Regional & Local Chapter News

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  • 02/17/2023 8:20 AM | Gene Hawks

    Cadillac announced in 2022 that all Cadillac V-Series owners of a Blackwing model will receive free of charge one of the new Blackwing badges. For those of us who own either a CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwings this was well received news!

    Based on input from Cadillac V-Club member surveys shared with Cadillac headquarters, the Cadillac Marketing team announced last fall that 2023 models and beyond will incorporate a new Blackwing badge on the rear of the car. Cadillac has also announced that those owners with 2022 and early 2023's V-Series Blackwings will be provided the new badges at no charge.

    Click here to order your Blackwing badge.  This offer is available only through the end of March, 2023.  Only owners of CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing vehicles are eligible for this offer.  Limit one badge per VIN#.  As Cadillac receives customer order information, the VIN# they provide will be matched to their name and vehicle to ensure eligibility.

  • 12/23/2022 8:17 AM | Anonymous


    This year all 13 Cadillac V-Club local chapters hosted holiday banquets for their members. We know that great times were shared by all and we appreciate the opportunity to spend time together as a Chapter/Club. 

    Everyone who RSVP'd to attend a local chapter holiday banquet was entered into a random drawing for a chance to win prizes. With the grand prize being a tuition paid trip to Spring Mountain to attend the Cadillac V Performance Academy as a thank you from Cadillac.

    • 1 complete set of Michelin Tires
    • 1 of 5 Pyrotec full face custom Cadillac Racing helmets autographed by members of the Cadillac Racing Team
    • 1 tuition paid trip to the two-day V-Series Academy in Pahrump, Nevada in 2023

    Cadillac sponsored some additional prizes that included both regional and local chapter members! 

    • Another paid trip to the two day V-Series Academy in Pahrump, Nevada in 2023
    • 5 Pyrotec full face custom Cadillac Racing helmets autographed by members of the Cadillac Racing Team

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Michelin Tire Certificate - Danny Brooks San Antonio, TX

    Pyrotec Full Face Cadillac Racing Helmets

    • Jon Somogyi La Vernia, TX
    • Matthew Martin Las Vegas, NV.
    • Steven Lanier Garland, TX
    • Timothy Varlack Houston, TX
    • Dave Carlson Farmington, CT
    • Mickey Cannon Tacoma WA
    • David Dils Fort Worth, TX
    • Andrew Dukes Lovettesville, VA
    • Larry Brannock San Diego, CA
    • Aaron Buentello Georgetown, TX

    Grand Prize #1 Winner: Ross Buchholtz - Austin, TX

    Grand Prize #2 Winner: Roger Hamson - Las Vegas NV

    All winners were chosen via a drawing held on Additionally, the helmets sizes are limited (most are medium sized) and we will ship what sizes we have. No exchanges are possible. For the winners we will send the helmets out to the address we have on file unless you reach out and tell us differently. 

    Both of the grand prize winners will receive a full tuition paid trip to the two-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy located at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, NV. 

    Recipients of prize certificates are responsible for associated travel arrangements and expenses. Prize certificates are not transferable to any non-member of the Cadillac V-Club and must be used during the calendar year 2023. 

  • 12/03/2022 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce Bruce Fullerton as the new Chapter Director of the Atlanta Chapter.  Bruce is a semi retired global operations executive, having had offices in Stockholm Sweden, Crawley England, and Hong Kong.  Currently, he is a partner and COO in a global consulting firm.  

    He has been married to Lisa for 40 years with 3 grown children, Houston, Savanah, and Jackson, all of them living in the Atlanta area.

    His first car was a ‘71 Olds 442.  He has always been a car guy, having worked in a racing engine shop while in college, building oval tracks, drag boat, dragster and other types of racing motors.  A few years after college, while working for GE, Bruce helped his boss build and race cars including a vintage Mini Cooper, Lotus Super 7, Lotus 2+2 and others, racing in SCCA and SVRA.

    Bruce enjoys performance cars, specially his 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Pedestal edition, which he purchased new. He drives it every day and also shows it as often as time permits.  

    He is looking forward to devoting more time to the Cadillac V-Club and activities.  Bruce is committed to building the Atlanta chapter into a strong local presence in the local high performance car community.  Check out his Cadillac V!

  • 09/22/2022 11:40 AM | Gene Hawks

    We are pleased to announce a new Director for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter...James Willis.

    James Willis is known on instagram as WillisShow.

    He was born and raised in Texas mainly in the Dallas Ft. Worth area although he has lived in both Houston and Colorado. He has two kids, a son whom will be 21 on Halloween this year and also a precious daughter that just turned 8 years old. Both are the love of his life.

    James enjoys spending time with his kids in hunting, fishing, sports, traveling the world, and relaxing at the lake house in East Texas.

    He and his son JD are car and truck enthusiasts in which his son does a new build on a new truck every few years and has won many many trophies. James has been a member of the V Club since June of 2019.  In 2015 he purchased a 2013 CTS-V Coupe Frost limited edition number 67 out of a 100.  He has actively participated in many DFW Chapter local events as well as regional and national events.  He competes in the Cadillac V-Racing Invitational each year at the Texas Motorplex and competed in 2021 North Texas Airstrip Attack event in Abilene, Texas.

    This past August Dedicated Motorsports added some performance improvements and James stated he has only driven it 3 times before dropping it off at the paint and body shop (keeping the same color) and adding some carbon fiber goodies such as steering wheel, shifter, hood, and a lot of other carbon fiber inside and out.  We can't wait to see the latest round of improvements to this already awesome V-Coupe!

  • 07/15/2022 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Have you checked out our V-Series Video Gallery?

  • 07/11/2022 5:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Cadillac V-Club is excited to announce that is now live and ready to become to the place for your Cadillac V-Series needs. The V-Series cars represent a unique brand in the marketplace, and we felt there also needed to be a trading post, if you will, for those performance and luxury minded individuals who have a passion for the V-Series name plate.

    The V-Series Marketplace was specially designed with the V-Series in mind but also with easy navigation to make creation of ads simple, easy, and accurate.

    The was designed to allow its users to:

    • Quickly and easily create ads to sell new and used V-Series vehicles
    • Buy and Sell the used parts that have been collecting dust around your garage
    • List and search for companies that offer additional services specifically for your V-Series vehicle
    • Are you looking for a V-Series vehicle? Create an alert so when one comes available you will receive proactive notification

  • 07/10/2022 7:23 AM | Anonymous

    AUTHOR: Danial Stalcup

    The NorCal Chapter of the Cadillac V-Club rally was a great success!  We had a fabulous time of relaxed driving, intense driving, good food, and socializing!

    The rally began with great doughnuts and coffee from Johnny's Doughnuts.  We drove together to Point Reyes,  Marin French Cheese Company, Bodega Bay for lunch, Healdsburg for gas (and a car wash for Nick), then dinner in St. Helena.  

    For the most part it all went smooth except for my broken splitter and curb rashed wheel, a quart of oil that had to be added to a member's car, and an ATS-V that started to overheat while idling!  It's part of the adventures!

    The rally ended at Brasswood Bar and Kitchen where results of the poker run and raffle were revealed!  Rich Rose was one lucky member!  He not only won a raffle from last weeks event at Walnut Creek Cadillac, but at the rally he also won the poker pot of $140 as well as the raffle from our generous sponsors of the event P&S Detail Supply East Bay.  P&S gave the V-Club a detailing kit worth over $90 to go to a lucky winner. In this case VERY lucky winner - Rich Rose.  In addition, P&S gave every participant a bottle of their Dream Maker Gloss Amplifier spray.  Be sure to visit P&S on the web at or at their Hayward retail location 20943 Cabot Blvd Hayward, CA 9454.

    Thanks to our member Phillip Adams for putting this rally together.  He spent a lot of time on it, including testing the whole route!  His efforts are a perfect example of now individual members can have great contributions to the club.  

    Be on the look out for another rally down towards Monterey in the future, we hope more of you can join.

    Pictures from the event can be found at the dropbox link below:

  • 05/09/2022 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    In conjunction with today's announcement of the new Cadillac V-Club Officers and Directors, the following Chapter Director appointments are effective immediately.

    SEAPORT Chapter (Seattle/Portland) - Robert (Rob) Milligan has been selected and approved by the Officers/Directors of the Cadillac V-Club as the new Chapter Director replacing Gene Hawks.
    Rob resides in Issaquah, Washington just east of Seattle. Rob and wife Nina purchased their 2016 ATS-V 6-speed in 2021 and quickly fell in love with V's and the Cadillac brand. This was after driving the family van for a dozen years, patiently waiting for the kids to move out and begin the search for the right "fun" car. He found it, and the personalized Washington license plate he ordered is "V-FUN".

    Rob has been fascinated with automobiles since youth. This began when he was a hired Porsche chauffeur at 18, then owned a string of BMW's. He was sure he'd be driving a Porsche or Corvette by now and the thought of a comfortable four-door luxury sedan that went 0-60 is 3.8 seconds never crossed his mind. He has enjoyed tracking this ATS-V, which came with mods including RENICK engine air intake and a TRIFECTA tune. While tracking, at the same time he's caring for it like a baby.

    Rob will be planning and scheduling Seattle/Portland events and is looking forward to the continued expansion of the V-Club in the Pacific Northwest Region.

    SOCAL Los Angeles Chapter - Richard (Rich) Cuellar and his 2 sons own and have operated a motorcycle rim manufacturing company in Southern California for the last 30 years. 

    Rich currently resides in Pomona, California and drives a 2014 CTS-V Coupe.  After college Rich held the position of sales Engineer with a company that manufactures aerospace parts.  Previously he was a member of the 163rd fighter squadron, Ontario airport California for 7 years where they flew 106 delta daggers and F4C Phantoms from 1966-1973.

    Rich had the opportunity to race motorcycles, cars and drag boats and he currently owns and races his CTS-V Coupe which he has owned for the past 8 years.  Even with a lot of performance improvements and chasis updates, it remain a very dependable daily driver. His passiion is to drive the canyons, compete in straight line racing events in addition to closed circuit road racing venues.

    With the recent decision of the V-Club board to split the SOCAL membership into two Chapters: San Diego and Los Angeles, Rich is excited about the opportunity to plan and schedule events that will look forward to attending. 

    Watch the Cadillac V-Club official event calendar for an upcoming activity to be published soon for each of these chapters.  Congratulations to each of these V-Club members in their new leadership role!

  • 05/09/2022 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    During our recent annual board meeting the following members have been nominated and the board has approved new Officers/Directors of the Cadillac V-Club.

    Gene Hawks 

     John Charpentier
    Vice President

    Ryan Bates 
    Vice President    

    Gene Hawks is the former Chapter Director of the Seattle/Portland Chapter and resides in Maple Valley, WA.  Outside the Cadillac V-Club, Gene is currently Vice President, and Head of Channels for North America at Alcatel Lucent Enterprises.  Gene and his wife Liz have been married for 26 years and have three teenage children, Johnathan, Alexis and Timothy.  He owns a 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and prior to that has owned numerous sports cars including a ATS-V Coupe, Mustang GT, Infinity G35 and a Mercedes AMG.  Gene enjoys Jiu Jitsu/MMA, participating in road racing track days, drag racing and taking long drives in the mountains with his family in his his V-Series Cadillac.  In addition to his role as President, Gene will serve as the CEO.

    John Charpentier is the former Director of Marketing & Social Media and resides in Kirkland, WA.  John is retired and currently owns both a 2016 CTS-V Sedan and a 2022 CT4-V Blackwing.  In early 2019, John was appointed as the Seattle/Portland Chapter Director and was instrumental in recruiting members in the Pacific Northwest Region which resulted in the charter of the first chapter of the Cadillac V-Club located outside of Texas.  In his role as Vice President, John will oversee operations, member services and perform the duties of Secretary/Treasurer.

    Ryan Bates is the former Chapter Director of the DMV Chapter, which was launched in February of this year.  Ryan has been organizing automotive related events for the past 10 years. He has organized many types of activities including nightly meet 'n greets to road rallies. About 6 years ago, Ryan teamed up with another V-Series owner/enthusiast to create the DMV V-series Owners group in the Washington DC metro area. Since the groups inception, they have organized and hosted numerous events with Cadillac V-series vehicles. Ryan owns a CT4-V Blacking which is his 3rd V-series vehicle.  In his role as Vice President, Ryan will oversee marketing, partner, sponsor and member development through our local chapters and regions.

  • 04/29/2022 6:42 AM | Anonymous

    2022 One Lap of America CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings!!!

    We are beyond excited to inform the V Series community that Cadillac and Michelin have two 2022 V Series Blackwing entries into this years One Lap of America!!

    Each vehicle will be driven by one driver from Michelin and one from Cadillac, in stock form (minus rear seats in order to carry all our gear through the USA).  Mirza Grebovic is one of the GM Engineers that helped develop these amazing vehicles and they are going to do their best to do our teams and the vehicles justice!

    The event kicks off today, Friday, April 29 with registration and Tech and the first driving events are starting Saturday.  Mirza will update the Blackwing Journal page in the members only section of as well as on social media.

    For further details on what the One Lap of America is, click on the link below, but in summary Mirza and his teammate will drive across numerous venues and hit various on-track events, skid pads, autocross and ovals all on the stock tires that can not be changed between events, including all the on road mileage, equaling to more than 3500 miles combined in 8 days!

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