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The History of the Chevrolet Bowtie

In honor of this week’s National Bowtie Day (celebrated each year on August 28th), Bradshaw Automotive is looking into the history of Chevrolet’s iconic emblem.

Officially debuting in 1913 on two Chevrolet models, the 1914 H-2 Royal Mail and the 1914 H-4 Baby grand, much mystery surrounds the actual origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie. While the most widely accepted story claims that Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant was inspired to adopt the bowtie design after seeing the pattern on his hotel room wallpaper in Paris, France, several other items have been cited as the emblems inspiration, including a newspaper advertisement , the Swiss flag and a dinner-table doodle made by Durant himself.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC CadillacOver the past 100 years, the Chevrolet Bowtie has adapted to the times, going through a wide range of styles and changes that eventually led to the gold version we all know and love today.

To learn more about the classic symbol in all its variations, check out Chevrolet’s interactive bowtie history!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac wishes you a happy National Bowtie Day, and hopes you celebrate the holiday in a Chevrolet vehicle! Don’t have a Chevrolet to celebrate in? Contact Bradshaw’s sales department at (864) 416-739! We offer a great selection of new and used Chevrolet vehicles for buyers in Upstate South Carolina. Don’t forget to follow Bradshaw Automotive on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for more Chevrolet history and dealership news!

Corvette Stingray Features New Themed Display Cluster

Most new cars have a screen display that can be used to do just about anything you’d want to do in a car other than drive. They’ll show media information for the radio or your MP3 device, offer access to Bluetooth and GPS, give you control over specific car configurations ranging from the air conditioning to the suspension, and more. Over time, display screens have become somewhat of a mixed blessing, as the increased complexity and sheer scope of what they can do has plagued some in-car technology systems with usability issues.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThe advanced cluster display in the new 2014 Corvette Stingray aims to find a solution by offering “themes,” 10 different configurable display features designed to fulfill different drivers’ expectations from the display—and, at the same time, enhance the driving experience.

The main three themes are Tour, Sport, and Track. Tour mode provides essential vehicle information and multimedia displays for commuting drivers; Sports mode features a radial tachometer designed to recall the classic sports-car experience; and Track mode puts an emphasis on information vital for a successful track outing.

Other themes include a lap timer, an acceleration timer, and a G-force indicator. Check them out at the Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac dealership in Greer, SC, to see what it’s like to drive one of the most iconic sports car in America.

The 2014 Corvette – “Best Sports Car You Can Buy”

Nowadays, many car reviews find niche categories by which to classify new cars. Maybe you’re a student returning to school in a few weeks? Check out this list of the best “Back to School Cars.” If you’ve got kids, there are endless lists for the best family cars on the market. Bank robbers even got a recent shout-out from Cars.com in its “Top 10 Bank Heist Cars” list!

The most recent Edmunds car list, however, is short, sweet and to the point: “The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy.” The review sums up the absolute best car in each market segment, without any extra frills.

The simplicity of this review makes it even more important that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette was named the “Best Sports Car” for this year by the respected review site. Citing the car’s top performance, incredible design and incredible feel, Edmunds was quick to name the Corvette as the top spot in its segment.

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“The all-new C7 Corvette has been transformed into a 100-percent genuine, world-class sports car that looks great, goes like hell and is built to a standard that now warrants its price,” said James Riswick, the author of the Edmunds article. “Even if the new ‘Vette didn’t put down incredible numbers, it would still be a hugely desirable weekend car for anyone with a heartbeat.”

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce that the Corvette continues to break ground year after year! To learn more about brand new Chevrolet cars, including the all-new Impala and Silverado, contact us today!

New Corvette Stingray Offers Top Efficiency

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will offer drivers an EPA-estimated 17 city and 29 highway miles per gallon and 455 horsepower when equipped with an available 7-speed manual transmission. This rating makes the Stingray the most efficient sports car on the market for 2014.

Bradshaw Automotive of Greer, SCWith its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine and a host of fuel-saving features like “Eco” mode, the all new Corvette Stingray boasts an 11 percent increase in highway fuel economy and a 6 percent increase in horsepower over the 2013 Corvette. The new Stingray is unique in providing both great fuel economy and top horsepower: cars with high power tend to guzzle gas, and those with great gas mileage usually don’t deliver great power. The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.

The car’s innovative technology is likely to inspire more cars in the sports car segment to improve their fuel economies.

“The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, a Corvette spokesperson. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.”

The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buck GMC Cadillac, located in Upstate SC, looks forward to the release of the all new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray later this fall. To learn more about currently available 2014 Chevrolet cars like the all-new Impala, Silverado and Traverse, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397! You can also visit our dealership online to view our great selection of used cars in a variety of makes and models. For more OEM news and dealership updates, be sure to follow us on Google+!

2014 XTS and CTS Vsport Arriving this Fall

If you liked the 2013 Cadillac XTS and CTS but wanted a little extra oomph under the hood, you’ll love the 2014 models. Cadillac is planning to introduce the Vsport model this year and the 2014 XTS will be the first model to offer it, followed closely by the CTS.

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The XTS Vsport model will include a host of new power and performance enhancements to accompany the notorious 3.6 liter V-6 engine with twin turbo power. Check out the list below for full details:

  • New cylinder block casting
  • Performance enhanced connecting rods and pistons
  • Overhauled direct injection fuel injection system
  • New cooling, ducting and covering system to keep the engine quiet and cooled

With all of these enhancements, the 2014 XTS Vsport has been verified to get 410 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque!

The CTS will show up shortly after the XTS with a similar Vsport model. Both models will see a considerable price increase. For more details stop into Bradshaw Buick Chevrolet GMC Cadillac or contact us at (864) 416-7397! We currently offer a great selection of new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, including the all-new 2014 Cadillac ATS and CTS Coupe. For more information, as well as GM car updates and news, be sure to follow our dealership on Facebook and Twitter!

John Legend Stars in Chevy Commercial

Grammy-winning R&B musician John Legend is featured in a new commercial for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, along with Legend’s new song “Made to Love.”

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The commercial, which aired last week during Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, shows Legend struggling for songwriting inspiration, only to find it behind the wheel of a 2014 Impala. The commercial draws in part from Legend’s own automobile history: his first car was a Chevy, and he is an active supporter of the United States automobile industry.

“I see a lot of parallels between the renaissance of a classic brand like the Impala and what I try to do as an artist,” Legend said. “I strive to make my music innovative while grounded in a classic style. The Impala is a true classic, yet its understated elegance appeals to me today.”

A longtime Chevrolet dealer, Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is happy to see the manufacturer’s ongoing success and support from the entertainment community. To view the 2014 Chevrolet cars currently available in Upstate South Carolina, including the all-new Impala and Silverado, visit our dealership online! We also maintain a wide inventory of certified pre-owned GM cars and used cars in other makes and models. For more information, follow Bradshaw Automotive on Facebook and Google+!

Chevrolet Cars Named Best in Initial Quality

This week, five Chevrolet cars were named segment winners for the annual J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, making Chevrolet the automaker with the most cars at the top of their sections in the study.

The J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study examines the average number of problems per car that users experience in the first 90 days following the purchase of a vehicle. According to J.D. Power, a majority of the problems experienced in this time frame relate to a vehicle’s design and technology; for example, users could find a navigation system or safety technology confusing or difficult to use. The study is designed to award the cars with the most user-friendly technologies for each vehicle class and to provide feedback to the automobile industry.

All-New Chevrolet Avalanche

This year, five 2013 Chevrolet vehicles were named for having the least reported problems in their segments: the Avalanche (Large Light-Duty Pickup), Camaro (Midsize Sporty Car), Impala (Large Car), Silverado HD (Large Heavy Duty Pickup) and Tahoe (Large CUV). The Cadillac Escalade was also names the top Premium CUV, beating out the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the new Buick Encore and GMC Sierra 1500 each topped its respective category.

The volume of GM cars include in the Initial Quality Report demonstrates the automaker’s devotion to reliable, user-friendly cars. For more information about the report, visit J.D. Power and Associates online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce yet another achievement for GM vehicles. For more information about new Chevrolet cars in Upstate SC, including the 2013 Camaro and the all new 2014 Impala and Malibu, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397 or visit our dealership online. We also boast an expert finance department to help you find the vehicle you’re looking for at the right price!

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Malibu

Chevrolet recently revealed the design and specs for the all-new 2014 Malibu midsize sedan. Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac eagerly anticipates the release of the 2014 Malibu this fall!

All-New Chevrolet malibuThe 2014 Malibu builds upon the foundation set by the impressive 2013 sedan, adding subtle changes like roomier rear passenger seats and an updated front that draws influence from the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The Malibu also comes standard with a new 2.5 liter engine for 2014, adding a fuel-saving start/stop feature and improving the car’s torque. Other updates for the new Malibu include a redesigned center console and optional safety technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

For more information on the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, read the original Chevrolet news release.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac looks forward to the release of the 2014 Malibu, along with other great GM models, later this year. To find new Chevrolet cars currently available in Upstate South Carolina, including the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala, visit our dealership online! We also offer an expert service department to assist you with everything from routine service to detailed repairs. For more Chevrolet news and information on dealership events, be sure to follow Bradshaw on Twitter and Facebook!

2014 Impala Now Available at Bradshaw!

The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala is now available at Bradshaw Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer SC!

All-New Chevrolet Impala

The Impala, an iconic American car for over 50 years, has been completely redesigned for 2014 with a modern style and the latest safety and technology features. The large sedan gets a sleek new exterior with smooth contours and an aerodynamic design. The new Impala also comes with a choice between three different engines: a powerful V6, a lighter 4-cylinder and a 4-cylinder engine with E-Assist that allows for an estimated 35 highway MPG.

The Impala’s spacious interior has also been updated with convenient new technologies like Chevrolet MyLink and an 8-inch color infotainment screen. Safety-wise, the new Impala features 10 standard air bags and a host of innovative technologies like Forward Collision Alert and a Rear View Camera.

To learn more about specs and available features for the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala, visit http://bit.ly/O6e82I.

For more information on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, contact Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac or visit us online at www.BradshawGreer.com. In addition to the new Impala, we also offer a great selection of new 2013 GM cars, plus a wide inventory of used cars in various makes and models. To stay up-to-date on new vehicle reveals and other Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac news, follow Bradshaw on Facebook and Google+!

Marcus Lattimore Visits Bradshaw Automotive

Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore stopped by Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac for a Meet and Greet with fans on Saturday, April 6th.

Marcus Lattimore at Bradshaw Automotive

Fans came out in droves to meet Marcus, a Duncan, SC native, in his final public appearance before the 2013 NFL Draft. Lattimore spent two hours signing photographs for local fans at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC and filmed a commercial for the dealership with several Bradshaw employees and his mother, Yolanda.

Marcus Lattimore with His Mother Yolanda

One lucky Bradshaw Automotive Facebook fan, Mark Guion, walked away from the event with a football autographed by Lattimore for his son. Guion was the winner of Bradshaw Automotive’s Marcus Lattimore Photo Share Contest, in which the dealership’s Facebook fans shared a photo of Lattimore to their pages to be entered to win.

Winners of the Marcus Lattimore Photo Share Contest

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is thrilled to have had the opportunity to host a local talent like Lattimore at its dealership and wishes Marcus the best as he enters the NFL. Be sure to stay tuned to Bradshaw on Facebook and Twitter for information on other upcoming events and promotions. Also, stop by our website at www.BradshawGreer.com to view our great selection of new and used GM cars!