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Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck

Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck
It’s awesome to see people build big things with LEGO bricks. Chevrolet teamed up with students from the Oxford Community School’s First LEGO League, and Detroit’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary’s A World in Motion Program to unveil a full-size replica of the Silverado truck made entirely of LEGO bricks. Specifically,…

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod
We like our LEGO around these parts. Usually, when we are talking about a LEGO Technic car kit, we are talking about an insanely complex and expensive bag of parts. The $350, 3599-piece Bugatti Veyron kit is an excellent example of how extravagant LEGO car kits can be. Good news…
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Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller
One Chevrolet Volt owner has done something very cool with his car, turning the vehicle into an expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. Controlling the game involves using the steering wheel to steer, the accelerator and brakes, as well as the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights. Adam Ringwood runs…

Chevrolet Bolt EV: An Automotive Design and Engineering Wonder

Chevrolet Bolt EV: An Automotive Design and Engineering Wonder
When the Chevy Bolt first burst onto the scene as a concept back in January 2015, I figured that it would be at least a few years out, given the promise of a fully-electric car that could drive over 200 miles on a charge, carry five passengers, and cost under…

Chevrolet Offering an Air Conditioner for Your Smartphone

Chevrolet Offering an Air Conditioner for Your Smartphone
We love our high priced ultra-thin smartphones, but we don’t stop to think about how hot they can get in the summer, especially when charging. What to do? Chevy is on it. The automaker is introducing a smartphone air conditioner in their new cars. This Active Phone Cooling system adds…

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji
Using the hashtag #ChevyGoesEmoji, automaker Chevrolet today released what is – as far as I know – the first ever press release written entirely in Emoji. They did this presumably to reach a younger, more tech-savvy demographic – potential buyers for the new 2016 Chevy Cruze – slated to be…

Chevrolet Unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo

Chevrolet Unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo
We have seen automakers over the years create numerous concept cars that will never be seen in the real world, only in the digital one. Such is the case with a new car that Chevy has unveiled destined to be driven only in the PS3 game Gran Turismo 6. The…

Millennium Falcon Chevy Malibu: Why Not a Ford Falcon?

Millennium Falcon Chevy Malibu: Why Not a Ford Falcon?
You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the car that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I had to stop for gas like five times though. The choice of vehicle for this amazing customization is actually appropriate when you stop to think that Star Wars takes…

GM Shows off 8-speed Automatic Transmission for the 2015 Corvette Stingray

GM Shows off 8-speed Automatic Transmission for the 2015 Corvette Stingray
There is a huge difference between most automatic transmissions that have a torque converter and paddle shifters and the dual-clutch automatics with paddle shifters featured on many European sports cars. A paddle shift automatic in a Ford product, like the Taurus SHO, needs about 1000 RPM to shift a gear…

2015 Corvette Performance Data Recorder Ditches the GoPro

2015 Corvette Performance Data Recorder Ditches the GoPro
If you have never been to a track day where you take your car and drive on a real racetrack, you may not know that GoPro cameras are as common as drivers at the events. People like to record the track antics for a lot of reasons. Video of your…

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection
In my career as an online journalist, I get to test drive a lot of vehicles. And while I like many of the cars that I drive, it’s rare that I truly love one, and would consider actually buying the model that I’m driving. Well, this is that rare occasion.…

2013 Chevy Volt Test Drive: Living the Life Electric

2013 Chevy Volt Test Drive: Living the Life Electric
A little while back, I had a chance to drive the Chevrolet Volt during the Chicago-to-Evanston EV Rally for a couple of hours. My curiosity was piqued enough by that experience that I arranged with GM to put the little plug-in hybrid through its paces for a full week. So…

Corvette Stingray Shooting Brake Aerowagon: Grab Your Groceries at 190 MPH

Corvette Stingray Shooting Brake Aerowagon: Grab Your Groceries at 190 MPH
There’s something about a nicely-designed station wagon. Maybe it’s because of all of the Audi Allroads I’ve been seeing, but they make appealing vehicles, especially if you have to lug a lot of stuff around and you don’t want a full-on SUV. That being said, if you’ve got the means,…

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby
Chevrolet has announced an cool new protection feature available in properly equipped 2014 Impala sedans. The feature is available on vehicles that have the Chevrolet MyLink system installed it features an eight-inch center stack display supporting touch. Behind that screen is a hidden storage locker that is large enough for…

My EV Road Trip: Classic Chicago Rally Recreated with Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

My EV Road Trip: Classic Chicago Rally Recreated with Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
While you may or may not be a fan of electric vehicles and hybrids, you can be assured that more and more of these high-tech vehicles will start to hit the streets in the coming years. Between the crazy price of gasoline and emissions concerns, electric cars are definitely in…

Disney World Gets Updated Test Track Ride

Disney World Gets Updated Test Track Ride
Chevrolet and engineers from Disney World have been working together for 18 months to create a new ride at Epcot Center. The attraction is called the Test Track Presented by Chevrolet and it opened this week. The goal of the ride is to allow visitors to get an idea of…
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