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The Best Superhero Movies Ever Created

Best Superhero Movies

We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet have assembled a list of what we consider to be the best superhero movies that were ever created!

Elkhart, Indiana is a town that is full of attractions for residents and guests to visit. One of the more unusual, but popular, of those attractions is the Hall of Heroes, a museum dedicated to superheroes. Speaking of superheroes, each year more and more superhero movies seem to come out. But which ones are our favorites? We have assembled a list of what we consider to be the best superhero movies ever created!

Superman

When we first saw this classic in 1978, we truly believed that a man could fly! Since then, Christopher Reeve’s performance as the Man of Steel has become the stuff of legend, as Superman practically kick started the Superhero movie genre!

Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently one of the most successful film franchises ever created. That franchise all started with 2008’s Iron Man. At the time, many were unsure of how successful Iron Man would be. Two sequels and a host of Avengers movies soon answered that question!

The Dark Knight

Batman has had his share of ups and downs when it has come to the big screen. However, none of his movies can outshine The Dark Knight. In it, not only does the Caped Crusader struggle against the maniacal efforts of the Joker, but also struggles to find a Gotham City that no longer needs the Batman.

The Chevrolet Silverado’s Steel Bed Proves to be More Durable than Ford’s Aluminum Bed

Chevrolet Silverado's Steel Bed

According to a Chevrolet press release, the Chevrolet Silverado’s steel bed proved to be more durable than Ford’s aluminum bed.

There’s been a lot of talk around town recently about the new aluminum body structure of the Ford F-150. Ford has not been shy about sharing details about this new design. However, it may surprise drivers to learn that Ford’s aluminum body may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

According to a Chevrolet press release, the Chevrolet Silverado’s steel bed proved to be more durable than Ford’s aluminum bed.

When put to the test, the high-strength steel bed of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado withstood 90 joules of impact energy without showing any signs of damage. When the Ford F-150 and its aluminum bed underwent the test, it cracked after only experiencing 40 joules of energy!

“Obviously, any material can be pushed to the breaking point if you subject it to enough impact energy,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director. “If a customer does manage to puncture the high-strength steel bed of the Silverado, they have the added peace of mind knowing steel tends to be easier to repair than aluminum — potentially saving money and minimizing time without their truck.”

Other brands can claim to have the toughest truck in the industry. However, there is only one truck that is truly the toughest: the Chevy Silverado!

Best of Elkhart Ballots are In: Tom Naquin Chevrolet Wins Again

Best of Elkhart

The Elkhart Truth holds an annual Best of Elkhart County beginning in late March to determine the best businesses in the area.

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we’re proud to be part of a welcoming and diverse community. That’s why we were thrilled to be voted the Best New Car Dealer and the Favorite Used Car Dealer in the area. The people have spoken: if you want a new or used car, come to Tom Naquin.

The Elkhart Truth holds an annual Best of Elkhart County beginning in late March to determine the best businesses in the area. This contest is designed to let the residents of Elkhart vote on their favorite business, from 60 categories including best bakery, best bank, and, naturally, best car dealer in Elkhart.

“There are hundreds of outstanding businesses in Elkhart County that provide their customers with top-notch service and products each and every day. Here’s a chance to pay tribute to the ‘best of the best,’” reads the Elkhart Truth contest promotion.

Thousands of voters submitted their ballots, proving just how much people love our services. Tom Naquin Chevrolet has been family owned and operated since 1968, making it a landmark in Elkhart.

New 50th Anniversary Camaro SS to Serve as Pace Car for Indy 500

50th Anniversary Camaro SS

A new version of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the track for the Indianapolis 500, serving as the pace car for this iconic race.

A new version of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the track for the Indianapolis 500, serving as the pace car for this iconic race. Driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, the 50th Anniversary Camaro SS is designed to show how far the muscle car has come.

This will be the ninth time the Camaro has served as a pace car for the Indianapolis 500, and the 27th time for Chevrolet. The Camaro SS has 455 units of raw horsepower, making it one of the few pace cars to require no additional performance modifications.

“Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it’s an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It’s also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012.”

The Camaro will feature 20-inch 50th Anniversary Wheels, a unique grille and chrome accents, a body-color front splitter, orange brake calipers, a black leather and suede interior, and truly one of a kind 50th Anniversary badging.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Achieves Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

The stylish, high-tech, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has received a best-in-class fuel efficiency rating from the EPA, getting a 46 mpg combined rating.

Not too long ago you had to choose between having a car that was efficient, high-tech, or stylish. Now, however, you can have it all at the same time and it won’t cost a fortune. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

This stylish, high-tech, mid-size sedan has received a best-in-class fuel efficiency rating from the EPA. The 2016 Malibu Hybrid should give drivers 46 mpg combined. The hybrid system in the Malibu borrows some technology from the Volt to allow it to use electric-only propulsion in certain driving scenarios.

“The Malibu Hybrid offers outstanding fuel efficiency and integrates the latest technology to give customers a world-class hybrid,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers, in a statement. “Combined with a number of available, leading safety and connectivity features, it’s a great choice for those who want exceptional efficiency with Chevrolet’s signature value.”

In addition to its excellent efficiency, the Malibu Hybrid delivers stellar good looks along with great technology, including the available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows up to seven devices to connect at once. And, perhaps one of its best features, it has a starting price of only $28,645.

Help Keep Indiana Beautiful this Month

Keep Indiana Beautiful

This April, let’s help keep Indiana beautiful during the annual Trash Bash event. This event starts on April 16th and lasts through May 10th.

Now that spring is here and the temperatures are warming, you have probably appreciated all the greenery and beautiful flowers that are blooming everywhere. But you probably don’t appreciate all the trash along our roads. Nobody likes seeing this, which is why April is recognized as Keep America Beautiful month.

This April, let’s help keep Indiana beautiful during the annual Trash Bash event. This event starts on April 16th and lasts through May 10th. INDOT workers along with Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, and Department of Correction crews will be working hard to clean up Indiana’s highways.

According to INDOT, last year, crews collected 22,542 bags of trash and 8,456 cubic yards of debris along 1,151 miles of highways and roads.

In addition to this organized highway clean-up effort, you can help prevent littering in the first place by setting an example for others, especially your children. You should keep a trash bag or container in your car so you aren’t tempted to throw anything out of the window. If you are part of a local civic group, you could encourage that group to become part of the Adopt-A-Highway program to do your part to keep Indiana and America beautiful.

Chevrolet Celebrates Camaro’s Birthday with 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro

50th Anniversary Edition Camaro

Chevy celebrated the Camaro’s 50th birthday on March 8th with an anticipated special-edition model, called the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro.

A lot of automakers have been celebrating their anniversaries lately. Chevy joined by celebrating the Camaro’s 50th birthday on March 8th with an anticipated special-edition model, called the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro.

You can get this commemorative Camaro as a coupe or a convertible. The model features nightfall gray metallic paint accented by an orange and black stripe that runs down the hood and down the trunk lid. A model-specific “Fifty” emblem is featured on both front fenders. This edition comes standard with the RS package that include HID headlights, LED tail lamps, and a trunk-mounted spoiler.

The interior looks promising, too, with black leather upholstery with orange contrast stitching on the seats and dashboard. Plus, the “50th Anniversary” badge is featured on the instrument panel, seatbacks, and steering wheel. Illuminated door sills make this Camaro extra-special.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition will be offered in two trim levels called the 2LT and the 2SS when it goes on sale this summer. Now you definitely have something to look forward to!

Tom Naquin Celebrates #DayItFoward

Tom Naquin Chevrolet

Tom Naquin Chevrolet took Chevy’s challenge to #DayItForward this past Leap Day and did something special for the Elkhart Fire Department.

Chevrolet celebrated Leap Day this year in a new kind of way, with their #DayItForward campaign. They promoted kindness and a giving spirit with the question, “What would you do, to do something nice for someone who doesn’t expect it?”

Chevy teamed up with several athletes and celebrities for this campaign, including Eva Longoria, Kevin Spacey, Sofia Vergara, Luke Bryan, and more. But celebrities aren’t the only ones who are practicing #DayItForward.

Dealerships all over the country are participating, too, and Tom Naquin Chevrolet is one of them! We took Chevy’s challenge to #DayItForward this past Leap Day and did something special. Representatives from Tom Naquin Chevrolet went to Elkhart on a Leap Day and bought lunch for the entire Elkhart Fire Department. Chevrolet and Tom Naquin wanted to say “thank you” for all the risks the Elkhart Fire Department makes on the daily basis.

Chevy challenges you to #DayItForward for the remainder of the year, too. You do just about anything to #DayItForward so get started now!

Love the Open Road at the RV/MH Hall of Fame

RV/MH Hall of Fame

Looking for a unique place to visit in Elkhart, Indiana? Then you will definitely want to check out the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

Looking for a unique place to visit in Elkhart, Indiana? Then you will want to check out the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

This is a 100,000 square foot museum that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Winnebago, Airstream, and many other American makers.

The museum’s mission is to preserve history and honor the pioneers and individuals who have made significant contributions to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. Founded in 1972 as the Recreational Vehicle/Manufactured Housing Heritage Foundation, the museum opened in 1991 and moved to its current location in 2007.

The museum has a simulated RV campground, where visitors can actually stay. It also has many unique exhibits such as the oldest surviving RV—the 1913 Earl Travel Trailer—and the 1931 Chevrolet Housecar that was offered as a bribe to Mae West by Paramount Pictures.

The museum also displays photos and other memorabilia, presented in chronological order from 1920 to the present. You can see the addition of the first microwave oven, the first indoor toilet, and other technology features that advanced over the years. These exhibits allow you to experience motor homes up close and many can be walked through.

We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet encourage you to indulge your love of the open road and visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana!

Chevrolet Reveals New Concepts for the Indian Market

Concepts for the Indian Market

The Indian market continues to grow, and GM wants to create loyal customers for life, so the automaker has created some new concepts for the Indian market.

India has been referred to by General Motors as the last great automotive frontier to conquer. The Indian market continues to grow, and GM wants to create loyal customers for life.

GM is using Chevy as the initiative to crack the Indian market and appeal to consumers. Chevy revealed the Chevrolet Essentia and the Beat Activ, two new concepts for the Indian Market, at the New Delhi’s Auto Expo.

The Chevrolet Essentia is a sub-compact entry level sedan. The concept is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Beat, but does not have the hatchback design. It instead has a shorter front fascia, short rear decklid, and prominent wheel arches.

Although only the concept model has been revealed, it is believed that the production-spec model will remain almost identical except some small modifications.

The Essentia will come standard with ABS, a rear-view camera, and dual airbags. There will also be an infotainment system that will incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Chevrolet also unveiled the Beat Activ which has been created as an “off-road” variant of the Beat hatchback. This concept has widened wheel arches, roof rails, and playful coloring paint schemes. No specs have been released about this model yet.

President and managing director of GM India Kasher Kazem states that, “The Essentia and Beat Activ were created in direct response to the growing Indian market and signal Chevrolet’s commitment to the maturing Indian A-segment market. Both evolutions of the proven Beat platform, these two important vehicles give us the opportunity to speak to a wider audience.”

We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are excited for Chevrolet’s growth into new markets and are looking forward to seeing the future of Chevrolet vehicles in the Indian market.