2020 Chevrolet Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Stockton, TX

Recently named the 2020 North American Car of the Year, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine version of this classic American sports car. The award — one of the most prestigious in the industry — is chosen by a special jury of auto journalists and experts. In particular, its new design and exceptional performance helped the Stingray to leave the competition in its tracks.

The North American Car of the Year award specifically recognizes vehicles that excel in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value, and driver satisfaction. The next-generation Corvette has a revolutionary mid-engine design, which you can see through the rear window. The LT2 V8 engine was completely reengineered for 2020, and you can also opt for a special carbon-fiber package.

“The 2020 Corvette represents a new era for the iconic brand,” said Lauren Fix, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year president. “The excitement from consumers has been overwhelming. From a journalist’s perspective, this is one of the best-built GM products that exemplifies what it means to be the North American Car of the Year.”

What else is new on the 2020 Stingray? One of the other most notable features is the first-even production retractable hardtop option. The hardtop can retract at speeds up to 30 mph, and it has six electric motors to ensure reliability and speed.

Visit Amistad Motors to learn more and order the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette for yourself.

Meet the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Fort Stockton, TX

SUVs are among today’s most practical and popular vehicle options, thanks to the space and technology that they provide to drivers. Now, Chevy is ready to offer even more of these aspects to modern motorists with its recently revealed 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban.

Without drastically increasing its price tag, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will offer drivers more room than ever. In fact, cargo space is set to increase 66 percent. There’s also more legroom and shoulder room for passengers.

The Chevrolet Suburban, long a staple in the Chevrolet lineup, will receive a brand-new set of advanced safety features for drivers to employ. Among these safety systems are an HD Rear Vision Camera, Rear Park Assist, and Hitch Guidance for trailering. The 2021 model of the Tahoe will also be adding many of these features to its own safety suite.

Both of these SUVs come equipped with an independent rear suspension for a smoother ride. They’re also available with an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control, which Chevrolet describes as “the most advanced available suspension in the segment.”

To learn more about the latest iterations of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, or to check out the current offerings for these models, take a trip to see us here at Amistad Motors.

Car Enthusiast Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Car Enthusiast Gifts | Fort Stockton, TX

The gift-giving season is upon us — and here at Amistad Motors, we’d like to make your shopping a little simpler. Here are a few of our favorite car enthusiast gift ideas for that hard-to-please person on your list.

It’s the Little Things

Give Drop Wipes bird poop remover cloths to anyone who needs to park near trees, because fast-food napkins and hand sanitizer just don’t cut it. Or provide your loved one with relief from the sun by purchasing the Enovoe Car Window Shade.

Unique Gifts for Car Fans

Winter can be tough on car batteries, so the NOCO Boost Plus GB40 portable battery jumper makes a great gift. The AIR PIX Pocket-Size Flying Camera is a mini drone that lets users take the ultimate selfie with their car. You could also give the gift of a car-related novel — like In the Seat of a Stranger’s Car by Beau Flemister, which tells the story of a Hawaiian car park attendant and the strange things he sees.

Toys for Kids of All Ages

The Hot Wheels ID Smart Track Kit has Bluetooth® capability and lets your kids control the action and participate in an online game. For older builders, LEGO® offers a Land Rover Defender Technic kit, complete with all-wheel drive, a winch and a four-speed gear box.

Choose one of these products and give a present that’s sure to satisfy the car lover in your life.

Holiday Events in Odessa Offer Fun for All

Holiday Events In Odessa | Fort Stockton, TX

We might not get much snow here in western Texas, but don’t let that fact prevent you from making the most of the season at these holiday events in Odessa and Fort Stockton.

Odessa Winterfest

Starting Nov. 29 and running throughout December, downtown Odessa will be home to Winterfest. This collection of holiday events will be fun for the entire family and will feature a parade of lights, a visit from Santa, and a Merry-achi holiday fiesta. All events will be free to the public, so mark your calendar now.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Each year, the Odessa Board of Realtors hosts the annual Christmas Tour of Homes. This event is a great opportunity to see the area in a whole new way and experience some of the best holiday decorating around. Best of all, the proceeds go to a scholarship fund at Odessa College, so be sure to turn up for this one. This year’s event will be held on Dec. 8.

Welcome to the Twenties

This year, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Roaring ’20s style at the Garage in Fort Stockton. At this themed party, you can ring in the new year at 10 p.m. with the whole family or stick it out past midnight for the crowning of the 2020 king and queen.

Our staff here at Amistad Motors wishes you a happy holiday season, and we hope to see you out at one of these joyous community events.

4 Tips for Planning a Tailgate Party

Game Day Tailgate | Fort Stockton, TX

Are you planning a tailgate party for the big game? Follow these tips to make your gathering a fun and memorable event for everyone involved.

Stay Organized and Clean

A clean tailgate party is a happy tailgate party. If you’re bringing raw meat to grill, transport it in a separate cooler to protect the rest of your food and drinks from any leaks. Also, use gloves when you grill to avoid cross-contamination.

Show Up and Break Down Early

Maximize your tailgating time by showing up early to get a good spot and breaking down early so you’ll have plenty of time to watch the game. Make sure you pack the grill so it’s easy to get out and fire up.

Serve Finger Foods

Timing is important at tailgate parties. That’s why you want to make sure the food is quick and convenient to eat. Finger foods make it possible to stand, eat, talk, and drink at the same time.

Look Out for Guests

Are your guests pregaming responsibly? If it seems like some attendees have had a few too many drinks, don’t be afraid to pull the host card and cut them off. You want everyone else to enjoy the party and the game, too.

With these tips, you’ll be prepared to host a great gathering. And if you’re in need of a tailgate for your tailgate party, stop in at Amistad Motors and drive home one of the many outstanding Chevrolet and Buick vehicles our lot.