Circa 1:50 scale
Above and below: the (almost) full set of Tootsie Cadillacs
Brougham, Paddy wagon, sedan, roadster and coupe [repainted]
This is my first Blog entry. The toys and miniatures on this page depict the earliest Cadillacs built. I have sorted the models by scale, the largest ones coming last. I should add that the scales are not always 100% accurate.
AHI, JAPAN (?)
The trouble with people who like old cars, is that they tend to collect them and anything remotely connected to them. I was one of those people. I use the past tense in an attempt to convince myself that I am cured ...well, almost!
My interest in Cadillac and La Salle automobiles dates back to the mid-fifties. As a teenager, in 1956, I began to collect ads and photos of them in a scrap book. With the passing years that first scrap book grew into a vast library of Cadillac-LaSalle merchandising material of all kinds. In the sixties, I branched out simultaneously into collecting factory sales and merchandising literature as well as toys, scale-models and replicas of the marque.
By the end of the sixties I was collecting just about anything with the Cadillac name on it. The Cadillac wheel covers, below [that made a fine ceiling decoration in the Cadillac den], were just one aspect of this eclectic collection.