GMC Gets Involved in Super Bowl Boulevard in NYC This Week

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Look, we know that the year that the Texans and Cowboys had still stings.  That doesn’t mean we here at Wiesner of Huntsville  aren’t absolutely champing at the bit to see Super Bowl XLVIII, and GMC is getting in on the action of helping those attending Sunday’s showdown have a truly Super week.

From now until Saturday, those in New York will be able to visit Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, which can be found on Broadway between 34th and 47th streets.  That’s right: Super Bowl Boulevard will cover thirteen whole blocks of the Big Apple, and it will have more than enough excitement to satisfy even the most rabid fans.

As the NFL’s virtual map reveals, there will be a number of displays and attractions all along Broadway, including:

  • Super Bowl Virtual Teater
  • NFL Rush Zone and NFL Play 60
  • Autograph and Concert Stage
  • Toboggan Run engineered by GMC
  • Lombardi Trophy Display
  • Field Goal Kick
  • Displays and Booths from brands such as GMC, Bridgestone, McDonald’s, and Xbox One

In addition to autograph signings and concerts, the full GMC vehicle family will be on display including the brand-new 2015 Yukon and the 2014 Sierra Denali.  The new Yukon and Sierra Denali were also prominently featured during last week’s Pro Bowl festivities.  At the conclusion of last Sunday’s Pro Bowl game, MVPs Nick Foles (QB, Philadelphia Eagles) and Derrick Johnson (LB, Kansas City Chiefs) each won the keys to one of the new GMC vehicles.

So if you intend to venture to the frigid north for this weekend’s big game and find yourself with some time to visit Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, be sure to snap some pictures for us.  Especially if you end up getting to ride on that wonderful-looking toboggan.

Chevrolet Brings in Big Bucks at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

Car enthusiasts everywhere know the importance of the vehicles at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. These cars are the sleekest, most stylish cars around and often are sold for big money to benefit various charities. That’s exactly what happened at the most recent auction, and four Chevy cars topped the news headlines.

A black and gold beauty, the Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaro, brought in $280,000 at auction, all to benefit a non-profit organization, The Dreamakers, and the International Kids Alliance Network. Back in the 60s, Linda was Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and a racing spokeswoman. She teamed up with designers to create her own edition of the Camaro, and boy, is it sharp.

The very first 2014 Chevy Camaro COPO was also auctioned off, bringing in a killer $700,000! The COPO features an LS-based 2.9-liter V8 engine backed by a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the COPO will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

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2014 Camaro COPO

Finally, one of the rarest Chevrolet vehicles out there, the 1967 Chevy Corvette L88, was auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson for an amazing $3.85 million, shocking and awing enthusiasts everywhere! Only twenty of these were produced, people. The classic red color combination of this particular car is thought to only exist on this car—only adding to its desirability.

There’s no doubt that Chevy takes the cake when it comes to cool, sporty cars.

2015 GMC Canyon Revealed at Detroit Auto Show

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The 2014 North American International Auto Show, taking place all week in Detroit, Michigan, housed the best-of-the-best of the automotive industry for spectators to see. In this group, of course, was the 2015 GMC Canyon, which made its official debut at the show. There’s no doubt this midsize pickup truck will dominate its segment of the market later this year.

The Canyon will be available in crew cab and extended cab models, and will feature a standard 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and automatic transmission. Some of the safety features will include a rearview camera, trailer sway control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and more. You’ll be more impressed, though, with the Canyon’s tech features, like an eight-inch color touch screen, IntelliLink, Bluetooth connectivity, and the list goes on. There’s not much more you could ask for in the 2015 GMC Canyon.

What do you think about the new midsize pickup truck? We sure can’t wait to lay our eyes on it when it goes on sale later this year. Check it out at the Detroit Auto Show here.

GM Trucks Take Home Top Safety Scores

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Following a recent 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors has yet again scored another win (or two). GM trucks have officially taken the safety lead. The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and the 2014 Chevy Silverado recently earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both trucks scored big on their New Car Assessment Program.

All cab configurations for the Silverado and Sierra each have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score under their belt, making them the first pickup trucks to win these safety scores since the requirements were made more difficult to achieve (in 2011). Regardless, we couldn’t be prouder of our GM trucks.

With the power you want to finish your toughest job comes safety features you need to stay secure in your truck. Just a few of the safety features you’ll find in the Silverado and Sierra include:

    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Steel frames throughout
    • Standard lap belt pretensioners
    • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
    • Available OnStar services and capabilities
    • Six standard air bags with a 360-degree sensor system

What are you waiting for? Check out the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado today at Wiesner of Huntsville!

2014 Buick LaCrosse Nets NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

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The 2014 Buick LaCrosse received an early Christmas present this December when it was named a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety pick.  Kicking Tires reports that both the front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2014 Lacrosse earned the five-star distinction, and Edmunds adds that the award also extends to the eAssist version of Buick’s sedan.

“Safety is one of the pillars of the Buick brand and our flagship continues to echo this essential element to our customers,” said Jeff Yanssens, chief engineer of the LaCrosse, in the brand’s official press release. “Not only do we offer advanced safety technologies in the 2014 LaCrosse, but we designed and engineered the core of the car to perform well with respect to crash safety.”

Buick boasts a number of advanced safety features available on the 2014 Buick LaCrosse.  These include:

  • Safety Alert Seat – Causes the seat to vibrate in the event of a potential crash
  • Automatic Collision Preparation – Automatically riggers the brakes in event of potential crash
  • Forward Collision Alert – System alerts driver to potential crash threat
  • Full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control – Senses traffic and adjusts vehicle speed (including full stop/start) accordingly
  • Lane Departure Warning – Warns driver of unsignaled lane changes
  • Lane Change Alert – Notifies driver of fast-approaching vehicles in the next lane
  • Side Blind Zone Alert – Scans for vehicles in blind spots and warns of their presence
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Warns of traffic when backing out of a parking spot
  • Rear Vision Camera – Provides a view of the area behind the LaCrosse

For more information on the five-star overall safety pick LaCrosse, or any other of Buick’s 2014 model year lineup, stop in and see us at Wiesner of Huntsville today!