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Old (not sure of the year) and rusty Cadillac in Antrim, New Hampshire USA. Taken 5/12/12.

Nikon D300, handheld, Photomatix and finished in PicMonkey (1 raw image), 200 ISO, 18-200 Sigma Lens, f/8

From Wikipedia:
Cadillac (pronounced /ˈkædɨlæk/) is an American luxury vehicle marque owned by General Motors (GM). Cadillac currently sells vehicles in 37 countries, with its primary market being North America.2 In 2010, Cadillac’s U.S. sales rose by 35% from the year prior, to 146,925.3 Globally, Cadillac’s next largest market is China, where the SRX model is its largest seller.4

Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile manufacturer behind fellow GM marque Buick and is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Depending on how one chooses to measure, Cadillac is arguably older than Buick. Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland,5 a master mechanic and entrepreneur, who named the company after his ancestor, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit. The company’s crest is based on a coat of arms that Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac had created at the time of his marriage in Quebec in 1687. General Motors purchased the company in 1909 and within six years, Cadillac had laid the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles by demonstrating the complete interchangeability of its precision parts while simultaneously establishing itself as America’s premier luxury car. Cadillac introduced technological advances, including full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, one of which (the V8 engine) set the standard for the American automotive industry. Cadillac is the first American car to win the prestigious Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England, having successfully demonstrated the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this spawned the firm’s slogan “Standard of the World.” It won that trophy a second time, in 1912, for incorporating electric starting and lighting in a production automobile.6

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding Monica.

  • Thanks, Sheryl!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 2 years ago

    impressive and beautiful image

  • Thank you, Martina!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 2 years ago

    Hello Monica,,,the model is somewhere in the 40’s I think. Love how it looks surrounded by all the greenery.

    Rick

  • Thanks, Rick!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 2 years ago

    Nice find, great old classic!

  • Thanks, Pamela!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 2 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Thanks, Kimmie!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louiseabout 2 years ago

    Very cool shot… just love these old cars.

  • jamesmcdonald
    jamesmcdonaldabout 2 years ago

    cool shot , captures the atmosphere of days gone by

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous Monica!!

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 2 years ago

    Excellent photo of old car!

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