An auction company in Michigan has sold a collection of classic cars for more than $300,000 after being tipped off to the location.
Repocast, a ‘recovery and sales division’ of Miedema Asset Management Group, was given the keys to the cars by a family looking to off-load their father’s collection, which had gone untouched for as many as 30 years.
Scott Miedma and a pit crew of colleagues hit the road for Grand Rapids earlier this year to meet the family, who after a quick feeling-out session at a Denny’s fast food store, let them kick the tires.
Inside the family’s garage were more than 40 cars collected over the past 50 years or so, including a fleet of 28 Ford Thunderbirds from the late 1950s to the 1976 ‘big bird’ model.
Many of the cars were in
... read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735261/Collection-classic-cars-sold-auction-300-000.html
Chevrolet is adding some muscle to its full-size family truck.
The Tahoe is now available with GM’s 420 hp 6.2-liter V8, which was previously reserved for SUV duty in the GMC Acadia Denali and Cadillac Escalade. The current Tahoe tops out with a 355 hp 5.3-liter V8.
It comes in a performance package offered on the sporty new Tahoe RST model, which features black trim, a body colored grille surround, and a set of eye-popping 22-inch rims. A Suburban RST is also offered with only the appearance updates.
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Along with the engine, the package brings GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, a sport-tuned version of its Magnetic Ride Control active suspension and a free-flowing Borla exhaust system. Chevy claims the pipes boost the amount of power that makes it to the rear wheels by as much as 10 hp and help the Tahoe RST
... read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/04/06/2018-tahoe-rst-is-muscle-car-chevy-suvs.html
Louisiana State Police responded to two separate crashes in the Houma area Saturday morning (March 18) that resulted in two deaths.
The first incident was a two-vehicle crash that fatally injured 31-year-old Britt Domangue of Houma, according to a report from State Police.
Authorities say Domangue was driving a 2011 Ford Ranger southbound on Highway 660 near Bayou Gardens Boulevard (map) before 6 a.m. when he ran off the roadway to the right. He struck a bridge guardrail before his vehicle reentered the highway, and authorities said he crossed the centerline and was struck by a northbound 2010 Honda Element.
Domangue was not wearing a seat belt and sustained fatal injuries, the report stated. He was pronounced dead by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the Honda Element, identified by authorities as Mercedes Patterson, 24, of Abilene, Texas, was properly restrained and suffered moderate injuries. She was taken by Acadian
... read more at: http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2017/03/2_killed_in_houma_area_crashes.html
Unlike some high-performance luxury cars, Cadillac bakes most of the important equipment into the CTS-V standard so buyers won’t have to spend a lot more to access the sedan’s ultimate potential.
What Is It?
The Cadillac CTS-V is a high-performance midsize luxury sport sedan based on the basic chassis and body shell of the CTS sedan. And to battle the best sport sedans from Europe, Cadillac installed a brutally powerful supercharged 6.2-liter V8. The sophisticated engine generates 640 hp at 6,400 rpm and 630 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm.
That’s just 10 fewer horses than the fire-breathing Corvette Z06. Cadillac backs this mill with an eight-speed automatic that can be manually shifted by steering-wheel-mounted paddles. Yes, the aforementioned Corvette makes a manual transmission available, but Cadillac representatives say so few would choose the option on the CTS-V
... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/cts-v/2016/
After a longer final lap than many expected, Ford’s attention to all things SUV finally turned to the Expedition. A long-awaited redo for the spacious family hauler finally arrives this year, and the 2018 Ford Expedition gets more than a “mane and tail” makeover. The new SUV will be available in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. A long wheelbase Expedition will be offered and is called Expedition MAX, which is a new name for the States. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced.
For all those worried the big SUV would go soft, the boxy and upright posture should allay your fears.
The body-on-frame SUV retains its truck underpinnings and adopts the F-150’s newest top powertrain duo of a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 and a 10-speed autobox. The combination should produce the best in class towing figures for full-size SUVs, according to Ford, but the automaker hasn’t yet announced those
... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/ford_expedition_2018
After a rocky launch, the Tesla Model X SUV is seemingly on its (silent) way into many owners’ hands.
It’s too early for 2017 details—the automaker doesn’t follow traditional model years like others, and rolls out changes on the fly—but Tesla is finally building 5-seater versions of the Model X and now offers fold-flat rear seats, which was an early and frequent gripe from owners.
It’s offered in 75-, 90-, and 100-kwh battery sizes, all with all-wheel drive, and one performance model, the P100D. Ranges start at 237 miles and go up to 289 miles.
The Model X earns an 8.2 out of 10 on our overall scale with plenty of points for efficiency and features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Style and performance
It would always be hard for Tesla to follow up on the great looks of the Model S. (Eds note: The Model S could be coal-powered and still
... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/tesla_model-x_2017
5 Series in Its Sights
In the past the CTS was a ‘tweener, larger than a BMW 3 Series but smaller than the larger 5 Series. With the entry-level ATS now in Cadillac’s portfolio, GM engineers had the freedom to size and position the 2014 Cadillac CTS more squarely against the 5 Series. Thus the 2014 CTS is larger than the outgoing generation, stretching 4.2 inches longer and riding on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase. It’s longer, in fact, than both the 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, with a wheelbase that’s right between the two.
Whereas the current 5 Series is derived from its larger 7 Series brother, the 2014 CTS is built on the lighter ATS platform. The result is that the 5 Series is porkier than it should be, and the CTS is more efficient with its mass. It’s hard to describe the 3,971-pound
... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/cts/2014/
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Like something straight out of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia, anarchists have taken to the streets to battle one of the city’s greatest threats – potholes.
According to Citylab, a particularly savage winter caused unprecedented damage to Portland’s streets. Bitter cold, heavy snows, and record rainfall all conspired to create car-destroying potholes.
“Record snow and record-low temperatures in December and January caused an unprecedented number of potholes on our streets,” Dylan Rivera, a spokesman for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, told Citylab. “This was followed by a record rainfall in February, hindering our ability to work on potholes because the patches need dry weather to be effective.”
Deciding to take matters into their own hands, a group of vigilante road repairers called Portland Anarchist Road Care formed last month to fill potholes, stick it to The Man, and fulfill the city’s unofficial motto, “Keep Portland Weird.”
“There can be
... read more at: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/03/16/portland-anarchists-fix-potholes/