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2010 Corvette ZR1 with 3ZR trim now $103,998!!


We now have three 2010 Corvette ZR1 vehicles in stock and marked down to $103,998.
That is a $17,442 savings off the MSRP!

OR! Choose 0% for 60 months in lieu of the rebate!

These type of offers on the ZR1 don’t come around very often so now it the time to buy! We have 3 left in stock!

E-Marketing Manager Ross Downing Chevrolet
Hammond, LA
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Build Your Own Engine Option Offered to Corvette Enthusiasts

DETROIT – For enthusiasts who want to be personally involved in creating their Corvette, Chevrolet’s new Corvette Engine Build Experience allows them to literally build the engine for their new car.

In what is believed to be the world’s most hands-on super car program, customers who order a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1 can choose an option to help assemble their cars’ LS7 or LS9 engines at General Motors’ Performance Build Center (PBC) in Wixom, Mich.

“Corvette owners are some of the most passionate – and most involved – enthusiasts in the industry,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “The Corvette Engine Build Experience offers customers an unprecedented opportunity to participate, hands on, in creating the car.”

In addition to building their own engines, Corvette buyers can attend driving school in Arizona or Nevada, take delivery of their vehicles at the National Corvette Museum or watch their vehicles being built at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

“In a way, this is a dream program for a Corvette customer. I would have jumped at the chance to build the 427 in my ’67 ’Vette, and that didn’t have half of what goes into one of these modern precision engines,” said Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman, Global Product Operations. “Today’s LS7 and LS9 Corvette engines are pinnacle achievements in engineering, and to personally involve our customers in their final creation shows the depth of Chevrolet’s commitment to make lasting connections with the customer.”

The Engine Build Experience is an option with a suggested retail price of $5,800. When a customer selects the PBC option for a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1 and the dealer submits the order to Chevrolet, a special concierge contacts the customer to verify participation and help coordinate arrangements. While travel arrangements to and from Metro Detroit are the customer’s responsibility, the Chevrolet concierge helps schedule the engine build; coordinates the customer’s activities at the Performance Build Center; assists with booking local lodging and meals, and arranges local transportation.

At the PBC, the customer doesn’t merely view the engine’s assembly; he or she builds it under the supervision of and support from skilled technicians. When the engine is assembled, a personalized nameplate is added to the engine next to the builder’s name. It is then sent to the Corvette assembly plant for installation in the customer’s car.

The Corvette Engine Build Experience is possible because of the hand-assembly processes used at the 100,000-square-foot PBC. Technicians hand-build the Corvette Z06’s LS7 7.0L engine, the Corvette ZR1’s 6.2L supercharged LS9 engine and a variation of the Corvette Grand Sport’s LS3 6.2L engine. The PBC incorporates the best practices of low-volume niche manufacturers and the established quality and manufacturing standards at GM to ensure the highest-quality specialized engines.

Like all engines assembled at the PBC, Engine Build Experience engines are covered by Chevrolet’s five year / 100,000-mile transferable powertrain warranty.

The Engine Build experience is the latest program Chevrolet offers for Corvette owners. Other programs include:

  1. Corvette plant tour, where customers can follow their vehicle down the Bowling Green assembly line
  2. Corvette Museum delivery, where customers take delivery of their new Corvette at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green
  3. Corvette ZR1 Driving School, which offers complimentary attendance at either Bob Bondurant’s Corvette Driving School in Arizona, or Ron Fellows’ Corvette Performance Driving School near Las Vegas.

“Simply put, no other sports car manufacturer can match the level of personal customer involvement that Corvette offers,” Campbell said. “The Corvette Engine Build Experience takes this personal involvement to an unprecedented level.”

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Jason Walter
Corvette Sales Manager

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2011 Z06 Carbon Package

Jason Walter
Corvette Sales Manager
Ross Downing Chevrolet

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2011 Corvette Info!

Hello Everyone!

Here is whats new on the 2011 Corvette!  We are now accepting orders so contact us today to get yours!

New Standard Features

•Goodyear F1 Supercar Generation 2 tires and aggressive dual mode exhaust tuning

New Packages

CFZ – Black Carbon Fiber Package
•Black painted Carbon Fiber front splitter
•Black painted Carbon Fiber side rockers
•Black painted Carbon Fiber roof (saves 6 lbs.)
•Body color ZR1 style rear spoiler

Z07 – Performance Package
•Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brake System
•20-spoke Competition Gray wheels: 19x10front & 20×12 rear
•Michelin PS2 tires: 285/30-19 front & 335/25-20 rear
•Magnetic Selective Ride Control

2011 Corvette Enhancements

For the 2011 model year, Corvette will offer the following enhancements:
10 color choices on all models including new Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue
New custom color stitching option (Blue, Red, Yellow)
New headlamp contrasting color option (Cyber Gray, Black, Blade Silver)
New wheels for Corvette Coupe and Convertible
•Crossed drilled brake optional on Coupe and Convertible
•Magnetic Selective Ride Control now available on all models
•USB Port and Input Jack included with the available U3U Navigation System
•New Six-Speed Automatic Paddle Shift Feature
•D Mode – Paddle Shift Override Feature allows for use of paddles in Drive mode to override gear selection
•Auto mode takes over after paddles are not used for 10 seconds
•Dual Steering Mode Calibration
•Standard Mode – Comprehends the need for one versus two handed steering efforts; allows the driver to maintain heading without experiencing any fatigue over long periods of time
•Performance Mode – Higher steering efforts for better driving communication with the tire patch; calibrated on the race track and winding mountain roads

Jason Walter
Corvette Sales Manager
Ross Downing Chevrolet

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’11 ZO6 Carbon vs. ’10 Grand Sport vs. ’02 Z06

Edmunds Inside Line Road Test Editor Chris Walton drives three Corvettes at the Edmunds test track and the Streets of Willow.

2011 Z06 Carbon (Coming soon!)
2010 Grand Sport
2002 Z06

Conclusion – The 2011 Z06 is yet to be available but has it all!


Amy Dalton
E-Marketing Manager
Ross Downing Chevrolet
Hammond, LA
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GNOCC: 5th Annual Poker Run


“Yall Come” Poker Run Sunday – 5/30/10

Meet at LaFreniere Park @ 10am (departing promptly at 11am)
3000 Downs Blvd. Metairie, LA 70003
Large parking lot closest to the Carrousel

$15.00 per play sheet.
(No limit to how many play sheets a player can purchase.)

Price includes our first Museum stop – the next two stops will be a small charge of $3.00 per person if you choose to view the Museums – which is highly recommended.

There will be very interesting and unique stops along the way. Our last stop will be at a restaurant where you’ll draw the last card and eat dinner. (Dinner expense is not included in fee to play) Prizes will be awarded at the restaurant.

Malcolm Graff – 504 738-6525 or

For more information on what the Greater New Orleans Corvette Club Poker Run CLICK HERE.
E-Commerce Director
Ross Downing Chevrolet
Hammond, LA
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We put our best foot forward at Ross Downing Chevrolet

Here at Ross Downing Chevrolet we have only carried one brand – Chevy – and only have one location – Hammond – therefore we can better focus our attention on what our priority is – Our Customers!

We put our best foot forward at the start of our relationship with our customers. We don’t play games or pressure you to buy. We are here to help you make the right decision that fits your needs the best. We want you to buy what you WANT and what you can AFFORD!

We are not like other dealerships. To prove it, we thought we would share some of our customer reviews sent to us via the GM surveys sent out after every purchase !

We invite you to stop by and get to know us!

“Dudley Downing has an exceptional dealership with Ross Downing Chevrolet and he personally assisted me with my purchase. I greatly appreciate him and he won me over. I have been a loyal Toyota buyer since 1984 which is the last time I purchased a Chevrolet Monte Carlo from this dealership. I am sure that the next time I am in the market for a new vehicle I will give Dudley a call. Kudo’s to Barry Beck and Darren Blanchard also.” S.M. owner of a New 2010 Silverado

“Employees were extremely helpful and very eager to assist myself and my husband each and every time that we were at the dealership. I have never had a good experience buying a vehicle prior to this purchase. “ J.D. owner of a New 2010 Camaro

‘I’m a totally satisfied customer of Ross Downing and I will definitely go back and recommend this dealership to my friends. Other dealership should look to them as a model for customer service. No hassle. No pressure. Friendly. The entire atmosphere was relaxing. I’ve had poor experiences in the past at other dealerships but this was excellent from the salesman and the greeter to the finance they were there to help not hassle. Totally pleased. Thank you!!!” D.B. owner of a New 2010 Camaro

“Highly recommend Ross Downing! Best new car purchase I ever made!” – P.Y. owner of a New 2010 Corvette

“Everyone I came in contact with at Ross Downing Chevrolet we’re very pleasant and professional to deal with. I was so pleased with the staff that I went back the next day and purchased another vehicle.” - B.R. owner of a 2010 Traverse and 2010 Silverado

“I exceptionally liked the fact that there was no high pressure sales forced upon us, nor did I witness anyone else being pressured. There was a time that I would rather have had oral surgery without painkillers than to visit a new car showroom. Some are still uncomfortable to me but , I believe most are finding that being up-front and honest with people is more satisfying and just as rewardable. After all, with today’s information available on the Internet, if one does his research, he should know approximately what to expect to pay for a vehicle before arriving at the dealership. I’m certain that dealerships still have some tricks up their sleeves but, as long as the dealership is only trying to make a well deserved profit from selling a good product and service and not trying to retire very well off on one sale then that is American enterprise at it’s best, in my opinion.” R.H owner of a 2010 Traverse

E-Marketing Manager
Ross Downing Chevrolet
Hammond, LA

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