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It’s called the “Transit of Venus,” an extremely rare astronomical event in which Venus passes between the earth and the sun at just the exact right angle so that the planet is silhouetted against the solar disk — like someone punched a hole in the sun. As the day goes on, the tiny black dot that’s our solar system’s second planet will traverse the sun in an arch.
And then it won’t happen again until 2117.

[Source: CNN]

It’s called the “Transit of Venus,” an extremely rare astronomical event in which Venus passes between the earth and the sun at just the exact right angle so that the planet is silhouetted against the solar disk — like someone punched a hole in the sun. As the day goes on, the tiny black dot that’s our solar system’s second planet will traverse the sun in an arch.

And then it won’t happen again until 2117.

[Source: CNN]

This looks amazing!

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America’s Largest Car Museum Opens Tomorrow

If you’re from the Seattle/Tacoma area, then you’re more fortunate than the rest of us, because opening tomorrow, June 2, is LeMay Museum,
“America’s Car Museum,” located right next to the Tacoma Dome.

The building is shown in the first image above. It’s basically a beautifully crafted, four-story warehouse, holding some of the best classic and vintage cars the U.S. has ever seen. The museum was created by family and friends of Harold LeMay, the man with the largest car collection in the world. Every car inside the place was his and after he died, they wanted to honor him and celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile by sharing his collection with others and thank the car gods they did because the collection is extensive.

Take a walk through the building and you’ll find well known classics like several Model T’s, some great late-50s MOPARs, and of course some late-60s/early-70s muscle cars.

But look a bit deeper and you’ll find some seriously rare cars from America’s past including a single cylinder 1906 Cadillac Model M, a 1926 Oldsmobile Holden 30D, a beautiful 1928 Chrysler Series 72, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J, and a 1948 Tucker! In addition, there are cars from the many companies that weren’t around for too long in the beginning of the 20th century and some European cars like a Delorean, a 1965 Lotus 35, a Citroen 2CV, and a Bristol Bus.

Starting tomorrow, it will be the largest car museum in the U.S. They will be having a grand opening all this weekend and for $14, you get a slice of motoring heaven.

Photos via LeMay’s Facebook page and information via LeMay’s website.

Happy National Doughnut Day!! What’s your favorite type of doughnut?

Happy National Doughnut Day!! What’s your favorite type of doughnut?

New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

"More than half of NYC adults (58%) are overweight or obese," Mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeted Thursday. "We’re doing something about it."

The ban would outlaw such drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, food carts and any other establishments that receive letter grades for food service. It would not apply to grocery stores.

Critics — including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, which stand to be hurt by the proposal — quickly assailed it as “misguided” and “arbitrary.”

The New York City Department of Health will submit the measure to the Board of Health on June 12. There will then be a three-month comment period before the board votes on the proposal, officials said.

"If approved, the city’s proposal would take effect six months after Board of Health approval and would be enforced by the city’s regular restaurant inspection team," a statement from Bloomberg’s office said. "Restaurant owners will have nine months from the adoption of the proposal until they face fines."

What do you guys think about this push to ban “big sugary drinks” in NYC? Agree or disagree?

Read more at CNN

We present to you: the 2013 Cadillac XTS, due to hit our showroom very, very soon! 

We present to you: the 2013 Cadillac XTS, due to hit our showroom very, very soon! 

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a time to spend with family, take in the sun, and remember those who served in honor of our great nation!

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a time to spend with family, take in the sun, and remember those who served in honor of our great nation!

Millions to Hit the Road this Memorial Day

If you’re hitting the road this holiday weekend, remember that millions of other travelers will be joining you.

The American Automobile Association estimates there will be 34.8 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles over the Memorial Day weekend, which begins Thursday for some lucky travelers. It’s a 1.4 percent increase in total travelers compared to last year’s Memorial Day.

Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend?

[Source: AOL Autos]

Blast from the Past: 1957 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham

Blast from the Past: 1957 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham

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1962 Cadillac Coupe Deville.

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Happy Friday! Did you know today is “National Bike to Work Day”? Did you bike to work today?

Happy Friday! Did you know today is “National Bike to Work Day”? Did you bike to work today?