To celebrate 120 years, Cadillac launched the CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition as part of its Collector’s Series. Only 120 examples will be made and each car will be numbered in accordance with a year in Cadillac’s history, starting with 1902, the company’s founding year.
The Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition will come with a B-pillar builders’ plate, steering wheel plate, and unique sill plate all featuring the commemorative year, as well as graphics and designs corresponding with that year.
It will also come with a certificate of authenticity and, on models equipped with a manual transmission, a shifter medallion with 120th anniversary commemoration. Customers get a complimentary V-Performance Academy driving experience at Spring Mountain.
The very first model, Car 1902, has already been sold at a Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, where it raised $250,000 for charity. Cadillac donated the full amount to the SAE Foundation, which focuses on improving access to STEM education to students around the world.
The CT5-V Blackwing is Cadillac’s most powerful production model in history. It has a hand-assembled, supercharged 6.2-liter V8 rated at 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. The special anniversary editions are all called for, but you can still get your hands on the regular version by visiting Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma!
To document the development and release of the first-ever all-electric truck, the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup, General Motors has released an exclusive documentary. This feature-length documentary follows the GM team as they developed, tested, and produced this revolutionary vehicle.
The 60-minute film first aired on March 27, on the History Channel. If you missed it, it is now available to stream through History on Hulu or History.com. You can also watch it on GMC’s YouTube channel.
“Our goal was to upend what an electric vehicle is capable of and push the boundaries from 100 years of vehicle development experience,” said Josh Tavel, executive chief engineer. “This documentary captures the soul of a team capable of incredible innovation and resilience. Their learnings are laying the foundation of vehicle development for decades to come.”
Sean King O’Grady directed the film with the help of the Detroit-based WTP Pictures and Hiatus production team. They joined the GM team on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to record testing in freezing temperatures. From there, they travelled to the scorching heat of Moab, Utah.
In the film, you will see behind-the-scenes views of GM’s testing facilities along with an in-depth look at the production process at the Hamtramck assembly plant in Detroit.
Contact Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to learn more about the GMC HUMMER EV.
Going on a long road trip is a staple of any good summer. But after being in the car for hours at a time, the appeal of road trips can wear off — unless you adequately prepared by reading this list of tips. Here’s how to ensure your road trip is enjoyable from start to finish.
Bring a paper map.
If you plan to drive somewhere remote, you can’t necessarily rely on your phone for navigation. You can download maps for use offline, but where’s the fun in that? Paper maps are a good backup and add a lot of flavor to navigation that a phone simply can’t match.
Prep the playlist.
Having a good playlist is a critical aspect of any road trip. You simply can’t rely on the radio to give you tunes that fit the moment — besides, who wants to listen to ads just when things are getting good? Download a playlist before you head out. Just make sure everyone coming along gets to have a say in the song selection.
Have a loose plan.
It’s always good to plan your route and have a few interesting spots on your radar to check out. Still, any plan you make should be flexible enough for last-minute changes and spontaneous decision-making. The magic of road trips is making things happen on the go.
Get your car checked.
Nothing sours a road trip quite as much as your car breaking down on the way. Sure, you should pack a tool kit just in case — but wouldn’t it be better not to need it? Have your car or RV checked by a professional mechanic before hitting the road to ensure everything goes smooth as butter.
For all of your car repair and maintenance needs, visit the Wilson Cadillac service center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We’ll make sure your ride is ready for your next road trip.
Sitting at almost $4.00 a gallon, Okies are feeling the burden of rising gas prices. Here are just a few ways that you can help your gas tank last those extra miles.
When your vehicle receives regular maintenance, it thanks you by maximizing fuel economy. Getting regular oil changes lubricates the metal parts of the engine that preserves its performance. Sustaining correct tire pressure affects the longevity of your tires and fuel economy by decreasing unnecessary drag.
Treat your vehicle like the well-oiled machine it is and schedule services at Wilson Buick GMC to prevent unwanted malfunctions and boost the lifespan of your gas tank.
Using cruise control can make road trips to Keystone State Park smooth and efficient. Keeping your vehicle moving at a constant rate improves fuel economy by approximately 6 to 12 miles per gallon. You’ll also find that cruising at the speed limit is not only a safer option, but gives your tank a longer range.
Leaving a few minutes early to beat the campus traffic can also reduce the acceleration and braking that can reduce gas mileage by 2 to 3 miles per gallon. Driving smoothly may extend your engine’s lifespan and durability.
One of the best ways to increase your fuel efficiency is to upgrade. At Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we offer a variety of cost effective hybrid, and electric powertrains with enhanced fuel economy. You’ll save on gas and CO2 emissions without compromising performance.
Home to several colleges and universities, museums, and bodies of water, Stillwater is the perfect place to live or to visit. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Stillwater.
Even if you’re not a museum person, you might want to visit this important Stillwater landmark: the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. There are some more conventional options too, like the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. And for football fans, you can learn about 130 years of OSU football history at the Heritage Hall Museum.
Parks and lakes
Spend a day at Boomer Lake Park in the heart of Stillwater, or drive a few minutes West to the much larger Lake McMurtry or Carl Blackwell Lake. All three are perfect for spending a day with the kids, taking the boat out, camping, and more.
Gardens and zoos
The Botanic Garden at OSU is a fantastic spot to see beautiful local flowers and other plants and even take classes. Kids will love the Lost Creek Safari, an animal park home to kangaroos, lemurs, camels, llamas, all kinds of reptiles, and much more.
If you’re looking for a kid-free activity, hang out with the college kids for the night at one of the bars. The College Bar and The Cigar Box are great hangouts, or if you want to try a wide range of local beers, hit up the Iron Monk Brewing Company.