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Motorweek Selects Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as the 2014 Driver's Choice Award

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Mark Bilek
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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986
Email: jmorand@drivechicago.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO (February 6, 2014) – MotorWeek named Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray as the 2014 Drivers’ Choice Award during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was recognized for its exotic car performance and realistic price. Host, Executive Producer, and Creator of MotorWeek John Davis said this award represents the pinnacle of automobiles.

“On behalf of Chevrolet and Corvette, we are honored to accept the Drivers’ Choice Award,” said Jose Gonzalez, lead designer of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. “It is amazing to see the fruit of our labor come to fruition and to see General Motors come together through engineering, design and marketing.”

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the seventh generation Corvette and boasts a generation-four LT1 V8 engine, magnetic ride suspension and a seven-speed manual transmission. This is the second year that a General Motors vehicle has won the Drivers’ Choice Award. 

The MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards represent the best automotive picks for a range of lifestyles. The editorial staff selects the best vehicle in every segment, including cars, trucks and utility vehicles, based on evaluations of performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and dollar value.

To watch complete coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2014 public show will be February 8-17. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow. Media can register for the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at chicagoautoshow.com/media/.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ nearly 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, visit CATA.info.

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