Fun Summer Road Trips in North Carolina

Road Trips In North Carolina

So Many Fun Places To Go!

Road Trips In North Carolina

Are you a Newton resident looking for a fun weekend road trip here in our great state of North Carolina? We at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet have plenty of recommendations:

Catawba Science Center

Just a 20-minute drive from our dealership is the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, the perfect place for families to learn together. While there, be sure to check out the aquarium and planetarium.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This scenic drive along the southern Appalachian Mountains will take you through the Great Smoky Mountains and even up to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia if you venture far enough north. The North Carolina section includes the breathtaking Pisgah National Forest.

Outer Banks

Take a drive out to America’s first beach for stunning ocean views, delicious seafood, and plenty of fun things to do, like shopping, kayaking, museums, and more.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR fans living in North Carolina should spend some time visiting this classic race track. Even if there is not a racing event going on during your stay, it is worth a visit, just to say you’ve seen it.

Dismal Swamp State Park

For a spooky adventure, visit this state park with a spooky backstory. Enter if you dare!

If you first require a vehicle for these Road Trips In North Carolina, then check out our lineup of Chevy models here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Here’s Some of What Sold at the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show

You Don’t Have To Be Quiet During The Auction

285 Vehicles At The Event

Last month, we hosted the annual Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show, which had 285 registered vehicles. In total, we awarded 103 trophies.

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction

Another big part of the festivities was the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Auto Show Silent Auction, which took place on June 16th. We auctioned off a lot of really cool stuff. These were some of the hottest items:

  • Four Atlanta Braves tickets
  • A Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet replica race hood
  • A signed and framed Dalen Earnhardt Chevrolet technician shirt
  • Custom-built Chevy cornhole boards
  • An autographed Kyle Larson hat from his victory
  • Four tickets to Tweetsie Railroad
  • A Luke Kuechly signed Carolina Panthers NFL football
  • Sunday brunch for four at the Catawba Country Club
  • Two tickets to a NASCAR race at Richmond
  • Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. trash cans
  • Four Garage Hot Passes and grandstand seat tickets to the NASCAR Bank of America 500 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • A Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet rug
  • Coleman camping gear
  • A Dale Jr. Budweiser pit crew uniform
  • A Dale Jr. autographed hero card
  • Two tickets to a NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • An actual brick from the Corvette assembly plant (and two tickets)
  • A Dale Earnhardt basket
  • Four tickets to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

If you missed the auction, don’t worry. We still have plenty of great vehicles that you can purchase here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Deck Out Your Tailgate

Amazing Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate accessories can help improve every tailgating event, no matter the time of day. From illumination to safety, there’s a tailgate accessory for every occasion. Gather around the Silverado pickup and celebrate with friends and family this summer!

Tailgate Light Bars

Making your Chevrolet Silverado more visible when tailgating continues after dark is as simple as installing a tailgate light bar. Most light bars are fairly affordable and urge caution to those who happen to be driving by. Light bars are a cost-effective lighting and safety solution for those who never want the tailgate to end.

Tailgate Mat

Protecting your tailgate from scratches, dents, and other forms of damage doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A simple tailgate mat can go a long way in protecting the bed of your truck during a night of tailgating. Not only will a tailgate mat protect your truck and look good doing it, but it can also make those sitting in the bed more comfortable.

Tailgate Net

Keeping unwanted guests out of the bed of your Chevrolet Silverado is easy with a tailgate net. In addition to keeping people from climbing in and out of the truck, the net can protect your tailgating supplies. Containing coolers, grills, and other tailgating necessities can be accomplished by an easy-to-install tailgate net.

Of course, if you want accessories for your Chevrolet Silverado tailgate, then explore our lineup at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Sneak Peek

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

For The Heaviest Of Jobs

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Revealed

Chevrolet has been on a roll with truck debut after truck debut, and now the automaker is looking to keep the good times rolling. Hot off the debut of the 2019 Silverado 1500, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD promises to bring a bolder look to the segment. According to Chevrolet Global Head Alan Batey, a new, expanded range of Silverado models will make its way to the industry sometime soon. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD promises more customization and capability, all while maintaining the reliability and longevity that drivers love.

Your Presence Will Be Known

Based on the teaser image released a few weeks ago, the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado HD will feature a bolder stance and larger proportions that make the trucks’ presence known. The heavy-duty truck will also be designed according to the needs of heavy-duty truck buyers. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will be built at the Flint Assembly facility. The model is expected to hit dealership lots by fall of 2019.

More Heavy Duty Options

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD follows the official debut of the 2019 Silverado 1500. The all-new model weighs less than its predecessor and will bring plenty of upgrades to the full-size truck segment. Chevrolet also recently showed off a line of chassis-cab trucks. The Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD will make their way to the lineup later this year. The medium-duty pickups will provide drivers with even more truck options.

If you’d like to know even more about Chevy’s upcoming lineup of trucks, then be sure to stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Shows Off New Look

2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro Gets An Upgrade

New Muscle. New Style

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro recently made its official debut. The popular muscle car will sport a new style that gives the model a more distinct stare for the model year. Better yet, the Chevrolet Camaro will also receive a new trim and powertrain option for the 2019 model year.

The Unveiling of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The unveiling of the Chevrolet Camaro’s new design follows the reveal of redesigns for other cars in the automaker’s lineup. The Malibu, Cruze, and Spark will join the Camaro on the list of major redesigns for the 2019 model year. A version of the updated Camaro made an appearance in Transformers: The Last Knight last year. The redesigned Chevrolet Camaro will feature a new grille that varies between trims. The Camaro RS features a sleeker front fascia with sharp lines, while the high-powered SS trim boasts a bulkier grille.

Go Turbo

An exterior redesign isn’t the only change on the docket for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. A new Turbo 1LE model will be available for the model year as well. That trim features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 275 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the SS trim will feature a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission with custom launch control. In addition to a new design and trim level, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro sees a few technological upgrades. Drivers will enjoy access to the latest Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. Other technologies, such as a Rear Camera Mirror, are available.

Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, we can’t wait for the refreshed lineup of Chevy passenger cars to arrive for the 2019 model year.

Make Plans for the Lincolnton Food & Wine Brew Fest

Lincolnton food & wine brew fest

The Best Fest Near Lincolnton

Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, we love festivals. One of the best spring festivals in the area is undeniably the Lincolnton Food & Wine Brew Fest. This year, it will be held Saturday, April 28th in downtown Lincolnton from 11 am to 7 pm.

When Is The Lincolnton Food & Wine Brew Fest

This is a free public event and will be held rain or shine. If you plan on tasting some locally-brewed beverages, you will need to purchase a tasting pass. This costs $15 if you buy it in advance and $20 at the gate.

Plenty Of Food To Eat

Along with the craft beverages, you can enjoy some delicious foods from a variety of food truck, live music from local artists, and street performers throughout the day. You can also learn a few things at this festival. There will be live art and culinary demonstrations at certain booths throughout the festival along with other family activities.

The Largest One To Date

According to the festival website, this year is going to be the biggest one yet. It will be the third year for this festival and organizers are anticipating crowds near 10,000. Since the crowds may be so large this year, plan to arrive early so you can park easily and enjoy all the food and drinks you desire.

If you need a vehicle to get there, our team at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can help you find the ideal Chevy model for you.

Join in the Holiday Shopping at Hickory Christmas Multi-Vendor Fair!

Hickory Christmas Multi-Vendor Fair

Christmas In Hickory!

Come join the holiday shopping fun at the second annual Hickory Christmas Multi-Vendor Fair. You will be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list, as the fair will offer a large variety of art, crafts, and high-quality, unique items.

Over 60 Vendors

This year, the Hickory Christmas Multi-Vendor Fair will feature over 60 vendors to shop from who will all be eager to help you find gifts for all of your loved ones—or even a special gift for yourself. The items offered will include clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, holiday decor, candles, custom crafts, paintings and photographs from local artists. You will not want to miss this chance to support local artists and businesses while getting perfect, unique gifts for everyone on your list.

It’s Free!

The Hickory Christmas Multi-Vendor Fair is free to enter, and you will be given the opportunity to sample products, participate in contests, purchase discounted items, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. This event will definitely raise your holiday spirits and spread good cheer.

Located Near You

The event will be located at the Hickory Metro Convention Center (1960 13th Avenue Drive SE) and take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11am to 4pm. We at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC hope to see you there.

The Best Bites in Hickory, NC

Best Bites in Hickory, NC

Food In Newton

Our neighbors in Hickory, NC sure know how to cook (and we sure know how to eat). It was an arduous challenge to come up with this quick-list of the tastiest morsels in town, but our expert foodies at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet are fully confident that these three restaurants have to be the best bites in Hickory, NC.

Fourk

At Fourk, they do everything “with a twist;” a tasty twist that is. The delicious, modern-American fare, including an mouth-watering veggie burger, would be enough to draw us back for lunch or dinner any day, but the ever-friendly wait staff and airy atmosphere is the olive in the handcrafted martini (of which they have an extensive lineup).

Boca

This modern Mediterranean tapas joint offers the perfect combination of flavorful food and chic styling, making it the perfect spot for a special date night or celebratory dinner. Boca is also the best choice if you need a place that will seat large groups comfortably without detracting from great service and food.

House of Nom Nom

Its mood may be casual, but there’s nothing laid-back about the full-bodied flavor and deliciousness of the Asian-fusion offerings at House of Nom Nom. From sweet bubble teas to spicy Bánh mì sandwiches and classic burgers with a Thai twist, there’s something for every sort of eater here.

These might be the best bites in Hickory, NC, but there is so much more to discover in town; make Hickory your next weekend day-trip, and, while you’re passing by, pay us a visit at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC.

Weekend Trips near Hickory, North Carolina

weekend trips near Hickory

Trips Made Easy

Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore. If you can manage an overnight—or an entire weekend—away from home, then consider these weekend trips near Hickory, North Carolina.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located in North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains is arguably one of the most beautiful places in America, with plenty of hiking and wildlife, mixed in with the tourist attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 110 miles

Winston-Salem

Called the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem is known for its nightlife, thanks to world-class bars and restaurants. While here, be sure to visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 75 miles

Asheville, North Carolina

A top destination for travelers to North Carolina, Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Arboretum, Western North Carolina Nature Center, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 80 miles

Outer Banks, North Carolina

For a beach getaway unlike any other, consider Outer Banks, 130 miles of barrier islands with a small fishing town feel.

Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 391 miles

Need a new summer road trip car? We’ve got you covered. Browse our inventory here at Dale Earnhardt Chevy.

Benefits of Traveling in a Chevy Cruze

Chevy Cruze

Get Ready For Fun In the Chevy Cruze

If you’re looking for the perfect new vehicle, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn just how versatile the compact car segment can be. The Chevy Cruze is the best of its kind, and fits perfectly with many different lifestyles. Here are our five favorite benefits of driving a Chevy Cruze from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.

Fuel Efficiency

Whether you opt for the sedan or the first-ever hatchback Chevy Cruze, you’ll find that this tiny car sips the gas. At best, the Cruze gets up to 40 mpg highway*, allowing you to spend less time at the gas pump and more time on the road.

Cargo Space

Despite its compact size, there’s plenty of space inside of the Cruze for cargo and passengers. Versatile seating makes room for up to 47.2 cu. ft. of cargo in the hatchback model.

Chevy Cruze Safety

The Chevy Cruze is full of proactive and reactive safety features, including available driver assist technologies and 10 standard airbags.

Intelligent Tech

You’ll have a hard time finding the latest technology in most compact cars. But in the Chevy Cruze, the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color touch screen is the standard. Add to that smartphone compatibility and available Wi-Fi, and the Cruze is as good as an office away from home.

Diesel Option

The Chevy Cruze is full of surprises, the latest one being the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan. The 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine gets up to 52 mpg highway* making it the most efficient non-hybrid option in the country.