With the power of today’s car climbing every year people always ask me, “But where can you go to use it? The speed limit today is only 80MPH. It seems silly to have a Corvette Z06 that has 650HP and will go 200MPH.” The truth is that there are places to safely enjoy today’s powerful cars. The Sioux Falls Corvette Club and Sports Car Club of Siouxland set up monthly Autocrosses at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds for enthusiasts to test their cars. There are two tracks located nearby Raceway Park of the Midlands (RPM) in Pacific Junction, IA and Motorsports Park Hastings (MPH) in Hastings, NE. Both tracks have open lapping days each week for enthusiasts to run a big track. Thunder Valley in Marion, SD offers enthusiasts the chance to see what their car will do in the ¼ mile. In fact there will be a special Corvette class as part of this year’s Black Hills Corvette Classic on July 11th.
The Vette Event is coming once again to the Corvette Center at Jerry’s Chevrolet in Beresford, SD on Saturday, May 16th. This year marks the 9th year of this annual event. The event takes place from 11am to 4pm in our 11,000 square foot Corvette Center showroom. The building is packed full of horsepower: Corvettes, Classics, Muscle, and Performance cars.
Not many people know that when you purchase a new Corvette Stingray you are offered a two-day driving school at the Ron Fellows Corvette Driving School in Pahrump, NV for only $1000. Chevrolet pays 60% of the normal $2500 two day school. The offer includes an overnight in the luxurious Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort’s condos. Drivers also have the option of staying for a 3rd day of instruction for a discounted rate. On February 16th, I invited my customers to join me for the Ron Fellow Corvette Driving School. I had reserved the entire school exclusively for Jerry’s Chevrolet customers. We had 23 drivers signed up for the two-day school – 18 of which stayed for the 3rd day. All of the drivers were from this immediate area with the exception of two customers from Canada who also reside in AZ. We also had a special “Automotive Celebrity” guest join our school – Vic Edelbrock, Jr. Jerry’s Chevrolet is a distributor and installer of their E-Force Supercharger systems. In addition, Vic Edelbrock is a customer of ours now on his 2nd new Stingray – Edelbrock Supercharger Equipped, of course. At a mere 78 years young, Vic still tore it up with the other younger drivers who ranged in age, as young as 20 years old.
Jerry’s Chevrolet and Corvette Center is honored and proud to announce that we are now the official sponsor of the Sioux Falls Corvette Club and Black Hills Corvette Classic. The formal announcement was made at the January Club meeting. The Sioux Falls Corvette Club is a civic organization of Corvette enthusiasts from around the region who promotes the fellowship and activities with Corvette lovers from near and far. The club offers something for everyone with events ranging from a Spring Rally, Car Show, Autocross & Track Events, Trips & Cruises, Fall Banquet, Christmas Party and monthly social meetings. In addition to this the Sioux Falls Corvette Hosts the Black Hills Corvette Classic which is the longest running Corvette event in the nation. The event was started in 1971 and is solely operated by club volunteers. You are welcome to join any the club’s events as a guest. You can learn more about the Sioux Falls Corvette Club and their monthly events online at
One of the most anticipated performance cars of the year has finally arrived. The car is the all- new Supercharged 650HP/ 650 lb-ft Torque Corvette Z06. For the first time the Z06 will be offered in a removable top Coupe and Convertible versions. Another shocker is that the Z06 will be available with a 7 Speed Manual Transmission or an optional 8 Speed Automatic Transmission. Never before has the car been available with an Automatic transmission.