1964 Chevy Impala SS
How much can one man like a car? Don Rogers, a self-taught mechanic and restoration aficionado, has two cars in his garage: a 1964 Chevy Impala and… another 1964 Chevy Impala.
One is a hardtop and the other a convertible. He’s owned more than just two in the past, as he explains in the latest Petrolicious video, but these two are the ones he’ll probably hold onto for the rest of his life.
We thought we liked Impalas here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, but Rogers takes his passion to another level. Both cars were sitting unused for years before he got his hands on them and he did all the work that went into them himself. Typically, these kinds of cars are driven out only to shows, but Rogers enjoys taking them out whenever, claiming that driving them is therapeutic and that if something goes wrong, he can always put them back together.
In fact, that’s what he prefers. “How can you spend 12 hours out there and work on those things all day,” his wife asks him. “They day just flew by… I don’t know what happened,” he responds. Rogers loves working on the cars even more than driving them or taking them to shows, which comes with a few advantages, like being able to add minor tweaks and improvements to make a classic car… well, perfect.
2015 Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet first debuted its Impala Blackout Concept at the 2014 Sema Show in Las Vegas. Lucky for us, not everything that happens in Vegas stays there, because the automaker has begun production of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition to be available to buyers this summer.
“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevy’s director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”
The “dramatic” and “sinister” Impala will feature a Jet Black interior, black grille surround, front and rear black Chevrolet bowtie, 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents, a black rear spoiler and door mirrors, and sport pedals.
According to The News Wheel, buyers will have the choice of the standard 2.5-liter iVLC motor with stop/start technology, or the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is the most powerful, naturally-aspirated engine in its segment. A limited number of 2015 model year Impalas will be available with the Midnight Edition package, but will only be available with the base engine.
According to GM, the Midnight Edition package will add $995 to $1,595 to the Impala’s price tag, depending on options.
Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevy, we can’t help but point out that the Midnight Edition packs a ton of attitude for an affordable price tag.
With technology nowadays, we don’t usually know absolutely every feature that our phones, computer, or even TVs have. It seems that we’re always finding out about some cool feature long after we’ve gotten the upgraded model. The same is often true of our cars. Today, cars have more technology than ever before, making it incredibly easy to stay connected. We understand that not everyone reads the owner’s manual from cover to cover, so we’ve dug into some cool features that you can find in your 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
2014 Chevy Impala Specifications
Here are just a few of the features you can find in your Impala that you’re going to wish you had known about long ago.
- You can connect multiple USB devices. We’re betting you’ve discovered all three USB ports by now. Have you figured out that once those devices are plugged in, the MyMedia system pulls the media and combines the libraries from all devices into one playlist? You can find two USB ports in the center console and one behind the retractable radio screen. Then all you have to do is push the MyMedia button until you get to the MyMedia input.
- Valet mode. Lock your car down using the Valet mode. You have to create a security code within the settings menu, which when used will activate a secure mode. This will let enable you to secure the multimedia and navigation system, steering-wheel controls, in-dash retractable storage compartment, and private information such as a home address or contacts. So next time you go out for a night on the town, you don’t have to worry about what the valet might find scouting around because they won’t be able to access a single thing.
- Link heated and ventilated seats to remote start. In the settings menu, you’ll find that you can link your heated and ventilated seats to your remote start. So the next time you start your car from the warmth of your house, you’ll find that your seat will be nice and warm too.
Other cool tips and tricks can be found at blogs.cars.com. Or you can always just read the manual. We’re also happy to help you here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.