Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation Receives 2.7 Million Collars From Record-Breaking Chevrolet Corvette Auction

At least five smart homes to be built benefitting 
catastrophically-injured veterans and their families






2019-06-28

UNCASVILLE, CT — Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to receive 2.7 million dollars from the auction of the final seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun today. This winning bid – for a black Z06 model – breaks the Barrett-Jackson record for an automaker-donated vehicle.

“This is going to vibrate across America,” said Frank Siller, chairman, and CEO of the Stephen Siller Foundation. “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. 85 homes have been built or are under construction to date, and this donation will allow for construction to begin on five new homes. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.

“It’s appropriate that the most iconic vehicle ever built in the US, has the honor of being the highest auctioned vehicle at Barrett-Jackson for a charity,” said Steve Hill, GM U.S. Vice President of Sales, Service, and Marketing. “What makes me proud to be a GM employee is that fact that we’ve supported the military and veterans for over 100 years. This is a great evening, but tomorrow morning we get back to work to help more service members in need.”

For the past five years, GMC has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its national foundation of choice. In that time, it has helped the foundation raise more than $10 million. That includes $2.2 million raised last year, with $925,000 of it coming from the auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1. It was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.

GM is committed to helping those who have given so much for their country. GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries, and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle ride-sharing company, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

Friday, June 28, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500: First Drive — Pickuptrucks.com


The news for the big 2020 Chevrolet Silverado heavy duties comes on several fronts — new looks, new equipment, new technology. In this hyper-competitive segment, it takes a lot to get noticed, so how'd Chevrolet do with the new redo of the Silverado HD?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Martin Contractor on Silverado 4500HD Medium Duty


Our highly anticipated Silverado Medium Duty finally has a Martin Contractor Body. Our Salesman Mike Nemec gives us the rundown of this amazing truck and body. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD


Chevrolet debuted the full lineup of its all-new 2020 Silverado HD — the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever. Max towing capability increases an enormous 52 percent to an available 35,500 pounds. It is also the third all-new Silverado in just 18 months, each designed for different customers. “We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes make tasks easier.” Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor with a wheelbase that’s been stretched 5.2 inches on Crew Cab models and is scaled for HD customers. The Silverado HD will be available in five distinct trim levels — Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country — available across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations. Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6L V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability. Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability — now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models. 2020 Silverado HD highlights: ▪ New, more powerful 6.6L V-8 gas engine with direct injection for greater performance and stronger trailering capability with 22 percent more torque and up to 18 percent more towing compared to the previous 6.0L gas engine. ▪ All-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is matched with the available Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo-Diesel engine for a 52 percent increase in max towing to 35,500 pounds on properly equipped models. ▪ The autotrac active two-speed transfer case on 4x4 models electronically controls “4 Auto” mode, allowing the truck to seamlessly shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive based on road conditions. ▪ Advanced Trailering System technologies and new transparent trailer view: The in-vehicle trailering system features an available total of 15 available camera views (requires an installed accessory camera), such as HD Surround Vision1 and other unique views including a transparent trailer feature to help provide added confidence when towing. Also features increased integration with the myChevrolet mobile app. ▪ HD-exclusive sculpted exterior design features the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever — the roof is the only shared sheet metal. ▪ Heavy-duty details designed to make work easier and more intuitive, including features such as an easy-access engine block heater outlet, easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with an opening inside the fuel door, a more integrated snow plow prep package and new, advanced trailering mirrors with available spot lamps and more. ▪ BedStep feature and larger CornerSteps makes it easier to load or reach items in the cargo box, which is designed to hold a pair of size-12 boots and up to 500 pounds. ▪ Larger cab enables more spacious interiors with Crew Cab models adding about 3 inches in overall length. 2020 Silverado HD Specifications: ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Regular Cab – 235.5/81.9/79.8/141.5 in (5,982/2,079/2,027/3,595 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Double Cab – 240.4/81.9/79.8/149.4 in (6,107/2,079/2,027/3,795 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Crew Cab – 250/81.9/79.8/158.9 in (6,349/2,079/2,027/4,037 mm) ▪ Curb weight – 6,092-8,018 lb (2,763-3,637 kg) ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), petrol ▪ Max output – 401 hp (299 kW) at 5,200 rpm ▪ Max torque – 464 lb-ft (629 Nm) at 4,000 rpm ▪ Transmission – 6-speed automatic ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), turbo diesel ▪ Max output – 445 hp (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm ▪ Max torque – 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) at 1,600 rpm ▪ Transmission – 10-speed automatic

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 Chevy Equinox - How to Tackle the Work Day | Chevrolet


An SUV packed with technology to help you stay seamlessly connected every day. Learn more about Equinox here: https://www.chevrolet.com/suvs/equino... Find more Equinox videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... See current offers: http://www.chevrolet.com/current-deals About the Chevy Equinox: From point A to point B and anywhere in between, the 2019 Equinox small SUV is ready for your next adventure. There’s technology to keep you entertained, available safety features that can help you stay on track and performance that makes driving fun. Because why shouldn’t every trip be an excuse to treat yourself?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Know Your Trailer Tongue Weight. The Weigh Safe Hitch


The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer’s tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe’s built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Wait Is Over! The New Medium-Duty Silverado 5500 In Stock!


Mike Olin of Paradise Fleet shares one of the first arrivals of the new Medium Duty lineup from Chevrolet. This unit is the 5500 and has a GVWR of 19,500 lbs, and is equipped with the Duramax diesel.

Mounted on this chassis is a Morgan 22' Stakebed with tuckaway style liftgate. This rig is designed to carry the weight and still have a low profile to make it easy to get in an out. In addition, most of the great features you're used to on our other Silverado trucks are also on this new Medium-Duty Silverado 5500.

See an example of this truck here.

See more of our Flatbeds or Stakebeds in stock here. See all our work-ready trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Diesel: Everything There Is To Know!


The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax Diesel aims to combine efficiency and capability. Here is everything there is to know about the new half-ton diesel.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Father’s Day Video That Will Melt Your Heart


We asked ten fathers and their children to express to the other why they felt proud. The result? An emotionally powerful Father’s Day video that may bring tears to your eyes--and that will make you want to say you need to say today. #TellThemNow

Friday, June 14, 2019

Chevrolet Drives Into Fourth Year Of Fellowship For HBCU Journalism Students


Six Discover the Unexpected fellows 

will work in NNPA newsrooms


2019-06-07
DETROIT — Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the fellows will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eight-week summer internship.
The 2019 DTU Journalism Fellows are Tedarius Abrams (Bethune-Cookman), Tyla Barnes (Hampton University), Elae Hill (North Carolina A&T), Miana Massey (Howard University), Emani Nichols (Morehouse College) and Sharon Joy Washington (Florida A&M).  
Chevrolet will award each DTU Fellow a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The students will form two teams of three people, and each team will have access to an all- new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer during their reporting assignments.
The annual DTU program has awarded more than $330,000 in scholarships and stipends since 2015.  The program started with a select number of schools and, based on the overwhelming response, the online submission process was opened to all HBCU students in their sophomore through senior years with an interest in journalism, communications, mass media or visual arts.
“Our partnership with the NNPA continues to provide a unique platform to connect with young and remarkable storytellers.” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “From the inaugural launch at Howard University to the inclusion of all the HBCUs, it’s Chevrolet’s pleasure to partner with members of the African American community, ensuring a legacy is established for generations to come. We’re thrilled to meet this year’s group of fellows and immerse them in all things Chevrolet.”
“The NNPA is excited to partner with Chevrolet for another year in support of young journalists to amplify community voices across our country,” said NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. “Having these young journalists in our newsrooms working side by side with our editors and writers is inspiring and we are committed to including young storytellers’ voices in our reporting.”
The DTU Fellowship takes place June 6-Aug. 1, 2019. DTU fellows will work with the Atlanta Voice, Chicago Crusader, Houston Forward Times and The Washington Informer. The fellows’ journey begins in Atlanta, where they’ll participate in two days of journalism training with Chevrolet and NNPA leadership before they hit the road to begin their reporting assignments. Their stories will be featured on the NNPA website (www.nnpa.org/chevydtu) throughout the summer.
Disc jockey and music producer DJ Envy, a co-host of the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” will be the program’s national spokesperson. Musician and author Fonzworth Bentley will serve as the fellows’ Road Trip Advisor. Both are HBCU alums — DJ Envy graduated from Virginia’s Hampton University and Bentley is a Morehouse College graduate.
Learn more about the Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship at www.nnpa.org/chevydtu.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Durable Duramax Makes Contractor Body Versatile Choice


Ramiro Perez gives us an in-depth tour of one of the many Contractor bodies that we carry in stock ready to go to work today. The Contractor body is an excellent choice because of how many different contractors love using it and because it is such a versatile truck to use in the field. This particular unit is a 12' Knapheide Contractor body mounted on a 3500HD with the Duramax diesel. We carry many different brands of Contractor bodies in stock.

See all our Contractor bodies in stock here.

See our entire work-ready inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

Breaking down The Next Generation Corvette Teaser | Chevrolet


The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length. Check out this special extended version and get a detailed breakdown on what’s inside. Watch the full-length video: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-ve...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

GM Truck Factory – 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, 2020 GMC Sierra


Full-Size Truck Production 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 General Motors Fort Wayne Plant Roanoke, Indiana May 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WTW: Crew Cab 2500HD Service Body Gets Team To The Job With All The Tools


JD Diaz of Paradise Fleet and Commercial gives us an overview with some important detail on this 2500HD Chevrolet Crew Cab chassis with a Harbor 8' Service Body with HD Forklift-Loadable Rack, Class IV Receiver, and Master Lock System.

Paradise Fleet carries a wide range of service bodies in stock ready to go to work today. We have a large selection of regular cab, double cab, and crew cab models available immediately.

See a selection of crew cab service bodies here.

See all of our service bodies here.

See more of our work ready inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Monday, June 3, 2019

Chevrolet Debuts All-New 2021 Trailblazer, Grows Brand's SUV Family



Trailblazer enters one of the fastest-growing SUV segments


2019-05-29

DETROIT — The Trailblazer joins the Chevrolet portfolio in early 2020, and with this new entry Chevrolet offers customers one of the broadest lineups of crossovers and SUVs. Positioned between the Trax and Equinox, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the fast-growing small SUV segment.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The Chevrolet Trailblazer will include an RS trim with standard two-tone roof that allows drivers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle.

The Trailblazer’s unique individuality is paired with standard active safety features* including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.

“These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars, and ultrasonic sensors,” said Majoros.

Product specifications and pricing will be shared later. The new Trailblazer is expected to start arriving at dealers in early 2020.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Chevy Youth Baseball | Chevrolet


See how Chevrolet dealerships are empowering the next generation of Major League Baseball® hopefuls by sponsoring the Chevy Youth Baseball community outreach program. Learn more about Chevy Youth Sports here: http://www.chevrolet.com/youth-sports Find more Chevy Youth Sports videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... To find your local dealer and offers visit: http://www.chevrolet.com/dealer-locator About Chevy Youth Sports: Youth sports aren’t just about having fun and staying active. They also raise self-esteem, teach teamwork and provide important life lessons. That’s why we’re dedicated to youth sports. From donating equipment and providing uniforms to sponsoring clinics and refurbishing fields, we’re here to help empower the next generation of Major League hopefuls — both on, and off, the field.