So, St. Paddy’s Day is green because of the shamrock, but you might be wondering what’s so special about a clover. According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish.
Corned beef and cabbage originated in the US
The original dish beloved by the Irish was pork and potatoes, but because Irish immigrants often lived near Jewish neighbors in the United States, they developed a taste for corned beef from Jewish deli carts – and cabbage was simply a cheap side.
Irish dancing is intense
There are several different types of Irish dance, and mastering different types allows you to earn different kinds of shoes. St. Patrick’s Day has a traditional set dance that is performed with no variations in steps.
Try impressing your friends with your newfound knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day traditions. You can thank us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.
Word on the street is that the Chevy Cruze is a big deal. But we know that the proof is in the pudding. If you’ve got the Chevy Cruze on your mind, take a look at the facts. Here are four reasons to buy a Chevy Cruze.
A good car offers balance, and the Chevy Cruze has a little bit of everything. It’s sporty and elegant, efficient and powerful. Plus, for the first time ever, the 2017 Chevy Cruze is available in a hatchback style which offers up to 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
Whether you’re taking it on a trip across the country, or driving it within the city limits, the Chevy Cruze will sip the gas. At an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg city, you’ll fill up less in this sedan.
It Offers the Latest Tech
Every 2017 Chevy Cruze is generously equipped with the standard Chevy MyLink infotainment system and a seven-inch touch to control it. With smartphone compatibility and available Wi-Fi, the Cruze keeps you connected.
When you’re inside of the comfortable cabin, you might forget just how small the Cruze is. But its size makes this car maneuverable and easy to park. Paired with the powerful turbocharged engine in the Chevy Cruze, you’re in for a zippy ride.
Why wait until Halloween or New Year’s Eve to throw your next big party? Mardi Gras is a world-wide celebration that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. Take a cue from New Orleans, who has been celebrating this day since the 1700s, and throw a festive and traditional Mardi Gras party.
First you’ll want to set the mood. Decorate your party space as elaborately as possible with purple, green and gold streamers, feathers and balloons. Don’t forget the beads, a staple part of every Mardi Gras shindig.
Masquerade masks are also synonymous with Mardi Gras. Start the party off by having guests decorate their own party masks using paint, sequins, ribbons, and feathers. Play some traditional New Orleans jazz in the background – Dancing is encouraged!
You may have a guest who comes to your Mardi Gras party just for the food. Don’t be offended—at Mardi Gras (which translates to Fat Tuesday!) food is half of the celebration. Serve cajun favorites like beans and rice or finger-food sized po’boys. And don’t forget the King’s Cake! No Mardi Gras is complete without it, and your guests will love searching for the hidden trinket baked inside. Whoever finds it is promised good luck throughout the year, something everyone could use.
General Motors has often been the automaker leading the charge in introducing groundbreaking safety technology. For instance, GM innovated the recent Teen Driver system. It’s a brilliant bit of technology that helps parents keep track of their teen driver’s performance.
Now General Motors has done it again with the brand new Rear Seat Reminder Technology. Just as the name suggests, this technology reminds drivers to check the rear seat when the vehicle is turned off. The new gadget will be available on seventeen 2018 GM models.
The way the Rear Seat Reminder Technology works is that it keeps track of the rear door use. If either rear door has been opened or closed within ten minutes of the vehicle being turned on, then the system will sound a chime and display an alert in the driver information center when the vehicle has been turned off.
GM recently made the announcement that this technology would become widely available in 2018. That announcement came on the heels of news that a man who had abandoned his infant in the rear seat of his vehicle, which resulted in the death of the child, had been sentenced to life in prison. GM clearly aims to prevent these kinds of tragic incidents with the advent of the Rear Seat Reminder Technology.
As you probably know, making New Year’s resolutions is easy. You close your eyes and dream of a better you and it seems so real, so possible. Then comes the hard part. Here are a few tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.
Find Your People
Whether it’s just a friend or a group you found on meetup.com, the support of others can make all the difference in keeping your New Year’s resolutions. For instance, if you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, find a gym buddy! It’s someone to understand your pain and share in your triumphs.
Know Your Triggers
Everyone is different, even when they are pursuing the same goals. That’s why it’s important to know triggers that are unique to you. These are environmental factors that encourage you to backslide. Say you have made a resolution to quit smoking. If drinking alcohol is a trigger, perhaps you need to lay off the booze until you’ve overcome your nicotine cravings.
Accept Your Imperfection
The fact of the matter is that you will likely trip on your way to keeping your resolutions. It gets a lot easier once you accept this fact. The danger of maintaining impossible standards is that an occasional indulgence or misstep can become an excuse to give up altogether. Stay in touch with the bigger picture.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado offers drivers the capability they need to complete any task, no matter how tough. This incredible pickup has earned several major awards for its versatility and now a new package looks to add more to the shelf. The Chevrolet Silverado High Desert brings drivers even more flexibility in their daily lives.
The High Desert package is available on the Silverado 1500 LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. The package adds an all-new water-resistant, lockable cargo system, as well as an available Magnetic Ride Control suspension system.
The new storage system is located over the bed and includes dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. Drivers can separate their cargo with an interior divider or lower it to access the full length of the bed.
The LT trim adds 20-inch wheels with all-season tires when equipped with the High Desert package. The LTZ and High Country trims offer 22-inch wheels and all-terrain tires.
The High Desert package marks the first time the Silverado pickup has been available with Magnetic Ride Control. The advanced suspension system is capable of reading the road up to 1,000 times per second and adjusting the suspension accordingly.
The holidays are a time for family bonding and creating memories. One of the best ways to have a holiday you’ll always cherish is to attend some holiday-themed family events. This is the perfect time of year to get active and spend time with your loved ones. Here are a few fun holiday family events in Charlotte suggested by us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!
ChristmasVille – The annual ChristmasVille event takes over Rock Hill from December 1st through December 4th. There are over 70 events and festivities for the whole family to enjoy.
Holidays at the Garden – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is holding its annual holiday display. The display is open to the public through January 1st and boasts more than 500,000 lights and plenty of displays.
Holiday on Ice – Located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Brevard Street, the Holiday on Ice event brings an outdoor ice skating rink for all to enjoy.
Gingerbread Lane – Local professionals and amateurs take part in the annual gingerbread house competition. See the creations in person at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge!
Singing Christmas Tree – Voices from the Carolina Voices, Grey Seal Puppets, and Carolina Kids’ Voices Choir come together to create a memorable kid-friendly event families will enjoy.
Christmas at the Library – Families can stop by to take a carriage ride and see a live nativity scene at the Billy Graham Library.
Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra – An animatronic performance sings holiday favorites like “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” that kids won’t soon forget!
Speedway Christmas – Get behind the wheel and head through a three-and-a-half mile light display at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Train to Christmas Town – Climb aboard the holiday train with plenty of child-friendly activities, like photos with Santa Claus.
Christmas Town USA – See a one-of-a-kind display that features more than 375 Christmas trees and more in McAdenville.
Charlotte Christmas Village – Get the full Christmas experience with a visit to a German style pop-up Christmas village.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” – This theatrical production puts on a holiday classic that will leave families with the perfect mood for the holiday season.
The new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was recently spotted—and it’s better than ever. This sleek and sporty model looks like something straight off the track, with a massive rear wing, sloping contours, large intake, a quad exhaust, and more. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this stunning model.
According to Car and Driver, the new 2018 Corvette ZR1 design includes little details you won’t find elsewhere, including blue-painted opposed-piston brake calipers, a massive front-fascia intercooler air intake system, and an adjustable rear airfoil. An aluminum sub frame is bound to be light, especially thanks to space-age materials. A composite body also helps to cut some weight, and a two-seat interior is ideal for this new sports car.
“With the Viper’s demise imminent, the Corvette soon will be one of only two U.S.-built sports cars,” said editor Don Sherman in an earlier piece about the Corvette. “The new ZR1 will toast seven generations of classic American V-8 performance and value.”
Under the hood will likely be a tuned V8 engine with up to 750 horsepower—enough to thrill any driver. Although there is little news on official specs and other features, the new Corvette ZR1 is bound to set new standards in the industry. We can’t wait to see it in action.
Let us know what you think about the new Corvette, and stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC, and let us know!
Fall is the perfect time to go for a ride in North Carolina. That’s why we’ve posted a list of fall driving locations in the area, specifically country roads you won’t want to leave. The open road, crisp air, and autumn foliage are the perfect way to relax on a fall day.
According to OnlyInYourState, every North Carolinian loves to visit Blue Ridge Parkway more than any other location when it comes to driving. This 469-mile strip of road has it all: mountain views, waterfalls, lakes, and steep drops. Thanks to large overhangs, you will have the perfect vantage to see acres and acres of bright leaves as they change from bright green to dark earth tones.
Another great drive is the Whitewater Way, which gets its name from the falls. As the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, this location is a must-see place for any driver. The Whitewater Way can be found on Highway 281 between Sapphire and the South Carolina border. You can also stop by the Gorges State Park or the Nantahala National Forest as well.
Hanging Rock and Pisgah Loop Scenic Byways are also great for driving. Hanging Rock is a winding road that goes straight through the Sauratown mountain chain, while the Pisgah Loop takes you along an ancient forest. Running parallel to the Blue Ridge Parkway at times, it’s the perfect place to stop by for some peaceful hiking.
Other great locations include Waterfall Byway, Meteor Lake, Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway, Tail of the Dragon, Upper Yadkin Way, and the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. You’ll learn to love driving again once you stop by these beautiful fall driving locations. Tell all of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC what you thought about your road trips around Colorado.
Chevy has made a promise – a 238-Mile promise. So, what does this mean? Well, with the all-new Chevy Bolt, it means you’ll be going far.
Chevy has promised that the 2017 Chevrolet Volt EV will have a 238-mile range on a full charge. This is groundbreaking for not just the Chevy Bolt, but for electric cars everywhere.
Fully electric cars have gained popularity over the last years, partly because of its money-saving efficiency and partly because of its low environmental impact. That’s why Chevy has devoted so much to making the Chevy Bolt the ideal electric car.
GM hopes to not only boost the popularity of this car, but raise the standard of electric cars themselves. The Chevy Bolt will be unique because unlike most other EV’s on the market, it will have a range of over 200 miles when fully charged, and it’ll come in at a reasonable MSRP of $37,000. And that’s before the $7,500 federal tax rebate.
“If you look at the reason why people didn’t buy electrified or pure electric vehicles, it was really around either the cost or price range, or in some cases utility. We think with the Bolt we have all of those covered and more,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of global product development.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt is sure to impress. Are you excited for it? Let all of us know at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Charlotte, NC today!