Chevrolet Performance returned to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this year, where it had on display an awesome collection of performance vehicles – and lucky attendees even got the chance to get up-close and personal with the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. Parts and accessories were on display, and several autograph sessions took place with such legends as Linda Vaughn, Courtney Hansen and No. 12 Chevrolet-powered Izod IndyCar driver Will Power.
Linda Vaughn, hailed the first lady of motorsports, who rose to fame in the 1960’s as “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter” was on hand to meet eager fans, and Courtney Hansen, host of Spike TV’s weekend “Powerblock” series, was also available to sign autographs for the excited crowd.
Alongside the 2014 Stingray, fans also got a chance to take pictures with a 2014 Camaro Z/28, 2014 Silverado LTZ crew cab, and 2014 Impala LTZ. A 2014 SS pace car and 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels concept car were also among the awesome display, as well as a Camaro ZL1 “Smoke” concept, Chevrolet Performance V-6 and V-8 Camaro concepts (featuring a new portfolio of Gen 5 Camaro performance parts and accessories), and Chevrolet Performance Hot Rod Power Tour “Trip Captain” Suburban concept. Rounding out the collection were a 1953 Suburban with a custom LSX engine and Helio Castroneves’ IndyCar show car.
High-performance crate engines, engine parts, vehicle accessories and more from Chevrolet Performance, were on display as well including an LSX454R crate engine, big-block 572/720R racing crate engine, and small-block ZZ383 crate engine. An LSA/4L85E Connect & Cruise crate powertrain system, Camaro ZL1 brake upgrade kit and Camaro 1LE Track Pack suspension kit were also of interest to enthusiasts.
Chevrolet Performance ensured that any and all questions regarding engine controllers, Connect and Cruise crate powertrain systems, and more were answered by representatives who also hosted demonstrations.
Chevrolet Performance fans can find out more about the activities surrounding the Woodward Dream Cruise at the online automotive community – theblock.com.
We don’t have an estimate on how many enthusiasts turned out this year, but it is expected that more than 1 million attended this year’s event – the world’s largest one-day automotive event.