If you’re looking for a great place to take a road trip in Texas in the new year, hit up these bucket list destinations and pick something that you haven’t done before. Look at the Mystery Lights, find some dinosaur bones, find some gems and more. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle checked or serviced at Classic Chevrolet.
This trip takes just under 3 hours from Dallas and if you love outdoor activities, this is a great place. Pack the tent or make a reservation for a cabin and enjoy scuba diving, hiking and more. Be sure to bring your camera so you can get some great pictures of the wildlife.
Visit the home of “Crazy Water,” water from Mineral Wells. Supposedly, the water from this spring cured a woman of dementia in 1881. Be sure to visit the haunted hotel in the middle of The Baker. The hotel was built after the bottled water boom in the 1920s and was a place for rich people to go for a spa day. The property was abandoned in the 1950s and is haunted by ghosts from the past.
If you want some of the best German food, head over to Muenster. The town was founded in 1889 and the mostly German population still holds. Pick up traditional German sausage at Fischer’s Meat Market and visit the wineries just outside of town. You can also visit Bayer’s Kolonialwaren for donuts, kolaches, klobasnek, and strudel.
Visit Roma, the most historic city in Texas. Over 30 buildings were built before 1900 and are located in the Roma National Historic district. The town is located on the Rio Grande and you have easy access to Mexico. You’ll need a long weekend for this trip though, as it is just under eight hours from Dallas.
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Head over to Glen Rose to visit Dinosaur Valley State Park. The park is located on the Paluxy River and features dinosaur prints and tons of dinosaur-themed things. The sandstone, limestone and mudstone that were deposited in the area about 113 million years ago are part of the shoreline of what was an ancient sea. Learn more about dinosaurs while you have a relaxing trip to the area.
Marfa’s Mystery Lights
Drive to Marfa to see the mystery lights. They usually appear in the clear night sky between Marfa and Paisano Pass. The lights show up in the southwest as you’re facing the Chinanti Mountains. The first time these lights were spotted was circa 1883 – and people still have not figured out what causes the lights.
Hunt for Natural Topaz
Go over to Mason County to hunt for natural topaz – the state gem of Texas. You’ll find the gem in ravines and streambeds in Mason County. Many of the ranches in the area will allow you to find gems – and will even set you up with all of the equipment you need to hunt for Topaz, though most are closed for deer season.
Visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to see this huge pink granite dome that has its own legend. The Comanche, Tonkawa and Apache tribes all believe the area is magical. The rock creaks and groans at night. While scientists say its from the rock cooling down at night from the heat of the sun, the native tribes believe the noises were from ghost fires.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or to test drive a new vehicle before you head out on the road trip of your choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The accessories you choose for your vehicle depends on the type of vehicle you are driving – or the type you intend on buying or leasing from Classic Chevy. You can make your Chevy your own with certain accessories – or you can make your vehicle more practical.
Pick up a bed extender to add an extra 2 feet to the bed of your truck. These come in handy when you need to haul 8-foot lumber in a 6-foot bed. The bed extender fits over the open tailgate and keeps things from falling out of the bed.
Bedliners and mats keep the inside of the bed from being scratched up from the things you haul. They also keep things from sliding around in the back.
If you add a toolbox to your bed, you may want to add a bed step so that you can reach into the center of the box without having to climb in the bed of the truck.
One of the neatest accessories for a Silverado, especially if you like to camp or go hunting, is a sport tent. The tent is water- resistant and converts the bed into a camper. The tent features a waterproof floor and is made specifically for the Silverado bed.
Cars have limited space so a roof rack is a good addition if you are constantly trying to cram big things in the back seat or the cargo area. Choose from cargo management items to better organize the trunk, remote start if your vehicle didn’t come equipped with it, license plate holders, a spoiler kit, window deflectors and splash guards. Interior accessories include door sill plates, floor mats and pedal covers.
No matter what you drive, you should have a good first aid kit and a roadside assistance package in the event of an emergency. You can also pick these items up at our accessory shop.
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Visit Classic Chevrolet to pick up or have accessories installed or to have other service completed on your vehicle. If you are looking for a new vehicle, stop by our showroom to test drive your next new car, truck or SUV.
The State Fair of Texas is currently in full swing. It’s an annual tradition and it’s kind of a big deal around these parts. If you’re new to town, you owe it to yourself to check it out. If you’ve lived here for a while and never been… well, you need to fix that! Classic Chevrolet is excited about the State Fair and we’ll tell you exactly why:
1. The Food
Let’s get this one out of the way first. The State Fair of Texas has some fantastic food options. Famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) for its fried fare, there’s a contest every year for the best original recipe and it produces some wild and ambitious results. There’s also the classic funnel cake, which you can’t skip out on, even if you’ve stuffed yourself all day.
2. The Midway
Are fair rides and games corny? Yeah. Do we care? No! What’s better than triumphing over those notoriously difficult games or braving those questionable looking mechanical monstrosities?
3. Big Tex
Like greeting an old friend, Big Tex stands tall year after year. Not even fire can lay low the friendly giant cowboy. “Howdy, folks. Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!” Thanks, Big Tex, nice to see you too.
4. The Ferris Wheel
No view in DFW beats the top of the Ferris Wheel. As iconic as Big Tex, the Ferris Wheel proves that everything is definitely bigger in Texas.
5. The Exhibits
The fair grounds host a number of permanent exhibits year round, and the fair only adds more. From museums to collections on temporary loan, there are plenty of things to see. Don’t forget to view the crafts and art contests!
6. The Live Music
With live music everyday around the fair, there’s always some good listening going on somewhere. And the fair covers all its bases. Whether you’re into country, rock, or rap, there’s something for everyone.
7. The Shopping
If you want to browse goods and shop, you’ll be kept busy at the fair. From items useful and functional to goods that have no purpose whatsoever, there’s no end to the merchants set up all around the fair.
8. The Car Show
The car show is HUGE. There are lots of manufacturers present, including Chevy. We might be a little biased, but the Chevy show has some really nice cars to check out.
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If you see a Chevy at the car show that you fall in love with, make Classic Chevrolet your next stop. You can even give that favored vehicle a proper test drive.
Chevrolet recently renewed its sponsorship of with the Major League Baseball; and has worked with the organization since 2005. With the renewed sponsorship, Chevy will be the official vehicle for the Major League Baseball; and the auto manufacturer will also be the official automotive sponsor of MLB and USA Baseball’s Play Ball initiative.
This is the second year that Chevrolet joined MLB and USA Baseball for the Play Ball initiative to encourage participation in softball and baseball activities for people of all ages, especially children. Paul Edwards, the U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing said that the partnership with the Major League Baseball allows dealers to connect with people on a personal level via the support of hometown teams; and this includes Classic Chevrolet.
Chevrolet has supported baseball at the youth level in various communities across the country though its grassroots program called Chevy Youth Baseball since 2006. Edwards says that baseball helps teach sportsmanship and that it brings families and communities together.
Baseball leagues that participate get fundraising opportunities and sponsorship checks from Chevrolet. They also get instructional clinics in baseball experiences. Over the past 10 years, Chevy Youth Baseball renovated 9,400 parks and donated over 90,000 equipment kits. The money Chevrolet put into the program has benefited over 5.2 million children across the country.
And, Chevrolet will continue to present the World Series Most Valuable Player Award and the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, two of baseball’s most prestigious awards.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about the Play Ball initiative. If you are not ready for a new vehicle, give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance. While you are here, ask about the Play Ball initiative.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle and you’d like something that looks great, gets decent gas mileage and has one of the best engines out there, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. And, if you want something great for commuting, has an engine that is great enough to win awards and gets excellent gas mileage, visit our showroom to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro
The Camaro features a brand new 3.6-liter V-6 engine; and this engine made WardsAuto’s “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list. The company reviewed engines and compared them with data for engines that are similar to the winners. WardsAuto looked at 31 engines across 11 different auto manufacturers for new technology, fuel efficiency, power and refinement.
The V-6 features advanced technology including cylinder deactivation, which increases fuel efficiency. This engine makes 335 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque; and these are the highest power ratings for a naturally aspirated V-6 engine in this segment. The active fuel management system cuts out two cylinders when you don’t need them to increase fuel economy. Furthermore, the Camaro features noise-reducing features including a new cam drive system.
2016 Chevrolet Volt
The new Volt features a Voltec propulsion system with zero range anxiety. The system features a range-extending engine, the drive unit, a battery and power electronics. You’ll be able to drive about 53 miles on electric power only and have a total driving range of over 420 miles, giving you over 1,000 miles between the times you have to visit the gas station.
This year’s drive unit is about 12 percent more efficient and it dropped 100 pounds when compared to the first generation. Because the Volt uses both motors, it has a 19 percent improvement in acceleration when under electric power. It takes 2.6 seconds to go from zero to 30 mph; and it shows a 7 percent improvement in acceleration from zero to 60 mph, which takes 8.4 seconds.
The gas engine is a 1.5-liter engine with direct injection and it runs on regular unleaded fuel. The battery is an 18.4 kWh battery with revised cell chemistry; and it features 192 cells instead of the 288 cells in the previous year’s model. Though the cells were decreased, saving 21 pounds, storage capacity increased.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro or the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and to learn more about these two models.
If you have been waiting for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, your wait is almost over. The new model year of this popular truck was unveiled at the Texas State Fair this year; and we have several on the way to our showroom. When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2016 Silverado, you’ll notice that it has a more muscular look to go with this truck’s dependability and strength, more options with eight-speed transmissions and available support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional new features include LED lighting accents, sculpted hoods and more safety technologies.
Different Looks for Different Trim Levels
The advanced lighting technology allowed Chevrolet to change the look of each trim level. The WT features black grille inserts, chromed horizontal grille elements and more compact high-intensity discharge headlights. The LTZ and the LT models feature chrome bumpers and grille elements; and the Z71 features a monochromatic appearance. The High Country features unique grille inserts, body-colored bumpers and chrome horizontal bars.
All of the trim levels feature LED park and turn lights, LED daytime running lights; and on the LT Z71, LED fog lights. The LED fog lights are an available option on the LT trim level. The LTZ and the LTZ Z71 also feature LED headlights and taillights.
More Safety and Convenience Features
The 2016 model year Silverado 1500 also features new safety features including lane keeping assist, forward collision alert and IntelliBeam high beam assist. And you can opt for a locking tailgate, wireless phone charging, and bucket seats on certain trim levels. The High Country will also feature optional articulating running running boards – these extend to make cab access easier and swing to the rear to make access to the bed easier.
The Silverado will feature three different EcoTec3 engines; and all of them are based on the legendary Chevrolet small block truck engine. These engines will feature continuously variable valve timing, direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation, all for better gas mileage while improving power.
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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in its various trim levels.
If you have been waiting for the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, you’ve still got a bit of a wait, but it will be at Classic Chevrolet as soon as it makes its debut. For those who have the need for speed, this vehicle looks like it may have bigger wheels and aerodynamic bits, both upgrades from the sixth generation muscle car.
The newest model will have a different body kit which includes a lower front fascia, a rear spoiler, and may even have a hood scoop. The hood scoop is a guess as Chevrolet hasn’t yet removed the camouflage. Another difference is the four tail pipes that poke out of the rear of the Camaro; and these are larger than the tail pipes on the Camaro SS.
The 2017 model year ZL1 features the same architecture as the Cadillac ATS, which means that it’s a lot lighter than the 2015 model year ZL1. If Chevy puts the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged engine in it, not only will the Camaro get a bump up in horsepower, but that horsepower will have a faster time slip because of the drop in weight. This engine in the Corvette currently makes 650 horsepower; however, it still remains to be seen if Chevrolet will use the same engine or a version of it. Even if the horsepower is bumped up to just 600, it’s a 20-horsepower increase over the outgoing ZL1.
It is expected that the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will debut in early 2016, possibly at the Detroit Auto Show. It will be released sometime in late 2016, after the new Camaro debuts.
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Be sure to keep your eye on this spot for more information about the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as it becomes available. Or, stop by Classic Chevy for more information as it becomes available.