The Chevy Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history, with more than 85 years of history behind it. That history includes numerous appearances in television and movies, and now, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has recognized the Chevy Suburban with its Award of Excellence, which has been placed in Arlington, Texas.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce placed the Award of Excellence in the Arlington Entertainment District. Arlington is the home to GM’s Arlington Assembly plant, which produces GM’s line of full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, and the Chevy Suburban.
“The Suburban is truly a staple in both Texas and Hollywood, and the city of Arlington is honored to play a role in recognizing the Suburban today and every day at the GM Arlington Assembly Plant,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “We’re also proud to proclaim today, June 21, ‘Suburban Day’ to recognize the Suburban’s continuing legacy in Texas, Hollywood and around the world.”
According to GM, the Chevy Suburban has played a role in over 1,750 films and TV series, first appearing in theaters in 1952. The Suburban has also appeared in at least one TV series every year since 1956, and at least one movie every year since 1960. The Suburban is the first vehicle to receive an Award of Excellence from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“There is no other character actor like the Chevy Suburban. It can fit into any type of role with ease,” said Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Rana Ghadban. “When it arrives in a movie or TV series, it can instantly bring a feeling of significance, suspense or knowing the day is about to be saved. This marks the first Award of Excellence star outside of California. We are excited to permanently place the Suburban’s Award of Excellence star in its home state of Texas.”
Production of the Chevy Suburban at the Arlington facility first began in 1999. It’s estimated that there are nearly 200,000 Suburban models on the road in Texas, with one Suburban sold in the Lone Star state roughly every two hours.
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