Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chevrolet Cruze

Meet the Parents.

Guess Who.

Both are movies that illustrate how difficult it can be to impress your future in-laws—father-in-laws, in particular.

If only Greg and Simon knew the secret to making a good first impression. If only these two helpless men possessed the secret weapon in the driveway.

If only they owned a Chevrolet Cruze.

Then, they, too, would be described as beautiful and a joy.

If you are in need of a Chevrolet Cruze, stop by your local Elkhart Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin, for a preview or test drive.

Chevrolet Cars and Charities

Together, five Chevrolet high-performance vehicles raised $2.14 million to benefit various Detroit charities this past weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale Arizona.

The First Production All-New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 with a Vehicle Identification Number that ends in 0001 was sold to businessman, avid Corvette collector, and NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick. Proceeds will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

 $1,050,000

The 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible is the last one built and the only one painted Inferno Orange Metallic. Its bid goes to the American Heart Association.

$400,000

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition is custom designed by Guy Fieri. Appropriately, proceeds will be forwarded to his Cooking with Kids program.

$270,000

The 1958 Chevrolet Regal Turquoise Corvette was once owned by the Chairman and CEO of GM Dan Akerson. Its bid will be donated to the Detroit Habitat for Humanity.

$270,000

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible is the first Convertible to come off of the assembly line. One-hundred percent of the profit will be forwarded to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

$150,000

 

Total

$2,140,000

*Bonus – An Autographed Press Kit for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 was sold to the Chamber of Commerce of Bowling Green Kentucky in which the Corvette was born. Its $4,300 donation will be forwarded to the American Cancer Society.

GrandTotal

$2, 144,300

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Chevrolet has been taunting us with teaser videos for the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

And, for good reason.

After its private global debut this past Sunday at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit and its reveal at the 2013 North American International Auto Show yesterday, the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is something very special.

How special?

Well, of its sixty-year history, the Chevrolet Corvette has only touted the name “Stingray” for two other generations.

The Chevrolet Corvette was called a Stingray for the first time in 1959 on its racing car.

The second-generation Corvette was actually called a Sting Ray from 1963 to 1967.

And, the third-generation Corvette Stingray had a long run from 1968 to 1982.

Four generations and thirty-one years later, the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, or the C7, features only two parts from its predecessor.

With a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 450-horsepower and 450 lb-ft. of torque and propels the machine from zero to 60 in under four seconds, the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the most fuel-efficient, most powerful, and quickest standard model ever.

The Stingray namesake marks special generations only.

And, the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is most certainly something special.

Your local Elkhart Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin, anxiously anticipates the all-new Stingray to arrive on its lots.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled in Detroit Michigan this Sunday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

We don’t know much about the new generation Chevrolet Corvette as it has been kept under extremely tight wraps.

What we do know, though, is that “every gram has to earn its way onto the car.”

Take a look at the final 2014 Chevrolet Corvette teaser video.

What more can you find out before the big reveal?

Visit your local Elkhart Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin, to preview or test drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette upon its arrival.

Winter Weather Driving Tips

With the winter months underway, snow and ice are bound to litter the streets of Elkhart Indiana. And, although the safest way to drive in severe winter conditions is to avoid driving altogether, that is not always an option.

Below are a few Winter Weather Driving Tips from Tom Naquin Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan.

  • Allow additional travel time for your trip
  • Share your planned route, destination, and estimated time of arrival with others
  • Always have at least a half of a tank of gas
  • Be sure your vehicle maintenance is up-to-date
  • Keep blankets, necessary medication, food, water, hats, and gloves in your vehicle
  • Brush off snow and completely scrape or defrost ice on all windows
  • Turn on your headlights
  • Triple your typical following distance from about three to nine seconds
  • Drive slowly, especially when accelerating or decelerating
  • Brake lightly
  • Avoid quick acceleration and braking on hills, rather build speed on a flat surface prior to the hill
  • Do not use cruise control
  • Do not pass snowplows and keep your distance from them
  • Use caution on bridges and overpasses or untraveled roadways
  • Practice driving for winter weather in a snowy but open parking lot