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Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

September 1st, 2010 by Stu

A while back I did a few posts about my father’s quest for the vintage Jaguar of his dreams. From the many shows and renowned restoration shops we visited, I learned a heap about early XK cars like the 120 and E-Type. Fast forward to the present, where dad has substituted classic American muscle cars in where the gentlemanly British roadsters used to be. We’re now focused on finding a big block C2 Corvette with Knock-off Kelsey-Hayes wheels and side pipes loud enough to irritate the neighbors a little bit. So we did what any other sane person with Vettes on the brain would do…headed to Carlisle to check out the Corvette show of Corvette shows, soak up a little brand culture, learn more about collectable big blocks and perhaps score ourselves a new (well, new to us) Corvette.

Driving through the downtown area surrounding the fairgrounds was surreal. There were Corvettes absolutely everywhere. New ones, old ones, nice ones, ratty ones…there were all kinds. The beautiful Summer afternoon was filled with car talk amongst friends and screaming V8 engines being tested on the dynamometer. Bright eyed locals lined the sidewalks, watching and pointing as all the Vettes rumbled by in every color imaginable. There was even a parade on Saturday to honor legendary racer John Fitch, who in 1960 co-drove the first Corvette, the #3 Briggs Cunningham car, to ever capture a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some of the more entrepreneurial townies who resided near the fairgrounds turned their driveways and backyards into paid parking lots and spent the weekend enthusiastically waving people in. The fact that they did this shirtless, beer in hand made it all that much more enjoyable.

See how we made out with a classic Vette and check out the many sights and sounds from the show after the jump. And if you really want to laugh, get a load of our Corvettes at Carlisle featured gallery with more cheeky vanity plates than you can shake a stick at.

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’57 Chevy Bel Air – NW 10th & NW Flanders, Portland, OR

August 20th, 2010 by Emir

All that talk about a ‘56 Bel Air and what do i spot next…a ’57 Bel Air. What are the odds?

Have a great weekend!

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New Product: 2011 Chevy Cruze – East 57th Street, NYC

August 9th, 2010 by Stu

Pictured: Jim Campbell, VP Chevrolet Marketing, sitting proudly in front of his brand’s all-new Civic-fighter, the 2011 Chevy Cruze.

Chevy gave us an advance preview of their new Cruze last week in mid town. The global compact sedan will replace Cobalt in Chevy’s U.S. lineup when it hits dealerships at a base price of $16,995 this September. The athletic stance and clean lines wrap up a handsome little package and bear more than a passing resemblance to big brother Malibu. With its first rate materials and optional two-tone leather surfaces, the spacious interior is also a big part of the story in a segment that is shopped more for its low cost of entry than lavish interior textures and upscale passenger accommodations. Stand out cabin aside, Cruze will need all the help it can get if its fixin to do battle against perennial best sellers like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Both nameplates have spent many decades and mucho marketing dollars convincing Americans that Japanese quality and compact cars go together like peas and carrots. Chevy hopes 40 MPG, class leading interior room and the most standard safety features in the segment will help to open their minds to new alternatives.

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Chevy Styleline Deluxe Sport Coupe – Forest Grove, Oregon

July 27th, 2010 by Emir

I spotted this great looking 51 Chevy parked outside the Forest Grove Concour d’Elegeance last weekend. Its brilliant blue paint, elegant use of chrome, and smooth curves had me stopped like a dear caught in the headlights. And what an interior. I hope to look this sporty when I’m 60 years old. In case any of my rant now has you lusting for one of these, this baby happens to be for sale and can be in your driveway for the low low price of $15K. Any interested parties can email haywood53@gmail.com.

*note: price does not include Man on the Move broker fee of 6%

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Ron Fellows Performance Driving School – Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (Pahrump, NV)

June 29th, 2010 by Stu

Ron Fellows knows a thing or two about performance driving. So much so that Chevy has contracted the Canadian racing legend (4-time ALMS Most Popular Driver award (2004 – 07), three-time ALMS champion, two 24 Hours of Le Mans class wins, 19 SCCA Trans-Am wins, five NASCAR wins) to give Corvette owners a thorough understanding of their car’s absurd capability and how to go about harnessing it. While any Corvette owner can pay-to-participate, the 3-day education in speed is offered to ZR1 owners as a thank you for purchasing the fastest (638 hp, 604 ft-lbs of torque), most expensive ($109,800) model to bear the name. The team of instructors teach classic driving techniques, like heel and toe shifting and avoidance braking maneuvers, to students flogging a range of Vette’s around the 2.2 mile road course at Spring Mountain – everything from a Grand Sport (base Vette with ZO6-inspired performance upgrades) to a 505 hp ZO6 and, on the last day, the all powerful ZR1. The video after the jump was taken from the passenger seat of a ZR1 with none other than Ron Fellows at the helm. As you will find, he made that track his bitch and drove the ZR1 like a guided scud missile. I am the giggling fool who enters the soundtrack every 30 seconds or so. Enjoy the video and check out our new slide show feature.

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Darth Vader’s Chevy SSR – Kent Street, Williamsburg

May 26th, 2010 by Stu

The dark side is strong with this one. Black paint, matte black fenders, black wheels, black lamp lenses, black grille. Hell, even the Chevy symbol on the tailgate is blacked out. I might be jumping to conclusions here, but the owner is probably not the warm and cuddly type.

Nice spot Aaron!

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1957 Chevy Model 3100 Pickup – W37th St & 5th Ave, NYC

March 18th, 2010 by Stu

There are a few Man on the Move rides that we have spotted more than once while walking the Isle of Manhattan. But this 1957 Chevy Model 3100 Pickup is positively everywhere. Uptown, downtown, east side, west side – I can’t seem to avoid the beautiful two-tone classic. Talk about an awesome daily driver, it’s great to see the owner gives this baby so much exercise.

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Chevy Chevelle SS – State St, Santa Barbara

March 12th, 2010 by Nick

So Sick. Super Sexy. Sensationally Stylish. Simply Smashing. Sensually Seductive. Sinfully Smooth. Assign what words you will, the SS is worn like a badge of honor on all worthy bowties, and worn with pride. This drop-top Chevelle was sitting pretty in a bank parking lot when I ran across the street to capture its powerful, nonchalant stance. Like the silent man with a double black-belt, leaning calmly against the bar — he doesn’t need to talk about the fact that he can kill you twelve different ways with his hands — but he can. Of course, when your muscle car comes with its own guard dog, who cares what color the belt is.

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Muscle Car Trifecta – Harriman State Park, New York

March 6th, 2010 by Stu

I was going through my files and stumbled onto these amazing pictures taken during a muscle car comparo I wrote for the Summer 2009 issue of Men’s Fitness. The photo editor decided against using these images, instead opting for stock photography to accompany the review. He fed me some line about the gloomy weather not being sunny enough. Does anyone know what he was thinking? We all know that wet muscle cars look better than dry muscle cars any day of the week. They have more attitude. And the grey skies add a menacing effect to the trio’s already aggressive styling. I hope you enjoy them.

Source: Will Anderson Photography (images used with permission)

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All snowed in – Teaneck, NJ

February 10th, 2010 by Stu

What do you do when it’s snowing cats and dogs outside and there’s nearly 1,600 horsepower sitting on tap in the driveway? Nothing, that’s what. Unless you want to end up eating your food through a straw or laying face down in a ditch somewhere. It seems rapper Juelz Santana was in general agreement as his flock of snow white rides sat patiently for the storm to pass outside of his Teaneck, NJ recording studio. Recognize the Corvette? He bought it after releasing his first album “From Me to U” – it is featured prominently in the opening scene for the 2006 hit single “There it Go“. Hopefully he laid down some fresh tracks to pay for all the bling.

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