Cadillac is in the spotlight at this year’s 22nd , an exclusive classic car event. Around 140 classic cars including many classic Cadillacs will leave the Basel trade show grounds on August 23 from 12:30 p.m. and make their way to the French capital. Reason enough for the Swiss-American auto tycoon Robert A. “Bob” Lutz, who played a major role in the luxury brand’s renaissance as former head of GM product development, to personally be there when they set off.
Cadillac has last year’s RAID winner, a 1942 Cadillac Coupé Series 62, to thank for its special role. In addition to this stately coupé, three other classic Cadillacs can be admired at the launch venue in the trade grounds’ circular inner courtyard. A 1938 four-door convertible, a 1953 coupé and a 1970 convertible will be flanked by the newest CTS Coupé and other current Cadillac models at the adjacent Premium Car Show.
“I am delighted to see Cadillac in a place of honor on the podium at this year’s RAID Suisse – Paris,” said Bob Lutz. “During its 110-year history, the Cadillac brand has created many exceptional and unforgotten cars. Many of them can be seen in action in Basel, showing Cadillac’s importance in Europe and how today’s models are successfully carrying on the brand’s rich history.”
All vehicles taking part in the RAID rally can already be admired on August 22 at the Concours d’Elégance through the Basel city center. The Concours goes through part of Freie Strasse and over the market square, where the cars will be presented. It begins at 5 p.m.