2018 EOD Memorial Ride | Fueled by Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Starting April 25th, a group of U.S. Marine EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technicians will get on their bikes and  embark on a journey 1,000 miles long over the course of ten days. Their ride begins at Camp Lejeune, NC to the EOD Memorial Wall in Niceville, Florida. Riding alongside the bikers with supplies, first aid, and spare parts will be a 2016 Silverado 2500HD purchased from and fueled by Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Participants will arrive at their destination on May 5th and attend the 49th annual EOD Memorial Service at Eglin Air Force Base, set to stream live on the EOD Warrior Foundation YouTube Channel.

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EOD Memorial Ride Route – Click for more details

EOD Warrior Foundation LogoThe EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID: 20- 8618412), committed to serving EOD warriors and their families across all four branches of service. The Foundation’s ongoing mission is to disarm the challenges of the EOD family by providing support with compassion and caring to every individual they serve. Since its inception, the EOD Warrior Foundation has supported over 150 newly combat injured EOD technicians, placed 326 names on the EOD Memorial Wall, provided scholarships to over 660 students, and supported hundreds of EOD families stationed worldwide.

In 2016, the Foundation served over 1200 EOD families around the world through their support and outreach programs, and provided over $600,000 in direct support of these families. The programs of the EOD Warrior Foundation also enable wounded warriors, their caregivers, and Gold Star family members to attend therapeutic healing retreats. This work would not be successful, or possible, without supporters like you.

Keep up with the journey by following the Facebook event or their Instagram account: @eodride. You can also make a direct donation here.

 

Chevy Unveils Big Redesign for 2019 Camaro

The 2019 Camaro lineup has undergone a dramatic refresh and will incorporate new, distinct design elements for a powerful road presence. Along with the not-so-subtle exterior updates, the new 2019 Camaro will feature a new Turbo 1LE track package for LT trims, 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission on SS models, a rear vision camera mirror, and the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. We expect it to arrive on our lot this Fall 2018.

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Full Press Release here:

DETROIT — Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.

“Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and choices that customers want,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”

Highlights include:

  • Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
  • New available Rear Camera Mirror*
  • New available Forward Collision Alert*

Performance-driven design
The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help to improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.

Design highlights include:

  • New front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling)
  • SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood
  • RS Appearance Package available on LT adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels
  • New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust
  • New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses
  • New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS

Turbo 1LE
The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE to round out Camaro’s lineup of 1LE track stars. Leveraging the impressive performance and ideal weight distribution enabled by Camaro’s 2.0L turbocharged engine, the Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package derived from the V6 1LE to offer track-capable performance. Highlights include:

  • FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links that enhance lateral stiffness
  • Split front/rear summer-only tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
  • 0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
  • Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads
  • Nearly 50/50 weight balance
  • Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode; Competition Mode (within Sport and Track Modes) includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
  • Standard sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus available Recaro seats

Camaro tech: next-generation infotainment, rear camera mirror and more
The 2019 Camaro offers Chevrolet’s next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface.

They’re the most advanced infotainment systems ever from Chevrolet, with functionality that mimics the latest smartphones and tablets, and cloud connection designed to enhance personalization, available navigation, voice recognition, apps and more. They even allow vehicle software updates to be automatically uploaded over the air.

The standard system features a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. An 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Infotainment 3 is available, including one with navigation.

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New 8″ Chevy MyLink Infotainment 3 System Display

Additional new technology features and enhancements include:

  • Rear Vision Camera
    Rear Camera Mirror

    Standard Rear Camera Mirror on 2SS and ZL1 models offers a wider, less obstructed field of view using a camera display that eliminates potential obstructions such as rear body pillars or seat headrests; a conventional rearview mirror view is also available

  • Improved standard rear-vision camera system* with a new, digital high-definition camera that offers improved view quality
  • Forward Collision Alert joins Camaro’s roster of available active safety features
  • Enhanced Performance Data Recorder system

The 2019 Camaro joins Cruze, Malibu and Spark as part of Chevrolet’s revitalized 2019 lineup of cars.

*Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.

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CONTACT:
Ron Kiino
Chevrolet Communications
947-517-2747
ronald.kiino@chevrolet.com


What do you think of the redesign? Leave your thoughts below! Keep up with the re-styled Camaro’s arrival at Jeff Gordon’s Chevy dealership in Wilmington, NC by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Or, place your order by contacting us here or calling (910)791-2424 to make sure to be the one of the first to own the restyled Camaro!

Don’t live near us? No problem! Jeff Gordon Chevrolet offers Door-to-Door delivery anywhere in the continental US! You can also take advantage of our travel assistance program and fly in to our beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, NC and drive your new vehicle home! Learn more at FlyInDriveHome.com!

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Launches Campaign In Support of Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Fundraising Campaign - Jeff Gordon Chevrolet - Wilmington NC 2Yesterday (April 2nd) was World Autism Awareness Day – a day where monuments and landmarks around the globe are lit up blue in support of the cause. Even though Jeff Gordon’s award-winning dealership in Wilmington is not (yet) considered a historic landmark, it will be joining the rest and lighting it up blue with its puzzle piece display, now up near South College Road! Every night throughout the month of April, these pieces will be illuminated to show support for Autism Awareness and get the word out for the dealership’s annual fundraising campaign. If you’re local to the Chevy dealership and see the display, snap a pic (only if it’s safe!) and post it with the hashtag #JGCFamily so we can see it!

Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Annual Fundraising Campaign

For the third consecutive year, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has pledged to donate $25 for every new and pre-owned vehicle sold throughout the month of April to Oasis NC – A local non-profit here in Wilmington, NC dedicated to providing Outstanding Autism Support & Instructional Services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

Oasis NC use evidence-based practices and highly individualized services & support to target a broad range of educational, behavioral, social, and communication needs. Funds raised through Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Autism Awareness campaign will go towards supporting all of these helpful practices to its students.

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Help Us Support Oasis NC!

Jeff Gordon Chevy is calling on the community to help spread the word on this campaign throughout the month and there are several ways to do that:

  1. Make a purchase! If you’ve been considering upgrading or getting an additional vehicle, now is a great time to explore your options; Not just because of this campaign either – There are some really great incentives available right now, and plenty of selection!
  2. We understand that you may not be in the market now, or even for some time. But maybe you know someone that is… Tell them to at least come by and shop around with us! If they do purchase with us, that will mean money in your pocket for the referral as well (just make sure they mention you sent them.)
  3. Share the Facebook Event on your Facebook profile or Twitter feed to help get the word out about the campaign! Or, just hit the “Interested” button – Every little bit helps!
  4. Make a donation to Oasis NC directly on their website at OasisNC.org/Donate.
  5. Buy stuff on Amazon! When you make a purchase via Oasis NC’s Amazon Smile account, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase totals directly to them. Follow their link on OasisNC.org or log in with your existing Amazon account at smile.amazon.com and search Oasis NC to add them as your charity to support and make sure you always start on smile.amazon.com to make sure your purchases count.

Jeff Gordon Chevy is eagerly awaiting a visit at the dealership from the awesome kids and faculty of Oasis NC later this month. In the meantime, check out their visit from last year below! Feel free follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on their upcoming appearance and more throughout the month! And of course, make sure to follow and keep up with Oasis on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on the school and all the fun videos starring the students themselves.

 

OASIS NC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing Outstanding Autism Support and Instructional Services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families in southeastern North Carolina.

 

Chevrolet Announces New Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition

2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Delivers Bold Styling and Capability at an Outstanding Value

Chevrolet today announced the new Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, a rugged and stylish statement featuring a bold, black design and the superior capability customers expect from Chevy full-size SUVs, all at an outstanding value. The special edition full-size SUV is expected to be available this Spring, so we should expect it to arrive here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in no time! Check out the full press release below.

What is a Tahoe Custom Edition?

New for 2018, Tahoe LS models are offered with a Custom EditionThe 2018 Tahoe “Custom” edition was announced by Chevrolet in August 2017 to offer an additional option to the market, providing the towing capacity and cargo space of the full-sized SUV, but with a more affordable price tag (starting at $44,995.) Based on an LS (base model) trim, the Custom adds 18″ painted  aluminum wheels, all-season tires, a chrome-accented grille and the biggest thing – no third row! The Tahoe Custom comes standard with a 5.3L V8 engine, 6,600 pounds of towing capacity (you can get also get the max trailer package to allow for towing up to 8,600 lbs), and 54 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.

Full Press Release (courtesy of GM.com):

DETROIT — Chevrolet today announced the new Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition, a rugged and stylish statement featuring a bold, black design and the superior capability customers expect from Chevy full-size SUVs, all at an outstanding value.

“The introduction of the Tahoe Custom last year was well-received by our customers who were looking for the capability of a full-size SUV with the added utility of increased rear cargo space,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “The Tahoe Custom Midnight takes the capability and value of the Custom trim and adds rugged, all-black features found on our popular Midnight Editions.”

Based on the LS trim, the Tahoe Custom Midnight features off-road-inspired styling cues along with an all-black Midnight appearance. Tahoe Custom Midnight offers 18-inch painted black wheels with aggressive Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a black grille, off-road assist steps and black bowtie emblems. The vehicle’s third-row seat was removed for additional utility, increasing cargo space behind the second row to 54 cubic feet.

Tahoe Custom Midnight also features a suite of connectivity technologies including:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot capability (data plan required)
  • 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen radio
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera*
  • Standard remote start
  • Standard Teen Driver mode
  • Available Enhanced Driver Alert Package that features Forward Collision Alert*, Safety Alert Seat* for driver, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning* and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking*
  • Up to five USB ports and five power outlets — including a 110-volt three-prong outlet — to support electronic devices of all kinds

Starting at an MSRP of $45,995, including a $1,295 destination fee (excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees), the 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight is equipped with 6,600 pounds of towing capacity, a maximum of 112 cubic feet of cargo space and a 355-hp, 5.3L V-8 engine that offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway.

“Chevrolet has continually invested in our full-size SUV portfolio, providing a variety of options for customers to choose a vehicle to fit their personal style without

compromising capability or performance,” said Piszar. “This investment provides full-size SUV customers with more options than any other brand, and has fortified Chevy’s leadership in the full-size SUV segment.”

Chevrolet has been the best-selling full-size SUV brand for 43 consecutive years. Today, Tahoe and Suburban combined account for nearly one of every two retail sales in the segment. Tahoe and Suburban customers are also some of the most loyal owners in the segment, with 76 percent of owners replacing their full-size SUV with another Tahoe or Suburban.

The Tahoe Custom Midnight will be available at Chevy dealers in spring 2018.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in LS, 2WD and 4WD configurations
  • Standard 5.3L V-8 engine with direct injection and Active Fuel Management provides 355 horsepower: EPA estimated 23 MPG highway
  • 54 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • Standard front active aero shutters enhance aerodynamics on the highway
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability through MyLink displays messages, music, maps and more on the multicolor screen
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot capability (requires data plan)
  • Standard Rear Seat Reminder (Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.)
  • Standard 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen radio
  • Up to five USB ports and five power outlets — including a 110-volt three-prong outlet — to support electronic devices of all kinds
  • Standard remote start
  • Standard Teen Driver feature

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Standard front and side-impact air bags for driver and front passenger with front-center air bag and head curtain air bags for all outboard seating positions*
  • Available Enhanced Driver Alert Package that features Forward Collision Alert*, Safety Alert Seat* for driver, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning* and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking*
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera*
  • Standard tire pressure monitor includes tire fill alert

* Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.

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CONTACT:
Kyle Suba
Chevrolet Communications
313-702-5201

Want to be the first to hear about the 2018 Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition’s arrival at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC? Drop us a message below to send us an email! You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Feel free to check out what we have in stock now or give us a call at (910)338-1697 to speak with one of our managers about placing an order or to ask any additional questions.

Too far from us but still want to purchase from NASCAR champion, Jeff Gordon’s, award-winning Chevrolet dealership? We may be able to help. With our travel assistance programs, we can either deliver your new (or pre-owned) vehicle right to your driveway or- fly in to beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina and drive your new car, truck, or SUV home. Learn more about our travel assistance programs at FlyInDriveHome.com.

2nd Annual Hunt for Hope Raises Over $4,600 for Preventative Cancer Screenings

On February 10th, 2018, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet hosted its Second Annual Hunt for Hope to benefit New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project with the goal to raise funds to provide preventative cancer screenings to local women in need. Proceeds from team registration fees, sponsorships, and merchandise sales during and following the event amounted to a $4,603 donation total to the non-profit organization.

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About The Hunt for Hope

Jeff Gordon Chevy’s Hunt for Hope ties relative themes of the automotive industry and racing with its commitment to make a positive impact and connection to the local Wilmington, NC and surrounding community. The event is a scavenger hunt by car in which participants are guided around the Port City to local businesses, completing a number of fun and entertaining challenges along the way. Teams have three hours to complete the circuit and collect as many points as they can before crossing the finish line. At the awards ceremony and after party, prizes are awarded for the top three placing teams, best team spirit, best team theme, and best social media post.

This year, the Hunt for Hope took place at Tavern on 17th across from the new Pointe 14 at Barclay movie theater with 22 participating teams of up to 5 members each, 6 pinpoint location sponsors, and a number of additional sponsors. UNCW film students, Noah Campagna & Nick Watson, captured the fun the day of the event – Check out the video here:


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Check out the segment from WECT!

Congrats to this year’s winners!

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Full Album Courtesy of Jason Blumenthal Photography

Huge thanks to all of our sponsors:

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RGX Rim Repair
Summit Hospitality Group
Wilmington Wellness Studio
Tavern on 17th
Halligan’s Public House
Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington University, North Carolina
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Landfall, Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC
Residence Inn by Marriott Wilmington Landfall
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Pink Hope Mastectomy Boutique
Hook, Line & Paddle Kayaks and Paddleboards
Belligerent Beard

Stay tuned for updates on next year’s event by following Jeff Gordon Events on Facebook and check out even more photos from the day of the event on Instagram!

Reserve Your 2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition from Jeff Gordon Chevy

Hot Wheels Die-Cast Camaros Celebrate 50th Year Next Year – Here’s Your Chance to Get Behind The Wheel

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Since the debut of its custom Camaro in 1968, every generation — and nearly every variation — of Camaro has been replicated in 1:64 scale by Hot Wheels®. To celebrate 50 years of these die-cast dream cars, we’re returning the favor, taking this iconic toy off the orange track and onto the street with the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. It will make an appearance along with about 20 other special edition Chevrolet models at The SEMA Show this year, taking place October 31st – November 3rd, 2017.

The special edition Chevrolet Camaro will come available on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models featuring crush exterior paint, satin graphite stripes with silver ice metallic accents, satin graphite ground affects, unique decklid spoiler (coupe), and the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary fender badge, of course. The whole package will cost $4,995.

Full Specifications:

  • Exclusive Crush exterior color
  • 20-inch Satin Graphite machine-faced wheels (2SS models include summer-only tires)†
  • Satin Graphite stripe with Silver Metallic accents
  • Satin Graphite ground effects
  • Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary fender badge
  • Unique grille with Galvano chrome inserts
  • Orange brake calipers (front only on LT)
  • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblem
  • Exclusive Jet Black leather-appointed interior with Orange inserts and Orange accent stitching
  • Suede-wrapped steering wheel with Orange accent stitching and Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary badge
  • Illuminated door sill plates with Hot Wheels Anniversary badge
  • Premium carpeted floor mats with Orange stitching and ghost stripes
  • Orange knee bolsters and seat belts

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Ready to get behind the wheel?

The 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition will be available for sale in the first quarter of 2018, but you can reserve yours now from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, North Carolina. Even if you don’t live near us, we can deliver right to your door (anywhere in the continental U.S.) or take advantage of our Fly-In Drive Home travel assistance program! Fill out the form below to reserve yours or ask us a question! Or keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates!

Extra Mile Award Winner | September 2017

Throughout each month, Jeff Gordon Chevy employees have the opportunity to nominate their fellow coworkers for being such a great asset to the team by demonstrating great leadership, providing excellent customer service, and just doing that something extra that they don’t have to. At our employee luncheon each month, the Extra Mile Award Winner is announced. For September 2017, that person is our New Car Sales Consultant, Sharod Wallace!

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Sharod and Raj Krishna at the Cape Fear Corvette Show – 2017

Sharod is a team player.  He’s dedicated to the JGC team (across departments) and he puts his teammates before his paycheck.  He pulls a number of extra duties for the dealership and wears a number of different hats with ease.  His product knowledge is exceptional, and when it comes to helping a customer or another teammate understand the ins and outs of Chevrolet – he’s a go to, approachable team player.

He is kind to the people around him.  He is well liked and well respected by his teammates and customers.  He excels at Chevy product knowledge, and is willing to help anyone with anything at any time.  He’s fun to be around and brings levity and friendship to the workplace. The key is that Sharod exemplifies the core value of Teamwork through Trust and Respect. He believes that we all achieve more when we work together.  He leads others around him to think like this as well.  People are better when they are around him.  That’s what makes him deserving of this award.

Congratulations, Sharod!

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