Lebanon boy dies after dump truck hits cars on I-440 in Nashville

A two-year-old boy died Monday after a dump truck crashed into the back of his parents’ SUV on Interstate 440 in Nashville.

Logan Pederson was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after the accident with critical injuries. He died Monday afternoon, Metro police said in a press release.

Police said the driver of the Kenworth dump truck Shawn Gardner, 40, had been looking down at the time of the crash, searching for items that had fallen onto his floorboard.

Gardner was driving westbound on I-440 when the crash happened at about 9 a.m. near the exit to 21st Avenue South/Hillsboro Pike.

Police said as Gardner looked at his floorboard, he crashed into a 2008 Mercury Mariner driven by Logan’s parents. The Mercury then crashed into 2006 Nissan Frontier, which crashed into a

... read more at: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/05/15/lebanon-boy-dies-after-dump-truck-hits-cars-440-nashville/323818001/

1977 Toyota Hilux With Turbocharged LS1 V8 Swap Is Kind Of Crazy, Kind Of Awesome

Today, we have another dose of LS swap for you. This is a 1977 Toyota Hilux, except, there is not a Toyota powertrain under the hood. Not at all.

Instead, the Craigslist ad for the truck states a 5.3-liter LS1 V8 engine has been dropped in with a turbocharger for good measure. The LS1 was the first of the “LS” designation engines, which arrived in 1997 with the C5 Corvette.

In addition to the GM parts bin items, the Hilux is also riding on a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria’s suspension system with disc brakes at each wheel. The seller states the truck is very clean and that it’s also “fast as shit.”

Unfortunately, we don’t know what kind of power it’s producing, thanks to the long-standing tradition of crafting ambiguous advertisements on Craigslist. But, if you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia area, $10,000 takes this crazy machine.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/05/1977-toyota-hilux-with-turbocharged-ls1-v8-swap-is-kind-of-crazy-kind-of-awesome/

Used 2012 Cadillac SRX For Sale


Performance

The most significant change to the 2012 Cadillac SRX is the direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that features a Sport mode, and has a manual-shift capability that enables you to hold one of the intermediate ratios all the way to the engine’s redline.

Despite the increase in power, the direct-injected V6 is actually more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. For the front-wheel-drive SRX, it delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 city/24 highway mpg and 19 mpg combined (subtract 1 mpg in all categories for the all-wheel-drive model), on par with most of its competitors. There is also an “Eco” mode, which Cadillac says is good for squeezing out an additional 1 mpg. This engine is now capable of running on E85 fuel. More important, it can now run on regular gasoline, as many of the

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/srx/2012/

Arvada man missing after leaving for Super Bowl party

ARVADA, Colo. — The family of an Arvada man is looking for answers after he went missing during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Cody Stallings has lived in the Denver metro area for about 10 years. The 30-year-old works construction in Broomfield and has two young sons.

“He loves to go hiking. He loves to camp,” his mother Jan Stallings said.

His family is hoping he is off camping somewhere and just forgot to tell anyone.

“We just don’t know,” Stallings said. “There are so many things that go through your mind when you’ve got a loved one missing.”

Cody Stallings is 5-foot-10 and weighs about 180 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He drives a black Cadillac SRX with Colorado license plate number RPQ-212.

His mother said the family first realized Stallings was gone on Tuesday. Jan Stallings was visiting Denver from her home in Utah for work and planned to meet with

... read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/02/13/arvada-man-missing-after-leaving-for-super-bowl-party/

1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo Is The Donkiest Of Donks: Ebay Find

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” Sage advice, perhaps, but sometimes, it’s just about impossible to follow.

Such is the case with this 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, listed on eBay which sold for $17,100. How does one keep their mouth shut in the face of such blatant disregard for the virtues of tact, restraint, and common decency?

We’re being (mostly) facetious, of course; it’s really not that bad. We could get behind the idea of a donked-out Cadillac limo. The seller claims to have invested over $150,000 into the car, which was showcased at “opening games for the University of Miami,” according to the listing. It also appears in Triple C’s music video for the single Go featuring Rick Ross and Birdman, or so they say, although we can’t say we were able to spot it. You can, however, see it for a split second in

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/02/1994-cadillac-fleetwood-limo-is-the-donkiest-of-donks-ebay-find/

Used 2012 Cadillac SRX for Sale


Performance

The most significant change to the 2012 Cadillac SRX is the direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that features a Sport mode, and has a manual-shift capability that enables you to hold one of the intermediate ratios all the way to the engine’s redline.

Despite the increase in power, the direct-injected V6 is actually more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. For the front-wheel-drive SRX, it delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 city/24 highway mpg and 19 mpg combined (subtract 1 mpg in all categories for the all-wheel-drive model), on par with most of its competitors. There is also an “Eco” mode, which Cadillac says is good for squeezing out an additional 1 mpg. This engine is now capable of running on E85 fuel. More important, it can now run on regular gasoline, as many of the

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/srx/2012/

In Oregon auto fraud case, 1 car with 3 owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior.

“The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!”

She and her husband, Jim, bought the luxury sport-utility vehicle used from Jones 5 Auto Sales in November 2015, but within a week of bringing it home they realized they had a big problem: The Corvallis car dealership had shut down amid a criminal investigation, owner Shannon Jones had dropped out of sight, and dozens of people were coming forward claiming they had been ripped off.

The couple soon learned that the victims included two men who claimed to be the rightful owners of their Cadillac

... read more at: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/20/oregon-auto-fraud-case-1-car-3-owners/99420110/

Expect Trump to target these companies next

Guess who makes cars in Mexico: Not just the three automakers Donald Trump has called out for the practice (so far), but just about every big automaker. Is Trump going to go after them all? Quite possibly.

Trump has now targeted Ford (F), General Motors (GM) and Toyota (TM) for building cars south of the border, or planning to. But those automakers aren’t unusual; they’re basically following industry practice. Here’s the full alphabetized list of automakers that build cars in Mexico for sale in the United States, with examples of the cars imported from there:

Fiat Chrysler (Dodge Journey, Fiat 500)

Ford (Fusion)

GM (Chevrolet Trax, Cadillac SRX)

Honda (Fit)

Kia (Forte)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/expect-trump-to-target-these-companies-next-172627124.html

Portland’s anarchists: We’ll smash the state and fix your potholes

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/