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10 Sep Mobil 1 / Chevrolet Performance Silverado

This story adopted from The Block

For more on this story, please visit: https://theblock.com/news/road-trip-nashville-introducing-mobil-1-chevrolet-performance-silverado

We love trucks. We love how they open up so many doors to travel to new places, explore new surroundings, and take all the gear we need with us. We love Silverados, especially, and we recently got the chance to take one for a spin, which you can read our full review of a 2014 model, here.

 

Ever since driving that truck we couldn’t help but think about all the cool builds and projects we could accomplish if The BLOCK had its own Silverado. We pictured ourselves hot rod hunting, picking up parts for project cars, heading to events, using Wi-Fi while cruising down the road writing stories, having ample room for all the cameras and lighting equipment, and room to seat five of us comfortably in one vehicle.

 

Dinners always provide the best opportunities for collaboration, and at a recent dinner between Chevrolet Performance and a company with a long relationship of protecting Chevrolet’s most powerful vehicles, Mobil 1, the idea was born – “We need to showcase the extremes a Silverado goes though!” So that was it, Mobil 1 was on board to provide The BLOCK a 2015 Silverado to help us continue to bring intriguing and unique content for Chevrolet Performance fans.

 

Mobil 1 is no newcomer to performance. Their history in motorsports began in 1979, right around the same time a few of our favorite classic Chevrolets were still rolling on the streets – Novas, C10s, etc. This close relationship between Mobil 1 and Chevrolet spans both vehicles and motorsports to the tune of factor filling some of the most powerful Chevrolet models and helping power more than 100 race victories and a dozen championships. So you better believe that the motor oil protecting the 505hp Camaro Z/28 or the 650hp Corvette Stingray Z06 is exclusively Mobil 1. That makes it all the more easier when we share some of our “more unique” ideas with them and they just get it, and usually double down on helping bring visitors to The BLOCK the best of what we have to offer.

 

After the laughing (and dinner) settled, Mobil 1 actually contacted us days later saying they were looking to get involved with what we’re doing here on The BLOCK. They loved our passion to bring stories involving crate engine installs, hot rod builds, car projects we’ll be involved with in 2015, and more. They realized how much help they could be, and how they could get involved with reaching the performance community – it was a win-win. They told us to build out a Silverado truck that would suit our needs.

 

So, The BLOCK team huddled together at a computer and went to Chevrolet.com to build our ideal truck, you know, just in case there was something to what Mobil 1 was asking for. We chose an LTZ Silverado with 4WD (because you never know where your truck may take you) and decided to go for the crew cab, short box so we could comfortably fit five people and all the gear. Hey, we can dream, right?

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

For color, we wanted something neutral and rugged, so we picked the Tungsten Metallic exterior, which looks so premium in the sun with the Jet Black leather-appointed interior. The interior is beautiful! This isn’t your grandpa’s truck that’s for sure. It’s very refined and well thought out. We love the feeling of the inside of the cabin. You don’t feel like you’re in some work truck – this is a very premium product.

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

We continued to pick options such as the 4G-LTE Wi-Fi from OnStar and the optional Chevrolet MyLink with 8” diagonal color touch screen with Nav that includes several USB ports, an auxiliary jack and even an SD card slot. We even opted for the Bose sound system because good sound makes for great road trips. If you want, you can build and price your Silverado just like we did, here(link is external).

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

Some time later, thanks to Mobil 1 and Chevrolet Performance, we were at City Chevrolet in Charlotte picking up our new truck! The Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado is alive! We still don’t know how we managed it, but thank you Mobil 1 and Chevrolet Performance! You’ve made our dreams come true and given us a tool to aid in our quest for quality content and future project builds (more on that to come).

 

We were so excited that, upon picking up the truck, we jumped in and immediately hit the road – Tennessee or bust – to go looking for hot rod parts and other accessories. We traversed twisty roads passing around, and even through, the Appalachian Mountains. First stop was Borla Exhaust’s manufacturing facility in Johnson City, Tennessee. They gave us an exclusive tour of their operations and we loved the fact they’ve kept to manufacturing here in the states. They even worked on a custom exhaust for a hot rod that we are building here on The BLOCK. More on that project soon!

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

 

Road Trip to Nashville - Introducing the Mobil 1 | Chevrolet Performance Silverado

For more on this story, please visit: https://theblock.com/news/road-trip-nashville-introducing-mobil-1-chevrolet-performance-silverado

 

 

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