CHEVELLE - Everything You Need to Know | Up To Speed

  • Published: 08 August 2019
  • Thanks to NOS Energy Drink for partnering with Donut and Up to Speed! To find out more about NOS Energy Drink or locations near you to pick up a can, go to

    This the Chevy that gave Ricky Bobby his courage back! Nope it’s not the Corvette or the Camaro, this is the story of the Chevrolet Chevelle!

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Comments • 3 781

  • Jacob Taylor
    Jacob Taylor  4 hours back

    Nos energy drink in your body also give u them big heart palpitations hun James

    • Niklas Lundström
      Niklas Lundström  14 hours back

      Most annoying guy ever

      • pseudoswitch
        pseudoswitch  2 days back

        Amazing editing and effects work

        • Mo McKinsey
          Mo McKinsey  5 days back

          Wait, I gotta start my pizza rolls first

          • Harrison Reber
            Harrison Reber  6 days back

            Oh yeah sexy car

            • Wrench Racers
              Wrench Racers  1 weeks back

              Oldsmobile cutlass PLEASE

              • PutOutMyFireWithGasoline

                *James has a heart attack*

                NOS energy drink sponsorship-

                *ight imma head out*

                Love ya James get well soon man

              • Ace timer
                Ace timer  3 weeks back

                Need to do the firebird!

                • Randy Dominique
                  Randy Dominique  3 weeks back

                  Best NOS commercial....

                  • Daniel Noble
                    Daniel Noble  3 weeks back

                    My daily driver is a 4d 77 Malibu classic

                    • Arturo Guerra-Mondragon

                      Do one on the Corvair.

                      • 6lue Already Dead
                        6lue Already Dead  3 weeks back

                        13:30 I'll be honest I've Loved The Chevelle's in my entire life and I never knew there was a third gen Chevelle... I mean I never knew that body style existed or ever saw it I would have thought it was a get version of the Monte Carlo from that era or something cuz damn that bitch is ugly and to be honest I'm kind of glad I grew up not knowing there's a third gen Chevelle now that I've seen it🤦‍♂️💯

                        • 6lue Already Dead
                          6lue Already Dead  3 weeks back

                          You know I actually kind of like the fact that they whored themselves out to NOS energy drinks... cuz you know reality is the exact same thing I would do in their shoes so I can't be mad at it it's annoying for the ads yes but hey there making money and it keeps it and show that I like going so I can't be mad at them for it

                          • Andrew L.
                            Andrew L.  4 weeks back

                            That was a Supernatural episode, huh?

                            • Bruce Stubbert
                              Bruce Stubbert  4 weeks back

                              Damn I always wanted a 1970 LS6 SS chevelle it's my dream car

                              • BeowulfDude
                                BeowulfDude  4 weeks back

                                When I was in high school, damn near every other kid in school had a Chevelle of one type or another. There were five, yes FIVE, on my short little street. And I didn't have a single one of them. Damn near all of them were 68-71 types, with the bulk being SS 396 and a lone ex-Navy-SEAL down the street rocking a blown LS6 454.

                                With all that, one of my best friends had a '73 Laguna with a 400ci small-block - all blacked-out, just like everything else he owned. First time I ever rode in that car, he took it over 120mph down a back road with me and a buddy in the back seat, blasting Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog". I couldn't find a seat-belt, so I was damn near making skid-marks of my own while sitting back there.

                                Our mutual friend had a '67 Chevelle with a really, really hot 327. That thing must've come out of a race car, as it was different from any other 327 I'd ever seen before or since. Unfortunately, that car tended to blow rear-ends and strip gears - it was just too strong a motor for the rest of the car to handle it.

                                While I've always been a MOPAR (MO POWAH BABY) guy, I still have a soft spot for those Chevelles - even the later, unloved ones.

                                • Chris Sappenfield
                                  Chris Sappenfield  4 weeks back

                                  Chevy needs to remake the Chevelle. Just make it a bad ass son of a bitch

                                  • Shane Owens
                                    Shane Owens  4 weeks back

                                    10:12 that's a 67' Camaro not a Chevelle. If I remember correctly the Camaro sport package was first to get the chevy 427 block.

                                    • Dustin Williams
                                      Dustin Williams  1 months back

                                      Haha I love the Nos advertisement. This is my favorite so far.

                                      • EKREN, DRANGE OG SANGOLT !!!!!!!

                                        Dad owns a 65 Chevelle Z16 but he crashed it When he took a burnout

                                        • Nem Esis
                                          Nem Esis  1 months back

                                          I grew up surrounded by ricers and such, but the moment i saw a 69 chevelle, i fell in love

                                          • Bload72 Productions
                                            Bload72 Productions  1 months back

                                            This car was built for Dads who wanted a Muscle car and Mom's who wanted to fit all the kids in the back.

                                            • GQ E LEW
                                              GQ E LEW  1 months back

                                              Please do the Chevy Nova it would be much appreciated 🤞🏾

                                              • Daniel Soto
                                                Daniel Soto  1 months back

                                                I love this show. You make it awesome

                                                • project Cencal
                                                  project Cencal  1 months back

                                                  This story hirt my soul. Sold my 69 chevelle about 10 years ago. For 1500. Brother took it for a joy ride after I finally found the perfect fender i needed. Car was ready for paint. And he got into a fender bender. So I pulled the engine an tranny. Let it sit. And sold it out of anger. What a dummy i am haha!

                                                  • Mr. dark man
                                                    Mr. dark man  1 months back

                                                    I wish he would also mention the torque ratings of the engines. Lets not forget that torque is an important rating

                                                    • DiegoElCharrua
                                                      DiegoElCharrua  1 months back

                                                      Please do an episode on the Mercedes s class including the w220 chassis

                                                      • DaBirb Blue
                                                        DaBirb Blue  2 months back

                                                        Did the chevelle get it’s name from the French word for horse, cheval??

                                                        • G R
                                                          G R  2 months back

                                                          Do one on the trans am

                                                          • Franki Cambeletta
                                                            Franki Cambeletta  2 months back

                                                            Great Show.

                                                            • Josh Mcquay
                                                              Josh Mcquay  2 months back


                                                              • Gabriel Morales
                                                                Gabriel Morales  2 months back

                                                                Tired of nos

                                                                • Kenneth Burke Walsh
                                                                  Kenneth Burke Walsh  2 months back

                                                                  I deadass just wrote a page about chevelle

                                                                  • Mike L
                                                                    Mike L  2 months back

                                                                    1970 mo power babeh!

                                                                    1972 No mo power babeh!

                                                                    • Azi Brown
                                                                      Azi Brown  2 months back

                                                                      Low powa babeh!

                                                                      • jaboom
                                                                        jaboom  2 months back

                                                                        The best advertisement ive ever seen.
                                                                        Time ti buy some NOS

                                                                        • WolfGangSchumacher85
                                                                          WolfGangSchumacher85  2 months back

                                                                          Ok Donut, i know it's not a thing in California, but can you maybe make a hoodie version of your infamous t-shirts? You know for the folks who don't see 80 degree weather all year round? For us who know what 40 and below feels like? Ijs.

                                                                          • Elias Garcia
                                                                            Elias Garcia  2 months back

                                                                            Olds 442!!! Doitbabeh!!! 😎

                                                                            • Fishless Rambo
                                                                              Fishless Rambo  2 months back

                                                                              One day I will buy this car...don't you know 😂

                                                                            • Marnik Jacobss
                                                                              Marnik Jacobss  2 months back

                                                                              What song did they use in the NOS ad ? Probably the first one I've ever watched a few times and a row and gave me goosebumps, hot damn you guys have a great editing team

                                                                              • minecraftkids055
                                                                                minecraftkids055  2 months back

                                                                                You forgot a whole section of the chevelle when they brought it back as a rebadged Toyota carolla that was a little peppier

                                                                              • kaiserboi69 gameing
                                                                                kaiserboi69 gameing  2 months back

                                                                                Me just drinking a monster right now

                                                                                • The Verminator
                                                                                  The Verminator  2 months back

                                                                                  Don’t you know?

                                                                                  • Danny _
                                                                                    Danny _  2 months back


                                                                                    • qlayman90
                                                                                      qlayman90  2 months back

                                                                                      Still waiting for a Firebird Trans Am video

                                                                                      • Mikelle James
                                                                                        Mikelle James  2 months back

                                                                                        Do Ford F-150

                                                                                        • Ivan J California
                                                                                          Ivan J California  2 months back

                                                                                          Everything the government touches it turns into shit.

                                                                                          • Social Outcast
                                                                                            Social Outcast  2 months back

                                                                                            Please do the fastest car in Bratislava. The Yugoslav YUGO Turbo.