Happy National Name Your Car Day!

NameTag Cruze.jpgWhat do you call your vehicle? If you are like most people, you refer to it as “Baby,” or some other two-syllable name beginning with a B.

In honor of “National Name Your Car Day,” Cars.com surveyed drivers, finding 53 percent of American drivers who name their cars use a name starting with the letter B. Of those drivers who name their vehicle, 70 percent are men. *

According to the survey, these are the top 10 most popular car names:

1. Baby
2. Betsy
3. Ruby
4. Betty
5. Beast
6. Max
7. Bertha
8. Pearl
9. Frank
10. Christine

Is your vehicle’s name on the list? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

*Information from WSPA.com.

Welcoming Adam Millman to the Staff of Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Adam Millman to the staff of Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville!

Adam, a Dubuque native, has spent the bulk of his career in supply chain management. He is familiar with sales, having worked in both the insurance and automotive industry.

“I enjoy helping customers find exactly what they’re looking for and looking out for the customer’s best interest before, during, and after the sale,” Adam says.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys cooking, fishing, hunting, watching sports, and woodworking. He was once an Iowa state bowling champion!

Adam has always had an interest in vehicles. His favorite is the Chevy Tahoe because of its versatility.

If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, give Adam a call!

Adam can be reached by calling 866-576-0797 or emailing amillman@rundeautogroup.com.

Get to Know Our Staff: Nate Elder, Shoe Aficionado

 

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Nate Elder, Reconditioning Manager at Runde PreDriven

This is the first of a series featuring staff members from the four Runde Auto Group dealerships.
We hope you enjoy learning more abou
t them!

 

Some people collect photographs to remember specific moments in their lives.

Nate Elder, reconditioning manager at Runde PreDriven, collects shoes. He has about 25 boxes of unopened shoes in his closet at home right now – some have been there for years.

“Each one has a story and a memory attached to it,” Nate said. “I have a pair that I bought in 2003, that’s one of my older pairs.”

shoesHe recently opened a pair of DC Pure XEs because he had worn out the DC Mikey Moes he had been wearing.

Working in the PreDriven washrack area means his shoes get dirty and wet – so he is very aware of that when choosing shoes.

“I went through the collection probably a half-dozen times to decide what I could wear for work,” he said.

The collection started when he was helping a friend move years ago who had stacks of Sketchers boxes full of shoes.

“He explained that he would buy back-up pairs of shoes so that when he wore them out, he had new ones,” Nate said. “That made a lot of sense to me.”

So Nate now does the same. He typically won’t wear a pair unless he has a back-up pair.

“It makes it easier for me to wear them, knowing I still have a pair that’s perfect,” he said.

Most of his collection is made up of DCs, Adidas, and Vans. He also has a pair of Ferrari Pumas with a story behind them.

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Ferrari Pumas

“I’ve only worn those one time when I went to Las Vegas with my dad,” he said. “I got to drive a Ferrari 9 laps around the track.”

Nate says his friends and family sometimes give him a hard time about his passion for shoes, but he enjoys when he has a pair no one else does anymore.

“One time I had a pair of Dave Mirra Signature shoes and I walked into Reality Check and the guy behind the counter looked over and said ‘Are those Dave Mirras? They look brand new!’ I had just taken them out of the box. It validated this for me.”

When he is buying a pair of shoes, Nate said he is partial to blue, but he just decides based on what stands out to him.

“I could go two years without buying any shoes, or I could buy 1/2 dozen or more in one year,” he said. “It just depends on the styles that came out that year.”

Nate said he doesn’t purchase shoes to save and sell later.

“I plan on wearing them all eventually,” he said. “At this point, I might be 70 putting on a brand new pair of DCs.”