Carolyn Rauen Just Won Valentine’s Day


Carolyn Kotz Rauen just won Valentine’s Day with the BEST gift ever!

She surprised her husband of nearly 14 years with a pepperdust 2017 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab!

They had been talking about looking for a new truck for Donald “Frosty” Rauen Jr. this fall to replace his 2011 resized952017021405385695img951562Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.

“He’s been wanting a new truck for a long time,” she said. “He’s a hardworking guy, he deserves it. He’s a great husband and father. He’s a very giving person and he is always helping everyone else. He’s not the type of person to buy himself a lot of nice things.”

She was considering surprising him for his birthday later this year but decided to instead plan the surprise for Valentine’s Day.resized952017021405323095img951561

“I was nervous I wouldn’t get him what he wanted, so his brothers helped,” she said.

Their two sons, ages 6 and 9, were at the dealership and had a tough time keeping the secret.

“I can’t believe they haven’t said anything,” she said earlier this week.

When Donald arrived home on Tuesday from work, the truck was parked in the driveway with a big red bow on it.

“He had no clue at all,” she said. “He’s still shocked!”





Runde Auto Group is a BestFest Double Winner! Tickets on Sale Now


THANK YOU to all of our customers for voting us Best Car/Truck Dealership and Best Place for Auto Repair again in this year’s BestFest!

BestFest, an annual benefit for Hospice of Dubuque, recognizes the area’s best products, services, food, and entertainment.

This year’s event will be 5-7:30 p.m. on  Thursday, March 23, at the Grand River Center. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, Feb. 13, at Hospice of Dubuque’s office at 1670 John F. Kennedy Road (open 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or at Dupaco’s 3299 Hillcrest Road branch location.

You must walk in to purchase tickets, no over-the-phone sales will be honored. Tickets are $30 each.

BestFest is a fun time for a good cause. All event proceeds benefit Hospice of Dubuque, which provides compassionate care for the terminally ill and their loved ones.

Members of our staff will be handing out T-shirts and other goodies at the event, so be sure to stop by our table!

See the other winners here:

See you at BestFest!



Chevrolet Introduces Redline Series


Looking for something a little different on your next Chevrolet?

Check out the Redline special edition series! Nine vehicles in the Chevy car, truck, and crossover segments are available with this option, which features the “blacked out” bowtie and grille, black nameplates with a red outline, and distinct red hashmarks.

It was debuted as a concept at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2015.

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showroom,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Based on the strong interest Redline attracted at the show, we believe they will be very popular with customers looking for standout cars, trucks, and crossovers.”

The Silverado and Colorado Redlines feature red tow hooks, and the Camaro Redline features black hash marks above the wheels.

Silverado Redline editions will be available on Silverado LT Z71 Dbl Cabs and LTZ Z71 Crew Cabs with 4WD, Cruze LT Sedan, Cruze LT Hatchback, Malibu LT, Camaro LT/SS (coupe and convertible), Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, and Colorado LT later this year.

The vehicles are available in black, silver, or white.

Get your Redline Chevy at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, or Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, later this year.

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