The KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship is a premier driver development series, and runs as a supporting event for many CART races. The series also has a coveted spot at the Montreal Formula One Grand Prix and is the featured event at the Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix in Quebec. Current and past standouts who graduated from this series include World Champion Jacques Villenueve, Indy 500 Winner Danny Sullivan, Michael Andretti, Bobby Rahal, Patrick Carpentier, Richie Hearn and Jimmy Vasser. 1997 Championship winner Alex Barron is the latest Atlantic graduate to go directly to CART, landing a ride with Dan Gurney's All American Racers for 1998.
The Atlantic was a passenger train operated by VIA Rail, serving both Canadian and U.S. territory between Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was previously operated by Canadian Pacific Railway as The Atlantic Limited between Montreal and Saint John, New Brunswick. It formed part of the transcontinental service for both systems.
"Atlantic" is a song performed and composed by English piano rock and alternative band Keane and is featured on their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea as the opening track. The cover of the album is also the illustration representing the song in the inner pages of the book-shaped CD+DVD edition. The song was premiered at a secret gig in London on April 5 2006.