Local Holiday Events in Memphis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means Memphis, Tennessee, is preparing for the holiday season by offering plenty of fun things to do. Check out these local holiday events in the city for a day of fun with the family.   Starry Nights at Shelby Farm Park Want to see a dazzling light display? Hailed as the largest light show in the Mid-South, Starry Nights features more than just Christmas lights, with hot chocolate and s’mores, a petting zoo, and more.   Sun Trust Zoo Lights Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience this beautiful event alongside the animals, a ride on the LED ferris wheel, a live reindeer event, and even artificial snow in the Courtyard. Christmas At Graceland Graceland goes all out for Christmas, which was the King’s favorite holiday. Stop by for the Holiday Concert Weekend to experience … Continued

What to Know When Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Many people go to their relatives’ homes for the holidays. But if you’re in charge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might find that you have a little more on your plate than usual. Here’s some advice from Gossett VW Porsche on how to survive the big day.   Prepare in Advance Some dishes will have to wait until the last minute, but if you can make a few dishes in advance, do it in order to save yourself some stress. Meal-prep what you can’t cook so that it’s as simple as possible on the day off, meaning you’ll have more time to catch up.   Stick with The Tried-And-True Thanksgiving is about tradition, so you don’t have to go wild with some experimental meals in order to wow your guests. Stick with what you know people like: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, candied … Continued

Rarest Porsche Models as Chosen by Porsche

Porsche recently released a video that detailed what its employees have found to be the rarest Porsche models ever made. Counting down from fifth rarest to first rarest, the video is a great watch not just because it’s informative but for a closer look at these rare gems. Dieter Landenberger, manager of Porsche’s Historical Archives, goes for a walk through an enormous garage full of old Porsche models covered in sheets and uncovers the five most unique models one by one. The fifth most uncommon Porsche is the 911 Turbo S (964), created in 1992. Only 86 were made, despite the fact that a brand new paint color was created especially for it. Next is the 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS, which was designed for private racing. Only 50 of these were ever built, 49 of which were red and the very first of … Continued

Volkswagen LEGO Journey Display Shown at Chicago Auto Show

As part of its display at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February, Volkswagen assembled a 20,000-piece LEGO journey display that demonstrated the evolution of Volkswagen design throughout the years in honor of the 2018 VW Atlas, the brand’s all-new full-size SUV. The display featured both the new Atlas and the classic VW Microbus, showing the similarities and differences in design over the multi-decade gap. The display was set against a backdrop of a city setting, which transitioned to the great outdoors to show the versatility and “go-anywhere spirit” of the Volkswagen brand. The LEGO Atlas model was made of white LEGO bricks and features front and rear Volkswagen badging as well as black rims, roof rails, a trailer hitch, and a distinctive grille. What’s more, the model also highlights the utility of the Atlas’ seven-passenger seating. The Microbus was lovingly crafted from blue … Continued

Memphis Holiday Events to Get You into the Winter Spirit

While winter weather means the holiday season is cold, it shouldn’t stop you from getting into the holiday spirit. In Memphis, there are a number of great events to check out during the holidays. Here are a few of our favorite Memphis holiday events that are sure to get you into a jolly mood. Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanical Gardens Stroll through “falling snow” as you take in numerous holiday light displays at Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanical Gardens. There are a number of themed light displays, including a musical light show. You can even plan in the giant Snow Globe and decorate icicle ornaments! There are a number of family-friendly activities to enjoy at Snowy Nights. This event is open nightly December 2nd and 3rd; December 9th and 10th; and December 16th through 23rd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $8 … Continued

Memphis November Events

November is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start choosing what events you’ll attend before the holiday season truly begins. There are plenty of events taking place during the month of November here in Memphis which means it’s time to start planning! Here are some Memphis November events that you should check out as recommended by us here at Gossett VW Porsche. Indie Memphis Film Festival – Take in a movie directed, produced, and performed by upcoming actors here in Memphis. In all, over 180 of the best independent films will appear on screen. Other events include filmmaker panels and live music. The Indie Memphis Film Festival runs from November 1st to the 7th so be sure to get your tickets today! Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention – There’s never been a better time to be a fantasy and comic fan! The … Continued

What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

Most drivers know that horsepower is a good standard to judge how fast a car is but what about torque? What does a car’s torque mean? That’s a question many drivers interested in performance vehicles find themselves asking and the answer can get rather complicated. Fortunately, we at Gossett VW Porsche have a simplified answer of what a car’s torque actually means. Put simply, power is how fast something can reach a certain point while torque is the ability to do work. That remains true in modern cars. Horsepower determines how fast a car can reach a certain speed while torque is how fast the car can actually accelerate. The torque listed on a vehicle specification page is how much torque the engine can produce. That isn’t necessarily how much torque reaches the wheels. Either way, higher torque means faster acceleration. Larger engines produce … Continued

Coming Up Next in the Memphis Summer Concert Series: REO Speedwagon!

Every year, Live at the Garden hosts some of the best concerts around. The Memphis Summer Concert series puts amazing musicians in a beautiful venue for the best summer nights you can get. Here’s what’s coming up at Live at the Garden! Who: REO Speedwagon On Thursday, August 25th, REO Speedwagon is coming to Memphis! REO’s rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run” sound just as good today as they did decades ago thanks to their talent and determination to keep their music alive! Kevin Cronin looks younger than ever and rocks out along with bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboard), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and drummer Bryan Hitt. REO Speedwagon celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, and you won’t want to miss them in their 49th year! So come down to Live at the … Continued

4 July Musical Performances in Memphis

Memphis is a city renowned for its music. There is no better time to experience all of the wonderful music that Memphis has to offer than during the summer season. Even though the summer is already halfway through, there are still plenty of talented acts to see coming to Memphis during the rest of July. Here are four July musical performances in Memphis to start off the second half of the summer! Shinedown (July 20) Shinedown is teaming up with fellow rock performers Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry to bring modern day rock music to the city of classic Rock’n’Roll! MercyMe (July 29) Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the world’s most famous and talented Christian bands in concert this summer when they stop by Memphis during their tour around the country. Billy Currington (July 29) Billy Currington will also be stopping … Continued

Futuristic Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Car at NYIAS

The Volkswagen BUDD-e concept car, which was shown last month at the New York International Auto Show, is what Volkswagen is calling the “truly social car”—it uses voice recognition technology to talk to you. Initially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the BUDD-e concept has a basic system of commands such as opening doors and activating the navigation system, but its voice recognition software is still less advanced than Apple’s Siri. Voice recognition isn’t all this car has going for it, though. The 34-inch backseat display, curved dashboard touchscreen, and motion-activated door handles all make the BUDD-e car feel like it’s straight out of the future. This super-advanced electric car will have a range of 230 miles and take only 30 minutes to charge to 80% from 0%. According to Volkswagen, the BUDD-e won’t be on the road until … Continued