In another life, Cadillac was a global brand, but the automotive world was different back then. Nonetheless, Cadillac was an appreciated brand by those who understood “The Standard of the World.” The brand still resonates with Europeans, which is why the BIG Meet in the Austrian town of Kremsmunster has celebrated its 10th year.
A total of 130 cars from nine countries were present, including some from Germany and Switzerland, although the long-distance award goes to the owner of a Cadillac who came from Lulea in the northern side of Sweden − 2660 km (over 1600 miles).
A special exhibit of Cadillac milestones brought out some very significant machines, from a 1953 Eldorado to a finny ’59 and even the Big Kahuna of 1950s Caddys: the Eldorado Brougham. Of course, opulent models from the 1940s were not ignored.
New Cadillacs weren’t ignored either, as Cadillac brought out their complete portfolio to give European aficionados a taste of the “new” Standard of the World, from the award-winning ATS sedan, the SRX crossover (which will be redesigned shortly), and the newly launched CTS sedan. With distinctive design and engines that give the efficiency that Europeans demand, the current crop of Caddys guarantee excellent performance, driving dynamics, and outstanding safety and comfort . . . somewhat like the Cadillacs of yore, no?
For more photos, visit www.cadillac-meeting.com/presse.