The CRAWFORD - - CHEVROLET COi
Announces The Formal Opening Of Their Fine New Automotive Building
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th (NEXT WEDNESDAY) i
Everybody Cordially Invited To Attend. Music: Souvenirs: Refreshments
ERECTED AT A COST OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, SUBSTANTIAL, AND THOROUGH
LY EOUIPPED AUTOMOBILE PLANTS IN ALL THE CAROLINAS. IT IS A PLANT SUCH AS ALL C LEVELAND COUNTY PEOPLE MAY TAKE PRIDE
AND YOU_EVERYBODY—IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE OPENING, WHEN YOU WILL BE SHOWN THROUGH THE BUILDING FROM TOP T O
BOTTOM, AND ALL THE INTRICACIES OF AUTOMOBILE REPAIR WORK, AND THE LATEST IN MACHINERY WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.
NEW CHEVROLET HOME
The new building occupied by Crawford Chevrolet Com
pany built and owned by Senator D. Z. Newton.
It is a most modern structure of approximately 20,000
square feet floor space, built of brick, steel and concrete and
fire proof throughout.
It is conveniently situated near the. court house square on
E. Warren street, on state highway number 20, the Wilming
ton-Charlotte-Ashcville highway and thoroughly modern in
every respect. It has the latest type of heating plant with
electric blower radiators sending the heat immediately and con
tinuously to every part of the building. It has a tile show
room 40x50 feet and a beautiful plate glass front and side.
One of the principal reasons for building the new build
ing which will be officially opened to the public on Wednesday,
July 17th, was the desire on the part of Mr. Crawford and his
associates to give the best possible service to Chevrolet owners
throughout this section.
Visitors to the new building will be forcefully impressed
with the neatness, efficiency and completeness of equipment
dedicated to better Chevrolet service.
The Chevrolet flat rate system is used, by which every
owner knows in adance w hat a given repair job will cost. Only
genuine Chevrolet parts are used and every job is guaranteed.
Among other things the Chevrolet Company has a thorough
ly equipped Dueo paint department.
The vice Department is in charge of Mr. Charlie Hol
lander, wno has had many years of thorough training and ex
perience and according to local Chevrolet owners "knows his
onions,” w’hen it comes to making a car run right.
Mr. Hullander was in charge of the Service Department
of the Crawford Chevrolet Company, at Kings Mountain,
where Mr. Crawford and Mr. Burwell formerly operated be
fore coming to Shelby.
HAS BEAUTIFUL ELECTRIC SIGN
According to many Shelby citizens, the newest and pret
tiest electric sign to beautify the city is that of the Crawford
Chevrolet Company at their new building on E. Warren street
hear the court house square.
This sign, which has recently been installed uses three
hundred and fifty seven light bulbs in a beautiful variety of
It is a brilliant reminder that the new Chevrolet Six, in
the price range of a Four, with the Chevrolet organization
solidly behind it. js a leader of automobile value, dependability
CHEVROLET GOING GOOD HERE
The popularity of the new Chevrolet Six is proven thru
the ever growing demand for this unusual value—A Six in
- the price range of a Four—The great purchasing and produc
ing power of General Motors, the largest manufacturers of
automobiles in the world, has been combined to give an unus
ual value in the Chevrolet Six. Quick acceleration, easy to
ateer and easy to stop, easy to park and easy to handle in mod
ern traffic has made it a favorite with men and women every
The Crawford Chevrolet Company has for several months
over sold its quota of new Chevrolet cars. With such a pro
duct it has been easy fm- them tu make a wonderful success
of their business in Shei' y.
CHEVROLET OFFICIAL’S COMMENT
That’s a pair of real “go-getters” says Mr. G. J. Gates,
manager Chevrolet branch for the Carolinas in speaking to a
representative of this paper yesterday. He was referring to
the Crawford Chevrolet Company, particularly Jack Craw
ford and Ernest Burwell, who own and operate it.
Those boys "know their onions” when it comes to auto
mobile business. They have a long successful record behind
them and they are doing a good business in Shelby. I share
their enthusiasm, for Shelby indeed is one of the finest cities
it has ever been my privilege to be in.
; "You are right Gates,” says Mr. Eearl It. Fenton, assist
ant manager,. “I will second the motion for Shelby and fur
those boys too.”
Mr. Gates and Mr. Fenton have been associated together
in the Chevrolet business for many years and “when you see
that pair blow into a town you know something is about to
happen,” says a bystander who knows them both.
The Public Is Cordially
To Attend The Formal
Opening Of Our New Building
On East Warren St., Shelby, N. C.
Wednesday, July 17, 1929.
From 9:00 A. M. Until 6 P. M.
Souvenirs For Everybody
Come and See Our New Building And
CRA WFORD CHEVROLET CO.
VISIT USED CAR LOT
Visit our USED CAR lot, adjoining the Crawford
Chevrolet building, and see our display of BETTER
USED CARS. Open from seven o’clock in the morning
until nine o’clock at night.
The late closing is planned to accommodate those
who can not come during the day.
The Crawford-Chevrolet Company has a paid in
capital of $25,000, a comfortable surplus and is very
strongly financed. It is here to stay and by its policy of
*'‘satisfied customers” hopes to earn and merit a large
share of the local automobile business and complete
business confidence from the public.
GENUINE CHEVROLET PARTS
Step up and meet Mr. Frank Kendall, manager of the
Parts and Accessory Department of the Crawford Chevrolet
Company in their new building on E. Warren street. Mr.
Kendall is the jolly, jovial parts man who sees to it that you
get what you want when you want it, and that all supplies arc
genuine Chevrolet parts. He also carries a good line of ac>
ressories and a few minutes with Mr. Kendall will convince
you that you can decorate your Chevrolet like a Rolls Royce
for a very small investment.
The parts department is equipped with new steel bins,
every compartment numbered by the proper part that belongs
in it with an automatic and perpetual card system that shows
at a. glance how many of each piece are required for normal
stock. It is just another feature the Crawford Chevrolet
Company has installed to insure efficient sendee to its many
And we want you to meet Miss Beam, our efficient lady
bookkeeper. She wields a neat and accurate pen and the Chev
rolet Motor Company says we have one of the finest sets of
books in the state. Miss Beam has a smile for every Chevrolet
owner and entertains the ladies while they are waiting for
their car to be washed, greased or serviced.
BETTER USED CARS
The value nf the new Chevrolet Six is so outstanding Uiat
purchasers of this fine new ear are willing to turn in their old
cars at reasonable prices. The better used cars are immed
iately reconditioned and offered to the public at very low
prices and ready for thousands of miles of dependable service.
The Chevrolet is the only company that has a plan for
junking old out of date models traded in and cars that do not
lepi esent dependability and satisfactory service are immed
.iunked and destroyed as this type of car docs not make
satisfied customers,” the policy of the local Chevrolet dealer.
This oiganization composed of experienced automobile
men know the used car end of the business as well as the new
car end and since most used cars offer a greater value of
transportation per dollar investment than any new ear on
the market those who contemplate the purchase of a good
clean used car can get it from the Crawford Chevrolet Com
pany with full confidence of its true worth and condition being
honestly represented and an extra good value for every dollai
I he Crawford C hevrolet Company has a very convenient
lot next to the new building which is used for the display of
rais making it very convenient and easy to select your prefer
ence from a choice and variety unequaled elsewhere.
CHEVROLET OFFICIALS ATTEND NEW
A number of Chevrolet officials from the Ciu rlotte
branch, in charge of Chevrolet operations throughout the
Carolinas. will be on hand to welcome the crowd who visit the
new building of the Crawford Chevrolet Company at their
opening on Wednesday, July 17th.
Mr. C. J. (iates. Zone Manager, Mr. E. R, Fenton, Assist
ant, Manager and Mr. Luce, sales promotion expert, Mr. Drury
and Mr. Hales, all of the Charlotte office of the Chevrolet
The Chevrolet officials have expressed themselves as
highly pleased with Shelby’s new and most modern automobile
building and service station. “Shelby should be very proud
of the organization and equipment representing Chevrolet and
we, too, are greatly gratified to have a leading dealer so splen
didly equipped in the home town of the governor of our great
state,” says Mr. G. J. Gates, Chevrolet manager for North