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Rick Hendrick Takes Delivery of the First Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Rick Hendrick Takes Delivery of the First Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

We can only imagine how long of a wait it is when you pay more than $1 million without your purchase being delivered to you for few months.

Back in January, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick paid $1.1 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction for the very first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (see a video of the auction above). That was back in January and now, we’re a week away from saying goodbye to September.

The almost 10 months it took for Hendrick to finally see his million-dollar purchase came to an end when he was finally handed the keys to the first production Corvette Stingray C7 late last week.

Talk about finally seeing a return of your investment. We’re happy to see Hendrick finally have his Corvette Stingray, even if it took a long time to come. At least he can finally sleep easy at night knowing that his $1.1 million sports car is now sitting in his garage.

All that’s left for the NASCAR team owner is to wait for the first production Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible that he also won via auction last April. The price he paid for that one? $1 million.

There’s no confirmed delivery date yet for the first production Corvette Stingray Convertible, but chances are, the keys won’t be in Hendricks’ hands at least until the end of the year.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

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Video: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Spotted on the Set of Captain America: Winter Soldier

Video: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Spotted on the Set of Captain America: Winter Soldier

A lot of automakers have taken to movie tie-ups to promote their latest line of vehicles. Audi, in particular, has done it in all the Iron Man movies.

Well, now it looks like Chevrolet is doing the same, except that instead of Iron Man, it’s tying up with Captain America.

In this video captured by YouTube user Jason Vandervliet, a black 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was seen making an appearance in the set of Captain America: Winter Solider in Washington D.C.

The car, it appears, was being driven by Scarlet Johansson who plays Black Widow in the movie. Look a little closer and you might notice what looks like Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, coming up to the Corvette to have a little chat with his co-star.

There has been no confirmation regarding a potential marketing partnership between Marvel Studios and Chevrolet. But if there is one, they couldn’t have picked a better car to promote than the Corvette Stingray.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Texas Edition

2014 Chevrolet Silverado Texas Edition

Everything is bigger in Texas, so they say. And apparently, that even extends to the choice of vehicles the folks down there are inclined to buy. We actually don’t know this but according to Chevrolet, one out of every six full-size pickups are sold in Texas.

That’s a pretty telling number and partly explains why the Bowtie decided to unveil a special-edition Silverado exclusively for the Lone Star State.

The model is called the Silverado Texas Edition and according to Chevrolet, it was built to recognize the strong bonds between Texans and their trucks. That’s awfully touching.

But the Silverado Texas Edition has no sentimental bone in its body. It’s rugged as rugged can be with the added benefit of a few new components, including body-color outside mirror caps and door handles, a locking rear differential, a trailering package, Texas Edition badges, and a set of 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels. And that’s just for the midlevel LT trim. For the LTZ trim, customers get all of the aforementioned goodies in chrome to go with a Bose premium audio system.

And lest we forget, the Silverado Texas Edition can be had with a choice of two powertrains: a 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 285 horsepower for the LT and a 5.3-liter V-8 with 355 horsepower for the LTZ.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the accompanying press release for the Silverado Texas Edition

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First Corvette Stingray Crash Takes Place in Arizona

First Corvette Stingray Crash Takes Place in Arizona

Just like most hyped-up sports cars and supercars, the first reported crash of said car is always a big deal, as it inevitably shoves the poor driver into supercar in infamy.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one such car and as fate would have it, and it didn’t take long for the first reported crash of the Stingray to make the news.

According to the folks over at Digital Corvettes, the crash took place somewhere in Arizona after the driver of the Corvette Stingray lost control of the sports car, sending it careening into a guardrail before "bouncing back to the rocks" as the image shows.

From what people in forum have said, the crash happened in a section of road with tight switchbacks that seems to suggest that the Corvette could’ve been running faster than it should for the driver to lose control. The photo of the Corvette Stingray makes it look like it got dinged up pretty bad, but forum poster, gpetry, said that the car was in worse shape than the photo suggests.

Tough luck for the driver and worse for the not-yet-released Corvette Stingray. We’re just hoping nobody was seriously hurt from this crash.

Credit to "gpetry" for the photo

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Joe Flacco Wins Super Bowl 47 MVP, Takes Home a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Joe Flacco Wins Super Bowl 47 MVP, Takes Home a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Joe Flacco won a whole lot more than just a Super Bowl championship after leading the Baltimore Ravens to their second title in team history. Sure, he threw for 287 yards with three touchdowns and also won himself the game’s MVP award.

But we’re more interested in what Flacco’s coming home with: a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

You could make a case that Ravens receivers Anquan Boldin and Jacoby Jones also deserved the MVP award, but we have no problem with Flacco winning it. The man proved up to the task and showed that he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks in the NFL.

Seeing as how somebody can apparently win a 2014 Corvette Stingray by playing football and leading his team to the Super Bowl title, then we would’ve signed up to play football a long time ago.

Ok, maybe not.

In any case, congratulations to Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens for winning Super Bowl XLVII. Certainly well deserved!

Mi>Click past the jump to read GM’s press release

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Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Sells For $1.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson

With our sincerest apologies to the SRT Viper, you sir, have just been trumped big time. When the first production Viper sold for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Orange Country last June, we thought that the figure was pretty impressive.

Turns out, it didn’t even get to sniff a third of the winning bid price the first production Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray received over the weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale.

$1.1 million was the winning bid for the Corvette C7 Stingray, proving without any hint of a doubt just how popular this American supercar has become since it made its debut a week ago at the Detroit Auto Show.

Not surprisingly, the winning bidder came from someone who knows a thing or two about Corvettes: NASCAR team owner and Corvette collector Richard Hendrick.

Proceeds from Hendrick’s...uhmm...generosity will go to a worthy cause, as the money will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, which is acclaimed in the U.S. for its outstanding automotive design program.

Big congratulations to Richard Hendrick for scooping up the first production Corvette C7 Stingray. Not only did he prove his worth as a serious Corvette collector, but more importantly, he’s sending his money to a school that will need the funds to develop the future of this industry.

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Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible Raises $400,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction

It’s only one of two COPO Camaro Convertible models in existence and the other one is sitting pretty at the GM Heritage Center so don’t bank on that hitting dealerships anytime soon.

So it’s pretty understandable that the COPO Camaro Convertible that hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale over the weekend fetched $400,000. The winning bid may be a surprise to some people, but in reality, it isn’t. Apart from the obvious exclusivity, this muscle car is also primed to perform, carrying a 327-cubic-inch engine and 4.0-liter supercharger that produces 550 horsepower.

Most importantly, proceeds from the sale of the COPO Camaro Convertible will go to the American Heart Association. We can’t imagine a better way to part with $400,000 than to use it to acquire a real two-off muscle car. He gets the car and the money he spent goes to a worthy charity that will undoubtedly have plenty of use for it.

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS "Breast Cancer Fight" Pace Car

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS "Breast Cancer Fight" Pace Car

This weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, a unique pink Chevrolet Camaro SS will serve as the official pace car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500. While the race itself will be something worth paying attention to, the pink Camaro pace car also holds a story unto itself, not because of its color, but because of what that color represents.

See, the car has been dressed in a two-tone pink and white color scene, which is similar to last year’s pink pace car, a clear and distinct nod to Chevrolet’s support of the American Cancer Society and the latter’s "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" initiative.

“For our 100th birthday in 2011, Chevrolet began its support of the American Cancer Society, and the generous response from our dealers, employees and customers told us we needed to help the Society fight for more birthdays,” said Don Johnson, vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service.

“At Chevy, we believe everyday heroes can accomplish extraordinary things, and it is in this spirit that we work to achieve a world without breast cancer.”

As part of Chevrolet’s efforts this weekend, the automaker has promised to pledge $200 for every lap the Camaro SS "Breast Cancer Fight" Pace Car leads under the caution flag. A year ago, a similar set-up was arranged by Chevrolet, and when the race ran under 64 caution laps, the BowTie happily sent $12,800 in donations to the American Cancer Society.

“Last year, contributions of more than $900,000 supported the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against this disease,” said Roshini George, national vice president of health promotions for the American Cancer Society.

"As we approach National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, we want thank the Chevrolet family for its support and remind everyone to take the steps that make a difference in our fight against breast cancer.”

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Video: 1969 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro gets 'race-track' make-over

Video: 1969 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro gets ’race-track’ make-over

In case you’re wondering where American ingenuity went, you can look no further than Slot Mods, the makers of hand-made, custom race tracks to find your answer.

Taking a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro dressed in the legendary deep blue Sunoco finish of Roger Penske’s old Trans-Am race car, Slot Mods went about and customized it to be a different kind of eye candy. No, they didn’t rebuild it to run out on the track, but rather, they customized it to be the track itself.

Taking their expertise on building custom race tacks and using it to the full hilt, Slot Mods managed to turn an old race car into one that brings the track with it. If for nothing else, it makes for the kind of conversation-starter that Slot Mods has come to be known for.

Check out the video of the Slot Mods race track build on a 1969 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro. Really, you couldn’t make this stuff up - even if you wanted to.

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro "King Camaro" by Florida Famous Mad Marks Stereo

2012 Chevrolet Camaro "King Camaro" by Florida Famous Mad Marks Stereo

Well, this is pretty excessive...

Actually, "excessive" even feels like an understatement, especially when you’ve had the time to process exactly what you’re looking at.

In this case, what you’re looking at is supposed to be a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible SS. It still looks like a Camaro SS, at least for the most part, but what we can’t wrap our heads around is just how far Florida Famous Mad Marks Stereo took to giving this muscle car one of the most insane programs we’ve ever seen. For starters, the chrome wrap isn’t all that bad, as is the custom front grille, the red racing stripes, the LED strips on the hood opening, and the red headlights. We can live with those components and actually like them to a certain extent. But after that, things get a little hairy.

The standard-sized wheels have been taken off in favor of a new set of 32" versions. 32 inches, people. From there, the interior of the Camaro was dressed in a combination of red leather, red chrome, and other red what-have-yous to create a visual eyesore. Then, there are the speakers, which all look like planted mushrooms on a small field and probably have enough bass to make your ears bleed even if the volume’s at mute.

The finishing touch for this true one-of-a-kind Camaro? A double-sided LCD flat screen whose purpose in this whole cacophony of absurdity we still can’t seem to understand.

Then again, nothing about this program makes sense.

Find out how the King Camaro was born by watching the accompanying video after the jump.

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Comparison: Chevrolet Camaro 1LE vs. Ford Mustang Boss 302

Comparison: Chevrolet Camaro 1LE vs. Ford Mustang Boss 302

Experts have thoroughly exhausted the competition between the Mustang GT500 and the Camaro ZL1. That competition is getting so old that even we are beginning to tire of it. The results are quite crystal clear in that competition; the Mustang kicks the Camaro’s ass in a straight line, but the Camaro is a better road car that takes on twisty roads with much more grace.

One competition that has yet to be put to bed in the Mustang vs. Camaro rivalry is between two fairly even-matched opponents, the Mustang Boss 302 and the fresh-off-of-the-car-show-circuit Camaro 1LE. If you are wondering what “1LE” stands for, we’ll let you know. Back in the late 1980s – in the Camaro’s dark ages – Chevy put together a 1LE option package that included a radio and A/C delete, taller gearing for better acceleration, upgraded brakes, and an upgraded suspension. It was essentially a track-ready Camaro, which is a bit of an oxymoron for that era Camaro.

This new 1LE model is pretty similar to the one of yesteryear, sans the deletion of much-needed comfort items. We’ll get into more of the specifics in a bit.

So, how well does the Camaro 1LE stack up to the mighty Mustang Boss 302? You’ll have to click past the jump to read our full comparison to find out.

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2013 Mustang GT500 vs 2013 Camaro ZL1 - Florida Heat Beats the ZL1

2013 Mustang GT500 vs 2013 Camaro ZL1 - Florida Heat Beats the ZL1

We have seen the competition between the 2013 Mustang GT500 and the Camaro ZL1 get exhausted in the last few weeks, so seeing yet another comparison doesn’t really interest us much. Then again, if that competition is happening live on a public track and it is between two competitors that have been jawing at each other via forum flame posts, well, we suddenly become extremely interested.

So the story begins with us taking a short trip from the TopSpeed offices down to the Miami Homestead racetrack for a day full of watching various cars tackle the track. We stumbled upon this situation of a stock 2013 GT500 with under 1,000 miles on its clock and 650 ponies under the hood, and a Camaro ZL1, which was modified by Torq and is touted as a true racecar, ready to go head-to-head to settle their online feud of which is better.

The Camaro ZL1 admittedly had supercharger overheating issues in the past, so Torq installed a high capacity water pump to help aid in the cooling. Apparently, Torq overestimated the capacity of the new pump before heading to Miami and the blazing hot South Florida sun resulted in the engine overheating. Yeah, Torq forgot an important fact, if you install a high-capacity water pump, you need to raise the amount of coolant stored in the cooling system.

Ironically, Torq is quoted as saying that pitting the GT500 against this modified ZL1 is “like bringing a knife to a gun fight” and we agree, because the GT500 is better known as a drag-style car and the ZL1 truly is a better road handler. Let’s see if Torq can rectify this issue and get us a good race to see.

06/03/12 Update from Torq: Okay, so it appears as if our article ruffled some feathers in regards to the guys involved in the race and they made it clear that there were a few misunderstandings in our article. We will further clarify what we were intending to demonstrate, as well as include some of the other details that Torq has kindly provided us.

First and foremost the statement that the ZL1 is more of a true racecar than the GT500 was not intended to be taken as a statement by Torq. This is the common consensus of the automotive industry, as the ZL1 is a best suited on a road track, whereas the GT500 is better on the drag strip, though both perform well on either track style. This has nothing to deal with any modifications performed on either car, but rather a statement of the fact around each stock model.

According to a Torq rep, the GT500 is not as stock as we thought it was. Turns out the GT500 is boasting a cold air intake and a performance ECU tune. Torq claims that this puts the GT500 up to 740 to 750 horsepower. And, yes, we rounded the GT500 down to 650 horsepower, when it is in fact 662 ponies. Also according to Torq, the ZL1 is at a drastic horsepower disadvantage, which we, of course, expect, given the factory performance differences.

It also turns out that Torq actually did attempt to compensate for the addition coolant flow by adding in an aftermarket heat exchanger that adds about two additional gallons to the cooling capacity and experimenting with several auxiliary coolant reservoirs, without success. Unfortunately, Torq did not specify why the ZL1 was running hot.

In closing, we are not taking side with either car. We were excited to see this type of real-life comparison take place and unfortunately, it did not. So hopefully you guys can get this heating issue worked out and back onto the track.

On an aside, you can catch the ZL1 in an upcoming issue of GM High Tech, so it is very clear that these guys are no amateurs.

Update #3 from RevanRacing

The GT500 did not have a full blown aftermarket cold air intake but a "factory" ford racing part that is known as a resonator eliminator and makes the supercharger whine louder. The car did have a tune estimated at around 60+ horsepower.

No doubt we will here more about the Torq ZL1 fight against RevanRacing GT500 in the near future because if there is something we have learned, it is that loosing is not an option for any of them.

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Video: Deer Meets Corvette Z06 at Triple-Digit Speeds... Deer Loses

Video: Deer Meets Corvette Z06 at Triple-Digit Speeds... Deer Loses

I have had the pleasure of driving along the side of an 18-wheeler on the interstate when it collided with a deer. While there was no damage to my “precious” Hyundai Accent, I was scrubbing atomized deer meat from my car that night. So if that’s what happens at circa 50 mph, what would happen at triple-digit speeds?

Well, I guess I can scratch that question off of my list, as we get a good look at it in the above video. At HyperFest in good ‘ol West Virginia, James Greenwood was cruising around the Summit Point track enjoying the friendly race. It was so friendly that as he passed a slower Mustang, he gave the driver a quick wave.

Just after that wave comes a deer bolting from the left of Greenwood’s Z06 `Vette and *wham* no more deer. With the sloped front end of the `Vette, the deer obviously didn’t disintegrate like one does when it meets a speeding semi, but we bet that deer sure did fly rather high in the air.

You can see that Greenwood learned a valuable lesson, always have your visor pulled down when racing, as he almost catches some glass and various deer components in the face. Fortunately his reaction time is quick enough and he got his arm up in time to block his face.

Greenwood was just fine, of course, but the deer and the Z06 were likely both put out of commission. The Z06, will likely spend the next few weeks in a body shop. The deer, well, who knows what West Virginians do with roadkill deer meat…

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1963 Chevrolet Impala SS "Mystery Motor"

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS "Mystery Motor"

If we were to say the name “Robert Glenn Johnson Jr” not many people, besides hardcore NASCAR fans, would know who we are talking about. However, mention the name Junior Johnson and “Mystery Motor” and nearly every NASCAR fan knows what we’re talking about. If you haven’t figured it out, Robert Glen Johnson Jr and Junior Johnson are the same person.

The Mystery Motor refers to Junior Johnson’s most famous car, which was a 1963 Chevy Impala SS with an extremely rare Mk II engine. This engine was a very limited production model that was wedged between the Mk I 438/409 engine and Mk IV 427 engine. This engine only saw roughly 50 total units produced, though some claim there were only 18 ever produced, making it one of the rarest GM engines ever built.

Shortly after these engines went out to various Chevrolet drivers, Chevy pulled the plug on its race sponsorship and the owners of the cars were stuck with modifying and fitting the engines themselves. Junior Johnson’s Mk II 427 wound up being the most powerful built at the time and resulted in a total of seven wins, nine pole positions, 13 top-5 finishes, and 14 top-10 finishes in just 33 races in the 1963 season. Its overall power and rarity earned it the name “Mystery Motor.”

Following the 1963 season, Chevy had began production of the Mk IV 427, rendering the Mystery Motor ineligible for NASCAR competition and reducing Johnson’s win total to less than half the following year.

If you have ever wanted to own a piece of automotive and NASCAR history, this is your chance, as RK Motors Charlotte has put Johnson’s 1963 Impala SS up for sale, Mystery Motor and all.

Click past the jump to read our full review.

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Pro Touring

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Pro Touring

In 1963, Chevrolet released an all-new Corvette to replace the C1 generation. This Corvette featured a high beltline and the body featured more chiseled lines. The C2 Generation `Vette was nicknamed the “Sting Ray” by its designers, Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda, and that eventually became adopted as part of the name and the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was born.

The 1967 model year was the final one for the Sting Ray, but it was also its peak year, as its top level L88 427 cubic-inch power plant produced upwards of 500 horsepower, even though Chevy claimed it only produced 430 horsepower. The lower engines, the L68 427 and L71 427, were no chumps either, pumping out 400 horsepower and 435 horsepower, respectively.

Classic car specialists, RK Motors Charlotte, decided that the stock Sting Ray was just not enough and decided to heavily modify this classic muscle car. The resulting vehicle is the sexy and ultra-desirable 1967 Corvette Sting Rat Pro Touring, a one-off special edition designed by the folks at RKM.

Typically, we are totally against the hacking up of a classic muscle sports car like the Sting Ray, but RKM has a habit of improving these cars without ruining the original look and feel of them.

Click past the jump to read our full review and see if RKM hit a homerun, or struck out, with this Pro Touring Sting Ray.

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette "Bomber `Vette" by S&S Motorsports

1969 Chevrolet Corvette "Bomber `Vette" by S&S Motorsports

Every car buff simply loves beautifully restored cars, and that’s a very simple fact. One version of car restoration that is starting to gain a lot of traction recently is performance restoration. This is not just making the car look new, but also bringing its performance specifications to a point that the engineers at the time could have only dreamed about.

This puts custom car builders, like S&S Motorsports in Sarasota, FL, directly in the spotlight. Not only does S&S do extreme restoration projects on older GMs and Fords, but they also build these aging legends into mechanical monsters.

One of these monsters hit Ebay recently, in the form of the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette “Bomber `Vette” by S&S Motorsports. From a distance, this Corvette looks like it is yet another impeccably restored `69 Corvette, but up close it is easy to tell this is anything but just another `Vette. Add in a quick peak under the hood and your suspicions will be confirmed; this is an absolutely intense piece of 43-year-old muscle.

You might be wondering exactly what this bad boy is packing under that sleek-looking, reverse-opening hood…

Click past the jump to read our full review and have a look at what S&S has done this time.

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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 "Old Reliable"

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 "Old Reliable"

Super Stock NHRA racing is likely one of the most badass motorsports on the planet, or at least it was back in the 1960s. It was once about as close to stock vehicles as you could possibly get, yet they still screamed down the track.

One of the dominant and most memorable cars of the 1960s was Dave Stickler’s Camaro Z/28 dubbed “Old Reliable.” After it claimed the Stock Car World Championship in the 1968 season, “Old Reliable” was retired and sold.

In 1993, a buyer used VIN data saved by the Sticklers to track down this beast, after it had been repainted and raced in various events across the nation. Few actually knew what the Camaro once was, but this buyer knew what it was and wanted it, badly. According to some sources, when this buyer went to buy “Old Reliable,” it was actually scheduled to be chopped up for scrap metal.

One question that comes to mind is how good of condition can a car that was about to be scraped be in? From what we can see, this thing is in excellent shape and is certainly set to pick up a premium price, now that it has been listed for sale on Ebay by RK Motors Charlotte.

Click past the jump to read the full review.

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1972 Chevrolet Corvette Moray GT

1972 Chevrolet Corvette Moray GT

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Motion Performance was the largest company that performed aftermarket tuning on GM vehicles. While designing the Corvette Manta Ray GT, one of many Motion Performance-tuned vehicles, builders used a 1972 `Vette as a model to explore different design schemes and see what worked.

This concept car made its auto show rounds, changing owners many times in the process, but most enthusiasts simply saw it as a deformed version of the Manta Ray GT. Several years ago this custom Corvette made its way back onto the selling block and when its original builder, Joel Rosen, was question about it from a potential buyer, he wrote it off as a poorly duplicated version of one of Motion’s Corvette kits.

As time went by and Rosen learned a little more about the car, he came to find out that this was the long-lost and long-forgotten concept car he worked on in 1972. Talk about a strange set of events to lead up to finding one of the rarest Corvettes on the planet.

Ultimately, the detail that gave the Corvette away was a flawed paint job that remained underneath certain panels on the vehicle. This type of painting flaw – using a primer that it too dark for its yellow top coat – created a nasty green-like color that was later painted over with pearl yellow paint.

This awesome Motion Maco Shark/Motion Manta Ray GT hybrid is truly a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is lucky to be around, and collectors around the world can now find it for sale again on Ebay. Is this Custom Corvette Mutt up to snuff for a collector to sink some serious cash into?

Click past the jump to read our full review and find out.

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Super Bowl Ad: Bugs love the Chevrolet Sonic!

Chevrolet’s Super Bowl ad for the Volt was a little weird - and that’s putting it lightly.

But they certainly made up for it with this cute and funny ad for the Sonic, featuring bugs and insects of all kinds. Taking a stab at all those times when insects get wiped out by grilles, headlights, and wiper blades, Chevrolet decided to address this ad and put a creative spin on it: insects actually having some fun while riding a car.

Even one insect - we actually don’t know what it is - even gets slammed into the grille and bellows out a joyful scream like he had just ridden an intense roller coaster!

If insects were an actual market segment in the industry, this commercial will certainly shoot up sales in that demographic. But even if they aren’t, it’s still a pretty funny ad that will make you chuckle some.

And considering some of the ads that we’ve seen during the Game, chuckles have been hard to come by. That in itself is a victory for Chevrolet.

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS by Retro USA

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS by Retro USA

You would think the Chevrolet Camaro SS already exudes the kind of classic retro-modern look that the American muscle car has come to be know for. But even if there are already plenty of styling hints that point to that conclusion, a company like Retro USA still has something in store for all of us.

The US-based tuning firm specializes in splashing some ’retro-ness’ to your Camaro - their name, after all, is Retro USA - and recently, they presented their work for the Chevy muscle car.

The aerodynamic modifications are absolutely noticeable, beginning with a new front and rear bumper configuration, courtesy of Chrome-Tech Bumpers. The body panel is mounted to an existing fascia with two pre-taped thermoformed inserts that lift the bumpers off the fascia for a more authentic look. In addition, the program also includes 68′-69′ styled hood vents that provide that nostalgic and aggressive look. Rocker moldings have also been mounted to the existing rocker panel while new quarter moldings - available in either chrome or painted - have been constructed using chrome-plated injection molded ABS with painted flat black accents.

You only need to take one look at at this program to come to the conclusion that it is just what the Chevrolet Camaro SS needs to become a full-fledged American classic muscle car.

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Video: 100 Years of Chevrolet Racing Heritage

Video: 100 Years of Chevrolet Racing Heritage

Any company that makes it to 100 years has every reason to celebrate and Chevrolet is no exception. In the century that it’s been alive, the company has had many milestones, some more important than others. And that includes the world of motorsports.

In this video, Chevrolet has compiled snippets of some of the most important motorsport moments in their long and illustrious history. Chevrolet really dug deep into their archives just to make this three-and-a-half minute video and if you’re old enough to remember some of those moments, you can appreciate what the length of time really does to those with this long list of achievements.

A lot of of other autobrands have their history in auto racing, but very few have the heritage that the Bowtie has had. Any Chevy fan, let alone a racing fun in the purest sense of the world, should watch this video.

At the very least, it’s a short time capsule of sorts, one that you can look back on with fondness if you remember some of the greatest moments in Chevrolet’s long racing heritage.

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Video: Chevrolet Camaro ’Heritage’ Tribute

Camaro : Heritage from X7 Productions on Vimeo

If you thought the Transformers movie franchise did wonders for the Chevrolet Camaro’s marketing appeal, then you best be ready to watch this video because it’s going to blow you away.

We don’t mean that as a kind of hyperbole because that would do a disservice to the people behind this production. The video, which is titled ’Camaro: Heritage’ was made as a collaboration between Camaro5 and Camaro Generations members, to showcase a tribute of sorts for the Camaro heritage.

Over 10 current generation Camaros were featured in the video, as well as one of each past generation Camaro, in what can only be described as one of the most masterful and well-executed non-commercial fan projects we’ve ever seen.

We say that without a hint of exaggeration because this video is better than the hype we’re giving it. It doesn’t even matter if you’re not a fan of the Camaro. There’s actually a good chance that if you’re not, all you need to do is watch this video to turn into one.

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