The Best Movies with Cadillacs

movies with CadillacsWhile actors are usually the stars of movies, there are many times where their cars play just as big a role as they do, almost becoming their own characters. If you love Cadillac cars and movies as much as we do here at Bradshaw Cadillac, then you have to watch these great movies with Cadillacs.

  • 48 Hours. This is the movie where Eddie Murphy made his film debut. He plays a police officer who teams up with Nick Nolte to find two cop-killers. A 1964 Cadillac DeVille Convertible plays a big role in the movie.
  • Breakout. In 1975, Charles Bronson stared in this action film. A 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz can be seen throughout the movie.
  • Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. Released in 1982, this comedic mystery movie stars Steve Martin. It is set in the 1940s and features a 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special.
  • Ghostbusters. In 1984, if you had some spooky happenings in your house, who did you call? The Ghostbusters, of course. They arrived in their 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance.
  • Coupe de Ville. This 1990 comedy stars a 1954 Cadillac Series 62 convertible and follows the journey of three brothers as they drive from Detroit to Miami.

Let us know if you see any other wonderful Cadillacs on screen the next time you go to the theater.

Cadillac XT4 To Be Unveiled Later This Year

Cadillac XT4As Americans fall even more in love with crossovers, automakers are responding with various new models. Early this year, Cadillac will unveil its latest addition in the form of the Cadillac XT4 crossover.

Sometime within the next few months, Cadillac has plans to show off the XT4. However, it will not be available for purchase until much later in 2018, as it will be a 2019 model. According to Cadillac, this is so the model can be thoroughly tested before it goes up for sale.

The XT4 will find its place in the lineup just below the currently available XT5. Based on the preliminary models that have already been seen, the XT4 will have similar styling to the XT5. Buyers can expect to find a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine under the hood.

In addition to the XT4, Cadillac has plans to release another new SUV in 2019, which will likely be a three-row, family-friendly model. However, Cadillac has yet to reveal this model’s name. We can expect to see this model during the second half of 2019.

Here at Bradshaw Cadillac, we can’t wait to get a chance to try out the upcoming Cadillac XT4 and any other new models Cadillac has planned.

Head to the Upstate Holiday Light Show for Festive Fun

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Upstate Holiday Light Show

Located only 20 miles from Greer, South Carolina, the Upstate Holiday Light Show isn’t your average local Christmas light event. Deemed “the upstate’s biggest interactive light show,” this family-friendly holiday event doesn’t just feature a beautiful and diverse variety of Christmas lights, but also a petting zoo, ice skating rink, and “Santa Land.” If you and your loved ones are looking for an unforgettable holiday activity, this is for you.

When

Ticket pricing is determined by vehicle. A $20 ticket gets a car full of passengers into the event to see the petting zoo, Santa’s Workshop, and the light show itself, while passenger vans have to pay $45 and buses cost $75. The Upstate Holiday Light Show is open all week through December, but Santa’s Workshop will only be open on the 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd of December.

Featured Music

Drivers are invited to either do two laps around the show or park and tune into 104.3 to sync their music to the light show. The show itself lasts about 30 minutes and features seven different holiday classics.

If you want an experience that you won’t soon forget, head to the Upstate Holiday Light Show in Easley, South Carolina. It’s sure to get you and your loved ones in the holiday mood. If you need a vehicle for this special event, look no further than Bradshaw Cadillac.

New Thanksgiving Traditions to Try this Year

Thanksgiving

We all have traditions for the holidays that have been passed down from generation to generation, but it’s never too late to add new ones to the mix to keep the holiday fun, relaxing, and fresh. Here are some new Thanksgiving traditions to try out this year and see if they’re something you and the family can do for years to come.

Use Technology

One thing that will bring the whole family together is to have relatives who couldn’t make it to dinner Skype in or FaceTime while you’re going around and saying what you’re thankful for. If you’re the one who can’t make it, this is a great way to feel like you’re still part of it.

There’s also something to be said for making time for yourself on Thanksgiving. It’s a day about family, but that can get pretty stressful, and it’s important to take some time and relax. Go on a walk by yourself or with a couple of people around the block to get away from the noise, or just have a quiet breakfast in the morning before everyone arrives.

Get Crafty

Finally, add some crafty traditions to your list, like using butcher paper as a tablecloth and giving everyone pens to write down what they’re thankful for. Cut them out and use them in your scrapbooking or journaling.

For more fun Thanksgiving ideas, check out The Kitchn. The staff at Bradshaw Cadillac wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Check Out These 2018 Cadillac Escalade Updates

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Cadillac Escalade updates

What to Expect from Cadillac!

For years, the Cadillac Escalade has been the epitome of full-scale luxury. Its premium interior materials and bold exterior styling set it apart from the crowd. Cadillac Escalade updates for the 2018 model year make it even more desirable.

Exterior

For starters, buyers will have the choice of a few new color options. On the outside, there is a new available Satin Steel Metallic. Inside, there are two new color combinations: Shale with Jet Black accents and Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents.

Interior

Buyers will appreciate the modified center console that now includes wider and deeper cup holders, a bin organizer, and improved bin lighting.

Engine

Under the hood, the Escalade’s engine lineup stays the same, but its previous eight-speed automatic transmission is replaced with the new 10-speed automatic 10L80 transmission. This new transmission is electronically controlled and features tap up/tap down shifting along with a tow/haul mode.

Tires

Across the lineup, the Escalade’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System now includes Tire Fill Alert. This feature will honk the horn and flash the lights when the tires are being filled with air and reach the correct air pressure.

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade has started arriving at Bradshaw Cadillac. Stop by today and take it out for a test drive.

4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Cadillac

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Cadillac Fans

It’s no secret that all of us at Bradshaw Cadillac are major gearheads and even bigger fans of Cadillacs. Still, we find ourselves learning new things about the brand we love and the cars it designs on a regular basis. If you love the Cadillac brand too, you might enjoy some of these cool facts about the brand.

4 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Cadillac

  1. Cadillac was the first automaker to mass produce a car with an enclosed cabin back in 1910. It also innovated electric lights.
  2. We owe the invention of the curved windshield to Cadillac. It was introduced after World War II.
  3. Maybe more importantly, we owe the V8 engine to Cadillac. Though not the first to design a V8, Cadillac was the first automaker to mass produce a V8 engine: the 5.1-liter V8, which produced just 70 horsepower. Cadillac was, however, the first automaker to put a V16 engine in a car; it produced 160 horsepower.
  4. Famous gangster Al Capone owned a 1928 Cadillac sedan that was fully armored—and it eventually was used to deliver President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to make his “Day of Infamy” speech following Pearl Harbor.

Have any fun Cadillac facts of your own? Feel free to share them below.

Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to our blog!

We’ll be sharing exciting posts here every month, so let us tell you a little bit about our dealership.

Bradshaw Automotive started in 1979 when William and Annette Bradshaw bought a dealership in Greer, South Carolina. Over the years, the dealership has blossomed from just a small, local business to five different dealerships and more than 700 employees. To this day, William is very involved in day-to-day dealership operations and his son and son-in-law are involved, too. At Bradshaw dealerships, everyone is family.

Bradshaw Cadillac is all about continuing that tradition. Here, you’ll always have employees helping you who treat you like a member of their own family. We’ll get to know you so that we can help you choose the perfect car.

If you’re new to the community, we’re here to welcome you. Check back for future blog posts on not only Cadillacs, but the community around us. Bradshaw Cadillac is nestled in the town of Greer, South Carolina. Greer is a beautiful suburb that gives you the mellow feel of the south – sandwiched between the more fast-paced cities of Greenville and Spartanburg.

Our blog is for everybody – customers, fans of Cadillac, and our community. Be sure to stop by every month and see what fun, new things we share.

Top Golf Courses Near Greer, SC: Hit the Links Today

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Golfing Near Greer

South Carolina is one of the top places in the country for golfing, and there are several world-renowned courses near Greer, SC. That’s why we at Bradshaw Cadillac have listed some of the top golf courses near Greer, including the local Golf & Country Club, Thornblade, and Willow Creek.

According to Yelp, among the top places to golf near Greer is the Greer Golf & Country Club. There are tons of local events held here, world-class golf instruction, and a top-notch restaurant named Martha’s Kitchen. Greer Golf & Country Club was established in 1955, and it was recently voted the Reader’s Choice Best Golf Course by local residents in 2016.

Where To Golf

Thornblade Club is another popular place to golf. This location is family friendly, with exceptional staff and personalized training for those looking to take a few strokes off their game. There’s also dining, tennis, a pool, and more. This is one club that caters to your every need.

Finally, check out the Willow Creek Golf Club. This par-72 course was built by architect Tom Jackson, and it’s ideal for serious players, as well as friendly games. There’s a golf shop and training, but one of the best ways to appreciate this course is simply to play. With a 6,890-yard championship layout, Willow Creek is a rewarding experience for any golfer.

Greer Golf, Thornblade, and Willow Creek are just some of our favorite places to visit. Be sure to stop by any one of the many South Carolina golf courses in the area and you’re bound to have a memorable experience.

Top Wineries in South Carolina for Your Next Road Trip

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Winery Road Trip

Road trips are an American tradition, and a new Cadillac can help make your drive more enjoyable. With luxury features, the latest infotainment, and updated safety, any one of the new 2017 Cadillac models will make trips to South Carolina wine country truly memorable. For you next road trip, consider the many wineries that populate South Carolina. There are several top wineries in South Carolina, from well-known vineyards to lesser known spots in the backcountry. At Bradshaw Cadillac, we’ve listed just a few of our favorites.

According to Only in Your State, every wine enthusiast should visit La Belle Amie in Myrtle Beach. There are monthly events and wine tastings every weekend, and you can also enjoy specials on every Friday. Fascinating tours will help you understand the ins and outs of the wine-making business, and Saturday Afternoon Music events allow you to relax with a glass of wine while listening to live music.

What’s Popular

Island Winery is also popular, located on Hilton Head Island. Island is a premiere winery that offers handcrafted selections, with a variety of both reds and whites. While the labels are known for their intricate designs, the winery was itself awarded the “best destination off the beaten path” in Hilton Head. You can even try special wines like elderberry and honey blends, among others.

Finally, the Three Star Vineyard is a truly idyllic location, with scenic hills and grapes you can pluck right off the vine. Located in Johnston, SC, this vineyard is smaller than others, though the owners are often happy to receive visitors. Don’t be fooled by the name, either—the wine deserves a five-star rating.

Cadillac’s Super Cruise Coming in 2018

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Super Cruise Technology

Cadillac has officially announced that its semi-autonomous driving system, called Super Cruise, will finally make its debut on the 2018 Cadillac CT6. Initially, Cadillac’s Super Cruise was supposed to arrive for the 2016 model year, but Cadillac delayed it to work out a few issues.

The technology is described as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” To make sure the technology stays safe, it uses two advanced systems, one keeping the driver attentive and the other operating using precise LiDAR map data.

To keep the car on the road, Cadillac engineers carefully mapped every mile of limited-access highways in both the United States and Canada.

Where Super Cruise Can Be Used

Super Cruise can be activated on highways that do not include stop lights, cross traffic, or pedestrians. While the driver does not have to keep his or her hands on the wheel, they still need to pay attention to the road. The system will use infrared lights to track the driver’s head position and if the driver turns away from the road for too long, say, looking for a dropped object on the floor, the car will warn the driver to pay attention. If the driver does not respond to multiple warnings, the car will pull itself over.

Are you looking forward to the Super Cruise technology? When the 2018 Cadillac CT6 arrives at Bradshaw Cadillac next year, you can stop by to see the technology in action.