2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible Debut at NYIAS

Camaro ZL1
Camaro Coupe ZL1

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible debuted last month at the New York International Auto Show, where it made a big splash alongside its hardtop sibling. Designed to “excel at everything,” according to executive producer of Global Product Development Mark Reuss, the ZL1 coupe and the convertible make great everyday cars while being comparable to any other sports coupe on the market.

The Camaro ZL1 is incredibly aerodynamic, tested in wind tunnels and on racetracks to create a car that moves seamlessly through the air and stays cool even at the highest speeds. The ZL1 and ZL1 Convertible have a newly redesigned hood with a carbon fiber insert that pulls heat out of the engine, a lower grille opening for great air flow, and a bigger front splitter that help improve the ZL1’s aerodynamics.

Both the ZL1 and the ZL1 Convertible come standard with a supercharged V8 engine with an output of 640 horsepower. Chevrolet says the convertible’s performance is similar to the coupe’s, though it’s slightly heavier weight may have an impact.

Joe Holland’s Mother’s Day Photo Contest

Mother's Day South Charleston, WV

Enter Joe Holland’s Mother’s Day Photo Contest!  Joe Holland wants to thank our moms! Message us a photo of you and your mom and we will upload the pictures into our Mother’s Day Facebook Photo Album. The photo that receives the most likes will win dinner for 4 at Bridge Road Bistro on Sunday, May 8th, courtesy of Joe Holland! (Alcohol not included.)

To enter, simply message us a photo of your mom and we will upload it to our Mother’s Day Facebook Photo Album.  The picture with the most likes by 5:00 pm on May 6th will win a wonderful Mother’s Day out courtesy of Joe Holland! Enjoy a fabulous dinner for four at Bridge Road Bistro on Sunday May 8th anytime between 10 am – 2 pm.

**Attention Mother’s Day Photo Contest participants: Remember, since the prize is for a LOCAL restaurant, we can only declare a winner from the Charleston, WV area who will be able arrive at the restaurant during our set reservation time this coming Sunday! Please message us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding and good luck!**

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  • One entry per person
  • Likes must be on the photo posted on the Joe Holland’s Facebook page – Likes on shared photos will not count
  • Last day to submit a photo is 5/6/16 at 12pm
  • Voting ends 5/6/16 at 5pm
  • Winner will be announced on Facebook

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Diesel vs Regular Gas: Pros and Cons

Diesel Gas

Whether you like luxury sports cars, or you’re more of a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD fan, you’ve probably wondered what the whole diesel vs. gas debate is about. What are the pros and cons of each, and is one objectively better?

Gasoline is the most common fuel, of course. It’s more widely accessible, it’s cheaper, and most engines can only use gasoline fuel. Diesel actually used to be less expensive than gas, but through a series of tax hikes and new regulations, the price of diesel rose.

Plus, vehicles with diesel engines are more expensive than with gas engines. On the other hand, diesel vehicles hold their value better than gasoline vehicles, and they’re more fuel-efficient. A University of Michigan study found that the cost to own diesel engines over five years is less than gasoline engines.

Diesel also isn’t necessarily better for the environment. Both gas and diesel produce harmful emissions, just different kinds, so don’t think it’s better to drive in the city. Ultimately, it depends on your driving habits—if you drive a normal amount, go with gas.