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NEW VIDEO SERIES ABOUT THE CADILLAC BIG MEET

In this brand new series I produced for the Cadillac BIG Meet Team, we will introduce you to a member of the team behind this meeting every month. Check back soon for more videos!

Introduction

**The History**
Georg Pfeiffer is a Cadillac collector and he is also one of the founders of the Cadillac BIG Meet - Europes biggest Cadillac Meeting. In this short documentary he tells us how the meeting came to life and what we can expect from the 2020 edition of the Cadillac BIG Meet on August 23rd.

Georg Pfeiffer introduces you to the Cadillac BIG Meet and how it was founded. You can turn on English subtitles!

Part 1

**The Cadillac BIG Meet Driving Tour.**
Christian and Christl Freudenthaler are Cadillac Collectors with a spectacular collection and they are part of the Cadillac BIG Meet organization team. They are responsible for the Driving Tour which will be held on August 22nd - the day before the Cadillac BIG Meet. In this video you can find out more. The video is in German but there are subtitles available. More videos will be published each month.

Christian and Christl Freudenthaler and their Cadillac Collection. Great info about the Driving Tour.

Part 2

**Judging the cars.**
Lucky is a Cadillac collector who restores all of his Cadillacs on his own. He is part of the Cadillac BIG Meet Organization Team where he is responsible for judging cars and awarding trophies to the best Cadillacs. More than 20 trophies are waiting for the best cars in various categories.
More info about the Cadillac BIG Meet can be found here: www.cadillac-bigmeet.com
Lucky and his 58 Eldorado Brougham among the many cars he owns. This Video premiers April 1st 2020.

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THE CADILLAC BIG MEET 2020

I am a proud member of the Cadillac BIG Meet organisation team. The Cadillac BIG Meet (CBM) is Europe's BIGGEST Cadillac Meeting and is held every second year in Kremsmünster in Austria.
It is a spectacular event with a driving tour held on Saturday August 22nd and the meeting on Sunday 23rd. It is open for all Cadillac owners and fans. Cadillacs of all years are welcome. READ MORE!The Flyer for the 2020 Cadillac BIG Meet


The 2020 promo video for the Cadillac BIG Meet.

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PEACE, LOVE, JOY

Holiday greetings to all the visitors of my website!
This year the 1971 Lincoln Mark III is featured on our traditional seasons greetings card together with my beautiful wife Afra and my son Elliot.
I also made a short behind the scenes film which you can see below.
This years picture was put together from 12 different photographs of the car, as we did not have a studio and only two flash lights. We had to shoot it in front of my garage just before all the cars went into storage for winter.

We have been doing these cards for quite a few years now-. You can see some previous cards here.
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Our 2019 card


Click on the video to watch it.

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WINTER PROJECTS FOR 2019/2020

In September I put my cars into winter hibernation and the projects for this winter will be:

1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz:
  • Rebuild the Quadrajet carburetor as the car has some hesitation when accelerating from standstill. Probably the acceleration pump has a problem.
  • Check EGR valve.
  • The water pump is slightly squeaking (maybe I will have to replace it)
  • The AC controller under dash is sometimes making a ticking noise. Looks like a bad contact somewhere causing the setting motor to rattle.
  • AIR pump is making a light noise - a well known problem with these old pumps.
1967 Cadillac Eldorado:
  • Rebuild AC compressor as it blew its main front gasket a while ago.
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The cars waiting inside the garage for spring to come…IMG_2926
Inside my home garage where I do all the work. First project will be to re-organize my garage and tools.

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NEW GARAGE CABINETS AND LED LIGHTS

I built my home garage back in 2005. and since this time I did not even have a work bench nor sufficient storage for my tools. All I had was a small mobile tool cart which could no longer store all the tools I collected over the years. Repairing parts on the floor became very uncomfortable as well and I started dreaming of a real workbench and some garage cabinets to get my garage more organised again. After years of saving enough money, I finally ordered a nice workbench and cabinetry . READ MORE!
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This is what the truck delivered . I first had to assemble everything. Click to see the assembled cabinetry!

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VIDEO OF MY 1978 ELDORADO BIARRITZ

Just before I put my car into winter hibernation, I wanted to shoot a short film of my 1978 Eldorado Biarritz. My wife and I took the Eldorado for a last spin for this season, and I filmed some nice footage of my car. You can see the finished film below. During the shooting the odometer rolled over to 12.000 miles, but the car still looks, feels and smells like a new car.
You can watch the video in 4k UHD resolution on youtube directly if you get an error message (video not available) below.

This is a nice video of my 78 Biarritz. Make sure to watch in HD or 4k!

1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Movie

Behind the scenes.

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A VISIT FROM A CADILLAC FRIEND FROM THE USA

What I enjoy most in the old car hobby is meeting other aficionados from all over the world.
This time Joe came all the way from Texas for a short visit to my garage and my cars. We only knew each other from the Internet and Facebook and finally had a chance to meet in real life.
I took him and his traveling partner for a spin in my 67 Eldorado and my 67 Deville. Joe was so kind to personally deliver some brake parts I needed which he got from Honest John´s Cadillac Corner.

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Joe and I in front of my big Garage

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PHOTOSHOOTING FOR AN AUSTRIAN CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE

The Austrian classic car magazine “Austro Classic” is planning a story about Cadillacs in one of their future issues and asked me if it would be possible to photograph some of my cars. Wolfgang Buchta and his wife came over for a visit and they took a lot of pictures of my 67 Eldorado and my 78 Eldorado.
I’m looking forward to their story.

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BEACH RACE CAORLE - THE VIDEO

While I am a purist when it comes to my personal cars, I also like Hotrods and Custom Cars very much.
One of the coolest gatherings of these cars is the Beach Race of Caorle / Italy, which I visited with my family this year again. With our GoPro camera and our Drone we shot a nice home video of this weekend. Initially we do not plan to film anything at all, thats why we left our "real" cameras at home…

There are also some Cadillacs in this video - one of the cars even had a Cadillac V12 engine!


Cadillac V12 Engine

Yes this is a Cadillac V12 engine in Sepp Weinzettl´s HotRod Racer.

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REPAIRING THE FRONT DRUM BRAKE ADJUSTERS ON MY 67 DEVILLE

After a drive with my 67 DeVille I noticed that one of the front wheels was warmer than the other side. I lifted the car up and manually spun the front wheels.
On the warmer side there was a slight brake drag while on the other side the wheel spun completely freely.
I did not notice any problem while braking and had the impression that the brakes worked evenly as the car did not pull in any direction.

When I now opened up the brakes…
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67frontbrake-_MG_4878This is how the last shop which worked on my brakes assembled my right front brake… I will never let a "professional" touch my car again… They used the wrong spring and non fitting front adjusters. To make things worse they attached the wrong spring to the wrong holes in the brake shoes which stretched the spring and made it unusable.67rightbrakefront
This is one of the many detailed pictures I provided to the shop to make sure they would reassemble the brakes correctly… They failed miserably!

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MY 1967 ELDORADO BLEW A CARBURETOR GASKET (AGAIN)

Back in 2011 I had my carburetor rebuilt by a shop, which I used by the time, and before I did all the work by myself. When I got the car back from the shop, I suddenly heard a ticking noise, which came from the side of the carburetor and the car idled terribly. As I soon found out, the shop had the gasket and the metallic spacer installed in the wrong order and because of this, the gasket burned through, which caused a massive leak at the carburetor.
A new gasket was installed in the correct order then, and the car ran really good until recently, when the car suddenly had the exact same symptoms again…
I ordered new gaskets again and removed the carburetor from the car.
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_MG_4867-editMake sure to install the gasket and the metal shim in the correct order!

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VIDEOSHOOTING WITH FRIENDS AND A VISIT TO AN AWESOME GARAGE

The organization team of the Cadillac BIG Meet came together to shoot some video footage for a small documentary film I am planning to promote the 2020 edition of the next meeting.
We are a group of Cadillac enthusiasts and friends and all of my friends brought one of their many Cadillacs to the first day of the filming.
We then had dinner together and another highlight was a tour of a friends new garage where we had a great evening.

The 1976 Eldorado in the picture is for sale by the way! It has only 1.000 miles on the clock and is in PERFECT condition.
Check out the preview video and some pictures!


Some scenes from the upcoming short film
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