Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 29th, 2011

Headlines:

Chrysler Legal Bid to Halt 'Imported From Detroit' Merchandise Sales Falls Short, Spring Buying Boosts Home Prices in 13 US Cities, and Gamecocks Repeat as College Word Series Champions.

 

Catherine and her new 2011 Dodge Caliber

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This is a great video we shot of Catherine and her new 2011 Dodge Caliber.  Catherine got accepted to Wake Forest and is going to be studying Spanish.  She was a little shy about being in the video, but she has an awesome new car, so I'm sure she doesn't mind showing it off a little.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Egolf of Hendersonville Videos

Check out some of our videos!

New 2013 model-year car window stickers explained

Vehicle buyers will have more and better information on things like fuel economy and cost perspective when the new 2013 model-year car window stickers hit windshields across the country.
Click here to read about how you, the consumer, will benefit and be affected by these changes.

2012 Fiat 500C: Spiffy top makes a truly smart car





Top 10 Driving Mistakes People Make


Backing up without looking, and other driving mistakes that people make can be found here.

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 21, 2011

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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 17, 2011

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Egolf of Hendersonville at T-Mobile on Four Seasons Boulevard










Join Egolf of Hendersonville on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th at 1908 Four Seasons Boulevard for the T-Mobile Store Grand Re-Opening Celebration.

Egolf of Hendersonville will have a Grand Cherokee Overland on display to showcase the new QR Tags we're featuring on our vehicles. 

Vehicles are a great adoption for this technology because QR codes were actually created by the automotive industry as a way to better and more quickly log parts and other inventory during the manufacturing process.

If you're not familiar with this new technology, you will be soon.  If you've read a newspaper or noticed an ad lately, you've most likely seen an imagine similar to the one above somewhere on the page.  

QR tags are starting to show up everywhere as more and more people use iphones, smartphones, and other mobile devices to access the internet for information.

QR codes work a lot like barcodes found on packaging; scan the image with your mobile device and information about the product or service will appear.  It's a really convenient and easy way to get information on the go. 

This technology, while much more popular in Japan and Europe, is catching on at breakneck speed.

Eddie Nichols with his New Car

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dodge, Chrysler Commercials Debut During Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks


I watched Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks last night with an interest that I can almost guarantee was shared by no other individual currently residing in Western North Carolina (though if I'm wrong, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section).

I offer one of the more unique perspectives you'll find on this game which left one city celebrating its 7th major sport's championship in 10 years, and the other with a tarnished image that had been so well cultivated following the wildly successful 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Before delving in, I'd like to express my surprise at the Super Bowl-style commercials NBC ran during the game.  Each one was immaculately produced and, for the most part, so entertaining that I was hard pressed to change the channel.  As an employee of Egolf Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and RAM in Hendersonville, North Carolina, I am compelled to mention the Dodge, Never Neutral commercial I saw and also a great Chrysler commercial which I can't seem to find online (if anyone knows where I can find the link, it would be much appreciated).

Anyway, I grew up in southern Maine and have been a Boston sports fan for 20 years.  While more of a baseball, basketball and football fan and less of a hockey guy, I always root for the Boston teams, no exceptions, no questions asked.  Hell or high water. Unconditional allegiance. 

Until last night.

Hockey in Vancouver is a lot like baseball in Boston, high school football in Texas, and basketball in Indiana.  In Canada, hockey transcends sport. It is so deeply ingrained in the culture that despite Vancouver's devastating 4-0 loss to Boston last night, one could safely bet there would have been some kind of riot even if the Canucks had been victorious.

Why would a guy from southern Maine, now living in North Carolina, care about the particulars of a championship losing team in a sport that is barely hanging on in the United States?

I moved to Vancouver in 2007 and lived there for almost 4 years while my wife went to the University of British Columbia.  I absolutely fell in love with the place, especially Vancouver Island.  I was there for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and grew to know the city inside and out.  Vancouver got a tremendous amount of press during the Olympics, so I won't bore you with the details on how it's Canada's warmest city and was voted Greatest Place to Live in the World.  It is one of the most strikingly beautiful cities in the world, albeit it riddled with homelessness, socioeconomic imbalance and other problems that plague many big cities.

Watching the game was the most surreal, bizarre and bittersweet experience I've had as a sports fan.  My Facebook has been riddled with Bruins and Canucks banter all week.  Never much of a Bruins fan, I grew to adopt the Canucks as my hockey team.  I attended a game where I got to see Mike Modano, one of the greatest American born hockey players of all time, lace up for the Dallas Stars (a 5-4 Vancouver loss).  I rooted for them during the playoffs the last two seasons and while not devastated when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks last year, I was decidedly bummed out.

When Vancouver went down 3-0 in the second period last night, I've never in my life heard a professional sports arena so quiet.  The I-can't-believe-this-is-happening vibe emanating from Rogers Centre was the most palpable I've ever felt through a television screen.

By the middle of the 3rd period, what faint hope remained had all but been extinguished.  It was supposed to be a grand scale celebration 40 years in the making, but instead it was, just like in 1994, an American team from the Northeast hoisting the Greatest Prize in Hockey.

To their credit, most of my Vancouver friends were quick to lambast the rioters who destroyed wide swaths of Downtown Vancouver.  Friends of mine breathed teargas from riot police and watched the carnage unfold from downtown rooftops.  Some were even congratulatory of the Bruins, saying that they fought hard and deserved to win.  Rogers Centre even played Beantown staples "Tessie" and "Dirty Water" over the loud speakers, and allowed Boston to celebrate on the ice for over an hour following the game.  The Bruins remind me a lot of the San Francisco Giants who won the 2010 World Series over the Texas Rangers last fall.  They did deserve to win, and overcame a lot of adversity and long odds to win a deciding playoff game in the most hostile of locales.

Boston rallied behind the Bruins during these playoffs, as they always do when the team makes a run.  But this meant a lot more for the people of Vancouver and their fans.  I am truly devastated for their loss.  Boston wanted to win this game.  Vancouver NEEDED to win, and they didn't.  I can't imagine the burden they'll be carrying for weeks, maybe even years, to come.

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 16, 2011

 HEADLINES

2011 Jeep Lease Rates - June 2011, Trees, Power Lines Down; more than 2,000 without power after storm, and Asheville's Katie Button of Curate Restaurant Included in NYT Blog.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Top 7 Cars for New Moms


Call me biased, but I'm a real fan of #5 on this list.  To see the whole list, please click here.

Random Things - Natural Eye Photography


Seth Hobbie, Sales Consultant at Egolf of Hendersonville, took this shot over the weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Seth is looking to expand his portfolio and host his work at local cafes around Western North Carolina.  Visit his website below for more photos from Seth.

Random Things - Natural Eye Photography

High Gas Prices Kept Consumers Focused on Smaller Cars


I'm a firm believer that as the price of gas goes, so does the economy.  The pre-owned market is very favorable for people looking to sell their cars, especially ones that are fuel-efficient.

What does this mean for you?  Your trade-in has never been worth more.  Your vehicle is more valuable now than it has been in years.  It would be a great time to get the most value for your vehicle!

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 13, 2011


 HEADLINES


We're having a HAIL SALE: visit www.egolfmotors.com for details about the savings!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Updates from our fundraiser for Blue Ridge Humane Society.

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Thanks to everyone who came out in support of our fundraiser to benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society.  Everyone who came out to test drive or purchase a vehicle had money donated, in their names, for this great cause.  Thanks to Terry for coming out and shooting a video with us.

Chrysler Helps Flood and Tornado Victims in the Midwest



Historic floods and tornadoes have caused devastation to many areas across the US, especially in the Midwest.

In response to these events, the Chrysler Foundation is lending a hand.  Read the whole story here.

Ralph Nader goes up against Chrysler.


Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has some reservations about the safety of some Chrysler products.  Click here to read the whole story.

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 10, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!  Today's Headlines:  Used Car Prices, How to Win a Prize from Jeep, and Guess Who's Getting a 4 Day Work Week.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Don't Forget to Rate us on DealerRater!


Are you the proud new owner of a Jeep Liberty, Dodge Ram 1500, or Chrysler Town and Country?  Tell us about your experience with our dealership!  Your feedback is important to us, as we want to make sure you were totally satisfied with Egolf.

We want to know everything!  Yes, even if your experience was less than satisfactory, we want to know all about that, too.

Click this link to go to our DealerRater page!

The Egolf of Hendersonville Daily for June 9, 2011

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Update from our successful fundraiser at Bruce Drysdale Elementary School!



















Thanks to all who came out to support us at our annual Drive For the Kids Fundraiser, sponsored by Chrysler.  We had 110 people come out for the test drive, and you helped raise $1100 for Bruce Drysdale Elementary School.

Thank you for your support, and can't wait to see you next year at the Spring Carnival!

Ram Trucks | Guts & Glory | Code of the West

This is a great YouTube video from RAM.  An instant classic.

Egolf Golf Tournament School Fundraiser

With a name like Egolf, we have to have a fundraiser out on the links.

Yes, we're having a golf tournament to benefit Apple Valley Middle School.
 

It's a 4 person (captains choice) event, and tickets are $85 per person.

The event is happening on Sat., June 11th at noon (shotgun start) at Crooked Creek Golf Club
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To join or receive more info, please contact:
Michael Gates or Wade King at
828-697-4545


Look forward to seeing you out there!