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04-30-2007: Chevy-Powered 'Rev it Up 2007' Descends on Six Cities

Dates and locations announced; national winner receives 2007 Chevrolet Corvette

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced “Rev It Up 2007: Where Drivers Come To Play” (www.revitup.com), a day of competition and fun geared to automotive enthusiasts. Competitors pay just $25, and their friends and spectators can experience the six-city celebration of car culture for free.

Rev It Up 2007 is a true playground for car lovers. It is the world’s largest performance driving school and national racing competition, in which racers and amateurs compete for the title of Rev It Up National Champion and a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Six regional winners receive two days of instruction at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and airfare.

Rev It Up 2007 gives car enthusiasts a chance to immerse themselves in all things automotive. It tours six major metropolitan areas in July and August – San Francisco and Orange County, Calif.; as well as Houston, Orlando, New York and Washington D.C. (see schedule below). Besides the $25 competitor fee, other behind-the-wheel activities are offered at a nominal charge. Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Updated information, event locations and registration forms are available at www.revitup.com.

“Where else but at Rev It Up can you spend the day racing, driving and experiencing the best Chevy has to offer?” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “It’s a great combination of competition and car show, where automotive enthusiasts can hone their skills and test their precision and control in our performance vehicles at an incredible enthusiast’s day camp.”

Rev It Up 2007 dates and locations:
  • July 6 and 7: San Francisco, Calif. – Alameda Naval Base
  • July 13 and 14: Orange County, Calif. – El Toro Marine Corps Air Station
  • July 20 and 21: Houston, Texas – Reliant Park
  • July 27 and 28: Orlando, Fla. – Walt Disney World Epcot Center
  • August 3 and 4: New York/New Jersey – Old Bridge Township Raceway Park ( Englishtown, N.J. )
  • Aug. 10 and 11: Washington, D.C. – FedEx Field ( Landover, Md. )
Rev It Up 2007 activities
Rev It Up competition – Competitors in four skill classes drive identically prepared Cobalt SS models to qualify for the final run of each day – the Pro Class Heat – behind the wheel of a 2007 Corvette.

Corvette Performance Course – Participants put Chevrolet’s 400-horsepower flagship sports car through its paces on a specially designed course.

Reaction and Traction Competition – Drivers test their acceleration and braking skills behind the wheel of a 303-horsepower Impala SS or 395-horsepower TrailBlazer SS. Drivers will be able to take on their friends, and prizes go to those who prove their skills.

Enduro Kart Challenge – Participants race karts against their friends while experiencing fast turns and high g-forces.

Chevy Performance Course – Drivers put the latest Chevy performance vehicles through their paces on a challenging route, including Corvette, Impala SS, Cobalt SS Supercharged and TrailBlazer SS.

Corvette Z06 “Time Attack” – Participants ride in the passenger seat of a 505-horsepower Corvette Z06 driven by an experienced racer who demonstrates how to attack a course to set the best time.

Chevy Nation Pavilion – New for 2007, a comprehensive display of the latest cars, trucks and performance parts, as well as a sneak peak at future technology – including the Camaro Concept.

Chevy Racing Experience – A Chevrolet display of motorsports heritage and technology, including the latest racing machines and well-known display vehicles, including those from SEMA.

Car Corrals – Local clubs, magazines and enthusiasts can display their personal vehicles at special parking areas, and win prizes.

Meet the Pros – Chat with and get autographs from popular NASCAR, ALMS and SCCA Chevy Racing drivers.