August Events Near Newnan You Don’t Want to Miss

Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to these August events in your new car. If you are not ready for a new car, be sure to give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance so your current vehicle keeps running properly until you’re ready to pick up a new car.

The Big Fake Wedding – August 13

Love weddings but don’t get invited to enough of them? Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner, and dance at a reception to see wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Atlanta History Center. No gift required!

Piedmont Park Arts Festival – August 19-20

Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. The best part is that the event is free!

Southern Wing Showdown – August 20

The ultimate experience for wing lovers, taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at Southern Wing Showdown at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin –  August 27

Nothing beats some ice cream on a hot day, and we’d be willing to bet that summer won’t relent before the end of August. Taste 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, join an ice-cream eating contest, hear DJ music, and visit the kids’ corner at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell Town Square.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointments for maintenance.

Best Weekend Trips in Georgia

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Looking for some relaxing weekend trips here in Georgia? Try one of these top Georgia destinations the next time you’ve got an open weekend and an itch to travel.

Jekyll Island

Admire the mansions, cruise the cozy streets or sit in the shade under a magnolia tree — Jekyll Island is known for its Georgian luxury, but it’s also the perfect place to sink your toes into the sand and relax.

The Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world, and the building’s 10 million gallons of water are home to stingrays, jellyfish, gators, sharks and countless other underwater species. Your kids will love the touch pool where they can learn about, and even feel, live sea creatures.

Historic Savannah

Carriage rides, ghost tours and some of the best southern eats in the country are just a few staples of downtown Savannah. Spend your days exploring the historic city, then indulge in the fine foods and happening bars at night.

Pebble Hill Plantation

Get a true taste of southern history at the Pebble Hill Pantation in Thomasville. Enjoy a picnic under the oak trees and admire the horses roaming about the estate. Book your tour of the main house ahead of time, because the Pebble Hill Plantation is a popular destination in summertime.

Stone Mountain Park

Just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta is the exciting family-fun center of Stone Mountain Park. With rides, ropes courses, nature trails, a cable car and plenty of other outdoor activities sprawled across the park’s 3,200 acres, your entire family can run wild and blow off some steam away from the city.

Stop by SouthTowne Motors

SouthTowne Motors, located in Newnan, Georgia, is standing by to help make sure that your trip goes off smoothly. Whether you need to get your car checked over before hitting the road or need to shop for a new vehicle that’s suitable for road trips, SouthTowne Motors can help!

Classical Music Playlist

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It’s Classical Music Month; to celebrate, you should try putting together a classical music playlist and take it on your next road trip (or listen to it while commuting to work).

If you don’t know your Bach from your Beethoven, but want to create a list nonetheless, let us suggest some pieces for you to include.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”: I. Allegro con Brio
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: Ode an Die Freude
  • Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op. 8, “Spring”: Allegro
  • Richard Wagner – The Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Frederic Chopin – Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante
  • Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
  • Johann Strauss II – On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scene
  • Claude Debussy – Suite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de Lune
  • Jean Sibelius – Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Bedrich Smetana – Ma Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
  • Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
  • Giuseppe Verdi – Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va’, Pensiero, Sull’ali Dorate)

Visit SouthTowne Motors

If you’re going to listen to classical music, why not make your next car an American classic from an American brand: a Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, or Cadillac? SouthTowne Motors offers vehicle sales, service, and accessories in Newnan, Georgia. Stop in and test drive the car you’re interested in today!

 

S’more Recipes

Everyone loves the classic S’mores campfire treat. There’s something about the warm, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between two toasty graham crackers that leaves you feeling nostalgic. If you feel you’ve outgrown the classic S’mores, why not try a twist on the recipe? Your Newnan car dealer has a few for you to try.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers S’mores

Using creamy peanut butter, spread 1 tablespoon onto a thin Nabisco Chocolate wafer. It’s better to use the peanut butter at room temperature so it’s easiest to work with. Roast a jumbo marshmallow over the campfire until golden brown and slide it onto your peanut buttered wafer. Top with second wafer and smoosh together gently.

We all have been there before. Finally getting to the campsite, unloading and going to get the campfire started, but then the weather kicks up and it starts to rain. Have no fear, you can still enjoy a delicious s’mores treat mason jar style if you’re traveling with your RV. Just follow this easy recipe for a family of four.

Mason Jar S’mores

  • 4 tablespoons graham crackers crumbs
  • 1 pack of 4 chocolate puddings
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Four small 4 ounce mason jars

In each mason jar, add one tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs. Open chocolate pudding cups and add contents to the jars. Top the pudding with marshmallow fluff making sure to cover the pudding with enough to reach the top. Using your RV’s oven, do a quick broil so your marshmallow fluff starts to turn brown. Have the kids pick out their favorite movie, sit down and enjoy your s’mores in a jar together as a family.

Salted Carmel Bacon S’mores

  • Graham crackers
  • Bacon
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Carmel ghirardelli squares

Over a campfire in a skillet, cook your bacon until its extra crispy. Lay them on paper towels to let the grease run off. Now roast your marshmallow to your liking. Once finished, open a ghirardelli caramel square and place on a graham cracker. Add the crispy bacon and now you’re ready for the marshmallow. Slide it onto the graham cracker and gently press it all together. Now you’re ready to tantalize your taste buds with a sweet and salty combination that will have you cooking another one in moments.

We hope you enjoy these tasty versions from your friends at SouthTowne Motors.

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Ergo Chairs on Chevy Assembly Line

There are new ideas forming all of the time for lots of different things. Some companies keep their newest developments and news secret until time to reveal. There are a few, however, that are willing to share everything with you upfront. Chevrolet is one of the ones that is always excited to bring you the latest and greatest news dealing with their brand. They are always on the lookout for new technology ideas and adjustments to their already stellar vehicles. Your local Newnan Chevy dealer wants to keep you in the loop on the newest articles.

The vehicles Chevrolet makes are fantastic and among the best in the industry. There is something else, though, that is making headlines. The workers that are assembling the new Traverse have been given a very unique tool to complete their work. That’s right, they have been fitted with a high-tech pivoting chair called the ‘Ergo Chair’ that raises them to the correct level in order to perform the duties necessary inside. These chairs are said to have the precision of a ballet dancer and are controlled by the body motions of the worker.

Each chair carries the correct number of parts needed to each job the individual performs. They are simply slid into position on the Ergo Chair, do what they have to do, and then are off to the next order. No longer do they need to crawl through openings or hard to reach places to perform their job functions. This newly developed invention for this company is groundbreaking and will give workers an improvement in safety and health while also improving quality of the vehicle.

So far, there are only two plants in the United States that have these awesome chairs. The plant at Lansing Delta Township and also the Spring Hill Assembly line in Tennessee both have seen these in their day-to-day operations. The Ergo Chair is currently being evaluated for use in assembly environments across America. The next time you load your friends and family up in your Chevrolet Traverse from SouthTowne Motors, remember all of the phenomenal work the amazing team performed thanks to the new robotic Ergo Chairs. Come see these fantastic SUVs today. We look forward to seeing you soon.

November Events in Newnan

The transition into the colder months brings lots of festive events and happenings. The area around Atlanta, including the home of SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, is packed full of fun and family-friendly activities. If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands or just want to take the family on a great outing, check out some of these exciting events.

If you missed getting to a haunted house this year for Halloween, fear not. Er, we mean, do fear. Whatever the case, 13 Stories Haunted House is still open for another two weeks. You can get your scream fix November 8, 9, 15, and 16. They have 5 attractions to give you a frightening good time. Check out the regular haunted house, Vertigo, Horror Hill Zombie Alley, the Smokehouse, and Clown Haus. You can buy a combo ticket for $25 and it will get you access to all of it.

For those who like the finer things in activities, Decatur is holding their annual Wine Festival on November 9 at 12:45pm. The cost is just $35 and it includes the tasting of over 350 wines from across the world. This exciting adult event will also have samplings from Decatur’s best restaurants and live jazz and blues music. All proceeds from this event benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance, which is free to the community.

Load up the kids and family in the Chevy and head on out to catch the Golden Dragon Acrobats. This spectacular show is fun for all ages and will impress the entire audience. They are the only year-round Chinese acrobat group currently touring the United States. They incorporate traditional dance, ancient and modern music, and breathtaking costumes into their performance. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event on November 17 at 3:00pm at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. Tickets are only $15 a person.

Winter is coming and what better way to start it than with the Global Winter Wonderland at Turner Field? This event showcases hundreds of national and international monuments and attractions from all over the world, all made out of lanterns and lit by either LED lights or solar powered. There will be crafts, live entertainment, rides, games, and lots more. Global Winter Wonderland is open every day from 5-11pm starting November 21 through January 5. Tickets are $16.99 to $24.99 per person.

October Events

It’s that time of year again for spooky events and frightful activities. There are numerous things to do around the Newnan area. For those who do not mind a short drive, there are even some great attractions near the Atlanta area.

If you want to stay around town and crave a thrill, check out the 13 Stories Haunted House. There are 5 attractions in this haunted house that will leave you screaming, literally, for more. Tour through their 54,000 square foot haunted house, Vertigo, Horror Hill Zombie Alley, Clown Haud 3D and then 13 Xtreme. They say this haunted house is one of the most horrifying around. They do have ‘chicken doors’ if you can’t take some of the disturbing scenes. This isn’t for the faint of heart. Tickets range from $10 to $30.

Stone Mountain is known for its many wonderful attractions. Aside from the usual fun and family-friendly attractions, during the month of October, they are having their 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival. During this event, there will be Spookley’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure Maze, Pumpkinpalooza, a pie eating contest, dozens of arts and crafts and even a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. The fun starts at $22 for children and $28 for adults.

The Atlanta Greek Festival is happening October 3rd through the 6that the Greek Orthodox Church in Atlanta. There will be food, dancing, singing and tons of authentic Greek arts and crafts made by the local Greek community. Want to learn how to cook the delicious Greek food? Live cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the event. There are also exhibits that will teach you all about the Greek culture and customs and highlight contributions to the Americas. Admission is just $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Little 5 Points is having their Halloween Festival and Parade on October 19th from Noon until 10 pm. There will be loads of live entertainment all over the area and food and artist vendors galore. Be sure to take part in this one-of-a-kind event at this historic location.

Another great city to visit for the best Oktoberfest event is Helen, Ga. This little Alpine town that mimics a German city holds a parade and many festivities throughout the month. This year they are celebrating their 43rdAnnual Oktoberfest. There will be beer of all kinds and dozens of local stores selling festive arts and crafts.

Have a safe and fun October from SouthTowne Motors.

2014 Stingray

Chevrolet is always reinventing their best vehicles. Recently, there has been buzz about what the new 2014 Corvette Stingray is to look and drive like. Well, the wait is over. They have just revealed the new sports car in Detroit at the Russell Industrial Center with hoards of onlookers watching in anticipation.

This highly anticipated coupe is priced starting at $51,000. Of course, there are many options and upgrades and different features you can add to make it your own. You can use the online Stingray configurator to get a good guesstimate on what you might be spending should you want one of these remarkable vehicles.

This car was reinvented from the ground up with the word ‘precision’ in mind. They managed to build a lightweight car with a ton of power and an aesthetically pleasing appearance. This, they call the Stingray. It has been designed with performance in mind and has a hood extractor, brake cooling and powertrain cooling for optimum driving performance.

Everything from the exterior design to the comforts inside were thoughtfully and carefully planned out. The headlamps and taillights were sculpted very elegantly with proportion and beauty. These lights give crisp and clean brightness and efficiency.

The interior is just as spectacular with the genuine Nappa leather which is perfectly smooth to the touch and free from blemishes. The instrument panel is also an amazing feature to behold. It has an 8-inch Hi-def screen that shows the driver real-time performance data. There is also an available Heads-Up Display which project crucial data in front of the driver. Imagine not having to look down at anything as you’re driving. Everything you need is right in your line of vision.

There are two different versions of the driver’s seat available; the Grand Touring seat and the Competition Sport seat. Both are built on a lightweight frame. The main difference is that the Competition Sport seat provides more comfort and support while driving.

Of course, the most important piece of information everyone is waiting for. The driving force coupled to this new machine is a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine that is sure to give the driver at least 460 ponies with a speed of 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

This magnificent vehicle will be available soon at your Newnan car dealer. You can preorder or wait til they hit the lot. Stop by SouthTowne Motors and take a look at our extensive inventory of other vehicles as well.

2014 Silverado and Sierra Deliver

Everyone knows that GMC and Chevrolet deliver the best trucks for heavy duty work and towing. However, there are current reports that they have achieved an even higher standard for their own trucks. Both the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High County have been equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine. This option allows these trucks to receive an SAE-certified 420 horsepower with 460 pounds of torque. Unbelievable! This is the most power any light pickup truck has ever seen.

The Silverado LTZ and High Country also have an outstanding ability to tow up to 12,000 pounds when they are equipped properly. The same holds true for the Sierra SLT and Denali models. There is also an optional Max Trailering Package available for certain models. This package includes enhanced cooling, automatic locking rear differential, increased-capacity rear leaf springs, revised shock tuning for increased control and an integrated trailer brake controller.

There will also be two other different engine options available for the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500; the 4.3L V6 and the 5.3L V8. The 4.3L engine will produce 285 horsepower and 305 pounds of torque while the 5.3L will put out slightly more at 355 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque. The smaller of the engines, the 4.3L, will be able to haul up to 7,600 pounds which is still the highest in the division. The larger of the two mentioned options will be able to tow up to 11,500 pounds when correctly fortified.

All three of the above engines feature the direct fuel injection system along with Active Fuel Management and a continuously variable valve timing. All of these things together have not been found in any competitors trucks. There are also energy saving components such as aluminum blocks and cylinder heads. All three engines also switch effortlessly back into four cylinder mode when not towing a large load. The 5.3L engine actually has an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway which is better than even the Ford EcoBoost V6.

When you’re ready to test drive these fabulous trucks, stop on in at your local Newnan car dealer. At SouthTowne Motors, we have everything and more that you are looking for.

Find New Roads

Rumored for almost a year now, Chevy has announced they will be changing their old slogan of ‘Chevy Runs Deep’ that was created in 2010 to ‘Find New Roads.’ The original motto was envisioned to help consumers reconnect to Chevrolet by preserving a brand with solid American roots during their bankruptcy scare. The company has confirmed that it would be winding down the Chevy Runs Deep slogan in early February. Not only did the Chevy Runs Deep slogan not resonate well with consumers, GM’s marketing has had trouble translating the Chevy Runs Deep motto in many foreign markets.

This new slogan will help push the brand towards a more global audience. It is intended to reflect all of Chevrolet’s commitment to innovation and worldwide growth. According to recent statements from GM, the new slogan will be used in upcoming advertisements that will be shown around the world. Automakers will begin to develop cars for sale in over 140 different markets.

The real question boils down to whether or not “Find New Roads” sends a more appealing message to consumers not only in America, but internationally? Automakers are depending on the new marketing slogan to help with the largest new vehicle offensive in ages. The company will be introducing a plethora of new automobiles in the U.S. and 12 in different areas from around the globe. This is particularly significant for new vehicles like the Impala sedan that will be hitting the showrooms this quarter.

The newest commercial for Find New Roads was released on YouTube just recently. It introduces five commercials in one which showcase just as many vehicles; the new Chevy Spark, Volt, Impala, Sonic, and Corvette.

This finished commercial is a blend of five different styles, moods, songs, and stories. Each story was precisely developed with a specific mood for each vehicle. This commercial is intended to allow your imagination to run wild, mixing well with their new motto ‘Find New Roads’. Placing each of these vehicles in their own unique world helps to create an iconic image and for consumers to relate to each of the cars mentioned.

SouthTowne Motors continues to sell these great American icon vehicles at great prices. When you need a time tested and true vehicle, come to SouthTowne.