Happy 100th Birthday, Chevrolet!
By: Chaiti Sen
November 3, 2011 10:40 am ET
Today, we take a moment to reflect on the last 100 years of Chevrolet automotive history as we remember Nov. 3, 1911, the historic date Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company.
Over the past few months, we’ve shared fun facts about #Chevy100 trivia on Twitter, handed out centennial t-shirts to fans across the Northeast and encouraged you to share your real Chevrolet stories. Plus, Chevrolet launched its interactive Chevy100.com website, put several of its past and future classics to the test in a fan-driven head-to-head competition, and recently added two interactive web experiences: “The Road We’re On” and “The Ride of Your Life.” For more celebrations from the past year, please visit our media site.
But what we love most is hearing your Chevrolet memories! So a birthday surprise – anyone who posts a comment about their favorite Chevrolet story below will receive a Centennial prize pack to help us celebrate our next 100 years!
We also wanted to give a shout out to someone who has shared her real Chevrolet experience with us this year – Tara O’Grady. With 13 states and more than 6,000 miles crossed, she followed her Granny’s spirit and drove across the USA in a Chevrolet, recreating a trip originally made in 1957. We were thrilled to see her on the cover of Automotive News this week and inspired by the final video of her trip below.
We hope more of our Chevy fans share their experiences with us too. Happy 100th birthday, Chevrolet!