"the glove-grey Chevrolet"
A 1956 'Chevy' station-wagon
Creative Commons AttributionA 1956 'Chevy' station-wagon - Credit: John Lloyd, Flickr

The Chevrolet car manufacturing company was founded in 1911, and taken over by General Motors in 1917.

It was an extremely successful company in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, and by 1963 one in ten cars sold in the U.S.A. was a Chevrolet.

A Chevrolet car is sometimes known as a 'Chevy', as in the line 'Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry' from Don Maclean's 1971 hit song, 'The Day the Music Died' ('American Pie').

Listen to Don Maclean sing 'American Pie' on Spotify