Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fact-Checking Patrol

From the Detroit Free Press:

Chevrolet unveiled its long-awaited production version of the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro sports car Monday in the dome in Warren where it was designed, next to historic GM vehicles — the ’50 Corvette Stingray, the ’51 LeSabre and the 1969 Camaro — whose league it hopes to join.

It’s a nice story about a cool new — and fuel-efficient — car, but it hits a sour note in the very first paragraph with the citation of “the ’50 Corvette Stingray.” The Chevrolet Corvette wasn’t introduced until 1953 and it wasn’t called a Sting Ray until 1963.

You would think that the newspaper in Motor City would know better.