Getting Your Little Monsters Ready For Halloween?

Halloween is an exciting time for kids of all ages, but the rules of the road can be easily forgotten!  We want to take this time to remind everyone to be extra alert while driving on the road and keep in mind that the most active times for trick-or-treaters are between 6pm – 9pm. Here are a few friendly road safety tips to keep in mind.

  • Stay below the speed limit in subdivisions and leave extra time while traveling to your desired destination.
  • Remember using your cellphone without a hands-free device is not only unsafe and distracting – it’s illegal.
  • Pay close attention when pulling in and out of driveways to ensure all the ghosts and ghouls are well out of the way.
  • Yield for pedestrians, they may cross the street anywhere and this can be unpredictable.
  • Use your mirrors, turning signals and hazard lights – communicate with the other drivers on the road by using eye contact.

We at Image Honda, Queenston on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain would like to wish everyone a safe Halloween full of tricks and treats!

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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.

Consumer Reports Names 2014 Impala Best New Sedan

We have had a lot of good news lately regarding the 6th Generation Chevrolet Impala.  Whether it was this week’s 5 star safety score, awarded by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program or GM’s most recent J.D. Power Awards, which made them the only non-luxury brand to rank in the top 5.2014impala

General Motor’s Director for North American Design said the following about the re-design of this famous flagship car. “We were challenged to create a new classic, but that didn’t mean relying on nostalgia.  This is very much a contemporary car, with design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technologies.”

It was that vision that created the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and has Consumer Reports declaring it the highest-scoring sedan this year. Praising its overall elegance, the Impala has gone from a forgettable score of 64 – too low to recommend, to a score of 95 out of a possible 100 points. This not only makes the Impala top of its class, but one of the top rated vehicles Consumer Reports tested overall this year.  Only 2 cars had better scores then the Impala and they were; Tesla Model S and the BMW 135iCoupe.  It should be notably mentioned that this is the first time an American sedan has held this standing in the last 20 years.

Chevrolet’s new saying “Finding New Road’s” truly defines the 2014 Impala.

If you would like more information on this award winning vehicle or if you would like to schedule a test drive, please visit us at today!

By: Amy Cochren

Credit:, GM Canada

OnStar Family Link Service

Have you every worried about a loved one who is making a long trip or driving in poor weather conditions? Maybe you have a new driver in the family and want to ensure their safety.  Now you can have peace of mind with OnStar Family Link.  This service is an opt-in extension to your monthly OnStar subscription and is made available to you for a nominal fee.  With no limit to the number of vehicles you can add, you will always be able to track your vehicle on the road without bothering the driver.

Upon sign up, you will be given direct access to the location of your vehicle by viewing a map, as well as the ability to schedule email or text message notifications with Family Link’s unique “Vehicle Location Alert”.  You can even personalize the system by setting the day, time and frequency of your alerts.

This year in the United States, OnStar was awarded a 2013 Silver Edison Award for the Family Link service.  Jon Lauckner, GM’s chief technology officer and vice-president of Global Research & Development was quoted as saying “These awards reaffirm our ability to lead in the transformation of the automotive industry with a commitment to innovation that benefits our customers around the globe”.

If you are interested in subscribing to this feature, please sign up at and make sure to visit our award winning vehicles equipped with OnStar at

By: Amy Cochren

GM Canada

Wellwood – Kids in the Kitchen/Power Up

Each of us has been affected by cancer in some way and we know how difficult it can be, which is why our community is fortunate to have WellwoodWellwood is a non-profit organization that provides information, supportive care programs and support to people who have cancer, their families, caregivers and healthcare providers.

Living with serious illness in the family is one of the hardest things a person can go through, particularly when it affects children. This is especially true when the person who is sick is a sibling or parent.

Kids in the Kitchen, is a fantastic and worthwhile Children’s program at Wellwood made available to children living with serious illness in the family.  Since the program began last fall, Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC and Image Honda have been providing supervised transportation of children to and from the program to ease the burden on parents and caregivers.

This program in collaboration with Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton runs in 6 week durations for children ages 9-12, Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.  During this time, children participate in nutritious meal preparation while being helped with homework on a personalized level in a safe environment with others in the same situation.

For information, or to register a child, please call 905-667-8870

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Wellwood

Disney Epcot and Chevrolet introduce Test Track revamped

You might not expect to see the Chevrolet name on a theme park ride but Test Track presented by Chevrolet has been revamped and has reopened at Disney Epcot. The ride takes you through the process of designing your own Chevrolet concept vehicle and then taking it out on the test track in a high speed test drive.

The ride is a futuristic, colourful, imaginative take on the test drive process. Not only is it visually stimulating, but the ride takes visitors on turbo launches of high intensity, hairpin turns and more. The test drive is designed to test the capability, efficiency, responsiveness and power of your concept vehicle. Guests are able to design their car by length, width, engine size, colour, wheels, custom graphics and designs, and the list goes on.

“Through an enduring partnership, Chevrolet and Disney continue to inspire generations to imagine the impossible and innovate,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. “The reimagined Test Track reflects the personality and values of Chevrolet design and offers guests a behind-the-scenes look at a discipline that drives our business. This first-of-its-kind automotive design attraction represents the best of Chevrolet design and Disney innovation.”

A wonderful collaboration between Disney’s team of Imagineers and the Chevrolet design team – the Test Track is a great way for everyone to become familiar with Chevrolet vehicles. Test Track has made the process of creating your own concept vehicle into a personalized and exciting experience for visitors and consumers – just another reason why Chevrolet continues to be one of the most innovative carmakers in the world.

Credit: Walt Disney World, Chevrolet

By Nerissa Mohamed

2011 Chevrolet Cruze at Queenston on Centennial