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Test Drive: 2016 Corvette Convertible

As a man in his late 40’s that was born and raised in the U.S.A. and whose favorite music includes Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles, I’m pretty sure I fall into the primary market segment for a Corvette Convertible. Paying attention to the type of men actually driving Corvette’s bears this out, as I can’t remember the last time I saw someone driving a Corvette who wasn’t a middle-aged white guy. Be that as it may, the 2016 Corvette is such a good car that it will make you forget (mostly) about all the clichés that go with driving one.

I may fall into the target market for Corvette buyers, but I’ve always been much more attracted to European sports cars like Ferrari’s and Porsche’s. As a teenager, my bedroom wall was covered with posters of cars like the Ferrari 308 GTB and Porsche 930 Turbo, not Corvettes, Camaro’s or Mustangs. It wasn’t until I started attending American Le Mans Series races in 1999 and watching the Corvettes race that I started taking a closer look at the road cars and gaining an appreciation for them. Driving them over the last several years as an automotive writer has affirmed that, though they were not without their faults. After spending a week driving the new Corvette Convertible, it’s clear that Chevrolet has done their homework on the new C7 to make it the best Corvette yet.

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Test Drive: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS

Amid the media hoopla surrounding hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles, the presence of the Chevy Camaro SS as a new car on the street seems like an anomaly. Powered by a ground-thumping 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 426hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the Camaro SS is a throwback to the days when American muscle cars ruled the streets and has the looks to back up its performance. Camaro owners from forty or so years ago will recognize the new Camaro right away. The designers did a great job at keeping the best elements of the first generation Camaro from the late 1960’s but have updated it with more modern mechanics and safety features.

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