The GM Heritage Center Celebrates Automotive Past, Present and Future

For GM enthusiasts, there is nothing like the feeling of being surrounded by GM history in the form of some of its most iconic, classic and unique vehicles. From the beginning of GM to today, the GM Heritage Center boasts a collection of classic vehicles and those destined to be classics. For some visitors to the GM Heritage Center, it is a celebration of the automobile’s impressive history, for others it could be memories of family and friends, or for many, just getting to see a vehicle you have always admired from afar, or only read about, up close up and personal. Whatever you see, the GM North American Heritage Center is a place to reminisce, remember and get a revealing look at the past, present and future of GM vehicles.

GM yesterday, today and tomorrow

General Motors understands that in order to inspire future automobile lovers, you have to catch their eye and evoke their imagination. Where better than at the 15,000 square foot GM Heritage Center in Southeast Michigan, where many iconic and concept GM vehicles of the past, present and future have been put on display to awe, amaze and educate. “It is not simply a space for the company to celebrate the successes we have had in the past,” Greg Wallace, founder and curator of the Heritage Center, said in a statement, “but also a place where tomorrow’s history is inspired today.” Originally, the Heritage Center was an initiative launched to prevent Cadillac vehicles from being “thrown out like trash” when the Detroit Cadillac plant was closed in 1986. Since then the collection has grown so large that the Center has had to relocate three times before finally finding its current home in 2005. The collection contains on any given day about 600 cars and trucks, however, throughout the year at least 1,500 vehicles make their way to the showroom floor. With this many vehicles coming and going it is obvious to say that the displays change quite frequently, usually to highlight vehicles from GM’s past that reflect the trends of today.

Dallas’s own Gas Monkey Garage pays a visit to GM

For those of you who are automotive enthusiasts, you may be familiar with Gas Monkey Garage, which is featured weekly on a show called “Fast N’ Loud” on the Discovery Channel. The owner of the Dallas, Texas based automotive customization and restoration shop, Richard Rawlings, paid a visit to the GM Heritage Center on one of its recent episodes. While Rawlings bought the opportunity to build his own COPO Camaro, he took the opportunity to visit the GM Heritage Center and give viewers the opportunity to see some of the vehicles on display as well as some of the special vehicles that are not usually on display. Rawlings had the opportunity to see a one of a kind convertible COPO Camaro that had previously never been seen by the public and is a permanent part of the collection. For more information about the GM Heritage Center, please visit them online at

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900 Miles of Cruising in Each Tank Possible in the Cruze Diesel

Reaching 50 mpg seems to be a reality for many these days, and the Cruze Diesel makes it even easier for people. In a few different test drives, GM Engineers hit an astonishing 900 miles on a single tank of gas. Their secret to earning right at 57 mpg was driving about five miles per hour slower than the posted limit. While driving slower is one way to save on fuel-consumption, the vehicle you drive is just as important as NJMCDirect. While diesel powered cars of the past were noisy and billowed smoke, the new clean burning diesel engines have come a long way in providing quiet, air quality-friendly power. The Chevrolet Cruze diesel is a great choice is you want to save money on fuel, but want something other than a hybrid.

Driving conservatively saves the big bucks

The Cruze Diesel might only ship with a 15.6-gallon gas tank, but for this discussion, size does not matter. The astonishing distances that people are traveling with this vehicle can be credited to a simple basic vehicle truth. Driving just a little slower than the posted limit will improve gas mileage. For example, driving 70 in a 75 mph zone. In fact, back in 1974 Congress lowered the national speed limit to 55 mph. This was done to reduce the amount of oil being consumed in the states and also lower the amount of car accidents. Despite the national traffic fatalities falling 15.3 percent for 1975, the act was reversed in the following years.

The diesel-powered Chevy Cruze

Diesel engines are known for exceeding EPA fuel economy scores, and the Chevy Cruze is no exception. The Cruze was recently given a 46 mph highway fuel economy rating, which is the highest fuel economy rating of any passenger non-hybrid vehicle in the

industry. The Cruze is rated to travel 717 miles on a single tank, but reports of 800 + have been flooding the Internet. It might just be time to test drive one for yourself. In addition to the great gas mileage, the diesel version of the Cruze provides you with all the great features and options of its gasoline-powered sibling. It is available with Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and navigation system, full power features and even creatures comforts like a power moonroof.

Where can you find a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel?

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