Of course, they're riding in Chevrolets, the gimmick's sponsor.
Sales of Chevrolets rose 18.5% and Cadillac sales gained 11.3%.
When the government began allowing individuals to start their own companies a few years later, the couple leveraged their contacts and won a contract with General Motors to sell Buicks, Chevrolets and Cadillacs in China.
Steve Cook , whose Vassar, Mich., store sells Chevrolets and Buicks, worries that fewer incentives will hurt sales and prevent Detroit's auto makers from capitalizing on the struggles of their rivals.
Eighty-three percent of Chevrolets, General Motor's major brand, now have average or better scores in predicted reliability, up from 50 percent last year.