GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System: Making Life Simpler

GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System
GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System

The GMC Sierra 1500 is well-equipped with intelligent features to make work easier than ever, including the next-generation MultiPro Tailgate system. This tailgate is more than it might seem, as it comes with a multi-purpose design to function in a variety of ways. In fact, a new ad for the GMC Sierra 1500 MultiPro Tailgate shows both passersby and tailgates “dropping their jaws” in astonishment at the new design.

According to GMC, there are seven smart ways to use the next-generation MultiPro Tailgate. It is essentially two tailgates in one, including a primary gate that is hinged at its base, as well as a smaller inner gate that’s hinged to the primary gate itself.

“We exhaustively test every tailgate on our trucks, but we went even further with MultiPro,” said Derek Patterson, an engineer on the GMC MultiPro design team. “All told, we wanted MultiPro to be as durable and professional grade as the Next Generation Sierra itself.”

The MultiPro gate can work as a primary gate like any other tailgate, but it has a few other functions. For instance, it can work as a gate load stop to prevent materials from sliding out even when the primary gate is down. The Easy Access configuration lets you access the bed more easily by lowering the inner gate, and a full-width step configuration lets you use the inner gate to step up into the bed.

There’s also an inner gate load stop so you can fit awkward cargo in the bed more easily while still keeping it secure, and an inner gate working surface gives you a virtual work bench at a convenient height. There’s even an available Kicker MultiPro Sound System.

Visit us at George Gee Buick GMC to learn more about the MultiPro Tailgate, available on the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.

Best Cars for Recent Grads: Encore, Regal, and Acadia

We couldn’t be happier for all those who recently graduated, both from high school and college. Now that you’re out of school, it’s time to start thinking about transportation. What better way to make a great impression as you hit the job market? There are a variety of Buick and GMC models, like the Encore, Regal, and Acadia, which are ideal cars for recent grads.

Buick Encore
Buick Encore

According to Autotrader, one of the first things to consider is buying new or used. Buick and GMC models are great for college grads because they offer incredible reliability, which means whether you buy new or used, you’ll get great bang for your buck. In fact, Buick is listed on the top five brands for reliability according to J.D. Power.

Space is also important, whether you’d like to start a family in the future or you simply need room for camping gear, sporting equipment, bikes, and more. The Encore has 48.4 cubic ft of cargo capacity, while the Regal Sportback design has 60.7 cubic ft of cargo capacity—impressive for any sedan. Plus, the Acadia is the biggest of the three, with seating for seven and 79 cubic ft of maximum cargo volume.

You’ll also want to make a great impression when you arrive to a job interview, which is why the Buick Regal, Encore, and GMC Acadia are ideal. The Regal in particular is a luxury sedan that exudes confidence and sophistication, while the luxury sport design of the Encore and the spacious Acadia give off an air of adventurousness.

GMC Acadia
GMC Acadia

For the perfect car for a recent grad, be sure to visit George Gee Buick GMC and explore our lineup.

Getting Ready for the 2019 Bloomsday Run

Running a 12K Race

On Sunday, May 5th, Spokane is gearing up for the annual Bloomsday Run. This 12K race is not for the faint of heart, and it’s only a few months away! If you’re planning on participating in this celebration of spring, you should start training now so you’re in top shape for the marathon. Registration for the 2019 Bloomsday Run is open now on the event’s official website, or you can register by mail; those who want to participate but don’t register in time can pay an additional fee for late registration on or before May 4th.

Bloomsday will be an all-weekend event, with the Friday and Saturday before the big day featuring a trade show devoted to the hobby of running, health, and fitness. It’s one of the country’s largest free shows dedicated to fitness-related products! There will also be a post-race party and awards show.

The 2019 Bloomsday Run website also has a number of resources for those who want to get in shape in time for Bloomsday. Training clinics are available throughout March and April, Providence Health Care offers a Training Program, the top coaches at RunDoyen are offering their services to runners, and you can even check the official site for recommendations regarding your health.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we are definitely looking forward to this year’s Bloomsday festivities.

Magical & Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Baking St. Patrick’s Day Treats | George Gee Buick GMC

Festive holiday treats always put a smile on everyone’s faces, making the day that much more jolly and fun. This St. Patrick’s Day, light up the day with some magical and delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats that the whole family can enjoy. Here are our recommendations:

  • Green Velvet Cupcakes: In a delightful twist on a classic, these Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes are sure to please. They feature green chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting, and a fun gold coin placed on top.
  • Lucky Charms Cookies: These brightly colored Lucky Charms Cookies feature everyone’s favorite cereal and marshmallows – you won’t be able to resist! The cereal is used to make the dough, and you fold in the marshmallows along with white chocolate chips before baking.
  • Rainbow Donuts: If you’ve never made homemade donuts before, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to try it out. These Rainbow Donuts feature a wonderfully festive design and kids will love spending the morning decorating them. The donuts are decorated using fruity pebbles, white chocolate, and coconut.
  • Homemade Shamrock Shake: If you’re a fan of mint treats, St. Patrick’s Day is the ideal holiday to indulge. Make some delicious homemade Shamrock Shakes, which are as simple as they are delicious. To make them look even more festive, put some whipped cream and green sprinkles on top.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we wish you and your crew a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Buick and GMC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

NAIAS | Liberty Lake, WA

The 2019 North American International Auto Show took place in January from the 14th to the 27th in Detroit, where refreshed models, concept vehicles, and innovative new technologies across the entire auto industry were revealed for the first time.

As one of the biggest auto shows in the world, the NAIAS is the place to be for the latest cars, SUVs, and trucks, especially from GM brands like Buick and GMC. Neither Buick nor GMC released a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show, but they did show off the new versions of their popular lineups.

Buick showed off the ultra-luxurious Avenir line, which takes Buick’s premium vehicles and elevates them even further. The Enclave Avenir, Regal Avenir, and Lacrosse Avenir have a vehicle style for everyone while providing the latest features, unbeatable comfort, and smooth, powerful performance.

The GMC lineup was also presented at the Detroit Auto Show, though it’s rumored that GMC plans the debut the 2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

GMC teased the all-new Sierra HD with a video released during the NAIAS, showing styling similar to the Sierra 1500, with the same platform and powertrains as the 2020 Silverado 1500. Sporting the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, the upcoming Sierra Denali HD promises state-of-the-art tech and performance.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more about the upcoming lineup of Buick and GMC vehicles.

Attend The Lion King in Spokane and Watch the Jungle Come to Life

You might not consider Spokane, Washington, to be a jungle, but for the next month, it will be transformed into one. The First Interstate Center for the Arts is hosting a month-long run of performances of The Lion King musical.

As arguably the most well-known screen-to-stage adaptation of a Disney story, The Lion King live-action musical production has entertained more than 90 million theater-attendees around the world since it first debuted in Minnesota in 1997, followed immediately by a smashing Broadway opening and worldwide tour that has ran for over 20 years.

This Tony Award-winning musical features a stunning creative design that utilizes cultural outfits and puppetry to create an immersive retelling of the beloved animated classic. You’ll hear your favorite songs from the original movie alongside a couple new ones composed specifically for the stage production.

Whether you have children or not, you owe it to yourself to see The Lion King in Spokane when it’s in town. Performances have already begun and will continue until the show closes here on Feb. 3 and moves on to another town. Tickets are available on the INB website.

Bring out your wild side by attending a performance of The Lion King, and let it run free in a Buick or GMC vehicle from George Gee Buick GMC.

Visit the Bing Crosby House this Holiday Season

Bing Crosby House

Without realizing it, many of us know Bing Crosby’s voice exceedingly well. Crosby is one of the most famous holiday singers of all time, and his rendition of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, boasting over 50 million sales. His single “Silent Night” also makes this elite list, ranking as the third best-selling single ever with 30 million sales. This holiday season, pay homage to this American favorite by visiting the Bing Crosby House in Spokane, Washington.

The Bing Crosby House was built by the singer’s father and two uncles in 1911. Bing spent his childhood living in the home, and now it stands as a tribute to his memory with its collections. On the main floor, the home presents the Bing Crosby Collection, which includes over 200 items of significance. You can view Bing’s gold records, various trophies and awards, and even the official Academy Award he received in 1944 for his performance in Going My Way.

A visit to the house with the family is the perfect way to shed some light on your favorite Christmas songs and teach your children a bit about America’s top performers of the twentieth century. Admission is free to the public, and the house is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we hope your holiday season is both merry and bright.

2019 Buick Regal Avenir Joins Buick’s Top-Tier Luxury Lineup

2019 Buick Regal Avenir

Since the introduction of the Buick Avenir trim level, Buick drivers have been excitedly embracing the new line of luxury models for the truly exceptional experience they offer. Buick drivers now have even more to be enthusiastic about, as the 2019 Buick Regal is getting an Avenir trim level. This is particularly good news for luxury drivers who want to enjoy all the benefits of the Avenir line but who prefer something smaller than the Enclave crossover or the full-size LaCrosse Sedan. The 2019 Regal TourX Wagon will not receive an Avenir trim this year.

 

Some of the most appealing features of the 2019 Regal Avenir include its nine-speed automatic transmission, 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels, self-leveling and cornering headlamps, premium leather upholsterer, an advanced 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, and a premium eight-speaker Bose audio system. Apart from these features, we also expect the 2019 Regal Avenir will come with distinctive badging and a three-dimensional mesh grille.

 

Another popular aspect of the Avenir models is the standard feature packages that improve every aspect of the driving experience. The 2019 Regal Avenir will come standard with the Buick Driver Confidence I Package, which includes four-way lumbar adjustment, heated outside mirrors, and an array of driver-assist features like Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist.

 

Keep a lookout for this latest Avenir model here at George Gee Buick GMC.

Looking for a Local Halloween Event? Head to Scarywood Park

Local Halloween Events

The month of October is full of fun stuff to do, but for those looking for a unique local Halloween event unlike anything else, Scarywood Park delivers both the thrills and the chills. Silverwood Park, a popular local attraction in the Coeur d’Alene area, transforms into scary-good fun for the fall season, providing rides, games, and excitement, as well as costumed monsters and various haunted activities.

Open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 27th until October 27th, Scarywood Park offers attractions and activities like Silverwood’s signature rides, seven different “scare zones,” and 5 walk-through haunted attractions. For 2018, visitors will have access to the brand-new Pharoah’s Curse haunt, filled with stolen treasures and awakened evils. If that’s not your style, you can head to scare zones like Clown Town or Scarecrow Corner, or even the new Dillusion show!

Ticket prices for this local Halloween event in Silverwood Park vary depending on the day. Prices are most affordable on Thursdays, but Fridays and Saturdays have longer hours. Scarywood Park is not recommended for children under 12. Whether you’re coming with friends, family, or bringing a date, this event is sure to be a great time for everyone – if they’re brave enough, that is.

If you need a way to get there, consider a new vehicle from George Gee Buick GMC

Visit the Mary Poppins Gala in Spokane

Mary Poppins Gala

Fans of Mary Poppins will love the Mary Poppins 72nd Season Gala in Spokane, WA. Held from September 14 to October 14, this event will be held at the Spokane Civic Theatre from Thursdays to Saturdays until 7:30pm and Sundays until 2:00pm. As one of the most popular Disney movies of all times, Mary Poppins  has held an important place in American culture and entertainment for decades.

According to Visit Spokane, the event celebrates Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s version of Mary Poppins  to bring you a performance like never before. Following the eccentric—and magical—nanny Mary Poppins as she meets and cares for the Banks family, the story has a range of unforgettable song and dance numbers. Mary Poppins has been nominated for nine Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards over the years.

The performance is bound to be especially popular with Mary Poppins Returns, a new Disney film set to hit theatres sometime in late 2018. Starring Emily Blunt, the new film is a musical fantasy directed by Rob Marshall and featuring truly great songs. Inspiring for children and adults alike, Mary Poppins is all about how “anything can happen if you let it.”

Hop in a new car from George Gee Buick GMC and visit the Spokane Civic Theatre to see the Mary Poppins Gala. Perfect for those looking for a night out or for those who simply want to have a fun time with the kids, the Gala is bound to be practically perfect in every way.