Road trips are a great way to bond as a family while seeing new things and having great adventures. If you have ever wanted to visit every state, Chevrolet and data scientist Randy Olson have put together an epic road trip that will take you through the 48 contiguous United States.
This trip makes one stop in each state and spans 13,389 miles. If you followed the map from end to end, you would spend 214.56 hours on the road (about nine days), which doesn’t even include time for overnight stops or any visiting time.
“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”
You can begin the journey at any point on the map. The stop in California is right in our backyard at Disneyland. If we were going to take part of this journey, we would head east to see The Grand Canyon, visit the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Or you could head north and stop at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, catch the spectacular Crater Lake National Park, and visit the iconic Pike Place Market in Seattle.
Whichever way you choose to go, come in to DeLillo Chevrolet. We’ll help make sure your car is ready for a long drive, or help you find a vehicle more up to the task.
Chevrolet has been the most awarded car brand for three years in a row, a fact that we are proud to tout at DeLillo Chevrolet. But what do those Chevrolet awards include? Here is a quick breakdown:
- Bolt EV: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2017 North American Car of the Year, 2017 Green Car of the Year®, 2017 Car and Driver 10Best, and 2017 KBB Best Resale Value (Electric).
- Volt: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Autobytel 2016 Car of the Year, and 2016 Green Car of the Year®.
- Spark: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Subcompact Car) and KBB’s 10 Most Affordable Cars.
- Sonic:D. Power’s Most Dependable Car, KBB’s 2017 Coolest Car Under $18,000, and 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
- Malibu: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, U.S. News Best Midsize Car for Families, and U.S. News Best Hybrid Car for Families.
- Impala: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Car), U.S. News Best Large Car for the Money, and KBB’s 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K.
- Camaro:D. Power’s Most Dependable Midsize Sport Car (5 years in a row), 2017 Car and Driver 10 Best, and KBB’s 2018 Best Resale Value.
- Corvette: 2017 Car and Driver 10Best.
- Trax: KBB’s 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20K and KBB’s Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs.
- Equinox: 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
- Traverse:S. News 2016 Best Large Car for the Money.
- Tahoe:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large SUV, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size SUV/Crossover), KBB’s 12 Best Family Cars, KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size/Crossover), and U.S. News Best Large SUV for Families.
- Suburban: KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size SUV/Crossover).
- Colorado:S. News Best Compact Truck for the Money, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Midsize Pickup), Edmunds’ Most Wanted Midsize Truck, and 2017 Autobytel Buyer’s Choice Award for Best Small Truck.
- Silverado:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (3 years in a row), KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Pickup), and KBB’s 2017 Best Resale Value (Full-Size Pickup).
Last month, Chevrolet announced that it would be auctioning off the very first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing so, Chevy and parent company General Motors will be working with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to support the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.
It’s only fitting then that former president George W. Bush will also sign the new Corvette Carbon 65.
The auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. PST on January 20, 2018.
What is the Military Service Initiative? In short, it serves to raise money for post-9/11 veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life, including helping the veterans find purpose-filled careers and heal from the psychological wounds they might have gained during wartime.
The effort makes sense for General Motors, which currently employs more than 6,000 veterans. On top of that, more than 50,000 GM retirees have served in American armed forces.
The Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe will be limited to just 650 units and will add a number of exterior elements and interior appointments that serve to make the Corvette look more like the Corvette Racing C7.R. To learn more about the special edition, contact DeLillo Chevrolet.
With Huntington Beach just 10 minutes away from DeLillo Chevrolet, we love stopping off for a lunch break or an afternoon in the sun. When you’re planning your family’s days at the beach this summer, use these simple tips to have the perfect beach day every time.
Protect your gear
Even if your phone is in a waterproof case, store it in a ziplock back when you’re at the beach. This ensures that it’s protected from both water and sand, and the touch screen is still accessible through the baggie.
Meanwhile, it’s easier to protect all of your belongings from the sand when you use an upside down fitted sheet as your beach towel. Just put one item, such as a cooler, at each corner and pull up the edges of the sheet around the items to build a little sheet wall around the perimeter.
Hide your valuables
Hide your money, jewelry, and keys out of plain sight by cleaning out an old sunscreen bottle. This makeshift, low-budget safe will blend in with its surroundings, keeping your valuables out of the limelight.
Some people like having sand in their vehicle as a happy reminder of fun in the sun. If you’re not one of these people, keep a soft bristled brush in your vehicle to help clean sand off of passengers before entering. Baby powder is also a handy tool in cleaning wet sand off of sun-kissed feet.
When you think of Orange County, perhaps you picture surfers riding the waves at sunrise. That’s a fair expectation, given that Huntington Beach has well-earned its nickname of “Surf City.” With that in mind, where else would the best location be for the International Surfing Museum than here in Huntington Beach?
Orange County natives, visitors, and surfers will all be stoked to check out Surf City’s contribution to California’s generous list of surfing museums. You’ll be greeted with remarkable enthusiasm for the sport, even by those who don’t partake themselves—like the museum’s founder, Natalie Kotsch. Kotsch came to California from Canada, where there was no surfing, but was entranced with the sport after her move. Thanks to her, much of the area’s recent surf history has been preserved.
During your visit, exhibitions featuring surf boards, posters, and memorabilia will demonstrate the progression of area surfers throughout the years. Rotating exhibits allow new details of the sport a chance in the spotlight and encourage return visitors. If surfing is one of your passions, a second visit further down the road is definitely worth another $2, the price of the museum’s admission. From special events to “Surfin’ Sundays” featuring live surf music, the International Surfing Museum is constantly finding a new way to celebrate the sport.