Joe Flacco receives Super Bowl XLVII MVP award, takes home a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 6, 2013

Rick Flick of New Orleans’ Banner Chevrolet received the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award. Hurricane Katrina had damaged Banner Chevrolet, which has been a part of Flick’s family for four decades. It was the first company to reopen in New Orleans East after the storm in 2005. Flick presented the award to quarterback Joe Flacco on behalf of Chevrolet, the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award.

Flacco got a 2014 Corvette Stingray last Monday for his phenomenal efforts in leading the Baltimore Ravens to achieve a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. Banner Chevrolet recorded the biggest losses ever for a U.S. dealership. It recently finished an immense multimillion-dollar renovation with sophisticated technology.

There is only one Chevrolet dealership in Orleans Parrish and that’s Banner. The Pete Rozelle Trophy is given to the Super Bowl MVP. This is a silver trophy built by Tiffany & Co., and the Corvette Stingray. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is considered to be the standard model with the most power ever. It delivers an estimated 450hp (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm).

Furthermore, it is the most capable standard model ever. It can go from a standstill to 60 in less than four seconds and it can achieve over 1g in cornering grip. It’s likely to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, surpassing the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the existing model.

“Banner Chevrolet and the entire city of New Orleans have been through so much since the storm, we felt this was a small gesture to bring the comeback story full circle,” said Alan Batey, GM vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing. “With the Super Bowl in his backyard, we couldn’t think of a better guy to have the honor of awarding the MVP with his Corvette Stingray.” “We lost our entire inventory of 650 new Chevrolets and 120 pre-owned vehicles during Katrina,” Flick said. “I’m happy we are still a vital part of this community today and I can be here to represent the people of Chevrolet and its dealerships as we celebrate the Super Bowl MVP.”

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