The adventures of Flat Armando

Who is Flat Armando?
Who is Flat Armando?

Flat Armando

  • Man, Myth or Legend?

Since the beginning of time, men have sought out the extraordinary.  Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and now Flat Armando.  Does this legendary creature really exist?  Can this fabled man’s survival be proven?  And, if found, how will he interact with modern society?

Thanks to Ron Westphal Chevrolet manager Paul Smith, we now have exclusive photos proving Flat Armando is not just an old wive’s tale.  He is real and he is here.

Flat Armando was recently sited in Princeton, IL.  And, believe it or not…a Chinese restaurant in Oswego.  The following unretouched photos prove that not only was this elusive man captured on film…he was able to capture the hearts of all who met him that remarkable night.

Will we ever see Flat Armando again?  No one knows.  “It was a magical evening”, says Paul.  “If we have learned anything from this…it was Flat Armando’s unwavering message of tolerance.  It really struck a chord with all of us.  And therefore, we plan to continue tolerating each other right here at Ron Westphal Chevrolet for many years to come.”

Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying.
Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying with his new friends!
“We are more alike than unalike.” –Maya Angelou
Flat Armando was a surprisingly great listener
Flat Armando was a surprisingly articulate and was able to suggest a plethora of viable solutions on subjects ranging from ‘world peace’ to ‘how can I get my spouse to shut up’?


30% of the time it works every time.
30% of the time it works every time.
Sleeping Beauty
This is the last known picture of Flat Armando. Totally exhausted and passed out in a stranger’s bed.  “That’s how I’ll always remember him” says Paul wistfully.  Then, in the morning he was gone…

This dude was super nice

this dude was super nice

Read the above.

FYI–I don’t want to misrepresent…this did not happen at Ron Westphal Chevy, although we have seen similar situations here. We have many customers with a variety of challenges, both physical and mental, who visit us regularly. We are grateful for all our clients and I’m proud of entire Ron Westphal Chevrolet staff on their fair and friendly treatment to all.

Funny Thanksgiving meme

After you finally put down the fork…remember we are open on Friday and we’ll be chomping at the bit to make some sales!
Friday Hours: Sales 9-9, Service/Parts 7-7.
No appointment needed for oil changes!

  • Can’t wait?  Ask if you qualify for a free, brand new loaner vehicle.

Hope you enjoyed our funny Thanksgiving meme.  The entire staff at Ron Westphal Chevrolet wishes you and yours the very best during this Holiday Season.

Car Vega car delivery in the 70’s

Car delivery in the 70’s from pics

Chevy Vega car delivery in the 70’s. Cars packed on trains like upside down sardines. Who knew?

The Chevy Vega was designed in conjunction with those rail cars. The supply chain folks at GM realized that they could make the car even less expensive if they could get more cars in a rail car.

So, the design of the Vega had to be compatible with shipping vertically. Rail cars had to be specially designed and manufactured for the Vega.

The vast majority of the non-Vega cars at this time were delivered by standard rail cars though.

If you are looking for a car to be delivered to you normally, on all 4 wheels, then drop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We only delivery cars right-side up.  LOL!

Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it's nose.
Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it’s nose.

Mannequin Challenge Car Dealer Stereotypes

Hope you enjoy this #mannequin challenge video. We had a blast doing it. Car dealers, salespeople and the like have many stereotypes associated with them.  I believe we just scratched the surface in this video.

Thanks to all who participated. After all, if you can’t laugh at yourselves, who can you laugh at?

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Flying Hammock Video

Hey, do you think if we added a couple more fans we could get a Chevy Spark to fly? LOL!

Flying Hammocks…I don’t know what they are saying, but I think we could all use a flying hammock don’t you?

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GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

Source: GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

Diesel Truck Sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

We've got Diesel Trucks on Sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
Looking for a diesel truck on sale? We’ve got ’em at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL.

Diesel truck sale — Check out this nearly new 2016 beefy beauty with only 5,558 miles!  View Used Diesel

Diesel truck sale — Rather have brand new?  We’ve lowered the bottom line on those too.  View New Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 models.

Want to see it all?  Visit anytime.

Diesel engines differ from gasoline engines in important ways. To see a diesel engine in action and learn the mechanics of how diesel engines intake and compress air see below.

Diesel Engines vs. Gasoline Engines

In theory, diesel engines and gasoline engines are quite similar. They are both internal combus­tion engines designed to convert the chemical energy available in fuel into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy moves pistons up and down inside cylinders. The pistons are connected to a crankshaft, and the up-and-down motion of the pistons, known as linear motion, creates the rotary motion needed to turn the wheels of a car forward.

Both diesel engines and gasoline engines covert fuel into energy through a series of small explosions or combustions. The major difference between diesel and gasoline is the way these explosions happen. In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks from spark plugs. In a diesel engine, however, the air is compressed first, and then the fuel is injected. Because air heats up when it’s compressed, the fuel ignites.

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