Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One Thousand Hits

Good Afternoon,

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone, last night this blog hit one thousand hits in its short history.  Thanks for reading my posts and keeping up to date with Chevrolet and Eriks Chevrolet!

Thanks again,

Mark H.

Words of Wisdom: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chevrolet 60 Second Super Bowl Ad

Good evening everyone,

I just saw that Chevrolet posted their winner of the Chevrolet Route 66 Super Bowl ad contest.  Independent filmmakers submitted videos with the chance of it to air during the Super Bowl.  The "Chevy Happy Grad" won out.  Watch it here: Chevy Happy Grad.

It is a pretty entertaining 60 seconds.  I thought they did a great job; it made me laugh.

Have a great weekend,

Mark H. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How many Cars did GM Sell in 2011?

9.03 million

General Motors surpassed both Toyota and Volkswagon for the largest Automaker in the World!!

Congrats GM!

Detroit Free Press Release

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GM Owner Appreciation Days

GM Owner Loyalty Program

Program Dates: 1/4/12 - 2/29/12
Benefit Price:
  • $1,000 on '11/12 Corvette, Silverado, and Avalanche
  • $500 on '11/12 Aveo, Camaro, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Colorado, Express, HHR, Suburban, Tahoe, and Traverse
  • $250 on '11/12 Sonic, Volt, and Equinox
Picture courtesy Eriks Chevrolet and Chevrolet

Must Own/Lease 1999 or newer GM vehicle to Qualify
  • Includes Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, and Oldsmobile
    • Note: most Saab owners are eligible under the Saab Private Offer Program
Trade in Allowance Bonus
Program Dates: 1/4/12 - 2/29/12

$1,000 Trade in Allowance Bonus Cash on ''11/12 Silverado and Avalanche
Customer must own and TRADE IN a '99 or newer vehicle (lease terminations do not Qualify as a trade in)

For Official Parameters call me at 765-457-8333

Great incentives going on right now!

Thanks for reading,

Mark H.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Review on the 2013 Malibu Eco

Good afternoon everyone,

I just saw this on Twitter and wanted to pass it on to everyone.  "" is a site that will do reviews of various vehicles and recently they did a review of the Malibu and it was outstanding.  Read here: Malibu Eco

If you want, you can also follow them at @Vroomgirls

Great review and I definitely think that the 2013 Malibu Eco is a Grand Slam!

Thanks for reading,

Mark H.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mad River Bar & Grille Chicago New Years

Good morning,

I am not in any way a restaurant critic, so my views are just from a customers point of view, not a professional food journalist.  I do believe though what I have to say, needs to be said, for Mad River really "Dropped the Ball" on New Years. 

A little background on the situation.  Mad River Bar and Grille is located in Chicago, IL on Sheffield Ave.  My girlfriend and I came up for New Years (From Kokomo, IN) and visited a fraternity brother of mine.  He booked the tickets for the New Years Eve Party.

This is what Mad River promised their customers for a ticket:
$90 New Years Eve Ticket
  • All you can Drink (top Shelf)
  • Elegant Dinner Buffet from 9pm - 2am
  • hor dourves
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Coat Check $3
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    Some of you are asking why would I pay $90 for a New Years Eve event.  Well, one can justify if what they are promising is what you are getting.  The drinks, if I went to a regular bar in Chicago are about $5 a drink, so lets say I drink 8 drinks the whole night; that would equal $40.  If I go to a restaurant and order food, guarantee another $20-30 just on food; lets go in the middle, $25.  Then the hor dourves and Champagne toast, lets say $10.  We are up to $75 out of the $90.  Ok, I guess I can pay $15 for the entertainment of being around people and having a great DJ performing.

    Now what did I receive for my ticket?  We got their about 9:30ish and Mad River had a line going about half a block.  It took us about 30 min to get in, ok not bad but not good.  Then when we get in, we looked for the coat check, which was upstairs.  When we got there, they said that they were "full", couldn't take anymore coats.  WHAT?!?!  How do you have a coat check and not know what your capacity is or know that about everyone that is coming is bringing a coat to check, because we are in Chicago and it gets cold up there.  So we had to hold onto our coats for about 20-30 min until we tried again where they magically had room to take our coats for $3.

    Now where was the elegant buffet?  So we went off looking for this buffet.  It didn't even exist.  They had a, uno, one; folding table with two platters of hor dourves!!  That was their version of the elegant buffet and hor dourves coming in ONE!  Lets just say, thoroughly disappointed.  Oh yea, and that table was folded up by 11 pm, even when their website said that food would be available until 2 am.

    So here comes mid-night.  Where was the champagne toast at?  It didn't exist, we didn't get one!  Oh yea, and the DJ was off the countdown because my cell phone already said 12:00 about a min before he started the 10 second countdown.

    Now did anything happen good that night at Mad River?  The bartenders were nice and courteous for a night when they are extremely busy.  The drinks were good, in my opinion.  The DJ played good music. 

    So did we have a fun time?  Yes, because we are not going to let these things ruin a night, but will I ever go back to Mad River, NO.  That is just my opinion of a customer, not a professional food journalist. 

    Thanks for reading and hopefully Mad River sees this, and adjusts their advertising to what they actually deliver in product/service.