Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Colorado and Corvette Named Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicles

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Has It All
Chevy has reinvented the midsize pickup. The 3.6L V6 engine provides best-in-class 305 horsepower while also delivering best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 26 MPG highway.
The Colorado offers the refined and quiet interior of a sedan with the utility of a truck, and an available high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection turns the truck into the ultimate hot spot.
Power and Efficiency When You Need It 
With the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine creating 200 hp and the 3.6-liter V-6 generating 305, both trucks have more than enough muscle. The Colorado is rated to tow 7,000 pounds with a V-6 and towing package and the 2.5-liter is rated for 3,500 pounds. The EPA estimates 20/27/22 mpg and 17/24/20 mpg for the four-cylinder and six-cylinder models, respectively.

Sedan Comfort, Truck Practicality  

Colorado is the first small truck to combine design features such as inlaid, triple-sealed doors, thick windshield and side glass, and liquid-applied sound deadener to help reduce wind noise inside the cab and keep the road noise out. So you’ll be able to crank up the music on the available Bose® sound system while Colorado turns down the world outside. 
Cockpit-style gauges and intuitive controls combine form and function for easy, intuitive operation. Both available leather-appointed and standard cloth seats are shaped for maximum support and provide ample rear leg room. 
A large center console provides easy, secure storage for your gadgets. With a dedicated nonskid space for charging devices, you’ll never hunt around for a misplaced smartphone or cord. Additional storage and up to four USB ports add convenience for the rest of the gang.

The 2015 Chevy Corvette is America's Sports Car

Aesthetic Impact. Every inch of the Corvette Stingray exterior is shaped to enhance high-performance driving. Data from the Corvette Racing program was used to help balance front and rear grip. 

Stronger, Lighter Carbon Fiber. Rigid, race-car-inspired carbon fiber and carbon-nano-composite underbody panels reduce weight to achieve optimal handling, balance and acceleration.
Driver-Oriented Cockpit. Illuminated by innovative digital features and intelligent driver controls, the Stingray cockpit is a stunning change from your typical interior scenery. An ingenious available color Head-Up Display complements the two customizable 8-inch color LED screens. The color center screen has an entertainment interface and interior design is a highly intuitive retractable, tablet inspired touch-screen.

Hand-Stretched Leather. 
Napa leather, available on the 3LT trim level, is a testament to the finely crafted Stingray interior. Free from imperfections, its natural grain dismisses the notion of synthetic textures.

Lighter, More Rigid, More Precise. One-third the weight of steel, the latest generation Corvette aluminum space frame is 100 pounds (45 kilograms) lighter and 57% more rigid than its steel predecessor.

Optimized Powertrain. The 6.2L LT1 V8 engine boasts 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque,
plus 0-to-60 times of 3.7 seconds. Compact engine design lowers the hoodline and vehicle center of gravity

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Donation

From a modest beginning in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) has developed into a nationwide non-profit offering financial support worth nearly $90,000,000 to over 33,000 young men and women as they pursue education in their chosen fields.

MCSF provides assistance to students in every state of the union, including 49 here in Colorado for the current school year, with an expectation of that number increasing next year to at least 54 students.

We are extremely honored to support this worthwhile foundation. Those who serve our country and their children deserve our unwavering support. That is why we have committed $5,000 each year for the next 4 years. The children of our brave service men and women deserve all of our support for the incredible sacrifices their families make everyday.

Many of the applicants are the first in their families to attend college, and it is important to them and their families that they not become an additional burden to their families when they continue their education. It is no exaggeration to say that these people who have faced danger and made sacrifices for our country deserve our support as they continue to contribute to the vitality of our country through the contributions of their children.

To qualify, a student must be the child of a Marine or Navy Corpsman who served with Marines and who served for over 90 days on active duty and received a Good Conduct discharge. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and there must be demonstrated financial need. To learn more, please visit https://www.mcsf.org/