Happy 100th Birthday, Chevrolet!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC



Many of us have enjoyed driving or riding in, Chevrolet's. I had a Ford Mustang and I do believe that it drove my boyfriend, crazy. So, my second car was a Camaro that I special ordered from Tom Walsh at Grody Chevrolet in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was my boyfriend's Dad and a really good person. He was so helpful and patient with me, while I was deciding on engine size, color of the exterior, interior, wheel choices, tire size, etc. It was really fun to order a car, back in 1971! You could choose which size gears, rear end, radio, carpet, seat covers, what color the interior would be, tinted windows, spoilers and so much more. I can still remember those grins that were on the Walsh men's faces:) as they patiently, watched me design my new car. My car's exterior color was rosewood metallic. Good times, for sure.

Clara Camaro, Frances C Rokicki's 2nd car

That car was so good to me. Her name was, Clara Camaro. Oh, yes, I named all of my vehicles! Still do! I drove it for five years before selling it to my then, boss's husband. It had low mileage and was very clean.

When my children were younger, I had a full size Chevy Blazer, 4X4,1983. It was perfect for taking the kids to the beach, fishing, skating, etc. I always brought goodies along with us. That truck was good for packing up lunches, toys, projects, balls & bats and more! We were always busy, doing everything that little ones enjoy. In 1985, I bought my second Chevy Blazer.4X4, This one, had air conditioning and a better radio with a tape player. You can't even imagine how much and how fast all of this has changed and improved. We used to take it to the Rock Cats Games and also, the Red Sox Games in Boston. Fishing was fun because the back of the vehicle opened up and we could sit inside the truck and still fish at night! Watch for falling stars. Fireworks, every year! Sometimes, we threw the kids and our bikes in the back of the Blazer and we would go for bike rides on nearby trails. These vehicles were perfect for enjoying extra activities with your children.

My Son, purchased his first Camaro when he was in college. A, 1996, black SSZ28, 4 speed - loaded. Special ordered and very much, loved. It was an amazing car! He just recently sold it to his college roommate.

Now, I have a Corvette, electron blue:) Yes, the children have grown up:) My youngest is getting married next year. Where did that time go? In my life, I have owned five Chevrolet's and would have no problem purchasing another one. After all, the new Camaro's are pretty hot! That has always been my favorite car, even though the Corvette is the best, it sits, only two. Still think that the Camaro's are one of the sharpest looking sport's cars!

Would I sing, Go Grammie, Go, if I were driving a hot sport's car, now? My Grandson, Tyler, is almost eighteen months old! Yes, I guess that would be the case!

I will have to see what pics I can find and scan them onto this post. The changes in our lives, can be shown by the cars that we drive! LOL! Who would have thought that?

Thank you, Chevrolet, for the fabulous memories! I can honestly say, that I enjoyed my time of owning the Chevrolet's! They are an awesome car! I loved my piece of American Pie!

Please share your comments and photos of your Chevrolet's!

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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Frances I wish I had kept my 56 and 57. What fun cars. And no motor in history has compared to the Chevy “mouse” motor, the small block V8. Ah, for the good old days.

Nov 03, 2011 06:32 PM #1
Sam Thompson
Ditech Mortgage - Southern Pines, NC
Ditech Mortgage

Happy Birthday GM!  I am proud to be associated with this company with GMAC Mortgage.  GMAC has been financing automobiles since 1919 and got into the mortgage lending business 25 years ago.  We even have discounts for GM employees for mortgages with us.

Call me if you need help with a mortgage with GMAC Mortgage in the Carolinas.

Nov 04, 2011 07:00 AM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Frances it use to be a big battle between Mustang owners and Camaro Owners back then.  I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Nov 04, 2011 11:15 AM #3
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

David, No kidding!  I love to hit the oldies car shows and remember those fun times!  They hold them, just about everywhere.  We have seen them, here in Ct and also, in Massachusetts and San Diego, Ca.

Sam, Our GMAC Mortgage Reos are gone.  Now, working with other banks.  They must have shut done Connecticut offices.  I used to love that program and sold many homes using it.

George, Here you go!  I have photos of my 1st car, the Ford Mustang, but, don't dare post it on the same page:)  Sort of like the Red Sox and Yankees") 


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