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Iconic Chevrolet Cars

Posted on 11 November 2011 by Grace

 

November 3rd marked the official anniversary of Chevrolet. The bowtie brand was founded a hundred years ago by race-car driver/automobile engineer Louis Chevrolet and ousted General Motors founder William C. Durant. The pair designed Chevrolet cars to possess a spirit of their own. This spirit is manifested in iconic models such as the Suburban, Corvette and Volt.

The Suburban Carryall was introduced in 1936 and was the world’s first cross-over vehicle. It had the feel of a passenger car but with all the room of a truck. It had three doors, seated eight and weighed a half ton.

The Corvette made its debut in 1953 but it took a decade for it to truly become a sports car. In 1963 the Corvette Sting-Ray raced onto the scene with a fully independent suspension, hot V-8 engine and a stunning new shape with a split rear window.

The Volt is a relatively new addition to the Chevy line up, the concept debuting in 2007 and officially going on sale 2010. It shook up the market by offering a rechargeable electric battery and backup gas tank. The Volt serves as a sign that Chevrolet is looking ahead to the next hundred years.

In Portland, Oregon Ron Tonkin Chevrolet  celebrated Chevy’s centennial with a classic car display. The lot turned into memory lane and visitors experienced Chevy’s legacy of greatness with vehicles dating back to the 1930s.

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100 Years of Chevrolet

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100 Years of Chevrolet

Posted on 03 November 2011 by Grace

Today marks the official 100th anniversary of Chevrolet. To celebrate GM is pulling out all the stops, from a commercial that highlights Chevrolet’s legacy to a Pandora station that plays 100 Chevy-themed songs.

Here in Portland, Ron Tonkin Chevrolet is celebrating with a classic car display. Our lot has turned into memory lane with classic Chevrolets dating back to the 1930s.

Below are photos of some of the classic cars at Ron Tonkin Chevrolet. For more information call 503-255-4100

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Portland Sonic Adventure

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Portland Sonic Adventure

Posted on 28 October 2011 by Grace

People are flooding into Chevy showrooms around the country to take a Sonic for a spin. The Sonic is a new favorite among car enthusiasts, press, and customers alike. What makes this car stand out in the competitive subcompact segment? In short, the Sonic has a sporty style with a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster, a fifteen-inch wheel standard, and optional hatchback. It is also fun to drive, having the highest horsepower in the segment and suspension engineered by Corvette engineers.

To celebrate the latest addition to the Chevrolet lineup, local dealers are sponsoring a one day treasure hunt in PDX.  On Sunday, November 6th you will have the chance to win a new 2012 Chevy Sonic! Visit www.chevysonicadventure.com to sign up and stop by Ron Tonkin Chevrolet for a hint that will help you on game day.

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