By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2019
Charles “Chuck” Mulkey, executive manager and Trena McGill, controller.
A celebration of epic proportions is coming to Tulsa Sept. 14, with the re-grand opening of Route 66 Chevrolet and Route 66 Nissan! This event is free to the public and will encompass both dealerships as part of their rebranding campaign, and part of their overall mission of giving back to the community. Festivities take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free food, live music and entertainment, bounce houses and drawings throughout the day.
Executive manager, Chuck Mulkey and controller, Trena McGill, are thrilled to re-introduce the Route 66 brand. “The most important part of this event is the 2018 Chevy Colorado pickup we are going to give away,” said Chuck. From now until the day of the event, first responders and teachers with ID can come into either dealership to register, and the drawing will be held at 2 p.m. at the celebration. Entrants must be present to win. Other giveaways will include OSU/TU game tickets and concert tickets for a big name show to be announced.
“We are so excited because it’s been two years as of July 17 that we’ve been open,” Chuck said, “and we never really had a grand opening. We’re going to do it right.” Chuck and Trena are the faces of Route 66 Chevy and Nissan and have become locally familiar personalities with their fun commercials and radio commentaries. “We’re not actors, we are real people,” said Chuck. “People see us on TV, but when you come into our dealerships, you’re going to see us.” The celebration is also an in recognition of the stellar staff at both dealerships. “We really appreciate our people that you don’t see in the public eye,” Chuck said. “From our tech people, support staff, people in the office; Without any one of them, the wheel doesn’t turn.”
“This event is all about family fun,” said Trena. “Everyone is welcome to come in and hang out, and get to know us and our staff. We will even have Chuck in a dunk tank!” Chuck added, “It’s going to be huge! One of the best things that anyone has seen as far as dealerships go.”
Route 66 Chevrolet master technician Willie inspects the undercarraige of a vehicle.
This massive event is only a small representation of the philanthropy that Route 66 Chevy and Nissan contributes to. They are active partners with St. Jude and recently gave a car for their benefit, as well as a visit to the hospital to bring joy to the kids there. They will continue their involvement with participation with the upcoming St. Jude partners summit. “We’ll get to mingle with people like us,” said Chuck, “people who are into giving without expecting anything in return.” Locally, they are big supporters of schools and athletic programs and many other areas of community support.
Route 66 Chevy and Nissan specialize in new and used vehicles, as well as parts and service. Their goal is to make sure the experience for their customers is the best it can be. “We recognize that buying a car is a big deal,” said Trena. “We want our customers to know that we really appreciate them.” The atmosphere at both dealerships is fun and lighthearted, with genuine honesty and industry knowledge. “It’s not just about selling cars here,” said Chuck. “We want to grow this place into something special, better than it’s ever been. It all starts with our re-grand opening.”
More information on the Route 66 Chevy and Nissan re-grand opening event can be found on their Facebook at @rt66chevy or @rt66nissan. Customers can get more information on vehicles they carry, as well as parts and service information on their websites at www.route66chevrolet.com or
Justin Cook professionally applies a protective bed liner to a custom Chevrolet Silverado.
The Route 66 Chevrolet service advisor team (L-R) Don, Eddie, Phillip, Frank, David and Ken.
Route 66 Nissan service team (L-R) general manager Jeff York, express advisor Blaine Baird, fixed operations director David Willard and service manager Steven Benike.
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