Celebrating Fall in Naples, Florida

Just because our local trees don’t turn into a rainbow of colors in the autumn, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this beautiful season. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and less humidity making outdoor activities increasingly pleasant. It is the perfect time of years for festivals and fall festivities are in no short supply in southern Florida.

October is just around the corner and the month is filled with fun. Here are a handful of festivals and activities we recommend taking of advantage of this year.

Movies on the Lawn at Mercato – This family-friendly event will show the movie Hotel Transylvania. It is free, so bring a blanket or some chairs and relax under the stars. The show starts October 15 at 7:30 PM and is located across from The Pub in Naples.

Stone Crab Festival – This festival held October 25-27 is on the historical Old Naples Waterfront. It features live music, art, vendors, family activities, and, of course, locally harvested stone crab claws, fish, and other shellfish. The event is free and open to the public.

American Musical Heritage Lectures: Fall Series – If music history is your passion, attend this series of lectures beginning at the end of October. The series will present topics relating to music history and choreography. Call 239-597-0670 for details.

Swamp Buggy Races – The Budweiser Fall Classic Swamp Buggy Races is a thrilling event. You’re sure to get a little dirty as this is known as the world’s muddiest races. This year, this event will be held November 2-3 at the Florida Sports Park.

Have a favorite local fall event you love to attend? Give us the details in the comments below.

Introducing the All-New 2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Did you hear?

GMC finally unveiled the all-new 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL late last week! And can we just say, these SUVs are just absolutely amazing. No, we have not had the opportunity to sit in one yet, but from what we can gather out of the video below, GMC has truly outdone themselves. Watch the live unveil for yourself below!

According to the GMC, “Bold styling and advanced technologies – including new safety and security technologies – support Yukon’s greater capability, while a more comprehensive list of standard features and enhanced infotainment options are designed to broaden the appeal of one of the industry’s most-popular full-size SUV lineups.”

The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL will be available early 2014. Keep checking our blog, Facebook, and website for more updates!

Buick Riviera Concept Receives Red Dot Award

The Buick Riviera concept vehicle became the first Chinese automotive design to receive a major international award with the reception of the 2013 Red Dot Award in the “Design Concept” category. This concept, which debuted in April at the Auto Shanghai 2013, was the brainchild of a joint venture between GM’s Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC).

This innovative concept, which features gullwing doors and a curved, sleek body, showcases the direction of future Buick designs, specifically those of the mid-size luxury cars. The Riviera also features elements such as advanced propulsion and an infotainment system with a touchpad and an LCD.

According to PATAC Chief Designer and Advanced Design Director Cao Min, “In addition to signature Buick design cues, the Riviera design team drew inspiration from nature and traditional Chinese cultural elements. The latest intelligent vehicle technologies were integrated with avant-garde aesthetics and flexible functions, in line with Buick’s bold vision for the future.”

Buick’s newest Riviera concept, whose forerunner was the 2007 Buick Riviera concept also developed by PATAC, was one of 4,394 items entered from 56 countries in the running for the 2013 Red Dot Awards. It was judged based on innovation, ergonomics, functionality, eco-friendliness, and durability.

Do you think the Buick Riviera concept deserves such a prestigious award?

The 2014 Buick Enclave is Here!

That’s right! The new 2014 Enclave has finally made its debut at DeVoe Buick GMC. And if we can just throw this out there, this SUV is amazing. Not only does the new Enclave sport a sleek new look, it also packs a punch under the hood (260 horsepower) and is loaded with safety features! If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you’ll want to check this one out for sure.

For a better look at the new Enclave, check out the video below:

Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Like we said, if you’re looking to get a new SUV, stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and take the new Enclave out for a test drive. And while you’re here you can take the new, smaller Buick Encore out for a spin to see how they compare! Either way, we have everything you need here at DeVoe Auto. Stop by and talk to one of our friendly sales team members today.