Posts Tagged ‘General Motors’

Marsh Racing has announced that it has added veteran driver Bors Said to its Corvette Gran Am Series racing team to co-drive with Eric Curran.  Said will make his debut with the team at the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona Speedway, Saturday July 3rd.  Team owner Ted Marsh is hopeful Said will stay with the team for the remainder of the season.  Marsh racing in its innaugrual season in Grand Am is having to learn on the fly, as evidenced at Mid-Ohio last weekend when their day ended almost as soon as it began dropping out with an engine failure.  Story link is HERE

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Germany: A test driver for  Toyota in a LF-A collided with a test driver for BMW on highway 410 close to Nurburgring.  The driver of the Toyota died at the scene, the driver and passenger of the BMW are expected to survive.  More on the story HERE

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We will follow this series along.  Here is the next installment.  Watch for a beautiful yellow C4 part way through.  Link is HERE for the story. 

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El Mirage, AZ city manager BJ Cornwall is taking heat for proposing to lay off city employees and forcing pay cuts to others all the while accepting a $20k raise himeself and car allowance for a new Corvette.  Talk about bad PR.  Read more on the story HERE

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Circuits Magazine is participating in the Bridgestone 2010 Eco Rally with a C6 Z06 as an entrant.  More info on the rally itself is HERE and follow the link HERE for Circuits Mag.

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Those Yank loathing Brits over at Top Gear kick off a new season this Sunday.  Check your local listings and set your DVR. 

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The Mini Cooper fared pretty well actually, just a little more then a second slower then the Porsche.  Now to see what Hyundai can do.  Mini Cooper for the win I say. 

 

 

Link is HERE in PDF.

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Press Release

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Lots of states have official flowers and official birds. Texas has official footwear. Vermont has an official flavor. And several states have official muffins. Kentucky now has an official state sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette.

 

 

Governor Steve Beshear performed a ceremonial signing of House Bill 104 at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant on Tuesday. He signed the official bill on April 26.

 

 

Gov. Beshear at the Corvette Plant to make the Corvette the Official Sports Car of KY!

“As home to the Corvette

plant in Bowling Green, Kentuckians have long considered the Corvette to be Kentucky’s sports car and a great symbol of Kentucky pride and craftsmanship,””Beshear said. “House Bill 104, which was passed during the 2010 General Assembly, now makes that designation official. It was with great pleasure that I signed HB 104 into law.”

Bowling Green is home to both the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant (the only place in the world Chevrolet Corvettes have been manufactured since 1981) and the National Corvette Museum, a non-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette and preserving its past, present and future since 1994.

 

“This signing is particular important because the event is being held at the Corvette Plant – the only place in the world where Corvettes are built. I think it is important that the community comes together to celebrate the now Official Sports Car of Kentucky and America’s favorite sports car,” said Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, who was the primary sponsor of HB 104.

 

 

“This workforce uses precision and craftsmanship to build each and every Corvette, and they have been doing so in Kentucky for 29 years,” said GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Bob Parcell. “Our employees are excited to witness the ceremonial signing of the bill, and we appreciate the efforts of the state to add our iconic product to the list of state symbols.”

 

 

 

In addition to Gov. Beshear, other scheduled speakers included Rep. Richards; Plant Manager Parcell; Kentucky State Sen. Mike Reynolds; Kentucky State Rep. Jim DeCesare; Warren County Judge Executive Mike Buchanon, Elaine Walker, Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walk; and UAW Local 2164 Chairman Shane Colvard

The act reads as follows:
AN ACT designating the Corvette as the official state sports car of Kentucky.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
SECTION 1. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 2 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
The Corvette is named and designated the official state sports car of Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Chevrolet

 

Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly to gas-free” solutions including the Cruze Eco and Volt, both arriving in late 2010. Cruze Eco will offer up to 40 mpg highway while the Chevrolet Volt will offer up to 40 miles of electric, gas-free driving and an additional 300 miles of extended range (based on GM testing; official EPA estimates not yet available).  Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

 

Photo courtesy of National Corvette Museum via Facebook

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