This summer, Chevrolet will be offering one of the coolest opportunities we’ve ever seen a large manufacturer create for enthusiasts. And, six of those lucky car lovers will walk away with a free trip to the Bondurant Driving School. One will walk-er, drive-away in a brand new Corvette. For a small entry fee of $25 (spectators get in for free) Chevy will put anyone who registers behind the seat of a Cobalt SS to race. The finalists will then head back out in a Corvette. Other events include enduro karting, braking tests in the Impala SS and Trailblazer SS, and rides with a professional driver in the 505-hp Corvette Z06. We’d go just for that last one. You can sign up at http://www.revitup.com/. Here’s the full list of dates, locations, and events:
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.