Classic Chevy is the top-selling Chevrolet dealer in the nation, and this past Tuesday, April 1, we celebrated the grand opening of our natural gas fueling station, the first one to be owned by a dealership anywhere in the country.
The new station, Classic Clean Fuels CNG, has an ANGI Energy compressor system and one two-hose dispenser. Zeit Energy built the new public access station. The ANGI energy compressor at the station is designed for light- to medium-duty vehicles.
As reported in Fleets and Fuels, “As more and more Americans realize that freedom from dependence on foreign oil is a national priority, the viability of American produced natural gas has become forefront.” Furthermore, natural gas produced in America is not subject to the fluctuating oil and gas prices, world politics and OPEC.
You can expect to see the 2015 bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala sometime this summer. Currently, we promote the Silverado 2500 and 3500HD bi-fuel pickup trucks. We also have three-quarter-ton CNG vans. The pickup trucks have a range of over 650 miles.
According to Ken Thompson, founder of the Thompson Group, the Group has been committed to finding ways to help their business customers since 1978. He stated that one of the benefits of opening a bi-fuel station is that it allows its customers to be more competitive. Many of the Group’s customers are already planning to convert their fleets to vehicles that use natural gas throughout the next year. Not only will using natural gas give of fewer emissions, but it saves the businesses money.
Classic Chevrolet already uses six bi-fuel Silverado models to deliver parts in three states. Fourteen other CNG fuel outlets exist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but this newest is the first dealership-owned station. Classic Clean Fuels also provides ethanol, biodiesel, and regular unleaded gasoline. Plans are underway to add a charging station for electric vehicles.
The new station is located next to the Thompson Group Commercial & Fleet building, just north of the Stone Myers Parkway exist on Highway 121.
Now that Spring has sprung in DFW, it’s time to jump in your Classic Chevy and head out to some events. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is full of things to do for adults when they want to head out on a date night. Line up a sitter and have some fun.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred season starts April 10, 2014 at Lone Star Park. The venue is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050 and is handicapped accessible. The grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Live racing starts at 6:35 p.m. On Sundays, the gates open at 11:30 a.m. and live racing starts at 1:35 p.m. Visit, bet and eat to earn rewards from the venue – the more you do, the more rewards you get.
If you want to hear some David Allen Coe, stop by Billy Bob’s Texas on April 4, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. You may hear such hits as Take This Job and Shove It, Willie, Waylon and Me, Jack Daniels If You Please and more. Billy Bob’s Texas is located at 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, Texas, 76164 and is handicapped accessible.
For those who are carefully watching their brackets, the Fox and Hound Restaurant has a March Madness Watch Party from March 18 through April 7, 2014. The Fox and Hound Restaurant is located at 603 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. The watch party runs all day so stop by with your friends – it’s more fun watching with people!
While you’re having fun, take some pictures with you and your Classic Chevrolet and tag us on our Facebook page. While you’re there, browse through the posts – you’ll learn more about the new 2015 Tahoe, where to create your own unique Chevy, and how to custom order your Corvette!
With spring comes rain – much needed rain. However, no one wants to stay inside throughout the spring, so the best thing you can do is to jump in your Classic Chevy and head out for some indoor spring events.
For those sporting types, the Dallas Gun Show will be held at the Market Hall, 2200 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, on April 12 and 13, 2014. The doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
This is the best firearms collectors show in the Southwest. If you do bring your guns, they have to be unloaded outside the building. The safety committee will inspect the gun and magazine, then tie the firearm so that it is inoperable. It must remain in that condition while you are at the gun show. Even if you have a CHL, you cannot bring a loaded gun into the building.
You can bring as many guns as you want to sell or trade, though all local, state and federal laws must be followed. Also, be sure to leave your camera at home – the show does not allow photography of any kind.
If hunting and collecting guns is not your thing, you can visit the Dallas Market Hall on April 25 through 26, 2014 for the Leake Auction. Though the doors open at 9:00 a.m., the auction doesn’t begin until 1:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
There will be over 400 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military personnel with a military ID, and $7 for children. If you want to auction off a vehicle, vehicle check in is Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
It is a good idea to stop by early to look at the vehicles – Saturday, there will be two lanes of vehicles being auctioned simultaneously.
If you are in the market for a new car, be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a hybrid, truck, sedan or SUV! Be sure to ask your salesperson about any financing or lease deals, and about the new technology in Chevrolet vehicles.
The 5th Annual Texas Altcar Expo will be held from March 27-29, 2014. Classic Chevrolet will be there with a 2014 Chevrolet Volt. On Thursday, March 27, the Propane Engine Fuel Summit will be held. Admission is $25 and includes the program, breakfast, and lunch.
On Friday, March 28, the topic is Focus on Fleets. This includes the conference, Ride and Drive – where you can check out Classic Chevy’s Volt – and the Expo Hall. Admission for this day is $35. On Saturday, March 29, admission is free – it is Public Day.
The 2014 Chevrolet Volt features a 1.4-liter internal combustion engine and a Voltec electric drive motor. The gas engine runs on premium fuel and makes 83 horsepower. The electric motor makes 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor charges the lithium-ion battery, which includes a liquid thermal management system with active control.
This system gets 101 MPGe* in the city and 93 MPGe on the highway. The gas engine by itself gets 35 mpg* in the city and 40 mpg* on the highway. Some of the power for the battery comes from the four-wheel antilock disc brakes that provide electro-hydraulic power and includes StabiliTrak and a regenerative system.
Safety features include the StabiliTrak stability control system with brake assist and traction control, several airbags, OnStar, a theft deterrent system including an engine immobilizer, the LATCH system for child seats, a lockout switch for the rear doors, a tire inflation kit and daytime running lamps.
Convenience features include a center console with a covered storage bin and dual cup holders, additional storage in the upper instrument panel and in front of the shifter, three auxiliary powr outlets, and a tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls.
Additionally, the Volt features a 7-inch diagonal digital reconfigurable LCD screen with the Driver Information Center, selectable efficiency gauge and a compass. The efficiency display shows programmable charge times. The driver can also switch between Normal, Sport, Mountain and Hold driving modes.
The Volt also features keyless ignition, keyless access and remote keyless entry. You can even remotely start the Volt. For more information on the Volt, stop by the AltCar Expo or stop by Classic Chevy.
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.