March 26, 2014

Chevrolet Stingray School Maximizes Corvette Driving Experience

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Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.

Developed and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, the performance driving performance-driving curriculum at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nev. accommodates drivers of all skill levels.

“We designed the Corvette Stingray to make its owners better drivers through technologies such as the Driver Mode Selector, Active Rev Match, electronic limited-slip differential and more,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, global Chevrolet. “Through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, they’ll learn to make the most of its technologies and delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience.”

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The discount from Chevrolet is good for one year from the retail purchase of a new Corvette Stingray and applies only to the original owner. Only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations.

Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Pahrump. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction.

“We are proud to be the official high-performance driving school for Chevrolet and the Corvette Stingray,” said Fellows. “Our goal is to ensure every driver leaves with enhanced driving skills, more confidence on the street and track and, most of all, a deeper understanding of his or her Corvette’s capabilities and how to safely enjoy the car to the fullest.”

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Along with class instruction, participants will spend extensive time driving the Stingray on Spring Mountain’s world-class 2.2-mile road course where three levels of instruction cover novice track drivers to those with more experience.

“It’s more than simply going fast and learning when to turn and apply the throttle,” said Fellows. “Mind speed and decision-making are key elements in the high-performance world, and our car control exercises and on-track training will help drivers improve their ability to process information quickly and accurately, resulting in a better coordination of eyes, hands and feet to improve their driving skill. It’s great fun – and drivers will definitely challenge their limits to find the limits of the new Stingray.”

Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road-racing drivers. A charter member of Corvette Racing, Fellows was part of historic Corvette Racing victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2011, Fellows was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame, located at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

Learn more here about the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club facility and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.

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November 20, 2012

CIAS 40th Charity Gala | Presented by MegaSpeed

Canadian International Auto Show 40th Charity Gala
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 16th, 2012

Each year the Canadian International Auto Show alongside the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association host a charity gala to raise funds for a good cause. This year the theme (if you will) was all about Canadian motorsport legends such as Ron Fellows, Paul Tracy, Scott Goodyear, Richard Spenard, and Alex Tagliani. Furthermore, our good friends at BASF and MegaSpeed got together with other partners to build an incredible looking Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that was to be auctioned off later in the evening.

Upon entering the hall where the gala was to take place, there were an assortment of iconic Canadian motorsport race cars like this #43 Chevrolet Camaro as well as Paul Tracy’s awesome looking IndyCar.

Starting off the night was well known Canadian comedian Mike Bullard with some opening words and shots at a few notable guests – in true Bullard fashion of course.

Canadian artist Ron Gibbs of Burlington, Ontario painted a commemorative hood depicting the Canadian motorsports legends honored at the gala along with the graphics on the Camaro ZL1.

The highlight of the auction was by far the custom ZL1 that has been customized with an incredible BASF paint job and graphics to start. The custom carbon fiber bits were produced by Multimatic of Markham and the wheel package courtesy of MegaSpeed thanks to MHT Wheels Inc. It is said that nearly $40,000 went into this one-off project build tallying up the vehicle’s value at nearly $100,000!

President of the Canadian International Auto Show Sandy Liguori and his beautiful wife pose for a photo op while enjoying the evening’s live entertainment.


One of the presenting partners of the charity gala was Nissan Canada seen here posing next to the event’s highlight celebrity and fellow Canadian Dan Aykroyd aka Blues Brother Elwood.

One stage for a good portion of the night was a Blues Brothers cover band that played all the awesome songs one would expect. Not only was their performance on point, but so was their appearance making it seem like the real-deal.

By the gala’s end, it was time for Blues Brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) himself to take the stage and rock out with the band. As if the alcohol and delicious multi-course meal didn’t already make people happy, rocking out to the very best blues n’ funk tunes sure did. People young and old took to the dance floor to strut their stuff – this is what good nights are made of!

A big thanks to the staff of the Canadian International Auto Show and MegaSpeed for the invite. Onto an incredible car show come February where all the new toys will be out on display!

Words & Photos: Giancarlo Pawelec

 

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