This spring, consider spending your Spring Break in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you need a new vehicle to get around, stop by Classic Chevy before the break to test drive a truck, car, or SUV so you have something new, fun, and reliable to take you and your family to area events. While Dallas might be your backyard, that doesn’t mean you have to leave the area to have fun on Spring Break.
Visit The Dallas Zoo with your family – members of all ages will enjoy the animals and events at the zoo. The zoo is located at 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203-3013.
For some great photo opportunities, especially when the tulips are in bloom during the spring, visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, located at 8225 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. This is also a nice way to wind down younger children after a visit to the zoo.
For those who are more active and don’t have very young children or those who like to hike and see nature at its best, visit the Cedar Ridge Preserve. The Preserve is located at 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75249-1159. The Preserve is a 360-acre park that features seven miles of hiking trails around Joe Pool Lake, a butterfly garden, educational exhibits, and picnic areas. You’re sure to see many different animals and birds that live on the Preserve.
While visiting the area – or even if you are from the area and are staying for Spring Break, be sure to visit Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. The venue is located at 2021 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207 and features authentic costumes. Your kids can even eat with their hands and not get yelled at!
Of course, the one thing you can’t miss out on, regardless of your age or whether you have small children, is Legoland Discovery Center, located at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051. While it is geared for those under 12, older teens and adults can have fun, too. The Discovery Center also features a 4D cinema theater, carnival-type rides, and a climbing and play area.
Make sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet before you start Spring Break. If you are not in the market for a new vehicle, but currently drive a Chevy, be sure your maintenance is up to date before leaving on break. Schedule an appointment with the service center to bring everything up to date and to be sure your current Chevy is in good working order with no surprises coming up.
The Dallas Auto Show will be held at the Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin, Dallas, Tex., from Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 through Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Forty auto manufacturers, including Chevrolet, are going to be at the show. If you want to see what Chevrolet has up its sleeves for upcoming vehicles – and what the auto manufacturer has in its current lineup, stop at the show. To get more information on the Chevrolet you like stop by Classic Chevy.
The Dallas Auto Show hours are:
- Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older and for children aged 6 to 12. Children 5 years of age and under get free admission. Chevrolet is expected to bring the all-new Corvette and Silverado to the show.
The new Corvette will show off its sixth body transformation, according to Chevrolet.com. The 2014 Silverado was unveiled at a special event in the Detroit area this past December, but Chevrolet is expected to bring it to the Dallas auto show.
The new Silverado has been re-imaged and re-engineered and is more capable, stronger and smarter than ever. If you already have a Silverado, you’ll notice that the interior and exterior have been changed, including performance.
The new Silverado models are now available at Classic Chevrolet, so stop by and ask your salesperson about financing and lease specials. As you test drive the 2014 Silverado in any of its trim levels, you’ll learn about all of the security, safety, convenience and infotainment features that Chevrolet packed into the 2014 models. Don’t forget to ask about special packages such as the Reaper and Tuscany packages.
It’s time to start thinking of doing something special for your loved one for Valentine’s Day. While going out is fun, make it better by surprising your loved one with a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet – even the ladies like to drive a hot car or a big truck. You have your choice of Camaro models, Corvette models, Impala models or even several trucks or SUVs, including the 1500 to choose from.
After you surprise your loved one with a new “toy,” take him or her out for an evening in your new Chevy. The House of Blues is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner in Crossroads at House of Blues Dallas on February 14, 2014. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Prices for dinner and the show are $45 per person or $85 per couple.
For dinner, you will be served an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For appetizers, choose a Texas Chop Salad, Roasted Beet Salad or Cream of Tomato Basil Soup. You can choose from three different entrees: Steak Frittes served with herbed potato wedges and brocolini, Rosemary Chicken served over diavolo or Parmesan Crusted Halibut served over confetti rice with roasted asparagus.
For the best part – the dessert, choose from White Chocolate Treasure, Red Velvet Molten Cake or Tuxedo Strawberries.
The House of Blues Dallas is located at the White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202. Contact the venue at (214) 978-4800 for reservations and tickets.
You can also choose to have a quiet dinner at your favorite restaurant and surprise your loved one with America’s new favorite country singer, Scotty McCreary at the S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at LeTourneau University. Scotty has over 1.6 million album sales that includes a platinum-selling debut album, several new artist awards and has performed in the Macy’s Day Parade, for President Obama and has sung the national anthem at the World Series.
Make it a night listening to his deep voice after dinner at a favorite restaurant. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The performance center is located at 2100 Mobberly Ave., Longview, TX 75607 and can be contacted by calling (903) 233-3080. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., so plan ahead.
Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to pick up that Valentine’s Day present before you head out. You will make this year’s Valentine’s Day a very special day for your loved one.
So what did you do on New Year’s Eve in Fort Worth? Once you jumped in your Classic Chevrolet, how many places did you visit? Where did you watch the New Year come in? Fort Worth was definitely hopping – from places like Pour’s, Neon Moon Saloon, the Grotto, and more, people were having a blast while celebrating the new year.
There was even a free party in Sundance Square that started at 10:30 p.m. The plaza is brand new and is located in the Bass Fort Worth development. Professor D provided entertainment, plus you could purchase beverages including wine and champagne.
Big D NYE was another free event and was in its seventh year as the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the Central Time Zone. There was plenty of fireworks and live entertainment throughout the evening. The crowd was huge and the party was broadcast on WFAA-Channel 8 – so if you were there, you just might have been on TV!
The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox — the perfect vehicle to take to parties and for tailgating. For more information, click the photo or stop by Classic Chevrolet so you can get a full list of entertainment, security, safety and convenience features. Photo Credit: Classic Chevrolet.
The W Hotel’s 33rd floor – where the Ghostbar used to be – had some hopping times, too – New year’s Eve Altitude took place in the space. The party featured three DJs and an excellent view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks. And yes, champagne was available.
The 10th Annual Dream NYE, another party claiming to be the biggest party in Texas took place at the eM Lounge and featured 10 DJs, 40 ‘Dream Maker Showgirls and offered cash and prizes, plus had a confetti balloon drop. Tickets started out at $30, but you could have had a VIP package for up to $5,000.
If you don’t want to miss out on more parties and happenings, keep an eye on Classic Chevrolet’s blog – we often feature happenings. Plus, you’ll also know when the next new version of a vehicle will be released! You can say you heard it first from Classic Chevrolet.
Photo by William Toti (Flickr Creative Commons)
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is back again! This year, it runs from Jan. 17, 2014 through Feb. 8, 2014 and is sponsored in part by North Texas Chevrolet dealerships like Classic Chevrolet.
Gates open every day a 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. The rodeo ticket office is open at 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday from Jan. 2 through Jan. 16, 2014. On Sundays – Jan. 5 and 12 – it is open from noon until 5:00 p.m. From Sunday, Jan. 17, 2014 through Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, the ticket office is open from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
You’ll find tons to do at the show, and it will definitely take you more than one or two days to do everything, so plan to jump in your Classic Chevrolet and head out to the show for several days! Special events include the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Contest on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, starting at noon. Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th starting at 7:30 p.m. on both days, you can see the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo.
The Chris Cox Horsemanship Clinic and the Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale will both be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The clinic starts at 10:30 a.m. and the horse show and sale starts at 1:00 p.m.
Make sure you find time to see the All-Western Parade downtown on Saturday, January 18th, then check out the Celebrity Goat Milking Contest and the Goat Creative Costume Contest later that evening. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and the contests start at 6:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, anyone wearing Dickies for “Dickies Day” gets free general admission to the stock show grounds, so be sure to find something with the Dickies tag on it.
For some really great excitement, be sure you are there for the Bulls Night Out Extreme Bull Riding show on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. The Fort Worth Super Shootout Rodeo will be on Thursday, January 23. And if you’re really into rodeos, you can attend a free one-day rodeo camp for prospective bareback saddle bronc riders as long as you complete the pre-entry through PRCA. The school is limited to 50 participants. The public can watch the classes. The school takes place starting at 8:00 a.m. on January 26.
Be sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet for vehicle service or to test drive a new vehicle to take to the rodeo with you! And for more information about any vehicle or the rodeo, you can also stop by Classic Chevrolet.
Source: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The annual Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon is taking place Feb. 21 through 23, 2014. While the marathon is for running, you’ll still need a reliable vehicle to get you to the start of the marathon. Or, if you want to watch the marathon, you can do it along the route. Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or to service your current Chevy before you head out to the marathon.
What is the Cowtown Marathon?
The Cowtown Marathon raised money for grants and running shoes for over 3,000 children in the Ft. Worth area. The grants are for over 3,300 children. The grants and shoes are to help the children enter the 2014 Cowtown event. Each runner’s participation helps to support the Cowtown Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness (C.A.L.F.) Program.
The Cowtown works with local community centers and schools to show children how important physical fitness is. It also teaches how to run properly, how to train and what proper nutrition is for children. The C.A.L.F. Program staff is made up of doctors, school coaches, community members and board members. The program’s goal is to keep children active throughout the year.
The event is the largest multi-event road race in Texas. This year, it will be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Last year’s marathon set a record for the most participants in a marathon – it had just under 27,000 runners.
The 2014 Chevrolet Suburban is the perfect vehicle to carpool to the marathon — and the perfect work/family truck.
The Cowtown was established in 1939. The races are presented by the University of North Texas Health Science Center, HCA North Texas, Chase, MillerCoors, NBC5, the Star Telegram, and Radio Shack. This is the third year that the Cook Children’s Health Care System is the title sponsor of the Kids 5K event, which is named “The Cowtown Cook Children’s 5K.”
Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive a new Chevy, especially if you are looking for something to carpool to the marathon. If you are happy with your current Chevrolet, stop by the service department to schedule a maintenance appointment – keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance is as important as keeping up with your own health maintenance.
Buying a new vehicle at Classic Chevrolet means you can go to as many winter or holiday events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as you want – without worrying about your car breaking down.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle, now is the time to check out the vehicles at Classic Chevy – visit today to check out our new and used vehicle specials – and our finance specials! After you get your new car, head out and enjoy some of the fun Dallas/Fort Worth has to offer.
Dallas Zoo Camps for Children
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 is the start of the Stars over the Savanna for children in PreK, Kindergarten, second, third and fifth grades. The children learn how to identify certain constellations, plus meet some of the real-life animals at the zoo, including a crab, scorpion, bears and a dolphin.
On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, the camp has Crittergrams for children in PreK, Kindergarten and second grade. The children learn about ancient cultures and their use of animal images to write.
The zoo has several more camps for children including Naming Nature and Creature Costumes. For more information on the zoo’s programs contact the Dallas Zoo at (469) 554-7300.
Dallas Winter Warmer
This event has three levels: GA, VIP, and DD. Ticket prices do not include fees. The Winter Warmer-GA includes a 5-ounce glass snifter, 12 2-ounce samples, free water, access to No Beer Left Behind education courses. It is $40 to get in. Winter Warmer-VIP, which is $75 to get in, includes access to the VIP area, limited release beers, a 5-ounce glass snifter, appetizers, 12 2-ounce samples, water, and access to the No Beer Left Behind educational courses.
2014 Chevrolet Suburban – the perfect family vehicle to visit winter/holiday events. Photo Credit: Classic Chevrolet
The Winter Warmer-DD, which is $20, features ticket access to the event, soft drinks and snacks. No beer is allowed in the tent.
The festival starts at noon and ends at 5:00 p.m., but employees will start scanning tickets at 11:00 a.m. The event is limited to 2,000 people, so be sure to get your tickets early – and don’t forget to bring your ID! Children are not permitted at this event. The event will be held on Dec. 14, 2013 at Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-winter-warmer-presented-by-sigels-fine-wine-and-spirits-tickets-7836620543.
Be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet before you start the holiday and winter partying to pick up a new Chevy so you can get where you need to go!
The 4th of July is largely held as the holiday for cookouts, gatherings and fireworks. This year in Fort Worth, their Independence Day event is bigger than ever. It also marks the 25th Anniversary of their sister city, Nagaoka, Japan. This special event is honored with fireworks of a magnitude the Japanese would be proud of! There are more activities than ever before with more food and drink options as well.
Gates open at 2pm on Thursday, July 4th with contests, concerts and activities happening every hour. There will be tubing, Jet Ski shows, miniature golf, pony rides, a water slide and even a treasure dig! The food vendors are to include Kona Ice, Jolly Trolly, Flying Fish, Ms. Piggy’s and lots more. Musical guests Petty Theft will be performing at 6pm. Fireworks start at 9:30 so be sure to bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and blankets for a day full of family fun and entertainment!
The official Independence Day celebration of Dallas is the MetroPCS Fair Park Fourth. This huge event begins at 4pm on July 4th and runs until 11:30pm. It will feature a 16-minute fireworks display at 9:30pm at the Cotton Bowl (wristbands required), entertainment by the Dallas Wind Symphony and others as well as dozens of kid-friendly activities. Admission is free but if you want to park inside the gates of Fair Park, the fee is $15.
The Dallas Wind Symphony will also be performing their Star Spangled Spectacular at 1pm on July 4th before their appearance at the Fair Park Fourth. They will feature the great songs from composer John Phillip Sousa and even have a guest appearance from a look-a-like. Indoor fireworks and a salute to our armed forces finish off this performance. Tickets start from $18.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July from your DFW Chevy dealer!
Did you know that heat is the #1 killer of automobiles? With summer approaching, ask yourself this question: is your car ready for the summer heat? As temperatures get hotter, aspects of your vehicle tend to break down. You will want to make sure your car can withstand any weather conditions. Keeping your Chevy up to date with routine maintenance is the key to beating the summer heat. But here are a few extra tips from your Texas Chevy dealer.
Tires are one of the most overlooked parts of a car. Only 1 out of 10 drivers actually check his or her tire pressure correctly. Under-inflated, or even over-inflated, worn down or misaligned tires can be extremely dangerous. Even more so in the hot summer months. Use the classic penny trick to see if you still have enough tread on your tires. Stick a penny into the tread grooves. If Lincoln’s head disappears, then you are good to go.
Keeping hydrated is extremely important during high temperatures. Why would your car be any different? The oil in your car is like its blood. It keeps all the hardworking engine parts running clean, smooth and cool. Most of us do a lot of heavy driving during the hot summer when an engine is more likely to overheat. So check your oil before you head out on the open road or taking any family trips.
Not only do we want our car to run well, you should also clean your car to get it ready for summer. Remove the mats. Shake out dirt, rocks and any other debris. Vacuum your car out including the mats. Using a gentle all-purpose cleaner and cotton rag, wipe down the inside of your car. Place a dashboard cover to help prevent warping, cracking, or fading from the harsh summer sun. Lastly, give your vehicle a good scrubbing. Do this preferably under the shade or closer to dusk to avoid the sun’s harmful rays.