Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel And It’s Trek On The Trans-Canada In A Fuel Efficiency Challenge

clean cruze cross canada picLast Thursday, husband and wife team Garry Sowerby and Lisa Calvi embarked on a challenge some might call crazy.  Over the course of 10 days, they will venture on a cross Canada Journey from Vancouver to Halifax on the Trans-Canada Highway in an attempt to set the record for lowest fuel consumption.  “We want to set a record that will be difficult for someone else to beat within the same parameters”, said Lisa Calvi.

Sp why did this couple choose to drive the all-new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel?  The answer is simple!  It is better than any non-hybrid passenger car in Canada, so what better car to help them break the record.  The Cruze diesel offers a segment leading 151 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft torque.  Additionally, it comes with a sex speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery 17 inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and more.  the starting price of the Cruze Diesel is only $24,945.  Even with the $1550 destination charge, the Cruze Diesel is a better value than the comparable Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic.

This current record for lowest fuel consumption was set last year by Volkswagen and Shell with a consumption of 5.59L/100km when they used a 2012 VW Passat with a gasoline engine.  this year, with the Cruze Diesel, Garry and Lisa are hoping to have a highway fuel consumption rating somewhere in the four-point something litre per 100km range.

In order to achieve this, the adventurous couple will face a few challenges along the way such; maintaining the speed limits, finding the shortest route possible and having very little time for food, stops and accomodations.

If you would like to follow their journey, visit their blog at or keep reading Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest up to date information on all things Chevrolet.  If you are interested in purchasing the Cruze Diesel or any other vehicles in our award winning line-up please visit us at

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: GM Canada,

The Chevrolet Hockey Helmet Program Is Back At Queenston!

Safe and Fun Hockey 2013

The Chevrolet Hockey Helmet Program is back in conjunction with Chevrolet’s Safe & Fun Hockey.  This program was created in 1999 for today’s youth to adopt proactive attitudes toward safety, as well as foster a healthy and positive attitude toward “competition, teamwork, fair game and grace under pressure” in hockey.

Through an ongoing partnership with Hockey Canada, in the last 2 years, Chevrolet handed out over 25,000 free hockey helmets to parents of 5 year olds in Canada.  This year, all players born in 2008 who register with Hockey Canada are eligible to receive a free Bauer Hockey Helmet.  It is important to note that parents must register their child to receive this offer.  coaches, managers or other team officials may not do so.  What is required?

  • A printout of the registration form; click here to register
  • Your child’s birth certificate/passport or other provincial/federal documentation that states his/her age.
  • Proof of registration with a Canadian Minor Hockey Association in this current hockey season.

If you meet the above requirements, all you have to do is drop by one of our two dealerships’ Queenston on the Mountain or Queenston on Centennial.  Present us with the appropriate documents for verification purposes and we will present you with a voucher to redeem for your child’s helmet at your local Forzani store (SportChek, Sport Mart, Hockey Experts, Intersport or Sports Experts).  In your package, you will also receive information and hockey-related items from Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey, Hockey Canada, Forzani and Bauer.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this outstanding program from Chevrolet, please contact us by visiting our webpage

By: Amy Cochren

Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey

Cruising For A Cause

This past Thursday our Manager suggested we all take part in A&W’s “Cruising for a Cause” to support Multiple Sclerosis Society. For every Teen Burger sold at selected A&W locations,  $1 was donated to MS! Thanks to the support of A&W and the generous individuals of local communities, a record-breaking $1.25 million dollars was raised, beating last year’s program.

What a great way to give back and enjoy the taste of a good burger!

If your office enjoys a weekly lunch out, please take advantage of the great donation opportunities in your area. It means a lot to these hard working organizations and the people they support.

Happy Friday everyone!

By: Pamala Bowen

U16 Team Ontario – National Flag Football Champions!

As a proud sponsor, Queenston Chevrolet is excited to announce that the U16 Team Ontario is the National Flag Football Champions!  Players from Hamilton and surrounding areas including; Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and Burlington helped to win the National title in Regina, Saskatchewan.  This is the first time that Team Ontario has won on a national level. 1073277_10153059797335302_516239130_o

Team Ontario also received the Most Sportsmanlike Team Award.  This was another first; being the first time a championship team has received the sportsman award.  With this exciting win behind them, the U16 Team Ontario is preparing to represent Canada in international competition in the United States.

On behalf of everyone at Queenston Chevrolet, we would like to congratulate the boys on their win and wish them the best of luck at their international competition in the states.

A Gold Mine For Chevrolet Collectors!

When you hear Pierce County, Nebraska, there probably isn’t much that comes to mind. However, within this small community there is an old, independent Chevrolet Dealer with a “time capsule” of sorts hidden within its brick walls. For over 50 years, Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. served the community of Pierce as the trusted Chevy dealer.  When owners Ray and Mildred Lambrecht closed their doors in 1996, they left behind not only decades of memories, but many decade’s worth of classic, untouched, untitled, never before driven Chevrolets.  In fact, there are over 50 cars and trucks with less than 4 miles on them – some with the plastic covering and window stickers intact. Then add another 500 or so less valuable trade in vehicles to that collection sitting in a nearby field and you have one extraordinarily rare assembly of classic automobiles ranging from the 1930`s to 1980`s.

Among the most valued vehicles are a 1964 Chevrolet Impala, 1978 Chevrolet Corvette, multiple Chevelles and Corvairs and a 1958 Cameo pick up with less than 4 miles on it.  Have you ever owned a new 1958 vehicle? What an incredible story – and it could be you!  The Lambrecht family has made the decision to sell off their classic Chevrolet collection with VanDerBeek Auctions on September 28 and 29th, 2013.

If you would like a full inventory list of these cars and trucks, click here.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: VanderDerBrink Auction LLC

Momstown and Festival of Friends!

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This weekend we are the stage sponsors for momstown – an amazing  Hamilton group who are celebrating their 6th Birthday at the Children & Family Pavilion located at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.  Come join us and momstown for a FREE weekend of FUN at the Festival Of Friends!

Queenston Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Image Honda will be on-site with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2013 Honda CR-V! Be sure to partake in our colouring contest for some awesome prizes and car care must haves!

We look forward to celebrating with all the kids and supporting a great group of hard working Moms!

queenston and image logosFor a list of performances and events, please click here