Chevrolet car – Corvette C5 http://corvettec5.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://corvettec5.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Chevrolet car – Corvette C5 http://corvettec5.com/ 32 32 Uftring Chevrolet celebrates 40 years of business https://corvettec5.com/uftring-chevrolet-celebrates-40-years-of-business/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:14:36 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/uftring-chevrolet-celebrates-40-years-of-business/ WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) – A central Illinois car dealership celebrates its 40th anniversary. Uftring Chevrolet passed the 4-decade milestone on Thursday as a packed hall congratulated owner Gary Uftring on his longevity in business. The dealership started in 1982 and has been in the same location since 1986, serving thousands of people throughout the central […]]]>

WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) – A central Illinois car dealership celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Uftring Chevrolet passed the 4-decade milestone on Thursday as a packed hall congratulated owner Gary Uftring on his longevity in business.

The dealership started in 1982 and has been in the same location since 1986, serving thousands of people throughout the central Illinois region.

In 2018, the building burned down its location at 1860 Washington Rd and was rebuilt in less than a year.

Uftring, while thanking those close to him and everyone who helped make the franchise a success, said he never imagined the business would last this long.

He said he has always loved cars and the secret to his success is his passion for the business.

“I like people and I like cars a lot, so it’s easy to stick with me and work there because it’s not a job,” Uftring said. “It’s a passion and I love this business and I love the employees and the team members that we have.”

He said his goal was to keep the business going for as long as possible and he wanted the legacy to be rooted in fairness and honesty.

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The Othello Fair Motor Show offers some pretty rides https://corvettec5.com/the-othello-fair-motor-show-offers-some-pretty-rides/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 08:10:02 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/the-othello-fair-motor-show-offers-some-pretty-rides/ OTHELLO – Johnny Suarez whipped out the spray bottle, polishing his Subaru WRX to a sparkling shine. The Subaru was among the entries for the second annual auto show at the Othello Fair on Saturday, and it’s been a work in progress for some time. “It’s been my project since high school,” Suarez said. “It’s […]]]>


OTHELLO – Johnny Suarez whipped out the spray bottle, polishing his Subaru WRX to a sparkling shine. The Subaru was among the entries for the second annual auto show at the Othello Fair on Saturday, and it’s been a work in progress for some time.

“It’s been my project since high school,” Suarez said. “It’s kind of my first car.”

The car show is a new event, but it attracted a wide variety of fun rides, from 1960s muscle cars to classic 1930s roadsters to modern rides like the Subaru.

The Subaru has changed a lot since it left the factory.

Suarez said he replaced the engine, did extensive body work, replaced the wheels and added air suspension.

“The whole car can go up and down,” he said.

This has helped him stay busy over the past two years.

“I was building during covid, mostly,” Suarez said.

The Subaru is the car in the garage that is fun to work on; Suarez owns his own tractor-trailer and works as an independent contractor. The truck is also a work in progress.

“I’m working on my semi. A lot,” Suarez said.

For now, the Subaru typically comes out on weekends and at events like auto shows, he said — for one thing, it’s not the most fuel-efficient car on the road .

Josue Medina’s Corvette Z51 C6 is also a work in progress.

“I barely got it about a month ago, actually,” Medina said. “This is my show car.”

Medina also pulled out the spray bottle on Saturday, keeping everything polished. He has plans for the Corvette, which is pretty much in storage at the moment.

“I really want to have an exhaust,” he said, and there’s engine work to be done.

His everyday car is a truck, partly because the insurance for a man under 25 with a sports car is quite substantial, he said.

Connor Williamson’s 1969 Chevrolet Impala convertible is also a show car, given the price of gas. The Othello Fair motor show was only the third time he’s driven it this year, he said.

The late 1960s saw cars grow to truly impressive lengths, and the Impala was no exception. Williamson’s grandfather, Merritt Johnson, bought the car at auction in the 1990s, he said, and replaced the engine. Williamson said he wanted to replace the exhaust system – when he’s on the road he can barely hear it.

“I like loud things,” he said.

It’s something of a family heirloom. It’s expensive to operate, but it stays in the family.

“I can’t sell it,” Williamson said. “My grandfather would kill me.”

Cheryl Schweizer can be reached at cschweizer@columbiabasinherald.com.

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Tesla Supercharger ICE’d By Chevy Silverado Left Idling One Day, A Lamborghini The Next https://corvettec5.com/tesla-supercharger-iced-by-chevy-silverado-left-idling-one-day-a-lamborghini-the-next/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:19:28 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/tesla-supercharger-iced-by-chevy-silverado-left-idling-one-day-a-lamborghini-the-next/ Some people in Boisbriand, Quebec are still, apparently, behind the times, as two recent examples of Tesla ICE superchargers demonstrate. There is something about these examples that is particularly infuriating. Drive Tesla Canada recently shared photos of a Supercharger parking spot blocked by internal combustion vehicles twice. In one instance, a Lamborghini Huracán was the […]]]>

Some people in Boisbriand, Quebec are still, apparently, behind the times, as two recent examples of Tesla ICE superchargers demonstrate. There is something about these examples that is particularly infuriating.

Drive Tesla Canada recently shared photos of a Supercharger parking spot blocked by internal combustion vehicles twice. In one instance, a Lamborghini Huracán was the car that blocked the space.

That the owner of a V10-powered Italian supercar feels entitled to block EV drivers’ access to the electricity they need to drive is, in a way, ironic. The supercar, for those keeping score, gets a combined 15 MPG, according to the EPA.

Also Read: Tesla Owners Were ICE’d by RAM 1500 ‘Identifying as a Prius’ While Sipping Supercharger Electrons

The more egregious of the two instances, however, occurred just a day earlier, when a Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD High Country blocked the spot. Not only was it parked in front of the loader, it was actually idling.

The outlet reports that when the truck owner returned to his vehicle, about 15 to 20 minutes after the Tesla driver arrived, he was asked why he was jamming the charger and why he left the truck on. The owner replied, sarcastically, that he dreamed of one day owning a Tesla.

It doesn’t matter that leaving a vehicle idling for an extended period of time is one of the most effective ways to waste fuel and money, jamming an EV charging station can result in a ticket in the Canadian province. The government can impose a fine of up to $125 CAD (95 USD at the current exchange rate) on bad parkers.

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Worcester man convicted of fraudulent sports car purchase https://corvettec5.com/worcester-man-convicted-of-fraudulent-sports-car-purchase/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 23:04:21 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/worcester-man-convicted-of-fraudulent-sports-car-purchase/ WORCESTER — A local man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for using the identities of two victims to open bank accounts and fraudulently attempting to buy an $83,000 Chevrolet Camaro. Brandon Brouillard, 29, of Worcester, was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison and five years of supervised release, […]]]>

WORCESTER — A local man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for using the identities of two victims to open bank accounts and fraudulently attempting to buy an $83,000 Chevrolet Camaro.

Brandon Brouillard, 29, of Worcester, was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison and five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty on April 7 to two counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was the first accused in May 2021.

According to prosecutors, in February 2021, Brouillard used the identity of a New Hampshire resident to open a bank account at Avidia Bank where he wired $108,000 from another individual’s Bank of America account. Brouillard also fraudulently obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license in the name of a New Hampshire resident, which he used to attempt to secure a car loan from Capital One, which was ultimately denied.

On April 17, 2021, Fog tested a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro at a dealership in Norwood, Mass. After testing the Camaro, Brouillard agreed to buy the car for $83,000 and paid for the vehicle with a cashier’s check made out to the dealership. . He provided his Massachusetts driver’s license, proof of insurance, signed bill of sale, Massachusetts license application and car title in connection with the purchase.

On April 19, 2021, Brouillard picked up the Camaro from the dealership. A few days later, the dealer learns that the account listed on the bank check provided by Brouillard is frozen. The dealer contacted Brouillard, who promised he would wire $83,000 to pay for the car.

On April 26, 2021, an Arizona resident contacted local law enforcement and reported an attempted fraudulent wire transfer of $83,000 from his account. The victim reported that a fraudulent email allegedly from the victim had been sent to the bank, requesting a wire transfer of $83,000 to pay for the victim’s “brother-in-law’s car”. When the bank contacted the victim for verification, the victim did not approve the transfer.

Beginning around September 2020, the victim’s accounts were compromised and large fraudulent purchases were made and shipped to Fog’s address. It is estimated that approximately $500,000 of the victim’s funds were stolen.

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CHEVROLET NCS IN KANSAS: Post-race notes and quotes https://corvettec5.com/chevrolet-ncs-in-kansas-post-race-notes-and-quotes/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:59:28 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/chevrolet-ncs-in-kansas-post-race-notes-and-quotes/ BEST CHEVY TEAM UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS: POS. DRIVER 4th ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1 6th WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 FREEDOM UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1 7th ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENHEALTH CAMARO ZL1 8th KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 10th DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 COMMSCOPE CAMARO ZL1 TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS: POS. […]]]>

BEST CHEVY TEAM UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:

POS. DRIVER

4th ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1

6th WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 FREEDOM UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1

7th ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENHEALTH CAMARO ZL1

8th KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1

10th DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 COMMSCOPE CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:

POS. DRIVER

1st Bubba Wallace (Toyota)

2nd Denny Hamlin (Toyota)

3rd Christopher Bell (Toyota)

4th Alex Bowman (Chevrolet)

5th Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota)

The NASCAR Cup Series playoff heat race kicks off next Saturday, Sept. 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on the USA Network, NBCSports Gold app, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

CHEVY TEAM POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:

ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENHEALTH CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 7th

“Our #1 AdventHealth Chevy was either tight or loose all day. It really was a fine line. We never really settled into a great race. Our best run was second to last, with our second best run being our last run. We put the chips where they needed to go at the very end, but all day it was just a handful.

YOU ENTERED THIS RACE WITH SEVEN FINISHES OUTSIDE OF THE TOP-10. WHAT IS THE RANGE TO GET A TOP-1O FOR YOU GUYS IN THE PLAYOFFS?

“We all gave a high-five. It feels good. It’s been a tough few months here. There were times today where I thought we were going to run 14th and I thought we were going to keep it that way. We had a very good day on pit road. Our #1 Pit Team is just amazing. We cycled back there and were able to stay hooked up between #48 (Alex Bowman) and #5 (Kyle Larson). We were running with the guys we’re supposed to run with; and we ended up around the guys we’re supposed to end up with. It was a great day for our #1 AdventHealth Chevy team.

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 GET BIOETHANOL CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 14th

“We just battled the balance on our #3 Camaro ZL1 Get Bioethanol all day. The same thing we battled all year, really. We had high hopes because we qualified pretty decently. I’m proud of our guys, we fought hard, we stood in it and we have a chance at Bristol (Motor Speedway).

YOU ARE BELOW THE CUT LINE, BUT WITHIN STRIKE DISTANCE. DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN PASS ON THE NEXT ROUND?

“Yeah sure. Bristol is going to be wild and anything can happen. We’ve given ourselves a good shot. No one knows what to expect when we get there, but it’s a long race. If you’re there at the end of the day, you have a good chance of succeeding.

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 8th

IT LOOKED LIKE ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU GUYS JUST CAN’T GET THE HANDLE OF THE CAR.

“It was a bit like that. For raises, I just didn’t have a good balance; but I didn’t do a good job on reboots either. I think I only had two good ones. Gave up a lot of stage points at the start because of this. Even when I thought I was in the right line, I was tight. There, at the end, I finally managed a good restart and was able to place third. It was really loose; I tried to go second and really got sidelined.

After the green flag stop I felt good but I was just a little tight and couldn’t gain enough ground in the traffic to make a move and had to settle for eighth. Disappointed with that. I thought we had the chance to finish a lot better, but we’re going to move on to Bristol.

TYLER REDDICK, NO. 8 RATE GUARANTEED CAMARO ZL1, sidelined by damage sustained after losing a right rear tire on lap 67.

Finished: 35th

“The right rear tire blew out like we did a few times. At Fontana (Auto Club Speedway), I was able to save him. But here it broke at the worst possible point and we just killed the wall. He broke his control arm in the front right, so our day was over. We leave here with few points, so we will have to fight at Bristol (Motor Speedway).

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 11th

“Probably just a bad lane choice. I don’t think we were good enough to win. Bubba (Wallace) was really good, congratulations to him and his team. It’s a big victory for him and a deserved victory too.

We just had a bad restart there and lost a lot of places. Our car wasn’t really driving any different than it was earlier in the race when we were out front. You just lose a bit of momentum, start going the other way and sometimes it’s hard to bounce back from that”

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 FREEDOM UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 6th

“As far as we started, we definitely had a really good rally. I just appreciate the adjustments and pit stops from everyone on the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet team. At the start, I thought if it was a long race we would have been overtaken. But we improved our car so much in the middle of the race. Towards the end it was really hard to know what we needed to be better.

I’m happy with the finish and grateful for the effort. It looks like we have over 48 points ahead of Bristol, which is a tough track. It’s been two good weeks in a row. We just need to put three weeks together and we’ll move on.

ERIK JONES, NO. 43 FOCUSFACTOR CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 29th

“Definitely not the day we were looking for at Kansas Speedway with our FOCUSfactor Chevy. We were in practice yesterday and made some adjustments to help today, but we never got a good handle on our Chevy. day too tight adjusted to then be too loose I had contact with a few other cars racing three way on the second leg and then the handling was never where it needed to be I don’t know if we broke something when we made contact but struggled for the rest of the run.We’ll go back to the store, look at everything and refocus on Bristol next week.

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 4th

“We had a good day for our #48 Ally Camaro ZL1. Proud of all my guys. We had a good weekend. Obviously we didn’t want to lose those points in the first leg like we did, but we got over that quickly. I’m just proud of Greg (Ives) and the guys. We had a great racing car. The last 15 laps of a race was where we fell and were beaten, but I’m still proud of all the guys. We ended up with a solid points day.

DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 COMMSCOPE CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 10th

“Today was very inconsistent. It was a long day. At times we were OK and at other times we weren’t good. We had a few situations there on the road pits and then we had a tire failure. We had a hectic day. But for a day like this and to finish in the top 10, I’m pretty happy. We have work to do. We’re not not where we need to be. Sometimes I felt like we were a top-five car; and sometimes we were a 20th-place car. You have to be a bit more consistent. We don’t really understand why it was so inconsistent, but we’ll find some answers and move on to Bristol.

QUICK CHEVY TEAM RACE NOTES

First stage:

· For the second time this season, Tyler Reddick and the #8 Guaranteed Rate Camaro ZL1 led the field to the green from pole position in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Reddick led Team Chevy to five top-10 starting spots in Race 2 of the NCS Playoff Round of 16.

· From the third starting spot, Alex Bowman powered his #48 Ally Camaro ZL1 into the lead on lap three, continuing to pace the field until the competition warning on lap 25. Bowman gave up the lead to go down the pit road for a four tire and pit stop.

· Running in second at the competition warning, Reddick exited pit road ahead, with the #8 Guaranteed Rate Camaro ZL1 taking the lead on the restart.

· While at the top of the standings, Reddick blew a right rear tire, forcing the #8 Camaro ZL1 into the wall to bring out the warning on lap 67. Suffering too much damage to continue, Reddick brought his car to the garage to end his day.

· Under caution, crew chief Justin Alexander brought Austin Dillon and the #3 Get Bioethanol Camaro ZL1 onto pit road for a two-tire stop, with Dillon moving up 17 pit road spots to exit first from the pit road.

· The conclusion of the first stage saw four Camaro ZL1s in the top 10, led by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in fourth after starting the race at the back of the field due to repairs made following contact with a wall during yesterday’s practice session.

· Top 10 Chevy Team from Stage One:

4th Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #47 SunnyD Camaro ZL1

6th Chase Elliott, #9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1

8th Ross Chastain, #1 AdventHealth Camaro ZL1

10th Austin Dillon, #3 Get Bioethanol Camaro Zl1

Second step :

· Running in second, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. blew a right rear tire, coming into contact with the wall to bring out the warning on lap 109. The #47 SunnyD Camaro ZL1 team was able to make repairs to replace the link toe and put Stenhouse Jr. back in competition.

· Following a warning on lap 137, the leaders took their cars to pit road for a series of pit stops. First on pit road; No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 crew chief Greg Ives called for a four-tire stoppage for Bowman, with the team also winning the race out of the pits for a front-row restart position.

· Bowman went on to win stage two, marking the No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 team’s second stage win of 2022.

· Chevy Team Top 10 from Stage 2:

1st Alex Bowman, #48 Ally Camaro ZL1

3rd William Byron, No. 24 Liberty University Camaro ZL1

5th Chase Elliott, #9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1

7th Kyle Larson, #5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1

10th Ross Chastain, #1 AdventHealth Camaro ZL1

Notes on the final stage / after the race:

· Chevrolet drivers took five of the top 10 spots at Kansas, led by Alex Bowman and the No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 team in fourth.

· In 28 NASCAR Cup Series point-paying races, Chevrolet continues to lead all manufacturers in NCS race wins (16), top-fives (66), top-10s (122) and overall wins. step (23).

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Chevy Silverado delays $3,000 compensation offer https://corvettec5.com/chevy-silverado-delays-3000-compensation-offer/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 21:24:16 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/chevy-silverado-delays-3000-compensation-offer/ Chevy is compensating Silverado buyers affected by production delays with a substantial cash incentive. According to a bulletin sent to dealers, the company is offering customers 2022 Silverado 1500 orders not fulfilled due to issues with a $3,000 discount. Through January 3, 2023, the Silverado Sold Order Private Offer promises a $3,000 rebate that can […]]]>

Chevy is compensating Silverado buyers affected by production delays with a substantial cash incentive. According to a bulletin sent to dealers, the company is offering customers 2022 Silverado 1500 orders not fulfilled due to issues with a $3,000 discount.

Through January 3, 2023, the Silverado Sold Order Private Offer promises a $3,000 rebate that can be used toward the lease or purchase of a 2022 or 2023 Silverado light or heavy-duty pickup. Offer may also be combined with other discounts and financing offers.

The fine print also indicates that the $3,000 can be stacked with loyalty incentives. On a 2023 Silverado 1500, current Chevy lessees can get a $1,750 lease loyalty rebate. Chevy is also offering a $1,000 discount on accessories, along with finance rates starting at 5.09% for up to 72 months.

Unlike a normal discount, Chevy calls this a “private offer to select customers.” While it’s no secret that a shortage of chips has caused production constraints for most automakers, the Silverado’s $3,000 rebate represents one of the most significant forms of compensation we have. seen to date.

Chevy notifies eligible customers via email and direct mail with a certificate that can also be shared with members of the same household. If you think you are eligible, we recommend that you check your inbox carefully. You could inadvertently take away your chance to save $3,000.

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Senator Hoylman pushes for safety features on passenger trucks | News, Sports, Jobs https://corvettec5.com/senator-hoylman-pushes-for-safety-features-on-passenger-trucks-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 06:35:50 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/senator-hoylman-pushes-for-safety-features-on-passenger-trucks-news-sports-jobs/ Many of the most popular new vehicles sold may need to be sold with a host of safety features as early as January 1, 2024. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-New York City, has proposed legislation (S.9528) that would require multiple safety features in vehicles weighing more than 3,000 pounds. Hoylman wants to see […]]]>

Many of the most popular new vehicles sold may need to be sold with a host of safety features as early as January 1, 2024.

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-New York City, has proposed legislation (S.9528) that would require multiple safety features in vehicles weighing more than 3,000 pounds.

Hoylman wants to see these vehicles, and anything larger, come with active intelligent speed assist, advanced emergency braking, emergency lane keeping systems, blind spot information systems , drowsiness and distraction recognition technology, rear view camera sensor systems and event data recorders. The proposal would require blind-spot information systems to also include cyclist and pedestrian detection technology, but other regulations would be crafted by state officials.

Hoylman said in his legislative rationale that traffic violence in New York City increased in 2021 to levels not seen in years. There were over 270 traffic-related deaths on city streets in 2021. In 2020, the city also set a record for traffic-related deaths with 243.

“The unfortunate trends we are witnessing add up to a crisis. Every death is preventable. A multidimensional approach to street safety is needed to keep our pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and all road users safe,” Hoylman wrote in his legislative rationale. “Vehicle technology has advanced significantly in recent years, with advanced safety features now available that have the potential to significantly reduce injuries and fatalities on our roads. We must use every tool at our disposal to keep New York safe. »

A study published earlier this year by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicated that vehicles were getting bigger as the reasons for the increase in pedestrian fatalities on American roads. The Associated Press reported earlier this year that data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2020, 6,519 pedestrians were killed in the United States, an increase of 59% from 2009 and 4 % compared to 2019.

During the same period, the AP reported, sales of SUVs and pickup trucks soared. In 2009, pickups, SUVs and vans accounted for 47% of all new vehicle sales in the United States, according to Motorintelligence.com. Last year, light trucks accounted for more than three-quarters of new vehicle sales. The study also found that large vehicles were more likely than cars to be involved in crashes where pedestrians were standing, walking or running near the edge of the road and away from intersections.

Hoylman’s legislation does not distinguish between large vehicle types by name, but the reference to a curb weight of 3,000 pounds would mean the safety requirement applies to vehicles larger than 2022 models of the Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Bronco, Nissan Xterra and Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara, generally known as mid-size sport utility vehicles.

“The link between these types of vehicles and some common pedestrian crashes indicates another way in which the increase in the number of SUVs on the roads could be changing the crash picture,” said Jessica Cicchino, study author and vice president of research for the institute.

The Associated Press also cited a Consumer Reports study that found that high hoods obstruct the driver’s view of pedestrians crossing in front of vehicles. The magazine and website found that the hood height of pickup trucks had increased by 11% since 2000. The hood of a 2017 Ford F-250 rugged pickup was 55 inches off the ground, as high as the roofs of some cars.

“To see over that high hood, you’re gonna look farther down the road,” Jennifer Stockburger, director of operations at Consumer Reports’ automotive test center, told the AP.



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Egan gets his first victory on the JEGS / CRA all-star tour in Winchester https://corvettec5.com/egan-gets-his-first-victory-on-the-jegs-cra-all-star-tour-in-winchester/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 14:21:33 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/egan-gets-his-first-victory-on-the-jegs-cra-all-star-tour-in-winchester/ Salem, IN (September 4, 2022) – Nick Egan, a native of Lomira, Wis., made a high side pass at the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, during an 86th lap restart, passing leader Brandon Varney , to take the lead and go on to claim his first-ever win on the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by […]]]>

Salem, IN (September 4, 2022) – Nick Egan, a native of Lomira, Wis., made a high side pass at the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, during an 86th lap restart, passing leader Brandon Varney , to take the lead and go on to claim his first-ever win on the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance in Saturday night’s JEGS 100 on the opening night of the weekend’s Global Stock Car Festival. of Labor Day.

“Wow, it’s great to be sitting here in victory lane at Winchester Speedway,” remarked Egan in victory lane. “This place is so awesome, what a place to race. I’ve raced at several racetracks, but this place is the hardest, which makes this victory so enjoyable. To win here is an achievement! I was hoping for a late warning so I could trying to drive car 61 for the win I had a good restart and just stuck it in there and used the high groove to make the pass I have to thank my dad, my whole team for all their help. We are a small, hard working team. We can’t wait to get back here in October to race for the series championship!

William as a teenager Sawalich took the lead as soon as the green flag dropped from his outside pole starting position. Michael Hinde closed in on Sawalich’s bumper but then slowed on the restart on lap 6 with a suspension issue that ended his day early.

Sawalich continued to set the pace as Brandon Varney began to quickly catch Sawalich. Varney then dove under Sawalich to make the pass on the 12th round.

Varney would hold the lead through several restarts as Egan fought his way through the field from his starting ninth position to grab second place, but with a big lead Varney looked like he was rolling towards the victory when the warning flag flew after the 23rd car. de Billy Van Meter spun on lap 85 while battling for a top-five spot.

On lap 86, the restarting Egan made the pass and took the win by nearly half a second over Brandon Varney. For his pass at the restart, Egan won the Sweet Manufacturing Sweet Move of the Race Award. Egan is the current Championship Points series leader and will race for the 2022 Chase for the Championship series on October 14.e Season championship event. Egan has already won the series’ 2022 Rookie of the Year award.

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This YouTuber’s 800 HP Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 C6 Is Back and Better Than Ever https://corvettec5.com/this-youtubers-800-hp-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-c6-is-back-and-better-than-ever/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/this-youtubers-800-hp-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-c6-is-back-and-better-than-ever/ When it comes to restoring and rebuilding cars, nothing can be more frustrating than experiencing a lack of power and performance without knowing why – especially if the car is relatively new, like 1320 Video’s Chevy Corvette C6 ZR1. The once-must-have vehicle for YouTube channel 1320video, the ZR1 strayed into the garage relegation zone after […]]]>

When it comes to restoring and rebuilding cars, nothing can be more frustrating than experiencing a lack of power and performance without knowing why – especially if the car is relatively new, like 1320 Video’s Chevy Corvette C6 ZR1.

The once-must-have vehicle for YouTube channel 1320video, the ZR1 strayed into the garage relegation zone after starting to experience these issues. After some time tinkering (and after acquiring an Audi R8), the ZR1 found itself parked on a shelf with no real future in sight.

However, after the release of their latest content, it looks like the ZR1 has come back from the dead after spending the last few months in Detroit with a ZR1 specialist. He quickly becomes the favorite again after receiving a massive power boost.

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A supercharged rocket

Once known on the dragstrip for its 800 American horsepower, this 2010 Corvette ZR1 is more recently known as the most expensive 1320 paperweight after spending some time away from YouTube’s eye.

So rather than keep banging his head against the wall trying to figure out his issues, the guys at 1320 decided to send their Vette to one of the top ZR1 mechanics in the country in hopes of not just diagnosing the problem, but to restore its power and then some.

Already known to pump out 800bhp, finding a solution to fix the issues and adding more would be a tough task. However, when working with a budget like 1320, chances are you’ll get what you asked for.

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It’s Dyno time, baby

Fast forward a few months now, and 1320 is on its way to Detroit for the unveiling of the rebuilt ZR1. After arriving at the shop the guys come to find after a teardown of the engine, a problem with the block has resulted in an all new LS9 engine for the Vette.

Already off to an expensive start the guys are starting to list the new list of mods which includes ported heads, level 3 cam, brand new inlets, intakes, water tank upgrades, bucket seats and a complete overhaul of the cooling system that includes an Edelbrock heat exchanger for the massive supercharger slapped on the 6.2-litre V8.


Now good for a whopping 889bhp, the next logical step for 1320 was to head to the local drag strip with the ZR1 and smash the new merchandise.

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Woman dies in crash on Adams Road in Rochester Hills https://corvettec5.com/woman-dies-in-crash-on-adams-road-in-rochester-hills/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 15:43:39 +0000 https://corvettec5.com/woman-dies-in-crash-on-adams-road-in-rochester-hills/ Woman dies in crash on Adams Road in Rochester Hills (OCSO, August 31, 2022) Rochester Hills, MI – An 85-year-old woman from Troy died Tuesday after being involved in a three-vehicle car accident in Rochester Hills. The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. at the intersection of Adams and Auburn roads. Mary Josephine Howe was driving […]]]>

Woman dies in crash on Adams Road in Rochester Hills

(OCSO, August 31, 2022)

Rochester Hills, MI – An 85-year-old woman from Troy died Tuesday after being involved in a three-vehicle car accident in Rochester Hills.

The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. at the intersection of Adams and Auburn roads. Mary Josephine Howe was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Adams Road and attempted to turn onto Auburn Road westbound. As the Impala entered the intersection and began to turn left, her car was struck by a 2015 Jeep Patriot being driven southbound on Adams Road by a 31-year-old female from Lake Orion.

Following the initial collision, the Jeep struck a third vehicle, a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 28-year-old Pontiac woman. The Cruze was stopped at a traffic light on eastbound Auburn Road and was waiting to turn onto southbound Adams Road. Howe was taken to hospital by the Rochester Hills Fire Department where she later died of her injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was hospitalized with minor injuries. The third driver refused to seek treatment at the scene. The drivers all wore their seatbelts. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which is still being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.

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