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Community Chevrolet Hosts Classic Car Show

Community Chevrolet hosted its second annual Chevrolet Classic Car show on Sunday, November 12. Community Chevrolet has been located on Olive Avenue between Lake and Victory in Burbank for the past 54 years.

Chevrolet owners from San Francisco to San Diego brought out a slew of polished and pristine vintage Chevrolets. Awards were presented to those who put a lot of extra detail into their classic cars.

Here is a gallery of some of the cars. Click any picture to see a larger view.

 

 

Lakers Star Visits Community Chevrolet, Greets Fans

Times have been tough in recent years Los Angeles Lakers fans. But as the 2017-18 is about to begin, many feel the only direction the franchise is going is up.

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Some of those fans were on hand Saturday afternoon at Community Chevrolet as starting power forward Julius Randle signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

Randle, who will turn 23 next month, is in his fourth year with the team. Last season he averaged 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.  He was the seventh overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Oscar Mendoza, who lives in the San Fernando Valley, was the first fan in line waiting to greet Randle.

“The very first thing I enjoyed about Julius Randle is that he went and sought advice from James Worthy, who helped him work on his drop step. Down in the paint, I think he’s unguardable,” Mendoza said. “If he gets the ball in his hands and he gets that drop step, he’s going to score.  I love that he’s a lefty. He’s been working on his right. We don’t have too many players going left strong.”

Omar Tinoco drove all the way from Palm Springs to see Randle.

“I grew up with the Showtime Lakers and I’m waiting for the team to get back to that point. It is nice to see all these young guys finally pulling together,” Tinoco said. “I’ve liked him (Randle) since Kentucky. He’s big man that has good movement and can move his feet. We kind of lacking in that area for a while.”

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Randle said he likes what he has seen so far in the preseason. When asked what he is most looking forward to, he said it is the process of growing every day.

“It has been great. It has been very competitive,” Randle said of training camp. “The guys have come in with great energy and every day is looking to compete.”

Fan Armen Navasardyan of Glendale shared his thoughts of the Lakers.

“I think with the new management the Lakers have improved a lot. Obviously, they don’t have the best expectations,” Navasardyan said. “This is a team that has a lot of potential. They’re definitely going to improve a lot. As far as the playoffs it still seems out of reach, but the sky is the limit for this team.”

Randle said playing under Hall of Famer and current Lakers President of Operations Magic Johnson has kept players motivated.

“Magic expects a lot out of us. To have that expectation and standard that he gives us every day (is great),” he said.

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Randle said he tries to keep goals simple.

“We look at it as taking one day at a time. We’re always trying to fight for the playoffs,” Randall said. “You have to continue to get better every day as a team. The playoffs (are) the big picture, but we have to win those small battles every day and learn how to get better every day.”

Randle said he is looking forward to playing with rookie point guard Lonzo Ball.

“Zo has been great. He’s a pass-first point guard. He gets everybody involved and makes everyone better so it is contagious to play with him,” Randle said.

Lakers Rookie Visits Burbank Car Dealership

It hasn’t been the easiest week Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D’Angelo Russell.

Russell has been in the news this week after a private conversation with teammate Nick Young was recorded and later leaked.

Still the 20-year-old had many supporters who greeted him at Community Chevrolet Saturday afternoon.

Russell, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, signed autographs and took photographs with fans at the Olive Ave. dealership.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Community Chevrolet General Manager Chad Kelman said he was able to get Russell to come to the dealership as part of a deal made when the dealership sold the player a Corvette.

“He’s a real nice guy. I’ve met him a few times and he wants to take care of the community,” Kelman said. “He’s a big fan of Los Angeles. He’s committed to the area and he loves it here and wants to make sure he’s part of the fabric of it.”

Russell was not made available to speak to the media by Creative Artists Agency, which represents him.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Fans showed up as early as 8 a.m. for the event that was scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

Former Burroughs High football player Daniel Hernandez and his brother Paul were the first in line.

“It’s honestly exciting. He’s going to be a future All Star. To get to meet him and get an autograph from him is amazing. In the future it is going to be amazing to look back on this day and say I got to meet him,” Daniel Hernandez said.

Hernandez said Russell could be the player the Lakers build their future around following the retirement of Kobe Bryant.

“Like Kobe said ‘He has to earn the torch, it doesn’t get passed to him’, but he can definitely earn it,” Hernandez added. “He’s already showing that he’s got thick skin in light of this week.  He was amazing against the Miami Heat on Wednesday. “

Hernandez said his opinion of Russell has not changed in light of the incident he has made headlines for.

“It’s unfortunate. He’s young. It doesn’t make an excuse that he’s young,” Hernandez said. “Hopefully he’ll learn from this.  It’s a rookie mistake.”

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Jason O’Hara drove from Agoura Hills to see Russell.

“As far as D’Angelo and what he’s going through with everyone on the team, things leak out,” O’Hara said.  “I think it’s (the fault of) who got a hold of what had happened and how they went about it.

The event in Burbank at Community Chevrolet is a good event as far as him trying to get back into the limelight for him to get people to love him again. “

Cole Vietor, a Cal State Northridge student, was also quick to defend Russell.

“I don’t think he has a maturity issue. I think he’s just a 19-year-old kid.  We’ve all done things that are questionable,” Vietor said. “Nobody knows the full story behind his latest drama with Nick Young.  He’s definitely a great player with a bunch of raw basketball talent.”

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Russell’s brother Antonio accompanied him to the event. Antonio Russell lives with his brother. He said D’Angelo is learning quickly about life as a professional athlete.

“It has not been the easiest past couple of weeks,” Antonio Russell said. “But it makes you tougher for when that time comes and you know the Lakers start succeeding. It’s all part of the plan.”

With the Lakers holding a strong opportunity at obtaining the first pick in the June NBA draft, there is a possibility Russell could be reunited with former high school teammate Ben Simmons, who is widely regarded as the top pick.

“He feels Ben is a tremendous player,” Antonio Russell said. “Anybody they get in the draft is going to be extremely good for the Lakers organization in the rebuilding period.”

 

 

Community Chevrolet Thanks Burbank for the Great Support

Community Chevrolet would like to thank our Burbank family for making 2013 such a great year!

During our Chevy’s Giving More Event in December, we teamed up with the Family Service Agency of Burbank to remind everyone what the holidays are really about; our families and each other.

Ending the year off with a bang we were also able to partner up with the Burbank City Federal Credit Union on a great sale event on December 28th in which members received special pricing on all new and used vehicles.

Thank you Burbank for an amazing year and we hope to make 2014 even better!

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Community Chevrolet Car Show One for the Ages

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Community Chevrolet in Burbank held a car show this past weekend that showcased Chevrolets from all different eras.  Fans had a chance to visit the past and only had to look as far as the nearby showroom to see the future.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

According to Karina Meza of Community Chevrolet, the show was a success.

“Community Chevrolet would like to thank everyone that came out to support “The All Chevy Vintage Car Show” with the SFV Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. The atmosphere and responses we received were extremely positive as everyone from the car enthusiast to whole families came out to enjoy.

This year exceeded expectations with a record breaking number of entries with 100 cars from all eras beginning with the 1920’s. Thank you for helping us make this year a huge success.” said Meza

This 1963 Chevrolet BelAire won The Dealers Choice Award and The Shows First Place Award. Owned by Rene Gomez. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

This 1963 Chevrolet BelAire won The Dealers Choice Award and The Shows First Place Award. Owned by Rene Gomez. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Community Chevrolet General Manager Dennis Bala hands Rene Gomez The Dealers Choice Award for his classic sparkling 1963 Chevrolet  Bel Aire. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Community Chevrolet General Manager Dennis Bala hands Rene Gomez The Dealers Choice Award for his classic sparkling 1963 Chevrolet Bel Aire. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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Community Chevrolet Car Show Coming This Sunday

Community Chevrolet, along with SFVR Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, will be hosting a car show Sunday, September 8 that will feature almost 100 Chevys starting from 1924.

chevy3This is a great event for everyone to come enjoy from families to the car enthusiast that will represent car owners from all over Southern California that are making the drive just to show their valued treasures.

Everybody is invite to enjoy the festivities that will include food, music, and raffles throughout the day. All proceeds will be going to The Mutt Scouts, an LA based nonprofit animal rescue.

Also, those wanting to enter the show can still do so before 9am but space is limited as we have passed the expected amount of entries (first come first show).

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Community Chevrolet Celebrates Grand Re-opening

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Community Chevrolet of Burbank celebrated the Grand re-opening of their state-of-the-art dealership by hosting the Burbank Chamber of Commerce mixer on April 25th.

The event was hosted by Fred Bell , President of Community Chevrolet and his wife Janet.

The $2.7 million project was a great addition to revitalizing Burbank and to it’s future business.

Chamber CEO Gary Olson,  Mary Hamzoian Economic Development Director, Joy Forbes Community Development Director and Former Mayor Michael Hastings. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Chamber CEO Gary Olson, Mary Hamzoian Economic Development Director, Joy Forbes Community Development Director and Former Mayor Michael Hastings. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

In attendance were Chamber members, several City of Burbank officials, representatives of Chevrolet, customers and the staff of the dealership. Community has been in Burbank since 1959 and for over 54 years and is family owned and operated.

Music was provided by the Burbank High School student Jazz Band and a fun time was had by all.

Community Chevrolet Owner Fred Bell along with Sunder Ramani local business owner. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Community Chevrolet Owner Fred Bell along with Sunder Ramani local business owner. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“This is a rebirth of a new generation and future at the dealership honoring previous values and traditions” states Bell. “We are proud of Burbank, supporting our Community and establishing long term relationships with our customers” .