EWING CHEVROLET

EWING CHEVROLET Ewing Chevrolet was one of the nation's oldest family owned Chevrolet dealerships. Ewing and his two sons, Floyd C. Ewing and Charles Clarence (C.C.) Ewing. C.C.
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Established in 1914 in Jeromesville, Ohio (Ashland County) as part of Ewing Hardware by Clement L. Relocated to Canton, Ohio in 1931. Once the largest Chevrolet dealership in Stark County, Generations of customers were served by the dedicated employees and associates of the dealership. Ewing celebrated 50 years in 1964, his oldest son Stanley C Ewing became president and his other son Richard K Ew

ing, Vice-President. David C. Ewing succeeded his father as president in 1989. Ewing bought out is former competitor Eppy's Chevrolet in 1997. In 1998 Stan received his 50-year dealer award and David his 25-year dealer award from General Motors. Ewing Chevrolet was noted for excellence in customer service and satisfaction with a 100% GM trained Service Department and Body Shop. A large Parts Department with skilled employees sold Genuine GM parts both retail and wholesale throughout North East Ohio. Ewing Chevrolet closed its doors on March 20, 2007 after selling over 100,000 vehicles and servicing Chevrolet products for 93+ years.

In 1975, Ewing Chevrolet became a Bricklin Dealer along with our Chevrolet Franchise. During that time we received and s...
01/11/2024

In 1975, Ewing Chevrolet became a Bricklin Dealer along with our Chevrolet Franchise. During that time we received and sold (3) 1975 SV-1 models with the 351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8 from Ford with a 3-speed automatic. The colors were: one in Safety White and two in Safety Orange.

Malcolm Bricklin produced a sports car in the 1970s in Canada that was briefly sold here in the states. Learn more about it in our latest https://motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2024/remembering-malcolm-bricklin-and-the-bricklin-automobile

In the Fall of 1965 (4) new car carriers arrived with new 1966 Chevrolets for Ewing Chevrolet's Big New Car Sales Event....
11/05/2023

In the Fall of 1965 (4) new car carriers arrived with new 1966 Chevrolets for Ewing Chevrolet's Big New Car Sales Event. Ewing is loaded with new Chevrolets with big discounts and low prices. L-R: truck driver #1; C.C. "Jum" Ewing, Owner; salesman?; Ed Baines, Sales Mgr; Salesmen: Bill Rook, Rick Simpson, Harry Leach; truck driver #2 at the rear of the trailer.

08/02/2023
05/19/2023

Do remember the all-new 1959 Chevrolet? Ewing Chevrolet sold a lot of these beautiful new Chevys with Pat Boone and Dinah Shore singing about its new features and benefits.

Check out this short video of the beginnings of Chevrolet and a look to the future of the brand.
04/30/2023

Check out this short video of the beginnings of Chevrolet and a look to the future of the brand.

To understand our present, you have to know our past. Learn how the ideals of Louis Chevrolet have inspired us to build customer-centric solutions for more t...

Here is the founder of General Motors and Chevrolet.
03/22/2023

Here is the founder of General Motors and Chevrolet.

On March 19, 1947, William C. "Billy" Durant, the founder of General Motors, died in New York City.

In 1908, Durant, as the head of the Buick Motor Company, spent $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey. Durant had made his fortune building horse-drawn carriages in Flint, MI, and the giant company he built would dominate the American auto industry for decades.

The new GM was the opposite of Ford Motor Company: instead of just making one car, like the Model T, it produced a wide variety of cars for a wide variety of buyers. In its first two years, GM cobbled together 30 companies, including 11 automakers like Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Oakland (which later became Pontiac), some supplier firms, and even an electric company.

Buying all these companies was too expensive for the fledgling GM, and in 1910 Durant lost control of the company to a bankers' trust. He started a new car company with the Chevrolet brothers and was able to buy enough GM stock to regain control of the corporation from 1916 to 1920. In the 1920s, he founded another car company called Durant Motors.

Durant later lost his fortune, but the serial entrepreneur continued to explore new ventures for the rest of his life.

I remember this day well.  Penni & I got married one month later on September 10, 1966.  I selected Penni's first car.  ...
08/12/2022

I remember this day well. Penni & I got married one month later on September 10, 1966. I selected Penni's first car. I chose for her a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 350 Convertible Red w/White top with a Hurst 4-speed manual transmission and a positraction rear end. See the photo of the car in the comment below.

On August 11, 1966, the first Chevy Camaro came off the production line in Norwood, Ohio.

Chevrolet developed the Camaro to compete with Ford Motor Company's Mustang, which came out two years earlier with record sales. To promote the Camaro, General Motors remained quiet, letting the mystery surrounding the car to build buzz until its major reveal in Detroit.

The move seemed to pay off. With a $2,500 base price, 140 horsepower and several new amenities, the Camaro sold 100,000 units in its first year. The Camaro proved itself a staple in the pony car category, battling for dominance with the Mustang over the next half-century.

Who remembers "Body by Fisher?"
07/12/2022

Who remembers "Body by Fisher?"

On July 10, 1923, Fisher Body Company registered its famous Body by Fisher trademark, just a few years after General Motors took ownership of the company.

Fisher Body started when two of the seven Fisher brothers, Fred and Charles, came to Detroit to work with their uncle, who made horse carriage bodies. After the uncle left, Fred and Charles switched to horseless carriages, established Fisher Body in 1908 and brought their five other brothers into the company. They built Fisher Body into a powerhouse, selling auto bodies to GM, Ford Motor Company, Cadillac, Buick, Studebaker and others. In 1919, GM bought a majority of Fisher Body shares, taking ownership of the company.

Four years later, Fisher Body introduced a new element to its product: a logo with the words “Body by Fisher” underneath a horseless carriage. Fisher trademarked the phrase, and the Body by Fisher badge became a classic icon found on GM cars all the way up to the 1990s.

Remembering the day my Grandfather, C.C. Ewing took me, a smiling from ear to ear 10-year-old, on a ride in the brand ne...
06/29/2022

Remembering the day my Grandfather, C.C. Ewing took me, a smiling from ear to ear 10-year-old, on a ride in the brand new 1953 Chevrolet Corvette in Polo White with a bright red interior. It was a special moment for me.

On June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint assembled the first Corvette, a two-seat sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production version rolled off the line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year.

The idea for the Corvette came from General Motors’ design chief Harley Earl, who started developing plans in 1951 for a low-cost American sports car to compete with European makes like MGs, Jaguars and Ferraris. The project was code-named “Opel.”
In January 1953, GM debuted the Corvette concept car (pictured below) at its Motorama auto show at the Waldorf Astoria New York. It featured a fiberglass body and a six-cylinder engine. According to GM, the car was named for the “trim, fleet naval vessel that performed heroic es**rt and patrol duties during World War II.” The Corvette was a big hit with the public at Motorama, and GM soon put the roadster into production.

The first Corvette was hand-assembled and featured a Polo White exterior and red interior, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, a wraparound windshield, whitewall tires and detachable plastic curtains instead of side windows. The car carried a price tag of $3,490 and could go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 11 or 12 seconds, a fairly average speed.

In 1954, the Corvette went into mass production at a Chevy plant in St. Louis, MO. Sales were lackluster from the outset, and GM considered discontinuing the line. However, Ford Motor Company introduced the Thunderbird around the same time, and GM did not want to appear as bowing to a competitor. In 1955, the Corvette's survival was buoyed when it was equipped with a more powerful V-8 engine. It went on to earn the nickname “America’s sports car” and become a pop culture icon via numerous references in movies, television and music.

Remembering my Uncle Dick's Birthday on June 25.  He was Treasurer of Ewing Chevrolet and very personable to our custome...
06/28/2022

Remembering my Uncle Dick's Birthday on June 25. He was Treasurer of Ewing Chevrolet and very personable to our customers. He died too young at age 70. With his wife Gloria Boyd Ewing, they had three children: Bradford Ross, Valerie Jean, and Kimberly Ann.

Here is a Spotter's Guide for the late '50s and early '60s. Chevrolet's top-of-the-line models featured the 3 round tail...
03/21/2022

Here is a Spotter's Guide for the late '50s and early '60s. Chevrolet's top-of-the-line models featured the 3 round taillights except for '59s which featured the teardrop shape. Ewing Chevrolet celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1964.

110 years ago today on Nov 3, 1911, Detroit MI, Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss race car driver and engineer, and William C. Du...
11/04/2021

110 years ago today on Nov 3, 1911, Detroit MI, Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss race car driver and engineer, and William C. Durant co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.

I was just entering BGSU when this vehicle hit the market in 1960.  Ewing Chevrolet also sponsored the Canton Corvair Cl...
09/18/2021

I was just entering BGSU when this vehicle hit the market in 1960. Ewing Chevrolet also sponsored the Canton Corvair Club. I drove a number of the 65-60 Corvairs as demos while I was working at Ewing Chevrolet and going to graduate school at Case-Western Reserve Univ. in Cleveland. Great car! Fun to drive and had exceptional styling for a low-priced economy car. Thanks, Ed for your contribution to automotive excellence.

Today, we commemorate the birthday anniversary of our #1 Maker of the Chevrolet Corvair... Mr. Edward N. Cole. Born in Marne, Michigan, on September 17, 1909. Ed Cole is legendarily known as the "Father of the Corvair" as he was the driving force in getting General Motors compact car into production.

The Corvair was manufactured by Chevrolet for model years 1960-1969 with two generation models with a total of 1,786,243 vehicles made. Showcasing some groundbreaking engineering qualities of being the first American designed, mass produced passenger vehicle with a rear-mounted, horizontally opposed, flat six cylinder, aluminum air-cooled engine. The Corvair also featured unibody construction, integrated transaxle, and four wheel independent suspension.

The creation of the Corvair definetly played out Mr. Cole's philosophy with his famous expression of "Kick the hell out of the status quo", and he definetly scored in that regard when it came to this unique vehicle. It was one of his most proud accomplishments. Ed Cole's inspiration and influence to develop the Corvair engine was partly based on his own personal pursuits of being a private airplane pilot during the early 1950's where he logged many hours on a Continental powered small aircraft. During this same time frame, he was working on military projects as Senior Engineer at Cadillac in 1950 and assigned to make a light weight military tank that would involve another Continental, horizontally opposed, flat six engine. These engines made a great impression on him that would set the stage when time came for Mr. Cole to have the final say on what power unit would be chosen for the light weight compact Corvair vehicle.

We applaud all the talented makers who had a hand in the creation, design, engineering, and production of the Chevrolet Corvair; but Ed Cole will forever be the one person that will go down in history as the visionary who got this one of a kind air-cooled wonder into production for many generations of automotive enthusiasts to appreciate and enjoy. We respectfully salute Ed Cole, Father of the Corvair.

By: Eva "Corvair Lady" McGuire
Creator, Meet the Makers of the Chevrolet Corvair
Historian, Corvair Preservation Foundation

Brief career background of Ed Cole:
-Became Chief Engineer of Chevrolet in 1952 and later named General Manager of the brand where he was tasked to develop light weight, low cost to V8 engines with the famous Chevy Small Block V8, which for the next 50 years reigned supreme as America's most significant automotive engine design. Ed Cole is also known as the Father of the Chevrolet small block V8. While Chief Engineer, he was very involved in the development of the rear engine, air-cooled Corvair, Corvette sports car, and GM's rotary engine.
- In 1961, he left Chevy to become GM Group Vice President where he pushed for numerous major engineering and design advancements to their car and truck lines.
- Promoted to Executive Vice President of GM in 1965 and became President/CEO of General Motors in 1967 until his retirement in 1974, ending his 44 year career.

Ed Cole passed away in May of 1977 and was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame that same year.

(Collage by Eva McGuire, photos courtesy of GM and media sources)

Looking for more information about the Chevrolet you may have purchased from Ewing Chevrolet, 1914-1960?  Go to:  Keith ...
05/23/2021

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Information for the Pre & Post-War Chevrolet Passenger Cars & Trucks See 1946-1954 GM Fisher Body Firewall Plate de-code info.

1960 Glenwood High School yearbook, The GLEA ad highlights the 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible in the Ewing Chevrolet ...
09/17/2020

1960 Glenwood High School yearbook, The GLEA ad highlights the 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible in the Ewing Chevrolet Showroom.

1958 Glenwood High School yearbook, The GLEA ad highlights the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Hardtop in the Ewing Chevrolet...
09/17/2020

1958 Glenwood High School yearbook, The GLEA ad highlights the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air 2dr Hardtop in the Ewing Chevrolet Showroom.

1959 Glenwood HS yearbook, GLEA advertisement highlights the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in the Ewing Chevrolet Showroom.
09/17/2020

1959 Glenwood HS yearbook, GLEA advertisement highlights the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in the Ewing Chevrolet Showroom.

08/09/2020

Blast from the past! Mar 29-30, 1990. Dave Ewing and his daughter Amy Ewing successfully completed the Chevrolet Corvette High-Performance Driving Course at Firebird International Raceway (now known as Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park) in Chandler, AZ. The course instructor was John Powell of Powell Motorsport.

05/17/2020

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Canton, OH
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Ewing Chevrolet was one of the nation's oldest family-owned Chevrolet dealerships. Established in 1914 in Jeromesville, Ohio (Ashland County) as part of Ewing Hardware with Clement L. Ewing and his two sons, Floyd C. Ewing and Charles Clarence (C.C.) Ewing. Floyd and Charles relocated to Canton, Ohio in 1931 as Ewing Brothers. Ewing Chevrolet was the largest Chevrolet dealership in Stark County. Generations of customers were served by the dedicated employees and associates of the dealership. C.C. Ewing received his 50 years w Chevrolet dealer award in 1964. That same year C. C.’s oldest son Stanley C Ewing became president and his other son Richard K Ewing, Vice-President. David C. Ewing succeeded his father as president in 1989. Ewing bought out their nearest competitor, Eppy's Chevrolet in 1997. In 1998 Stan received his 50-year dealer award and David his 25-year dealer award from Chevrolet. Ewing Chevrolet was noted for excellence in customer service and satisfaction with a 100% GM trained Service Department and Body Shop. A large Parts Department with skilled employees sold Genuine GM parts both retail and wholesale throughout North East Ohio. Ewing Chevrolet closed its doors on March 20, 2007, after selling over 100,000 vehicles and servicing Chevrolet products for 93+ years.

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