Last month, Chevrolet announced that it would be auctioning off the very first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing so, Chevy and parent company General Motors will be working with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to support the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.
It’s only fitting then that former president George W. Bush will also sign the new Corvette Carbon 65.
The auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. PST on January 20, 2018.
What is the Military Service Initiative? In short, it serves to raise money for post-9/11 veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life, including helping the veterans find purpose-filled careers and heal from the psychological wounds they might have gained during wartime.
The effort makes sense for General Motors, which currently employs more than 6,000 veterans. On top of that, more than 50,000 GM retirees have served in American armed forces.
The Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe will be limited to just 650 units and will add a number of exterior elements and interior appointments that serve to make the Corvette look more like the Corvette Racing C7.R. To learn more about the special edition, contact DeLillo Chevrolet.
Sure, you can see Leap Year as the year in which there is just another day. Nothing more, nothing less.
Or you can see it as “extra” day; time with which you have been gifted to give back to others. That’s the impetus behind the #DayItForward campaign by Chevrolet. Paul Edwards, Chevrolet VP of Marketing, puts it best: “Time is such a precious commodity and having an extra day this year presents an amazing opportunity for all of us to do something impactful.”
Chevrolet has done some incredible things so far, with the help of many friends. For instance, Chevrolet teamed up with Kevin Spacey and through The Kevin Spacey Foundation, they were able to provide an aspiring young actor with the opportunity to go to drama school. With Jimmy Kimmel, Chevy helped provide school supplies to teachers at Whaley Middle School in Los Angeles.
So…how did you use your extra time this year to #DayItForward? Keep it up throughout the year!
See how we #DayitForward at DeLillo Chevrolet on our community page!
We all want the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt. It’s smarter, better looking, and more capable than any that have come before it—and those that have come before have been quite successful at DeLillo Chevrolet. But one of the first recipients of the new car is an unlikely one: FIRST, a K-12 robotics program that helps raise money for student robotics opportunities across the country, especially in communities underrepresented in STEM fields.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt was donated to FIRST to help raise some of those funds. “The Volt exemplifies technology, and behind the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is a diverse team of engineers who understand the power of science and math,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director. “FIRST brings science and math alive outside the classroom, just like we are bringing it alive on the road.”
The organization will auction the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, with proceeds going to support its many STEM programs around the United States. This is just the latest of many collaborations between Chevrolet and FIRST—for instance, just last year, GM engineers worked with 866 FIRST teams representing 10,000 students.