Alex Bowman has always been a car guy. It’s something he comes by honestly.
Detroit is the epicenter of the American automotive world. On the third Saturday in August each year, more than 40,000 vehicles and over a million spectators line Woodward Avenue to celebrate the Motor City’s rich heritage. It is a spectacle.
When passion collides with expertise, some of the world’s most beautiful cars come to be. Mike McKee’s LT4-powered 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS fits the bill. The gorgeous red car with a black vinyl roof was on HOT ROD Power Tour for the third time in 2018, but this was its first trip with the Chevrolet Performance LT4 crate engine, which McKee installed last year. In just about 12 months, he and his wife Angela – who happen to celebrate their anniversary during Power Tour – have amassed over 11,000 miles.
Across the country, the LS3 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance is found under the hoods of race vehicles, show cars and projects. With such a large presence, it makes perfect sense that the LS3 was the most-clicked crate engine on ChevroletPerformance.com in 2018.
It took Team Chevy driver Robert Hight until Monday to score his 46th career Funny Car win during the season-opening NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. But all that really did was extend a dominant weekend for the two-time champion.
On Sunday, Team Chevy driver Robert Hight continued his hot start to the 2019 season with his second Funny Car win in the first three races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. His latest victory was also a historic one, as the two-time champion drove his Camaro SS from John Force Racing to the winner’s circle in the 50th annual Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
We got some exciting news in our inbox recently. It seems that Dale Earnhardt Jr., a 15-time Most Popular Driver Award winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will pace the field at the upcoming Daytona 500. He’ll also make history by doing so behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The full story straight from Team Chevy is below.
With such a wide variety of cars at the annual PRI show, it’s easy to run into a few that really make an impression on you. For that very reason, we wanted to bring you our top picks from the 30th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow. These are the cars that made a lasting impression on us, out of the hundreds we saw as we walked the entire floor.
The final numbers have been tallied from the Scottsdale edition of this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction -- and they are eye-popping. As usual, Chevrolet had a strong presence at the prestigious event with over 600 vehicles from the Bowtie among the 1,800 that crossed the auction block during the event. We take a look at the brand’s top earners below, many of which feature crate engines and transmissions straight from Chevrolet Performance.
A crowd of spectators has gathered around Funny Car driver Courtney Force’s canopied pit area at Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway. It’s around 2:30 p.m. on the Friday afternoon of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in April, and smartly, many fans have ear plugs at the ready. At least one hardy individual has a bandana wrapped around his mouth and nose.