Corvette C7.R and Z06 debuted in Europe at Geneva Autoshow 2014
Two great high performance Corvettes recently debuted in Europe: the Z06
and the C7.R racing vehicle. http://www.chevroleteurope.com/corvette
They were developed in parallel and provide unique benefits to both race
car drivers and driving enthusiasts.
Race car driver Oliver Gavin, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, and
Technical Communications Manager Patrick Herrmann discuss these two great
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Corvette Stingray at "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" UK Premiere - Long
The brand new Corvette Stingray was a red carpet star at the UK premier of
Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" UK Premiere, March 20th 2014
in London. http://www.chevroleteurope.com/corvette
Check out this long version from the premiere and look at what the
directors and the actors told Oliver Gavin, Corvette racing driver, about
the Corvette role in the movie.
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2015 Corvette Z06 – Track meets street in Chevrolet’s newest sports car
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is a triumph of design and engineering. But
Chevrolet didn’t stop there. With advanced technologies, a race-proven
bloodline and a supercharged engine delivering 659 horsepower and 881 Nm of
torque, the all-new 2015 Z06 launches Corvette into supercar territory.
Available to order from December 2014.
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Chevrolet Car Manufacturing in 1936 - "Master Hands" - Educational Documentary - Ella73TV
General Motors & Chevrolet produced this publicity film in 1936 to show the
general public how their new cars are manufactured. We see all stages of
the manufacturing process, from the foundry where parts are cast, the
assembly of cars, and finally the finished vehicles ready for sale. .
Ella73TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ella73TV2 - A curated collection of
old films, newsreels & archive footage spanning the 20th century.
Chevrolet Centennial - 100 Years
Chevrolet marks its centennial in 2011 and kicks off a year of anniversary
activities at the North American International Auto Show.
Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, in November 1911, by racer Louis
Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C. "Billy" Durant, who
developed cars that quickly earned reputations for performance, durability
and value. Those traits remain at the core of Chevrolet, which is the
world's fourth-largest automotive brand.
The electrically driven Volt leads Chevrolet into its second century and
redefines what a car means. It is the world's first mass-produced electric
vehicle with extended range, providing up to 379 miles of driving. That
means Volt provides the benefits of an electric vehicle without the range
limitations associated with other electric vehicles in the market --
expanding the boundaries of performance and efficiency. It exemplifies
Chevrolet's heritage of introducing advanced technology on value-driven
The forward-looking philosophy that nurtured Volt from concept to
production is also responsible for products such as the Equinox and Cruze,
whose value stories are validated by critical praise, third-party
recommendations and the growing numbers of customers who are new to
Chevrolet. Similarly, the Camaro and Corvette continue a
six-decade heritage of offering high-performance values, bringing advanced
technology to affordable sports cars. On the truck side, Silverado delivers
the greatest capability in the long history of Chevy trucks, with greater
capability and efficiency on the horizon. These vehicles were developed
with an eye on Chevy's past, ensuring they remain true to the brand's
commitment to bring more technology to more people.
This year, Chevrolet launches the all-new Sonic in North America. Next
year, the Spark comes to America, bringing the Chevrolet spirit to a new
and growing segment of smaller, highly efficient and fun-to-drive cars.
Chevrolet is also exploring a range of concepts and new-product segments,
building on the momentum generated by recent successful product launches to
put Chevy's in the driveways of a wider and more diverse range of
Cruze, Sonic and Spark are products of Chevrolet's growing global presence.
Indeed, the Chevy "bowtie" insignia is seen on vehicles in more than 130
countries and Chevrolet is leveraging those worldwide links to develop
products tuned for local tastes and needs, while delivering the brand's
trademark style, value and performance. Shared development procedures with
engineering and design centers around the globe also help deliver
better-performing, safer and more efficient vehicles. The Cruze, for
example, leads its segment with 10 standard air bags, and the Cruze Eco
model offers segment-best, EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 42 mpg.
The international ties that helped Cruze top its competitors in these
important areas will grow in the coming years.
Chevrolet enters its second century with great momentum. The next 100 years
will see Chevrolet help remake the automobile to complement the needs of
evolving societies and changing resources -- all with its iconic style,
performance and value.
Chevrolet 100 Years of History
Chevrolet Commercial - 100 Years of History and advertising. Featuring -
Knight Rider - Oprah - Batman - Bewitched - Bonanza - the Matrix - Glee -
Transformers - CoCo a.k.a. Conan Obrian. A great commercial for a Great
Company - Very fun to watch! Old Mill GM Toronto Ontario Canada Car
Dealership ...at jane and st. clair
Abandoned cars in forgotten junkyard
These pictures were taken in May of 2010 in the Michigan woods. The
junkyard is permanently closed and has posted no trespassing signs all over
the place. I spoke to the person who owns the property and was given
special permission to explore. This site covers 120 acres and is packed
with cars from the 1930's on up. I only had an hour to look and it must be
done on foot. Enjoy the pics, places like this just don't exist anymore.
Truely a rare find. Thanks to my buddy Chris for the tip on this hot spot.
How To Build a Chevy 383 Stroker - Part 1: Block & Crank
This is a new multi part series on how to assemble a small block Chevy 383
stroker motor (actually it is an internal combustion engine - "motors" are
electric - but I digress LOL).
MOST of the assembly applies to any small block engine. I have divided up
the assembly procedure into many parts so you can skip to the specific part
you are looking for, i.e: crank, camshaft, timing chain or how to adjust
This whole series was shot by myself with my iPhone so presenting, filming
and assembling could all be done smoother but "ir-regardless" I hope it
PS - For those of you who who did NOT get the joke and are taking the
"engine" and "motor" thing WAYYY too seriously, here are a couple
instructional aides to help you figure out why you have no sense of
humor.... also I would never use "ir-regardless" in proper English.
Thank you. Shannon http://www.corvettesandcustoms.org
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette
Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its
performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette,
which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and
Corvette's trademark sports car technology. Brought to you by Sports Car
Durant Motors - Classic Cars From The 1920's - Car Club
Durant Motors Inc. was established in 1921 by former General Motors CEO
William "Billy" Durant following his termination by the GM board of
directors and the New York bankers that financed GM.
Durant Motors attempted to be a full-line automobile producer of cars and
fielded the Flint, Durant, and Star brands which were designed to meet
Buick, Oldsmobile, Oakland and Chevrolet price points. Billy Durant also
acquired luxury car maker Locomobile of Bridgeport, Connecticut, at its
liquidation sale in 1922; in theory Locomobile gave him a product that
would compete against Rolls Royce and Pierce-Arrow. Durant Motors had a
relationship with the Dort, Frontenac and DeVaux automobile name badges.
The Rugby line was the export name for Durant's Star Car line. However,
from 1928 to 1931 Durant marketed trucks in the US and Canadian markets
under the badge Rugby Trucks. The Princeton, a model aimed at the Packard
and Cadillac price point was planned, but never realized; also planned was
the Eagle car line but it never made it off the drafting tables.
Durant co-founded a truck-making subsidiary, Mason Truck, and also acquired
numerous ancillary companies to support Durant Motors. In 1927 the Durant
line was shut down to retool for a brand new modernised car for 1928,
re-emerging in 1928 with Durant, Locomobile and Rugby lines in place, and
dropping the Mason Truck and Flint automobile lines and top-selling Star
car in April 1928. In 1929 Locomobile went out of production.
Initially, Durant Motors enjoyed success based upon Billy Durant's track
record at General Motors where he assembled independent makes Chevrolet,
Oakland, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. However when sales failed to meet
volumes sufficient to sustain Durant Motors holdings, the firm's financial
footing began to slip. As a result, Durant Motors began losing market share
and dealers. The final models, produced under the Durant brand, rolled off
the assembly line in 1931 but continued in Canada as Durant Frontenac.
The Lansing, Michigan, Durant plant on Verlinden Avenue opened in 1920.
After the demise of Durant, it remained closed until GM purchased it in
1935. It restarted production for GM's Fisher Body division, later becoming
the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac factory. It was finally combined with another
Lansing plant to become Lansing Car Assembly. That factory was closed on
May 6, 2005.
Durant's former plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey housed one of the first
supermarkets in the 1930's, then was used as a cookie bakery by Burry
Biscuits for many years. It was in use as a warehouse when it was destroyed
by fire in December 2011.
Billy Durant died nearly broke at age 85 in 1947, the same year as Henry
Ford, age 83.
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