Chevy Moms Time Out

by Camille on September 15, 2010

We’ve had some excitement in the past couple of days!  That new addition I mentioned in a previous post? Allow me to introduce you to Trixie: our new Chevy Traverse (for a month, anyway).

All the cars in my family have had names:
My dad’s 1941 Chevy = Bessie
The family car 1977 Dodge Monaco of a tuna boat = Mona (RIP)
Our 12-passenger van years past = “The Party Wagon”

And so it goes.  It’s the right of passage.  Vehicles that are welcomed into our family have always had personalities and a past.  Never do we drive brand new vehicles, fresh from the dealer, or with mileage less than 4 digits.

Except one time – right after I graduated from high school, I had saved up enough money (from working at the Burger Bar) to afford a decent down payment for a vehicle with fairly low payments.  I fell in love with a brand new 2-door compact car – manual transmission, kauai blue color, rear spoiler.   I wrote my check for a down payment, signed the next 5 years of my life away, and drove that sweet vehicle off the dealer’s lot, and into my driveway.  Then I got into the old family car and drove to work, nervous to take my new wheels anywhere on public roads.  My siblings still tease me about the towels on the floors and seats, and bubble-wrapping my passengers before they even opened the doors.

And that’s exactly how I feel about this gorgeous vehicle!!  Chevrolet has asked me and three other bloggers to participate in a promotional event, during which we each receive a fully loaded, fresh-off-the-line Chevy Traverse or Malibu for a month, and are to share about our experiences.

The event launched September 14, at the KSL Studio in Salt Lake City, where we were introduced to our new vehicles, and participating dealers from the Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers who filled us in on all the bells and whistles. 

Then our TELEVISION DEBUT! And lucky me, I was the “spokesperson” for the group. 

Nothing like talking on local TV, LIVE, with an orthodontic lisp.

I’ll be blogging about our adventures here on my blog, and on Chevy’s blog. So please feel free to follow along. And by visiting their site, you can enter to win a fabulous giveaway!

Disclaimer: I have been given a 2011 Chevy Traverse on a temporary basis, for review purposes, provided by the Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers.  As part of the Chevy Moms Time Out program, we will be sent on particular “missions”, and given gift cards to complete said missions.  We will be expected to blog and vlog about our personal and honest opinions.  Nothing I share will be influenced by Chevrolet.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julee September 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

It’s hard to say which is more awesome…YOU or the Chevy Traverse! LOVE the name you picked for yours…ours will follow soon! Thanks for representing the Mom Squad!

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2 Kristina P. September 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I think you will have a blast!

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3 Connie September 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Trixie will be a lovely additon to the family….for the next month! You did an awesome job on the TV show.

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4 Emily September 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm

We name our cars too: Vixen, Scooter…but I have to say the best part about this post is seeing how hot you looked on TV. You were rockin’ that outfit! Ow, ow!

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5 Amy September 16, 2010 at 11:22 am

Trixie looks like fun. You guys are going to have a blast on your missions.

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6 Valerie M. September 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

How fun!!! And you look amazing.

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7 Steph September 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I love the name Trixie. It sounds a little trampy… so that is obviously why I love it.

I am so excited to be doing this promotion with you.

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8 Tauna Egan September 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

You look LAWTA HAWT with Trixie!

Have a blast you!!!

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9 Kirsten D September 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Look at you go! You looked SMOKIN’ HOT on TV! I didn’t notice the lisp! You are too hard on yourself!

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10 vanessa September 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

that day when i walked in i honest to goodness did not recognize you and thought you were an anchor sitting there. seriously camille, crazy hot look

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11 Chelsey September 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

You are absolutely darling! Cant wait to hear about your adventures. I bet the girls love it!

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12 Carly September 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

love the car!! That is too much fun! What a cool opportunity :)

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13 Shelle-BlokThoughts September 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

You freaking rock and are stunning!

Have fun. Can’t wait to see how you lovely ladies do with the missions and what you have to say about the cars.

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14 Jill K September 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Trixie is super fancy pants. I can’t wait to check out what you do with your days.

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15 Julie K September 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

Wow! How exciting! I can’t wait to follow along with you and the other moms with Chevy. You’re looking good there in trixie!

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