Tag: Chevrolet

The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro: GM Rises to the Mustang’s Challenge

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Question: how is a 1965 Mustang like an iPhone? Answer: whether you like it or not, there’s no denying that it raised the bar and scared the crap out of its competition.  GM execs were well aware of this in early 1965, when they saw the public’s response to Ford’s new pony car.  They set about crafting an answer to the challenge, and would play a giant role in automotive history.

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Are Auto Shows Still Relevant? Post-NY Auto Show Musings

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Like a traveling circus that moves from town to town, yet another auto show has landed in Manhattan. Auto manufactures try to guide this circus by showing off everything from the mundane to their most exotic acts to keep the audience interested. There are parties, awards, and countless press conferences and releases. Auto journalists descend en mass to try and prop up the bland, and breathlessly overhype the most exciting cars. Car geeks show up to drool and blog about the latest and greatest, or pass judgment on perceived OEM mistakes. Finally, consumers are allowed in to check out vehicles as part of the shopping process– or perhaps just looking for something to do over the Easter Weekend.

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Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars

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Drive by a high school parking lot today and it’s full of SUVs and Camrys. Back in the 1980s, though, high school and college parking lots were jam-packed full of cool cars, driven by kids who weren’t satisfied with driving their mom’s Satellite sedan. See, in the 1980s, kids had these things called “part time jobs” in order “pay for their own stuff.” For a couple of grand, you could drive something interesting. And nowhere did more of those cars come out than Daytona Beach, Florida during Spring Break. Both the Sun-Sentinel and a photographer named W. Keith McManus documented Spring Break in the 1980s with photo essays.

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Corvette Z06 Goes Topless in New York, Drops Jaws

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If you love things that are topless, and you love the new Corvette Z06, then you may have a heart attack when you see this thing. It’s the new Corvette Z06 Convertible, and yes, it already made its web debut earlier this week, but now it’s here in the flesh sheet metal in New York.

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Oldies But Goodies: 220 Pre-war Cars Up For Auction

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Each gearhead has their own reasons for getting excited about an ancient collection of cars. For some it’s the mystique of it all. For others, it represents the chance to finish their own hotrod project. We’ll let you decide what it is about dusty barn-finds that turn your crank.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax: Chevy’s Surprise Small SUV

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Yesterday, about 25 journalists set out from NYC to Monticello Motorsport Club in upstate to test drive the all-new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and torrential rain grounded us. The weather gave us an interesting opportunity that we had not anticipated– seat time in the Trax– Chevy’s newest, littlest crossover.

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2014 New York Auto Show: What to Expect

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While it may not carry the same weight at Detroit or LA, the New York Auto Show ranks as one of the biggest auto shows of the year. In the past two years, we’ve seen big hitters like the SRT Viper, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and a few others make their world debut in the Big Apple.

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Beautiful Practicality: 5 Unforgettable Pickups of the 1950s

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World War II was still fresh in the minds of most Americans when these pickups were built. Each combines rugged good looks with solid mechanics and great design, showing that American know-how was alive and well during the decade of Elvis. We proudly present our five favorites here.

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625-HP Corvette Z06 Convertible Drops Its Top Before NY Auto Show

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If there’s one set of alphanumerics we’ve grown to love more than others in the Corvette lineup, it’s “Z06.” The hard-top Corvette Z06 Coupe made its debut this past January at the Detroit auto show. Now, Chevrolet is proud to present an unlikely convertible version of the Z06, with the same 625 horsepower under the hood in advance of the New York Auto Show next week.

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Ram Power Wagon v. Chevy 2500 High Country: Off Road or Luxury?

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There’s a battle brewin’ in the truck market. Well, there’s always a battle in the truck market, but this one concerns special editions of the big HD models from Chevy and Ram. It comes down to the question of how you like your expensive rig: off-road ready or a luxurious tank?

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