Monday, October 02, 2006


My parents have a '38 Chevy truck, and a few weeks ago they were asked to participate in a Chevy promotion for the new Silverado.
They were flown to Texas, got the hotel and all meals paid for, went to free concerts, got chartered to the next flight in a limo, got flown to Indianapolis, traveled by fancy bus to Pittsburgh, even got to meet Willie Nelson's granddaughter. They're like celebrities, and I knew them back when they were just regular little people like you and I

Pictures here...

Chevy Introduces All-New 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with Cross-Country Drive to Farm Aid 2006

Four Concert Stops Planned During 2,800-Mile Trip From Texas to New Jersey

DETROIT, 2006-09-26 – Introducing the newest generation of the longest-lasting pickup truck on the road calls for something big. That's why Chevrolet is launching the new 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with a 2,800-mile Chevy Silverado Drive for Farm Aid, highlighted by four free concerts featuring top country musicians and culminating at the Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk concert in Camden, N.J., on Sept. 30.

Kicking off with a concert featuring Montgomery Gentry at the State Fair of Texas Fairgrounds near Dallas on Sept. 27, the Silverado Drive for Farm Aid will present concerts featuring Phil Vassar in Nashville on Sept. 28 and Montgomery Gentry in Indianapolis on Sept. 28 and Pittsburgh on Sept. 29before making its final stop at Farm Aid. Visitors to the Nashville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh concerts also can enter to win a trip for two to Nashville for the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 6. One winner will be selected on Oct. 6 from each of the Nashville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh concerts.

"We can't think of a better way to introduce the all-new 2007 Silverado than to drive the trucks through the heartlandto enjoy some great country music and help raise money for Farm Aid," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "The Chevrolet Silverado, family farms and country music share deep, strong roots in America, and we want to celebrate that legacy. By lending our support to Farm Aid, we're helping to preserve family farm-centered agriculture in America."

Concerts in the Silverado Drive for Farm Aid are free, but concertgoers are invited to bring a non-perishable food item or make cash donations to Farm Aid.

"From Texas to New Jersey, the Silverado Drive for Farm Aid will help raise funds for Farm Aid and help promote food from family farms," said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. "The vistas of fields and farms that America sees from the highway constantly remind us that food from family farms depends on keeping families on the land."

Along with a chance to see and experience the all-new 2007 Chevy Silverado, concertgoers can view Chevy pickups dating back to the 1930s that are part of the Chevy Silverado Drive for Farm Aid. In addition, members of the Chevy Silverado 200K Mile Club have been invited to join the trip.