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by The Keeper January 14, 2014

 

It’s a sweep! It was announced yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show that the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won Car of the Year and the Chevrolet Silverado won Truck of the Year. The last time a single automaker won both the car and truck award was back in 2010 when Ford won with the Fusion and the Transit Connect small commercial van.

 

Why is this such an impressive achievement? These awards are coveted by automakers because they represent the collective assessment of 48 veteran journalists who have test-driven vehicles for years while most other automotive awards are given out by individual publications or organizations.

 

A well deserved honor for all those involved at Chevrolet, from the designers right down to the proud men and women on the line assembling them each and every day.

 

-keep

 

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Chevy sweeps Car and Truck of the Year

 

DETROIT — Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the American icon completely redone last year for its seventh generation, was named Monday as the North American Car of the Year at the opening of the press preview for the North American International Auto Show here.

 

It was a double win for General Motors, which also won North American Truck of the Year Monday for the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado. It also is the second consecutive car win for General Motors. It won last year for the Cadillac ATS compact sedan.

 

The car and truck of the year awards are arguably the auto industry’s most coveted — they are chosen by 49 automotive journalists who drove all the vehicles and and rendered a judgement.

 

Corvette beat out the two other finalists, Cadillac CTS and Mazda3, a short list winnowed down from all of the all-new or significantly redesigned cars introduced in the past year. None of the others, however, had Corvette’s iconic past or such a dramatic reinvention for their latest generations.

 

Corvette was unveiled a year ago at last year’s North American International Auto Show. GM designed the seventh-generation Corvette to rival Porsche 911 and other world-class sports cars. Yet it retains a very American feel — and a classic push-rod V-8.

 

The new Corvette, which went on sale last year at a starting price of $51,995 including shipping, is both more nimble and more powerful than the one it replaces. The base model sports a redone 460-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 that had 25 more horsepower than the base engine last generation, but also better fuel efficiency.

 

With the standard engine, the ‘Vette goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, yet is rated at 17 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg highway — up 11%. To save gas, the engine has a cylinder shut-off system that lets it run on four cylinders at highway speeds.

 

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by The Keeper January 13, 2014

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With the Bears now eliminated and Nascar not kicking off the 2014 season until February, I’m really having Sunday afternoon sports related withdrawal symptoms. I got out my Yuengling and munchies but there was nothing good to watch. I really hate this time of year.

 

The girlfriend and I went out for dinner and a movie on Saturday night. We caught American Hustle starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper. It has been getting a lot of good press and it was easy to see why. It gets a bit complicated and jumps around occasionally, but it’s definitely worth it. Check it out if you’re looking for something with a hell of a story and a surprising amount of humor. Oh! And as an added bonus, Amy Adams is mouthwatering in many ultra low-cut dresses and braless throughout the entire film.

 

One of my readers is currently enjoying his summer while I’m stuck riding out winter in Illinois. How, you ask? New Zealand. He’s down under and they’re currently in the middle of their summer. I’m so damn jealous it’s not even funny. A big thanks to him for checking in and sending the beautiful photo of Auckland.

 

-keep

 

“hi Keep … with the cold weather you guys are experiencing at the moment I thought you might like to see a photo from my home town at the moment, Auckland. Its nearly mid summer here with temps ranging from 25 – 35°C (77 – 95°F) so for us its swimming, fishing and BBQ’s … love your site by the way!” -Ron

 

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by The Keeper January 12, 2014

 

This is probably the weirdest Old Spice commercial you’ll see today…

 

-keep

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