Pumpkin Patches to Visit Around North Texas


Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy, and then head out to visit some of the pumpkin patches around North Texas. Be ready to celebrate Halloween by picking up some pumpkins for your yard decoration and for the kids to carve.

Andersons Farm

This pumpkin patch features a straw/hay bale maze, cow and barrel train rides, a fall festival, a child’s hay bale maze, concessions, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms/porta-potties, face painting and a picnic area. Andersons Farm is located at 7958 CR 619, Blue Ridge, Texas, 75424. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. through November 8. For more information email holly at andersonsfarm dot com or call (214) 794-7736.

Lavender Ridge Farms

Visit Lavender Ridge Farms for pumpkins, the gift shop and to see farm animals. Visit the snack and refreshment stand and picnic area. Restrooms are available. Lavender Ridge Farms is located at 22391 County Road 178, Gainesville, Texas, 76240. Hours through mid November are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The cafe hours from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call (940) 665-6938 or email info at lavenderridgefarms dot com.

St. James Pumpkin Patch

For pumpkins and gourds, visit St. James Pumpkin Patch, 99845 McCree Road, Dallas, Texas, 75238. The patch is open every day through October 31, 2015. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. Also available, if the weather permitted during the growing season, is Indian corn. For more information call (214) 348-1345 or email inquiries at stjamesdallas dot org.

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Best Food at Texas State Fair


When you visit the Texas State Fair, it’s best to know which vendor has the best food. Fair food is pricey, so you want to enjoy what you decide to eat. Before you head out to the fair, be sure to have your vehicle serviced – or, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevrolet to take to the fair with you.

Cowboy Corn Crunch

Enjoy bites of Jalapeno, sweet corn, bacon and cream cheese rolled up in a ball and fried. This ranked 4.6 out of 5 on GuideLive’s ranking. The Cowboy Corn Crunch is 14 coupons or $7 for about six bites.

Chicken Fried Lobster

This breaded and fried lobster tail is served with lemon butter Champagne gravy, but wasn’t ranked by GuideLive since it was sold out. Since this fair food was sold out by the time the publication’s representatives got there, it must be great. The price is a bit hefty, though, but what do you expect when the main ingredient is lobster? Chicken fried lobster is 60 coupons or $30.

Lone Star Pork Handle

This fried pork chop is served with a bourbon barbecue glaze; and it received a GuideLive ranking of 4.1 out of 5. This is tender and delicate and is big enough to make a meal for one person. The sauce is on the sweet side, so go easy on it. The fried chop is so good it doesn’t really need the sauce. The cost is 20 coupons or $10.

Deep Fried Red Velvet Oreos

For dessert, pick up some deep fried red velvet oreos. This fair food received a 4.4 out of 5 from GuideLive. These will be available the first week of the fair. The second week, you’ll get cookie dough oreos, and then cotton candy oreos during the third week of the fair. Cost is 14 coupons or $7.

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October Events Around DFW Area


Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, and then head out to some fun October events around the DFW area including the State Fair of Texas 2015 and Dan’s Haunted House. Choose from light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, SUV models, sedans and sports coupes. Some of the 2016 model years are already here, so if you have been waiting for that, your wait is over.

State Fair of Texas 2015

The State Fair of Texas 2015 is currently running and will run through October 18, 2015 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75210. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment, competitions, midway rides and tons of fair food.

Crazy Water Festival

On Friday, October 9, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m. and running until October 10, 2015, visit the Historic Famous Water Pavilion, 209 NW 6th Street, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76067 for the Crazy Water Festival. Admission is $3. Enjoy live music, a beer garden, street art, a children’s area and more. Celebrate the acclaimed mineral water of Mineral Springs. For more information call (940) 325-8870.

Dan’s Haunted House

Visit Dan’s Haunted House through October 31, 2015 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The haunted house is located at 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas, Texas, 75065. Admission is $20. The haunted house is based on the dreams and night terrors of Little Yuki, a Japanese girl. The haunts include the horrifying tales Samurai spirits, urban legends of demons, mythological ghosts and more. You won’t see zombies, chainsaws or clowns so get scared by something completely different this year. For more information call (972) 821-9154.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new truck, SUV, sedan or sports coupe. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any lease or finance specials on the models you are interested in. And, if you’re not ready for a new vehicle because you already have a new Chevy, be sure to call our service department to set up an appointment for service or to have your vehicle checked before a trip.

2016 Chevy Silverado Unveiled at Texas State Fair


If you have been waiting for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, your wait is almost over. The new model year of this popular truck was unveiled at the Texas State Fair this year; and we have several on the way to our showroom. When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2016 Silverado, you’ll notice that it has a more muscular look to go with this truck’s dependability and strength, more options with eight-speed transmissions and available support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional new features include LED lighting accents, sculpted hoods and more safety technologies.

Different Looks for Different Trim Levels

The advanced lighting technology allowed Chevrolet to change the look of each trim level. The WT features black grille inserts, chromed horizontal grille elements and more compact high-intensity discharge headlights. The LTZ and the LT models feature chrome bumpers and grille elements; and the Z71 features a monochromatic appearance. The High Country features unique grille inserts, body-colored bumpers and chrome horizontal bars.

All of the trim levels feature LED park and turn lights, LED daytime running lights; and on the LT Z71, LED fog lights. The LED fog lights are an available option on the LT trim level. The LTZ and the LTZ Z71 also feature LED headlights and taillights.

More Safety and Convenience Features

The 2016 model year Silverado 1500 also features new safety features including lane keeping assist, forward collision alert and IntelliBeam high beam assist. And you can opt for a locking tailgate, wireless phone charging, and bucket seats on certain trim levels. The High Country will also feature optional articulating running running boards – these extend to make cab access easier and swing to the rear to make access to the bed easier.

The Silverado will feature three different EcoTec3 engines; and all of them are based on the legendary Chevrolet small block truck engine. These engines will feature continuously variable valve timing, direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation, all for better gas mileage while improving power.

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Looking Ahead to 2016


If you are considering a new vehicle but are not quite ready to buy something yet, look forward to the 2016 models. Several models have new features for the 2016 model year. And, if you are ready to purchase or lease a new vehicle, but are waiting for the 2016 model years, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive any of the new models we already have in stock.

2016 Chevrolet Spark

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has several new features for the 2016 model year. This model is redesigned and offers more safety, efficiency and connectivity than the 2015 model year; and the new 1.4-liter engine has increased its horsepower by 16 percent. Additionally, the new Spark features an enhanced version of Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. And, now the Spark has lane departure warning and forward collision alert available.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The new model year for the Equinox features new trim levels: L, LS, LT and LTZ trim levels are now available. The 1LT and 2LT trims have been discontinued. The front fascia is new, as is the dual-port grille design; and the LT and LTZ trim levels have specific chrome trim.

All trim levels now feature new premium projector beam headlights; the LT and LTZ trim levels features new LED daytime running lights; and the L and LS have new reflector-style lights. And, the LTZ got new fog lights.

Additionally, all trim levels have Chevy-signature dual-element taillights, a revised lower rear fascia and revised license late applique. The LTZ now features chrome trim on the lower fascia.

The LT features new 17-inch aluminum wheels while the LTZ got new 18-inch aluminum wheels. The LS model has a new 17-inch wheel option.

The Equinox has several additional new features. Visit Classic Chevrolet to learn more about all the new features included on the Equinox.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is lighter and larger; and it features a new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection for better fuel mileage. It also features new stop/start technology for better efficiency. The Cruze also features a new version of the Chevrolet MyLink for smart phone integration; and now features side blind zone alert, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and forward collision alert.

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Car Accessories for Winter


Whether you just bought or leased a new vehicle from Classic Chevy or you have a newer Chevy and are not ready for something new just yet, you’ll want to add some car accessories for the winter. Some accessories protect your vehicle and some are just handy to have during the winter, especially if it snows.

Floor Mats

You may have carpeted floor mats in your Chevy now, but during the winter, you should have rubber floor mats to protect the carpet from melting snow and slush on your feet. And, at some point, the snow and ice will melt, giving way to mud, which will eventually stain the carpets, especially if you have clay.

Ice Scraper

An ice scraper with a brush comes in handy on snowy mornings or even mornings that have a heavy frost. Instead of waiting for the defroster to melt everything, you can give it a hand by scraping the frost, ice or snow from the windshield. You’ll be ready to go by the time your Chevy warms up; and you’ll be safe because of better visibility.

Even if you park in a garage at home and at work, you should have an ice scraper and brush. If it starts to snow while you are shopping or parked elsewhere in an open lot, that brush and scraper will come in handy.

Plug-in Coffee Cup

The last thing you need on a long commute on a cold day is cold coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Instead of having your hot drink cool off too fast, get a coffee cup that plugs into the cigarette lighter so you have a hot drink all the way to your destination.


Most people don’t think of this, but carrying a come-a-long and some extra chain in the trunk could get you out of a bind. If you end up sliding off the road, you’ll be able to pull yourself out of the ditch. You can attach the come-a-long to a tree or another vehicle if someone stops to help you out.

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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51 3LT


If you are in the market for a flashy sports car, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 3LT. The ‘Vette has tons of features to go along with its large V-8 engine and is perfect for showing off on your commute or at car shows.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 Corvette Stingray features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with Z51 performance ratios and active rev matching. The engine also features a dry sump oil system. Additional features include a 3.42 limited slip rear axle, rear differential cooler, the Z51 performance suspension, and performance exhaust with 4-inch polished stainless steel tips. The engine makes 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm.

Safety Features

Safety features include all-speed traction control, a rear vision camera, front curb view cameras, active handling stability control, four-wheel ABS performance disc brakes, OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, front and side impact airbags and a passenger sensing system for the front passenger airbag.

The OnStar Guidance plan features stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, roadside assistance, advanced diagnostics and more.

Interior Features

The 2016 Stingray’s interior features include GT bucket seats, perforated Napa leather seats, sueded microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim package which includes the headliner, visors and the trim above the rear window and windshield, a floor console with two covered cup holders, USB ports, auxiliary power outlet, auxiliary input jack, storage in the console, power tilt and telescopic steering column, mounted audio controls on the steering wheel, driver information center, voice recognition, a head-up display with color readouts and an oil life monitoring system.

Additional features include power programmable door locks with lockout protection, electronic cruise control, keyless access with push button start, a memory package for the driver that includes two presets, a universal home remote, engine immobilizer, body security and unauthorized entry theft deterrent, dual-zone automatic climate control, air filtration system, auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, electric locking glovebox, cargo net, luggage shade and rear window defroster.

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Why You Should Trade In Your Old Car


When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, you have the choice of trading in your old car or not. You could sell it yourself, however you may not be able to sell it right away. There are many benefits to trading in your old car when you buy or lease a new car.

Instant Gratification

When you trade in the vehicle, you won’t have to wait for someone to buy it and have that money tied up in something you may not drive again. Plus, you can apply the cash from the trade to you new vehicle to lower the price of the new vehicle.

Upside Down

When you’re upside down on a vehicle, it’s harder to sell it because you may owe more than what you could sell it for on the street. Often, you can trade in a vehicle that is upside down. You may have to take the difference onto the price of the new vehicle; however, this means that you don’t have to wait until you could at least break even if you are more than ready for a new vehicle.

Vehicle Repairs

If you sell a vehicle on the street, you have to ensure that its in good running condition and that the wear and tear items are not overly worn, else you will have a hard time selling it. Replacing tires, brakes and other wear and tear items means that’s less cash in your pocket.

Although you should make sure the vehicle is in good condition when you trade it in, you’ll lose less money on the sale for something like brakes that have a few thousand miles left on them. You will want to make sure the interior is clean and that there are no dings and scratches on the paint for maximum value.

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Chevrolet Models with the Best MPG


If you are looking for a vehicle that has the best gas mileage and prefer a Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Volt, Spark, Cruze or Malibu. All four vehicles get excellent gas mileage: The Volt gets 35 mpg* in the city and 40 mpg* on the highway; the Spark gets 31 mpg* in the city and 39 mpg* on the highway; and the Cruze and Malibu get 25 mpg* in the city and 36 mpg* on the highway.

Common Interior and Convenience Features

Convenience features that may be common to all of these models, depending on trim levels, may include automatic climate control, single- or dual-zone air conditioning, front and rear cup holders, a center console with covered or uncovered storage, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a rear window defroster, a display center with a touch screen, power programmable door locks, and driver mode controls for normal, sport, mountain and hold modes.

Safety Features

Safety features you may find in any of these models include dual-stage front, side impact and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, a passenger-sensing system for the airbags, a child presence detector, roof rail side impact airbags, daytime running lights, lockout switch for the rear windows and doors for child safety, the LATCH system for child safety seats, OnStar Basic for 5 years, OnStar Directions and Connections for 3 years, StabiliTrak, traction control, an anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features you may find in any of these models include Chevrolet MyLink radio, a CD player, MP3 player, AM/FM radio, a color touch screen display, Bluetooth, at least four speakers, auxiliary input jacks, USB ports, SiriusXM radio, MyVolt (for the Volt only) and an external antenna.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive any one of these vehicles with excellent gas mileage and learn more about each model’s safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.

*Estimates only. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving habits.

Best Car Accessories for Your Pet


When you pick up your new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you may need some new pet accessories to go with it. Depending on your pet and your pet’s age, you may need seat covers, ramps, harnesses, car seats and more. Once you pick up your vehicle, you’ll know what you’ll need to help your pet get in and out and to allow your pet to ride safely.

Pet Ramps

Pet ramps help your pet get in and out of your vehicle if your pet has a hard time jumping in or out of lower vehicles or if your vehicle is just too high for your pet to safety jump in or out. When choosing a pet ramp, be sure to pick a ramp that is ideal for your dog’s weight. If your dog is still a puppy, choose a ramp that will hold your dog’s adult weight.

Car Seats

It’s never a good idea to let your pet roam loose in the vehicle. So many things could happen such as your pet climbing over the seat and distracting you or causing an accident; or your pet getting hurt if you get into an accident. Car seats allow you to keep your pet harnessed in one spot and helps to keep it from getting hurt in an accident.

Car Harnesses

Use a car harness to hold your pet in place with or without a car booster seat. The harness keeps your pet from being flung forward should you have to hit the brakes fast or should you get into an accident. The harness also keeps your pet from climbing over the front seat and causing an accident.

Rear Seat Hammock

Install a rear seat hammock to minimize pet hair in your vehicle. Sometimes pet hair just won’t come out of the upholstery no matter how much you vacuum. The hammock hooks to the back of the front seats and to the top of the rear seat to protect the rear seat and the backs of the front seats.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle, and then pick up the pet accessories you may need for your new vehicle.