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.
Team Chevy went to two-for-two in the nitro categories during the NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park, with Brittany Force and Robert Hight driving to wins in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories, respectively.
LS swaps are everywhere at car shows and automotive events. Among the most popular is the LS3, the 6.2L V-8 power plant which is destined to go down as a classic for Chevrolet Performance.
The sensory overload that comes along with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is pretty much unmatched in the world of motorsports. It’s not only the deafening noise from these cars, but the smell of nitromethane and the gut-punch feeling at launch that all contribute to the experience. During four-wide racing, these senses are doubled.
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.