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2015 Corvette and Silverado Atop Comerica Park Fountain This Baseball Season

For the past six years, the Chevrolet brand has sponsored the home run fountain above the outfield in Comerica Park in Detroit. It’s the perfect sponsorship for the Detroit Tigers, the baseball team of the Motor City. This year, models of both the 2015 Corvette and Silverado sit atop the fountain, which goes off with water displays and tiger growls after each Detroit home run.

2015 Corvette and Silverado Featured at Comerica Park

The Midnight Edition of the 2015 Chevy Silverado (shown) is featured at Comerica Park.

The Midnight Edition of the 2015 Chevy Silverado (shown) is featured at Comerica Park.

The specific models on display are a Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a Midnight Edition Silverado, both of which were placed on the fountain by a crane. The process of installing each car via crane took about three hours. “As the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, what better way could Chevrolet show our love of the game than by giving our vehicles a bird’s eye view of our hometown team?” asked Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “We like to think of these vehicles as the Chevrolet cheering section to drive those centerfield home runs.”

If these Comerica Park vehicles spark your interest, you might want to check out the new 2015 Silverado Custom Sport HD truck versions. These new trims, which debuted at the Denver Auto Show, give customers a new monochromatic look to consider when it comes to the Silverado. Come see us here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Silverado and Corvette in all their trims today!

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air and 1999 Corvette Sell for Big Bucks

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. recently turned to eBay to sell his 1955 Chevy Bel Air and 1999 Corvette, and the final bids did not disappoint. According to foxsports.com, the 1955 Chevy Bel Air sold for a whopping $90,100, and the 1999 Corvette went for an impressive $77,000.

The 1955 Chevy Bel Air is a one-of-a-kind car, built by Funkmaster Flex’s Team Baurtwell on a chassis modified by Jim Meyer Racing Products. The Bel Air features a 434 small block V8 engine that puts out 500 horsepower, a five-speed Hurst shifter with an 8-ball grip, and chrome wheels adorned with Earnhardt, Jr.’s former #8. Perhaps most unusual about the car is the fact that the odometer remained at zero miles. Apparently, Earnhardt, Jr. never bothered to drive the updated classic.

Both winners have the option of travelling to Little E to have the keys handed over personally, and receive an autograph on the vehicle itself. No word yet if either purchaser will take him up on the offer. (But seriously, who would pass that up, especially after spending that kind of money to own one of his cars?)

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we think it’s safe to say we’re a bit jealous. Did you miss out on the opportunity to bid on one of Earnhardt, Jr.’s cars? Stop by today – we’ll get you into a much newer version.

Corvette Stingray V8 Named Among Ward’s 10 Best Engines… Again

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The high-performance V8 engine that powers the 2015 Corvette Stingray has been named among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for the second consecutive year.

This time around, WardsAuto reviewed 37 engines and propulsion systems from 12 different manufacturers. To determine the top 10 winners, it looked at power, fuel efficiency, refinement, and new technologies compared to similar engines.

The 2015 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 Small Block 6.2-liter V8 combines several advanced technologies like direct injection, Active Fuel Management, and continuously variable valve timing to deliver the best of both power, responsiveness, and even fuel economy. It produces 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque yet still offers an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway with the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

“The 6.2L LT1 V-8 … proudly upholds the 60-year legacy of small-block engines from General Motors,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World digital magazine. “This one’s been re-engineered from head to torque converter, and the LT1 is the crown jewel of this massive engine family.”

Visit us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Corvette Stingray!

Corvette C7 Styling Will Rub Off on Future Chevrolet Vehicles

Future Chevrolet VehiclesThe new Corvette C7 took the world by surprise when it was revealed to have squared-off headlights and an unprecedentedly aggressive look. Because of the departure from the normal design, we were a bit concerned at first at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, but that apprehension soon gave way to awe when the sports car started racking up all the awards.

Today, we were pleased to learn that the Stingray’s styling will rub off on future Chevrolet vehicles, according to GM global design boss Ed Welburn.

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette,” he told Automotive News in an interview last week. “I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it’s taut, very lean, very sporty. That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet.”

This is no doubt likely to be controversial, so what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Shipping Has Begun

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping The Chevrolet Corvette has been thrust into the spotlight once again after it’s original introduction earlier this year. The current reason is 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping has begun. Vehicles are being delivered to early customers who paid at least the $78,995 base price for the coupe or $83,995 for the convertible.

Alert Santa Claus – 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Shipping Has Begun!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping

We would have been good all year if we knew the Corvette Z06 was on its way!

This price is humble when you look at the powerful 6.2-liter V8 supercharged drivetrain under the hood. It creates 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s an awe-inducing vehicle. The supercar is super, indeed, with a 2.95 second acceleration from 0-60.

The Corvette Z06 can make a quarter mile loop in 11.2 seconds in manual and 10.95 seconds in automatic. It reached top speeds of 127 mph at the end of that loop.

Santa, we have been good this year, and we promise you never have to bring us anything again. If you could just slip a Corvette Z06 under the tree this year, we would be the happiest people alive!

From Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we wish you holidays as super as the Corvette Z06.