Predating its inception in 1902 Cadillac was preordained to set new world standards for precision. The company’s founder, Henry M. Leland, apprenticed under the legendary gunsmith Samuel Colt where he learned the significance of precision engineering, a standard he brought to his fledgling automobile company. Cadillac’s adopted slogan, “The Standard of the World Award,” dates back to winning the 1908 Dewar Trophy, in its day the “Nobel Prize” of engineering for proving the precision interchangeability of its cars.

ACM’s Cadillac – The Standard of the World exhibit tells the story of the brand’s inception and vaunted reputation for designing and building some of the finest, and most desirable automobiles in the world.

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