Pizza in car ordering from Chevrolet

In Car Ordering pizza is a reality.

Pizza had a big week, in no small part thanks to new developments from Domino’s that are all about finding new ways to get the pie to your front door faster.

The Ann Arbor, MI-based company announced at the beginning of the week that it had partnered with autonomous car company Nuro to test pizza delivery via self-driving vehicles.

The Nuro pilot is currently limited to Houston, Texas, at the moment (yes, you’ll have to wait, Florida). But anyone in the U.S. with a connected Chevrolet vehicle can take advantage of Domino’s other big news news, which is that the chain is now available for order through Chevy’s in-car Marketplace system.

Marketplace is part of Chevy’s in-vehicle commerce platform that lets users order food, make hotel reservations, and even pay for fuel right from the car’s dashboard. It works independent of users’ smartphones, though anyone wanting to order Domino’s through the system will first need to set up a profile online or through the mobile Domino’s app. Once the user has set up their preferred delivery address, payment information, as well as pie preferences, they can link their Domino’s profile directly to Chevy’s in-car system and order pizza straight from the latter, whose touchscreen interface sits in the dashboard of the car.

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Domino’s is the first pizza chain available through Marketplace, which also makes it the first pizza chain you can order with from the car without picking up your smartphone.

The move follows Domino’s announcement from March that it had partnered with Xevo, who makes the in-vehicle commerce technology that powers systems from Chevrolet, GMC, and others. Domino’s has said it wants to have its in-car ordering capabilities on 1 million vehicles by the end of 2019. Joining Chevrolet’s marketplace will be another step towards realizing that goal.

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Smokey and the Bandit car jump

The stunt jump at the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals on June 22 lasted only a few seconds, but it was an open question about whether the vehicle would be drivable again – or if the driver would walk away unharmed.

For Raymond Kohn, the stunt driver with Northeast Ohio Dukes, walking away at all after such a jump wasn’t always an option.

“This is my 12th year[of stunt driving], and I’ve jumped [a recreation of the “Dukes of Hazzard” car] the General Lee 22 times,” Kohn said. “I’ve had about nine concussions, about eight broken ankles. I’ve broken my wrist in Detroit, I’ve broken my collarbone and had severe whiplash.”

Instead of doing a stunt jump with 1969 Dodge Charger that the Duke boys were famed for driving on the aforementioned TV series, Kohn was behind the wheel of a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – the vehicle used by Burt Reynold’s character in the film “Smokey and the Bandit.”

Kohn’s jump at the Carlisle Fairgrounds recreated the bridge jump made in the film, as a tribute to Reynolds following his death in September of 2018.

And just like in the film, there was no landing ramp.

“There was never a landing ramp in Hazzard County, or in ‘Smokey and the Bandit’,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing now. We’re going to stay true to Hollywood, stay true to the movies, and the TV shows, and we’re going to do it old school, the right way.”

Watch the live video of the jump below:

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Chevrolet Engine Oil Life FAQ

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Q: What do I need to do when my “Change Engine Oil Soon” message displays?

A: When the “Change Engine Oil Soon” message appears, oil change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible, within the next 600 miles.

If driving under the best conditions, the Engine Oil Life System might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more than a year. The motor oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and the Engine Oil Life System will need to be reset. Your Chevrolet dealer has Certified Service expert technicians who will perform this work and reset the system. Click here to schedule service, or call us at 630-898-9630.

Q: How can I be sure to get the correct type of motor oil for my vehicle?

A: Consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual or visit the Certified Service experts at your Chevrolet dealer to be sure you get the proper oil for your vehicle. For 2011 or newer vehicles, dexos1TM Full Synthetic is the recommended oil specification (dexos1TM for gasoline engines, dexos2TM for light-duty diesel engines, 15W40 CJ-4 for Duramax diesel engines). Advantages of dexos1TM Full Synthetic over conventional motor oil include improved oil performance and protection, increased piston cleanliness, reduced oil consumption, and greater viscosity control.

Q: I’ve heard that I should change my oil every 3,000 miles. Is that still true?

A: The majority of today’s Chevrolet vehicles are equipped with the Engine Oil Life System, which has made the 3,000-mile oil change obsolete. Depending on the age of the vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, vehicles with today’s advanced engines can go much longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an Engine Oil Life System.

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Shop For Your Next Vehicle From The Comfort Of Anywhere

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GM Took home five JD Power 1st Place awards for best initial quality

GM Took home five JD Power 1st Place awards for best initial quality 2019 

GM Took home five JD Power 1st Place awards for best initial quality  –   This study examines problems experienced during the first 90 days of ownership of 2019 model year vehicles purchased/leased from November 2018 through February 2019.  GM remained among the top three performing OEMs in the 2019 J.D. Power IQS (initial quality study).  Below are the winners in their respective groups:

  • Cadillac Escalade – Large Premium SUV
  • Chevrolet Silverado HD – Large HD Pickup
  • Chevrolet Tahoe – Large SUV
  • Chevrolet Equinox – Compact SUV
  • Chevrolet Malibu – Midsize Car (tied with Ford Fusion).

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2020 chevrolet blazer

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Receiving A Slick Styling Upgrade

This should make the new Blazer look even more aggressive.

After a 14-year hiatus, the Chevrolet Blazer has been reborn as a mid-size crossover for the modern age. Unlike its predecessor, however, it lacks body-on-frame construction and is instead built on the same platform that underpins the GMC Acadia.

The reborn Blazer went on sale earlier this year with a starting price of $29,995 for the entry-level L trim, but if you want the SUV to have some extra visual flair you may want to wait for this stylish special edition model to arrive. According to GM Authority, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is getting the Redline Edition treatment.

2020 chevrolet blazer new redline editionLike Chevrolet’s other Redline Edition models such as the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Redline Edition, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Redline Edition, and 2018 Chevrolet Trax Redline Edition, the new special edition Blazer will feature a slew of visual upgrades to help it stand out.

GM Authority claims the package will be available on 2020 Blazer models in the mid-range 2LT and 3LT trim levels. No photos of the stylish special-edition model have been released yet, but the 2020 Blazer Redline Package will include 20-inch aluminum wheels finished in Gloss Black with red trim accents, a black Blazer badge with a red outline and a black AWD badge with red outline, as well as black grille, header bar, window surrounds, sideview mirror caps and mirror stalks, door handles, front and rear Bow Tie badging, and decals.2020 chevrolet blazer new redline edition coming soon

There are also a few conditions to consider, as the Redline Edition will replace the Black Grille Package and the standalone black Bow Tie emblem package. It also requires a Jet Black interior and can only be applied to Blazers with Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, or Black exterior colors.

The standard Blazer looks like a Camaro SUV, but the new Redline Edition should amp up the aggression. As for availability, GM Authority reports the new Redline Edition will be available for the interim 2020 model year, meaning it won’t be available at launch.

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GM Temporarily Shuts Down Flint Assembly Plant

GM Temporarily Shuts Down Flint Assembly Plant For Retooling

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General Motors has temporarily shut down the Flint Assembly plant in Michigan for retooling.

According to local NBC affiliate NBC25, the usually busy Flint Assembly plant is currently in the middle of a two-week work stoppage. A local union representative said the plant was shuttered for upgrades and workers will return under their normal schedule once they were complete.

“Yeah we’re down for 2-weeks to re-tool for a new model that comes out June 3. So, there’s a new version of our truck which is a dynamic version that was revealed here in January, so it’s a pretty exciting time at the plant. We’re looking at expanding the plant by 3-million more feet than we had before this,” Eric Welter, shop chairman for UAW Local 598 told the news outlet.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD GM Temporarily Shuts Down Flint Assembly Plant

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

GM debuted the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD at Flint Assembly earlier this year. We now know the truck will go into production on June 3, so sales should begin shortly afterward. The 2020 GMC Sierra HD debuted slightly before the Chevy in California and should also enter production at Flint Assembly at a similar time.

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GM previously announced it would be adding 1,000 jobs to the Flint Assembly plant in order to support production of the new GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD. Many of those jobs will be filled by employees from Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown who accepted transfer offers from GM following announcements those plants would be closed.

2020 GMC Sierra HD GM Temporarily Shuts Down Flint Assembly Plant

2020 GMC Sierra HD

Flint Assembly builds roughly 250,000 trucks per year, which is equivalent to one every 90 seconds. Its production may expand even further going forward, with the truck market set to expand as the American Big Three bet even larger parts of their respective businesses on the segment.

Source: NBC25

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Things you may not know about Memorial Day

Memorial Day and its traditions may have ancient roots.

While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans held annual days of remembrance for loved ones (including soldiers) each year, festooning their graves with flowers and holding public festivals and feasts in their honor. In Athens, public funerals for fallen soldiers were held after each battle, with the remains of the dead on display for public mourning before a funeral procession took them to their internment in the Kerameikos, one of the city’s most prestigious cemeteries. One of the first known public tributes to war dead was in 431 B.C., when the Athenian general and statesman Pericles delivered a funeral oration praising the sacrifice and valor of those killed in the Peloponnesian War—a speech that some have compared in tone to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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One of the earliest commemorations was organized by recently freed slaves.

As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a series of hastily assembled camps in Charleston, South Carolina. Conditions at one camp, a former racetrack near the city’s Citadel, were so bad that more than 250 prisoners died from disease or exposure, and were buried in a mass grave behind the track’s grandstand.

The holiday’s “founder” had a long and distinguished career.

In May 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree that May 30 should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the recently ended Civil War. On Decoration Day, as Logan dubbed it, Americans should lay flowers and decorate the graves of the war dead “whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that didn’t fall on the anniversary of a Civil War battle, though some historians believe the date was selected to ensure that flowers across the country would be in full bloom.

After the war Logan, who had served as a U.S. congressman before resigning to rejoin the army, returned to his political career, eventually serving in both the House and Senate and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for vice president in 1884. When he died two years later, Logan’s body laid in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, making him one of just 33 people to have received the honor. Today, Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle and several townships across the country are named in honor of this champion of veterans and those killed in battle.

Even before the war ended, women’s groups across much of the South were gathering informally to decorate the graves of Confederate dead. In April 1886, the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia resolved to commemorate the fallen once a year—a decision that seems to have influenced John Logan to follow suit, according to his own wife. However, southern commemorations were rarely held on one standard day, with observations differing by state and spread out across much of the spring and early summer. It’s a tradition that continues today: Nine southern states officially recognize a Confederate Memorial Day, with events held on Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ birthday, the day on which General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was killed, or to commemorate other symbolic events.

It didn’t become a federal holiday until 1971.

American’s embraced the notion of “Decoration Day” immediately. That first year, more than 27 states held some sort of ceremony, with more than 5,000 people in attendance at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. By 1890, every former state of the Union had adopted it as an official holiday. But for more than 50 years, the holiday was used to commemorate those killed just in the Civil War, not in any other American conflict. It wasn’t until America’s entry into World War I that the tradition was expanded to include those killed in all wars, and Memorial Day was not officially recognized nationwide until the 1970s, with America deeply embroiled in the Vietnam War.

It was a long road from Decoration Day to an official Memorial Day.

Although the term Memorial Day was used beginning in the 1880s, the holiday was officially known as Decoration Day for more than a century, when it was changed by federal law. Four years later, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 finally went into effect, moving Memorial Day from its traditional observance on May 30 (regardless of the day of the week), to a set day—the last Monday in May. The move has not been without controversy, though. Veterans groups, concerned that more Americans associate the holiday with first long weekend of the summer and not its intended purpose to honor the nation’s war dead, continue to lobby for a return to the May 30 observances. For more than 20 years, their cause was championed by Hawaiian Senator—and decorated World War II veteran—Daniel Inouye, who until his 2012 death reintroduced legislation in support of the change at the start of every Congressional term.

Image result for memorial day 2019More than 20 towns claim to be the holiday’s “birthplace”—but only one has federal recognition.

For almost as long as there’s been a holiday, there’s been a rivalry about who celebrated it first. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, bases its claim on an 1864 gathering of women to mourn those recently killed at Gettysburg. In Carbondale, Illinois, they’re certain that they were first, thanks to an 1866 parade led, in part, by John Logan who two years later would lead the charge for an official holiday. There are even two dueling Columbus challengers (one in Mississippi, the other in Georgia) who have battled it out for Memorial Day supremacy for decades. Only one town, however, has received the official seal of approval from the U.S. government. In 1966, 100 years after the town of Waterloo, New York, shuttered its businesses and took to the streets for the first of many continuous, community-wide celebrations, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation, recently passed by the U.S. Congress, declaring the tiny upstate village the “official” birthplace of Memorial Day.

Wearing a red poppy on Memorial Day began with a World War I poem.

In the spring of 1915, bright red flowers began poking through the battle-ravaged land across northern France and Flanders (northern Belgium). Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who served as a brigade surgeon for an Allied artillery unit, spotted a cluster of the poppies shortly after serving as a brigade surgeon during the bloody Second Battle of Ypres. The sight of the bright red flowers against the dreary backdrop of war inspired McCrae to pen the poem, “In Flanders Field,” in which he gives voice to the soldiers who had been killed in battle and lay buried beneath the poppy-covered grounds. Later that year, a Georgia teacher and volunteer war worker named Moina Michael read the poem in Ladies’ Home Journal and wrote her own poem, “We Shall Keep the Faith” to begin a campaign to make the poppy a symbol of tribute to all who died in war. The poppy remains a symbol of remembrance to this day.

READ MORE: How the Poppy Became a Remembrance Symbol

Memorial Day traditions have evolved over the years.

Despite the increasing celebration of the holiday as a summer rite of passage, there are some formal rituals still on the books: The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, then raised to the top of the staff. And since 2000, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation, all Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. The federal government has also used the holiday to honor non-veterans—the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day 1922. And, while its origins have little to do with fallen soldiers, the Indianapolis 500 has certainly become a Memorial Day tradition of its own–this year marks the 103rd time the race will be run to coincide with the holiday.

Chevy Camaro V-6 versus Toyota Supra

Camaro v-6© Car and Driver How the new Supra stacks up against the Camaro V-6 1LE at the track and in price.

  • Both have two doors, six cylinders, and the same objective, but the Chevrolet Camaro costs nearly $20,000 less.
  • The Camaro’s V-6 is rated at 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque, while the Toyota Supra has a turbocharged inline-six that makes 335 horsepower and a significant 365 lb-ft of torque.
  • Can America’s high-value track-day superstar keep pace with an exotic multicultural hybrid?

Pitting cars head to head on numbers alone may not compare to the adrenaline rush of genuine competition, but it is a great way to have fun and make enemies without the hassle of leaving your sofa. Okay, we’re being a little facetious, but, although we’ve already driven the new 2020 Toyota Supra, it’s going to be a minute before we get the opportunity to enjoy it in the company of its contemporaries in a back-to-back environment. To fill the interim void, we thought we’d engage in the time-honored tradition of bench racing and pit the new Supra against an unlikely competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro V-6 1LE, a.k.a. America’s high-value V-6 track-day superstar.

Like most American icons, the Camaro is defined by its dimensions. Measuring 188.3 inches in overall length, the Camaro is 15.8 inches longer than the 172.5-inch-long Supra, and its 110.7-inch wheelbase extends a full 13.5 inches past the Supra’s comparatively stubby 97.2-inch wheelbase. Width is less critical, but the Camaro’s 74.7-inch width is still 1.7 inches girthier than the Supra’s 73-inch width. Interior volume measures up accordingly, the Camaro offering 85 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Supra has significantly less at 51; although it should be of little concern to buyers of either car, cargo (trunk) space works out to 9 cubic feet for the Camaro and 10 cubic feet for the Supra. Speaking of matters of little concern, we’ll mention that the Camaro has a back seat and then forget about it forever, as it’s comically tiny. Both cars are beautiful and charming, but they exude two very different personalities and elicit dramatically different reactions.

a car parked in a parking lot: 2020-toyota-supra Camaro v-6© Toyota 2020-toyota-supraSo, now that we’ve confirmed the obvious, effectively that the Camaro is the Rebel Wilson and the Supra is the Anne Hathaway in this matchup, let’s look at their internals-by which I mean not those actresses’ spleens, but the powertrains found underneath the hoods of the cars in question. The naturally aspirated V-6 in the Chevrolet Camaro 1LE is rated at 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of twist at a rev-friendly 5300 rpm. The turbocharged and intercooled inline six-cylinder in the 2020 Toyota Supra matches the Camaro’s 335 horsepower but offers 365 lb-ft of torque at a very low 1600 rpm. (That’s an additional 81 lb-ft.) That means you don’t have to be revving the hell out of it to get the grunt needed to exit a corner with authority. The other side of the coin is that the last Camaro V-6 1LE we tested, a 2017 model, was equipped with a six-speed manual transmission (an eight-speed automatic is available), and some of us actually like revving the piss out of an engine and downshifting gears. The Supra’s ZF-sourced automatic with manual shifting can do the downshift trick, but your left foot is likely to get very bored.

No matter how philosophical or emotional the arguments may be, all good bench racing comes down to the numbers. Our Camaro V-6 1LE made the zero-to-60-mph run in 5.2 seconds and cleared the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds with a trap speed of 101 mph. Top speed is limited to a governed 155 mph. The Supra fairly demolishes these numbers, requiring just 3.8 seconds to achieve 60 mph and blasting through the quarter a full second quicker, at 12.3 seconds, with a trap speed of 113 mph.

a car parked in front of a brick building: 2017-Chevrolet-camaro-1le  camaro v-6© Chris Doane Automotive – Car and Driver 2017-Chevrolet-camaro-1leStopping the Camaro from 70 mph required just 146 feet, and pushed on our 300-foot skidpad it held on for 0.98 g of grip, a figure that would have been earth-shaking for a V-6 daily driver–hell, any daily-driven street car–just a decade ago. In terms of arresting forward motion, the Camaro betters the Supra’s 148-foot measurement by two feet. The Supra, however, proved to be more tenacious on the skidpad, hanging on for a remarkable 1.07 g of grip.

We’ve saved arguably the most important number of all for last: the price. While it’s possible to get a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 1LE for a base MSRP of $32,490, the base Supra starts with an MSRP of $50,920. That’s a difference of $18,430, which is more than enough to buy and install any one of the several forced-induction kits made for the Camaro (ProCharger claims a horsepower increase of 45 percent for a total of approximately 485 ponies with its $6099 base kit, but adventurous and careless types can tune it for more) with enough left over for tires and tacos.

The Supratsi will likely quote the Supra’s German-Japanese engineering pedigree, ostensibly more refined and detailed interior, and, for now anyway, exclusivity factor. Not to mention, its factory-supplied and fully warranted horsepower is ready from the box, whereas mounting power adders to the Camaro will likely void your warranty. Still, $18,430 is a significant amount, and it means plenty of cash is left over for Van Halen tickets.

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And the winner is the Chevy Colorado!