New-Gen Heavy Duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

Chevy Silverado HDAccording to USA Today, GM has released the 2015 heavy-duty big brothers of the current generation pickup trucks and announced their market debut dates for the beginning of next year. The full-size versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are equivalent to approximately 25% of the iconic truck models’ overall sales.

The heavy-duty Silverado and Sierra were unveiled yesterday at the Texas State Fair. The heavy-duty Chevy Silverado sported bolder lines and a bulkier exterior, but its aerodynamic quality has been improved to allow for better highway mileage.

Naturally, we expect both the HD Silverado and GMC Sierra to have enhanced hauling capabilities, more muscle-bound exterior sculpting, and luxury options, while maintaining a noticeable resemblance to their little brother standard duty pickups.

Come check out our current line of heavy-duty Silverados and Sierras at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!

Chevy C7 Corvette Stingray Shipments Commence

C7 Corvette StingrayChevy dealerships nationwide are poised to receive their first shipments of shiny, new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingrays over the next couple of weeks. Shipping has begun for dealership inventories and fulfillment of customer orders out of Chevrolet’s Bowling Green, KY facility this week!

According to Autoblog, Chevy has produced 1,000 of the highly-anticipated Corvette Stingrays, all ready for shipment. Released earlier this year, the 2014 C7 is the fastest, most muscle-bound, and fuel efficient Corvette, ever. Chevy’s latest two-door coupe houses a refined LT1 V8 engine delivering 460 horsepower and allowing for an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon highway.

The new Stingray’s marriage of power and design is described perfectly by Corvette Design Director, Tom Peters, who claims, “it’s a beautiful weapon,” according to the Chevy website.

With its ultra-sleek and sophisticated exterior, crazy-luxurious and modern interior, and countless design aspects geared toward optimizing the driver’s overall experience, we’re excited for the C7 Corvette Stingray to start making appearances on the road!

1967 L88 Corvette Sells for Record Breaking Price

If you were to ask a group of people what the most iconic car is the vast majority of them would more than likely reply with “The Corvette.” As such, it’s no surprise to us that classic Corvettes sell for quite a bit of money. The latest example of this could be a 1967 L88 Corvette Convertible that sold for a record breaking price of $3.2 Million, which is the most a Corvette has ever sold for, at the Mecum Dallas auction.

Now, if you’re sitting there saying “That’s chump change,” chances are you need to wake up, because you’re dreaming. And while we all know that is a lot of money, it’s not for your average Corvette. The L88 option code basically means that this particular Corvette is a production racecar. The 1967 L88 Corvette is given a race motor; beefed up suspension, brakes, and transmission; a positraction differential; and a stinger hood scoop. To top it all off, only 20 L88’s were produced in 1967.

Check out the auction video below to see how the bidding war went down! Sadly Hutch Chevrolet wasn’t able to acquire this unique piece of history.

Charles Mallon’s Corvette Collection Earns World Record

Toy CorvetteCollecting toy cars isn’t exactly a hobby that would set a 14-year-old boy apart from other adolescent boys. The same can be said of a middle-aged man, collecting car memorabilia for his basement “man cave”—nothing too extraordinary.

The nature of Charles Mallon’s collection isn’t what shocks us; it’s the magnitude.

According to Chevrolet’s feature on Mallon, the 54-year-old Chevy fanatic owns 2,013 toy-sized Corvettes. He also has an actual life-sized 2005 LeMans blue C6 in his garage. But the miniature renditions are his claim to fame, and his vast collection has earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for maintaining the “Largest Collection of Chevrolet Memorabilia.”

Chevy recently interviewed Mallon who explained that his love for the Corvette, in particular, started growing at a very young age. By the time he was 14, he was seriously dedicated to his collection. Now, 40 years later, he’s gained world-wide acknowledgment for his life-long passion.

When Mallon decided to go for record-holding recognition, part of the process involved setting up his entire collection on the gym floor of a local Pennsylvania high school and submitting a formal application to Guinness. In Chevy’s article, Mallon attributed his willingness to go through the tedious process—all part of an effort “to validate [his] insanity.”

If Mallon is insane, it’s in the best possible way. We love hearing about fans that love the legendary Bowtie brand as much as we do here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!