The 2018 SEMA Show is upon us. Here at The BLOCK, we’ve been providing a glimpse at some of the cool parts and vehicles Chevrolet Performance has on tap for this year’s extravaganza in Las Vegas. Now, it’s almost to go.
Indianapolis isn’t usually the first location that comes to mind when considering winter vacations. For racers though, the capital of Indiana during the second weekend in December is exactly where they want to be. After all, that’s when the annual PRI Trade Show takes place at the Indiana Convention Center.
Power is popular. The crew at Chevrolet Performance is well aware of that concept -- and has proven it with their supercharged LT4 6.2-liter crate engine . In fact, the power plant was the most popular LT crate engine option from the Bowtie Brand for all of 2017. The engine utilizes a 1.7-liter Eaton R1740 TVS supercharger, which spins at up to 20,000 rpm. It generates more than nine pounds of boost and helps the engine make an incredible 650 horsepower along with 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm.
The sweet sound of revving Chevrolet Performance engines and the fragrance of wafting tire smoke will come your way once again in 2019, thanks to the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and the brand’s Street Car Challenge.
Circle track cars designed for dirt and asphalt. Drag cars. Road racers. No matter where you turn at the PRI Trade Show, you are bound to see a race car featuring Chevrolet power and carrying the famous bowtie emblem.
The 61st running of the Daytona 500 is just days away and there are a number of Team Chevy competitors looking to stake their claim as winners of The Great American Race. However, it is Camaro ZL1 driver Austin Dillon who holds bragging rights, for it was he who held the big Daytona trophy last year.
Indianapolis is famous as one of the racing capitals of the world. That distinction holds true even in winter, as the annual PRI Trade Show brings together thousands from the motorsports industry in December to do business, celebrate the previous year and look to the future.
On the first Friday in April, we walked through the Turn One gate at Charlotte Motor Speedway and were immediately greeted by the roar of LS-swapped drift cars putting on a demonstration in the infield. All the while, classics idled around the high banks of the famed 1.5-mile track, each looking to claim a spot for the weekend. Some prominently featured “for sale” signs, while others were driven there by owners simply looking to enjoy the festivities on a spring day. For us, shows like this are our happy place. Spring AutoFair kicks off the season for our friends at the track, who stay busy all year long. We made the short jaunt to the facility to check out a few Chevrolet displays while keeping our eyes peeled for some cool Chevys.
Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada! We are on the grounds at the 2017 SEMA Show this morning with the show opening at 9 a.m. PST today. Walking through Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on opening morning is always an incredible experience. Seeing the masses of people and pristine automobiles with the buzz of excitement in the air that only comes on opening day at one of the world's largest automotive aftermarket shows, SEMA. We made our way towards the center of the room to see the Chevrolet booth (booth #23743) filled with all of the concepts that were unveiled the night before during the Chevrolet Media Reception.
On Sunday, Robert Hight claimed his third Funny Car victory of the year in the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, also taking the points lead in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.