Some of the world’s most stunning builds and desirable cars roll across the auction block each year during the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sometimes the vehicle isn’t the only story though. Such was the case with Jeff Gordon’s black-on-black 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R this year, which earned $600,000. All proceeds went to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation which supports pediatric cancer research, treatment and patient support programs.
Among the many stunning Chevrolet Performance fleet vehicles making the long haul on this year’s HOT ROD Power Tour is one celebrating its 30th anniversary. Yet while the 1988 Monte Carlo SS is a blast from the past, it’s outfitted with all the modern amenities to perform in the future.
Chevrolet Performance bridged past and present at the SEMA Show this year with its 1973 Chevelle Laguna Concept featuring the all-new LT5 crate engine.
Welcome to Flashback Friday, also known as #FBF. This is where we revisit the very best articles from years past that are still relevant. We’ll show off some old favorites such as feature cars, racing coverage or even new part releases. We comb through our archives and if we say something along the lines of, “Wow. That was a great story.” there’s a good chance it will make its way into our #FBF series. This week, as we approach 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, we highlight last year’s highest grossing Chevrolets. Some of them, you may not expect.
Next up in our series of articles looking back at some of readers’ favorites is one spotlighting the Top 10 Highest-Grossing Chevys from the 2017 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
Driving and show season is in gear, and summer is just around the corner. Events from the C10 Nationals, to HOT ROD Power Tour, to the Tri-Five Nationals and many more shows are coming up, where we’ll see thousands of vehicles featuring lots of goodies from Chevrolet Performance.
The HOT ROD Power Tour is truly an automotive event like no other. After all, the traveling circus visits seven cities in seven days in an epic celebration of horsepower. Here at The BLOCK, it’s one of the coolest things we get to do each year. On the road we meet some amazing Chevrolet fans and get to photograph and write about some incredible Chevrolet Performance builds.
HOT ROD Power Tour is special. It’s not just the cars, or the driving, or the seven cities visited in seven days. Each of those would certainly be worthy of the trip in their own right. But what makes Power Tour a yearly pilgrimage for so many is the people. Over and over again, that sentiment is echoed throughout the week by folks from all walks of life, who make their living in so many different ways all over the country.
To make assembling and installing crate engines easier than ever, ExxonMobil and General Motors (GM) have announced that Mobil 1™, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, has been named as the Official Motor Oil of Chevrolet Performance. This is the first time that Chevrolet Performance, a pioneer and innovator in factory-engineered crate engines, has endorsed, recommended and offered a line of race-proven full synthetic motor oils with any crate engine purchase.