WASHINGTON — On Sept. 22, 2017, Uftring Chevrolet will celebrate the dealership’s 35th Anniversary with an event at the store’s Washington location.

Owner Gary Uftring has always had a passion for cars. At 17 years of age, he began his career in the automobile business as a vehicle detailer and apprentice technician in his hometown of Minonk. In 1982, Uftring purchased the Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership in Washington, and has since served thousands of customers throughout central Illinois. Uftring Chevrolet continues to be one of the Peoria area’s premier automotive dealerships.

Uftring Chevrolet has been at its current location since 1986 and now employs over 100 team members in sales, service, parts, body shop and administrative positions. Uftring has been an enthusiastic member of the Washington business community and continues to promote the city’s development. In addition, Uftring and Uftring Chevrolet have been avid supporters of many charitable organizations in the Greater Peoria area.

Uftring Chevrolet team members, customers and friends will celebrate the 35th Anniversary from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the dealership. A specially purchased 1982 Corvette will be on display on the showroom floor. Attendees will enjoy special offers on new Chevrolets, giveaways, food, refreshments and continuous live radio broadcasts from the dealership for the entire day.