2014 Chevrolet Volt Earned a Top Safety Pick+

2014 Chevrolet Volt

In a recent round of crash tests done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Chevrolet Volt earned a Top Safety Pick+, and was the only small car out of 12 tested to earn the award.

Most of the small cars performed poorly in the small overlap front crash test; however, the Volt earned a Top Safety Pick+ by receiving an acceptable score in the challenging test.

“The Volt’s crashworthiness performance puts it in the top tier for small car safety,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research, in a statement. “GM should be commended for the Volt’s performance in the small overlap front test because this car was designed before that challenging test was introduced.”

In the small overlap front crash test, the IIHS monitors six categories. The Volt earned the top “good” rating in four of the six categories, with an “acceptable” rating in the Structure and Restraints & Kinematics categories. This gave the Volt an overall “acceptable” rating for the test.

In the four other tests, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seats, the Volt scored the top “good” rating.

If you’re looking for a small car that will not only keep you safe, but will save you cash at the pump, then the 2014 Chevrolet Volt is the car for you. It is available today at Hutch Chevrolet.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Being behind the wheel of a Chevrolet, you can pretend to be in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, since many use a Chevrolet chassis.

Being behind the wheel of a Chevrolet, you can pretend to be in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, since many use a Chevrolet chassis.

There are a couple of really special vehicles that anyone can recognize.  The first is the ice cream truck!  Now adults may not get as visually excited, but let’s be honest, we are all over the moon when we hear the ice cream truck getting closer.  There are a lot less of the other famous vehicle in production, but you would recognize it anywhere: the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Today, July 18, marks the anniversary of when the first ever Oscar Mayer Wienermobile drove off production in 1936!  Today we are celebrating the anniversary of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  There have only been 9 different model years, and 3 of those are built on Chevrolet chassis!

The first Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on a Chevrolet chassis was in 1969.  The next Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was not built for nearly 20 years, but the 1988 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was on a Chevrolet Chassis.  The last Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, so far, to be on a Chevrolet chassis was in 2004.

There are a rare few people who have had the honor of riding in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  You can feel like one of those lucky people by test driving a new Chevrolet today at Hutch Chevrolet in Paintsville, KY!

Chevrolet C10 and Corvette C4 ZR1

 

No one can believe the possible worth of your Chevrolet C10 and Corvette C3 ZR1!

No one can believe the possible worth of your Chevrolet C10 and Corvette C3 ZR1!

Have you ever wondered if the car you have been storing in your garage all year is going to suddenly increase in value?  Well if you own a Chevrolet C10 or a Corvette C4 ZR1, wonder no longer!  It is rumored that these cars could suddenly jump in value in the coming years according to this list presented by Jalopnik.

According to this list, the Chevrolet C10 comes in at number 9.  These trucks are predicted to jump in value because so many people treated them as old beater trucks that there are not many left in good condition.  So if you have a Chevrolet C10 in good condition, it could be worth some money soon!

This list says that the Corvette C4 ZR1 comes in at number 5.  This car is placed on the list for all Corvette C4 ZR1s, but it is especially true if you have one that is complete with special editions.  Your special edition Corvette C4 ZR1 could be worth a pretty penny!

You never know what car you have been storing away could be worth some money.  For now hold onto your Chevrolet C10 and Corvette C4 ZR1!

4th of July Firework Tradition

 

Now when we hear that it is the 4th of July, we automatically assume that there will be fireworks to mark the historic day.  But have you ever wondered when that tradition got started? Was it in the early 1800s?  The early 1900s?  Well here at Hutch Chevrolet in Paintsville Kentucky, we want to share the wealth of knowledge of the start of the 4th of July firework tradition.

4th of July Firework TraditionSurprisingly enough, the start of the 4th of July firework tradition was very close to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th of July in 1776.  The first fireworks in celebration of the anniversary of the signing were set off on the 4th of July 1777.  That is just the following year!

Both Boston and Philadelphia set off fireworks in 1777.  Oddly both states skipped doing fireworks in 1778, but resumed in 1779.  During this first couple of years of fireworks, there was a great fear that cities would catch on fire.  Some cities, like Charleston, sent fire trucks all over the city for protection.  And other cities, some in New York, banned fireworks altogether.  Even today there are always fire trucks handy in case of an emergency, but luckily fireworks are no longer banned.

So it looks like the 4th of July firework tradition is one that we have had almost since the signing of the Declaration of Independence!  Join another long tradition of greatness by test driving a new Chevrolet at Hutch Chevrolet today!