Tiny Cadillac Eldorado Is a Mazda Miata Custom Abomination

We often say that no two Miatas are the same, and because the community around the MX-5 is so large, custom projects often get a lot of attention. But we don’t think anybody asked for this, a fake Cadillac Eldorado built on our favorite little roadster.

In short, it’s bound to get a lot of attention of the wrong kind, including from us. And that’s a shame, considering cheap Japanese cars always have a sense of humor baked into them, while this transformation probably required at least a hundred hours of work.

At the moment, we don’t have a lot of information about this car. It popped up on one of our favorite Reddit car threads and was clearly spotted at a car meet in Florida. Oh, Florida, why are you always behind the craziest stuff in America?

At the back, the transition from Miata to Eldorado is quite smooth.

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Strong Showing from Cox Automotive Retail Solutions Brands at 2020 Dealers’ Choice Awards Is Testament To Dealer Resilience In The Face of COVID-19

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This year, the auto retail industry faced unprecedented challenges that upended long-established business practices. However, shutting doors didn’t mean shutting down for many dealerships, who embraced digital adoption and successfully transformed a century-old industry in just a matter of months. That’s why the recognition of Cox Automotive Retail Solutions brands at the 2020 Dealer’s Choice Awards is especially poignant this summer.

“We extend our gratitude to the dealerships who chose us,” said Keith Jezek, president, Cox Automotive Retail Solutions. “We also want to congratulate those same dealerships for turning challenges into opportunities and the essential role they played in making our industry more modern and resilient than ever before.”

For 16 years, the Dealers’ Choice Award program has recognized the industry’s best vendors, suppliers, and finance partners by asking dealer principals, general managers, and dealership personnel to complete a 35-category online survey.

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New Kensington man struggling after parked car destroyed in shooting, crash

Jay Geyer has heard the sound of gunfire in his New Kensington neighborhood. Sometimes, it’s only fireworks, but often, it’s the real thing.

His life had never been touched by the violence surrounding him until the day it crashed into his car, destroying it.

Now his niece, Nicole Geyer of Lower Burrell, is trying to help her uncle replace the car through a GoFundMe campaign. She has a modest goal — $1,500 — so her uncle can get something semi-­reliable.

Nicole Geyer said she had to help her uncle, and the online fundraising campaign was the only way she knows how.

“He didn’t deserve this. He didn’t do anything wrong,” she said. “We are struggling to get him on his feet again. If you don’t have a car, it’s so hard

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Winter’s Coming. Will Canada’s Pandemic Bicycle Boom Last?

Since 1992, July for me has often meant spending three weeks driving thousands of kilometers to report on the cyclists competing in the Tour de France.

So even though I’m not there this year, it has still taken a bit of adjustment to deal with the tour being in September. Delayed and being held under special pandemic protocols, the race is nevertheless going on as coronavirus cases spike in France. Indeed, Nice was declared an infection red zone just as it was about to host the opening stages.

[Read: Masks in Place, the Tour de France Puts On a Brave Face]

Within the race, it looks as if the protocols have more or less worked. No team has had two positive tests, which would have forced it to withdraw. Although there has been a sprinkling of positives, including one from Christian Prudhomme, the race director.

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Gallagher Bassett Transportation Creates Major Case Unit for Claims

Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. (GB), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has launched the GB Transportation Major Case Unit (MCU), a claims handling center that focuses solely on clients’ most severe, complex and high exposure claims.

Transportation Practice Senior Vice President Keith Dunlap, who has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation claims business, leads the new unit.

In addition to Dunlap, GB’s Transportation Practice leaders include Lori Ilgenfritz, account principal; Jim Martin, MCU lead; and April Brackett, vice president, Industry Marketing.

Collectively, these leaders will drive industry-specific solutions and best practices for GB’s trucking and transportation clients — large corporate fleets, insurance carriers, captives and program administrators — who specialize in transportation risks, the company said.

Gallagher Bassett is a global provider of risk and claims management services.

Source: Gallagher Bassett

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Merritt man building mental health awareness with 120-km mountain bike race

Robin Humphrey, standing in front of the Lower Nicola Indian Band community, is competing in the 120-km Merritt Crown to prove that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

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September 19, 2020 – 11:47 AM

A Lower Nicola Indian Band councillor is competing in a 120-kilometre mountain bike race to prove that you can do anything you set your mind to, even if you face mental health and addiction challenges.

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Now five years sober and getting mental health support, he wants to complete the Merritt Crown to show others that they can overcome their own mental health challenges, disbelief

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After a century, Pacific Dining Car closing, will sell food online

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Los Angeles history: the famous Pacific Dining Car is closing its doors and selling some of its classic memorabilia.

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‘We always wanted something pristine without pretense,” said Idol. “You could go into the diner, coming from black tie affair or coming from the beach. For some odd reason it was okay.”

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Honda previews another electric car that will debut this month in China

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