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Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

2006 CorvetteOver the years, the fight between Ford and Chevy has grown to nearly epic proportions. The fans of Chevys and Fords continually argue about what automaker is the best. Most of the battles between the makers is with their trucks and the muscle cars. Along with the trucks and the muscle cars, nearly every Chevy and Ford model, like mid-size sedans, SUVs, and compacts, can be put head-to-head, with the exception of one: the true sports car.

Pontiac Fiero vs. The World

Pontiac Fiero vs. The World

'85 Pontiac FieroChevy had the Corvette and Pontiac had the Fiero. If you remember the 1980s, then you probably remember these two very different cars. Now, you know that only one of these sport two-seaters still remains available for sale on car lots today. The Pontiac Fiero was a ground-breaking car, but it failed to have the impact that the Corvette had and General Motors just could not get the Fiero to deliver.

The Next Corvette? Not Quite

Expensive Cars to Repair

Expensive Cars to Repair

'94 Dodge ViperAnyone who has ever owned a car knows this statement to be true: Cars are not cheap to own. Taking the cost of the car, insurance, fuel, and maintenance into account, the actual cost to own the car is usually close to double the cost of the actual monthly car payment that people pay. Yes, many cars come with excellent warranties, but once those run out, the actual cost to repair several makes and models can be absolutely outrageous. These are a few of the highest:

Where Do the Car Names Come From?

Where Do the Car Names Come From?

1969 Chevy NovaBel Air. Corvette. Nova. Delray. Car manufacturers have worked hard to create memorable names and for the most part, they have succeeded. But, where do those names originate? In many cases, the names are often taken from foreign languages, places, and science.

1955 Chevy Bel AirOne of the most iconic cars of all time is actually named after a speedy warship. The Chevy Corvette shares the same name with a small, lightly armed warship. Most corvettes were and are still used by foreign navies, but there were some that were used by the United States Navy during World War II. It only seems appropriate that the fastest production car is named after another speedy object.

Cars Named for Mythological Gods and Goddesses

Cars Named for Mythological Gods and Goddesses

'62 Buick ElectraWhere do cars get their names? This question stumps many car buyers. Many car buyers do not understand the reasoning for the collection of seemingly random letters and numbers. While many car buyers are able to connect many of the names to timely events, like the space race, the cars that received those names rarely looked like their namesakes. For example, the Chevy Corvette was named for a warship, but the car is sporty and compact, nothing like a warship. Many cars were named after mythological gods and goddesses, but it seems as if some car manufacturers did not consider the stories of those gods when they chose the names.

Take a Chevy Roadtrip

Take a Chevy Roadtrip

1968 Chevrolet NovaNothing is as American as baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolets. The road trip should be added to the list of all things American. So, when you are ready for a little summertime adventure, why not visit the sites that make America great in your favorite Chevy. These are a few places to stop so you can enjoy the best that America has to offer:

Corvette Official Indy Car

Corvette Official Indy Car

Corvette Indy CarA Corvette has been the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 more than any other car. The Corvette official Indy car has taken its place as the pace car 11 times. Along with seven times for the Camaro, General Motors leads the pack with 47 pace cars. Chrysler is a distant second with 13.

Nashville Corvette Club

Nashville Corvette Club

Nashville Corvette ClubFor Corvette lovers of middle Tennessee there is no better group to join than the Nashville Corvette Club. For forty years, this organization for enthusiasts of the legendary American sports car has been engaging members, hosting car shows and charitable events, and providing fans of Corvettes with an outlet for their enthusiasm. There are over 200 members of this distinguished organization, which is a part of the National Council of Corvette Clubs.

Corvette Z06

Corvette Z06

Corvette Z06 In spite of a ban on racing, Corvette’s leadership in the 1950s felt that people were going to continue to race their cars and that they should keep this fact in mind when designing vehicles. From this idea, the Corvette Z06 was born. Corvette created the RPO Z06 performance package in 1963 and it included several performance-oriented parts and upgraded equipment such as a strengthened anti-roll bar, larger shocks, stiffer springs, and a host of other improvements designed for racing. The Corvette Z06 back then cost nearly $2,000 over the purchase price, and Chevrolet manufactured just 199 units.

1962 Corvette

1962 Corvette

1962 Chevy CorvetteHands down, the Chevy Corvette is the ultimate American sports car. First debuted in 1953, the Corvette is still made today by General Motors. Harley Earl designed the first model, a convertible concept car, which debuted at GM’s Motorama in 1953 and was named after a small warship.

The 1953 model of the Corvette began the first generation, leading up to its last entry, the 1962 Corvette. This first, or C1 as it is sometimes called, generation consisted of cars that are now referred to as the solid-axle models. This is because the independent rear suspension did not come out until the 1963 Sting Ray at the start of the second generation.