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CTSv Wins Challenge – But Of Course

Lutz comes in seventh.

by on Oct.29, 2009

The 2010 Cadillac CTSv posted six of the seven fastest laps during a take-on-all-comers race at Monticello Motor Club.

The 2010 Cadillac CTSv posted six of the seven fastest laps during a take-on-all-comers race at Monticello Motor Club.

No, we’re not saying the fix was in, but we somehow never really doubted the likely overcome of Bob Lutz’s “Winner Take All” challenge.

The septuagenarian executive had, last month, issued a challenge to all comers that no production sedan could beat the Cadillac CTSv on the track.  And though the various competitors opted to ignore the opportunity, a number of foreign models still found their way to Monticello Motor Club, in mid-New York State, for today’s time trials.

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With the legendary John Heinricy, winning racer and long-time General Motors test driver behind the wheel, the Caddy super sedan handily posted the best lap time, 2:46.560, and overall, the various folks who manned the CTSv delivered six of the seven best laps.

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Can Senior Bigone Win the Big One?

Lutz Out to prove Cadillac can ride with the best.

by on Oct.28, 2009

Senior Bigone, who occasionally goes by the name Bob Lutz, will be out to defend Cadillac's honor at the Monticello Motor Club, tomorrow.  What's unclear is whether he will strafe the competition after the race.

Senior Bigone, who occasionally goes by the name Bob Lutz, will be out to defend Cadillac's honor at the Monticello Motor Club, tomorrow. What's unclear is whether he'll strafe the competition after the race.

Senior Bigone rides again…and this just might be the most important race of his life.

Few automotive executives have done a better job of playing a Hollywood leading man than General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.  He’s been a Marine fighter pilot and a lifelong diehard motor sports fanatic.  But not someone who sits in the stands cheering on his favorite team.

So, some years back, when a former employer advised Lutz he could no longer race himself, he simply invented a new persona.  When the track announcer asked what to call him, Lutz scribbled down, “Senior Big One,” a reference to his towering height and ramrod posture.  Lost in translation, Senior Bigone, pronounced Bih-GO-nay, was born, though some folks added a “d” near the end.

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Well, Senior Bigone is back, and he’ll be taking laps at New York’s Monticello Motor Club, tomorrow.

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