US economic growth for last quarter is revised up to a still-tepid 1.3% annual rate
The U.S. economy grew at a lackluster 1.3% annual rate from January through March as businesses wary of an economic slowdown trimmed their inventories, the government said Thursday, a slight upgrade from its initial estimate.
Live look: Grand Prix parades from Belle Isle to Downtown Detroit
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and City of Detroit officials will ceremoniously pass the flag as the event transitions from its home since 1992 on Belle Isle Park back to the Streets of Downtown Detroit beginning in 2023.
Revving up for the big race weekend
The roar of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will return to Belle Isle for the last time in just over two weeks. Drivers from all around the world will speed around the island circuit before the race moves to the streets of downtown Detroit next year.
A deeper look at ‘Holiday Ride,’ Chevy’s emotional commercial
Holiday Ride shows a widower placing a Christmas wreath on his family pole barn. While doing so, the man, accompanied by his dog, sees his late wife’s 1966 Chevy Impala. As he and the dog take a seat, he notices his late wife’s picture hanging from the rearview mirror, which gets him to reminisce about to good times they once shared.
Live stream: Detroit Grand Prix ‘Back to the Streets of the Motor City’ news conference
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will return home to the streets of Detroit in 2023 and organizers will share their vision for the future with a special announcement in the Wintergarden of the GM Renaissance Center.
Electrify America to double EV charging stations by 2025
Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, says it plans to more than double its number of charging stations throughout the United States and Canada.
Rocket Pro TPO to sponsor first all-female team’s car at Indianapolis 500
Rocket Mortgage to sponsor all female team with Detroit ties at the Indy 500DETROIT – Rocket Mortgage will be sponsoring Simona D Silvestro’s No. Rocket Pro TPO, the division of Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage which works exclusively with independent mortgage brokers, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. Paretta Autosport said Rocket Pro TPO will be front-and-center with dominant branding on the car, firesuit and crew suits. “Having Rocket Pro TPO come onboard as our primary sponsor for this year’s Indy 500 is a perfect partnership,” said Beth Paretta, CEO/team principal of Paretta Autosport. Owner Beth Paretta lives in the Detroit area while her Paretta Autosport has a technical alliance with Team Penske.
Report: These were the fastest selling cars in Detroit in February 2021
LOUISVILLE, KY-OCTOBER 27: The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition SUV comes off the assembly line at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant October 27, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)DETROIT – The Volkswagen Passat is the fastest selling used car in the Detroit area, according to data from iSeeCars. But the fastest selling new vehicle in the region is the Ford Expedition. According to ISeeCars, the average new car in Detroit took 46.5 days to sell in February 2021, while the average used car took 49.1 days to sell. To determine the fastest-selling cars in Detroit, iSeeCars said it analyzed 1.2 million new and used car sales in February 2021.
Detroit Grand Prix shifts back to one-weekend format for 2021
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear is shifting back to its one-weekend format for 2021. AdWe are excited to bring the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear back to Belle Isle in 2021 and return to a traditional one-weekend format June 11 through the 13, featuring five great races with three incredible racing series. All three series will host races on June 12, with the first Indy Lights racing action on Belle Isle since 2012. Tickets for the Grand Prix are expected to go on sale within the next few weeks. IMSA joins the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Indy Lights for one amazing race weekend on Belle Isle... Posted by Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Thursday, March 25, 2021Learn more about the Grand Prix below:
Beer Blankets may be the best way to enjoy a cold one this winter
These challenging times have given rise to new partnerships and collaborations to help our small businesses survive, and often these partnerships lead to even more possibilities, including Beer Blankets. What is a Beer Blanket? Well, it’s all in the name: It is a heavy blanket meant to keep you warm as you enjoy a beer outdoors, as many restaurants and bars have moved to patios, even in the cold weather, to expand their seating. Roginson reached out on social media to see if anyone had ideas and could help, and Shorb had just the idea. The blanket is very thick, perfect for keeping you warm in the winter, and great to use as a picnic blanket in the summer.
Residents gather to protest single mother, children evicted from Detroit home
DETROIT – Members of the Detroit Eviction Defense and Detroit Will Breathe peacefully demonstrated Saturday outside the Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct. The demonstration started at noon. The protesters called for justice and said Whitney Burney and her family were illegally evicted by their landlord in December with the help of Detroit police officers. Detroit police said the eviction should not have happened and the city is working to find a home for Burney and her four children. The driver of the Ford is expected to be OK, but the driver of the Chevrolet was critically injured.
GM recalls 840K vehicles for seat belt, suspension problems
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)DETROIT – General Motors is recalling nearly 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. for suspension problems or because the front seat belts can fail. The seat belt recall covers 624,000 2019 through 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks. Also included are the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL, and the 2020 and 2021 Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500. GM says in government documents that the seat belt brackets may not have been secured to the seat frame. GM will notify owners starting Feb. 1 and dealers will inspect the seat belt brackets and assemble them correctly.
GM recalling nearly 69K Bolt electric cars due to fire risk
The Chevrolet logo is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. General Motors says it will recall nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)DETROIT – General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company says it doesn't know yet what's causing the fires, but engineers are working around the clock to figure it out. The recall covers Bolts from the 2017 through 2019 model years, including nearly 51,000 in the U.S. It comes one month after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is investigating the Bolt fires.
Oakland County Sheriff’s patrol car struck by driver operating while intoxicated
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – The driver of a red Chevrolet SUV was taken into custody Thursday morning after colliding with an Oakland County Sheriff’s vehicle. According to authorities, the incident happened just after 5 a.m. when a deputy driving northbound on Dixie Highway was struck by an southbound SUV that appeared to be waiting to turn in to a gas station. Police said the SUV abruptly came into the deputy’s lane of travel, who evaded a head-on collision, but was still struck by the SUV. The patrol vehicle sustained major damage to the driver side front and was not drive-able and the Chevrolet SUV had damage to the driver side front panel. Police said the driver of the Chevrolet SUV was determined to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated and after an OWI blood draw was completed, the driver of the SUV was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.
Monroe County Sheriffs Office investigating fatal crash on I-75
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. Officials said fatal traffic crash occurred on South I-75, north of Mortar Creek Road in Monroe County at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The Chevrolet struck a blue 2018 Freightliner tractor trailer in the rear. The tractor trailer was traveling at a low speed and being driven by a 29-year-old Brampton, Ontario man. The tractor trailer driver was not injured. The crash is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.
Driver runs red light, hits Roseville police cruiser
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A driver ran a red light and hit a Roseville police cruiser Thursday, officials said. According to police, the officer was driving south on Gratiot Avenue when a Chevrolet pickup truck ran the red light at the crossover from northbound Gratiot to northbound Utica Road at about 8 p.m. The truck rolled onto its side after hitting the police cruiser, police said. Police said alcohol or drugs don’t appear to be factors in the crash. The pickup truck driver was not arrested.
Reddick wins 2nd consecutive Xfinity Series championship
Tyler Reddick leads during the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)HOMESTEAD, FL Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from Cole Custer in a spirited season finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reddick is the first to win consecutive Xfinity championships since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2011 and 2012. Chevrolet is not represented in the Cup championship race Sunday. Custer finished second and runner-up to Reddick in the championship race for the second consecutive year. Reddick is the first driver in the Xfinity Series to win consecutive titles for different teams.
Millions of GM vehicles will have Alexa by 2020
General Motors is bringing millions of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the ability to add convenience and productivity to their daily drives through a new in-vehicle Alexa experience coming in the first half of 2020. (Photo by JohnDETROIT - General Motors will give car owners the ability to bring Amazon's handy voice-command assistant, Alexa, along for a ride beginning sometime in 2020, according to a GM press release. "Bringing the Alexa experience to our vehicles is an example of how we are listening to our customers' feedback, and offering them the voice technology of their choice." "We're thrilled to be working with GM to help their customers stay more connected, more entertained, and more productive," said Ned Curic, vice president of Alexa Auto at Amazon. More information on how to set up Alexa in your GM vehicle will be made public closer to the launch.
Rochester Hills resident dies in Monroe County fire
(WDIV)MONROE COUNTY, Mich. - A Rochester Hills resident died in a Monroe County crash that happened Monday at 9:59 a.m. on Lewis Avenue north of Rauch Road in Ida Township. A 32-year-old male driver from Rochester Hills was operating a red 2006 Pontiac Vibe passenger vehicle southbound on Lewis Avenue. While in motion the driver of the Pontiac Vibe drove left of center striking the Chevrolet box truck head-on. The Pontiac Vibe rotated counterclockwise coming to rest facing northbound in the southbound lane of travel. The Chevrolet box truck overturned and came to rest on its roof in the ditch on the east side of Lewis Avenue.