Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile brand following fellow GM marque Buick and is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Cadillac was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902, almost 9 years before Chevrolet was founded. The company was named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.
This classic car is parked in High Street, Northcote and looks as though it has had some enthusiast's serious love given to it. It has a 'Club Permit' number plate, which denotes the fan status of the owner.
The Victorian club permit scheme allows members of car clubs (including motorcycle, trailer/caravan and machinery clubs) that are recognised by VicRoads to make limited use of historic vehicles on the road network. A club permit can be issued to the following vehicles in the following categories:
- Veteran vehicles – manufactured before 1 January 1919;
- Vintage vehicles – manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931;
- Classic and Historic vehicles – manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.
These categories can include trailers and modified vehicles such as street rods. Vehicles which are replicas of vehicles in the above-mentioned categories may also be issued with a club permit. Club permits are issued for 12 month periods and vehicles are issued with specific club permit plate(s).
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