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General Motors Heritage Collection Comes To Saratoga Auto Museum


Automaker’s 100th Anniversary Commemorated With 100 Years of Cadillac Style on Display

The Saratoga Automobile Museum will celebrate the General Motors Centennial with a focus on Cadillac, America’s iconic luxury car. A fabulous selection of historic Cadillacs, on loan from the General Motors Heritage Collection, will be on display from July 27 through November 2.

“This exhibit is a wonderful representation of the impact that all General Motors’ brands have had in the United States and abroad, while also illustrating the company’s forward-thinking philosophy, with vehicles like the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid,” said Karen Rafferty, Marketing Manager for Cadillac in GM’s Northeast region.

On July 26th, the Museum will host a preview of the exhibit at its annual Summer Gala, where General Manager of the Cadillac Motor Division, James E. Taylor will be the event’s Honorary Chairman, and Ed Welburn, Vice President General Motors Global Design, will speak about the past, present, and future of GM car styling.

On display, will be an exact replica of the first Cadillac, a 1902 single-cylinder model; a 1920 Model 59 sedan with custom coachwork designed by Harley Earl, a 1931 Cadillac V-16 Touring car; a 1951 Cadillac Series 61 as raced by Briggs Cunningham at Le Mans; a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado with the brand’s signature towering tailfins; the last 1976 Eldorado Convertible; the breathtaking 2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept car and a contemporary Cadillac CTS-VR racecar, among others.

In addition to the vehicles from the Heritage Collection, Billy F Gibbons, of the rock group, ZZ Top, has loaned his famed CadZZilla coupe, designed by Larry Erickson, and built by Craig Naff and the late Boyd Coddington. This iconic custom car, considered the finest example of its kind in the 1990s, and a Hot Rod Magazine cover subject, will be on hand for the entire run of the exhibit. This is the first time CadZZilla has been on the East Coast in decades, and it’s not to be missed. Also on display will be the new, 2009 Escalade Hybrid, the world’s first large luxury SUV Hybrid.

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The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile. More Information about the Saratoga Automobile Museum can be found at


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