2023 GN Albuquerque

2023 Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National
Albuequerque, New Mexico
June 20-24

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Comment by Jason Edge on June 29, 2023 at 6:09pm

I have started posting some of my car pictures from the 2023 Albuquerque Grand National to the 63/64 Cadillac Chapter Facebook Page in separate albums by model year range. Here are the 1st 3 sets I have posted.  I will post more in the near future. Our Facebook Page is public so you should be able to view them. If not, I will have many in our upcoming Chapter Newsletter.  I will update this post as I add more sets of pictures.

1960 to 1962 Cadillacs

1963 to 1964 Cadillacs

1966 to 1969 Cadillacs

Comment by Jason Edge on June 26, 2023 at 7:53pm

I'm sitting in a hotel in Oklahoma City gradually making my way back to North Carolina from the fantastic grand national. I have  started loading some pictures to our Facebook Page at this link --> Click Here.

Comment by Jason Edge on June 19, 2023 at 7:28pm

Drove my 2013 Escalade EXT to Sandia Crest this morning. At 10,679 feet this Cadillac was on top of the world … or at least the Sandia Mountains. This is all part of the fun at our 2023 CLC Grand National in Albuquerque.

Comment by Jason Edge on June 16, 2023 at 5:38pm

Delivered gas tank to customer and website member Jerry Beckel in Fort Worth TX area about 4 hours ago and at hotel nearby for a last stop before the last long drive to Albuquerque tomorrow. Jerry had a neat place with a few muscle cars, trucks, an old Falcon and his 63 Park Avenue seen in these pictures.

Comment by Jason Edge on June 15, 2023 at 10:51am

I have made it to  Orange TX to my uncles on the way to Grand National with no issues and smooth sailing in the Escalade. This was my 3rd family stop since Saturday, and will head to Dallas and Fort Worth tomorrow to deliver a gas tank, stay the night then on to Albuquerque. I will post updates here and on our Facebook page when I get to GN.

Comment by Jason Edge on June 8, 2023 at 9:15pm

Time has literally flown by getting ready for the long drive out the Albuquerque. I have Et2Brute, my 2013 Escalade EXT, about like I want it. I received my midgate lower hinge assembly today and installed and mid gate folds down with the cover sliding down and cover as it is supposed to. the console rear cover is incorrect and different from the regular Escalade cover. I spend a lot of time with Cadillac Parts department and their system incorrectly points to the same part for both vehicles but it is different. 
Enough about the Escalade, the cool thing is I am about to go meet some of our Chapter Members in person for the first time. Some will have cars on hand, but more importantly I will get to hang out with them.  Our Chapter Meet-Up should be well attended and have some surprises in store for our members.  Maybe some of you that could not go to this year's Grand National can join us in Gettysburg, PA next year! 

Comment by Jason Edge on June 7, 2023 at 7:16am

I have been doing a lot of maintenance and cleaning on the 2013 Escalade EXT to get ready for the drive from NC to NM for the 2013 Grand National. Next year the plan is to finally take the 1964 Coupe de Ville Dino to Gettysburg. I have a lot to do to get ready, but hope I will have it ready.

Here are some things I have done to the 2013 EXT in the last week:
- replace radiator - small leak
- flush & replace coolant
- flush & replace transfer case oil
- new transmission filter, gasket & fluid
- new outer tie rods
- front end alignment
- rotate tires
- replace broken left rear lock box cover hinge
- new center console top lid cover
- replace almost all split wire loom in the engine compartment.
- new brake rotors and pads, and one caliper
- deep clean interior and exterior.  
- Meguiars Ultimate Compound Polish on all painted areas (will finish up today when I do door jambs)

Still to do:
- On Order Arriving tomorrow to replace: midgate lower hinge cover
- On Order arriving tomorrow to replace: Console rear cover with AC/Heat Vents (vents broke on one side)
- Meguiars Ultimate Wax on all painted areas
- lean chrome wheels.
- may go under the vehicle for more cleaning and detailing. It is pretty clean and this is just being judged in Touring so don't really need it perfect just clean. 
- and with a 2400 mile trip, I will be doing a lot of recleaning once there.

This is again a precursor to next year when I hope to take the 64.

Comment by Jason Edge on June 5, 2023 at 10:07pm

Here's my travel itinerary to Albuquerque.

TOTAL MILES TO GN: 2,480 vs 1,768 direct drive.

June 10: Travel to Moyock, NC, 152 miles, 3 hrs
June 10-12:  visit aunt, & cousins

June 12: Travel to Chattanooga, 665 miles, 9 hrs 30 minutes
June 12-14: visit aunt & uncle and cousin

June 14: Travel to Orange, TX, 707 miles, 10 hrs
June 14-16: Visit aunt & uncle & cousin

June 16: Travel to Dallas, 307 miles, 4.75 hrs
June 16-17: Stay in Dallas, deliver gas tank!

June 17: Travel to Albuquerque, 649 miles, 9 hrs
June 17-25: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North for Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National.

June 20: Cheryl flies into Albuquerque
June 25: Cheryl flies home

June 25 to ??: Jason drives back to NC… ROUTE UNKNOWN!!!!


Comment by Jason Edge on June 5, 2023 at 10:02pm

Looks like we will have about 25 to 30 Chapter Members stopping by for our June 22 Chapter Meet-Up. Here is a list of Chapter members attending the Grand National:

Jason Edge
     & Cheryl Edge
Mark Brodsky
Frank Butler
     & Martina Butler
Tim Coy  
     & Cynthia Rutledge
Travis Dowell
Bill Harrison
Lance Hirsch
Ken & Rosie Karrer
Rob Leonard & Wife
Becky & Mike Maung
Doug & Elaine Meloan
Larry & Emma Rees
John Serfling
Marty Smith
Michael Stinson
Pat Westphal
Kevin Williams
Brian & Lesli Wiseman
Comment by Jason Edge on May 25, 2023 at 7:33am

Up to about 20 Chapter Members on hand for the 2023 Grand National So Far. It will be a nice size gathering!

Comment by Jason Edge on May 23, 2023 at 7:02am

I sent out an email to all Chapter Member yesterday asking who will be attending the Albuquerque Grand National and so far we have a dozen going and expect more. As fun as it is to join up on the website, or the monthly Zoom meet-up, there is nothing like in person get togethers!  If you are not a member of the CLC, sign-up today and come join the fun in Albuquerque and attend our Chapter Meet-Up Thursday, June 22. 

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