I went over to Lone Star Park this morning for the Main Street in Motion GM Test Drive. Although Cadillac was not there, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick had their full lines out and available in a showroom type setting or for test drives on a closed course. The entire event was an easy access, easy in, easy out relaxed way to look at some terrific new GM vehicles alongside their competition.
I drove the Chevrolet Equinox, Terrain, Cruze, Volt, Camaro, and Corvette. We also visited the Buick and GMC tents, but did not get over to the driving areas for Buick or GMC.
After our test drives we had coffee and hot chocolate in the courtesy tent, where my friend and I had time to chat and compare notes on the cars in a quiet environment out of the cold of the blustery day.
I think a real draw of this type event is that it allows one to get in and over and around the new GM products without the worry of a sales presentation. I also enjoy talking to Cadillac Sales staff, but I know some people like to review the product without the sales pitch, so this is the right type event to do that.
I was really keen to have a chance to drive the new Chevrolet Volt. The amazing thing is that the Volt is revolutionary technology delivered in a deceivingly evolutionary manner. The Volt is an electric car that is a real, fully-functioning, no-compromise vehicle you can buy today. Amazing. I can’t wait for Cadillac to deliver more hybrid and electric Cadillacs so I can get one in my Garage.
Press Release Info:
Three-Day, Cross-Brand Competitive Driving Experience Lets Texans Drive and Compare More Than 70 All-New Vehicles
Can the Buick LaCrosse really give the Lexus ES a run for its money? How about the Chevy Silverado vs. a Ford F-150? And what about the much anticipated Chevy Volt?
Texans are about to find out for themselves as General Motors’ “Main Street in Motion” rolls in to Lone Star Park Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2011. The one-of-a-kind competitive driving experience is free to the public and will allow invited and walk-up guests the chance to drive and compare more than 70 all-new makes and models. The best part: no pressure to buy.
WHAT: A three-day, cross-brand competitive test-drive event hosted by General Motors that pits
Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles against 25 competitive makes: Toyota, Acura, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Lexus and more. Includes refreshments and family-friendly entertainment.
WHEN: Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2011 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
WHERE: Lone Star Park 1000 Lone Star Parkway Grand Prairie, TX 75050
COST: Free and open to the public
VEHICLES: Vehicles included in the test-drive event are:
CHEVROLET: Volt, Cruze, Equinox, Traverse, Corvette, Camaro, Malibu, Impala, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe, Tahoe Hybrid, Avalanche and Express
BUICK: Regal, LaCrosse and Enclave
GMC: Acadia, Sierra, Sierra HD, Sierra Hybrid, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon Denali Hybrid and Savana
ACURA: TSX, MDX and TL
DODGE: Ram 1500 and Ram 2500
FORD: Taurus, Explorer, Expedition, F-150 and F-250
HONDA: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline
NISSAN: Murano and Maxima
TOYOTA: Corolla, Camry, Tundra, Sequoia and RAV4
HYUNDAI: Elantra and Santa Fe
REQUIRED: Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license.
REGISTER: Walk-ups are welcome but guests are encouraged to register in advance at http://www.mainstreetinmotion.com.