Things to Do: Palm Coast Fall Festivals

Palm Coast Fall FestivalsIf you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, check out any one of the many Palm Coast fall festivals. Whether you’d like to visit a traditional Oktoberfest event or a food festival, there are tons of things to do nearby. Simply hop in your RAM truck and explore the area.

One upcoming festival is the Riverfront Wine and Food Walk in Downtown Daytona Beach on September 16. Just a short drive from Palm Coast, Daytona Beach is a world-renowned vacation destination. The fourth-annual event will have award-winning wines for you to taste, live music, give-aways, and more. You must be at least 21 or older to come to the festival, and you should be sure to get a designated driver if you decide to drink.

Another must-visit festival is the second-annual Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley Brewing Company on September 23 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. You can purchase VIP tickets for access to a private bar, a brewery tour, and more, while the live music is bound to keep visitors happy. There will be German food specials and over 10 types of German beer styles.

Finally, the News-Journal Food, Wine, and Brew Festival 2017 will take place on November 11 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach. This ticketed event provides benefits to the United Way, and it includes wine tasting, great food, raffles, and more. This is one event you don’t want to miss.

These are just some of the many upcoming fall events that we here at Flagler CDJR are looking forward to. Whether you’re looking for wine, beer, or food, you’re bound to find it in this region of Florida during the autumn months.

2018 Jeep® Wrangler Specs

2016 Jeep Wrangler - Flagler CDJRThe 2018 Jeep® Wrangler has been long awaited, but enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer. The upcoming model is set to make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While that’s still a little ways off, the upcoming Wrangler has seen some of its specifications leaked.

Excited off-road enthusiasts did some digging and found quite a few new features that will come in the 2018 Wrangler. Powertrain changes and full-time four-wheel drive is set to make the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler a true off-road monster.

Drivers will have three engine choices in the upcoming Wrangler SUV. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will join the lineup. The current 3.6-liter V6 engine will continue to be available as well. A six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission will be available as well.

Notably, at least one version of the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will come with standard full-time four-wheel drive. This will be the first time the renowned off-road SUV will offer such a feature.

The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be available with 10 packages, making it one of the most customizable off-road SUVs on the road. On top of that, drivers can also select a power-folding soft-top roof.

We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait to see the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler in all of its off-roading glory!

Cars.com American-Made Index Names Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee as Most American Vehicles

Cars.com American-Made Index - Jeep Wrangler and CherokeeThe annual Cars.com American-Made Index rates the “most American” cars on the market based on a variety of factors. These include how many parts in a vehicle are made domestically, where engines and transmissions are sourced from, and how many US manufacturing jobs support the vehicle.

The yearly Cars.com American-Made Index has been going on for 11 years. For the first time in 2017 it had to relax its requirements for making the list. As it was, only 3 vehicles would’ve met last year’s criteria—including the top two winners of the 2017 index, the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee.

These vehicles had high domestic parts counts, with 74% of Jeep Wrangler’s parts being American-made and 70% for the Cherokee. They also have entirely American-made engines, and almost every transmission used in the Wrangler and Cherokee are domestic as well. Both are or were made in Toledo, Ohio, though the Cherokee recently moved to Illinois.

Cars.com surveyed 1,023 respondents and 25% said they would only buy a car from an American brand. This figure has doubled since 2016. The American-Made Index helps these individuals determine which cars most support American workers and businesses.

For more information about the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler or if you want to schedule a test drive, give us a call today at Flagler CDJR!

Jeep Pickup Truck Closer to Production

Jeep Pickup Truck is closer to production

Enthusiasts have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the new Jeep® pickup truck, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. The new model is currently around a year away from hitting dealership showrooms. Fortunately, spy shots for a production prototype gives a good look at what to expect from the upcoming model.

The upcoming Jeep® pickup truck will be the first on the lineup in more than 25 years. Forget what we saw in spy shots last year. The latest photos indicate that Jeep® is out to play a whole different ball game.

The new Jeep® pickup boasts an integrated bed with Wrangler wheel arches. Bed sides meet the roof pillars at the perfect angle to create a traditional pickup design. While there’s no word on if the roof is removable, it certainly isn’t out of the question.

Based on the Jeep® Wrangler’s history and reputation for off-road capability and rugged styling, the pickup is bound to follow the same path.

The Jeep® pickup truck will likely begin production in 2018 and arrive in showrooms for the 2019 model year.

We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait for the Jeep® pickup truck to begin production!

Things to Do in Flagler Beach

Things to Do in Flagler Beach

There are few secrets in Florida as well-kept as Flagler Beach, a part of old Florida that has yet to be ravaged by visitors. Located north of Daytona Beach, the area lacks any tall buildings and fast food chains. Instead, wide open spaces reign supreme. The result is a gorgeous view of the open ocean, but that’s not all the beach has to offer. Here are a few things to do in Flagler Beach recommended by us here at Flagler CDJR!

  • Walk on the Pier – Taking a walk on the pier on the main public beach is something many visitors do year after year. The scenic views and mesmerizing trek over the wooden planks ensure memories are made all on their own. Alternatively, roll onto the sand in your 4×4 vehicle and take in the scenic view from the front seat.
  • Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area – Located on the southern end of Flagler Beach, the Gamble Rogers State Recreation area features kayak rentals. Visitors can visit private islands and explore the area as they please. There are even more activities to take part in, but you’re best off checking the website for more information.
  • Fish – When all else fails and you need a little rest and relaxation, take up fishing. Stand in the cool surf, cast off of the pier, or head onto the water in a boat. The choice is yours!

Bring Your Ride to the Jeep Beach Jam on Panama City Beach

Jeep Beach Jam

Do you have a Jeep? Do you like to go off-roading in your Jeep? Do you like the beach? Well, you’re in luck – every year, Panama City Beach celebrates the joys of Jeep ownership with the Jeep Beach Jam. For 2017, the event takes place from May 17 until the 21st, bringing together Jeep owners of all kinds for a weekend of fun events and activities accompanied by live music. This is a beachside festival for enthusiasts everywhere!

 

While Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is still a month or so away, you can get a discount by preordering tickets to the 5-day event online at their website for only $89. For that price, you can enjoy activities and events ranging from scavenger hunts to bonfires to obstacle courses and even a Miss JBJ pageant. All of this takes place at Panama City Beach’s Frank Brown Park. Plus, there’s tons of lodging near the event, so Jeep fans can enjoy a 5-day stay at the ocean in between all the great activities planned for the Jeep Beach Jam.

 

This is a can’t-miss event for Jeep enthusiasts. From live music to sunshine and sandy beaches to great off-road competitions, the Jeep Beach Jam 2017 is sure to be a great time – and an excellent bonding experience for Jeep drivers looking for friends in the community.