Another Win For Chevrolet with the Bolt EV!

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MOTOR TREND has recognized the Chevrolet Bolt EV — the all-new affordable electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge — as its 2017 Car of the Year.

The editors based their selection on the Bolt EV’s performance in six evaluation categories: advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.

“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”

It is the fourth MOTOR TREND award for Chevrolet in three years, with the Camaro recognized as the 2016 Car of the Year and Colorado named the 2015 and 2016 Truck of the Year.

“Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” said Ed Loh, MOTOR TREND Editor-in-Chief. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”

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Ready to test drive one of Chevrolet’s award winning vehicles? Stop in at Classic Chevrolet this December to test drive your favorite models and to give the gift of a new Chevy this holiday.

Best Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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DFW has a lot going on this December for residents and visitors. Don’t stay in, whatever you do. Get out there in your Classic Chevy and experience everything that the metroplex has to offer.

Downtown Wonderland – December 5-17

The holidays begin Downtown with Downtown Wanderland, season-long programming featuring Unbranded, Park-It Pop-Ups, photos with Santa, movie screenings, and more! Throughout the season Downtown Dallas will be adorned with holiday lights and décor. Wander through Downtown and explore all there is to see and do.

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum – December 6 through January 8

Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition just got brighter! Experience the magic of 500,000 lights throughout the garden 25′ Victorian style gazebos filled charming, costumed characters, whimsical animals and music by the famous classic carol.

Texas Christkindl Market – December 6-23

Inspired by the cherished German holiday tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas, is rated as one of the Top 10 German Outdoor Christmas Market events in the U.S.

Nestled next to Globe Life Park, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decoration and traditional goods. This event is the only place where shoppers in the southwest U.S. can find exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.

Guests can also purchase other traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles, taste authentic German cuisine and holiday beverages, and enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!

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Come by Classic Chevrolet this December to test drive a new vehicle or get some service done to your current car, truck, or SUV.

Gearing Up Your Chevy for the Winter

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If you haven’t made an appointment for winter service for your Chevy yet, give the service department at Classic Chevrolet a call. You’ll want to have your vehicle ready for the winter, and that includes ensuring the tires have enough tread to handle snow and slush and the mechanics are most likely not going to let you down when it’s so cold outside.

The Importance of Maintenance

While there is no guarantee that you wouldn’t break down during the winter, having your vehicle checked could mitigate that. Your service technician will let you know what parts are wearing out and should be changed as you can expect it to give way sooner rather than later. This includes belts, hoses, tires, brakes and other wear and tear items.

While it would be nice to not see snow this winter, there’s a good chance that you will at least encounter cold weather; and sitting in a vehicle that might not start while you wait for a tow truck is not going to be fun.

As for tires, while most manufacturers recommend changing the tires when they have 2/32 inch of tread left, that is not enough to grip and release the snow. By the end of winter, your vehicle’s tires should have no less than 6/32-inch of tread on them.

Get the Emergency Kit Put Together

While you should carry an emergency kit all year, you probably won’t carry extra blankets and other cold weather gear during the summer. Be sure the first aid kit in the vehicle is all up to date and contains everything; and be sure you have extra blankets, high-energy snacks and a change of warm clothing in your winter emergency kit.

And, in the event that you do slide off a slippery road, you’ll definitely want to have reflective triangles, a flashlight and extra batteries.

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Don’t get caught out in the cold. Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy or give our service department a call to make an appointment for maintenance so that you are prepared for winter driving.

Must-Have Accessories for your Chevy this Winter

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Whether you just picked up a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet or you are still driving your current Chevy, you may want some accessories for your vehicle. Whether you have a truck, SUV, sedan or coupe, these accessories will be helpful in the snow or in the cold.

Windshield Snow Shade

Make cleaning the snow and ice off your windshield easier by installing a snow shade while you’re parked. It will also keep dangerous ultraviolet rays from cracking and fading the interior of your vehicle at the same time.

Traction Weight for Trucks

Driving a pickup in the winter could be challenging because the light rear end slides on slippery snow and ice. Add a traction weight to the bed of the truck to help stabilize the rear during inclement weather.

Snowplow Kit

This kit is great for your Chevy truck if you have a long driveway to plow or if you live on a back road that gets plowed last or not at all. The snowplow will help you get out of your driveway when the snow is too deep and dangerous to drive through.

Remote Start System

If you have a vehicle that did not come with a remote start, you could add your own remote start. If you remember to leave the defroster on when you leave the vehicle, you can start it about 10 minutes before you’re ready to leave so it’s nice and warm and so that it is easier to clear the windows.

Wireless Salt Spreader

Add a salt spreader to your winter vehicle accessories to spread salt on driveways that you need to keep clean. This is especially helpful if you have a long driveway that you would like to keep clear. You could even pretreat the driveway ahead of time to keep the snow and ice from building up too much.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or for help installing accessories such as a remote start.

First Look at the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

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While sedans have historically been most popular in America, the market has been changing gradually. About 350,000 hatchbacks are being registered every year now and Chevrolet is looking to give consumers an optional hatchback variant with the Cruze this year.

While the Cruze was introduced with both hatchback and wagon variants, they’ve only been available overseas until now.

Obviously the hatchback is very similar to the sedan. The real difference, of course, is the extra cargo space that the hatchback offers. With 22.7 cubic feet of cargo room, you’ll be getting about 7 extra cubic feet over the sedan’s trunk. If cargo space is a big factor for you, you’ll definitely want to go with the hatchback. By folding down the back seats, you can up that cargo room to 47.2 cubic feet.

The 2017 Cruze hatchback skips the L and LS trims levels available for the sedan, going straight to the LT and Premier. As a result, the hatchback comes packed with more features and comforts, but also starts out a bit higher than the sedan. The LT starts out at $22,115, which, though higher than some competitor hatchbacks, is more than worth the price for the extra equipment you’ll enjoy.

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Come by Classic Chevrolet to see the new 2017 Cruze Hatchback when it’s available. You can compare it to the sedan and decide which would work best for you.

5 Reasons Getting a Chevy is Better than a Black Friday Deal

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Black Friday is getting to be more pervasive than ever. It’s invaded the weekend after and is encroaching into Thanksgiving Day itself. Why go through all the hassle at an electronics store or a department store when you could come to Classic Chevrolet instead and get the king of deals: a new Chevy.

Here’s why getting a Chevy is better than any Black Friday Deal.

1. No Waiting in Lines

Black Friday means lines. Lots of lines, out in the chill of morning with no guarantee of success. When you come to Classic Chevy, you won’t have to worry about lines just to get to test drive a model or to talk to a sales associate. You simply get to do what you came to do: buy a Chevy.

2. You Don’t Have to Wake Up Early

With deals and specials that last all day (regardless of whether it’s Black Friday or not), you don’t have to go to bed super early, set an alarm, and eat breakfast on the road. Wake up when you’re good and ready — our inventory will be standing by!

3. Supplies Aren’t Limited

With our huge inventory, there’s no worry that you’re missing out. Most Black Friday deals, you have to ask yourself, “will there be any left once I get my chance?” With Classic Chevy, there’s always another car, truck, or SUV that’s sure to please.

4. No Doors to Bust Down

Hey, we’re a dealership… just drive onto the lot, no doors involved! Seriously though, come early or come late, we’ll be glad to help.

5. You Get to Leave in a Brand New Chevy

The best part of shopping for a car is getting to leave the lot in that car. Whether you head home for the day or wade into the melee of Black Friday shopping, you get to do it in the comfort and convenience of a new Chevrolet.

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So what are you waiting for? Come by Classic Chevy today to tour our inventory, test drive your favorites, and leave the lot in the winning vehicle.

2017 Chevy Bolt a Top Contender

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been named a Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car to Buy Nominee in large part because it is the first 200+ mile range mass-produced electric car in the world. And that’s kind of a big deal.

Electric vehicles are only slowly gaining traction in the States, and that’s mainly because Americans need their cars to be able to take them hundreds of miles in a go. While most of the world is fine with an “urban” car (one that can putter about a city), the U.S. needs something with more range.

That’s what makes the Chevy Bolt EV such an exciting prospect. You can get that electric and green vehicle you want without sacrificing the range of your travels.

The specs that make this possible are a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pan under the floor and rear seat, which powers a 150-kilowatt electric motor capable of producing 200-horsepower to the front wheels.

The pricing, before incentives, is a reasonable $37,500, which is reduced by a fairly large amount once those incentives are secured.

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Keep checking back here for more info on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV as it becomes available. When it arrives at Classic Chevrolet, stop in for a test drive. Or, just come in today and test drive any vehicle Classic Chevy currently has in stock, get some service done, shop for accessories, and shop around.

5 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin for Thanksgiving

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You don’t have to throw your pumpkins away now that Halloween has passed. In fact, you can make use of all of the pumpkins you picked up at the patch by using them as Thanksgiving decorations too.

Try these five creative options for turning spare (or new) pumpkins into Thanksgiving decorations.

1. Paint Them Instead

Painting pumpkins can be just as fun as carving them, and you can create unique Thanksgiving decorations by painting phrases like “Give Thanks,” or “Thankful,” on each pumpkin you paint.

2. Dress Them in Ribbon

Use ribbon or burlap to decorate pumpkins of all sizes for fall. Instead of choosing black ribbon as you would for Halloween, choose more earthy tones (like greens and browns) to bring out the spirit of the harvest season, and of course, Thanksgiving.

3. Use Them as Planters

Pumpkin carving doesn’t have to stop at Halloween. Clear out the insides of any size pumpkin, then place corn stalks and branches inside as though they are flowers in a vase.

4. Use Holiday Stamps

Most craft stores sell festive Thanksgiving stencils. Simply tape the stencils onto your pumpkins and brush them with black acrylic paint. You’ll have easy, affordable, no-carve decorative pumpkins created in a matter of minutes.

5. Decorate with Vines

Store-bought vines can turn your holiday pumpkins and gourds into decorations that will wow your friends. Use the vines to link the stems of your holiday decorations together, and you’ll have a stunning center piece, table decoration or design for the fireplace mantle in no-time.

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Visit Classic Chevy this Thanksgiving break to test drive a new or pre-owned car, truck, or SUV. Schedule some service while you’re here or shop for parts and accessories for your Chevrolet.

Our 3 Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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With Thanksgiving almost here, we’d like to focus on our favorite part of the meal: dessert. Sure, it may be difficult to reach the final course with any room left in your stomach, but the reward for doing so could be one of these decadent and delicious recipes.

Homemade Nutmeg Cheesecake

What you’ll need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds fresh cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking instructions:

  1. Brush a 9-inch springform pan with half of the melted butter. Place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to harden.
  2. Once the butter has hardened, apply another thick coat.
  3. Move your oven rack to the lowest position and preheat to 350 degrees.
  4. Apply a paddle attachment to your mixer and beat the cream cheese until it turns into a fluffy and smooth consistency.
  5. Beat the nutmeg, sugar, extracts and salt into the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Add the eggs into the mixture one at a time.
  7. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared pan and place the pan on top of a double-layer of aluminum foil. Make sure there is at least 3 inches of foil around the pan, then fold the aluminum around the sides of the pan (not over the top of the cake).
  8. Fill a roasting pan with 1 inch of hot water. Place the foil wrapped cake in the roasting pan, so water does not overflow or seep into the cake.
  9. Bake for 1.5 hours or until the top of the cake is golden brown.
  10. Take the pan out of the water bath and let it cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate uncovered for 2 hours.
  11. Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan by placing a large plate over the cake and flipping the cake onto the plate. Tap the pan to help the cake fall.
  12. Serve and enjoy.

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

What you’ll need:

For the base:

  • 5 pounds McIntosh or Macoun apples
  • Grated zest from 1 orange
  • Grated zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1/2 pound cold, unsalted butter (diced)
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9-inch by 14-inch by 2-inch oval baking dish.
  3. Peel, core and slice the apples into large wedges.
  4. Place the apples in a large bowl and combine them with the juices, sugar, spices and zests. Pour the entire combination in the baking dish.
  5. For the topping, combine the sugars, flour, salt, cold butter and oatmeal in the bowl of an electric mixer. Use the paddle attachment to mix the ingredients together on low speed. Continue mixing until the mixture is crumbly.
  6. Scatter the entire mixture on top of the apple base.
  7. Place the baking pan on top of a sheet pan and bake it for about 1 hour or until the top has browned and the fruit is bubbly.
  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups white bread cubes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/8 cup miniature chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease six large custard cups.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg and yolks together, then add in the pumpkin puree, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Continue whisking until the batter is smooth.
  3. Toss the bread cubes into the mix gently, then set the entire mixture aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour the batter into the cups, then sprinkle brown sugar and chocolate chips over each serving.
  5. Place the cups in a shallow baking pan, then pour water into the pan until it is halfway up the sides of the cups.
  6. Bake the bread pudding for roughly 40 minutes or until it is golden brown, then let it cool for an additional 10 minutes.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet this holiday season to test drive a new or pre-owned vehicle or to schedule service for your car or truck.

Best Weekend Getaway Places in DFW

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Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and you don’t have to go far. You can choose to stay in a local bed and breakfast just to relax and let someone else wait on you for the weekend. Make a great weekend out of it by going to the spa or pretending to be a tourist by visiting some of the tourist attractions in the area. If you are considering a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle so you can take it with you when you go for your relaxing weekend.

Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Stay at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, which is located in a nice residential neighborhood at 1400 Robinwood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76111. You’re about 10 minutes from the Stockyards Historic District and even closer to the newly restored Sundance Square. The Azalea Plantation features a view of an acre of oak trees, a gazebo, fountain and rock terracing.

If you want to just relax on the grounds and sleep on one of the most comfortable beds in the city, this is the place. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or make a reservation just because you want to relax.

The Guesthouse on Allen Street

The Guesthouse on Allen Street is located at 2203 Allen Street in Dallas. If you are looking for a private and intimate spot to spend the weekend and don’t want to drive far, this is the place you’ll want to spend your weekend. The Guesthouse is located in the Uptown State Thomas neighborhood that offers lots of trendy things to do. You’ll need reservations, of course, and you’ll be able to walk to several popular restaurants.

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Visit Classic Chevy today to test drive the vehicle you’ve been keeping your eye on. Once you do that, you can drive it to your favorite place to stay for a relaxing weekend.