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Celebrating 40 Years of the Buick Regal!

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most popular and strongest vehicles in the Buick family: the Buick Regal mid-size sedan!

Now in its 5th generation of production, the Regal originally debuted in 1973 as the Century Regal, a sporty mid-size luxury car with a swooping exterior and a fuel-efficient V-6 engine that drove like a V-8. The car revitalized the Buick line, leading the automaker to break its all-time sales record set in 1955.

Buick Regal Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Bradshaw celebrates 40 years of the Buick Regal mid size-luxury sedan.

Today, the 2014 Buick Regal has dropped the Century name but still maintains top performance (2-liter turbocharged engine generating 259 hp), great fuel efficiency and swooping design that made the luxury mid-size sedan so popular 40 years ago. Don’t be fooled, though; the Regal has updated considerably for the times, offering great safety and comfort features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and IntelliLink in-vehicle connectivity to help ensure the best ride possible.

For more information on the Buick Regal’s four-decade history, visit General Motors online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac celebrates the incredible 40-year history of the Regal, and welcomes interested drivers to visit our Greer, SC dealership to test drive an all new 2014 Buick Regal. In our 25 years as a Buick dealership, Bradshaw’s sales staff has become very familiar with the Regal and other great Buick cars – we can help you find the car that best suits your needs!

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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!