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Silverado Toughnology Concept Showcases Silverado’s Strength and Tech

Silverado Toughnology Concept Showcases Silverado’s Strength and Tech

The Silverado Toughnology concept is headed for SEMA and is poised to combat the 2015 Ford F-150, which marks the arrival of aluminum-bodied trucks. But the Silverado Toughnology won’t be sporting any aluminum. Instead, GM is touting the Silverado’s pure steel and the strength that comes with it. The General also hopes to show off […]

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Why the GM Toledo Transmission Plant Won Its Pollution Prevention Award

Why the GM Toledo Transmission Plant Won Its Pollution Prevention Award

Last week, during National Pollution Prevention Week, we announced that the GM Toledo Transmission plant was awarded a pollution prevention award by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Specifically, the award was a “Most Valuable Pollution Prevention” award, or an MVP2. Related: Longhorns Run Deep with New Chevy University of Texas Special Edition Silverado The GM […]

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NCM Motorsports Park Offers First High Performance Drive Event

NCM Motorsports Park Offers First High Performance Drive Event

The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park is open for business, and already, the park has lined up its first High Performance Driving Event at the end of this month. The event will be held from September 28th – 29th, with four run groups: beginner (green), low intermediate (yellow), high intermediate (blue), and advanced (black). You […]

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Goofy Road Trip Movies: Borat Review

Goofy Road Trip Movies: Borat Review

It’s been a long time since I first saw Borat, but I still remember how inescapable the film was when it debuted in 2006. Its star, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, had been playing the character (inspired by a Russian doctor he once met) for years on Da Ali G Show, which aired first in […]

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NCM Motorsports Park Insurance Coverage Offered

NCM Motorsports Park Insurance Coverage Offered

Imagine saddling up in your brand spankin’ new 2015 Corvette Stingray and heading out to the track for the very first time. Now imagine that somehow, someway, you accidentally scrape that Stingray along the sidewall or completely flip that baby over. Ouch (and we’re not just talking about your pain). Stay in Your Budget: Find […]

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NCM Motorsports Park Approaches Goal of 200 Events

NCM Motorsports Park Approaches Goal of 200 Events

The National Corvette Museum launched its Motorsports Park during its 20th anniversary celebration last month, and already, the park is close to its goal of booking 200 days of events for next year, at 189 at the time of publication. It is imperative that the NCM Motorsports Park reaches its goal, as the project was […]

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2014 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year Nominees Announced

2014 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year Nominees Announced

Let’s face it: 2013 was the year of the Stingray. I’m not ashamed to admit it, and nor should you be. The C7 Corvette completely dominated last year, easily raking in the most auto awards doled out all year. Among them were the North American Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s Automobile of the Year, […]

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Dealers Must Earn the Right to Sell the Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dealers Must Earn the Right to Sell the Challenger SRT Hellcat

On September 9, Dodge finally opened up the ordering process for the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to dealerships, who likely broke the internet trying to put in their eager requests. There has not been a vehicle launch from Dodge this exciting arguably since the launch of the Viper (whose price was significantly slashed […]

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Chevy Cancer Survivors Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day

Chevy Cancer Survivors Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day

Will donate teddy bears to children suffering from cancer

Today is National Teddy Bear Day (yes, that’s a thing), and General Motors is marking the occasion via teamGM Cares (it’s also teamGM Cares Week), which has three Chevy cancer survivors of the GM Asset Management team delivering 48 small teddy bears and one not-so-small teddy bear to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial […]

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2016 Chevy Equinox Updates Will Be Minor

2016 Chevy Equinox Updates Will Be Minor

Back in July, we announced all the updates you could expect for the 2015 Chevy Equinox, and hinted at our expectations of a complete overhaul sometime soon. Our guess was actually for 2016, but according a recent report out of Automotive News, all 2016 Chevy Equinox updates will be minor, and a big refresh will […]

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Car Wars: Darth Vader vs. Chewbacca

Car Wars: Darth Vader vs. Chewbacca

In the weirdest video that we have come across today, Darth Vader gets behind the wheel of a C6 Corvette to take on Chewbacca, who sets his sights on a fourth-generation Camaro and likely does not have a proper driving permit. The hilarious “Car Wars” video is meant to promote HP Motorsports, a new auto […]

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Pickups Led GM’s August 2014 Sales Charge

Pickups Led GM’s August 2014 Sales Charge

GM’s August 2014 sales were technically down 1 percent compared to last August, but on a selling day adjusted basis, total sales were actually up 2 percent, led by an 18 percent increase in pickup sales over last year. In total, General Motors moved 272,423 vehicles last month. Related: Valet Mode Helps You Keep Tabs […]

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Meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2015 Chevy Tahoe & VIP Trip Giveaway

Meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2015 Chevy Tahoe & VIP Trip Giveaway

Has it been a lifelong dream to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the flesh? Here’s your chance. Enter the 2015 Chevy Tahoe & VIP Giveaway, and not only could you meet the NASCAR superstar, but you could also be driving away in a 2015 Chevy Tahoe. (In total, the prize is valued at $60,000.) To […]

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GM’s Eye Tracking Devices to Target Texters

GM’s Eye Tracking Devices to Target Texters

Texting while driving has become one of this decade’s most pervasive safety issues. It is most certainly one of the stupidest and most preventable causes of car accidents—and deaths. And now, GM’s eye tracking devices are aiming to do something about it. The official report on GM’s eye tracking devices comes out of The Financial […]

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GM’s New 8L90 Eight-Speed Transmission to Extend to Other Models

GM’s New 8L90 Eight-Speed Transmission to Extend to Other Models

The 2015 Corvette Stingray introduces us to GM’s new 8L90 eight-speed transmission, but the gearbox will also find its way onto the 2015 Corvette Z06. General Motors will also pair the 8L90 eight-speed transmission with the 6.2-liter V8 engines on GM trucks and SUVs during a rolling update. (These models include the 2015 Cadillac Escalade […]

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Silverado’s New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Gets the Job Done

Silverado’s New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Gets the Job Done

The 2015 Corvette Stingray isn’t the only Chevy to get the Hydra-Matic 8L90. The Silverado’s new eight-speed automatic transmission is also the Hydra-Matic, mated to the available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, allowing for improved efficiency, although an EPA estimate has not yet been announced. Expect EPA numbers closer to the start of production on the Silverado […]

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[VIDEO] Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod

The latest installment of Jay Leno’s Garage features Jay Leno driving a vehicle that is quite the departure from his usual cast of cars, like the Challenger SRT Hellcat he took on earlier this month. In this episode (below), Jay Leno drives a 1967 Chevy C10 restomod—yes, a truck!—completed by Holley Performance Products. (While Holley […]

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A Taste of the 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

A Taste of the 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

Last weekend marked the 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise just outside of Detroit on the famous Woodward Avenue. Car enthusiasts from across the country (though admittedly mostly the Midwest) traveled far for this big event. This year, the Dream Cruise was open on Thursday and Friday night, with the big, all-day celebration held on Saturday. […]

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