26 | 08 | 12 | 19:45 | Filed in: Car Shows | 1967 Cadillac DeVille
Kremsmünster, Austria – In its 110 year history, Cadillac built more iconic vehicles than any of its competitors in the luxury car segment. This has once again been impressively demonstrated at the annual Cadillac Big Meet in Kremsmünster, Austria.
86 Cadillacs from the nineteen forties to the present day have been put on show and many of them were awarded with prices from a distinguished international jury.
Even with this year’s number of cars below it’s record mark of 160 – due to the rather unfavorable weather situation – the Cadillac BIG Meet in Kremsmünster is still regarded as the largest annual Cadillac meeting in Europe.
It is open to all Cadillac owners, regardless of age and history of the vehicle.
This year, the special focus was on cars from the nineteen seventies, represented by 20 cars from this decade, with the Eldorado convertibles clearly outnumbering other body styles.
Organizer Georg Pfeiffer and moderator Ulla Theussl handed over the trophies in pouring rain this year – but the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants and the spectators. We took the 1967 DeVille this year.
On the day before the meeting we held a driving tour for 40 registered Cadillacs. The participants were rewarded with breathtaking vistas along the whole route.
You can find a huge gallery of the pictures my wife and I shot from the driving tour and the show on the Cadillac BIG Meet website.
At the driving tour!
My personal favorite car at the show - the 1958 Eldorado Brougham!
This years special theme was the 1970´s Cadillacs
30 | 08 | 09 | 21:21 | Filed in: Car Shows | 1958 Cadillac
I just returned from the Cadillac BIG Meet - Europes largest Cadillac
Meeting where I am in the organization team together with some
friends. Its held in Austria every last weekend in August. This year
we had the sixth edition.
Thanks to all participants - the 2009 Cadillac BIG Meet was a huge
success once again! 140 Cadillacs made it to the show this year. As we
celebrated the 59 Cadillacs 50th birthday, we managed to get 17 of
them parked side by side. 9 of them were Eldorados, ranging from 6
Biarritzes and 2 Sevilles to the super rare Eldorado Brougham of 1959.
Some of the other highlights among all these beautiful Cadillacs which
made it to the meeting- were a perfect 57 Eldorado Brougham and 2 1953
Eldorados and many other awesome Cadillacs.
Visitors came from Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium,
Sweden, Switzerland and Norway.
While the driving tour on saturday, which was limited to 40 cars, had
some terribly rainy weather, Sunday, the day of the show was just
I took my 1958 Seville to the show.
But look for yourself and check the image galleries with more than 800
pictures my wife made this year.
on the picture above you can see the venue - in the front there is my all-time favorite car - the 1957 Eldorado Brougham. This one was in perfect condition.