• Employee Spotlight: Rob Brown

    This month, we’d like to highlight one of our newest team members. Meet Rob Brown, our new sales consultant. He’s Battle Creek native and has been working in the automotive industry for 20 years. He graduated from Harper Creek High School and also attended Kellogg Community College. Rob is a proud Combat U.S. Army Veteran who took part in Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

    Rob isn’t big on television, but he does enjoy golfing, fishing, and spending quality time with his daughter, Kylie. He is also a huge Detroit Tigers fan!

    If Rob were a car, he says that a truck would match his personality best. Currently, he drives a 1999 Olds 88, but his favorite car he’s ever owned is a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. His favorite vehicle that we carry on our lot is a Chevy Camaro. Rob says that the worst car he’s ever driven is a Ford Festiva.

    Rob’s favorite thing on the job is meeting with new people and helping them with their vehicle needs. Stop by and say “Hey!” to our newest team member, Rob Brown today!

  • Employee Spotlight: Ben Snyder

    Ben Snyder
    Ben Snyder

    Ben Snyder is the Internet Manager here at College Chevrolet Buick and a graduate of Kalamazoo College. He’s been with us for almost a year and has been working in the auto industry for 5 years. Ben was born in Aurora, Colorado but was raised right here in Albion.

    Ben’s all-time dream car is the Batmobile, because well, who wouldn’t want to drive the Batmobile? He currently drives a Buick LaCrosse and a Chevy Equinox. His favorite car (which also happens to be the worst car he’s ever driven) was his ’91 Chevy Cavalier. The trunk leaked, the roof was caved in, the windshield was cracked, the brakes were soft, and it smelled terrible, but it was Ben’s introduction to freedom! Ben’s favorite Chevy vehicle is the upcoming 50th Anniversary 2017 Chevy Camaro. He says that if he were a car, he would be a 2016 Chevy Silverado High Country. Ben says he’s large and in charge on the outside, but comfortable and thoughtful on the inside – much like the truck!

    When not hard at work as our Internet Manager, Ben enjoys spending time with his kids. He has a 2-year-old and a 9-year old that love to play with Play-Doh and Legos. He also enjoys watching Michigan sports (GO BLUE!) and also enjoys Game of Thrones.

    His favorite part about working here at College Chevrolet Buick is the people. He thinks we have the best staff around (which we do!) and the customers make it fun to come into work every day! Stop by our dealership and say “Hello” to our teammate Ben the next time you’re out and about!

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Rendering Shows Off in White

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro rendering
    Current Chevy Camaro Available at College Chevy!

    Before automakers release new designs, many car enthusiasts like to imagine what the new car will look like—this is called rendering. Recently, artist chazcron on the Camaro6 forum, released a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro rendering, and it is one sharp looking design in white.

    The design is based on the heavily-camouflaged 2016 Camaros that have been spotted driving around the streets. Once revealed, the new design is expected to be sleeker and smaller than the current design and will be based on the Cadillac ATS platform. It’s also likely that the new Camaro will have more engine options.

    It’s possible Chevrolet could reveal the all-new Camaro at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in a few weeks in Detroit. Or, the automaker could wait a little longer and show it off in New York City in April.

    What do you think of this Camaro rendering? What design elements and options do you hope to see in the new Camaro?

  • Hot Rod Power Tour® Returns with Chevy Performance Cars

    Chevy started this June off by showing off an impressive line of current high-performance cars and concept cars.

    This tour kicks off in Arlington, TX on June 1st and ends just outside of Charlotte, NC on June 7th.  Check out the full schedule on the Power Tour site.

    Chevrolet gives car enthusiasts a treat with a truly unique custom vehicle, the Hot Wheels® 1967 Chevy Camaro Concept. This concept is a full sized interpretation of one of the original sixteen Hot Wheels® vehicles that made their debut in 1968.


    The Camaro isn’t the only special treat for Chevy fans. Each stop on the tour Chevrolet will bring along the Chevrolet Performance trailer. The trailer will have representatives on hand to answer questions on how to transform their Chevy performance vehicles. Chevrolet’s Performance trailer also includes up-close looks at several performance engines like the LSX454 and ZZ383; not to mention the trailer will feature a partial chassis installed with an LS376/575 engine and 4L85E transmission, and much more.

    “Chevrolet Performance has been part of the Hot Rod Power Tour for more than a decade and we’re excited to demonstrate our performance vehicles, crate engines and other performance products out on the highway,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles & Motorsports. “The Power Tour also gives car builders and other enthusiasts a closer look at our products and the opportunity to discuss with our engineers and product experts how to integrate them in their projects.”

    If you’re headed down south next week and you happen to be near an area that’s a Power Tour stop we recommend you check it out. But if you can’t make it check back in to our blog or check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CollegeChevroletBuick) for pictures.

  • Mark Your Calander: 2014 Chevy Camaro SS

    Chevrolet has done some major design changes in the past 2 years. From Silverado to Traverse, Impala to Corvette, and even bringing out the new SS, but on March 27th at 12:45 the redesigned Chevy Camaro SS will be on display.

    The fifth-generation Camaro has been the most popular sports car in America for three consecutive years, a large part of this may be attributed to the Camaro’s debut in the blockbuster hit Transormers.

    This edition of the Chevy Camaro is scheduled to be the most significant change to the fifth-gen Camaro. A quick teaser image of the 2014 Camaro SS is below, but we it would be a shame to mention the Camaro without mentioning its legacy.


    Camaros are built to an incredibly high standard. The name itself sparks images of speed and performance. Camaro has become synonymous with precision and power. It is to these expectations that Camaros are built and judged. Chevrolet has done a magnificent job building on the image of the Camaro that was created long ago and we can’t wait to see what they’ve done with newest Chevy Camaro.
    For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this Camaro’s Greatest Hits video circa 2012.

    Images Courtesy of © General Motors

  • 2012 Chevy Camaro Newest Member of 11 Second Club

    For Camaro engineers and owners speed is and has always been the name of the game. The powerful 2012 Camaro ZL1, however, takes speed to another level. At the dragway in Milan, MI the Camaro ZL1 hauled off the line and posted a time of 11.93 seconds for the quarter-mile.

    Take a peek a the video to learn a bit more about that record breaking Camaro.


    It’s not uncommon for Chevrolet to take the Camaro to dragways and test out the Camaro’s muscle. The 2012 Camaro hit the Bondurant drag strip in Arizona and posted a more than respectable time, clocking in the 12 second range. This time Chevrolet went all out and was able to drop the time 11.93 second for the automatic transmission and 11.96 seconds for manual.

    However, the Chevy Camaro is more than straight line speed and brute strength. It can turn corners, brake, and accelerate too. Heading across the big pond to Nürburgring, the guys at Chevrolet rolled out the Camaro for the undeniably tough road course. This course is standard for sports cars. Turning in a time of 7 minutes, 41 seconds, the Chevy Camaro performed on par with vehicles like the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, and Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

    Another milestone down for the Chevy Camaro and I can only imagine that the engineers at Chevrolet are already thinking of ways to make the Camaro faster, quicker, better handling, more fuel efficient, safer, and so much more.


    Video courtesy of Chevrolet via YouTube