The Chevrolet Suburban just received a star of the Walk of Fame
Everyone tip your hats to the true automotive superstar, the Chevrolet Suburban. For nearly 80 years, the Suburban has been the vehicle of choice for limo drivers, and America's finest as they have arrived at the scenes of more crimes than people can count. While there are plenty of more iconic vehicles, such as the DeLorean DMC-12 and even fellow cop car, the Ford Crown Victoria, the Suburban has been the go to vehicle for private investigators, SWAT teams and soccer moms alike on the silver screen.
While this news may come as a shock to some people, it makes sense. The Chevrolet Suburban has been in the entertainment business since 1952, which means that the Suburban has been in show business as long as Betty White has been, though Betty White has been around longer than the Suburban has been. The Suburban and Tahoe have also starred in nearly 2,500 films which is almost as many film credits as the top three most credited film stars of all time.
The star is an “Award of Excellence” which differs from the traditional stars that line the Walk of Fame, still I find it absolutely hilarious that this actually happened. See, nearly 300 applications are sent in each year for a star on the Walk of Fame, and to date, only 39 have been selected to receive a star. The ceremony fees and the star itself costs $50,000 which Chevrolet had to put out, which is pocket change considering a base Suburban stickers at $51,700.
The other news that GM hinted at was that there is going to be a brand-new Suburban and Tahoe unveiled at Detroit later this month. That is exciting because that means that this star gets to keep on shining, and hopefully the new Suburban won’t end up like Chevrolet’s other Celebrities (look it up).
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