May 4th – Chewbacca 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe Walk-Around | Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

 

We had a special guest at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet join us for a walk around video, Chewbacca! How do you think he did?

Check out the new 2020 Camaro Shock & Steel Edition Coupe!

The all-new Chevy has so many new features and design elements aimed at making it not only better looking, but also more aerodynamic, efficient, and functional.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Shock and Steel Special Edition adds a variety of content to Chevrolet’s legendary sports car, including:

  • 20-inch Blade Design aluminum wheels
  • Carbon Flash-painted sideview mirrors
  • Carbon Flash-painted center stripe and surrounding stripe in Silver (when Shock is ordered) or Shock (when Sating Steel Metallic is ordered)
  • Body-color high-wing spoiler (Coupe only)
  • Black fuel filler door with visible carbon fiber insert
  • Yellow-painted brake calipers Black sueded knee pads
  • Carbon fiber instrument panel molding
  • Premium carpeted floor mats

In the all new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is offered in both Coupe and Convertible models. Requiring one of the two exterior colors Satin Steel Metallic (RPO code G9K) or Shock (RPO code GKO) Jet Black is the only interior color combination on offer.

The package will be available on either the 2LT, 3LT, or SS trim levels. With the LT models the package includes the RS Package and Brembo four-piston performance brakes at the front.

For the new Shock and Steel Coupe package the pricing is set at $3,495 and for the Convertible it is set at $2,995.

Stay tuned for more videos highlights Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 228 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28403 http://www.JeffGordonChevy.com

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Thursday, April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. There are so many pets that are looking for their forever loving home. Many pets end up in shelters not sure why they were left and just want to be loved again. Not only does adopting a shelter pet give the pet a new best friend but it also gives you a new best friend.  

 

If you are not ready to adopt a new friend there are other ways to help. Fostering is always a great option. By fostering a shelter pet that allows the pet to be in a loving home and their true personality can come out making it easier for people who are ready to adopt to see the true personality of the pet. Fostering is also a big help to the shelters. A Lot of shelters look for volunteers, people to help take care of the dogs. Donating is a great way to help so many shelters need as much funding help as they can get to keep the pets healthy. Following shelters on social media and sharing the pet stories are a huge help to the shelters and pets. 

 

If you’re looking to adopt, foster, volunteer, donate, or share on social media here are some local shelters:

Dauntless Dog Rescue

Paws Place Dog Rescue

New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue

Pender County Animal Shelter 

New Hanover Humane Society 

SOAR- Southport – Oak Island Animal Rescue 

Penderosa Rescue & Sanctuary

Columbus Humane Society

Half-Way Home Canine Rescue, Inc.

Grand Strand Humane Society 

Petfinder 

Have a shelter pet? Share your adoption story with us! We love seeing all of the JGC Family pets!

 

Dog-Friendly Menu Items at Drive-Thrus

Next time you head out for a quick bite don’t forget to grab your furry best friend to hit up some of these drive-thrus and take out favorites! Wilmington is a very dog friendly location meaning there are alot of restaurants with dog friendly options. Here are a few great drive-thrus and take out locations around Wilmington, grab your pooch and take a little ride to grab some tasty treats! Just remember too many tasty treats can be bad for your dog, also be careful to watch out for any dietary restrictions.  

 

First up we have our chains which many people may or may not know that these places have treats for your pup.

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Starbucks 

Probably the most known is the “Puppuccino” at Starbucks. No this “Puppuccino” doesn’t have any coffee in it, it’s just a doggy sized cup of whipped cream and it’s free!

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts just like Starbucks has a doggy sized cup of whipped cream only Dunkin’ calls it the “Puppy Latte”. 

 

 Dairy Queen

At Dairy Queen grab yourself a tasty treat and grab a “Pup Cup” for your best friend. A “Pup Cup” is a free doggy sized cup of vanilla ice cream. 

 

Brusters

Have a sweet tooth? Go grab yourself a Brusters sundae and while you’re there grab your pooch a “Doggie Sundae”. The “Doggie Sundae” is a dog sized vanilla sundae that might even be topped with a dog biscuit! 

 

Sonic

One of the few drive-in restaurants, Sonic is the perfect place to bring your pup along! Some locations offer a doggy treat you just have to ask! If your location does not then you can get your furry friend a lick or two of your vanilla ice cream cone, or a plain no bread hot dog, grilled chicken or hamburger.  

 

Chick-fil-A 

At Chick-fil-A some locations offer doggy treats but if your location you can split an order of grilled chicken nuggets or a small vanilla ice cream cone. 

 

McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s

McDonald’s, Burger King, & Wendy’s a plain burger or grilled chicken plain, no bun, or a few licks from your vanilla soft serve.

 

Of course some local favorites have great dog treats, here are just a few! 

 

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PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille

There are some great options for your pup at PT’s Olde Fashioned Grille. Especially since you can customize all of their sandwiches. Some great options to pick from would be the P.T. Burger, P.T. Dog or the Turkey Sandwich all of these options should be plain and with no bread. PT’s is also part of our support location restaurants initiative, when you buy a vehicle from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet you will receive a $50 gift car, find out more here: Support Local Restaurants

 

Trolly Stop

Trolly Stop has been serving the Wilmington community for over 40 years and they love the dog family too! There are some great options for your pooch. They have the “Doggy Dog”, they also have the plain no bread burger option.   

 

Cookout

Cookout is a great Southern favorite! Like most of the other places they have the option of a plain no bread burger, grilled chicken or hot dog. If you want to give your pup an extra special treat, you could get them a small cup of vanilla ice cream. 

 

As you can see there are many great options for you and your pooch to enjoy a quick bite. Let us know if there are any other options for you and your pup. 

Lowest Wilmington Gas Prices

Across the country gas prices continue to drop, here are Wilmington’s top 10 lowest priciest gas stations.

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe| Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Check out our first look of the new 2020 Camaro Shock & Steel Edition Coupe!

The all-new Chevy has so many new features and design elements aimed at making it not only better looking, but also more aerodynamic, efficient, and functional.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Shock and Steel Special Edition adds a variety of content to Chevrolet’s legendary sports car, including:

  • 20-inch Blade Design aluminum wheels
  • Carbon Flash-painted sideview mirrors
  • Carbon Flash-painted center stripe and surrounding stripe in Silver (when Shock is ordered) or Shock (when Sating Steel Metallic is ordered)
  • Body-color high-wing spoiler (Coupe only)
  • Black fuel filler door with visible carbon fiber insert
  • Yellow-painted brake calipers Black sueded knee pads
  • Carbon fiber instrument panel molding
  • Premium carpeted floor mats

In the all new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is offered in both Coupe and Convertible models. Requiring one of the two exterior colors Satin Steel Metallic (RPO code G9K) or Shock (RPO code GKO) Jet Black is the only interior color combination on offer.

The package will be available on either the 2LT, 3LT, or SS trim levels. With the LT models the package includes the RS Package and Brembo four-piston performance brakes at the front.

For the new Shock and Steel Coupe package the pricing is set at $3,495 and for the Convertible it is set at $2,995.

Stay tuned for more videos highlights Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 228 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28403 http://www.JeffGordonChevy.com

 

2020 Chevrolet Traverse LT Walk-Around | Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Check out our first walkaround of this new 2020 Traverse LT! Check out what 2020 Traverses are available for sale in Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Greenville NC here: Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Traverse.

The all-new Chevy has so many new features and design elements aimed at making it not only better looking, but also more aerodynamic, efficient, functional, and bigger inside and out. Stay tuned for more videos highlights Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 228 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28403 http://www.JeffGordonChevy.com

 

We Are Open

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Sales, Service, Parts and Body Shop are open and in compliance with the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Executive Order 121.

Here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, we have put in place the following proactive measures:

  • All social distancing requirements apply.
  • Sales conducted by appointment only during the hours of 9am-6pm.
  • No more than 10 people, including customer and employees, in the showroom at anytime.
  • All our customer lounges are closed.
  • Tables are available outside the showroom for customers who wish to conduct their transaction outside of the showroom.
  • Six-foot distances have been designated with signage and/or tape for both employees and customers to maintain appropriate distance from other individuals.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products are readily available for employees and customers.
  • Home Delivery of vehicles is available as an option.
  • Test Drives are conducted by the following requirements: 

 

  1. Vehicles are completely sanitized with COVID-19 approved products after every test drive with a card stating time it was driven and when it was sanitized.
  2. No Sales Representatives riding in vehicle with a customer.
  3. Customer to wear dealership provided gloves while test driving the vehicle.
  4. Seat mats are to be used for the test drive.
  5. Vehicles test driven will not be driven by another potential customer for 72 hours.                         

Wilmington Non-Profit Community Donations

Our mission at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is to always be involved with our Wilmington community by team up as partners to raise awareness and support for those in need. As known all sales and service purchases made with Jeff Gordon go directly to help Wilmington area nonprofits and organizations. Now more than ever our these great organizations in the Wilmington community need our help.

WARM

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Image Courtesy: WARM 

 

WARM helps serve low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties by assisting in preventing home accidents and illnesses. 

During this time WARM is looking for donations.

What they can accept:

  1. Tools of any kind power or otherwise
  2. Yard work tools especially leaf rakes and flat shovels
  3. Tapes such as painters tape, electrical tape or duct tape
  4. Cleaning supplies
  5. Personal protective gear such as masks or safety glasses

 What they can’t accept:

  1. Nails or screws
  2. Roofing materials
  3. Light fixtures
  4. Used plumbing supplies

 

If you have any questions about your donations please call WARM’s office at (910)399-7563

https://www.warmnc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/WARM.Wilmington/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear 

Family Promise also known as WIHN (Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network) has an emergency shelter program that unites the communities of partners in an effort to assist homeless families. In addition Family Promise also owns 12 units of transitional housings for families who are victims of domestic violence. 

Here is their wishlist of items needed.

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Image Courtesy: Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear

Giving site (they are doing a HUGE campaign for monetary donations this week):

FPEmergencyRelief. Vulnerable families need our help.”

https://www.fpgives.org/organizations/family-promise-of-the-lower-cape-fear

 Contact info:

http://familypromiselcf.org/

https://www.facebook.com/wilmingtoninterfaithhospitalitynetwork/

(910) 769-4730

 

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC is asking for monetary donations rather then food at this time. The Food Bank maintains focus on acquiring shelf-stable food items at this time so that we can support families and seniors for the long haul during COVID-19.  With monetary resources, we can purchase the food items most-need and provide them to our community’s most vulnerable. “

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Image Courtesy: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC 

 Contact:

OFFICE 910.251.1465 ext. 2201

foodbankcenc.org

https://www.facebook.com/FoodBankCENC/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAyIX55qjk1MmtKSpgbumg7_b91elqrHPxxUJ_q8PkXc7r3Sl4-N9QaoFZT9R4fn745uOCvdvKyT0Nw

 

NourishNC

NourishNC is a nonprofit that provides supplemental food assistance to hungry students in New Hanover County schools. NourishNC is looking for help getting snack packs together. Snack packs are a kid-friendly service project that helps give back to the children who are in need. If you do not have the needed ingredients for the snack packs everything can be ordered online and shipped straight to your door! 

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Image Courtesy: NourishNC

You can pack as few or as many as you like they can be shipped or dropped off at Nourish NC warehouse at 601 Greenfield Street, Monday – Thursday 9-5!

You can learn more here:

https://nourishnc.org/takeaction/snackpacks/

Here’s your shopping list made easy:

Bags: https://tinyurl.com/r6vpocy

Snack A: https://tinyurl.com/s9whdwr

Snack B: https://tinyurl.com/qwor5cx

Snack C: https://tinyurl.com/w3amly5

Juice: https://tinyurl.com/vlqf27o

 

Animal Shelters 

This is the perfect time to foster a furry friend. Just to name a few places who might be looking for help with fostering animals, you could reach out to Columbus, Pender, Bladen and Duplin county shelters. You never know you could meet your best furry friend. 

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These are just a few of the nonprofits in Wilmington that could use our help during this time. Now is a great time for some spring cleaning. If you find extra items be sure to donate those instead of throwing them away.  See if your favorite nonprofit needs any assistance or donations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Exploring from Home

While traveling may be out of the question right now that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the world. It’s the 21st century! You can see the northern lights, museums, grand canyons, the beach, ocean, outer space and even buy a car completely online without ever leaving your house!  

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Buying a vehicle has never been so easy, at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet ensure that the car buying process is simple and safe with our shop, click, drive program. Shop from over 8,000 new and pre-owned vehicles, then complete the finance and purchase process safely and securely online With our certified concierge we work around your schedule so you can do a test drive and delivery at your home or office. Want to buy a car now or at 2 am in the morning? No worries we have a 24 hour 7 days a week chat service! Just email or call our Internet Sales Hotline 888-817-5744, it’s that simple! 

 

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Photo Courtesy: USA News Travel  

If you’re looking for a little zen time or a way to help your kids learn while at home, Explore.org Live Cams are just what you need! You can watch the majestic eagles, see the vast mysteries of the sea and outer space, watch the dog and cat rescues or even see the African Safari! Have you always dreamt of seeing the northern lights? Well, now you can! Expolore.org and Polar Bears International are live streaming the northern lights, so you can see one of nature’s most stunning atmospheric phenomena right from the comfort of your home! 

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Photo Courtesy: Yosemite.com 

Experience America with the live webcams at some of the countries most beautiful National Parks! The National Parks Service has great videos, live cameras, and learning tools to help you feel like you’re actually there. 

 

 

 

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Image Courtesy: Old Balady Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History  

Curious about the maritime history of North Carolina? Thanks to Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History, they are offering various live virtual tours at 10am each day. Be sure to tune in and check out their YouTube page for tours of these rich facts right in your backyard!

 

 

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Photo Courtesy: Wilmingtonandbeaches.com 

Interested in exploring Wilmington? You can see all the beauty that Wilmington has to offer with a panoramic tour from a walking perspective or from the birds-eye view at wilmingtonandbeaches.com. There’s also live webcams of Downtown Wilmington and the beaches! 

 

 

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Not sure what type of home workouts to do? That’s ok, several gyms and trainers are doing live workouts across social media to help you stay mentally and physically healthy! Here are some just to name a few: Orangetheory, 305 Fitness, and CorePower Yoga. There are many others out there doing this, there are also personal trainers on YouTube that do at home workout training all the time that you can watch and follow along with!

 

 

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Photo Courtesy: WSBT 

There are several musicians out there that are live streaming concerts from their own homes so that fans can enjoy live music. Just follow your favorite artist on social media and maybe you’ll get to see a live-streamed concert.

 

 

 

Now is the best time to relax and focus on your mental health, those are just some of the few ideas that you can do to give yourself time to relax and learn about our great world! Stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands.  

 

King Cake and Fat Tuesday Celebration

Many people celebrate Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and all things associated with the King Cake. Fat Tuesday and King Cake is a way to let loose before Ash Wednesday and Lent. Fat Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which happens to fall during Mardi Gras Festivities.

What is King Cake?

King Cake is a sweet, circular pastry, cake or bread that is the centerpiece to any good Fat Tuesday. The Louisiana-style is a twisted ring of cakey bread dough decorated in green, purple and gold icing and sprinkles. Besides the gooey, sweet deliciousness of the cake, the most fun part is the trinket, often a figurine in the shape of a baby. The trinket plays a crucial part in this fun festival tradition, whoever finds the trinket in their slice of cake gets to be “king” for the day. Being “king” there are some duties though, whoever is named the “king” must bring the King Cake the following year.

Blazer Trip King Cake Pickip
How is it made?

There a many versions of the King Cake. The most tradition Louisiana-style Mardi Gras king cake is a sweet dough which is twisted into an oval, adorned with colored sugar doughs before baking. There are some versions which are split then filled with cream or fruit; some tapped with candied fruit, icing and colored sugar. The green, gold, and purple are associated with Mardi Gras. Green represents faith, gold is power, and purple is justice.

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Image Credit: New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)

Why is there a plastic baby inside my king cake?

There is a long history of hiding the trinkets inside the king cakes, the small plastic baby is the modern tradition. It started in New Orleans. In the 1950s Mckenzie’s Pastry Shoppe popularized the baby trinkets. Originally they were porcelain babies but later swapped out for an easier-to-find plastic version. Typically the plastic baby figurines are sold along with an already-baked cake, then hidden by the purchaser. However, there are some places that you can buy the cake with the baby figurine already inside of the cake. Mckenzie’s is now closed since 2001, but there are many other great bakeries around the world that produced the traditional New Orleans King Cake. The New Orleans Pelicans (NBA team) unveils a season mascot of the King Cake Baby Mascot.

Where can I get my own king cake?

There’s always the option to make your own King Cake which could be fun! There are tons of DIY King Cake recipes online! However, if you prefer to buy a king cake there are several great local bakeries that can make those delicious gooey king cakes for you!

Blazer Trip King Cake Pickip

 

Burney’s Sweets and More
Tuesday Jeff Gordon Chevrolet took a ride out to Burney’s Sweets and More in our new Blazer to pick up our King Cake. Burney’s Sweets and More is a local shop with a lot of great treats! The king cake from Burney’s Sweets and More was a traditional Louisiana-Style cake with the green, purple, and gold colors, there was also a baby hidden inside! Our GM received the baby for the second year in a row!

Blazer Trip King Cake Pickip

Great Harvest Bread Company
Great Harvest Bread Co. is another great local bakers and cafe who mill their own grain and bake the bread and sweets from scratch. They sell Baked-from-Scratch traditional Louisiana Style King Cake with the baby included!

Apple Annie’s Bake Shop

Apple Annie’s Bake Shop is a premier local bakery offering the finest cakes, pastries, bread and more. Helps in making memories every day! They have the authentic King Cake available for in-store pick-up!

Be sure to have fun this Mardi Gras season, laugh a lot, make memories and stay safe, and never forget your King Cake! Let your boss have the last piece so they can bring the King Cake to the office next year!

Fat Tuesday Events Around Wilmington 

2Fer Fat Tuesday at The Wing

Enjoy fat Tuesday with some wings and The Fat Tuesday Review at Wild Wings Cafe. Buy 6 wings and get 6 FREE or buy 12 wings and get 12 FREE! All night $6 Captain Hurricanes on special. The Fat Tuesday Review takes the stage at 7 pm.

Mardi Gras Contra Dance

Cape Fear Contra Dancers are hosting an evening of energetic, contemporary American country dancing at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. Get your exercise on while dancing to live music from the Box of Chocolates band. No experience and no partner necessary, all ages are welcome. Be sure you dress in your best cool and causual purple, green and gold, wear soft-sold shoes, and bring plenty of water.

FAT Tuesday Under the Bridge

Enjoy your Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras style under the bridge with The Port City Players, 2 Bros N’awlins Cuisine Food Truck, and Waterline Brewing Company. After the Port City Players show there will be a march up from Front Street to Cape Fear Wine & Beer for a second line up. Noise makers and instruments welcomed for the march.

Featuring
The Port City Players
The Players are:
Jared Evans- Drums
Jones Smith- Bass
Jim Nelson- Keys
Randy McQuay- Guitar/ Harmonica
Alex Chamyan- Fiddle
Maaike Brandis- Trombone
Paul Lewis- Saxophones
Wes Chappell- Electric Sax
David Miles- Trumpet
Ken Rebeck- Accordion

Mardi Gras: Fat Tuesday and Live Music!

Enjoy Fat Tuesday for a fun night with live music, drink specials and trivia at Mac’s Speed Shop! Live music with Steel Country Express begins at 7 pm. Big Twin Tuesday is $4 pints and $4 house margaritas. Then the fat Tuesday Challenge with trivia and photo tasks for a chance to win FREE Mac’s gear!

Mardi Gras Trivia Party

Celebrate the last blowout bash of carnival season with Pour Taproom and Great Minds ILM. Play a fun game of trivia from 7-9 pm. Don’t forget to wear your mask and get extra points! There are 5 winners every week so put your best trivia team together and have a fun night!

Sip & Paint | Mardi Gras Mask

Grab your friends and get your artistic buzz on at Wine & Design! No experience is necessary, just BYO wine, beer, soda and appetizers, cups and corkscrews will be provided. Enjoy a 2-hour artist lead event making beautiful Mardi Gras mask.

Bourbon Street Mardi Gras Party 

Enjoy an authentic New Orleans style Mardi Gras Party at Wilmington’s Bourbon Street! Dane Britt will be performing live, there will be no cover and there will be King Cake GIVEAWAYS!  Enjoy some of these fun typical recipes for the celebration.

  • Crawfish Etouffee
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Shrimp Po’boys
  • King Cake
  • Beignets
  • Crawfish boil

Have fun this Mardi Gras season, laugh a lot, make memories and stay safe, and never forget your King Cake! Let your boss have the last piece so they can bring the King Cake to the office next year! Remember to be responsible!