You Could Win Jeff Gordon’s Personal Corvette & Up to $15,000 Cash

Proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research

Win Jeff Gordons Corvette 2017 Infographic - Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation
Starting May 5th, 2017, NASCAR Champion (and legend), Jeff Gordon, is going to be giving you the chance to win his personal Watkins Glen Gray Edition 2017 Corvette Grand Sport 3LT Convertible, worth $98,000. The winner of the Corvette will be awarded by Jeff personally to sign over the title and take the car for one last spin before you get to take it home!

In addition to the drawing for the Corvette itself, Jeff is adding the chance for you to win up to $15,000! There will be three drawings of $5,000 each.

  • Tickets purchased between May 5th – May 19th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and three drawings for $5,000 cash.
  • Tickets purchased between May 20th – June 2nd will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and two drawings for $5,000 cash.
  • Tickets purchased between June 3rd – June 16th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette and one drawing for $5,000 cash.
  • Tickets purchased between June 17th – July 4th will be entered into the drawing for the Corvette only.

Tickets are just $100 and there are only 10,000 availableYou can find the official rules for the contest and purchase your tickets at JeffGordonChildrensFoundation.org!

 

Childhood Cancer Statistics:

  • Every hour, 2 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Cancer is the Number One cause of death by disease for children.
  • Only 3 new cancer drugs have been specifically developed to treat children in the past 40 years.
  • Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes towards pediatric cancer.
  • Pharmaceutical companies contribute minimal resources to pediatric cancer research.
  • Unlike adult cancers, childhood cancer research relies heavily on private philanthropy.

About The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation

The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation was founded by four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon. The 501 (c)(3) public charity is dedicated to improving outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer. The Foundation has granted over $17 Million to date to help fund some of the most promising research in childhood cancer as well as open the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, North Carolina, and the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.

OnStar with 4G LTE & Wi-Fi Available Summer 2014

OnStarInternet in your car? It’s here. Chevrolet is the first and only car company to bring built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to cars, trucks, and SUVs.


Early in 2014, Chevrolet announced that they would be introducing OnStar with AT&T’s 4G LTE technology starting with most 2015 year-model vehicles. (Read our post about it here.) The technology will be an optional feature that will be available with OnStar-equipped vehicles that are 4G LTE-ready, which will allow drivers to turn their vehicles into a mobile WiFi hotspot.

Starting with the Basics
The OnStar Basic Plan is included with the price of the vehicle for FIVE YEARS, which includes:

  • remotelinkRemoteLink Key Fob Services – Remote start, lock/unlock, honk horn, and flash your lights right from your smart phone.
  • OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics lets you run a diagnostic check of your vehicle and receive monthly diagnostic emails.
  • Directions and Connections – Free for the complimentary trial period associated with the vehicle brand and model.

OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi customers also get three months or 3GB of Wi-Fi Service (whichever comes first) just so you can test it out and see if you like it! So what can you do with 3 gigabytes of data? According to AT&T Support, 3GB is enough to:

  • Send or receive about 4,200 emails with attachments
  • Stream music for 36 hours
  • Visit 600 web pages… or visit JeffGordonChevy.com 600 times
  • Watch 5 hours of cat videos!
  • Download 42 apps, games, or songs
  • AND make 570 social media posts about how much better your car is better than everyone else’s because it has internet… and of course, share those cat videos you just watched for 5 hours.

The Benefits:

  • Be able to connect up to 7 devices at once! This includes your phones, tablets, laptops, and anything else you have that can connect to the internet.
  • The fast, reliable WiFi hotspot is more powerful than a phone hotspot (and you won’t have the same problem with battery life that you would on your phone.)
  • It’s always on when the vehicle is running, or in accessory mode. In accessory mode, average battery will provide up to a half-hour of usage. Actual time may vary based on battery health.
  • The hotspot will extend up to 50 feet beyond the vehicle!
  • After your trial period or anytime you need help, you’re still going to have the blue OnStar button right on your rear-view mirror!

4G LTEChevrolet is rolling out 4G LTE Wi-Fi on more models than any other car company, starting in June with the 2015 Malibu, Impala and Volt. Later this summer, the technology is coming to the 2015 Equinox, Silverado, Corvette, Sonic, and Spark.

Click here for more info on the OnStar with 4G LTE service.

For more information on the arrival of the 4G LTE-equipped models at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC, just fill out the form below to send us an email! Or call us directly at (910)798-2650.


 

 

Corvette Museum Sinkhole: Real or Fake?

It’s not exactly “news” that the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky experienced a tragedy when a sinkhole unexpectedly swallowed eight Corvettes that were sitting in the Skydome exhibit of the museum last month – February 12th, 2014. The cars that fell victim to this event were:

  • 1993 ZR1 Spyder
  • 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1
  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1-Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06
  • 2009 White 1.5-Millionth Corvette

Although you’ve probably already seen it, here’s a video of the Corvettes going under recorded by one of the museum’s security cameras.

Moving on. So, we were perusing the internet this morning and came across something that definitely caught our eye. People are starting to question whether this event was real or actually a hoax. Actually, let us rephrase. Some people are very confident that it’s definitely a hoax, such as this guy, who reviews pictures and videos of the event, pointing out that the cars look like matchbox or Hot Wheels.

But then Jalopnik came back with a contemptuous rebuttal with this article: The Corvette Museum Sinkhole Says Very Sane Internet Man. Author, Jason Torchinsky, encompasses the question: Can we really believe everything that we read or see on the internet? …But in a much more sarcastic tone. One of my favorite things that he points out in the article is this:

Also, this guy is the only one with the b**** to call out Chevrolet’s use of carbon fiber for Corvette bodies, and not that “fiberglass” b******* they’ve been claiming since the 1950s. Oldest trick in the book — call your crazy expensive material something much, much cheaper, and rake in the money.
(We had to censor the bad words and correct Jason’s spelling mistake – you can see all the words in that link we included before.)

Jason makes another good point though: Why in the world would the Corvette Museum concoct this huge plan to fake a sinkhole to swallow Corvettes that, collectively, are worth millions of dollars?

Unfortunately, we don’t know. But we want to hear what you think: Is it totally real and conspiracy theorists are just bored and looking for something to poke at? Or is it a hoax and the people at the Corvette Museum decided that they wanted to pick up the new hobby of creating special movie effects? Leave us a comment with your opinions!

Check out the Corvette Museum’s Blog for updates on the sinkhole and its recovery.

14 Last-Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas

HeartValentine’s Day is only 3 days away and most are guilty of waiting until the very last minute to figure out what to buy their honey for this day dedicated to love, chocolate, teddy bears, and flowers. Luckily, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has 14 great gift ideas for you to make sure your loved one knows that they are loved.

We have something to fit everybody’s needs. Click the images below!

Once you’ve chosen the perfect match for your valentine, visit JeffGordonChevy.com to get started.

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With Jeff Gordon Chevrolet’s Shop-Click-Drive program, you can create your deal online without your Valentine suspecting a thing. Once you pick out the perfect Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, or Volt, we’ll work with you to devise a plan to make sure this holiday is unforgettable.

Don’t live near Jeff Gordon Chevrolet? No problem. With our exclusive Door-to-Door Delivery program, we can deliver right to your front door, anywhere in the country! So, what are you waiting for? Get started now! And, for immediate assistance, call the internet sales hotline at (888)261-0090.

*Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is not responsible for any neglect that may be experienced after purchase due to recipient’s love of their new car.

22 Facts You May or May Not Have Known About the 2015 Corvette Z06

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22 Facts You May or May Not Have Known About the 2015 Corvette Z06

by Vette Magazine

Recap: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R Revealed

ImageThe North American International Auto Show revealed both the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R this morning. Conveniently, for anyone who wasn’t able to be in Detroit for the live reveal, the show was streamed live on YouTube.

The new Z06 was escorted to the Auto Show from Chevrolet’s tech center, hauled by the 2014 Silverado, and followed by thirty 2014 Corvette Stingrays.

The Z06 (production model) and C7.R (race car) were developed side-by-side and don’t differ from each other very much. Both models were designed to provide the best possible handling – whether you’re on the road or on the track. The Z06 is powered by a super-charged 6.2L LT4 engine that produces better than 625 horsepower and more than 635 pounds-feet of torque. It’s the only production car in America with more than 600 HP and a choice of two transmissions:

  • 7-speed manual with active rev matching
  • all-new, high-performance 8-speed automatic (designed and built by GM) with pedal shift manual controls and lightning-fast shifts for track use and the convenience of a true automatic for daily driving – making the automatic transmission truly an option without compromise

The Z06 also features a lot of the same features as the Stingray like: magnetic ride control, electronic limited slip differential, 5-mode drive selector, and the new performance data recorder. The Z06 has an all-aluminum frame that is 60% stiffer than the frame in the outgoing model and also has a removable carbon-fiber roof panel.

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The C7.R will make its debut later this month at the Rolex 24 at Daytona where Corvette Racing expects to keep tradition going and continue to be the most successful endurance racing program in American Le Mans history. Over the past 14 seasons, Corvette Racing has won 90 races, 10 manufacturer championships and 10 team championships in the American Le Mans series.

To add to the excitement of this morning’s reveal, journalists also announced the 2014 Corvette Stingray as North American Car of the Year and the 2014 Silverado 1500 as the North American Truck of the Year. Not too shabby.

And now for the bad news… The Z06 won’t be available for delivery until later this year. However, stay tuned for updates on pre-ordering, or fill out the contact form below and we can send you updates personally.

Chevy Technology Strikes Again at 4G LTE Speeds

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What are two things that you don’t think you would be able to live your daily life without? Most people would probably say their phone and their car. Well, Chevrolet has recognized just that and found a way to make sure you get the best of both…

Earlier this week, Chevrolet announced that they will be raising the bar in the industry’s technology once more and introducing models optionally equipped with OnStar 4G LTE (thanks to some help from AT&T) starting this summer. The first models to have this feature will be the 2015 Corvette, Impala, Malibu, and Volt and will be followed by the Equinox, Silverado, and Spark.

“Chevrolet is expected to implement the broadest deployment of 4G LTE in the automotive industry,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The fact that OnStar with 4G LTE will be available in models that range from the Chevrolet Spark to the Silverado to the Corvette, is indicative of our broad commitment to deliver more value and convenience through smart technology applications. This new, purposeful technology solution will make our consumers lives easier to connect.”

The 4G LTE rollout will bring a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to most Chevrolet vehicles, which allows passengers to connect their personal devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless internet. Each vehicle can accommodate multiple devices at one time.

We know that our customers rely on being connected on a daily, if not hourly basis, and they expect to be provided with the information and content they desire with no interruptions,” said Mary Chan, president, GM’s Global Connected Consumer. “A 4G LTE hotspot that’s built into a car’s architecture will provide a more consistent and powerful Wi-Fi connection than a smartphone.

With OnStar’s 4G LTE connection, the vehicle acts as a mobile hub, giving customers easier access to apps and services that require a high-speed cellular or data connection. The vehicle will employ a wireless connection that does not rely on a brought-in mobile device.

Additionally, Chevrolet MyLink will offer a built-in AppShop, accessible right from MyLink’s touchscreen where you can view all the apps, download them directly to the vehicle, organize, update, or delete them as needed – just like your iPhone and Android. These applications will connect drivers to vehicle data, weather, news, travel information and more. The initial app lineup will include: Vehicle Health, iHeartRadio, Priceline.com, The Weather Channel, NPR, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Glympse, and Kaliki.

The built-in 4G LTE connection will allow our vehicles to be updated with the latest software and apps,” said Chan. “This means that the driver’s vehicle infotainment systems can keep getting better after purchase as customers can continue to add on and customize their features.

ImageAnd in order to make sure that you’re connected and ready on your 2015 Chevy, Chevrolet is offering a free Android smartphone with a 2-year service agreement.

Wanna get a first look at this technology in person? Fill out the contact form below and let us know and Jeff Gordon Chevrolet will contact you upon arrival of our first 4G LTE-equipped 2015 models so you can come test it out for yourself. Just fill out the form below or chat with us directly by hitting the red icon on the top-right of this post.