Northern California Cadillac & LaSalle Club

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the heyday of American automobiles. You’ve got Cadillac, the big shot, the epitome of luxury and class. But standing right alongside, maybe a little in its shadow, is LaSalle – the trusty sidekick with its own flair and style.

Picture this: it’s the roaring twenties, and cars are all the rage. Alfred P. Sloan, the brains behind General Motors, saw an opportunity. He wanted to bridge the gap between the fancy Cadillacs and the more budget-friendly rides out there. So, he birthed LaSalle into the world.

LaSalle wasn’t just any car; it was the cool kid on the block. Designed by the legendary Harley Earl, it had that sleek, Art Deco vibe that turned heads wherever it went. Think flowing lines, shiny chrome, and a whole lot of pizzazz. It was like driving a piece of modern art.

While Cadillac was all about grandeur and sophistication, LaSalle brought a fresh perspective. It was smaller, nimbler, and had a bit of a rebellious streak. You could say it was the James Dean of cars – effortlessly cool and always ready for an adventure.

Back in the day, Cadillac and LaSalle were like peanut butter and jelly – they just went together. They shared parts, technology, and even the spotlight at times. But LaSalle wasn’t content to live in Cadillac’s shadow. It had its own identity, its own fan base, and its own swagger.
As the years rolled on, LaSalle continued to shine. It was the car of choice for the young, the hip, and the trendsetters. Whether you were cruising through the city or hitting the open road, LaSalle was your ticket to style and excitement.

But like all good things, the party eventually came to an end. In 1940, General Motors pulled the plug on LaSalle, leaving a void in the hearts of car enthusiasts everywhere. But even though it’s been decades since we last saw a new LaSalle roll off the assembly line, its spirit lives on.

Today, when we think of Cadillac, we can’t help but think of its trusty sidekick, LaSalle. It may have been a short-lived ride, but it left an indelible mark on automotive history. So here’s to LaSalle – the cool cat who danced to its own beat and left us all wishing we could take a spin in one more time.