Take a Drive in your Chevy: 4 Best Places to Ring in the New Year in Ohio


Four ways to celebrate the start of 2017 in Ohio

With another New Year’s Eve on the horizon, it becomes time once again to start setting plans for Dec. 31. If you live in or plan on visiting Ohio when 2016 crosses into 2017, you will be excited to learn that there is no shortage of things to do around the Buckeye State. The following are just a few examples of plans to make in Ohio this New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve 2017 Bash at Michaud’s Catering and Event Center

Michaud’s Catering and Event Center in Cleveland is celebrating the start of 2017 this year with its annual New Year’s Eve Bash. Tickets for the event are $55 per person and includes admission from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. In that time, attendees will be able to enjoy seven rooms of entertainment, which includes four live bands, a DJ and two comedy clubs. The event is BYOB, but the center provides mixers, soda, juice, cups, ice and all other accoutrements for your beverage-enjoyment needs. Food will be provided in the form of appetizers from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and a full buffet from 6:30-9 p.m. For more information on this year’s event, visit http://michaudscatering.com/new-years-2017.

New Year’s Eve Blast at Fountain Square

Fountain Square is where Cincinnati gets together to celebrate, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. The annual New Year’s Eve Blast takes place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and includes everything from music and dancing, to ice skating and delicious meals from local food trucks. Lucky attendees will have the opportunity to play games for prizes on the Fountain Square stage every 30 minutes, but celebrating with friends and loved ones at midnight is guaranteed. To learn more about this year’s event, visit http://myfountainsquare.com/event/new-years-eve-blast-2.

New Year’s Eve: American Vistas

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents its annual New Year’s Eve celebration with a live performance that will include dancers from the Dayton Ballet, singers from the Dayton Opera and the musical accompaniment of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. with a colorful balloon drop, the event has become a city staple that brings jubilant throngs to the Schuster Center in droves. Admission prices range from $25 – $74, and seats are likely to fill up quickly; to get your tickets, visit http://daytonperformingarts.org/philharmonic-performance/new-years-eve-american-vistas.

Nelsonville New Year’s Eve Train and Fireworks

One of the more unique New Year’s Eve celebrations takes place aboard the Hocking Scenic Railway in Nelsonville. The annual New Year’s Eve Train and Fireworks display starts at 10:30 p.m. and runs for about two hours, carrying passengers from the Nelsonville depot to East Logan and back, all while fireworks ring in the New Year. Tickets are available for $20 – $35 per person depending on your choice of section. Only adults will be permitted in the Wine and Cheese section, so attendees with children are advised to purchase for the Pizza and Pop section; no other alcohol will be permitted onboard, but outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. To learn more, visit http://hockinghills.com/events/Dec-31-2016_New_Years_Eve_Train_and_Fireworks.html.

Ohio is not just the Heartland of America, but it is also one of the best places to celebrate both the passage of another year gone by and the start of a new beginning.

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.

 

Vehicle Profile: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado


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The Chevrolet Silverado, like many other models in the brand’s lineup, is an American icon, and it gets even better for 2017.

The full-size 2017 Chevrolet Silverado starts at an MSRP of $27,585 and is available in six trim levels: WT, LS, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country. There are three cab styles with Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Cab, three box lengths (5’8”, 6’6” and 8’) and all models can be equipped with four-wheel drive.

With all of the recent additions to the Silverado lineup, AutoTrader noted “the latest Silverado makes an excellent case for itself as one of today’s top pickup trucks.” That’s no surprise for the pickup that was named “Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row” by J.D. Power.

That didn’t stop Chevrolet from making the 2017 model even better. There are two new exterior colors (Pepperdust Metallic and Graphite Metallic) and a capless fuel fill, and the newest model is standard with the Teen Driver feature that promotes safe driving habits by letting parents view various driving information during their child’s time out with their vehicle. The Enhanced Driver Alert Package now features Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, and Crew Cab models now have the segment’s best max trailering rating of 12,500 pounds.

Safety is a Silverado highlight with six airbags, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, Rollover Mitigation technology, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control, all standard. A rear vision camera is available. The Enhanced Driver Alert Package (standard on High Country models) adds IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Front and Rear Park Assist, the Safety Alert Driver Seat, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert, and the new Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. You also get the peace of mind that comes with the OnStar® vehicle telematics system.

There are three engines available for the Silverado, including a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8. The V6 makes 285 hp and 305 lb/ft of torque, while stepping up to the 5.3-liter V8 gets you 355 hp and 383 lb/ft of torque, with more than 300 lb/ft of torque available from 2,000 to 5,600 rpm. The 6.2-liter V8 produces a potent 420 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque. All engines employ a trifecta of technologies including direct injection, Continuously Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management to make the most out of every drop of fuel. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also available.

The exterior of the Silverado is rugged yet refined with available unique features like the CornerStep rear bumper, EZ Lift and Lower Locking Tailgate, cargo box LED lighting, and power-articulating running boards. Wheels range from 17-inches to 20-inches so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Inside, Chevrolet MyLink® with an eight-inch color touch screen helps keep you connected and you can also add supple leather upholstery. Wireless phone charging, a Bose® sound system, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, dual zone automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel are also available. You can also add an abundance of packages and accessories to make the Silverado as unique as you are.

Add in two years/24,000-miles of complimentary maintenance (two visits), a three-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty and five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty with courtesy transportation and roadside assistance, and the Silverado is hard to beat.

Stop by today to let us know you’re interested in the Silverado and we’ll show you some of the impressive models that can help you get the job done.

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.

Vehicle Preview: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


A refined rocket

The reinvented, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is all-new, and the 2017 Camaro ZL1 was purpose-built to take on the most advanced sports cars on the road, whether on street or track.

Powering the newest ZL1 is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. The V8’s estimated 650 hp and 650 lb/ft of torque make the 2017 ZL1 the most powerful Camaro ever. The ZL1 can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic.

Offered in fixed-roof coupe and soft-top convertible body styles and built to dominate, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 gets from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and covers a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds (at 127 mph). The platform is lighter and stiffer than that of the previous generation, and the ZL1 is now equipped with an electronic limited-slip differential, Magnetic Ride Suspension, and Performance Traction Management. The new ZL1 brakes from 60 mph to zero in 107 feet, thanks in part to Brembo® six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes and the grip of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires wrapped around 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.

The ZL1 features a driver focused cockpit with standard RECARO performance seats, and a suede-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. There’s also an emphasis on technology. The available Chevrolet Performance Data Recorder gives you performance data and logs video of your driving. The same system also has a valet mode, so you don’t have to worry what’s happening to your ZL1 if you ever hand the keys over. You also get Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ to help manage your smartphone while driving, and you can stay connected with OnStar® 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi. If you drive the ZL1 convertible, you can lower the automatic soft-top while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.

“The Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe – at any price – around the world,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet marketing.

The new 2017 Camaro ZL1 will be available later this year. Check back for more product details and stop in for the latest on availability, so you can be one of the first to see and drive the new ZL1 when it arrives.

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


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More new features, coupe and convertible body styles, stunning performance

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray––all-new for 2014, the most award-winning car of 2014, and 2014 North American Car of the Year––gets even better for 2015 with a long list of performance and design enhancements highlighted by an all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, standard OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and an industry-first Performance Data Recorder.

The 2015 Corvette Stingray is ranked ahead of the Porsche 911, BMW 4 Series and Z4, Jaguar F-TYPE and others in the “Luxury Sports Car” category by U.S. News & World Report. In their review, Kelley Blue Book editors said, “With exterior and interior styling that’s as striking as it is uniquely American, and an incredibly powerful standard V8, the Corvette is nearly untouchable.” 

The rear-drive 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (MSRP $55,000) also offers two new design packages, Atlantic and Pacific, the former showing off a luxury sport GT theme and the latter a high-performance motorsport theme.

Open the standard carbon fiber hood and check out the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, which produces an exhilarating 455 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque. An available performance exhaust system ups power to 460 hp and 465 lb/ft of torque. The performance numbers of a Corvette Stingray equipped with the Z51 Performance Package are staggering: zero-to-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 119 mph, 1.03g cornering grip and a 60 mph-to-zero stopping distance of only 107 feet thanks to standard four-piston-caliper Brembo brakes. Z51 models also include a dry-sump oil system, to ensure adequate lubrication at speed.

Another amazing Corvette Stingray stat concerns its fuel efficiency, which is EPA-estimated at 29 mph highway when equipped with the available new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. Thanks to direct injection and Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation, the Corvette Stingray is by far the most efficient sports car on the market with more than 450 hp.

The available new eight-speed automatic was designed and built by GM. It offers shift times that stand with the best dual-clutch automatics, and it’s expected to increase fuel efficiency by up to five percent compared to the previous six-speed automatic. Both the seven-speed manual and the eight-speed automatic will offer Launch Control.

Lightweight, ultra-high-strength aluminum, carbon fiber, advanced manufacturing techniques and a perfect 50/50 weight balance help the 2015 Corvette Stingray excel in both acceleration and cornering. For 2015, 35mm-piston Bilstein shocks come standard on the Corvette Stingray, with 45mm-piston Bilstein shocks and Magnetic Ride Control featured on Z51 Performance Package models. The Z51 package also features an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) to shift power and traction based on vehicle speed, steering and throttle position.

Outside, the Corvette Stingray is provocative, bold and extremely aerodynamic. Advanced lighting is a central feature of the Corvette Stingray, which features LED headlamps and taillamps; the LED taillamps integrate functional aircraft-type outlets for available transmission and differential coolers.

Every Corvette Stingray coupe features a removable body-color carbon fiber roof panel or an available transparent roof panel. For those who prefer open-air motoring, the Corvette Stingray convertible features an electric top that can be lowered remotely in just 21 seconds at traveling speeds up to 30 mph.

Inside the Corvette is the hand-crafted, fighter-jet-inspired, two-seat cockpit of a world-class supercar, complete with a 14.1-inch diameter steering wheel for more direct steering feel, available Nappa leather upholstery and a choice of two seat options: GT for more all-around comfort and more heavily bolstered Competition Sport for track duty. Available trim options include carbon fiber, micro-suede and aluminum to help customize and enrich the driving experience.

The Corvette Stingray is completely driver focused, featuring technologies like the Driver Mode Selector with five settings––“Eco,” “Tour,” “Sport,” “Track” and “Weather”––for optimal driving performance all the time. The award-winning, industry-first Performance Data Recorder (PDR) lets drivers record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their on- and off-track driving experiences. Developed in part with Cosworth, the PDR system seamlessly integrates a camera, microphone, telemetry recorder, and a dedicated SD-card slot in the glove box for transferring data. An 8G card can store more than three hours of driving footage, while a 32GB card can store more than 13 hours. The PDR can record and overlay data that includes speed, rpm, g-force, lap times, zero-to-60 sprint times, quarter-mile times and zero-100-zero mph runs.

Drivers can view all the data on a high-resolution eight-inch touch-screen on the center stack, and thanks to new Chevrolet MyLink with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, PDR data can be shared with friends right from the cockpit.

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a motoring legend and an engineering marvel, and the only way to truly appreciate its magic is by sitting behind the wheel. There’s quite a bit more to discover about the 2015 Corvette, so schedule your test drive today.

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Five Places to Catch a Ballgame in Ohio


Discover minor league baseball in the Buckeye State

Nothing beats the aroma of hot popcorn or the taste of an icy cold drink on a sunny afternoon. A visit to one of Ohio’s minor league baseball parks is a budget-friendly outing the whole family can enjoy. No matter which area of the Buckeye State you visit, there is a minor league baseball park near you.

Akron Aeros

Spend the afternoon with the Aeros’ beloved mascot, Orbit, the red space cat. Orbit keeps kids busy by zooming around the park and participating in dizzy bat races. While there, try out some of the better-than-just-concession-food cuisine. A favorite among fans is the “Garbage Disposal,” which starts with tortilla chips and is topped with kielbasa, hot dogs and hamburger. More heartburn is sure to follow when chili, salsa, nacho cheese and jalapeno peppers are added. Learn more at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t402.

Columbus Clippers

At the Columbus Clippers’ games, kids can get in on the action, when one lucky kids’ club child is selected each week to be the “MVP Kid of the Game.” Although the ballpark offers typical concession food fare, nothing beats the Dime-a-Dog nights, where the Clippers sell hot dogs for only 10 cents all night long. The Columbus Clippers are located in the heart of downtown Columbus in Huntington Park. Visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t445 for more information.

Lake County Captains

Although there are many planned family activities at Cleveland’s Lake County Captains games, the fireworks are a fan favorite. In 2013, fireworks will follow Friday, Saturday and Sunday night games on numerous occasions (check the Captains schedule for exact dates). The Lake County Captains are located in downtown Cleveland. Visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t437 to learn more.

Toledo Mud Hens

A visit to Toledo is not complete unless you spend an afternoon with mascots Muddy and Muddona, the dancing hens who claim the field with the Toledo Mud Hens. The Philly Cheese Steak and the Black Angus Burger are the most-requested culinary fare in the park, and no game is complete without trying at least one. The Mud Hens call Fifth Third Field home, which is located in the heart of downtown Toledo,. More information is available at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t512.

Midwest Ohio: Dayton Dragons
The Dayton skyline is the backdrop for the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field. Kids are sure to get a glimpse of Heater, Gem and Wink at the ballpark, as the mascots try to visit every area of the park while games are in session. More than 20 permanent concession stands and specialty carts are located in the Fifth Third Cafe, with choices for children and sophisticated food lovers alike.  More information about the team can be found by visiting http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t459.

Jack Maxton Chevrolet Goes to Bat for Olentangy Braves Little League


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Worthington, 03/25/2013 – Jack Maxton Chevrolet is partnering with the Olentangy Braves Little Leaguein Worthington. Jack Maxton Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.

“Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families. Jack Maxton Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Jeff Mauk.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Jack Maxton Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Worthington to enjoy,” added Mauk.

2013 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s eighth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, affecting more than 3 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2012, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Jack Maxton Chevrolet presented the Olentangy Braves Little League with equipment kits with items including things like equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, Jack Maxton Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Olentangy Braves Little League. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 Free Sweepstakes Entry forms to distribute within the community. At the end of the entry period, five winners – one from each region – will win their choice between a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse. Each participating market will award a secondary prize.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball™.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Mauk.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com.

 Jack Maxton Chevrolet 1-877-331-1628  www.jackmaxton.com