Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chevy Crew Cab SRW Chassis with Harbor 9' Flatbed Gets Crews To The Job ...



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa CA shows us a 2011 Chevy 2500HD Single Rear Wheel Crew Cab with the DuraMax diesel and Allison automatic transmission, room for 6 full size adults. The body is a Harbor 9' Flatbed with a Tapered Headboard and Removable Tapered Leg Forklift Loadable Rack, Short Contractor Style Gates and a Class IV Receiver. This is a great way to get your crew to the job and take the necessary equipment too. See more at http://www.PlatinumChevyTruck.NET or call Greg at 707-525-1800.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How The 5th Gen. Camaro Came to Life


Recently, David Ross, Design Manager Styling at GM, and Todd Storrs, Creative Sculptor stopped by TheBLOCK.com to talk about the design of the 5th Gen. Camaro and how it made its way from render to scale model and on down the line to actual production car. No matter what generation of Camaro fan you are, you'll definitely want to watch this video as it's incredibly insightful.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

4x4 2012 2500HD DuraMax Ext Cab with 8' Harbor Service Body

 
 
The above unit is a 2012 Chevy 2500HD Silverado Extended Cab 4x4 chassis with the fuel efficient 6.6 Liter DuraMax Diesel, HD Allison 6-sp Automatic, Power Windows, Door Locks, and Power Mirrors, Trailer Brake Controller, Locking Differential, Fuel Saving 3.73 Axle Ratio, Skid Plate Package, Keyless Remote Entry, Deep Tinted Glass, Tilt Wheel, AMFM CD, Rear Window Defogger, and more.

 
The body is a Harbor 8' Service Body with standard Stainless Steel Lids, 4x4 Reinforcement, and Class IV Receiver. Stock #2499, VIN #CZ208112, MSRP $52,105.00

 
Due to changing factory incentives, please call Greg Martin at 877-221-6097 for your best price after the latest factory incentives

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Akerson Puts 1958 Corvette on Auction Block for Habitat




DETROIT –
One of America’s classic sports cars is going to help pave the way for rebirth in a renowned Detroit neighborhood.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday he plans to auction off his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Morningside Commons neighborhood on the city’s lower east side.

Auction details will be announced shortly. Interested parties can get an up-close look at the Akersons’ 1958 Corvette this weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise sponsored by Chevrolet and get more details at www.facebook.com/corvette.

Akerson and his wife, Karin, made a personal, cornerstone $1 million donation in February to help launch “Leaders to Rebuild Detroit,” Habitat Detroit’s three-year, $25 million initiative to serve at least 500 families in Morningside Commons through house construction, rehabilitation, critical repairs and energy-efficiency upgrades.

“A strong America is built on strong communities, and building those communities starts with one hammer, one nail and one person – and from there it’s contagious,” Akerson said. “My wife, Karin, and I want to see this effort to rebuild our headquarters city catch on, spread out and draw scores more volunteers and millions more in contributions.

“The 1958 Corvette is a great example of American passion and ingenuity, and my hope is that the auction will help bring attention and resources to Habitat’s efforts to revitalize a historic Detroit neighborhood,” said Akerson. “I love this Corvette, and if putting it on the block can help rebuild the heart and soul of a neighborhood, I am all for it.”

The Regal Turquoise Corvette, powered by a 245-horsepower V-8, will be front and center at the 60th Anniversary Corvette Display at the familiar Birmingham Triangle along old and new Woodward avenues in downtown Birmingham. More than 200 classic Corvettes spanning 1953 to present will be on display.

“We continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity and leadership of Dan and Karin Akerson and the entire General Motors team,” said Vincent Tilford, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Detroit. “We are extremely grateful for their ongoing commitment and support for our efforts. Parting with a classic Detroit vehicle like this is above and beyond the call of duty.”

The 1958 Corvette included new body panels, a new instrument panel and new upholstery. External distinguishing features included dual headlamps – a Corvette first – and twin chrome trunk spears. In a sign of changing times 54 years ago, safety belts were factory installed for first time. Chevrolet built 9,168 Corvettes for the 1958 model year, but only 510 – just over 5 percent – were painted Regal Turquoise.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

About Habitat for Humanity Detroit
Habitat for Humanity Detroit is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry providing decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income families in Detroit. Since 1986, the Detroit affiliate has rehabilitated and/or built new houses in partnership with more than 300 families. Financial support, gift-in-kind donations and volunteer labor allow Habitat for Humanity to continue building affordable homes with those in need of improved housing. For more information please visit www.habitatdetroit.org or call (313) 521-6691.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Chevy Express 2500HD Work Van






Chevy 2500HD 3/4-ton Cargo Van with 4.8 liter Gas V8, 6-sp Auto, AC, AMFM Stereo, Sliding Side Door, Fixed Rear Glass, HD Cloth Seats. This unit has also been upfitted with a bulkhead. Stock #2573, VIN #C1139287. MSRP $28,630. Call Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at 877-221-6097 for your best price after the most current factory incentives.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rare Find! 4x4 Chevy DuraMax Chassis with 12' Flatbed. Take Your Load Where It Needs To Go!




This is a rare find! A 2012 Chevy 1-Ton 3500HD Four-Wheel-Drive Chassis with the legendary 6.6 Liter DuraMax Diesel, 6-sp Allison HD Transmission, Locking Rear Differential, Trailer Brake Controller, Skid Plate Package, Fuel Saving 3.73 Axle Ratio, Tilt Wheel and more.

The chassis is matched to a Harbor 12' Standard Flatbed with Under Body Boxes, Class IV Receiver and Trailer Plug. Stock #2754, VIN #CF217609. MSRP $48,204.00.

Due to changing factory incentives, call Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at 877-221-6097 for your best price after the latest factory incentives.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

4x4 Ranch Truck with 9' Knapheide Gooseneck Flatbed Body




Above is a perfect ranch truck in this 2012 Chevy 1-Ton 3500HD Four-Wheel-Drive Chassis with the HD 6.0 Gas V8, 6-sp Auto, AC, Tilt Wheel, Locking Rear Differential, Trailer Brake Controller, Skid Plate Package, and more.

This is matched to a Knapheide Steel Gooseneck Body with Tapered Headboard and Short Removable Steel Gates and Class IV Receiver. Stock #2782, VIN #CF156104. MSRP $39,439.00. This makes for an inexpensive solution around the ranch or getting to job sites that need the extra traction of the four wheel drive.

Due to changing factory incentives, please call Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at 877-221-6097 for your best price after the latest factory incentives.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Great Crew Truck With Custom Flatbed And Fuel-Efficient DuraMax Diesel




2011 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Chassis
with DuraMax Diesel and Allison Transmission
and 9' Custom Flatbed with HD Rack

Get your crew to and from the job site efficiently with the option of towing a substanial trailer and a load on the bed all at the same time!

This is a 2011 Chevy 3/4-Ton 2500HD Silverado Crew Cab with 6.6 DuraMax Diesel, Allison HD Transmission, HD Trailer Capacity, Trailer Brake Controller, Locking Rear Differential, AC, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Door Locks, AMFM CD Player, Keyless Remote Entry, Deep Tinted Glass, Rear Window Defogger, Power Camper/Trailer Mirrors, and more.

This unit has been upfitted with a Harbor 9' HD Flatbed body with Tapered Headboard, Tapered Forklift Loadable HD Removable Rack, 16" Solid Removable Side Gates, and Class IV Trailer Receiver.

Stock #2420, VIN #BF282260. MSRP $48.020.00. Because of changing factory incentives and this is a closeout model, please call Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at 877-221-6097 for your best price after all the latest factory incentives.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Things That Bring Us Together" | Chevy Runs Deep | Chevrolet


Chevrolet is proud to be one of those things that bring people together. For over 100 years, we have tried to do our part by creating cars and trucks that make sense for each of us, today and into the future.

For more about Chevrolet, visit http://www.chevy.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Stories from the Road - GM Fleet and Commercial


Alternative fuel helped the City of Rock Hill save $670,000. Rock Hill partnered with GM Fleet and Commercial to recharge their fleet and the environment. Watch 'Stories from the Road' and see how alternative fuels can save your fleet money, too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Get Going (1936)


An explanation of what happens when a motorist steps on the accelerator. It's an interesting bit of fun with knowledge.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chevrolet Camaro SS Takes on VIR | Camaro | Chevrolet


Watch as the 2013 Camaro SS with 1LE Package takes on the Virginia International Raceway in 2:58:34. To learn more about the Camaro SS sports car, visit http://www.chevy.com/Camaro

Friday, August 10, 2012

2013 The Chevrolet Spark Is Remixed for City Living


The Chevrolet Spark Is Remixed for City Living

Enhancements include ride and handling, interior features and connectivity

2012-06-28

DETROIT -- The Chevrolet Spark, a mini-car currently sold in 100 markets worldwide, will debut in the U.S. later this year with new features specifically targeted to appeal to the urban millennial market.

"We listened to what young people said they wanted in a car. Our engineers tuned and equipped the Chevrolet Spark specifically for first-time buyers and city dwellers in North America," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. "Spark is the perfect urban car because we've made it easy to drive, easy to park and easy to own."

To tackle the challenges of urban driving environments, several Spark features are tailored to North American consumers, including:

Giving the Spark the ability to conquer steep inclines and declines with Hill Start Assist and equipping the Spark with a sixth sense with Panic Brake Assist -- both standard on Spark and new to the mini-car segment in North America.

Hill Start Assist aids drivers in cities known for hilly terrain -- such as San Francisco -- by holding the vehicle in place while the driver switches from the brake pedal to the gas.

Panic Brake Assist detects situations where emergency breaking is needed and automatically engages maximum braking force.

Squeezing Spark into the tightest of parking spaces with a length of only 144 inches and 63 inches wide, which is 37 inches shorter and 8 inches narrower than the Chevy Cruze.

Connecting Spark owners to their friends, music, videos and photos with a radio that features a seven-inch diagonal color touch screen equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which provides users with access to Pandora and Stitcher, Bluetooth and navigation. MyLink also makes it possible to connect a smartphone or other USB device to play movies, display pictures and download contacts for hands-free calling, allowing for a full in-vehicle media experience.

Packing extra horsepower under the hood with modifications to the engine displacement and enhancements to the ride and handling, giving the Spark more power and better handling at higher speeds.

Hooking up the Spark with 15-inch dubs, making it the only vehicle in the segment to come standard with alloy wheels and increasing its performance and style street cred.

Giving the Spark a facelift with a deeper grille and restyled fog lamps for a sportier, more aggressive style.

The Spark will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms later this year. For more information, please visit www.chevrolet.com/spark.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - Bi-Fuel - GM Fleet & Commercial

Silverado Bi-Fuel - CNG 2500HD Truck

DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC today announced details of General Motors’ bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April.

The vehicles include a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gasoline fuel systems. Combined, the trucks offer a range of more than 650 miles. The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive.

“The bi-fuel Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra provide customers with choices in advanced propulsion technology, and because CNG is a clean-burning, domestically produced fuel, it has wide appeal, “said Ed Peper, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “The addition of a full-size bi-fuel pickup truck to GM’s fleet portfolio is another milestone in putting the customer first in everything we do – by offering great products, innovative solutions and a great customer experience.”

GM is the only manufacturer to offer a single-source option for its gaseous fuel vehicles. The bi-fuel trucks are built with a specially designed engine, the fuel system is installed by GM’s Tier One supplier and the completed vehicle is delivered directly to the customer. This process makes ordering the bi-fuel option as seamless and efficient as a standard vehicle.

“The bi-fuel truck provides businesses with added re-fueling flexibility and eases consumer range concerns that typically come with CNG, all while reducing emissions and controlling costs,” said Joyce Mattman, director, GM Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles. “This turnkey ordering process, combined with the best warranty in the industry for a commercial product, makes our bi-fuel truck an attractive option, especially for commercial customers.”

The bi-fuel commercial trucks will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty, meeting all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements. It is the most extensive warranty offered by any manufacturer on commercial products.

The trucks are built in Fort Wayne, Ind., and then sent to the Tier One supplier for installation of the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system. The entire gaseous fuel system meets GM’s strict quality, durability, safety testing and is covered under the extensive warranty.

To find more information about advanced propulsion vehicles available, visit gmfleet.com, or for timely responses to fleet-related questions, join the GM Fleet and Commercial Customer Service LinkedIn group.

Monday, August 6, 2012

DiamondBack Truck Covers Product Spotlight on ScentBlocker Most Wanted


Find out why the guys at ScentBlocker Most Wanted choose DiamondBack Truck Covers for their trucks to get all their gear to their big hunts

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Great Companies" | Chevy Confidence | Chevrolet


Companies that make great things stand by their products, and Chevrolet stands by its vehicles. At Chevy, we're making the most advanced, highest quality new vehicles in history, and it has us confident you'll love yours.

That's why we have the Love It or Return It Guarantee. We're going the extra mile to ensure we stay a great company. Learn more at http://www.ChevyConfidence.com.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Introducing the Chevrolet Owner Center | Chevy Owners | Chevrolet


Introducing the all-new Chevrolet Owner Center, the single-source site for all your vehicle information. There, you can view step-by-step instructions, read the online owner's manual, see your vehicle's dealer service history, and connect with other Chevy owners.

To visit the Owner Center, head to http://my.chevrolet.com.