The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From Memphis To Sydney: A Cadillac's Ride

It can be a small world, both in terms of space and time.  For example, as Vance Lauderdale of "Ask Vance" recently posted, sitting in Sydney, Australia is a 1931 Cadillac V-12 Sport Phaeton that was first sold by Southern Motors Cadillac here in Memphis.  Vance tells the interesting story of the dealership and the car's trip from Downtown Memphis to Down Under.

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