Cadillac Brings Carbon Black Sport Package To 2017 ATS-V Sedan And Coupe

Feast your eyes on the new Carbon Black package for the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V. Offered on the 2017 ATS-V Sedan and Coupe, the Carbon Black sport package “further enhances the engaging performance and striking design” of Cadillac’s compact super sedan and super coupe.

The Carbon Black package for the 2017 ATS-V offers the following content:

2017 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan Carbon Black 003

Availability

  • Models:
    • 2017 ATS-V Sedan
    • 2017 ATS-V Coupe
  • Exterior colors:
    • Velocity Red
    • Black Raven
    • Phantom Gray Metallic
    • Red Obsession Tintcoat
    • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Interior colors
    • Jet Black
    • Light Platinum

Pricing

Pricing for the 2017 ATS-V with the Carbon Black sport package has not yet been announced. We expect pricing information to be released when 2017 model year vehicles go into production in the August/September 2016 timeframe.

Carbon Black Sport Package For Non-V ATS

The Carbon Black sport package is also available for the (non-V) 2017 Cadillac ATS, albeit with slightly different content. See more on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Carbon Black sport package.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/07/cadillac-ats-v-carbon-black-sport-package-announced/

Homemade Street-Legal ‘COPO’ Chevrolet Camaro Up For Sale: eBay Find

A street-legal Chevrolet “COPO” Camaro was recently listed on eBay for the price of $140,000. Since the listing was ended in less than a week we assume the seller, Rides Auto Sales, managed to get the price it wanted.

That may sound like a lot of money to some, but when you consider the fact that the Certified Race Chassis alone was $72,000 from Gas Monkey Garage, and all the work that’s gone into you’ll see how quickly it adds up. The engine work alone is extensive, but this Camaro was built and modified to be a top competitor at the track, yet still tame enough for street-use. Part of the work also included moving the engine back two inches in order to get more weight towards the rear. It’s registered as a 2013 Homemade Replica Camaro with a North Dakota title.

A fully-built LSA sits under the hood,

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/01/homemade-street-legal-copo-chevrolet-camaro-up-for-sale-ebay-find/

This Hong Kong Company Upset Canada’s Ginseng Industry

Peter VanBerlo has $2 million worth of premium North American ginseng in 546 plastic-wrapped boxes, just waiting to be shipped to China. And waiting, and waiting.

His September harvest of the beige, gnarled roots—popular in China for their purported health benefits—is stalled because the biggest buyer, a company in Hong Kong, spectacularly melted down in January, leaving farmers like VanBerlo in limbo.

“It’s just stuck here,” says VanBerlo from below a black leather cowboy hat, at a storage facility behind his home in Ontario, Canada. “I don’t want it sitting here, the banks don’t like it sitting here. I’ve got to turn it into cash. And no one’s buying, because everyone is waiting to find out what happens with this big buyer.”

The “big buyer” is Hang Fat Ginseng, a Hong-Kong listed company founded by brothers Jeffrey and Matthew Yeung more than two decades ago. From its origins as a wholesaler of

... read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-04-20/how-one-hong-kong-company-upset-canada-s-ginseng-industry

Oregon train derailment spills oil, sparks fire – Eagle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A train towing a highly volatile type of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, igniting a fire that sent a plume of black smoke into the sky and spurring evacuations and road closures.

Eleven cars derailed Friday in the 96-car Union Pacific train and the railroad said several caught fire. The crash released oil alongside tracks that parallel the Columbia River.

All the cars on the train traveling to Tacoma, Washington, from Eastpoint, Idaho, were carrying Bakken oil, which is more flammable than other varieties because it has a higher gas content and vapor pressure and lower flash point.

The accident immediately drew reaction from environmentalists who said oil should not be transported by rail, particularly along a river that is a hub of recreation and commerce.

“Moving oil by rail constantly puts our communities and environment at risk,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the Center

... read more at: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/oregon-train-derailment-spills-oil-sparks-fire/article_7cc4491d-fecf-5d30-bec7-4ba0f77da3a4.html

1950 Buick Roadmaster Wrecker Defines ‘Americarnage’

The 1950s were indeed a simpler time. World War II had come to a close, and America was boarding the prosperity wagon. Innovation ran deep, too, evident in this example of post-WWII engineering.

This is a 1950 Buick Roadmaster wrecker. During the Great Depression, former luxury cars were often converted into wreckers, per Hemmings. However, the trend mostly died off as America went to war. But, this 1950 Buick is evidence some trends remained into the 1950s.

The vehicle is for sale, with the seller noting the mechanics of the car are remarkable, stating, “I believe this wrecker was custom built in the mid 1950’s by a Buick dealership near or in Oakland, California. The workmanship is superb. The boom actually retracts into the floor of the bed.”

The seller discovered the 1950 Buick wrecker in a collection years ago in California. Since the purchase, it has been stored until

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/04/1950-buick-roadmaster-wrecker-defines-americarnage/

Traffic deaths may have soared last year, as did miles driven

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The figures aren’t yet official, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s early estimates suggest that 35,200 motorists, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians died on U.S. roads in 2015–an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014.

That’s a remarkable uptick. In fact,

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1104828_traffic-deaths-may-have-soared-last-year-as-did-miles-driven

Columbus Ohio Wins $40 Million Smart City Challenge

Larry Ellison’s Private Eden Is Open for Business

Larry Ellison.

Uncle Larry

What do the 3,000-plus locals who live in Lanai think about their “Uncle Larry,” as he’s been nicknamed?

Everyone willing to go on the record was either sanguine or flat-out enthusiastic about what he’s done to the resort and for the island—new investments in infrastructure range from the small (such as trimming problematic trees) to the necessary (a new water filtration system) to the marquee (a resort-quality, Olympic-size public pool). There’s even a new state-of-the-art movie theater that all the islanders claim is the best in Hawaii.

The few potential dissenting voices—including a woman at the tiny airport who ominously said “do your research” when it became clear she was talking to a reporter—wouldn’t allow themselves to be interviewed.  

Mike Carroll, who has owned a Lanai City gallery off the main square for more than a decade,

... read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-04-13/four-seasons-manele-bay-lanai-hawaii

Hunting for Diamonds Under Canada’s Frozen Tundra

Atop candling, icy snow, CEO Rory Moore (R) of Kennady Diamonds, Chairman Jonathan Comerford (center) and project geologist Martina Bezzola survey their exploration area at the Kennady Kelvin Camp.

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Evans, Comerford and Kennady’s new CEO, Rory Moore, have flown into Kelvin Camp to go over the geological data. It’s a spare but cozy operation: two neat rows of red-walled sleep tents surrounded by an electric bear fence. There’s also a plywood office, communal washroom (hand sanitizer, no sinks), carb-heavy kitchen and a core shack. The latter is crowded with executives, a handful of camp personnel and Tom McCandless, an independent director of Kennady.

A geologist, McCandless, 61, has been wheelchair-bound since a desert bike accident in 1975. That’s never kept him out of the field; he’s spent the day gamely wheeling through snow. At frequent intervals Evans and

... read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-07-11/hunting-for-diamonds-under-canada-s-frozen-tundra