Any true NASCAR fan knows that Dale Earnhardt was one of the greatest racers of his time. Even people who don’t know much about car racing recognize his name and probably remember his tragic death from a racing accident in 2001. One lucky bidder was recently able to secure a piece of this man’s legendary career at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction in April.
Dale Earnhardt’s 1977 Chevrolet Nova sold for $209,000. It is interesting to note that just a month before this auction, the same car sold for just $53,000 at a Bonham auction at Amelia Island.
While this car may not have worn his famous No. 3, it was the origin of his signature black-and-silver Goodwrench paint scheme. This car started its life as a Pontiac Ventura. Earnhardt and his brother-in-law Robert Gee, Jr. converted it to a Chevrolet Nova.
This impressive car was powered by a 358 NASCAR V8 rated around 700 horsepower. It also had rear-wheel drive a four-speed manual transmission. While the car is not considered street legal, it has been making track and other special appearance since the 1990s. It was driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2009 and at the Rolex Monterey Sports Reunion in 2012.
Opening Day has come and gone, which means it is officially baseball season here in the US. Chevrolet, with its headquarters in Detroit, has always had a close partnership with the Detroit Tigers. That continues this year with two new Chevy vehicles on display at Comerica Park.
The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse High County (in red) and the
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss (in Silver) were lifted atop the
center field fountain at the ballpark. This marks the 10th year of
this amazing tradition.
“This decade-old tradition allows us to celebrate
Chevy’s connection to baseball in our hometown, and it’s a telltale sign that
Opening Day is almost here,” remarked Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president,
Chevrolet Marketing, ahead of Opening Day. “The Traverse and Silverado
represent innovation, endurance and personality — much like our great city of
So why the Traverse and the Silverado of all Chevy’s
vehicles? Chevy and the Tigers chose to display those two models because of
what they represent: durability, reliability, and power. Those are three traits
the Tigers embody as well—and what they hope will take them to the World Series
But Chevy doesn’t just support the Tigers. In fact, the
bowtie brand also serves as the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.
If you’re looking for a vehicle to transport your home team and all of their gear, contact us at Transwest Chevy to take a look at the Chevrolet lineup.
Earlier this year, editors at Motor Trend pitted the industry’s four most popular midsize trucks against one another: the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2019 Ford Ranger, a returning truck to the segment. Absentees included the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier.
In this Motor Trend midsize truck testing, the editors noted that, though they usually disagree to some degree, they were unanimous on the ranking of these four trucks. In last place was the Toyota Tacoma. The Ford Ranger managed to grab third while the Honda Ridgeline ranked second. Unsurprisingly, the 2019 Chevy Colorado was the top dog after serious testing that included city driving and hard work on a farm.
editors appreciated that the Colorado functions both as a daily driver and work
truck. It’s powerful, it’s efficient, and it’s fun to drive but has a
One of the editors commented in deadpan humor, “It’s like
these guys [Chevy] are truck-building experts or something. Not hard to
remember why this is a two-time Truck of the Year.”
The 2019 Colorado, which is America’s most fuel-efficient
pickup truck and offers best-in-class
towing, is available now at Transwest Chevy Buick.
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is famous for its lineup of efficient yet powerful engines that make it stand out in the midsize truck segment. If you’re not sure which engine you want, here’s a quick guide on what you should know about the engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado:
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine perfectly balances power
and efficiency. It enables the Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, cranks out
200 horsepower, and produces 191 lb-ft of torque — all while offering up to 20
mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.*
3.6-liter DOHC V6
The 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine is a force to be reckoned with,
delivering a best-in-class 308 horsepower and following it up with 275 lb-ft of
torque. Its towing capacity is pretty impressive, clocking in at 7,000 pounds,
but efficiency doesn’t suffer: With this engine, the Colorado achieves 18 mpg
in the city and 25 on the highway.**
The Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine earns a number of
best-in-class distinctions. It can tow up to 7,700 pounds, earn up to 20 mpg in
the city and 30 on the highway, and serve up 369 lb-ft of torque.*** All of
these stats are best in its segment, and the 2.8-liter also creates 181
These amazing engine options lie at the heart of what makes the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado so great: Each one demands power, capability, and efficiency; but they blend each quality in different quantities so you can get what you need out of your truck. If you’re interested in looking at the 2019 Colorado, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet and we’d be happy to show you our models.
city/highway: Colorado 4WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and available automatic
city/highway: Colorado 2WD with available 3.6L V6 engine and available
automatic transmission 18/25.
***EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.87L turbo-diesel engine based on segment exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.
You’re probably no stranger to the harsh Colorado winters. Luckily many Chevrolet vehicles are well-suited to winter driving, especially the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Use your Drive Mode Selector: If you opted for the available Drive Mode Selector, you’ll notice a mode called Snow/Ice. It’s engineered to reduce slipping and boost traction during harsh weather.
Consider winter tires: Purchase winter tires: They are the number one safety precaution you can take for slick roads, and the Silverado’s Snow/Ice drive mode works best when paired with these tires.
Turn on your lights: Improve your visibility by turning on your Silverado 1500’s available high-intensity LED headlamps so other cars can see you on the road too.
Make use of your Durabed: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s pickup bed has more cargo volume than any competing truck. Pack it with essentials like warm clothes, food, and water in case you get stranded. Stow away tools that could help like shovels, chains, flashlights, flares, and sand.
Pay attention: Your Silverado is available with a wide range of active safety features like the StabiliTrak stability control system and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Remember that they are no substitute for your full attention during driving, but they certainly help.
Winter driving is stressful, and all of us at Transwest Chevy Buick hope you stay safe this season ride into the spring without a hitch.
Tired of falling asleep on the couch before the ball drops on the last night of the year? Get energized by celebrating your 2018 New Year’s Eve in Colorado at one of these exciting events.
Korbel® New Year’s Eve Party (Steamboat Springs)
Head to the Steamboat Ski Resort and spend your night at the Korbel® New Year’s Eve Party. When sitting among the mountains at this venue, you get a beautiful a beautiful look at the sparkling lights of Steamboat Springs from the Champagne Powder Room.Enjoy delicious champagne, plenty of desserts, appetizers and dancing.
New Year’s Eve with David Adam Byrnes (Aspen)
If you enjoy country music, head over to Silver City whereyou can listen to Byrnes perform live throughout the night in the mountain saloon. Tickets start at $25 (including a midnight champagne toast), and the concert event runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
New Year’s Eve (& Gin) the Prohibition Way (Colorado Springs)
Want to party like it’s 1928? Then you should join Lee Spirits Company at Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street for a Prohibition-inspired night out. Time period-inspired clothes and costumes are encouraged. This event offers a more intimate New Year’s Eve experience for those who don’t want to be packed in with a crowd of people.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks (Denver)
Denver residents can head to the downtown 16th St. Mall for a spectacular fireworks show that starts at 9 p.m. and returns for an encore at midnight. DJs provide music throughout the final hours of 2018. The best part: It’s absolutely free.
Spend the final minutes of 2018 in style at one of these events, and we at Transwest Chevy Buick wish you a happy New Year!
The new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a small crossover SUV known for its efficient powertrains, sleek style, and innovative features. Here are just a few reasons you should consider driving the new Chevy Equinox.
It’s highly efficient. The standard 1.5-liter turbo engine yields up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway, but you can get even more highway efficiency out of the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel, which achieves up to 39 miles per gallon.*
It’s also powerful. The standard engine pumps out 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, but you can get even more power out of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine generates 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and enables the Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
It’s safe. The Equinox earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Just a few of its safety technologies include the standard Rear Vision Camera and available Forward Collision Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Automatic Braking.
It has the latest tech. Stay connected on the go with the Chevrolet Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other tech includes available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and available wireless device charging.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is available now at Transwest Chevy Buick. Come and find you own reasons to love this crossover.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is in the competitive compact car segment, but with hatchback and sedan variants, an available diesel engine, and standard smartphone integration, the Chevy Cruze is very clearly the segment leader. Here are a few things you’ll love about the 2018 Cruze:
It’s safe. Available driver-assist safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also comes standard with a Rear Vision Camera. The 2018 Chevy Cruze earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It’s efficient. The Cruze’s standard engine is a 1.4-liter turbo that achieves up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.* If that’s not efficient enough for your liking, then go with the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine, which yields up to 52 miles per gallon on the highway.*
It’s loaded with tech. The standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze boasts a 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. You can also opt for available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®.
It’s spacious. When you fold the second row down in the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, you will unlock up to 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
Above all, with all of the different versions, you are sure to find a Cruze to suit your needs. Come and explore various varieties of the 2018 Cruze at Transwest Chevy Buick today.
Finding the perfect large SUV for your needs has just gotten a lot easier. Chevrolet recently announced that it is expanding its Tahoe and Suburban lineups with brand-new Premier Plus special editions. These new special edition models will combine superior power and premium creature comforts to make the large SUV models even more appealing.
Each Premier Plus model will come equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is currently only available on the exclusive Performance Package. This engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, while also utilizing direct injection, Active Fuel Management™, and continuously variable valve timing to make it more efficient. It will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission. According to Chevrolet, 36 percent of all Chevy SUV special edition models sold have this engine.
The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus editions will also offer consumers the chance to have a unique interior, which is highlighted by heated and ventilated two-tone Black- and Mahogany-colored leather seats, a Jet Black trim, chrome accents both inside and out, and a head-up display.
If you’d like to add one of these luxurious and powerful special edition SUVs to your garage, the 2019 Tahoe Premier Plus will come in at a starting MSRP of $74,100, while the Suburban Premier Plus has a starting MSRP of $76,900. Both vehicles will have a destination charge of $1,295. For more information, or to order one for yourself, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet Buick.
Chevrolet released the 2019 Silverado Medium-Duty lineup, the first class 4,5 and 6 Silverados in 10 years since the company’s Chevy Kodiak. Although the trucks aren’t expected to be delivered until later this year or early 2019 Transwest Chevrolet Buick is currently taking orders for your fleet! The all-new Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD have been called the “most customer-focused medium-duty truck” and “the Silverado on steroids”.
So how do the medium-duty Silverados differ from the Ford and Rams in the market? General Motors saw the opportunity to complete a commercial line-up for Chevrolet by creating a truck from the ground up with a heavy focus on what commercial and fleet buyers need in order to have a successful business.
When it comes to owning your own business with a small or large fleet there are many challenges that one can face along the way. Employee retention, maintenance, the cost of upfits, and having the ability to customize the vehicle to suit your needs. These are just a few factors that play a part in choosing the vehicle that will help your business be successful which General Motors capitalized on with this lineup.
To help with the cost of upfits the Chevrolet Silverado 2019 has frames that are smooth and factory painted. These two features make upfits less costly and easier to configure while the factory paint extends the lifetime of the frame.
In addition to the cost-effective frame set up, the new medium-duty Silverados have seven cab to axle options with five axle to back lengths (in 8-inch increments). This allows business owners to easily customize the bodies (dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes, flatbed) that they are putting on the frame without having to pay for extensions.
With the drivers and employees in mind, the 2019 Chevrolet medium-duties were built to be the most powerful, highly maneuverable and connected truck in the market.
Factory installed rear air suspension reduces the wind noise and harsh vibrations for a smooth ride.
The 2019 medium-duty Silverados have a tilted hood which allows easy access to the engine bay. The engineers behind the scenes also duplicated a design feature of a very unlikely source, the Chevrolet Camaro. The “flowtie” feature on the Camaro was added to the truck to allow more airflow to the engine.
This is an exciting time for General Motors, Chevrolet, and the commercial truck market! Call our Sales Team at Transwest Chevrolet Buick to learn more about the specs, features, and benefits of the all-new Silverado and place your order for your fleet today.