Sunday, September 30, 2012

Faces of GM - David Tulauskas



GM Director of Sustainability David Tulauskas has been with the company more than 20 years and served in many roles. His recent trip to the Amazon rainforest gave him a unique perspective on his role in the industry and in life.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Corvette Generations: C4 | Corvette | Chevrolet



Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles brings us into an era of performance innovation with the fourth generation Corvette. Beginning with the 1984 model, the fourth generation featured plenty of enhancements such as an impressive drag coefficient, anti-lock brakes, traction control and run-flat tires. Many fans will also remember the clamshell-design hood, giving plenty of access to the engine and suspension.

To connect with other Corvette fans, visit http://facebook.com/corvette.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Camaro's Greatest Hits 2012 | Camaro | Chevrolet



To celebrate the Camaro Facebook page reaching the 3,000,000 fan milestone, we celebrated the Greatest Hits of Camaro. Camaro wouldn't be anything without its fans, so we made sure to include the moments in our fans' lives that make the Camaro what it is.

To connect with Camaro fans across the globe, visit http://www.facebook.com/chevycamaro.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Roads To Romance (1951)



Here's a bit of fun from circa 1951 from Chevrolet Motor Division produced by Jam Handy. It is a compilation of several short movies, each with an old Chevrolet commercial.

Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island; Pennsylvania Turnpike: Highway of Tomorrow; By Cayuga's Waters, Finger Lakes, New York; Lakes of the Twin Cities, Northern Minnesota; Fanthom Country, Utah - Cedar Breaks National Park; Olympic National Park; Columbia River Highway.

Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Faces of GM - Corvette Blogger Keith Cornett



It's been said that if you can find a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Keith Cornett has had some other jobs in his life, but right now the Corvette blogger seems to be doing a job he loves and was born to do

Monday, September 24, 2012

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427: All American Hero - Ignition Episode 34



On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the 7-liter V8 powered Corvette 427, one of the last iterations of the much loved C6 Corvette. While muscle car fans eagerly await the all-new C7 Corvette, how much better can it get than the truly epic C6?

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Harbor Workmaster Body 1 - Harbor Truck Bodies



Warren gives us a great presentation of the features of the Harbor Workmaster enclosed service utility body. Also know as a Plumber Body. See more at http://www.htbi.net

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Million Dollar Rooms 106 Subterranean Garage



Wow! The most amazing garage ever built he says. . .

All New Episodes of "Million Dollar Rooms" premieres Tuesday April 24th @ 8:30 PM on HGTV

Carter Oosterhouse takes a peak inside a one-of-a-kind garage with an incredible entrance! "Million Dollar Rooms" is produced by Channel 8 Entertainment for HGTV.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Ever Popular Chevy 2500HD Chassis with an 8' Harbor Service Body



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa, CA shows us the most popular commercial truck he sells. It is the 2500HD Regular Cab (also available in Extended Cab and Crew Cab) with an 8' Service or Utility body.

This particular unit is a 2012 model with the 6.0 gas engine. The body shown is a Harbor TradeMaster Service Body with a Tapered Leg Forklift Loadable Rack, and a Class IV Receiver. Harbor Truck Bodies is famous for their standard Stainless Steel open top lids on their service bodies. See more about these trucks at http://www.PlatinumChevyTruck.NET, or call Greg at 707-525-1800 for more information.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Isaac in Chicago: Chevy Malibu | Malibu Style | Chevrolet



After exploring Summer Rio's closet, Isaac shares style essentials for every woman.

Discover more Malibu Style at http://www.chevymalibustyle.com/.

Follow @Chevrolet & @IsaacMizrahi on Twitter for more of the #MalibuStyle story.

For more information and features & specs on the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, visit http://www.chevy.com/malibu/.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Royal Service Body Mounted On Chevy 2500HD Extended Cab Gets The Job Done



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa CA shows off a very popular truck in his inventory. It is the 2500HD Extended Cab Single Rear Wheel Chassis with a Royal 8' Service Body, Forklift Loadable Rack and Class IV Receiver. This truck allows you to get extra people and tools to the job site effectively. To see more, go to http://PlatinumChevyTruck.NET or call Greg at 707-525-1800 for more information.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Corvette Generations: C2 | Corvette | Chevrolet



Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles discusses the second generation of Corvette. The "Sting Ray" generation was championed by GM's second vice president of design, Bill Mitchell, after observing the way stingrays swim so gracefully through the water. Though this was the shortest Corvette generation, fans will undoubtedly remember its defining features, such as the split-window on the 1963 Corvette and the introduction of the big block V-8 engine.

To connect with other Corvette fans, visit http://facebook.com/corvette.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dually Chevy Crew Cab with 9' Knapheide Service Body



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa shows us a 2012 Chevy 3500HD Duall Rear Wheel Crew Cab Chassis with a 9' Knapheide Service Body with Master Locking System and Class IV Receiver. This is a great combination to get multiple workers together to the job site in comfort and bring all the tools you need at the same time. See more at http://www.PlatinumChevyTruck.NET, or call Greg Martin at 707-525-1800.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Great Ural Adventure! - On Two Wheels Episode 16



Here's a fun video that I thought was interesting, though it has nothing to do with Chevy's or even cars and trucks. But, it was just fun. . . enjoy!

Wait a second, a sidecar!? On this episode of On Two (Three?) Wheels, the guys pile into a Ural Gear-Up sidecar and head inland to buy a dilapidated Honda MB5 2-stroke off Craigslist. They fix it up and then ride it back to LA via two-lane back roads, but not without breaking down a bunch along the way!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Gas 4x4 Chevy 3500HD Dually Chassis with Knapheide Gooseneck Flatbed Body



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa shows us one of his special trucks in stock. This is a 2012 4x4 Chevy 3500HD Dual Rear Wheel Chassis that is nicely equipped and mated to a 9' Knapheide Gooseneck Flatbed Body with steel deck, short steel gates, a 25,000 lb capacity gooseneck hitch and a class IV receiver. It also features high mounted lights in the headboard. This is a perfect rancher's truck and the four wheel drive will keep you going through tough terrain. You can see more at http://www.PlatinumChevyTruck.NET, and you can call Greg at 707-525-1800 for more information.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cylinder Switch Off Delivers Advantages to Chevy Silverado

DETROIT – Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and how long customers expect them to last. So for the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size trucks, General Motors improves the fuel efficiency of its mainstream 5.3-liter V-8 engine by switching off four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed.

More than 85 percent of Silverado customers use their pickups to tow or haul. Some truly put their trucks to the test, moving large trailers over long distances, such as in the blistering heat of west Texas and the biting cold of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay. These customers expect their trucks to be economical and they expect them to last.

Fact: More than half of all full-size Chevy pickups sold 20 years ago are still on the road.

The Silverado has a well-earned reputation as the most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup. The V-8 engines under the hood have a track record no competitor can touch – developed, tested and refined over 57 years and more than 100 million engines.

Engineers developing the current Silverado sought the most intelligent solution for improving the fuel economy while preserving performance and durability.

“Rather than adding turbochargers or multi-valve cylinder heads to increase the power of smaller engines, we chose to keep the proven capability of our larger V-8 truck engines, and save fuel by switching off half of the cylinders when they aren’t needed,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer for small block engines.

A combination of simple hydraulic valves and sophisticated software switch off the cylinders when the driver doesn’t need full power. When more power is needed, the system, called Active Fuel Management, seamlessly reengages the additional cylinders.

“With recent increases in computing power, we can combine sophisticated digital design, powerful control strategies, and simple, robust mechanical systems to bring real benefits with no added cost to our customers,” said Lee. “Think of the difference between a cassette recorder and an iPod MP3 player – more moving parts are not always better.”

By giving customers V-8 power and capability when they need it, with enhanced fuel efficiency when they don’t, Silverado offers the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any V-8 pickup, said Lee. “In fact, our 5.3-liter V-8 delivers EPA fuel economy estimates comparable to some competitors’ V6 engines.”

The mainstream 2013 Silverado 1500 4WD with the available 5.3-liter V-8 has an EPA highway estimate of 21 mpg, matching the estimates for a leading competitor’s 4WD model with a more complex, less-proven boosted V-6.

For customers looking for even better fuel economy, the 2013 Silverado XFE model with the 5.3-liter V-8 has an EPA highway estimate of 22 mpg, retaining all the capability and dependability of other Chevy V-8s.

“For each vehicle program, our task is to choose the best technology for each vehicle and its customers,” said Lee. “For millions of people who depend on their trucks and expect them to last, we believe our V-8 engines with Active Fuel Management are an excellent solution.

Since 2004, approximately 4.6 million of these V-8 engines have employed Active Fuel Management.

“As GM develops future vehicles – including our next-generation full-size trucks and our new midsize Chevy pickup -- we will continue to draw on our company’s unsurpassed global powertrain portfolio, which includes direct injection, clean diesels, vehicle electrification, turbocharging, supercharging, and other technologies,” said Lee.

“But as with our current V-8 engines with Active Fuel Management, the starting point is always what’s the right solution for the customer and the way they use the vehicle.”

Chevrolet backs Silverado with a 100,000 mile/five- year limited powertrain warranty with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, the best coverage of any full-size pickup. Silverado also has the lowest cost of ownership of any full-size pickup, based on Vincentric 2012 model level analysis.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Harbor 12' Contractor Body On Chevy 3500HD Chassis Is Like Two Trucks In One!



Greg Martin, Commercial Truck Manager at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa CA shows us a 2012 Chevy Dually Chassis with the DuraMax diesel and Allison automatic transmission in a regular cab. This heavy duty chassis has a 12' Harbor Contractor Body mounted on it with 8' upper bed boxes with stainless steel open top lids like a service body, underbed boxes, short fold-down solid gates around the rear, a load divider, tapered headboard, tapered HD forklift loadable rack, and a class IV receiver. All of that in a package is called a Contractor Body and it is a cost effective way to take tools and carry gear and materials to job sites. To see more go to http://PlatinumChevyTruck.NET, or call Greg at 707-525-1800 for more information.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Faces of GM - Mary Ann Adams of OnStar



As Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, OnStar's Mary Ann Adams and the team at OnStar stand ready to help OnStar subscribers impacted by the storm.