Public Viewing Of The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray With America’s Corvette Club

When the Cobo Convention in downtown Detroit opened its doors for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show(also known as the North American International Auto Show), a special group of die-hard enthusiasts from southeast Michigan were able to gain early access to view the highly-anticipated debut of the 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray, just before the doors were opened to the general public. America’s Corvette Club is a group of devoted Corvette enthusiasts from the land of the Motor City, and were greeted to a private presentation of the C7 Vette while talking to a few of the people behind the creation of the new Vette. I was invited to the presentation by a few members of the club who are close friends of mine, and I had the opportunity to get up close to what’s being dubbed the “best Corvette ever.”

The Detroit Auto Show is currently open to the public until January 27th, so if you are able to make the trip to the Motor City I would highly suggest attending the show. For the past few years, the Detroit Auto Show has recorded consecutive record-breaking attendance numbers and draws in crowds from across the world. But, for those who are not able to attend the event in person or missed the official unveiling of the C7 Corvette last Sunday, here are just a few snapshots of the C7 Stingray during the presentation for America’s Corvette Club…

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Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift: Outtakes

Check out this great MSN video – Street drifting crash caught on video.

Although we’re poking fun at the famed Fast & Furious franchise with the title of this post, we are not making a light story out of this video. The dangers of performing high-performance stunts on public roads are increasing by the day, and the majority of drivers involved in car collision resulting from street racing are not properly experienced when it comes to letting their high-powered vehicles loose on the streets. This video is more evidence that states that amateur racing associations need to implemented in safe, closed-circuit environments, so that the “Average Joe” can also enjoy the exhilerating rush of pushing their sports cars to the limit. Hence why the Octane Lyfestyle Motoring Association is in the process of providing an avenue for guys who want to have fun with their cars, but on a more controlled environment away from innocent drivers. Stay tuned as we prepare for an exciting 2013 season…

Should You Learn To Drive a Manual Transmission?

This is a very great video clip from the guys at Car and Driver & Popular Mechanics in regards to whether or not we should learn how to drive cars with manual transmissions. Both Ben & Russ in this clip point out very intriguing factors as to why the U.S. is seeing a decline in vehicles with stick-shift transmissions & why we should all learn how to drive a stick-shift.

From my personal experience, I learned how to drive by the way of racing, which by the way was strictly stick-shift at the time. When it came time for me to finally earn my driver’s license I knew how to drive both an automatic & manual, which meant that my choice in vehicles was unlimited. I encourage everyone to experience driving a vehicle with a manual transmission because this will give you a better sense of how the engine & transmission collaborate in unison to get you from point A to point B.

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