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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Destroying the Chevrolet Volt with Purpose

Members of the press and local fire station gathered in Chicago to learn a few things about taking the Volt apart. First responders, need to learn valuable information that will help them save lives during emergencies. High strength steel and complex electrical systems make disassembling the Volt more difficult than older vehicles. Though the Volt packs a rather large electric battery and there is the chance of electrocution, knowing the vehicle makes this risk is relatively low. Its pretty amazing what these hydraulic cutters can do to these vehicles!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Liquefaction in Action

Watch out for sinkholes, they can wreak havoc on your car!

1951 Chevy 3100 Bringing in the New

This 1951 Chevrolet from AutoTrader brings some old and new features together. It looks more like a mobile media center to me.

Follow Up: The Chevrolet Camaro Firebreather

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Firebreather has been found in the wild! The Firebreather may not give the ETC Camaro a run for its money, but it does look sleek.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Versus...

This Motor Trend video pits the Corvette ZR1 against the Nissan GTR, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Porsche GT2. Just wait to see what the Corvette can do!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Introducing the 2011 Prija!

This combination quite possibly the most awkward every made! No idea where it came from, but I would say it was created in the Photoshop garage.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stay Aware!

Jeremy Clarkson on Speed Addiction

Jeremy Clarkson is addicted to speed, as in going fast, are you?

Subaru Rally!

Do you take your Subaru through terrain like this?

Cruze High MPG is Simple!

This is for those who are asking the question, "how does the Cruze get such good gas mileage?" General Motors has an answer and they think its pretty simple. By using a variable displacement oil pump the engine needs to supply less torque to drive the oil pump. The result, less power is needed and less gas is consumed. The oil pump will drop its displacement or output once the car is warm or running at high speeds and increase the output when needed. It really is the little things that make a big difference!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Subaru Sumo Wash!

Not the type of wash I have in mind!

Chevrolet Volt 0-60 and MPG

More information has recently surfaced about the Volt. We now know that the Volt can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.53 seconds. That's nothing spectacular, but it does mean the Volt isn't gutless. On a different and disappointing note, the Volt is getting a 27 mpg while the range extender is running. That is less than most people originally had hoped, but if you stay within range of the battery it shouldn't be an issue. Looks like the Volt won't be taken on many road trips or seen at the track in the near future.

A Clean Chevrolet Chevelle SS!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Community Events

This weekend, August 27-29 there a few events taking place and weather permitting they could be a fun time.

In Everett, in Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, Disney Pixar's Up will be showing for Cinema Under the Stars. Entertainment starts at 7:30 and the movie begins at dusk. Don't forget your snacks and blankets. This event is free!

Additionally, Everett's Saturday Evening Waterfront Concert Series at Port Gardner Landing welcomes a band from Barcelona, Spain. LASAROSE will be rocking the water front, performing their funky folk.

All the details can be found here.

Has Anyone Seen This Truck?

The Chevrolet Volt is being shipped, at least he pre-production models! Has anyone seen this truck rolling around?

Translogic Takes on the Volt

The Translogic team at AOL Autos got their chance behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Volt. They take it to the track and put the braking system and traction control to the test. This is one of the most in-depth reviews I have seen.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Corvette Hot Laps!

This is what its like to ride shotgun with Nascar driver Juan Pablo Montoya!

Redefining Campact, the Chevrolet Cruze

The Cruze has been a popular in over 60 countries already and we can't wait for it to hit America within the next few months. The press is getting an early look at the release model and the reaction looks great. Check out the video below and take a look at all my posts about the Cruze to learn more about specs and features!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spy Shots of Convertible Camaro!

On a nice day like today you may wish your new Camaro was a convertible. More pictures of the long awaited 2011 convertible Camaro are here and it looks cool!

Family Forest Day with the US Forest Service

This weekend join the SCA and US Forest Service for Family Forest Day. The event includes a free bus ride from Everett and free lunch. The bus leaves at 8:30 am from 525 W Casino Road in Everett and will take you to Golden Basin Campground in Darrington. Take an adventure to the woods and maybe you'll find a koala!

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A Bad Way to Start the Day

Its not the best idea to drive through wet cement. So stay alert out there, after all there is a lot of construction going on and it is Friday. Picture courtesy of topicfire.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another Extreme Subaru Video

Subaru makes some great machines!

The Beast, ETC Camaro!

This 2010 Camaro is a beast! Canadian Team ETC spent 3,800 man-hours to customize and pump 1,400 HP out of the LSX 454 turbo engine. It took $320 K to build, but this thing is a beauty. Check out the full gallery.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Strength of Subaru

During the 2010 Canadian Rally Championship, driver Pat Richard and co-driver Alan Ockwell, rolled their Subaru Impreza into the trees. Immediately Pat is out of the vehicle getting spectators to help roll the car out of the bushes. Even better, the Subaru was still drivable and the rally team went on to finish first place. That is how you rally!

Yellow 2010 Camaro and Corvette Side by Side

These two are bright even on a cloudy day!

Chevrolet Cruze Double Time at Dept. 180

Solid! I could see OK Go making a cool video out of this.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Safe Kids: Back to School Safety

Before kids start heading back to school, SafeKids wanted to give both children and adults some tips for staying safe this school year.

For Kids:

  • Children should cross the street with an adult until the age of ten.
  • Cross the street at corners and be sure to use traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Never run into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see you.

For Adults:

  • Be alert and slow down when entering residential areas and school zones.
  • Watch for children on or near the road, especially before school in the morning and after school in the afternoon.
  • Do not drive distracted!
Check out the full article and stay safe this school year!

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan Back Again!

The redesigned Subaru WRX STI will be offered in a body style that hasn't been seen since 2008, a 4-door sedan. Other improvements still hold for the sedan model, such as the new wide body, the 305 hp turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-4, a 6-speed manual transmission and it will also feature the return of the wing. For added space and convenience the rear seats do fold down, just in case you miss the functionality of the 5-door hatchback model. Which model suits your better, the 4-door or 5-door, and why?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Free Full Car Detail Giveaway!

We are going to be giving away a free full car detail! Leave a comment on our blog, Facebook Wall, or mention us on twitter and we will automatically enter you in the drawing. The drawing will take place September 1, 2010 at 5:00pm and will be redeemable until October 31. When the winner is announced we will contact them and a certificate will be sent. The complete detail includes an exterior wax, interior shampoo and vacuum, and cleaning the engine compartment. Good luck to everyone! Participants must be available to claim their prize and be over 18 years old.

Great Subaru Rally Video!

Super Production at the Oregon Trail Rally from Warwick Patterson on Vimeo.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Follow Up: Chevy Cruze Aerodynamics [Video]

Subaru is Here to Save You From Office Monotony!

"Subaru XV Rescue are dedicated to saving you from the mundane. Equipped with the new Subaru Impreza XV, their mission is to help those who need to escape the ho-hum monotony of everyday life." Thats the quote from the Subaru XV Rescue website. Subaru Australia will be taking four lucky individuals from their daily jobs and give them a chance to step out of the ordinary. Winners will have the chance to surf with Ross Clarke-Jones, rally with Cody Crocker, snowboard with Damon Hayle, or cook with Sean Connolly. Unfortunately, the contest is only open to Australian residents, but given the opportunity I would fly to Australia to participate in any of these events. Check out the about page for more information and try to enter, all they can do is turn you down!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Local Events: Puget Sound Skimboarding Throwdown

This event is for those hardcore skimboarders in the Everett area. This Saturday, August 14, 2010, the Third Annual Puget Sound Throwdown will kick-off on Jetty Island. If you're planning on attending you better leave early, the ferry to Jetty starts running at 10am and they fill up quick. The ferry ride is free, but there is a suggested donation of $2 and parking on the island is $3. Its $25 to ride in the event and registration starts at 10am on the Everett side of the ferry. Let us know if you plan on going! 
Picture and information courtesy of Skimboard Culture.

Great Subaru Drifting Pic!

This Subaru WRX STI Sounds Nasty!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

[Video] Subaru WRX STI Nürburgring Challenge 2010 the In-car Movie

Earlier in the year the Subaru WRX STI driven by Tommi Mäkinen performed it fastest lap at Nürburgring since 2004. The 2010 lap time came in at 7:55, beating the old lap time by four seconds. Here is another video of the same event.

Classic 1959-60 Chevrolet Corvette

A beautiful 1959-60 Chevrolet Corvette courtesy of Mr. T in DC on Flickr.

More on the Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

In earlier posts about the Chevrolet Cruze I pointed out the 40 mpg engineers have managed to get out of the vehicle. To do this it uses a number of technologies and when combined they make a huge difference. One of the newest innovations is the air shutter system that optimizes the aero dynamics of the car. The air shutter is attached to two electric motors which are controlled by sensors. The sensors measure wind and temperature conditions and will open or close the shutter to maximize gas mileage. At low speeds the shutter is open to increase air flow for cooling the engine and at high speeds the shutter closes to reduce wind drag.

Overall, the shutter adds about half a miler per gallon to the averaged city and highway gas mileage. It seems like a small improvement, but over the lifetime of the vehicle and when combined with other mileage increasing technologies it makes a huge difference. As a result of these technologies the Cruze is able to maintain the same gas mileage as the Fiesta sub-compact and beat out the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, which all are smaller vehicles.

Some other features that contribute to the overall mileage of the Chevrolet Cruze are the 1.4-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine, lowered right height, and ultra-low resistance tires.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Seafair 2010: Ultralight Getting Revved Up

In the Pit at Seafair: U96 Boat Starts Up

At Seafair I was able to stand right behind the U96 boat as it left the dock! You can also watch it on our YouTube page.

New Subaru Concept: An FT-86 Coupe Variant

The new Subaru concept, a variant of the Toyota FT-86 coupe, has been reported by AutoCar. According to AutoCar, Subaru's version will be more powerful and aggressive than Toyota's FT-86. The unnamed Subaru sports car will run an updated 2.0-liter boxer engine that will feature 260 hp, ousting the FT-86's 200. A six speed transmission will send power to the rear wheels and yes, that is only the rear wheels. According to reports, Subaru has decided the FT-86 will not include all-wheel drive, going away from the standards included in the rest of their line. As far as cost, Subaru will be pricing it in the range of $40,000-$48,000 and hopefully an options list will be available soon. Is this a car you would buy?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Amazing Drifting!

I think the name of the video says it all: SUBARU Drift VeryGood! Its not correct English, but it gets straight to the point. This video is over a year old, but it belongs on our blog. The Subaru WRX STI is an amazing vehicle!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The 2012 Droptop Chevrolet Camaro

Early in 2011 the new Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will be hitting the assembly line, just in time to see showrooms when warm weather starts in March. The Convertible Camaro was first shown as a concept at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and since then General Motors has seen hard times. Development of the drop top Camaro continued through and those who have been waiting for this model will be hitting the road next year. As of now there isn't any news on models or packages that will be available, but we are expecting some info soon.

Cell Phones for Soldiers: How it Works

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by two teenagers, Robbie and Brittany Berquist of Norwell Massachusetts. They started the non-profit with $21 and grew in 2008 to 3,000 collection sites around the United States and raised more than 12-million minutes for soldiers.  Now the program has over 40,000 registered drop sites and Roy Robinson is proud to be among them.

When cell phones are received at drop-off points they are shipped directly to Cell Phones for Soldiers. From there ReCellular receives the cell phones and pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for the phones. Each cell phone raises enough money for an hour of talk time, which is sent overseas as a calling car for soldiers to use. To register a Cell Phones for Soldiers drop-off point visit their website and fill out the getting started form.

Before dropping your phone off in our showroom you want to ensure it doesn't contain any personal information. For instructions on erasing data from your phone visit the ReCellular website for their free cell phone data eraser. Just enter the model of phone you own and the tool will give you directions for erasing the data. If you are looking for a drop-off point you can search by area code or come into our dealership and we will drop it in the box for you. If you don't have a cell phone and want to contribute to a great cause, Cell Phones for Soldiers also accepts donations.

If you know a soldier who needs Cell Phones for Soldiers support, enter their information in the Help Us Find a Soldier form and they will do their best to locate the soldier and help him/her call home. Also, prepaid cell phones can be requested for active military personnel or veterans. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a great organization that contributes to a great cause. I have a few cell phones at home that I have already contributed and I encourage everyone else to contribute as well. After all, I can only talk on one phone at a time.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Classic Designs Announces the FireBreather

Classic Design Concepts has announced the release the FireBreather. The FireBreather features a 6.2-liter V8 engine carrying 599 horsepower, an engine that beats-out the Z28. The concept has been styled with classic Firebird lines and combines them with the new Chevrolet Camaro style. Classic Design Concepts is asking $60,000 for a chance to own this beauty, a small price to pay if you want the Firebird look and feel.

Roy Robinson to Collect Cell Phones for Soldiers

Throughout the dealership we will be collecting gently-used cell phones that will be donated to soldiers over seas through the Cell Phones for Soldiers charity. Cell Phones for Soldiers, backed by GM and started by two teenage kids, gives soldiers calling cards and cell phones so they can call home. The new program will compliment our other programs that support local military members, which are our Military Family Friendly Employment InitiativeMilitary Discount Program, and our Military Appreciation Program. This is another way for Roy Robinson and General Motors to show our appreciation to our troops for their service to our country. So please, next time you come by the dealership ask an employee where to donate your phoneand we can show you where to donate your gently-used cell phones, which will help our troops reach their family's.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Subaru's Newest Driver

Embargo Lifted on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Autoblog touts the Chevrolet Cruze as the first small car GM has taken seriously. The Cruze looks well designed on the outside and the interior also stands out. Though classified as an economy car the Cruze comes well equipped and has options that compete with larger sedans. Gas mileage is also a plus, the 1.4 liter 4 cylinder direct injected engine is pushing for 40 mpg. If you are in the market for a new commuter car with the options for upgrade, the Chevrolet Cruze looks like an appealing option.
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