For service men and women returning from the front lines and suffering from traumatic injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and the agony of adjusting to a new “normal,” life back at home is challenging. The Wounded Warrior Project aids service personnel lead happy, productive lives after they come home through various programs and outreach. Chapman Las Vegas Dodge is proud to partner with Wounded Warrior for a Holiday Spectacular to raise funds and awareness of the needs of our veterans.
The Holiday Spectacular begins at 7pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the M Pavilion in Las Vegas and features Clint Holmes and Fred Williamson, along with musical guests Kelly Clinton, The Turning Point Trio, The Swing City Dolls, the US Army Color Guard, and Next Movement, under the musical direction of Bill Fayne. Tickets are available at the M Box Office and are $20; VIP seating is $25. Tickets also are available at Chapman Dodge said Celina Ott, Customer Service Specialist and Holiday Spectacular organizer.
“Chapman Dodge supports several charities in our community, and the Wounded Warrior Project allows us to help our brave men and women who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” Ott said. “We are passionate about giving back to our nation’s armed forces and supporting the men and women who fight for our freedom.”
A raffle will be held at the event and includes a custom-made diamond necklace donated by performer Clint Holmes. In addition, Chapman Dodge has made 600 Dri Cool sports shirts that will be sold for $30 plus a donation. All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project from the raffle and shirt sales. There also will be a donation box at the event for cash or check donations, Ott said. Chapman Dodge has set a goal of raising $75,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Donations may be made online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/AHolidaySpectacular. All donations are tax deductible; to learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit : http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
The automobile industry has developed and evolved throughout the century. But in the past two decades, we have probably seen the most shift in terms of design and performance. There are a few car model trends consumers will continue to see in future new cars for sale.
According to Automobile Magazine, there are a few trends that will continue from 2012 throughout 2015 car models. Automakers are more concerned than ever with the design of the car. A vehicle must be aesthetically pleasing and this means a slimmer design, sleeker slopes, etc.
Size is also a matter of the past. Now, smaller is better than ever. Consumers want compact cars. They want something easy to handle that will also get great gas mileage. Another trend we might see come to fruition soon are vehicles that can drive on their own, controlled by a computer. These cars continue to be in the developmental stage, but they are being worked on.
Computerized helpers will also continue to be used in newer vehicles. This means blind spot assistance, automated parking, brake assist, etc. If you’re looking for new cars for sale that have these features visit your local Chapman dealership.
Chrysler will no doubt continue debuting cars that utilize these trends to their fullest. The 2014 Chrysler 200 LX comes equipped with electronic stability control and traction control. These two systems will help drivers remain safe on the road. The compact car is sleek and efficient, getting about 29 miles per gallon.
The Chrysler 300 also uses some fancy technology to ensure driver safety. It comes equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, electronic stability control, variable windshield wipers (which can sense when there’s moisture on the window and active automatically), etc.
To check out what Chrysler has to offer in its new 2014 models visit Chapman Las Vegas.
Dodge may bring back one of its classic, and most unreserved trucks, the Rumble Bee.
The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee has been off the market since 2005. Like the name suggests, the truck is a bright yellow (black has been an option in the past, too), with a stripe that bears resemblance to a bee. The yellow trucks had a black stripe, the black trucks had a yellow stripe.
The concept debuted this summer at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan. The concept truck is equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine that roars to life on 395hp, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the matte yellow paint and 24-inch black wheels/low profile tires, there is a real bee encased in resin on the gear shift knob. Response at the Woodward Dream Cruise was enthusiastic so Chrysler will now test vehicle reaction by taking the concept out to dealers. Check the Chapman Dodge website to see if the Rumble Bee will make an appearance there.
If the truck receives positive reviews from dealers, Chrysler may produce it for the mass market. If this is done, some things will be changed from the concept car, such as the bee gearshift knob and the matte paint, according to Edmunds.
At this point, there are no definitive plans for the production of this truck. No other details have been disclosed about price, possible introduction date, etc. To look at more Dodge vehicles visit Las Vegas Dodge.
Ram Trucks are some of the first vehicles to offer the latest generation Uconnect system that connects to Sprints mobile network without the use of a smartphone. Both Chrysler and Sprint will work together to control which third-party applications will be available on the new Uconnect infotainment system.The new Uconnect will be able to use voice commands to Bing search, read and write text messages, enter navigation destinations, and serve as a mobile hot spot.
By registering for the Uconnect Access premium paid features, you’ll get Wi-Fi, remote mobile commands, Yelp and emergency assistance. The Wi-Fi enables all of passengers to be simultaneously connected to the web. Any Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a laptop or compatible mobile device can connect over your private network. No cell cards or software is required. The high-speed, secured connection lets anyone on your private network access the web from up to 150 ft. away.
Voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touch screen displays and traditional controls provide Chapman Ram customers with a variety of ways to interact with their mobile phones, music, navigation system and applications. Users can remotely lock or unlock doors or start their vehicles from any distance via the web or a smartphone application.
Uconnect features one-step voice command of navigation, the ability to check real-time fuel prices and listen and respond to text messages. The system announces receipt of a text message, audibly identifies the sender and reads the message.
When a compatible Bluetooth mobile phone is initially connected to the system, the phone book within a mobile phone is automatically downloaded, synchronizing as many as 1,000 phone book entries, which can then be selected by simply saying a contact name.
Ram Trucks has also taken steps to ensure your Uconnect system doesn’t rapidly become obsolete. Owners will be able to upgrade to the latest features and services. Applications are updated wirelessly and downloaded directly to the Uconnect Media Center, so features remain current. For more information, visit a Las Vegas Ram dealer.
The Chrysler 300 SRT8 is the first SRT that is causing buzz on the Internet. Because people associate flash with fast they assume this car isnt a top performer on the roads. This car could embarrass cars that cost $20,000 more and the lack of a loud exhaust and oversized spoiler is actually what makes this 470-hp beast stand out from the modern flash. The Chrysler 300 SRT8 looks just like the luxury V-6 model you can rent from the airport. The difference is the Hemi-driven engine under the hood that puts out close to 500-horse power. The car goes from 0-60 in 4.3 and is the fastest 300 ever tested. One feature that was added is a launch control button that revs the engine up to over 1800 rpm before releasing the brake.
The 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 brings new school technology to an old school body style. The vintage inspired Challenger has a Hemi powered engine that puts out 470-horse power and 470 lb-ft of torque. Like the 300 SRT8 it goes from 0-60 under 4.5 seconds. Also like the 300 SRT8 it has a launch control button. The manual version has an impressive top speed of 182 and the automatic hits 175. One thing that is surprising about the Challenger is the fuel efficiency. It gets an estimated 14 city and 23 highway mpg. Like all 2013 SRT8 vehicles it is the beneficiary of an upgraded suspension.
Another standout SRT of 2013 is the Dodge Charger SRT8. It is powered by a V-8 Hemi that puts out 425-horse power. It is fast due to its engine but what makes it special is its impressive braking capabilities thanks to 20-inch tires, Brembo binders and Goodyear F1 Supercar tires. It contrasts the Challenger because it is more of a fast car capable of tight, comfortable turns while the Challenger is built to go fast and straight. The Charger is a true modern sports car.