5 Best Dale Earnhardt Jr. Christmas Gifts This Season

It’s no secret that at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, we’re big fans of Little E. (We love to support our former employees.) That’s what makes us the experts on the best Dale Earnhardt Jr. Christmas gifts for you to give to true fans—or, you know, to your favorite Newton, North Carolina Chevy dealership…

Check out our ideas below:

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Personalized Outdoor Sculpture of his Dog: Yes, this may sound creepy, but no, we don’t care. His dog is absolutely adorable.
  2. A Dale Jr. 88 Car Decal: Because everybody needs a decal of their favorite NASCAR driver.
  3. Precious Moments Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fan Porcelain Figurine: This one is for all the grandmas that still love high speed sports.
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Two Tone Team Utility Gloves: These make a good gift for anyone who does intensive labor outside, either at home or on a jobsite.
  5. 1:24-Scale Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 1979 Camaro Diecast Car: Because you’d easily win “Gift with the Longest Name.” Also, it’s pretty awesome.

Have any other Dale Earnhardt Christmas gifts you plan on giving out this year? Let us know about them below!

How Chevy “Technology and Stuff” Mishap Turned into an Opportunity

By now you’ve likely heard about the Chevy “technology and stuff” mishap. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap: during the presentation of the World Series MVP award a couple of weeks ago, Chevrolet spokesman Rikk Wilde stumbled over his lines. While presenting the features of the new Chevrolet Silverado, Wilde said the truck “combines class winning and leading, um, you know, technology and stuff.”

These things happen, but when it happens on national television in front of a live audience, a little stumble can feel painfully awkward. Instead of pretending it didn’t happen, Chevy embraced the error that any human could have made, and capitalized on the opportunity to poke a little fun at itself via social media. The result? Chevy turned the blunder into an opportunity to relate with its audience.

While this isn’t the sort of publicity any company hopes or plans for, Chevy’s marketing team was able to turn embarrassing into funny, with a simple tweet. The team posted a picture of the Silverado along with this: “Ya know … class leading technology and stuff.” According to forbes.com, it only took a few minutes for #technologyandstuff and #chevyguy to start tending across multiple social media platforms.

After noticing such a positive and playful response, the automaker went so far as to update their television commercial to say, “you know you want a truck … and stuff.”

This is a prime example of the power of opportunity, quick thinking, and a sense of humor.

So, are you ready to test drive a Silverado… and stuff? Stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today to see all that technology… and stuff, for yourself. Ok, we’re done now.

Chevy Pickup Concept Showcases New Truck Bed Design

To many truck owners and enthusiasts, a truck can truly only be as good as its truck bed. Those people will be excited to check out the all-new Silverado High Desert Concept on display at SEMA right now—because the coolest part of the concept vehicle is its new truck bed configuration. The new truck bed design features built-in trucks, a waterproof cover, and a divider that allows you to create custom-sized compartments.

The Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Concept on display at SEMA shows off all the capability of the new truck bed system, plus it’s definitely an eye-catching vehicle in its Deepwood Green paint and premium wheels. Under the exterior, you’ll find an awesome 6.2L V8 engine and special Brembo brakes. All in all, it brings the very best and latest in truck design and style together in one show vehicle.

Unfortunately, the truck bed in the High Desert Concept is not penciled in to any production plans as of yet. However, SEMA often provides Chevy with information about which concepts and designs consumers really like—so come see us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to make your voice heard today.

Chevrolet Collision Avoidance Technology Keep Drivers Safe

Car crashes can happen to anyone, no matter how defensive of a driver you are. To help reduce the likelihood of Chevrolet drivers getting into car accidents, the American carmaker has introduced several key safety features in the 2015 models that are sure to protect both drivers and passengers while they’re cruising around town.

Through a combination of cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensor systems, Chevrolet has created a myriad of collision avoidance technologies to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions and blind spot accidents. Some of these technologies include a Rear Vision Camera, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

“The best kind of safety protection we can offer are customer-focused features that help drivers avoid the crash altogether, and which are kept turned on for every trip,” said Raymond J. Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety Technical Fellow.

Chevrolet has even taken safety for those who are hearing-impaired, creating the Safety Alert Seat, which warns drivers with seat vibrations, rather than beeping alerts. This seat is available specifically in the Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban.

For more information about the 2015 lineup’s safety technologies, contact Dale Earnhardt Chevy today!