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Discover the History of Chevrolet By Reading These Five Books

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Looking for something to do while beating the McKinney heat? Try one of these outstanding books celebrating the long history of Chevrolet and examining some of its finest vehicles.

The Cars

Larry Edsall’s 2017 book Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future charts the course of Chevrolet pickups from early prototypes to today’s Silverados. Packed with vintage photos and incisive analysis, Chevrolet truck lovers shouldn’t miss this book.

If you’re looking for something more focused, Mike Mueller’s 2017 book The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974 narrows the time period and the focus, remembering legends like the Impala Super Sport and the Camaro Z28 through dozens of photos and informative graphics.

The People

As part of the Images of America series, Michael W.R. Davis’ 2012 book Chevrolet: 1911-1960 recalls the rise of the Chevrolet brand. Discover the history of Chevy through portraits of key Chevrolet figures, classic advertisements and photos of significant vehicles.

Readers looking for something a bit thicker may enjoy Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette, a 2003 biography by Jerry Burton that follows the life of Zora Arkus-Duntov, a Russian-Jewish immigrant who was instrumental in designing the Chevrolet Corvette.

The Experience

Doug Boyce’s 2020 book Chevy Drag Racing 1955-1980: A Celebration of Bowtie’s Success at the Drag Strip examines the automaker’s performance in mid-20th century drag racing, remembering the brilliant vehicles and larger-than-life personalities that dominated the scene.

Contact El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas, to learn more about the current lineup of Chevrolet vehicles and to schedule a test drive.

Try Something New and Use Your Chevrolet as an Office

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If you find yourself needing to get out of the house at the same time you need to work, consider working from your car. With mobile data plans and portable laptops, taking care of complex tasks is simple as you relax in your own driveway or set up work at a local park for a beautiful change of scenery.

Productivity Boosts

Telecommuting problems got you down? Connecting your phone to your vehicle’s Bluetooth® may help. Bluetooth® filters out unwanted background noise, enhancing your audio quality.

Remote work requires an internet connection, so be prepared to invest in a significant data plan. Many Chevrolet vehicles offer available 4G LTE in-cabin Wi-Fi, or you can use your phone’s hotspot features. Either way, you’ll want to purchase a power bank for your laptop and phone, ensuring you can keep working all day long.

Work Comfortably

Working from your car does not need to be uncomfortable. Using windshield blinds and the AC will help keep the temperature where you want it in the summer months, and seat heaters can help keep you warm when the weather starts turning.

Laptops get hot when under serious use, and investing in a simple lap desk can help keep it — and you — cool. Otherwise, feel free to use your center console as a desk, or use your truck bed or SUV’s cargo area as a standing desk.

Make sure your car is running at its full potential. Schedule a maintenance check at El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas.