Our dreams have finally come true as Chevrolet released their 2020 Corvette C8 Mid-Engine. Corvette..mid-engine? Yes we know it’s AMAZING!
Let’s jump right into the pricing, this may be a hard one to grasp. The 2020 Corvette Stingray base price is set below $60,000…yes you read that right $60,000. Which is only a few thousand more then the entry-level C7 Corvette, but just wait for the C8’s performance you’ll be even more impressed.
The all new Stingray is a beast with the Z51 Performance package which will only come in automatic, yes manual fans we know how disappointing it is but you can still control cog swaps by hand with the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The engine develops 495 naturally-aspirated horsepower, sending that power to the rear wheels through the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. See not so bad now is it? The C8 is fitted with a 6.2-liter V8 which is derived from the LT1 in the current cars but this is actually called the LT2.
Don’t forget about the storage. The all-new front cargo can carry an airline-size overhead bag, the trunk can hold two golf bags!
Even more exciting is that you can explore the limitless possibilities with the Corvette Configurator. You can do it all from the colors to the wheels, stripes and accessories. You can make the Stingray custom to your exact specifications, preorder it then have the new Corvette that you designed waiting for you!
Just wait we’re not finished yet! Want to see the Corvette Stingray in person? Well guess what you can! The Corvette Stingray will make an exclusive appearance at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on October 8th, 2019. The tour will include a hands on look at the new Corvette, along with numerous interactive displays. Be sure to join us for the 2020 Corvette Mobile Tour!
A summer classic is going to the drive-in movie theater with a vehicle packed full of your friends or a romantic date night. Unfortunately, though there aren’t many drive-in-movie theaters around anymore.
There are still alternatives though! Around Wilmington, there are movie nights where you can go to a park and watch movies for free sitting in the grass. You could always host your own movie night in your backyard just be sure to invite the neighbors so they don’t get upset. Or if you’re looking for a more romantic night, crawl into your vehicle and set up your movie.
Here are some places around Wilmington where you can watch movies in the park:
When: All summer long every Sunday film begins at dusk
What to bring: Family, friends, blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic
What not to bring: No alcohol or glass allowed.
DIY Backyard Movie Theater
It may not be a drive-in-movie but it’s still a lot of fun for a nice summer night with friends and family, here is everything that you’ll need to make your own outdoor movie theater right in your backyard!
There are 4 key components that you will need when setting up your backyard theater;
Video Source: Some options for this would be your laptop, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, or gaming console.
Video Projector: What your projector will need:
Brightness – go for 2000 lumens or better
Resolution – look for a 720p or 1080p model HD is also a great thing to look for.
Sound- Don’t worry about if the projector has a built-in speaker, they do not help for outdoor settings.
Sound System: Think about something that you have that produced enough sound and can be plugged into your video source. Some ideas are:
A good set of computer speakers
Take it old school with a boom box – as long as it has auxiliary outputs
Home Theater in a box
A Screen: Really any white material will work, but here are a few ideas to make your screen.
What you will need:
Two white king sized flat/top sheets.
40 feet of 1 1/2 inch SCH 40 PVC Pipe
(2) 1/4 inch x 3-inch eye bolts
(2) 90° PVC elbows
(3) 1 1/2 inch PVC “T” pipes
(3) five-gallon buckets
Cord or Rope
How to make the screen:
Cut 2 pieces 100” X 56”
Turn right side out with the seams on the inside, ironing down the seams will help it lay flat
Make pockets for the pipes by sewing the seam around all four sides about 4” away from the edge
Fold and iron the raw edges from the final side that has not been closed. Stitch the edges together to close the final side.
How to make the frame for the screen:
Lay your screen you just made flat on the ground. Take a 90° elbow and connect it to a ten-foot piece of 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe. Slide the pipe through the top pocket of the screen. Measure from the left to the right side of the screen and mark where you need to cut it. Take the pipe out, cut the pipe, and slide the pipe back through the screen. Place the second 90° elbow on the opposite end of the top pipe.
Place the “T” PVC connector into the bottom left-hand corner of the screen where it would belong. Measure from the top 90° elbow connector to the bottom tee connector to determine the length of the side pipe. Cut the pipe and slide into the side pocket of the screen and fit into the 90° elbow and then attach the “T” connector. Repeat for the right-hand side.
There should already be a hole in the screen for this, place the final tee connector in the center of the bottom pocket in the screen. Measure from the left tee to the center tee and cut to fit. Slide it in and attach to both tees. Repeat, by measuring from the center tee to the right tee, cutting and attaching.
In case of winds you will need to tie down your screen so attach one eye bolt to each side pipe.
Cut three 1 1/2 inch PVC pipes in lengths of 41 inches each. These will be the legs of the screen.
Stand the legs in the center of the 5-gallon buckets. Fill the buckets with sand to hold the legs in place.
Attach the “legs” to the 3 tee connectors on the bottom of the screen.
Now you have your screen, time to go pick out your movie and invite your friends over, don’t forget the popcorn!
If you do not have the time or simply do not want to build the screen there are other options, you could always do a projector screen although they are typically not that large, there are inflatable screens, as well as outdoor movie screens that you can buy. Another simple option if you have the space for it and location is to project the movie on the side of your house, garage door, tall fence. There are endless options for a movie screen, it’s all just a matter of how creative you want to get. Most importantly is to have fun, enjoy the movie, and eat popcorn!
Looking for something more romantic? Get in your vehicle with WiFi and have a movie night!
Here’s what you’ll need:
A vehicle with WiFi capability
TV, tablet, laptop
Pillows and blankets
Most of our Chevy’s have a WiFi hotspot, but here are some of our favorites that would be perfect for your in-car-movie night.
With a large truck bed, the Colorado makes for the perfect night under the stars, watch a movie or both! Featuring a 6-speaker system you’ll have surround sound, plus there is a WiFi hotspot so just connect your laptop to your trucks WiFi and you’re set or a movie marathon! Don’t forget to bring plenty of blankets, pillows, and snacks.
Turn your date night of two into four and make it a double date or bring the pets along! With a HUGE truck bed large enough for the whole family to join! Featuring Chevrolet 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspots offering a fast and reliable internet and 6-speaker system makes for the perfect in-car movie dates! Bring your friends, family, or pets and pack into your Silverado for a movie marathon, don’t forget the snacks, pillows, and blankets!
The Chevrolet Blazer, Equinox, Traverse, Trax, Tahoe, and Suburban are all great cars to have your in-car movie date. Just like the Silverado, they all feature Chevrolet 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspots. You can lay the seats down, back or take them out whatever your preference whatever the vehicle it will be a great night! Just don’t forget your snacks and your date!
Drive-in-movie theaters do not have to be a thing of the past with all of these fun ideas you can bring it back and enjoy those long summer nights with some movies! Remember the 3 most important things about a drive-in-movie; 1. pick a good movie 2. enjoy it with friends family or a date and 3. you must have snacks lots of snacks. Now that you have these ideas and a checklist go make this the best summer yet, and do it in a Chevrolet!
Wilmington, N.C- Sunday, March 31st the 11th Annual Cape Fear Corvette Show took place in Wilmington. Awards were presented for the top corvettes in all seven age groups, also special awards for best paint, best engine, best interior and best modified. It was a full day of fun with silent auction, 50/50 raffles, music, vendors and the National Corvette Museum Store! All of the net proceeds from the show benefited the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and The Vietnam Veterans of America. Check out our full gallery to see some of the awesome Corvettes!
When you purchase a vehicle from Jeff Gordon’s award-winning dealership in Wilmington, North Carolina, you don’t just become another number – You become part of the family, and you can count on be treated as such, not only during the buying process, but long after the sale, whether it be for a routine maintenance visit, an unfortunate fender bender, or you just want to stop in and say hello. Here are just a few new and returning #JGCFamily members with their new Chevys from March 2015!
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Wilmington, NC 28403
Two 2015 Corvette Z06s roll off Jeff Gordon Chevrolet’s lot in unison, and it was… [wait for it]
There’s something about the 7th generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette that makes it just overall wonderful. Or maybe, it’s everything. Yeah… it’s definitely everything. At Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC, most of us wonder if we’ll ever get tired of looking at America’s iconic supercar, but we still keep finding ourselves awestruck by the ultimate driving machine every time we get a new shipment. We also get really excited for our customers who come to pick theirs up for the first time… It’s kind of a big deal! But this time, it was even more exciting to see not one, but TWO 2015 Corvette Z06s (one coupe, one convertible, both torch red) at the same time roll off the lot in unison. So luckily, we were able to get a chance to document the event for everyone to enjoy.
Also, if you’re in the market for a 2015 Corvette, check out what we currently have in stock here! If you’re interested in custom-building a Corvette yourself, just give us a shout by calling us at (910)798-2650 or by filling out the contact form below to shoot us an email!