About Christina Colosimo

Christina Colosimo is the social media manager at Oak Lawn Toyota and she handles customer service issues--both complaints and compliments. All views expressed in Christina's writing reflects ONLY her opinion. Christina's views do not necessarily represent the views of Oak Lawn Toyota and its employees. Questions or concerns? Please e-mail me at Christina.OakLawnToyota@gmail.com

Best Ice Cream In Oak Lawn

What is the best ice cream in Oak Lawn, Il?! Who serves the yummiest, tastiest frozen treats?!

These are questions you might ask yourself now that the summer has officially kicked off today with the Summer Solstice. Celebrate the longest day of the year with a visit to the area’s BEST ice cream parlors. Did we miss one? Comment below and let us know your favorite.

  1. Cupid Candies: known for their delicious homemade chocolates, I opt for a decadent banana split with extra nuts-it combines the sweet and savory with creamy homemade ice cream. And while you’re there, pick up a box of Cupid Turks for a take-home treat. [4707 W. 95th Street Oak Lawn, IL 60453]
  2. Premo’s Drive-In: as a kid, my dad took us to Premo’s after school for a special soft-serve treat (and maybe even something fried). When it’s time to whet my nostalgia appetite, I order a small chocolate/vanilla swirl cone and a side of french fries from Premo’s. [5540 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453]
  3. JB’s Gourmet Ice Cream & Ices: this is a tiny spot that’s easy to miss if you’re not familiar with it and trust me, once you try it, you’ll be there all the time. From the juicy Italian Ice to the ultimate Super Sundaes, every batch of ice cream & Italian Ice is homemade and delectable. [6946 W 111th St Ste 4 Worth, IL 60482]
  4. Rainbow Cones: Is it really necessary for me to tell you why you MUST eat a Rainbow Cone?! Ok fine. You’re either a “biter” or a “licker” when it comes to the infamous treat. Me? I go for it–I’m impatient and hurriedly taste each flavor the moment I’m handed the cone. The more refined eater might take their time to savor each morsel in a layer; to treasure the creamy chocolate, fresh strawberry, savory walnuts & sweet cherries [of Palmer House layer], distinctive pistachio, and juicy orange sherbet. Go ahead, find out if you’re a biter or licker. [9233 S Western Ave Chicago, IL 60643 Beverly]
  5. La Michoacana Azteca: you have not lived until you’ve taken a giant bite out of a Mango Paletas de Agua. It’s luscious, refreshing, and the perfect way to end a long summer day. If you’re up for something with rich notes of cocoa, order the delicious Chocolate Paletas de Crema. [5437 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60459]

Mark Girlich’s Oak Lawn Story

Mark Girlich has been working at Oak Lawn Toyota since 1986. Mark’s charisma, compassion, and commitment to his customers made him a standout salesperson and ultimately, an excellent Sales Manager. He is the designated chairperson of the “welcoming committee” as he warmly welcomes new customers into our Oak Lawn Toyota family–instantly putting them at ease with humor and empathy. Oak Lawn Toyota is a better place because of you, Mark. Thank you for calling it home for over thirty years. 

On behalf of Ronnie Colosimo and the Oak Lawn Toyota family, thank you for thirty years, Mark. Here’s to thirty more!

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Flashback Friday: ’86 Toyota MR2

From Car and Driver Archives: Toyota MR2

The showers of kudos for Toyota’s mid-engined two-seater began as soon as it burst from its wrapping paper, back in February 1985. The MR2 earned rave reviews from the press for its finely balanced handling, its superb five-speed gearbox, and its jewel-like twin-cam, sixteen-valve, four-cylinder engine. We at C/D unanimously voted the MR2 onto our first available “Ten Best Cars” list this year, and we also singled out its gearbox and its ergonomic layout as the best in the industry…

…The MR2 gave us a year of pure driving enjoyment. It unraveled countless twisty roads, embarked on dozens of long treks, ran hundreds of errands, and never gave us one moment of difficulty.

 

To read the full archived article from Car and Driver, click here.

 

**Images courtesy of MOTOR TREND

What Is the Toyota 86?

Originally branded as the Scion FR-S, the Toyota 86 is the same vehicle (with updates–see below–in 2017!) but proudly wearing the Toyota name. 

The Toyota 86 is Toyota’s only two-door, rear-drive sports car. 

Handling and Braking
86’s advanced chassis has been engineered to optimize the center of gravity, plus front and rear weight balance, for optimal performance.
Exterior Design
Long hood. Short rear deck. The standard in sports car design. With its blend of form and function, 86 flaunts its pedigree from every angle.
Sporty Interior
86 shows off its sophisticated side with all-new Granlux trim accents on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash.
860 Special Edition
An elite sports car. Crafted for the select few. Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG. Additional premium features include Smart key with push-button start and touch-activated door unlock, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control.
Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG.

860 Special Edition

Where Did the Scion Brand Go?

In 2016, Toyota decided to bid adieu to the Scion brand, allowing for select vehicles to take the Toyota badge in 2017.  The Scion iA, iM and FR-S have officially joined the Toyota family as the 2017 Yaris iA, Corolla iM and Toyota 86. 

  • Scion iA becomes Toyota Yaris iA
  • Scion iM becomes Toyota Corolla iM
  • Scion FR-S becomes Toyota 86

Illinois Construction Projects: Summer 2017

Summer is a busy season for travelers, and yet, it’s an even busier season for road work/repair/construction. So what’s a road warrior to do? Prepare. Schedule your trips with plenty of time to spare as a result of construction and the usual traffic we experience daily. 

Watch out for these construction projects on Illinois tollways this summer:

 

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