• Chevy Builds Full-Size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado

    LEGO Chevrolet SilveradoChevrolet unveiled a very special treat at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January. In celebration of the Silverado’s appearance in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” which hit theaters in February, Chevy built the first ever full-size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado.

    The LEGO® Silverado, which is an exact copy of the 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss, was built in partnership with students from the FIRST LEGO® League from the Oxford Community School and the World in Motion Program from Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary.

    The project took 2,000 hours, 334,544 LEGO® pieces, and the work of eighteen LEGO® Master Builders to complete, and even has working lights. It weighs 3,307 pounds and measures six feet high, 20 feet long, and 8 feet wide.

    Chevrolet has partnered with LEGO® since the 2017 release of The LEGO® Batman Movie for which Chevy built a life-size LEGO® Batmobile. The Batmobile was revealed at the 2017 NAIAS and was also made by builders from A World in Motion and the FIRST LEGO® League, along with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community.

    Chevrolet is proud to partner with the LEGO® movie series, which always incorporates themes of teamwork, determination, family, community, and creativity. To see the real Silverado up close and in person, stop into College Chevrolet Buick.

  • Chevrolet Shows Off New Truck with Silverado Marketing Campaign

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is completely redesigned and better than ever. This is big news and Chevrolet wants to share it with the world. That is why it has crafted an extensive Silverado marketing campaign that covers nearly every type of media.

    To begin, Chevrolet produces three new digital spots to showcase the versatility of the new Silverado. “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” shows how the Silverado can work with nearly every lifestyle. Next, the “Official Truck of Real People” shows how everyday people put the Silverado to work. Finally, “Tailgates” show the evolution of the Chevy truck over the last 100 years.

    You may have also caught a glimpse of the Silverado “breaking through” the packaging on 7.1 million Amazon packages. Amazon customers can also have their packages delivers straight to their Silverado through the Amazon Key In-Car Delivery program.

    If you love magazines, the Silverado got some great coverage on the front cover designs of some big names, including ESPN, GQ, Motor Trend, Bon Appetit, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Texas Monthly, Southern Living, and Sports Illustrated.

    Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said, “Leveraging all the available channels — traditional and new — along with unique partnerships and integrations allows us to reach both traditional truck buyers and potential new customers who may be drawn to the versatility and lifestyle that comes with owning a pickup truck.”

    If you’re looking for a capable, stylish, and powerful new pickup, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is up for grabs and ready to test-drive at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 2019 COPO Camaro Celebrates a Half-Century of Excellence

    CamaroChevrolet is bringing a classic back to life for the modern age with the launch of the 2019 COPO Camaro. The new 2019 COPO Camaro will only be offered in a run of 69 units to celebrate the year in which the COPO Camaro was first created, as well as the total of the original run, making it one of the most covetable and desirable vehicles of its kind on the market today.

     

    The 2019 COPO Camaro will be powered by an LSX-based 350 engine paired with a 2.65-liter Magnuson supercharger, a 302-cubic-inch engine, or a LSX-based 427 racing engine, and it will feature a unique front-end design that helps set it apart from the conventional Camaro. It will be offered with a COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package that will include an orange engine block, chrome valve covers, and a black high-rise intake manifold.

     

    “Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’s one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future.”

     

    You’ll need to register at www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro for your shot at one of just 69 new COPO Camaros, but the odds are likely not in your favor. If you want a no-less-impressive performance car that can be had much more easily, stop into College Chevy Buick and check out our selection of new Chevy Camaros.

  • Meet the Team: John Williams

    This month, we’d like to highlight John Williams! He has been with us for 50 years – If you’re looking for a dealership with experience, we’ve got you covered! He was born and raised here in Albion, and currently resides here as well. College Chevrolet Buick is the perfect place for John to work because he sincerely enjoys meeting and interacting with different people.

    When not at work, you’ll find John fishing, bowling, spending time with his grand kids, barbecuing or tinkering with antique cars. You may also find him cheering on the Detroit Tigers. His favorite television shows include Law and Order and 60 Minutes.

    Currently, John drives a few different cars including a GMC 1500, Pontiac G6, and a Mercedes Kompressor. His favorite vehicle of all time is a 1966 Chevelle SS 396 (sharp!). His favorite Chevy vehicle is a Chevy Camaro and his favorite Buick is a Regal. John says that the Chevrolet Corvette matches his personality best and the worst car that he’s ever driven was a 1955 Ford because nothing worked on it, but it ran!

    We would love for you to stop by and say “Hello!” to John. We’re so thankful that he has been a part of our team for so long.

  • Meet the Team: Albert Golden

    Al GoldenMeet Albert Golden, a new member of the College Chevrolet Buick team! He’s been with us for 2 months and so far his favorite part has been meeting new people. He loves to be a part of the excitement of helping customers find the perfect new car. Albert is from Flint, but currently resides in Ypsilanti.

    Albert’s dream car is a Mclaren F1. He currently drives a 2015 Buick LaCrosse and his all-time favorite car was his Honda S2000. Albert believes that the Chevy Corvette matches his personality best. He claims that the worst car that he’s ever driven is a Chrysler New Yorker.

    When not selling cars, you’ll find Albert watching University of Michigan football and auto racing. Speaking of sports, Albert enjoys watching ESPN in his free time and his favorite sports team is anything University of Michigan.

    We would love for you to stop by and meet one of our newest Sales Consultants, Albert Golden! We know that Albert would love to help you find the perfect new vehicle!

  • What’s Your Story: Maara Puckett

    MyWhat's Your Story name is Maara Puckett and I am a mother of 4 boys. I am one of the newer members of the College Chevrolet Buick family in Albion. Since 2011 I have groomed, trained, and been a handler in boarding and Day Cares for K9’s. I always assumed I would have a career based around dogs of all breeds. I have had a passion for animals since I was young.

    Test driving a truck at College Chevy, changed my life. In May of 2018, I saw a truck online located at College Chevy. I came in to look at it and immediately took it on a test drive. While doing my finance application and talking about food (I love food), the finance manager jokingly asked me if I wanted a job. I laughed and declined.  When I realized that my seasonal work through Jackson County was coming to an end, I called College to ask if they were serious about the job offer, they said “Yes!”. While working at College Chevy, I found a passion that I didn’t even know I had.  I not only got into the truck I wanted, but I also acquired a new extended family with all of my new teammates.

    They sold me a truck and made my overall experience an unforgettable one. Now they are stuck with me for good!

  • Employee Spotlight – Derek Mason

    What's Your StoryThis month the spotlight is on our very own Service Adviser, Derek Mason. Derek is a new face to the company, having only worked at College Chevy for about three weeks. He’s been in the automotive industry for a couple years and previously worked as a Tire Technician at a discount tire shop. Derek is originally from South Lyon, MI but now resides in Grass Lake where he enjoys going on nature walks or outdoor adventures with his dog Buddy.

    Derek also enjoys watching That 70’s Show, but when football season is here, he spends his time cheering on the Detroit Lions and Michigan Wolverines. As for the automotive side of things, Derek currently drives a 2015 Chevy Sonic and it’s his favorite car he’s ever owned. If he could chose a car that would match his personality, Derek would say the Colorado fits him perfectly. Even though Derek has a lot of Chevy favorites, his dream car is a 2014 Chevy Camaro ZL1 that he fell in love with the first time he took it for a ride.

    Derek Mason - Employee Spotlight

    We are very excited to have Derek as part of our staff and we hope you get the opportunity to work with him in our service drive. His favorite part about his job is being able to help out the customers, so don’t hesitate to come to Derek with any questions or concerns that you have.

  • Employee Spotlight: David Benham

    David BenhamMeet one of our newest team members, David Benham! David is a new Sales Consultant and has been with us for about 2 months. Before working at College Chevrolet Buick, David spent 37 years in Education and taught at Bellevue Schools for 29 years. David is from Homer, but currently resides in Marshall.

    He is a proud graduate of Michigan State University. (GO SPARTANS!) Speaking of which, David has been a MSU season ticket holder for over 30 years. When not at work you’ll catch David watching college sports or watching his daughters play volleyball. He also enjoys officiating high school basketball, baseball, and softball games. His favorite television show is currently “Moonshiners”. His all-time favorites include “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Andy Griffith Show”.

    David’s dream car is the Chevrolet Tahoe because of its versatility and the ability to go off-road. He currently drives a Honda CR-V, but his favorite vehicle of all-time was his S-10 Blazer. He thinks that the Chevy Impala matches his personality best and the worst car he’s ever driven was a Ford Galaxy 500 because it was rusted and falling apart.

    So far, David has enjoyed meeting people and helping them find the perfect new vehicle. We would love for you to stop by and say “Hello!” to one of our newest team members, David! He would love to help you find the perfect new vehicle!

  • Meet Our Team: Parker Votava

    Parker Votava
    Parker Votava – Service Writer

    We’d like to introduce you to Parker Votava one of the newest members of our team. Parker is a Service writer and has been working here at College Chevy for 2 months. Although he is new to the dealership, he is not new to the industry. He has been working in the car industry for 4 years. Parker is from Marshall, Michigan and went to Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

    Parker’s dream car is a 2016 Chevy SS. He loves the fact that the SS has the same features as a normal sedan, but has the power of a Camaro. Currently, he drives a 2013 Ford F-350 Platinum Edition, but his favorite car was his 2000 Chevy Silverado. He feels that the Chevy Silverado 3500HD Duramax best-matches his personality because he feels prepared for anything when he’s in a truck. He also says that he is a hard worker, just like the 3500HD. The worst car Parker has ever driven was a Mini Cooper.

    When not hard at work, you’ll find Parker working on small projects around the house and tinkering with his vehicles. He also enjoys playing golf and skateboarding. His favorite show right now is “Animal Kingdom” and his favorite show of all time is the British Car Review show called “Top Gear”. He is looking forward to football season so that he can cheer on his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers!

    So far, Parker is enjoying his time here as a part of the College Chevy team. His favorite part of the job is working with all of our great small town customers. He also really enjoys spending time with his co-workers. The next time you’re in for service, please say “Hey!” to one of our new team members, Parker Votava!

  • What’s Your Story, Alan DeVaughn

    Alan DeVaughn
    Alan DeVaughn

    This month, we would like for you to meet Alan DeVaughn! Alan has only been with us for a month, but we’re excited that he’s here! Alan is from Jackson, and still calls it home to this day. He went to College at Spring Arbor University and graduated with a major in Art.

    Alan’s dream car if a 1964 Pontiac Firebird Convertible. He says that he fell in love with the car during Spring Break of his Senior year of High School. Currently, Alan drives a Chevy Suburban, but his all-time favorite car he’s ever owned was a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am. His favorite current Chevy vehicle is the Suburban, but he thinks that the Impala matches his personality best. Alan says that the worst car he’s ever driven was a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

    When not at work, you’ll catch Alan playing games with his kids, going to the movies, and taking his wife on dates. He enjoys cheering on the Detroit Tigers and his favorite TV show is Royal Pains.

    Alan’s favorite part of his job is meeting and interacting with new people and the excitement of helping others purchase a new car. Like we said, we are very excited to have Alan as a part of the College team! Stop by and give him a warm welcome!