Chevrolet Celebrates 100th Anniversary of First Truck

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Model year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet truck!

A century and more than 85 million trucks later, Chevrolet has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks advertising and marketing director, in a press release.

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  • New 2018 Silverado and Colorado Centennial Special Editions
  • A national rollout of the Chevy Truck Legends program
  • Branded merchandise featuring an all-new Chevy bowtie

The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions will include the distinctive Centennial Blue paint color and exclusive heritage bowtie emblems and 100 years badges.

100 years logo“Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy trucks,” said Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of exterior design, in a press release.

They will be available at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, and Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, in November 2017.

If you have more than 100,000 miles on your Chevrolet truck’s odometer, you qualify for the Truck Legends loyalty program! Sign up here.

Learn more about Chevy’s Centennial Edition trucks here.

Shop Runde Auto Group’s Silverado inventory here.

Think Pink! Chevrolet’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign Starts Oct. 1

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For the seventh year, Chevrolet is hosting its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign to help to finish the fight against breast cancer! Runde Chevrolet is proud to once again participate in this important program.

ShareTheDriveWho do you drive for? Join Chevrolet and #TeamRunde in the fight against breast cancer this October! Stop in and take your photo with our pink ribbon and get a free PINK Runde T-shirt.

When we post the photo with the hashtag #IDriveFor, Chevy will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society!

Over $7.8 million has been contributed to the American Cancer Society since the start of this program.

For more information, visit https://www.chevrolet.com/making-strides-against-breast-cancer.html

 

Music, Masks & Mystery: Colts Youth Organization to Host Masquerade Ball

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A unique night of music and mystery is on the agenda for the Colts Youth Organization’s latest offering.

La Musique & Masquerade Ball, set for 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hotel Julien, will raise funds for the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps.

ColtsThe event will feature music by Ken Kilian and his band with light dinner music during cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and then the Ken Kilian Swingtet from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“We believe the Masquerade Ball can become an annual tradition on people’s fall social schedule,” said Jeff MacFarlane, executive director of the Colts Youth Organization.

Runde Auto Group is proud to be the title sponsor of this event!

Evening attire is recommended and masks are required of all guests. A limited number of masks will be available at the Hotel Julien, but it is recommended that you bring your own. All guests must be 21 years of age.

“This is a great opportunity to find a mask that accentuates your personality, or to choose a couple’s set of masks to coordinate with your date,” MacFarlane said.

What is evening attire? Think a formal dark suit and tie or tuxedo, a long dress, a dressy suit, or a formal cocktail-length dress. Colorful dress is encouraged since this is a masquerade ball, after all!

One guest will be named “best dressed” for the evening. To vote, attendees will discreetly pass their ticket stub along to the person they believe to be the best dressed. At the end of the evening, those with a collection of ticket stubs will meet so the winner can be determined.

There will be silent auction items including an Iowa Hawkeye football game package, vacation opportunities, one-of-a-kind instruments, and more.

Tickets are $50 and include one free cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Purchase tickets here.

Limited tickets will also be available at the door.

The event is presented by the Colts Booster Club, a nonprofit organization that hosts fundraising events to support the Colts Youth Organization.  The Colts Booster Club sponsors the Colts Car Wash each June to raise money for the summer tours of both the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps.

Learn more about the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps here.