|THP Welcomes Classic Chevrolet as Corporate
The Texas Horsemen’s Partnership (THP) is proud
to welcome Classic Chevrolet as a corporate sponsor of the association.
Located in Grapevine, Texas and owned by well known racehorse owner Tom
Durant (owner of Classic Racing Stables), Classic Chevrolet is one of
the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the nation.
According to Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Executive Director Tommy
J. Azopardi, “I can't think of a better sponsor for our organization
than Tom Durant and Classic Chevrolet. Tom has a long history of supporting
this industry, and this sponsorship is just the most recent indication
of his commitment to Texas horse racing.”
The Durant family has been in the Chevrolet business since 1960. Tom
Durant has owned dealerships since 1972, and he purchased Classic Chevrolet
in 1988. An opportunity to relocate in 1992 allowed Classic Chevrolet
and its employees to move to Grapevine, Texas to an 11-acre, 65,000 square
Over the course of the last ten years, Classic Chevrolet has expanded
to 22 acres, with a new large truck center, a commercial specialty vehicle
facility, an enormous separate building for pre-owned vehicles and a state-of-the-art
body shop, making Classic Chevrolet one of the largest new and pre-owned
vehicle retailers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Durant currently owns a total of six automobile dealerships: Classic
Chevrolet and Classic Hummer in Grapevine, Texas; Durant Chevrolet, Durant
Autoplex, and Mike Brown Ford, Dodge, Chrysler in Granbury, Texas; and
Classic Lincoln/Mercury/Mazda/Isuzu in Denton, Texas.
According to Tom Durant, “I have always been a supporter of Texas
pari-mutuel horse racing. I stabled outside of Texas for a short while,
but I moved my horses back to Texas because I really want to support the
Texas horse racing industry. Moreover, I want Classic Chevrolet to be
a place that horsemen can go and know that they will be taken care of
Along those lines, Classic Chevrolet offers up-front, hassle-free pricing,
as well as a special program for horsemen. Classic Chevrolet allows horsemen
to purchase the vehicle of their choice at or below dealer invoice price
with just a few exceptions (Corvette, Crewcab, SSR, and Hummer H1 and
H2). Classic Chevrolet also offers a wide array of financing options to
fit each customer’s individual needs.
Classic Chevrolet takes great pride in a long history of customer satisfaction
and service. Classic Chevrolet is also proud that it has sold many vehicles
to people in the horse industry, and its staff has gained a good understanding
of the unique needs of horsemen.
Classic Chevrolet is located at 1101 SH 114 in Grapevine, Texas, within
two miles of the North end of DFW Airport and at the intersection of SH
114 & 121 on WD Tate Blvd. Classic Chevrolet can be reached by phone
at 1-800-259-1200 or on the internet at www.ClassicChevyTexas.com.
Classic Hummer, which is one of the first stand-along flagship Hummer
dealerships in the nation, can be found at www.ClassicHummer.com.
The Texas Horsemen’s Partnership, LLP (THP) is officially recognized
by the Texas Racing Commission as the organization representing owners
and trainers of horses racing in Texas. The THP is an alliance between
the Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA),
which represents owners and trainers of Quarter Horses, and the Texas
Thoroughbred HBPA, Inc. (TTHBPA), which represents owners and trainers
of Thoroughbred and Arabian horses. The THP is a member of the National
Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).
The THP is proud to be affiliated with corporate sponsors AmeriStall
Horse Barns, Blanco Valley Featherlite, Classic Chevrolet, and Sheplers