for DeKruif, a self- admitted adrenaline addict, the sacrifices were well worth it. He rode from San Diego to Jacksonville in just 33 hours and 10 minutes—nearly three hours faster than the previous record.

    DeKruif says the method of his MMAPP study could be applied to several situations to maximize human performance. Since his ride, he has presented the study during a Military Health System Research Symposium and says he hopes to continue sharing his method so others can find success in their own challenges. “It’s looking at risk mitigation just like I do as an engineer,” he says.

    “No Limits - No Regrets" documentary is available on Amazon ($4.99 for rental, $11.99 to purchase) and the book from Barnes & Noble ($3.99 on NOOK, $17.99 for paperback).

    Axe DeKruif is a San Antonio-based engineer who broke the record for fastest cross-country motorcycle ride, traveling from San Diego, California to Jacksonville, Florida in just 33 hours and 10 minutes. DeKruif is driven by his innate need for an adrenaline rush—one that he chases even after enduring open heart surgery and valve replacement a decade ago plus three additional heart surgeries in 2020.  Axe also owns a 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and has competed in the Texas Mile on both his motorcycle and CTS-V.

  • 10/25/2020 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    With the recent charter and launch of the San Diego Chapter, Mitchell Goodrich has been appointed as the Chapter Director effective as of Monday, October 26, 2020.  Mitchell is the owner of a 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan and resides in San Diego, CA.  He is a single parent of a 1 year old boy and is a long time resident of San Diego.  Mitchell is an IBEW Master  (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), an owner of an Electrical Contracting firm.  As an Airline Transport Pilot, he has built and races Limited Inboard Hydroplanes and is an Experimental Canard Aircraft Private Pilot for celebrities Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Lawrence Stroll, Tommy Hilfiger and Mick Jagger.

    All of the regional Cadillac V-Club members who reside within a 75 mile radius of San Diego have now be upgraded to local chapter members for the remainder of their membership term at no additional cost.  We are excited about Mitchell submitting his application to serve in this leadership position and are confident he be a key contributor to the growth of the Cadillac V-Club in the Pacific Southwest Region which includes the Los Angeles and San Francisco Chapters.

  • 08/01/2020 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Danial Stalcup has been nominated and approved by the Cadillac V-Club Board of Directors as the Director of the San Francisco Chapter effective August 1, 2020.  Danial replaces Paul Andrews who recently resigned due to a new job opportunity that will limit his ability to participate in Cadillac V-Club activities.  Paul plans to remain a member of the Cadillac V-Club and his contributions to the growth of the Cadillac V-Club  membership in San Francisco and the entire state of California is greatly appreciated.

    Danial owns a 2015 CTS-V Sport and has been a member of the Cadillac V-Club since May of this year.  He has been very active in the V-Club and recently produced an outstanding video of a joint regional event where members from the Los Angeles and San Francisco chapters participated in the California Dream'n cruise.  Click here to view the video.

    Be sure to checkout the Pacific Southwest Regional V-Series Owners Facebook page which is now managed by Danial. If you would like to learn more about the Cadillac V-Club and membership, please submit a request via our Contact US page.

  • 06/30/2020 2:25 AM | Paul


    Kudos to the Cadillac V-Club Los Angeles + San Francisco Chapter's successful
     Regional California Dreamin' (Santa Barbara edition) Meet-N-Greet cruise event -Saturday, June 27th, 2020.

    Event Summary:

    San Francisco Chapter

    * Meet at Facebook Headquarters (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA) at 6:30am for a group photo (attached)

    * Depart Facebook Headquarters at 7:00am via 101 to Rudy's Restaurant (1001 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, CA)

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    Los Angeles Chapter

    * Meet at 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA at 10:30am

    * Depart 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA at 11:00am to Rudy's Restaurant (1001 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, CA)

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    ** Cadillac V-Club hosted entree and beverage for all V-Club members and prospects for this Regional Event

    * Cruise to Solvang via CA-154 W at 1:45pm | Destination: Solvang's Visitors Center - 1639 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA | group photo (attached)


    Members in attendance (alphabetical order):

    Philip A. 2017 CTS-V Sedan (San Francisco Chapter)

    Paul A. 2016 ATS-V Coupe (San Francisco Chapter Director)

    Jezelle D. 2018 ATS-V Sedan (San Francisco Chapter)

    Darrell F. 2012 CTS-V Wagon (Los Angeles Chapter)

    Robert G. 2017 CTS-V Sport (Los Angeles Chapter)

    Brian R. 2014 CTS-V Wagon (Los Angeles Chapter)

    Matt R. + Tara B. 2011 CTS-V Wagon (Los Angeles Chapter)

    Brian R.2019 CTS-V Sedan (Los Angeles Chapter Director)

    Adrian R. 2016 CTS-V Sport (San Francisco Chapter)

    Louis & Cheryl S. 2012 CTS-V Wagon (Los Angeles Chapter)

    Danial S. 2015 CTS-V Sport (San Francisco Chapter)


    We had a eclectic selections of V's (V1, V2, V3- sedan, coupe and wagons + V-Sports.  This was a joint event with the Brian Ross (Los Angeles Chapter Director) .

    We also want to give appreciation to Rudys Restaurant for great food and perfect location for us to meet-n-greet + place to eat by our V's.

    Special thanks to Danial Stalcup for his photos and video skills - see more from Danial via his YouTube channel and Instagram. Please check for more photos and videos of this event!


    Stay safe and stay strong - Cadillac Strong!!


    * Local Face Mask and Social Distancing regulations apply for all our events *

  • 06/24/2020 11:51 AM | Paul

    Kudos to the Cadillac V-Club San Francisco Chapter's successful Meet-N-Greet B.Y.O.E. event | Saturday, June 20, 2020 | Event summary:

    meet up 11:00am @ Robert's house

    Thank you Robert for a great location with plenty of parking and spacious backyard! This was a great event to chat and socialize. Bravo Zulu Bob! 

    Members in attendance (alphabetical order):

    Paul A. 2016 ATS-V coupe

    Steve G. 2007 CTS-V Sedan

    Kiko Q. 2014 CTS-V Sport

    Robert R. 2007 XLR-V

    Danial S. 2015 CTS-V Sport


    In total we had five (5) participants. Stay tuned for a date in July for round two at this great relaxing location!


    ** Local Face Masks and Social Distancing regulations apply for all our events **


    Stay safe and stay strong - Cadillac Strong!!


  • 06/14/2020 9:49 AM | Paul

    Kudos to the Cadillac V-Club San Francisco Chapter's successful Cruise event | Saturday, June 13, 2020 | Event summary:

    Members in attendance (alphabetical order):

    Paul A. 2016 ATS-V coupe

    Jezelle D. 2018 ATS-V Sedan

    Kiko G. Quiroz 2014 CTS-V Sport

    Adrian R. 2016 CTS-V Sport

    Danial S. 2015 CTS-V Sport

    In total (including guest) we had ten (10) participants. Please see Cadillac V-Club Pacific Southwest V-Series Owners Facebook page for photos and videos of the event. Special thanks to Danial Stalcup's for his photos and video skills - see more from Danial via his YouTube channel and Instagram. Great videos and photography!

    ** Local Face Masks and Social Distancing regulations apply for all our events **


    Stay safe and stay strong - Cadillac Strong!!

     

     

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