Cadillac Dreams

In Europe where I grew up, we always associated the name Cadillac with the best of the best. In my home country, Austria, American automobiles were a novelty. A privileged few owned Ford Mustangs. You could see American tourists in Buicks and Chevrolets, but only the wealthiest Austrians cruised the streets of Salzburg in a Cadillac. Mr. Winkler, the owner of the city’s largest hotels, became the best known car owner in town by treating himself to a brand-new Cadillac every year. His latest model always made newspaper headlines in Salzburg.