Why is there an Avanti at the Corvette museum?

When the National Corvette Museum re-opens for general admission in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one of the vehicles on display will be a 1977 Studebaker Avanti II.

Say what?

As the museum shares the story, it was in 1962 that Bernard “Mike” Hammer’s stepfather took him along when he was shopping for a new car.

“He took me with him one, to keep me out of the mischief that I always seemed to find, and two, because he didn’t know the difference between a crankshaft and a camshaft,” Hammer said. “I had just stuffed a small block in a Sprite, and that thing was quick!”

Mike Hammer and his daughter, Lynn Stumpf

Hammer and his stepfather ended up at a Studebaker dealership. Mike told his stepfather that the Studebaker Lark had been the Indianapolis 500 pace car that year. But while his stepfather was looking at a Lark, young Hammer’s eyes

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Tesla Cybertruck News – The Latest Updates and More

When can I get one, and how much does it cost?

Tesla announced that three versions of the Cybertruck will be offered. Orders are being taken now, with delivery of the base rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive models to begin in late 2021. The single-motor base model will cost $39,900 and can reportedly tow 7,500 pounds, accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and cover approximately 250 miles between charges. Next up is the dual-motor all-wheel-drive Tesla truck, which will cost you $49,900. It will reportedly tow 10,000 pounds, accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and provide a range of 300 miles.

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2020 Q1 U.S. Car Sales Suffer Due to Coronavirus

After the past two weeks of devastating unemployment claim numbers, one of the latest economic canaries to enter the coronavirus pandemic coal mine are U.S. sales of cars and light trucks. Automakers and auto analysts have been anticipating first quarter 2020 and March numbers, expecting to see sharp drops in sales.

The quarterly sales numbers do not tell the whole story, because car sales were relatively strong in January and February, compared to a year ago. There was even a week or more at the beginning of March before concern over the pandemic took hold, but since then many dealerships have closed, particularly in major metropolitan areas that have issued stay-at-home orders. Some remain open only for parts and service.

If showrooms remain shuttered this month, April-and the entire second quarter—will look much worse.

Cox Automotive estimates a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of 15.2 million vehicles sold in the first

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