Pedal To The Metal

Unveiling of sporty new Cadillac ATS Coupe fuels a rockin' party scene

Unveiling of sporty Cadillac ATS Coupe fuels a rockin' party scene

News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014
The partying throng at Sewell Cadillac checks out the new ATS Coupe. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Gerard Johnson, Darcelle Hill
Gerard Johnson and Darcelle Hill. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Caitlin Saunders, Jennifer Campbell, Sara Reynolds
Caitlin Saunders, from left, Jennifer Campbell and Sara Reynolds. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Amy Baiker, Tom Baiker
Amy and Tom Baiker. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Parissa Mohajer, Michael Pearson
Parissa Mohajer and Michael Pearson. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Tom D’Angelo
Cadillac regional marketing director Tom D'Angelo. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Christina Rosiello, Alison Vasil, Sandiya Venturato
Christina Rosiello, from left, Alison Vasil and Sandiya Venturato. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Matthew Garcia, Kelli Anderson
Eddie V's Matthew Garcia and Kelli Anderson. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Helen Yanci, Lonnie Turner
Helen Yanci and Lonnie Turner. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014,DJ Jeff Mitchell, DJ Wish FM
DJ action kept the joing jumpin' throughout the night. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Jackie Pacheco, Vanessa Griego
Jackie Pacheco, left, and Vanessa Griego. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014,
The revved up Cadillac ATS Coupe. Photo by Chinh Phan
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Gerard Johnson, Darcelle Hill
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Caitlin Saunders, Jennifer Campbell, Sara Reynolds
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Amy Baiker, Tom Baiker
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Parissa Mohajer, Michael Pearson
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Tom D’Angelo
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Christina Rosiello, Alison Vasil, Sandiya Venturato
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Matthew Garcia, Kelli Anderson
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Helen Yanci, Lonnie Turner
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014,DJ Jeff Mitchell, DJ Wish FM
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014, Jackie Pacheco, Vanessa Griego
News, Shelby, Sewell Cadillac, ATS Coupe, October 2014,

The sleek showroom of Sewell Cadillac on the Katy Freeway became party central Tuesday night when the car manufacturer unveiled its ATS Coupe for a sporty crowd that wined, dined and dreamed of driving off in the hot new sports car.

Cadillac introduced the four-door ATS to much fanfare last year. With the 2015 model, the even sportier two-door version received loads of "oohhs" and "aahhs" from auto aficionados in the crowd. As regional marketing manager Tom D'Angelo out of Dallas noted, "The car literally just hit the showrooms and we're trying to get some people excited about it and give them a nice event."

Nice event indeed. The entertainment featured dueling DJs and gourmet offerings from area restaurants. Vallone's, Eddie V's, Capital Grille and Jasper's each presented heavy appetizers as waiters circled through offering wine and beer.

More than 100 car fans — owners of the original ATS, Cadillac owners and guests of sales associates — attended the event, similar to ATS Coupe events taking place at flagship dealers across the country. In fact, tonight Ron Carter Cadillac in Friendswood is hosting a blowout complete with Molly and the Ringwalds performing. Details here.

Clearly, Sewell knows how to throw a party and how to sell cars. In Houston for only five years, Sewell Cadillac is already No. 10 in the nation in car sales and sales manager Pat Atwood said he expects that ranking to rise this year.

The party crowd included Dr. Michael Yafi, who drove over from his Medical Center residence in his Porsche and expressed a curiosity about the new Caddy. Also in the mix were Amy and Tom Baiker, Patissa Mohajer, Michael Pearson, Gerard Johnson and Darcelle Hill, Caitlin Saunders, Sara Reynolds and Helen Yanci with Lonnie Turner.