DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about some family-friendly crafts you can do around the house to celebrate. If you’re stuck on what it is you should do, never fear – here at Gurley Motor Co., we have a couple of our favorite DIY St. Patrick’s projects outlined here.   Fashion a leprechaun hat. Style your children as leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day with ease. All you need to do is help them make their own hats. Grab a large sheet of green paper, along with a sheet of orange and gold paper each, tape, and glue. Fold the green paper lengthwise and cut along

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Seat comfort and durability are major issues in modern vehicles, and no automaker is working to improve them more than Ford. Ford’s robotic butt aims to test vehicle seats thousands of times to simulate years of wear. From there, Ford engineers use the data to construct more durable and comfortable seats. Dubbed the Robutt, this invention takes testing seat comfort and durability to the next level. It simulates entering and exiting the vehicle 25,000 times, a decade’s worth of wear, in just three weeks’ time. Using the device, engineers have been able to map where drivers apply pressure while operating the vehicle. Prior to the introduction of Robutt, Ford used

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means that Christmas is quickly approaching. Fortunately, there’s still time to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. Check out these Christmas towns in New Mexico that take the holiday season to a whole new level!   Albuquerque It should come as no surprise to anyone that’s ever been there that Albuquerque takes the top spot on our list. Also known as the Duke City, Albuquerque is home to a River of Lights in the ABQ Biopark. The Old Town Plaza features decorations upon decorations, and visitors can take a ride on Christmas Eve in the luminaria trolley tour. To top it all

Do You Know the History of Gallup?

Do You Know the History of Gallup?

Gallup, New Mexico is home to more than 21,000 residents and sits along historic US Route 66. Originally founded in 1881, the city’s history is unique and interesting. Without further ado, here’s a closer look at the history of Gallup. Gallup was founded as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The city’s name stems from a paymaster with the name David Gallup. The city is located near a Navajo reservation, earning it the nickname “Heart of Indian Country.” The city is located on rough terrain and near Monument Valley, two factors that made it a favorite filming spot of Western movies. Thanks to its proximity to prime filming

Quick Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

Quick Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

Car owners know that, try as you might, keeping your car clean can feel like an impossible feat. Whether it’s french fries under the seat, road salt on your floor mats, or fingerprints all over the windshield, there’s always something not quite right. Have no fear, clean freaks! A better, brighter, tidier path exists—let Gurley Motor Co. show you the way with a few quick cleaning tips.   Clean vinyl or plastic-based surfaces with a toothbrush; this will let you get a good, deep clean without damaging the texture. Get animal fur (or human hair for those of you who shed more than others) out of fabrics using just a

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

Check Out the Historic El Rancho Hotel

Check Out the Historic El Rancho Hotel

As a stop on the historic Route 66, Gallup gets its fair share of passersby. Many of them are drawn to the equally historic El Rancho Hotel, one of Gallup’s most enticing landmarks. Even if you live in Gallup, this 1930s hotel is certainly worth a visit, whether you make a staycation of it and rent a room, or whether you just stop in for a drink. The facade of the El Rancho Hotel is charming and retro. It’s easy to picture old cars or even horses out front. As soon as you walk in, you’re welcomed by a grand lobby decorated in western designs featuring taxidermy, rich patterns and

Gallup, New Mexico – Adventure Capital of New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico – Adventure Capital of New Mexico

There are few cities that can truly claim to offer an adventure unlike any other. Gallup, New Mexico, is one of those cities thanks to its incredible events, memorable activities, and emphasis on the outdoors. Here are some of the top reasons Gallup is the adventure capital of New Mexico from us here at Gurley Motor Company. History – From the 200 million year-old cliffs at the Red Rock Park and Museum to the culture of the Anasazi Indians, Gallup’s history is one of adventure, turmoil, and constant change that should appeal to history buffs and curious children alike. Much of the city’s culture is derived from modern Native Americans