Archive for February 26, 2013

Go Kathy Go – Race Across America

To those unfamiliar with cycling, riding 3,000 miles in a maximum of 12 days may seem like a bit of a challenge. Don’t worry, your assumptions are correct; Race Across America (RAAM) is a daunting task and Marshall’s Kathy Roche-Wallace is up for the challenge and College Chevrolet Buick is tagging along to help.

 

Many are familiar with the more publicized Tour de France, but RAAM is not to be confused with the Tour.  There are no stages, it’s a race. Once that clock starts in California, it doesn’t stop until you cross the finish line in Maryland. That’s right, California to Maryland in 12 days. Did we mention RAAM is about 30% longer than the Tour de France and you have about half as many days to finish?

Now that we’ve offered a bit of insight into what Kathy will be facing this June, why don’t we give you a little background on what she’s already accomplished?

Let’s start with the RAAM, in 2011 Kathy set the solo female 50+ course record in her first year participating in the event(RAAM is now in its 31st year).

Kathy is a 5-time USA Ultra Triple Ironman Triathlon World Competition women’s division winner. She has also won as part of a two-person co-ed team.

Not to mention she was an All-American and holds several records at Olivet College, just to name a few accomplishments.

To aid Kathy during the race we’re providing Kathy and her team 2 vehicles, a follow vehicle to keep Kathy on the right path and a support vehicle that will house important equipment, food, clothing, etc for the nearly two week journey. Make sure to check out GoKathyGo.com for more of Kathy’s accomplishments, and be sure to keep checking our blog for more information on Kathy Roche-Wallace and her journey toward another Race Across America!

Back for the First Time. 2013 Buick Encore

And then there were five. Buick has added another crossover to the fleet, the 2013 Buick Encore.

Encore teams up with Buicks flagship crossover, and retail sales leader, Enclave, adding a small nimble crossover to the Buick lineup.

We’ve been waiting for months on the Encores arrival, and if you stop by soon you’ll see why. The 2013 Encore has exactly what you look for in a crossover and more.

For the past few months we’ve been telling you all about the unique features of the Encore. It’s QuietTuning technology, Buick IntellLink, flexible storage space, etc., but now you can come to College Chevrolet Buick and experience everything for yourself.

 

Come sit behind the wheel and take the Encore for a remarkable test drive. Experience the handling and power of the 1.4L ECOTEC® turbocharged engine. Since the 2013 Buick Encore has an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway you’ll get to experience the road longer.

So if you’ve been interested to see what the Encore truly has to offer, pull up to College Chevrolet Buick for a first hand glance of Buick crossover luxury.

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Chevrolet Moves Mountains

Events like ski super pipe, snowboard big, snowmobile freestyle, snowboard cross, and ski slopestyle are just a few of the things you can check out at ESPN’s, increasingly popular, Winter X Games. But have you ever wondered “How are these crazy half pipes, huge ramps, and giant slalom courses built?” Well with help from Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson, ESPN Winter X Games course designer, and TV producer Jason Carbone, Chevrolet is set to bring you an exciting new show on National Geographic called, Mountain Movers.

Some of the tricks performed by X games athletes are flat out astonishing, but equally as astonishing is how they develop these crazy courses big air ramps and half pipes.

 

“Building snow parks is tricky business under the best of conditions. Mountain Movers is about taking on the big challenges and having the right tools to get the job done,” Gunnarson said. “I know Chevy trucks can handle the heavy duty work we do, and in the nastiest environments a mountain can offer because I use them every day.”

Get ready to see the action unfold later this year as Snow Park Technologies, owned by Gunnarson, takes on building new and innovate sports venues for the show.  We at College Chevy are anxious to see how Chevrolet trucks fair conditions, with heavy machinery, and difficult terrain. We feel pretty confident Chevy trucks are up to the task. Seeing how those awesome snow parks are built should be pretty entertaining, too!

Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

Are you a guy that struggles to express his feelings or a lady that enjoys posting emotional statuses about how terrific your current relationship is? College Chevrolet Buick is running a new contest that may just motivate men to pour their hearts out and reward women with more than just the jealousy of their lonely friends.

College Chevy is running a Valentine’s Day contest that could win you a dinner for two at Cascarelli’s, 116 S. Superior St, Albion. The contest is easy to enter. Simply tell us in 50 words or less why exactly you care about your significant other.  We will then take your message and turn it into a special Valentine’s Day card, which will be posted on our Facebook page. The card that receives the most likes will win the romantic dinner for two, on us.

 

To enter the contest, send your loving words (50 or less, remember) to collegechevy@gmail.com.  The deadline for entries is February 8th.  The winner will be selected at 5pm on February 12th.

To increase your chances of winning, be sure to like us on Facebook.  This will allow you to share your Valentine card and boost your likes.