You Know You’re From Texas When…


If you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the vehicle you need for your family, for work or for the farm. If you already have a newer Chevy or did not plan to buy something new this year, be sure to give our service department a call to set up an appointment for maintenance or repairs. You just might need a Silverado to live up to some of these Texas actions.

You know you’re from Texas if:

  • You actually know someone who ate a 72-ounce steak and got it for free – or if you were the one who managed to eat it all.
  • You go to a formal event all decked out, including your finest jewelry and you wear cowboy boots.
  • You know that food that isn’t spicy isn’t from Texas.
  • You know that rattlesnake meat tastes like chicken.
  • You know the four basic food groups and make sure you get them every day: barbecue, nachos, fajitas, and chili.
  • You can tell when another Texan is from the North, East, South, West or Central Texas as soon as that person speaks.
  • Your pastor wears cowboy boots.
  • You know that the only real Mexican food is Tex-Mex.
  • When you refer to more than one person, you say, “Y’all.”
  • When you tell someone you’re getting ready to do something, you say you’re ‘fix’n’ to do it.
  • You know that Classic Chevrolet is the place to go if you need a new car or truck.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next “Cowboy Cadillac.” You’ll have several trim levels to choose from, plus each one has additional available options to make it your own. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may have running on Silverado models or any other models we have in stock.

Chevy Youth Baseball Team Sponsorship


Chevy Youth Baseball is in its 10th year. This grassroots community outreach program helps bring baseball – America’s favorite pastime – together with America’s favorite brand – Chevrolet. Each dealership involved, including Classic Chevrolet, is in a Local Marketing Association. The dealership and association sponsor one youth baseball league in the community.

Making a Difference

The dealerships make a difference in the lives of the entire team by providing a test drive fundraising opportunity, equipment donations and a sponsorship check. The program helps to get the Chevrolet brand out in front of people’s minds and it also gives children a chance to be involved in a sport they otherwise may not be able to participate in.

Because of the donations, the local youth baseball programs have a chance to grow and gives the dealership to build a relationship with the community. Classic Chevrolet will provide items such as Chevy-branded youth baseball equipment, a presentation check, Chevy youth baseball banners, a sponsorship check, invitations for league members to attend a free instructional clinic and a test drive fundraising opportunity.

The banners features Chevy vehicles and are customized with the dealership’s name. The test drive fundraiser allows the league to earn more sponsorship dollars. The sponsorship and presentation checks are given by the association to the dealership and are to be presented to the league. Each check is $500.

The dealership will also provide one or more ½-day instructional clinics for the league. The participants will receive free fundamental training from instructors who are experienced.

Visit Classic Chevy

Visit Classic Chevy today to learn more about our participation in the Chevy Youth Baseball Team and to learn how you can help with fundraising for the local league. You never know who you might help take that step into high school and college baseball, and who you might just push into professional baseball with your help.

Top Accessories to Add to Your Chevy


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.

Stop by Classic Chevy

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.

2015 Chevy Tahoe LTZ


This four-wheel drive model is the perfect vehicle for anything you need it for, whether it is commuting, road tripping or hauling the boat to the marina. It features an EcoTec3 engine, a trailering package and tons of safety and convenience features. It also has several additional options available, so ask your Classic Chevrolet salesperson about features you need to make this great SUV the perfect SUV for your family.

Engine, Transmission and Mechanical

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine with direct injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing. The lightweight aluminum block also helps with fuel economy. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled and features a tow/haul mode and overdrive.

This combination makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. It gets 16 mpg* in the city and 22 mpg* on the highway.

Additional features include a 3.08 rear axle ratio, suspension package, keyless start, an active single speed electronic Autotrac transfer case with rotary controls, heavy-duty locking rear, external engine oil cooler, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, a trailering hitch platform, 2-inch trailering receiver, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits and a 7-way sealed connector.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, VAC power, StabiliTrak stability control system, brake assist, traction control, OnStar Direction and Connections for 6 months, a theft deterrent system, front and rear parking assist, a rear vision camera, rear cross traffic alert sensor, side blind zone alert, lane change alert, a forward collision alert sensor indicator, lane departure warning with a safety alert seat and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Airbags include frontal and side impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, side impact airbags and head curtain side impact airbags for all rows in the outboard seating positions and an automatic occupant sensing system for the front passenger and presence of a child.

Interior Features

Interior features include heated and cooled power front seats, memory settings for the driver, heated second row seats, power folding 60/40 split bench third row seat, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with mounted audio, cruise and driver information center controls and power programmable door locks.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2015 Tahoe LTZ and to learn more about this models convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

Deals at Classic Chevy

The best time to buy or lease a new vehicle is often when you can find the vehicle you want on sale. If you have been looking for a Silverado, Tahoe, Impala or Suburban, now is the time to head over to Classic Chevrolet to test drive the vehicle you want. Many different models have specials running so you don’t necessarily have to buy the base model to get a great deal.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS features a 5.3-liter V-8 engine with direct injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing. This aluminum block construction engine makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode and overdrive. The combination gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

This two-wheel drive model features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 engine with variable valve timing, direct injection and active fuel management. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode and overdrive; and this combination gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

2014 Chevrolet Impala LS

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala LS is the perfect vehicle for those who need an economical yet comfortable sedan. The Impala features a 2.5-liter engine with intake variable valve lift and variable valve timing. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electrically controlled and features overdrive. The Impala gets 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The engine and transmission makes 195 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1WT

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with a regular cab, long box, two-wheel drive and 1WT features a 4.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V-6 engine with active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection. It is backed by an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode and overdrive. This combination makes 385 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm; and this combination gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

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Visit Classic Chevy today to pick out your next vehicle – it just might be one that we have special pricing for!

Upcoming Events in DFW

Visit upcoming events after you get your vehicle serviced or after you purchase a new vehicle from Classic Chevy. If you purchase a new vehicle, celebrate your purchase by spending time with the family at events in DFW or by taking a road trip.

The Marvel Experience

If you are a Marvel fan, visit Marvel Universe LIVE!. Check out this mind-blowing show from January 30, 2015 through February 1, 2015 at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75219.

If that is not enough, The Marvel Experience, the World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour, will be at Fair Park Coliseum in the parking lot at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 75210 starting at 10:00 a.m. from January 15, 2015 through February 1, 2015. This is the world’s only 3-D stereo super theater and 4-D motion ride. Take a swing with Spider Man, smash through wall with the Hulk and fly through the 7 Colossal Domes with Iron Man. Admission is $39.82.

DFW Winter Boat Expo

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If you’re looking for a boat for the upcoming boating season, visit the DFW Winter Boat Expo from January 30, 2015 through February 8, 2015. The boat expo will be held at the Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, Texas, 75207. Admission ranges from $6 to $12.

Look at over 650 new 2015 model year boats and watercraft. And if you find one you like, be ready to purchase it from one of the 20 North Texas boat dealers that will be there. Additionally, over 150 vendors will be at the expo.

Hours are from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30; from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7; from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 1; from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 5; from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Feb. 6; and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 8. Boats include Bennington Yamaha, Four Winns, Glastron, Triton, Berkshire Pontoons, Starcraft, Cruisers Yachts, Nautic Star, Polar Craft, Sportsman, Sun Chaser, Avalon, Clearwater, Sea Ray and more. For more information call (972) 955-9747.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

If you are in the market for a new Chevy, particularly one that will tow a new boat, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a Silverado or four.

October Specials at Classic

If you are thinking about a new vehicle, now is the time to stop in at Classic Chevrolet to grab your next new car or truck at a deal. Get ready for the fall and winter seasons with a new vehicle – you’re going to love the newness when you head out on fall trips to orchards, festivals and wineries; and for winter trips to see Christmas lights and trips to holiday dinners at relatives’ and friends’ homes.

If you’ve had your eyes on a Chevrolet Camaro for some time, now is the time to take a test drive. Well-qualified buyers get 3.9 percent APR for 60 months on the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro.

Lease or purchase a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. You can purchase this truck at 3.9 percent APR for 60 months or you can lease it for $299 per month for 36 months with $2,839 due at signing.

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has a great deal on it now with 2.9 percent APR for 60 months. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox – if you need something bigger than the Cruze – is available for 2.9 percent for 60 months or for lease for $219 per month for 36 months with $3,019 due at signing.

Lease a 2015 Chevrolet Impala for $299 per month for 36 months with $3,209 due at signing or purchase it for 2.9 percent APR for 60 months. If you prefer the 2015 Malibu, you can get $500 bonus cash plus $1,000 consumer cash, or you can purchase it for 2.9 percent APR for 60 months and still get $500 bonus cash.

Need a truck? Choose from many 2015 model year Silverado models, including the 1500 and 2500 for 2.9 percent or 3.9 percent APR for 60 months. Our trucks also have several lease specials for well-qualified buyers.

Business owners and other who need a van or a cutaway also benefit. Get a 2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 for 2.9 percent APR for 60 months, a 2015 Chevrolet Express Commercial Cutaway at 2.9 percent APR for 60 months or a 2015 Chevrolet Express Passenger for 2.9 percent APR for 60 months.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive a sedan, coupe, sports car, SUV, light-duty or heavy-duty truck today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all specials on the model you are interested in.

September Events in Dallas

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It’s time to plan for fall events, especially if you just bought a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet. You can take that new car smell with you when you start celebrating autumn this year. If you haven’t bought or leased a new vehicle, be sure to have your current car serviced at our service department before you start attending the many September events in Dallas.

Autumn at the Arboretum

During the months of September, October and November, and starting on September 20, visit the arboretum to view over 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds that make up the Pumpkin Village. You’ll have many photo opportunities, and can attend many of the fall festivals during this time period. Also, this year, Cinderella’s Carriage returns! The arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Pantego Fest 2014

The Pantego Fest is back again this year. It will be held at the Park Row West Shopping Center, 2229 West Park Row, Pantego, Texas, 76013. All age groups and people with many different interests will enjoy the Pantego Fest. Live music including the cover bank L Freak, a 5k race and Fun Run and local vendors are just a few of the things happening at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are September 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and September 28, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m.

State Fair of Texas 2014

The State Fair of Texas 2014 will be held from September 26, 201 4 through October 19, 2014 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. The 2014 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun, exhibits, Texas Discovery Gardens and more. This year, the fair has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $17, children under 48 inches get in for $13 and children under 2 years of age get in free. Food and ride coupons are sold in sheets of 20 and are $0.50 per coupon. If you want to attend the fair more than one day, you can buy a season pass for $39.95.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick up your new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you get too busy with attending fall events.

Impala Throughout the Years

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The Chevrolet Impala, available at Classic Chevy, was first offered for sale as a 1958 model year. This was the only year in that first generation run. The second generation lasted longer and ran from 1959 through 1960. Eventually, after the seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, the Impala was discontinued. Chevrolet brought it back in 2000 for the eighth generation. Since then, the Impala has run through two more generations: It is now on its tenth generation, which started in 2014.

While the Impala wasn’t offered for sale until the 1958 model year, the name was in use in 1956. That specific vehicle was a full-sized vehicle built for the General Motors Motorama show. The 1956 Impala took many cues from the Corvette, including the grille. While the ’56 probably didn’t survive unless some collector is hiding it in his barn, the Impala name did.

The Impala was built on an “A” body, which it shared with Pontiac. The first year, the Impala was available as a two-door hardtop or convertible and had a choice of three engine and three different transmissions, including the two-speed Powerglide.

The second generation saw many changes. The Impala had five different models: a two-door convertible, coupe and hardtop; and a four-door hardtop and sedan. It offered three different engines and five different transmissions, including a new Turboglide automatic.

Chevrolet kept up with the times, changing the body style and available engines and transmission throughout the years. The seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, gave consumers a four-door sedan on the “B” body platform. It featured a 5.7-liter LT1 V-8 (small block 350) and a 4L60-E automatic four-speed transmission.

The 1996 Impala – the last year this model was available until it was resurrected in 2000 – got body-colored trim, a new unique grille, 17-inch brushed aluminum wheels, and more. After 1996, all “B” body cars – the Caprice, Impala SS and Buick Roadmaster – were discontinued.

Chevrolet decided to bring the Impala back. The eighth generation of this iconic vehicle ran from 2000 through 2005. It was offered as a four-door sedan built on the “W” body, and it featured a front-wheel driver powertrain. Consumers had a choice of three different engines and two different four-speed automatic transmissions.

The current tenth generation went into production in 2013. This generation also features only the four-door sedan.

While the 2015 model year is not yet available at Classic Chevrolet, keep your eye on it – it is expected to be a bi-fuel model. It will run on gas or compressed natural gas and is expected to go up to 500 miles on one fill-up. Stop by our dealership or keep an eye on this space for more information on the 2015 model year as it becomes available.

Top Adventure Spots in the Hill Country

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If you just bought a new vehicle or had your current vehicle serviced at Classic Chevy, it’s time to take a road trip to Hill Country. With a new vehicle or just-serviced vehicle, you don’t have to worry about breaking down and you can take a trip in comfort. Head out this weekend to smell lavender, mine for topaz, take a hike or even just go for a drive.

Take time to smell the flowers. Regardless of the season, you can drive out to hill country and see fields of flowers. To find the most beautiful blooms of the season, stop by any small-town café and ask the locals – they will be able to tell you what is in season and where to find it. Lavender and bluebonnets start blooming in May. Also, the Texas Department of Transportation Wildflower Hotline can help you find blooms. Call the Texas Department of Transportation’s Wildflower Hotline at (800) 452-9292.

Dig for topaz in Mason County – that is the only place you’ll find this gem. Topaz is clear or blue-tinted and are usually close to the surface near granite outcroppings in ditches or creek beds. You can hunt for all the topaz you want at Lindsay Ranch. For more information, call the ranch at (325) 347-0475.

If flowers and digging for gems are not exciting enough, take a hike to Gorman Falls. It’s along a wildflower drive – State 16 through Llano and Ranch Road 501 to Colorado Bend State Park. The hike is a 1.5-mile trek through some rugged ranch country. Make sure you have the proper clothing and gear – the last 100 yards is a steep, rocky trail that leads down to the falls. Gorman Falls is made of about six cascades that fall from a 60-foot limestone cliff into a grotto surrounded by fern and moss.

If the physical trip isn’t your thing, drive Scenic Highway 16 for the 30 miles through Hill Country between Kerrville and Medina. You’ll see ancient live oaks, yucca plants, limestone outcrops and more. Be sure to have your camera ready – and bring your patience with you. Not that there’s much traffic, but other drivers may be taking in the scenery at a leisurely pace.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head out to make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip – or if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, now is the time to buy or lease.