The First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette Auctioned for $3 Million

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Beloit WI

The announcement that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would adopt a mid-engine architecture was beyond exciting for car enthusiasts and collectors. That excitement reached new heights at the Barrett-Jackson car auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the production line was purchased for a staggering $3 million.

The proud owner of the all-new sports car is Rick Hendrick, a former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR team owner and avid car collector. In addition to leaving the auction house with a piece of history, the hefty sum he put down will go to a phenomenal cause. The money General Motors collected in exchange for the Corvette will go to the Detroit Children’s Fund, a non-profit that works to better the quality of Detroit’s schools.

The auction house previously sold a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe for a total of $3.85 million in 2014. Even though the classic 1967 model managed to edge out the revolutionary 2020 model, it’s still impressive that the newest iteration of the Corvette Stingray was sold for $3 million, showing that the redesigned model has garnered noteworthy attention for its style and power.

If the auction is any indication, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be a popular option once it reaches dealerships. If you want to try your hand at the all-new model when it finally is released or want to check out the 2019 model, visit us here at Bud Weiser Motors.

Top Wisconsin Destinations for 2020

Attractions In Beloit, WI

With the start of the New Year, now is a great time to pick new places to explore around Beloit, Wisconsin. Make plans to visit these top Wisconsin destinations with your family this year.

Logan Museum of Anthropology

Located on the campus of Beloit College, this small museum will help you learn more about anthropology and different cultures around the world. The museum has a great collection of about 350,000 objects, with a particular emphasis on ancient Native American life. The Logan Museum of Anthropology is open Tuesday through Saturday and is free for you to visit.

Beckman Mill County Park

Beckman Mill County Park is a beautiful location to spend the day with your family. The 50-acre park features a sawmill display, a footbridge, a creamery, a lovely garden and a picnic shelter. You can also stroll along the nature trail as well as view the Beckman Mill, which is still operational.

Beloit Art Center

The Beloit Art Center showcases regional artists’ work with frequent art shows and exhibits that you can attend. You can also sign up for a class to learn more about specific art techniques or head to an event to meet more members of the community.

We at Bud Weiser Motors are happy to be a part of Beloit, Wisconsin. Visit us when you’re looking for a new car or are in need of service.

Top Accessories for Your 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Beloit WI

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a great option for families, thanks to its safety features and comfortable interior. When you opt for this compact SUV, you can also add more functionality and organization by purchasing one of these available accessories.

Floor Liners and Mats

Chevrolet sells a variety of floor liners and mats that make it easier to keep your SUV clean. These accessories catch dirt and rainwater to help protect the carpet. As such, you can have peace of mind knowing that if you track mud or snow into the vehicle that you can simply clean it off the floor liners or mats.

Cargo Organizers

A cargo organizer can help secure your items and stop them from falling over. The cargo organizer available for the Equinox has dividers to separate the items. You can also connect the cargo organizer to the cargo area with attachment straps to prevent the items from shifting around during transportation. Plus, you can purchase a vertical or horizontal cargo net to keep your groceries and bags in place.

Entertainment Options

On the Equinox, you can select the rear-seat infotainment system, which comes with a DVD player. Your children can watch their favorite movies and TV shows on the 8-inch monitors. There’s also a tablet holder that can attach to a headrest for ease of use.   

Test-drive the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox at Bud Weiser Motors to learn about its different features.

Cadillac CT5 Nominated for 2020 North American Car of the Year.

2020 Cadillac CT5 Near Beloit, WI
2020 Cadillac CT5 | 2020 North American Car of the Year Semifinalist | Beloit, WI

Two Cadillac models have been named semifinalists in the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards. The Cadillac CT5 is nominated for 2020 North American Car of the Year, while the Cadillac XT6 is nominated for 2020 North American Utility of the Year.

In the 2020 North American Car of the Year category, the Cadillac CT5 is up against an array of competitors. However, the sedan stands out with its impressive combination of luxurious amenities, like signature LED lighting, and powerful performance.

The Cadillac XT6 is one of the 2020 North American Utility of the Year nominees. Even with seating for up to seven passengers, the SUV can reach 310 horsepower when equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The vehicle also offers innovative safety features and a refined interior for you to relax in.

The NACTOY awards set out to honor the best new vehicles of each year. The organization has a jury comprised of automotive journalists, which choose winners based on their value, handling, design, safety, innovation and driver satisfaction.

We at Bud Weiser Motors are excited that the Cadillac CT5 and XT6 are semifinalists. Visit our dealership to take one of our Cadillac vehicles out for a test drive and try out their great features.

What to Expect from the Chevrolet Silverado ZRX

2019 Colorado ZR2
2019 Colorado ZR2

The ZR2 version of the Chevrolet Colorado was a great addition to the Chevrolet line of trucks. It imbued the Colorado with the ability to conquer a variety of off-road obstacles, thanks to a slew of new equipment and tuning. Already, the ZR2 has become a favorite version of the Colorado.

Recent rumors have spread that Chevrolet is planning to release a similar version of the Silverado. It will allegedly be named the Chevrolet Silverado ZRX, according to pending trademark records. With that in mind, will we get a Silverado that’s specifically made for traveling on unpaved paths?

According to theories, this iteration of the legendary truck will be ready for off-roading adventures. It will bear many of the same enhancements that the Colorado ZR2 has, like an improved suspension utilizing Multimatic DSSV dampers along with rear and front electronic-locking differentials that increase traction.

The Silverado ZRX would probably contain the same V8 engine that other high-level Silverado models will carry, without receiving any special enhancements. However, there is a chance that Chevrolet could offer a diesel option. 

It will still be many years until you’re able to buy the ZRX version of the Silverado, so in the meantime, check out the other trims of the Silverado that we have at Bud Weiser Motors.

Welcome To The Bud Weiser Motors Chevrolet Blog

We would like to officially welcome you to the Bud Weiser Motors Chevrolet blog. Each month, you can expect an informative post about industry news, dealership events, vehicle care tips or local events around Beloit.

At Bud Weiser Motors, we have a great selection of new Chevrolet vehicles and pre-owned models. Let us know what you are looking for, and our staff will be happy to assist you in your vehicle search.

When you visit us, our staff is committed to giving you the best experience possible. We at Bud Weiser Motors believe in serving you like we would our family. When you walk through our doors, you become a part of the Bud Weiser Motors family.

After you purchase a vehicle, you also stop by our service department whenever you need routine maintenance or repairs. Our Certified Service experts will take care of your vehicle and give it the expert attention that it needs. Our experts can accurately diagnose and repair problems to get you back on the road.

We at Bud Weiser Motors hope you’ll continue to check out our blog each month. We also encourage you to come to visit us in Beloit to test-drive one of our many Chevrolet vehicles.