A Brief History of the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show

A Brief History of the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show

For the last 11 years in a row, Gurley Motor Company has partnered with the Gallup community to put on the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show, a weekend-long event starting the last Friday of July.   While the first Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show way back in 2006 was just a little car show, it has now evolved to be the “Route 66 Freedom Weekend.” During the Freedom Weekend, downtown Gallup is transformed, with daily cookouts, a stellar Saturday car show, a police-escorted parade, family activities, and more. Day and night, kids and adults alike take part in celebrating one of America’s favorite things—the

Common Car Show Guests That People Hate

Common Car Show Guests That People Hate

People love their cars. They also love to meet up with other people who also love cars to show off and make friends. However, not all car show guests are respectful and appreciated by the other people in attendance. Here’s some big don’ts for when you head out to your local car show; if you follow these guidelines it’ll be more fun for everybody. Touching A Car Without Permission Owners will often spruce up their vehicle in advance and spend a lot of time doing detail-work. Don’t lean on a car unless the owner says it’s okay (and don’t let your kids climb around on it, either). Spending More Time

Best Tips for Attending an Auto Show

Best Tips for Attending an Auto Show

Attending an auto show? Not sure what to expect? Here are some great pointers for going to your first auto show from us here at Gurley Motor Company. Know Which Models You Want to See Auto shows are often massive, featuring a wide variety of different models and brands in enormous displays. Have an idea of where you want to be and what you want to see mapped out in advance. Wear Comfortable Clothing The average auto show visit lasts nearly four hours, so make sure you have the right shoes and clothing to keep you comfy for that duration of time at least. Ask Questions Brand representatives are at

10th Annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show

10th Annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show

Are all of you ready for Gallup NM’s Freedom Weekend and our 10th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show?  I know the pictures of a 2005 GT-40 and a “65” F-100 are!  Take a look at what you will be vying for: the handmade first place trophy in each category and 3 foot tall BEST OF SHOW – all pottery trophies once again coming out of the Pueblo of Zuni. At this year’s event, we have the privilege of having the #21 Ford Motor Craft/Ford Quick Lane show car from Woods Brothers Racing on display Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th. Word has it,

Car Show Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’t’s

Car Show Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’t’s

Before heading out to a car show, it’s a good idea to remember the do’s and don’t’s of car show etiquette, especially if you’ve never been to one before. While you have a great time, try to keep the following things in mind: DON’T touch the vehicles, unless you ask first. DO bring your children along to create lifelong memories and inspire them. DON’T allow your children to roam around, unattended. DO ask the experts questions and learn as much as you can. DON’T get in arguments with others, which could escalate. DO wear sunscreen if you are outside, and don’t forget to re-apply. DON’T dress inappropriately, or in any

Updated Ford Fiesta With Luxury Trim May Be Available 2017

Updated Ford Fiesta With Luxury Trim May Be Available 2017

As more and more new models are teased, previewed, and unveiled for the upcoming 2017 model year, auto news sources begin digging for all the information they can find on all the latest and greatest products coming out from car manufacturers. Some of the speculation flying is in regards to the updated Ford Fiesta, slated for a 2017 model year, which, according to Italian publication Omni Auto, might be receiving a new upscale, luxury trim level called the Vignale when it’s released sometime next year. The Vignale trim is already available on other vehicles in Ford’s lineup, such as the Fusion and S-Max minivan. Typical additions attributed to the Vignale

New Ford GT Performance is Jaw-Dropping

New Ford GT Performance is Jaw-Dropping

Showcasing the best of Ford engineering, the new Ford GT utilizes groundbreaking engineering and technology. A new aerodynamic design, carbon-fiber body, and EcoBoost engine make the famous supercar better than ever. So when does this GT hit the market? Although we’ll be seeing it as early as next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars, Ford hasn’t given a global release date other than “before 2020.” Sorry adrenaline junkies, you might just have to wait a few years. “As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but

2016 Ford Explorer Debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Ford Explorer Debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show

Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Ford Explorer debuted, to the delight of SUV fans the world over. This deluxe model will be priced around $50,000, making it the highest-priced Explorer model to date – with the high-end persona to match. The new Explorer comes in response to a demand for more upscale product, according to Ford Explorer brand manager Matt Zuehlk, who says, “There’s a market for more upscale SUVs, as 90 percent of today’s Explorer Sport buyers purchase the most expensive package available. That’s a strong signal customers are ready for Platinum.” Ford’s Explorer models used to be the most popular SUVs in the

King Cobra Parts Package Makes Ford Racing Mustang Available to All

King Cobra Parts Package Makes Ford Racing Mustang Available to All

Finally, a SEMA concept you can own! Typically, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is the place where the coolest vehicles go to show off their accessories and modifications. While it makes for entertaining news for auto buffs like us here at Gurley Motors, they are often models most of us will never get a chance to drive. That’s why Ford Racing’s King Cobra Mustang is so special: any owner of the 2015 Mustang GT can own the modified pony car by purchasing and installing the King Cobra parts package. The King Cobra package is composed of three separate packs: the “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack,” and “Super Pack,” which

2015 Ford Focus gets a facelift and it looks great!

2015 Ford Focus gets a facelift and it looks great!

If you haven’t seen the newly redesigned 2015 Ford Focus, you’re in for a treat. The four-door sedan made its debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show with a handsome new body. The new exterior boasts a restyled hood and the adoption of the Aston Martin-inspired grille. New rear lamp clusters, signature LED headlamps and tail lamps and a restyled trunk lid are a few more of the exterior enhancements. Inside, the 2015 Ford Focus looks sleek and modern with new seat trims and swatches, satin chrome detailing, and a heated steering wheel will now be available. Technology is soaring with the new Focus! For the first time