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New Motor City Wheels Mascot Races during Tigers games at Comerica Park

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DETROIT - There won't be much vroom but there will be plenty of zoom when the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, in partnership with the Detroit Tigers, launch the people-powered Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Motor City Wheels mascot races.

New to Comerica Park for the 2014 baseball season, the mascot races will take place at home games during the third inning break.

Already a beloved tradition in many major league ballparks, mascot races are becoming a staple of baseball games nationwide.

The Motor City Wheels mascot race will reflect the rich automotive history of Detroit, with the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers' mascots, each with its own personality, named after three classic Chevrolet vehicles: "Bella Air" (1957 Bel Air), "Corey Vette" (1958 Corvette) and "Petey Pickup" (1954 Chevy pickup truck).

"Detroit is a city that lives, breathes and dreams automotive and we have a tremendous amount of pride in that," said Paul Stanford, president of Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Local Marketing Association. "With the Motor City Wheels mascot races, we are giving fans a chance to get re-introduced to three classic cars that embrace our history and celebrate our heritage as the Motor City."

"Working with the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers presents an opportunity to combine two events the city of Detroit loves most: Tigers baseball and vehicles made in the Motor City," says Steve Harms, Detroit Tigers vice president of corporate sponsorships. "I know our fans will enjoy the energy and excitement of the new Motor City Wheels races and the unique redesign of three classic Chevys into entertaining mascots."

PETEY PICKUP
Petey Pickup! He works hard but plays even harder. As the oldest sibling of this
Chevy racing dynasty and the longest lasting, most dependable pickup on the
road, Petey takes his racing career seriously. Ever since he was showroom new,
racing has run through his exhaust system. Everything he knows, he learned
sitting on his grandfathers bumper. He likes to strength train by towing and hauling
8 hours a day. He also likes to workout his axles by driving on rough terrain. Petey
may be tough, but underneath that hood, he has an engine of gold. But when it
comes to racing, he'll punch it and burn rubber all day long.

BELLA AIR
Bella Air! She's has beauty and brawn and she wants to win. As the middle
sibling and only girl, she doesn't want to be in her brothers shadows. Some
naysayers have said why can't she just be happy cruising Woodward.That's not
Bella's style. She isn't content being parked while onlookers admire her classy
chassis. Her strict training regime consists of oil changes and tire rotations every
3,000 miles. And when she really wants to rev her engine, she'll do practice laps
on the Belle Isle Grand Prix course. Don't let Bella Air's head turning looks fool
you. She has got something to prove and she's one hottie that's in it to win it.

COREY VETTE
Corey Vette! He's got life by the tailpipe. He good lookin', fast and the youngest
sibling in the Motor City Wheels line-up. He loves to fire up and floor it. And he
always tries to be off the line first by popping his clutch or a wheelie for laughs.
Although racing is his families heritage, he does it because it amuses him.
But he really loves the attention. His gregarious personality and sporty good looks
always makes him a crowd favorite. As far as training, Corey doesn't. He was
born naturally fast. But if he really wants to let his convertible top down, he'll
do laps at Waterford Hills. Although he loves it when he does win, Corey Vette
isn't as serious as his siblings. But that doesn't mean he wouldn't enjoy watching
them eat his dust.
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