The DFW Metroplex and the North Texas region are full of fun activities for you and your family this October. Perfect timing too, as the weather if finally beginning to cool down a bit, especially as we head further into October. While there’s never an end to the fun, here are a few of the best events that DFW has to offer this month.
October 8 from 10am to 9pm
Celebrate Roanoke is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The 11th annual downtown event is a free, fun festival the whole family will love. Join in for live music by IDT Band, Def Leggend, and Emerald City Band, children’s activities, fireworks, food, shopping, and much more! Don’t miss out on the wonderful day on beautiful Oak Street.
Roanoke is the unique dining capital of Texas, so plan to try a couple of restaurants while you’re out enjoying the festival.
Monet: The Early Years
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view this groundbreaking exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Starting October 16, this is the first ever exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet.
Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris. Through the 1860s, the young painter—still in his twenties—absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.
The State Fair of Texas
The big event every year in October, the State Fair of Texas is an annual tradition and the biggest, baddest state fair in the U.S. Celebrating 130 years of tradition, the State Fair of Texas returns this fall for another round of food, festivities and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” the 2016 exposition kicked off on Friday, Sept. 30 in historic Fair Park.
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The State Fair of Texas is a beloved annual tradition for the DFW Metroplex (and the state of Texas in general). Fair-goers enjoy the rides, games, and exhibitions each year and the giant Ferris wheel and Big Tex are symbols of Texas in their own right.
Another tradition of the fair is the food, specifically the contest each year to determine the best original food, usually fried.
At this point the judges have narrowed the field down to the semi-finalists. We’ll say one thing: looking at the list, the judges will certainly have their work cut out for them.
Here’s what’s still in the competition:
- Bacon Wrapped Churros
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a Stick
- Barn Yard Burger
- Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
- Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia
- Crunchy Fried Oinkers
- Dallas’ Fried Bacontilla
- Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick
- Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater Dog
- Deep Fried Cannoli Bites
- Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion Rings
- Deep Fried Chicken Basket
- Deep Fried Hawaiian Hoops
- Deep Fried Nachos
- Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings
- Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon Croquettes
- Dorito Bacon Fried Cheese Stick
- Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (w/ Mac ‘n Cheese Dip)
- Fried Cookies & Cream Sundae
- Fried Jell-O
- Fried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
- Funnel Cake Sundae
- Holy Guacamole Balls
- Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
- Loaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
- Lollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
- Pina-A lot-Ta
- Seductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
- Shrimp Fritters
- Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins
- State Fair Cookie Fries
- State Fair Edible Colas
- Texas Fried Buffalo Quail
- Texas Fried Pinatacolupa
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This fall, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the national parks in Texas; and that means your vehicle should be in good working order especially if you are traveling a long distance and spending more than a day at a park. Call Classic Chevrolet to set up a service appointment to have your Chevy checked and serviced before you get on the road. Or, if you are planning on a new vehicle this year, stop by to test drive the vehicle you have in mind.
Big bend is located in the big bend of the Rio Grande in western Texas. When you visit this park, you’ll see tons of different bird species, ancient limestone, rivers, mountains and desert. And, you’ll also see many different types of cactus. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll want to capture the magic you can find at Big Bend.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
If you want to hike and backpack, head over to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. In this pristine wilderness area, you’ll find tons of history, tons of birds and other wildlife, and lots of fun. The park is located 110 miles east of El Paso on U.S. Highway 62/180. It is also 56 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
If you have never been to this park before, be sure you are prepared. Dell City is the closest town with gas, so be sure you fill up. It is also the last stop for food, ice and diesel. The park features campgrounds, but they are primitive. RVs will need their own power and holding tanks. Your cell phones may not work in the park as coverage is unreliable. And, the weather is unpredictable, so even in the summer, you should be prepared with cool weather clothing and extra clothing, especially if you are hiking.
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Before you head out to these national parks, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Classic Chevy. Even if you just serviced your vehicle in the past couple months, it’s a good idea to bring it in to have everything checked.
It’s Chicken Month! Celebrate everyone’s favorite bird by whipping up these scrumptious southern chicken recipes.
1. Traditional Southern Fried Chicken
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- approx. 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (more or less depending on taste)
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 Tsp pepper
- Peanut Oil for frying, though any oil will do in a pinch
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1 chicken, cut into pieces
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with water. Add hot sauce until egg mixture is bright orange. In another bowl, combine the flour and pepper. Season the chicken with the black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Dip seasoned chicken into the egg mixture and then coat well in the flour mixture.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep skillet or pot. Keep the oil under the half the skillet/pot’s capacity.
Fry the chicken in oil until crispy and golden brown. Dark meat will take about 14 minutes. White meat will take about 9 minutes.
Try serving with mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and biscuits.
2. Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
- 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 Tsp kosher salt
- 1 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 package fingerling potatoes, halved
- 8 oz. small carrots with tops
- 1 large sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
- Vegetable cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rub chicken thighs evenly with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir together salt, pepper, and rosemary in a bowl. Sprinkle the chicken thighs evenly with this spice mixture.
Next, stir together potatoes, carrots, and onion wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil and then with the remaining Tsp of spice mixture. Toss to coat evenly.
After, spread the vegetable medley in an even layer on a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined sheet pan lightly greased with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs 2-3 inches apart on vegetable medley.
Finally, bake at 375 degrees F for about an hour. Internal temperature in thickest part of chicken thighs will register at 170 degrees F when ready.
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The all-new 2017 Chevy Silverado has a lot to love. Before you rush over to Classic Chevy to give it a test drive, see what you’re in store for with this totally updated truck that’s sure to please.
1. New Colors That Really Shine
The all-new Silverado has some all-new colors: Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. We’re sure you’ll love them.
2. The High Country Package is a Must-Have
The revised High Country Package comes with some awesome features, like enhanced driver alert package, IntelliBeam headlights, power adjustable pedals, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and P265/65R18 off-road tires.
3. Features That’ll Make Your Head Spin
The 2017 Silverado comes with some awesome new features, like teen driver mode, low speed mitigation braking, and Chevrolet MyLink audio system. There’s even a rear-view camera (so your head doesn’t even need to spin!).
4. It’s so affordable!
The 2017 Chevy Silverado is well within your budget. While the starting MSRP varies depending on model and body style, affordability is a definite attribute.
5. Class-Defining Specs
With available class-leading towing of 12,500 lbs. and available best in class horsepower of 420, the Chevy Silverado is ready to work as hard as you do.
6. A Continuing Reputation for Dependability
The 2017 Silverado continues the reputation of the Silverado line as a dependable, long-lasting full-size pickup truck. It was awarded the “Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row,” by J.D. Power.
See the 2017 Chevy Silverado for Yourself at Classic Chevrolet
Ready to take the 2017 Chevy Silverado for a spin? Drop by Classic Chevrolet to take a test drive. Classic Chevy is the largest Chev dealer in DFW, offering salves, service, parts, and accessories.
When you buy a used vehicle from a dealership such as Classic Chevrolet, you don’t have quite so much to worry about. If you are considering buying a used vehicle from an individual or a small car lot that sells only used vehicles, you cannot count on the seller being completely honest. When you buy used at a large dealership, you can find certified pre-owned vehicles and the dealership will process the registration for you.
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the title you are getting is not a rebuilt title. If a vehicle has a rebuilt title, that usually means that it was totaled and then repaired. If the title is a rebuilt title, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should discount the vehicle – sometimes an insurance company will total a vehicle with hail damage and other damage that doesn’t affect the frame.
Accidents and CarFax
Ask for the CarFax – and if no CarFax is available, find out if the dealership has any information or noticed anything with the vehicle that shows it could have been in a crash. You can also look for signs. A different paint color on the inside of the door jams means that the vehicle was painted. While this doesn’t necessarily mean it was in a crash, it could have been. When you test drive, have a friend watch as you drive away to see if the vehicle dog tracks.
Ask if the vehicle looks as though the previous owner kept up on maintenance. While you can’t tell how often the vehicle was maintained less for a CarFax report, you or the dealership can look for signs such as an oil-caked mess under the valve covers, foul-smelling transmission fluid and dirty oil.
Ask the salesperson if the vehicle was ordered with any special options. Sometimes a buyer might add a towing package that didn’t come with that particular trim level, an upgraded stereo system, different wheels, a different engine, and additional safety equipment that might have been optional.
Be sure to check the tires to ensure that they have enough tread to last for at least a year. If the tires are worn uneven or are low on tread, you may want to negotiate an alignment and tires into the deal.
Stop by Classic Chevy to browse through our used car lot and to test drive several of our pre-owned or barely used models.
Chevy recently interviewed Pamela Fletcher, Executive Chief Engineer, and John Cafaro, Executive Director of Global Design, to learn more about the 2017 Volt’s development.
According to Pamela Fletcher, “Customers tell us they love range, so we wanted to give them more range. We’ve fine-tuned the aerodynamics and drag coefficient, resulting in… nearly 40 percent more [range] than the first-generation Volt.”
Speaking of other differences between the first- and second-generation Volt, Pamela Fletcher said, “The first-generation Volt was a breakthrough vehicle, and the second-generation Volt takes that idea even further. Volt is the no-compromise electric vehicle with a gas-powered generator on board to take you hundreds more miles beyond its battery range. We worked around every system of the car to make it more efficient and the new vehicle is over 230 pounds lighter than its predecessor.”
John Cafaro shared the approach to the Volt’s exterior design by saying, “When we started putting pencil to paper on the Volt, we wanted something exciting-looking. We knew it was going to have four doors, but we really wanted something sleek with a coupe aesthetic. The biggest change from Gen I to Gen II from an exterior standpoint is that the car’s just got a lot more attitude. We spent 340 hours in the wind tunnel, validating and tuning the exterior surface like you might tune a guitar, dialing in the notes just perfectly so they sound right. There is this hint of something beautiful and functional about the car’s new shape. We made the next-generation Volt more dynamic and more gestured. It’s eco with an attitude.”
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Intrigued by the Chevy Volt? Drop by Classic Chevrolet to view it or give it a test drive. Classic Chevy is your go-to DFW Chevy dealership that offers sales, service, parts, and accessories.
Teen drivers have to start somewhere, and Chevrolet has plenty of models that’ll do the trick.
A teen’s first car ought to be a good combination of safety, efficiency, affordability, and a dash of style.
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2017 Chevy Sonic is definitely in that sweet spot of being a compact and affordable vehicle that doesn’t eat up too much gas and looks good to boot.
If you’re looking for a safe car, look no further. The Sonic comes standard with 10 air bags, rear vision camera, traction control, and StabiliTrak technology. There’s also an optional package, Driver Confidence Package, that includes lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and rear park assist.
It’s also got a solid engine that’s easy on gas consumption. The 1.4L turbocharged engine (that puts out 138 HP) and available 6-speed manual transmission offers an EPA-estimated 32 MPG on the highway.
It’s also fairly roomy, so your teen can take their hobbies with them. The Sonic hatchback with the rear seats folded down offers 47.7 cu. ft. of cargo space.
Speaking of rear seats, so many starter vehicles lack space for passengers. The Sonic offers 5 seats, which means that your teen can take their friends around town.
With a starting MSRP of $15,145, the 2017 Chevy Sonic is within reach no matter your budget. For getting to school to heading to their part time job, to seeing a movie with their friends, the Chevy Sonic will allow your teen to get around in style, comfort, and safety.
One of Our Pre-owned Vehicles
Of course you don’t have to go new — we have an extensive, ever-changing pre-owned vehicle inventory with many good deals on older models, many of which offer that good mix of attributes that you’d want for a teen driver’s car, especially affordability.
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Visit Classic Chevrolet to view our inventory of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Classic Chevy provides auto sales, service, parts, and accessories for the DFW Metroplex. Stop in and shop for your teen today.
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer quite yet, but you don’t have a lot of time for a long trip, now’s the time for a day trip or a weekend away with your Classic Chevy and your family.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth area has many places to visit that are a short drive, yet far enough away from the city to make it feel like a mini vacation.
Plan to visit Athens if you like scenic rolling hills and valleys. Stop by the East Texas Arboretum or visit Athens Scuba Park to explore for underwater treasures. You can even take a tram tour at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center or watch a dive show. If you like wine, stop by a vineyard or winery to taste the different wines. And for those who are really adventurous, visit Texas ZipLine Adventures.
If the mountains make you happy, head over to Davis to visit the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. Visit the natural pools under the 77-foot waterfall, located in Turner Falls Park. Visit the Arbuckle Wilderness Park to take a safari tour. If you are a history buff, visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center and National Recreation Area for Native American history or the Arbuckle Historical Society Museum.
Another great historical site is Granbury – a town with lots of folklore legends and frontier history. The town square has many antique shops, restaurants and unique boutiques. Granbury is also the home of the Hood County Jail and Historical Museum. Take the Ghosts and Legends tour for some ghost hunting or ride the free trolley around town. If you happen to be in Granbury on the second Saturday of the month, you just may see a gunfight in the square. If it’s warm enough and you want a great way to cool off, visit the city beach.
Saint Jo also has a lot of history including the Chisholm Trail, Stonewall Saloon Museum and the Red River Valley. Visit the Running N Ranch’s VW Beetle sculpture garden and Devil’s Backbone. Taste some wine at Arche Vineyard and Winery. Stop by Ancient Ovens for a great meal.
Before you head out on day trips or weekend trips, be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet to make sure all maintenance is up to date and that your vehicle is in good running condition.
It’s no surprise that Chevy is consistently awarded by the auto industry. Chevrolet strives to outperform the competition. One area that Chevy excels in is dependability, as evidenced by some of the most recent awards from J.D. Power & Associates.
Dependability is one of the most important aspects of a car, we’re sure you’ll agree. No one does dependable better than Chevy; Chevy has won more J.D. Power Dependability Awards than any other brand.
Dependable means that your car is in the shop less and on the road more. Dependable means that you can rely on your Chevy to come through for you day in and day out, whether you’re commuting to work, running errands, visiting family and friends, or taking a long road trip.
With the features and amenities to make Chevrolets a joy to drive, you’ll find that your Chevy is not just dependable, but comfortable as well.
The awarded cars, below, are highlights in the Chevy lineup and represent segment leading models.
The Chevy Malibu has won “Most Dependable Midsize Car, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Powers & Associates.
Whether you’re trying to get to work or drop off your kid at school, you can count on the Malibu.
Chevy Silverado HD
The Chevy Silverado HD has won “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Powers & Associates.
Don’t be left stranded when you need to get some work done. The Silverado HD is a pickup you can rely on.
The Chevy Equinox has won “Most Dependable Compact SUV” from J.D. Powers & Associates.
Need a good vehicle for hauling your crew around? The Equinox will make sure you’re on time.
The Chevy Camaro has won “Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car, Four Years in a Row” from J.D. Powers & Associates.
Yes, that’s four years. 1, 2, 3, and 4! The Camaro isn’t just a flashy car that you’ll love to drive, but one that you can count on!
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If you’re in it for dependability, come see us at Classic Chevrolet to view or test drive some of the models listed in this article. Your Classic Chevy salesperson will be able to answer any questions you have about the model you’re interested in.