George takes over as Pacers rally past Blazers

The Indiana Pacers entered Saturday’s home game against the Portland Trail Blazers on the back end of back-to-back games, having lost by eight in Dallas on Friday.

The Dallas loss was the last of five-game road trip into the Western Conference. Moreover, the Blazers are one of the NBA’s best offensive teams and the Pacers are one of the worst defensive teams in the league.

Every indication pointed to a rough night for the undoubtedly tired Pacers, but few would likely have anticipated the deluge that Portland inundated Indiana with from the start.

And even fewer would have predicted that the Pacers would survive and emerge victorious anyway.

Portland scored 44 points in the opening quarter and led by as much as 20 in the first half, but the Pacers managed to stay within range. Doing so allowed All-Star Paul George to work his magic in the fourth quarter. George scored 15 points in

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V Pricing

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/

Fleet of over 40 classic cars hidden in a Michigan garage and not touched for 30 YEARS sell for $300000 at auction

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

2 killed in Houma area crashes Saturday, State Police say

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

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

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/

Cadillac CTS Sedan

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

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/

Cadillac XTS Sedan

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport

The New Name for Fast
This is the first of Cadillac’s new Vsport models, which aim to bridge the gap between the brand’s standard offerings and its ultra-high-performance V-Series lineup. In this case, Vsport means an upgraded V6, standard all-wheel drive and a retuned suspension.

And this isn’t just any V6; it’s a 3.6-liter powerhouse that develops 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. General Motors engineers borrowed heavily from the tricks they learned from cars like the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V.

This engine is 90 percent new compared to the conventional 3.6-liter V6, and is structurally jacked up everywhere to handle the big boost. The net result is that there’s brutal shove on top from nearly any speed. The torque drop-off at the 5,600-rpm redline is fairly pronounced, but that’s of little consequence. By that time, the six-speed

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/xts/2014/

Public safety log for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

THURSDAY

7:55 a.m. – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call about the theft of a vehicle from Bensel Road, Hermiston.

9:13 a.m. – A resident outside Hermiston reported the male he gave a ride to the previous night came to his home, threatened him and left.

11:58 p.m. – Staff at First Assembly Of God Church, 1911 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton, reported the theft of plates.

12:31 p.m. – Stanfield police received a report of two vicious dogs at Mamie Street and Teale Court.

1:30 p.m. – A resident on Sky View Drive, Boardman, reported she has a protection order against a female who showed up at the residence.

2:14 p.m. – A Pendleton caller on Northwest 23rd Street reported an explosion or boom but saw nothing in the area.

3:50 p.m. – An Adams resident on Oro Street reported dogs

... read more at: http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/public-safety-logs/20170203/public-safety-log-for-saturday-feb-4-2017

Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Fetches A Fair Sum At Auction

Recently, we told you many of the essential props to AMC’s hit drama “Mad Men” would be hitting the auction block, including the 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville driven by main character Don Draper.

And, no surprise here, the car has official sold during the Screenbid auction for a cool $48,980. That number includes the $39,500 price of the 1965 Cadillac, and a 24 percent (!) commission for Screenbid. A high price tag, as Road Track reports Hagerty normally values Coupe de Villes of its stature around a mere $13,000.

The 1965 Coupe de Ville found plenty of screen time, as the show wrapped up its seven-season run. The vehicles found in the series played an essential part in portraying 1960s America on Madison Avenue, making the already pristine 1965 Cadillac quite noteworthy.

Other small pieces found their way to auction, too, such as ashtrays, pieces of furniture, clothing

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/08/don-drapers-1965-cadillac-coupe-de-ville-fetches-a-fair-sum-at-auction/

Feel Like A Modern Day Boss Hog In This 2003 Cadillac DeVille Convertible: eBay Find

There are a number of coachbuilding companies in the United States that will take your standard four door sedan and transform it into the open-top cruiser you always wished it was. Not every car was meant to be turned into a convertible, but we think this 2004 Cadillac DeVille sedan found for sale on eBay wears the ragtop pretty well.

The auction has since ended with the seller’s $14,995 asking price not being met after 3 offers. The full-size sedan has relatively low mileage, having travelled just 82,000 miles, and its Pearl White exterior appears to be in near-perfect condition. The interior is less well taken of and the additional exposure to the elements from the convertible top appears to have taken a toll on the white leather.

$15,000 is too much for a DeVille DTS of this year whether it has a convertible top or not. We have our doubts

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/fell-like-a-modern-day-boss-hog-in-this-2003-cadillac-deville-convertible-ebay-find/