Your Valet Nightmare Comes True!

Have you ever pulled up to the valet at a restaurant or bar and had a thought go through your mind about not leaving the car there? Hey, it’s ok we’ve all thought it. There have been a few occasions where I have opted to park it myself rather than giving my keys to a 18 year old kid. Well just wait until you read this story and watch this video because you may never give your car to the valet again. Thanks to Straightline for sharing this story! If it were me i’d press charges in a heart beat if I caught the valet tearing up my ZR1… That’s not even funny!

Okay, so this video happens to be a Dallas auto auction security guard and not a valet per se, but the idea is the same: Kid gets to drive a car from A-B. Takes the long, sideways way ’round. Everyone gets in trouble.

We had a friend in high school who was a valet for a small, but pricey restaurant in a New England vacation spot. Claimed he burned a Viper’s tires to cords while the elderly owner was enjoying his chowdah. Trouble is, the guy could barely drive his 5.0 Mustang without careering into a marsh. No way he drove a Viper without dying. But without a video camera handy, well, it was our sense against his word.

That’s where this guy comes in. You can brag all you want to your buddies that you screwed around with someone else’s 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1, but unless there’s video, who can truly say you did or did not. Maybe he just videoed the boss tossing it around? That base, too, is covered by the best part of this video– the driver exiting the car, throwing his hands in the air and finger-gunning the camera.

The guard has been fired and the Corvette’s owner–Woodhouse Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge near Omaha, Nebraska.– is pressing charges.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

You Can Build Your Own 2011 Corvette…. Yes You!

Now here is an idea…. Build your own Corvette! Thanks to AutoBlog for breaking this story. I think this is a great idea and a great thing that Chevrolet is doing. This gives our customers the ability to be even more hands on than in previous years. Do you think you would want to build your own Corvette? I know I would! Your Dallas Chevy dealer could get it all set up for you and ready to roll. Pick your colors and so so much more. 

Allowing customers to customize colors and materials has become a popular and profitable option for many automakers in the last several years. Most offer customers the opportunity to pick up their new ride at the factory and even watch it being built. For the 2011 model year, Chevrolet is going one step further by giving buyers of the Z06 and ZR1 the option to build the powerplant for their new Corvette

The LS7 and LS9 V8s used in those two models are both assembled at the Performance Build Center (PBC) in Wixom, MI which we visited last fall. The nature of the PBC production process, where a single technician starts with a bare block, then takes it through the entire assembly process and finally applies a name plaque before delivery, makes it well suited to this new program. The Engine Build Experience is not for those hoping to save a few bucks by taking on some of the labor involved in building their ‘Vette. In fact, it will cost an additional $5,800 plus travel to Detroit. Those not familiar with the engine building process will likely come away very impressed with the care and technology that goes into creating these high-performance engines.Check out our chronicle of an LS9 build to see what you’ll get for your money. 

Check out this video! 

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.