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Owner / Producer

Personal Life

As a baby, John’s first word was car. His father’s dream was to have a convertible and the last car he drove was a 1962 Cadillac convertible. After watching the movie Bullit, which was filmed on the streets of San Francisco, John knew he wanted a Mustang Fastback. After trading in his first car, which was a 1957 Ford convertible, John bought a used 1966 Fastback at the age of 17. At 19, he got into the car stereo business and helped develop the next generation of car audio. He’s driven and owned over 10 Cadillacs over the years, including the 1949 Limo that Al Pacino used in “The Godfather.” He also had a 1953 and a 1954 Cadillac Eldorado that were both his daily drivers. John and his team are currently restoring one of the most iconic Cadillacs produced – The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible. 


John has always been a Cadillac enthusiast growing up. In 1981 he was in the market to buy a right hand bumper end for a 1954 Cadillac. When he found out the dealer wanted $200 for it, John realized he could buy an entire car for the same price. So he did, and sold the parts, scrapping the rest. This initiated his hobby of supplying Cadillac parts to customers. Armed with a dream, John strived to become the best of the best in the Cadillac parts supply trade, in both product and customer service. By 1986, John had established himself as a very dependable parts dealer, and due to his hard work and diligence, he was given the opportunity to obtain a large supply of Cadillac parts.  Thus, Caddy Daddy was born. Today, Caddy Daddy has been selling quality Cadillac parts for more than 35 years, making it one of the longest running Cadillac supply companies in the industry.

  • One of the first Cadillac parts dealers along the west coast
  • First Cadillac parts dealer to have a mobile show room
  • First Cadillac parts dealer to have catalogs that were downloadable by the year
  • One of the first Cadillac parts dealers on the internet.


“Always striving to be the best of the best.”