August 17, 2012
Cruisin’ Woodward with Chevrolet Performance
Performance vehicles, parts demos and celebrities at Memorial Park in Royal Oak
DETROIT – If it’s August in Detroit, it’s time for the Woodward Dream Cruise – and the Chevrolet Performance display at Memorial Park, in Royal Oak. It incorporates a collection of performance vehicles of all types, demonstrations of parts and accessories, and the opportunity for fans to meet legendary automotive personalities – including Linda Vaughn and IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe.
Located at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road, the Chevrolet Performance display is open Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 18 – the day of the Woodward Dream Cruise – it is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. More than 1 million car enthusiasts will pack the famous avenue for the world’s largest one-day automotive event.
The high-performance sheet metal on hand includes the new COPO Camaro, the new Camaro SS 1LE and the Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1970 Chevelle, which is powered by a new Connect and Cruise 556-horsepower “LSA” 6.2L supercharged crate powertrain system. Other display vehicles include:
- E-ROD 1955 Chevy
- 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
- Chevrolet Caprice PPV police vehicle
- Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car
- Corvette C6R race car
- 1953 Chevrolet Suburban with LSA powertrain
- Camaro ZL1
- Camaro NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 pace car
- 1934 Chevrolet performance coupe
- IndyCar show vehicles
- Accessorized Chevy Cruze, Sonic and Spark models.
Also on display is the latest in high-performance crate engines, engine parts, vehicle accessories and more from Chevrolet Performance. Representatives from the Chevrolet Performance Team will are available to demonstrate products and answer questions about components including engine controllers, the Connect and Cruise crate powertrain systems and more.
Linda Vaughn, the first lady of motorsports and who rose to fame in the Sixties as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, will appear at various times throughout the three-day display, with autograph sessions scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Briscoe, the Australian-born racing driver who started from the pole position in the 2012 Indy 500, will also appear during Chevrolet Performance’s three days on Woodward, with autograph sessions scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Miss Sprint Cup will also be signing autographs on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Chevrolet Performance display.
Car enthusiasts will find more about Chevrolet Performance and the activities surrounding the Woodward Dream Cruise at theblock.com – the new online automotive community powered by Chevrolet Performance.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.