For all of the Dallas fans in DFW, we have an extra special car in stock for you. For the past two years our Chevrolet Dealership loaned actor Larry Hagmen a car to use while he was in town filming Dallas. Hagmen was an environmentally conscience man, so the first car he chose was a Malibu Eco, and this past year he rode around town in the stylish (and environmentally friendly) 2013 Chevy Volt. The Omni Hotel even provided him a charging station so the Chevy Volt was always ready to deliver him to the set.
After Hagmen’s death the car was returned to our dealership where it is now available for purchase!
J.R. put 3,000 miles on his Chevrolet Volt and left a gift for the next owner.
The new owner of this 2013 Voltwill inherit a Larry Hagmen $10,000 autographed bill. This piece of Hollywood history is proudly sitting on our showroom floor, so stop by today and take home a piece of Dallas history!
Classic Chevrolet cars have been around long enough to have legions of enthusiasts and fans who restore these classic automobiles and buy new ones. These clubs have a wide variety of different types of events every month all over the country, from small towns to big cities, helping the community and always showing off their fine Chevy automobiles. Below are 3 great upcoming events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area which you should check out if you are interested in becoming a part of this unique, fun and niche community.
DECEMBER 8th: The Dallas Area Classic Chevy’s, or the DACC, is one of the most prominent Chevy car clubs in all of North Texas, with over 170 enthusiasts who frequent their Chevy dealer DFW as much as they check out their local auto restoration shops. The DACC has been around for over 35 years and celebrate Chevy cars, trucks and Corvettes from Chevrolet’s Golden Era of 1955, 1956 and 1957. They have a number of events each month and on December 8th they will be building a wheelchair ramp at a local home. Members will be driving their fleet of Classic Chevys to the location where the ramp is being built at 7:45 AM. More info can be found at www.DallasRamps.org if you are interested in participating.
Also on DECEMBER 8th: The Annual TFF Christmas Charity Tournament will be held at Lake Grapevine beginning at 5 AM where you can register at the Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine. First cast will be at 6 am and the last cast will be at 2 pm. Everyone must be at Bass Pro Shop by 3 pm. The total entry fee per boat is $80 and one toy per person, unwrapped. You can fish solo or with a partner but are only allowed a 5 fish stringer for each boat. Partner fisherman each need to bring a toy for entry. All largemouth bass must be under 14 inches or over 18 inches. Smallmouth bass must be at least 14 inches.
DECEMBER 9th: The following evening, the DACC will be having their annual Christmas party for all the members of the club and maybe even some folks who want to be part of this Chevy-loving group but aren’t officially members yet. It will be located at the home of Rich Purvis in Grapevine. Dinner will be provided for everyone who attends. There will also be a White Elephant gift exchange where everyone will bring different gifts and give them to people randomly.
In 2012, Chevrolet had six of their automobiles named a Consumer Digest “Best Buy,” an honor that is rarely bestowed upon any car company. These were in four different categories: the sports car category, the compact SUV category, the under midsize SUV category and the Family Category. In other words, Chevy has great cars for every type of person out there. Keep this in mind the next time you head to your Grapevine Chevy dealer, so that you know the best cars to pick out for your own needs. The six best buys from Chevrolet according to Consumer Reports in 2012 are listed below.
The classic Chevy sports car, the Corvette was named a best buy in the sports car category for the seventh year in a row. This excludes the ZR1 models, as they pack a bit more punch, aren’t really fuel efficient and aren’t a car that most people would really love driving, unless they are sports car enthusiasts.
Another classic sports car from Chevy, the Camaro was named in the consumer digest best sports car category for it’s third year in a row. The Camaro has gone through a number of different looks over the years but the newest one, a subtle throw back to their models in the Seventies, seems to be paying off. It also drives well and gets great gas mileage, earning it this honor.
This smaller sports utility vehicle was named as a best buy compact SUV for the third year in a row. Not only does it get good gas mileage for an SUV, it also has a surprising amount of cargo room, allowing it to easily haul both people and items that you need to transport from point A to point B.
A mid-sized SUV, the Traverse is up against stiff competition but was still awarded with a consumser digest Best Buy award for the fourth year in a row this year. Roomy yet also achieving good gas mileage, the Traverse represents what people have come to expect for their sports utility vehicles these days.
The Malibu is another classic Chevrolet that has gone through a number of different changes over the years. Today, it is considered one of the best family sedans on the road because it is incredibly safe but also subtly stylish at the same time. It was given this consumer digest rating for it’s fourth year in a row because of these changes.
One of the newest additions to the Chevy lineup is the Chevy Cruze, which is a sleeker sedan that also seems to hold the traits of the best family cars on the road today. It is safe, looks good and gets great gas mileage, giving it the consumer digest nod for the first time in it’s short history. However, it’s already shaping up to be a model of Chevy that lasts for many decades in the future.
It’s the time of the year to reflect on things to be thankful for, so with your permission, let us express some thanks for 2012.
We are thankful for being named the #1 Chevy dealer in the country for the 6th year in a row. We are extremely grateful for all of our loyal customers who continue to make that possible, and are appreciative for all the new customers who have given us the opportunity to serve them. We are proud and grateful to offer models like the Cruze, Malibu, and Equinox, that are helping to lead the American Automotive industry to prominence once again.
We are so very thankful for a group of associates that makes working here an amazing experience. A great sales team who is knowledgeable and customer focused, mechanics who keep up with the technology of today’s advanced automobiles, administrative personnel who keep us all in line, and a tremendous group of support people. There are no insignificant jobs here because all of our people are so important. Thanks to you all.
We are thankful to have the Cowboys, Stars, Rangers, Mavericks and the great college football programs in Texas to cheer for. On occasion they will break our hearts, but we appreciate what a great sports town we live in, and all of the owners, players and fans who keep us so invested. Teams bind us together in a common cause and we appreciate that.
We reflect on and are grateful for the hard working people in this part of Texas who never give up, never relinquish their pride. This country has been through some tough times but it seems Texans may be leading the way to economic recovery, and it is because of the spirit that lives in each of us.
We are grateful for the Dallas Arts District, home of the city’s main cultural attractions that include the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. These amazing treasures should be supported by us all.
We are also thankful for the things and places that give this part of the country such flavor. These include Billy Bob’s, the McKinney Avenue Trolley, Dallas World Aquarium, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, barbecue, steaks, hats and boots. It is this combination of places, people and things that make us who we are. We happen to love it.
We go about our days working and trying to improve our lives and those of our loved ones. We need to take time to reflect and be thankful. It is with that, this Dallas Chevy Dealer says thank you. Thank you for making us a part of your life.
Every car that is sold, every tire that is changed, and every transmission that is fixed, shows a vote of confidence in us that does not go unnoticed.
Thank you Dallas. May you have a happy Thanksgiving.
It’s November, and that means earlier sunsets, cooler temperatures and time to check out the specials we have going on this month at Classic Chevrolet. Let’s take a look around…
New Car Specials
If you’ve been waiting for the last minute to get the best deal on a Chevy Volt, that time is here. The Volt teams amazing technology with great mileage and surprising performance. We have just one 2012 Chevy Volt left at $35,997. You can even get 0% financing for 72 months but you better hurry in on this one.
Have you been thinking about a Chevy Cruze? A lot of folks have, and we have just a few 2012 models left starting at just $17,474. Check out our lease deal. You can drive home a brand new 2012 Chevy Cruze for just $199 a month WITH NO MONEY DOWN! It’s a 39 month lease. The Cruze has some nice toys like rear park assist, Sirius XM Radio, infotainment system, turn-by-turn navigation and a mobile app of its own!
Right now at Classic Chevrolet, get $5,000 off on ANY remaining 2012 Chevy Malibu in stock. Keyless entry, rear vision camera, and a Pioneer Premium Sound System are just some of the perks of the Malibu. You can also take advantage of 0% financing for 60 months. Be sure to stop in for details.
We also have a Classic Chevrolet discount on a few 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cabs, starting at $25,769. You’ll love this truck, with touch-screen navigation and entertainment center, On-Star directions and connections, rear vision camera and more. We are pleased to also offer 0% financing for 60 months on these remaining Silverado’s.
Body shop Deals
If you need some collision work, not only can our body shop fix you up, but with $500 or more in repairs they are offering a free 6 quart oil change with oil and filter, check and top off your other fluids AND rotate four tires and check their torque and pressure.
This is just the start. There are coupons for $100 in free paint-less dent repairs (a great way to get rid of those door dings), a coupon for a free interior detailing, and another from the Classic Chevrolet Body Shop that offers a $75 upgrade for your next Enterprise car rental. Check out all the details and print your coupons here.
Service Department Special
The Classic Chevrolet Service Department has a rebate coupon good for $200 back with the purchase and installation of a genuine GM transmission. Having to replace a transmission is rarely a pleasant experience but this $200 rebate can help ease the pain a bit. The coupon is valid through the end of the year.
November is the time to be grateful, and we are sure thankful you have kept us the #1 Texas Chevy Dealer and the #1 Chevy Dealer in the nation for 6 straight years! Thank you.
Finally… it’s coming. The perfect vehicle for us young, city dwellers inDallas and Ft. Worth – the Chevy Spark. Due to hit showrooms later this year, the Spark is hands down the ultimate city vehicle.
In a GM press release, Vice President of Chevrolet Global Marketing, Chris Perry, said “We listened to what young people said they wanted in a car. Our engineers tuned and equipped the Chevrolet Spark specifically for first-time buyers and city dwellers in North America. Spark is the perfect urban car because we’ve made it easy to drive, easy to park and easy to own.”
So what exactly have the brilliant minds at Chevrolet done to make the Spark the ultimate city vehicle for first-time buyers? I’m glad you asked.
Size. With a length of only 144 inches and 63 inches wide (37 inches shorter and 8 inches narrower than the Chevy Cruze), you’ll no longer have to pass by those tight parking spaces on city streets.
Connectivity. Spark owners can connect owners to their friends, music, videos and photos with a radio that features a seven-inch diagonal color touch screen equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which provides users with access to Pandora and Stitcher, Bluetooth and navigation. MyLink also makes it possible to connect a smartphone or other USB device to play movies, display pictures and download contacts for hands-free calling, allowing for a full in-vehicle media experience.
A Sixth Sense. City driving can be hectic with a lot of sudden breaking. Not for the Spark, though. It has what we like to call a “sixth sense” named Panic Brake Assist that detects situations where emergency breaking is needed and automatically engages maximum braking force.
The Look. The Spark will be sporting 15-inch wheels, making it the only vehicle in the segment to come standard with alloy wheels and increasing its performance and style street cred. Not to mention Chevrolet gave it a facelift with a deeper grille and restyled fog lamps for a sportier, more aggressive style.
I don’t know about you guys out there, but this sounds like the perfect little vehicle to me. In case I forgot to mention, the Chevrolet Spark is also packing extra horsepower under the hood with modifications to the engine displacement and enhancements to the ride and handling. Layman’s terms… more power and better handling at higher speeds.
Stay tuned to Classic Chevrolet for more updates, DFW. This is one new vehicle you won’t want to miss!
I’m sure most of you avid Chevrolet lovers in Dallas and Ft. Worth already know that this year marked Chevy‘s 100th anniversary. Hard to believe that Chevrolet has been winning the hearts of Americans for a century, isn’t it? Known as the top-selling auto brand of all time, Chevy was always a step ahead of the game when it came to bringing all-steel bodies, electric headlamps, automatic shifting and power steering to the working class at a reasonable price.
An article from Business Week noted that Chevy even embedded itself in American culture, sometimes changing it by knowing what people wanted to drive before they did. Not to mention their spectacular advertising and marketing efforts. Their slogans and jingles have dominated radio and TV. Here’s a fun fact for you Dallas Ft. Worth: Bands reference Chevys in more than 700 songs. Can you name a few?
In a press release, Vice President of Chevrolet of Global Marketing and Strategy, Chris Perry said, “We understand Chevrolet is more than a brand – it belongs to everyone who owns, designs, builds, sells or loves Chevrolets. The past 100 years wouldn’t have been possible without millions of people who have each made Chevrolet a part of their life’s journey.”
Boy was he spot on. As a Chevy driver, I’m sure you know exactly what he’s talking about. No other auto brand has come close to adoration Chevydrivers feel for their vehicles especially during the 1950s and `60s.
“The American car from the mid-1930s to the end of the `60s was a Chevrolet,” said John Heitmann, an automotive history professor at the University of Dayton and author of The Automobile and the American Life. “It was the car of the aspiring American lower and middle classes for a long period.”
So how do you feel about your Chevy DFW? Are you driving a new Chevrolet car or truck for the first time or have you been a lifer? Share your stories with us, we’d love to hear them! In the meantime, check out these great videos about Chevrolet history. The second one is a bit longer than the first and is for all of you history buffs out there. Enjoy!
Even if you’re not a fan of The Fast and The Furious movie franchise, you’ve got to at least check out the fifth movie, Fast Five, for the cars alone. The list is long and ranges from 1960s classics to 2011 models. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that my favorite on the list is the 1965 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport. You could probably say I’m a little biased, but even Dennis McCarthy, one of the most well-known picture car coordinators in the business, calls it the “Hero Car”. And with good reason.
Built by Mongoose Motorsports, this replica of a Grand Sport features the Chevrolet 502 big block backed by a Borg Warner Super T-10 four-speed transmission and rides on CS Corvette suspension. Here’s a breakdown of the car’s role in the movie from Dennis McCarthy himself.
According to McCarthy, all of the Fast Five vehicles had a pretty rough life on set. The only ones still drivable were the Hero and two stunt cars. If you haven’t seen the movie yet and you’re a car lover like me, I definitely recommend you check it out. Here’s a scene from the movie featuring the Corvette. Enjoy!
Did you know that Chevrolet is turning 100 years old? For Chevrolet’s birthday they have decided to hold a tournament to decide which bowtie vehicle was and is your all time favorite. The list of contenders is long and let me just say it’s very hard to pick just one. Is is the 2010 Camaro? How about the 1953 Corvette or the 1957 Bel Air? I personally find it hard not to choose the 2009 Corvette ZR1. Apparently it was just as hard for AutoBlog to make their decision. Take a few moments and head over to the Chevrolet site to cast your votes…. Who will be the winner?
You tell me….. Which iconic Chevrolet will get your vote? Which Chevy do you think was mistakenly left out of the race?
For fifty years now Astronauts have been loving their Corvettes. You could say they are like two peas in a pod. Recently, in Cocoa Beach, Florida a parade took place during which many surviving astronauts took a spin in their Chevy Corvettes. The Corvette’s debut in 1953 will always be remembered and during this parade all 6 Corvette designs were there. This very special parade was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan B. Sherpard’s historic sub-orbital flight. Check out the video below and get a little taste of why the Chevy Corvette was and continues to be so special to astronauts.
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