2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Production Begins at Oshawa Assembly Plant

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Assembly Plant

Oshawa, Ontario– Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. today visited Oshawa Assembly Plant to mark the start of regular production for the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, which will arrive at U.S. dealerships beginning in February. Continue reading

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A New Chevrolet Sold Every 7.4 Seconds in 2010

A New Chevrolet Sold Every 7.4 Seconds in 2010

Chevrolet sold 4.26 million vehicles globally in 2010, an average of one every 7.4 seconds. As a result, Chevrolet’s share of global vehicle industry sales grew by 0.35 points as the brand accounted for about 5.8 percent of all vehicles sold worldwide in 2010. Continue reading

Paddock mails bankruptcy letter to creditors

Motor City first reported that the muscle car parts mail order giant The Paddock closed its doors on April 30th, and had since filed for bankruptcy. We have recently obtained a copy of the letter they have sent to their creditors. Continue reading

Corvette Tour and Delivery Options

Tour & Delivery Options for Corvette
Plant & Museum Tours Available

Thousands of people each year come to the Chevrolet Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky & the nearby Corvette National Museum to get an inside look at the great American sports car.

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The Paddock muscle car parts company heads to the auction block

Motor City Muscle Cars first reported the Paddock had closed and was looking to restructure. Now the muscle cars parts company and it assets are due to be auctioned off. Warehouse and Showroom Items to be Auctioned at Company’s Knightstown, IN facility on July 29. Sealed Bids Being Accepted for Company’s Intellectual Property.

Avon, IN  May 22, 2010 — The down economy has claimed another victim—The Paddock, a mainstay in the muscle car parts business for over 40 years. Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers (www.KeyAuctioneers.com) announced today that it will auction the company’s parts inventory, showroom items, collectibles, vehicles, and equipment at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Knightstown facility.

The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.
The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.

The July 29 auction is expected to draw thousands of muscle car enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond. Continue reading

Win a trip to the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!

Did you miss Moab? Do you scan magazines and troll the web to see the latest concept cars and hottest new products? Well… Don’t miss SEMA!

The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive car show and product showcase. With more than 3.2 million sq. ft. of concept cars, aftermarket vendors and over 2,500 new products on display, right off the Las Veags Strip,  not only is it the hottest auto show on the planet, it is the world’s largest automotive party!. The only problem? The SEMA Show is this exclusive trade show is for  Automotive Aftermarket industry personnel insiders only. Continue reading

C6.R to Race in 2010 Le Mans, 50 Years After Corvette’s First Appearance in Legendary Endurance Race

DETROIT – Fifty years after Corvette first thundered down the Mulsanne Straights the iconic muscle car is headed back to Le Mans. Corvette Racing’s second-generation C6.R will be powered by a new 5.5L production-based V-8, to compete in the new unified GT class in the 2010 American Le Mans Series as well as the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The updated C6.R and  the Corvette ZR1 on which it’s based represent the strongest link yet between a production Corvette and the modern Corvette Racing team. Both cars are well-equipped to compete on and off the track with showroom competitors including Aston Martins, BMWs, Porsches and Ferraris.

Corvette has a long history of production-based endurance racing, making its first appearance at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1956, and its first appearance at Le Mans in 1960. Then Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov leveraged the racing program to improve the production Corvette, as evidenced by the development of heavy-duty and high-performance components and the introduction of the race-bred Z06 option on the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. Continue reading

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