It’s Rodeo Time

Enumclaw Pro Rodeo

It’s not uncommon to be driving down the roads of Enumclaw only to be stopped by a herd of cows crossing the street. Livestock and farming are an integral part of our community. One way we continue this legacy and celebrate our heritage is through the local 4-H clubs and community events like the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo. At Gamblin Motors we are proud to support our community and 4-H clubs through sponsorship of the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo.Gamblin_SMI_FB_Rodeo

The rodeo has been an Enumclaw event since the 1950’s when it was formerly part of the Naches Trail Days celebration. At one point the rodeo was the largest in the state, but in more recent years, Enumclaw has not been a stop on the rodeo circuit. A group of local business leaders banded together to bring the rodeo back to Enumclaw and created the 15 member Board of Directors of the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo, Inc. This local non-profit group resurrected an important community event and continues to host and organize the newly returned rodeo. The rodeo proceeds help to support local 4-H clubs, and this year’s 2015 Enumclaw Pro Rodeo also donated proceeds to Support Beau and the Twist Firefighter Fund.Gamblin_SMI_FB_Rodeo1

The rodeo’s support of local 4-H clubs and community members is yet another reason why Gamblin Motors continues to sponsor the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo. Gamblin Motors even has its own former bull and bronco riding cowboy, Rick Josie, tirelessly volunteering every year to make sure the rodeo is an Enumclaw tradition that continues for years to come. The rodeo represents the heritage of Enumclaw, and we at Gamblin Motors are proud of our community and our cowboys. If you weren’t able to attend the rodeo this year, be sure to follow Gamblin Motors on Facebook for upcoming information on next year’s rodeo.

Rick Josie the Cowboy

Rick JosieNo one knows a truck better than a cowboy. Just ask Rick Josie, Gamblin Motors’ very own former bull and bronco riding cowboy. Rick has been with Gamblin Motors for twelve years, and when he’s not delivering the best trucks to customers on the Plateau, he’s working behind the scenes organizing the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo.

Rodeos have been a part of Rick’s life since he was young. Before the car business, Rick rode professionally on the rodeo circuit. He and his brother traveled the country riding bulls and broncos. While riding down in Florida, Rick was injured and forced into an early retirement. But not even a serious injury could keep him away from the rodeo. He returned to the Northwest and continued to participate in roping events. It’s this love of rodeos that led Rick to join forces with other Enumclaw residents to bring the rodeo back to town.

Thanks to this group of community members, the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo is once again a highlight of the summer. As a non-profit event, the rodeo relies on volunteers like Rick to work year round to bring this fun filled weekend to our community. The rodeo is able to donate its proceeds to help fund local 4-H clubs due to the tireless efforts of Rick and other volunteers. We are proud to have Rick on the Gamblin Motors team and proud to be a continued sponsor of the Enumclaw Pro Rodeo.

2016 Silverado: The New Face of Strong

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71. Available fall of 2015.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71. Available fall of 2015.

Chevy Trucks are on a roll, with pickup sales up, Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with significant updates for the 2016 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup.

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks. “New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”

Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.

Truck owners count on their pickups for everything from work to play. We look forward to welcoming the 2016 Silverado into the showroom and we know our customers are excited to get behind the wheel, too.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Ride and Handling Kent Cars

At Art Gamblin Motors we are confident that you will find a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado that meets your precise mid-size truck needs and even exceeds your expectations. This is because the excellent ride and handling—like every other aspect of the Colorado—is hugely versatile with a wide range of choices specially designed to meet your precise needs. The Chevy Colorado comes in three distinct suspension systems designed to meet particular needs. At the core of each suspension system, however, is the same great core features that provide the foundation for the Colorado’s superb ride and handling. To begin, the Colorado is manufactured with a strong body-on-frame design that is fully boxed. This results in a solid and highly tough platform for the Colorado that forms the foundation for its excellent suspension.The Colorado allows for excellent steering and control with its power-assisted rack-and-pinion system. Next, the Colorado’s standard 4-wheel ABS brakes provide great breaking and control along with the standard StabiliTrak Stability Control System. The StabiliTrak system automatically engages the Colorado’s braking and traction control systems to correct any over or under steering. The G80 automatic rear locking differential is available on the Colorado and offers unparalleled traction control that prevents slipping. And the Colorado’s tuned body mounts greatly reduce ride noise. Every suspension system for the Colorado also includes: an independent front suspension and a rear solid live axel.The three specific suspension options for the Colorado are the Z85, Z71 and ZQ8 suspensions. The Z85 suspension is standard base-level suspension system offers great all-around handling suitable for a wide variety of applications. The Z71 suspension system includes specifically-valved shocks, front torsion bars, urethane jounce bumpers and raises the Colorado’s ride height by one inch. This suspension system is a time-tested excellent set-up for off-road use. The final suspension system is the ZQ8 Sports Suspension. It is significantly stiffer than the other suspensions and also has a lower ride height. This allows the ZQ8 to deliver more precise handling.The available customization options for the Colorado are immense. That’s why we at Art Gamblin Motors, your Kent Car Dealer, are confident that you will find the Colorado that completely meets and even exceeds your performance and handling needs. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Colorado with us here in Enumclaw Washington. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years and have always treated our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!

GM Invests Big Money for Chevy Mid Size Trucks

A recent leak of a barley finalized a deal from US automakers about Chevrolet releasing a midsize pickup truck. GM is looking to hire about 1,850 new workers for the occasion of this new pick up that’s set to be made in Wentzville, Missouri.  However with rumors flying about a possible new pickup, that leaves Chevy fans to think if they will release the next generation of the Colorado or GMC Canyon. So what would the Chevrolet community really want? The trucks that have satisfied them in the past or some new wheels on the road? Now this is still unofficial if Chevy has decided to do this or not, but what would you avid Chevy drivers wish to see? When it hits the dealerships be sure to check out Gamblin Motors. Let’s keep our ears to the pavement to see what happens!