2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival: A Local Tradition

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXThough it may sound like a bizarre name to some, the annual Marshall FireAnt Festival is a tradition within the community. Starting Oct. 14, 2017, you can visit Downtown Marshall for the 35th annual celebration. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring events and activities for people of all ages.

According to the Marshall, TX website, the FireAnt Festival will have tons of attractions. There is a main stage for a concert and performances, the Tour de FireAnt, a 5k Toddler Trot, parade, Diaper Derby, and more. The FireAnt Festival is the perfect place for adults to cut loose, but kids also love this annual tradition.

This year will feature a large number of food and craft vendors, perfect for people looking for local arts and crafts. Local entertainment and bands will perform, while the Evening Street Dance and Performance will be held by Heather Linn & the Deacons. Officially held at the old Harrison County Courthouse, you can plan your visit at any time throughout the day.

If you plan to enter the Tour de FireAnt bicycle ride, be sure to register for the event. There will be a One-Mile Walk/Run at 8 a.m., and the bike race will be held at 9 a.m. These are just some of the many things to do at the annual FireAnt Festival. At Nehls Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited for this local tradition.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXChevrolet was recently represented by Hall Racing during America’s longest off-road race. Driving a stock Colorado ZR2, Hall Racing demonstrated the capability and prowess of the new off-road-tuned pickup. The race extended from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada, covering a brutal desert landscape, plummeting cliffs, and rocky slopes.

The media experts at Chevrolet noted that the Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to compete in the race, which means it was the only truck without any special upgrades added after it left the production line. In total, only 204 of the 336 trucks who entered finished, and the Colorado ZR2 was able to complete the longest off-road race in the world in just over 18 hours.

“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall, the driver for Hall Racing. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”

The Colorado ZR2 design features some upgrades compared to the standard Colorado pickup. For instance, the ZR2 has wider front and rear tracks for stability, a suspension that’s been raised two inches for added clearance, rockers for climbing over stones and other obstacles, rear electronic differentials, and a Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV)™. There’s nothing quite like the Colorado ZR2. Test drive the Chevy Colorado today at Nehls Chevrolet.