Category Archives: Corvette

Showcasing Chevy’s MLB Sponsorship with the Comerica Chevrolet Fountain

Silverado Midnight Edition

Chevy is celebrating its sponsorship of the MLB by putting a Corvette and Silverado right behind center field at Comerica Park in Detroit. Tigers fans were thrilled to see the redesigned Comerica Chevrolet Fountain, which puts two of Chevy’s favorites on display for an entire season. After hours of hoisting the cars in place with a special crane, they’ll now be visible for more than 3 million expected visitors.

According to Chevy, the Corvette Z06 and Midnight Edition Silverado were specially chosen to represent the brand this year. Both represent Chevy’s commitment to quality, highlighting rugged capability and high-octane performance.

Corvette Z06

“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 of Chevrolet marketing. He goes on to say that, “We like to think of these vehicles as the Chevrolet cheering section to drive those centerfield home runs.”

The fountain also has a host of water displays and sound effects for any time a player from the home team hits a homerun. We at Bradshaw Chevrolet just hope they don’t put any dents in the two display models.

2015 Corvette Stingray Named First-Ever Business Insider Car of the Year

With 2014 all sewn up and in the books, 2015 kicks off with the usual glut of best-of lists and year-end awards. Business Insider is getting in on the automotive action by naming its first Car of the Year, and it shouldn’t come as too terrible a surprise that the winner is the 2015 Corvette Stingray.

first-ever business insider car of the year
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

So what led to the 2015 Stingray being named the first-ever Business Insider Car of the Year? As could be expected, it’s the Corvette’s harmonious balance between form and function.

Of the inside, editors Matthew Debord and Benjamin Zhang say the following:

“The interior is modern, fairly luxurious, and yet purposeful. You feel the lure of the racetrack in this Vette in the same way that you do in a Ferrari 458, but at a much, much lower price. Soft, high-quality leather blends with LCD instruments and controls. Heck, there’s even 4G LTE connectivity embedded in the car. What was once seen by many as the dinosaur of the sports car world is now a rolling, wireless hotspot that can do 0-60 mph in less than four seconds. Amazing.”

Adding to that the exterior’s sharp styling that combines the best of what made the old Stingrays so fetching with so much of what will make Chevrolet’s lineup so irresistible in the future, and of course the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that only cranks out 460 horsepower and produces a 180 mph top speed, and the 2015 Corvette Stingray is about as close to a sure thing as you’re ever going to fine.

The first-ever Business Insider Car of the Year is in stock now at Bradshaw Chevrolet, so kick off your year on the right foot by putting it to the pedal and pushing that pedal to the metal!

Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder Catches Valet in the Act

When you’re a valet, it’s assumed that you’ll sometimes get to park awesome vehicles like the Corvette Stingray. But it’s also assumed that you will take good care of these cars while they are in your hands. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as a recent video posted by one Stingray driver on YouTube reveals.

What this valet wasn’t counting on was the Corvette Stingray Performance Data Recorder (PDR). This neat device comprises a high-definition camera and a telemetry recorder, allowing it to log data about your speed, braking force, steering wheel angle, transmission-gear selection, and more. Unfortunately for the valet, the Stingray’s PDR recorded his journey from the entrance to the Segerstorm Center for the Arts in Orange County, California, into the garage where he took the car for a bit of a joyride before eventually parking it.

In the video, we see the valet driving normally, when he comes across an empty strip of garage. He stops, then accelerates quickly down the strip, braking and turning the corner before parking it. His speed reaches 50 mph in this short period, and although he is perfectly in control of the car, it’s not his car to race around garages.

Check out the video below, and let us here at Bradshaw Chevrolet know what you think in the comments!

First 2015 Corvette Z06 Made in Bowling Green

If you’re a fan of the Chevrolet Corvette, we’ve got some exciting news for you—we’re one step closer to having the new 2015 Corvette Z06 here in our inventory at Bradshaw Chevrolet. You see, the first new Z06 just rolled off the line at the Bowling Green assembly plant, meaning that the Corvette will be heading to inventories like ours very soon.

2015 Corvette Z06
2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

Yes, we started producing customer cars yesterday,” Chevy spokesman Monte Doran said in a discussion with Autoblog. “We are not shipping cars to customers yet, though. We’re still doing final quality checks and audits and will begin shipping cars in the coming weeks.” So we might still have a while to wait, but it’s encouraging news, nonetheless.

The 2014 Corvette won an award as the North American Car of the Year, and we’re hoping that the 2015 Z06 takes home the same award this year, giving the brand back-to-back victories at the prestigious North American International Auto Show. Come see us at Bradshaw for more info and to see the Corvette yourself!

Chevrolet’s 2015 Lineup: A Year of Opportunity and Upgrades for Chevy

A new year on the way means consumers can expect to see a bunch of fresh and updated vehicles at dealerships like Bradshaw Chevrolet. If you’re wondering what to anticipate, here is Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup:

Colorado- The new edition includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, upgraded body and interior, and a choice of rear or four-wheel drive.

Corvette- A new eight-speed automatic transmission is available in multiple models, along with a manual mode accompanied by a precise clutch and torque-converter.

Cruze- This popular car will debut a new frontal design, along with a more stylish-looking inside cabin.

Impala- The biggest upgrade the Impala receives for 2015 is improved gas mileage, which is something that everyone can appreciate!

Silverado HD- The vehicle will show off a new interior, a softer body design, and the newest technology and connectivity upgrades.

SS- While Chevrolet has yet to officially confirm it, the SS will likely be getting a new manual transmission to pair the car’s V8.

Suburban/Tahoe- Both are full-sized SUV’s that are jam packed with new features, including new and improved interiors to give them a luxury feel, and V8 engines.

Trax- A mini crossover with the latest technology, this vehicle now includes 4G LTE and a touchscreen used for both music and other apps.

Chevrolet's 2015 lineup
2015 Chevy Trax

See full specs on all these models at Caranddriver.com.