Summers on The Cape are some of the best summers I’ve ever had, so when Cadillac hooked me up with a 2013 ATS to cover the Simply Rides 12th Annual Golf Tournament, I jumped at the chance!
First of all I gotta tell you about my experience driving the ATS. As one of my comments on my Instagram (@bostonfab1) shared “That ride is clean!” the sleek design gets you amp’d to hop inside. The engine start is key-less. You can just hold your foot on the brake and press a button. Almost everything in the vehicle is automated with a GPS and a rear view camera. It is equipped with a very high level of safety features. One of my favorite features was the speed gauge window reflection – it’s at eye level so you have no excuse for not knowing how fast you’re going. I also liked that the mirrors would light up to indicate that you had someone in your blind spot.
But the best thing about the car was the comfort. The quality leather seats can be adjusted to the smallest degree and everything in the car moves with ease.
The golf tournament was really a well sponsored family reunion for Simply Rides founder and Editor-in-Chief SékouWrites. It started off with a tee-off on the golf course, then a catered lunch/White Party which included test drives of the 2013 Cadillac XTS and live tunes by Frank Wilkins & We Jazz Up. Awards were given out to the closest to hole and two week-long Cadillac XTS trails were given out to the winners of the golf tournament.
Cadillac representative Eneuri Acosta enlightened the crowd (including myself) about how African-Americans helped in essence to save Cadillac’s dying business back in the 1930’s. Despite Cadillac’s refusal to sell directly to blacks in the time of The Depression, prestigious blacks had whites purchase the vehicles for them. Mechanic turned GM executive Nicholas Dreystadt had the idea to sell to blacks directly and dramatically increased sales for the brand. So maybe that’s why your granddaddy bought a Cadillac 🙂
After the BBQ lunch buffet there was an open bar after party – but after being there since 9am and impromtu hosting…this Fab! woman was all partied out!
Thanks again to Cadillac and Simplyrides.com for letting us be a part of it!