Posted on June 24, 2016
Looking for something to do in North Naples? If you’re a member of Pelican Bay and you like the idea of spending the day paddling through the Pelican Bay estuary in a canoe or kayak, you’re in luck. The Pelican Bay Foundation provides members with access to canoe and kayak rentals at the North Boardwalk at Inner Clam Bay. All you have to do is fill out a waiver, head to Tram Station #6, and they’ll do the rest.
There are two sessions during which you are permitted to rent canoes and kayaks. The first session, the morning session, takes place from 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The afternoon session takes place from 12:30 PM until 1 hour before sunset. Upon renting your canoe or kayak and heading out into the estuary, you will be outfitted with life-jackets and given a key to unlock the gate, a map of Clam Bay, and your paddles.
When preparing for your journey through the mangroves, it is recommended that you and everyone in your group be in comfortable clothing, wear bugspray and sunscreen, and keep your cell phone in a watertight case or Ziploc in case of emergency. Keep in mind that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by two adults.
There are a few rules to keep in mind when you’re out enjoying the Pelican Bay estuary: while kayaks are permitted in the Gulf of Mexico, canoes are not, and the person renting the watercraft must sign a watercraft waiver and abide by the Policies and Procedures set forth by the Pelican Bay Foundation. Additionally, you will have to sign a “hold-harmless” release for the key, paddles, and life-jacket.
Spend a day in the water at the Pelican Bay Estuary!
Posted on May 24, 2016
Celebrities are often known for having the best-of-the-best. Therefore, it should be no surprise to anyone that rap artist Andre “Dr. Dre” Young just bought himself a Cadillac.
Dr. Dre’s new ride is a customized 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Becker Automotive Design in Onxnard, California is the company that did the customizing work. They worked on implementing Dr. Dre’s custom Strut grille and unique wheels. The music artist was fully involved in the design process and worked with Becker Automotive Design to create his perfect vehicle.
The customized Cadillac Escalade ESV probably cost around $200,000–which barely puts a dent in Dre’s net worth of $700 million! Of course, a normal Escalade does not cost anywhere near that amount, as it is the customized work that increases the cost.
Not many photos have been released of the Dr. Dre’s Cadillac Escalade, but Becker Automotive Design did publish a few pictures of previously-customized Escalades. The inside of the vehicles looks just as nice as a private jet!
We are sure that Dr. Dre will love traveling the country and signing deals in his new Cadillac Escalade. If you are interested in owning your own Escalade, stop by DeVoe Cadillac.
Posted on May 10, 2016
We at DeVoe Cadillac are excited about the upcoming launch of the 2017 Cadilac XT5. This fantastic new vehicle will be arriving at our dealership soon! However, while we wait a bit longer in the United States, the vehicle has recently launched in China.
The American luxury brand is a popular choice in China. Wang Yongqing, SAIC-GM President stated that “the upscale Cadillac XT5 is targeted at individuals who embrace innovation.”
This is based on Cadillac embracing the social leaders and professionals with the new XT5. The vehicle is perfect for individuals who foresee new outlets of creativity while celebrating their ambition and success.
Yongqing also stated that, “The overall design, comfort, performance and technology of the XT5 will meet their desire for a crossover that embodies modern American luxury.”
Cadillac is embraced as a youthful brand by Chinese millennials and the XT5 is already experiencing great success on the market across the People’s Republic.
The2017 Cadillac XT5 has either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and is powered by a 2.0-liter LTG turbo four-cylinder engine.
For more information on the 2017 Cadillac XT5, and to experience true American luxury, visit us at DeVoe Cadillac.
Posted on April 4, 2016
While the Cadillac Escalade has long been a name associated with luxury and the finer things in life, Cadillac has plans to catch up with other, more renowned names in the luxury vehicle segment, steadily improving the value of the brand’s lineup and moving up-market.
Now, with the announcement that GM’s luxury brand will be refocusing on the SUV segment in order to compete with the recent market shift toward crossovers and SUVs, a Cadillac luxury SUV is said to be in the works that will be more high-end and luxurious than anything we’ve seen from Cadillac before.
While Cadillac itself has not mentioned anything specific regarding the move, AutoGuide reported recently that a new SUV that will be known as the XT9 is currently in the works, which will serve as the brand’s halo SUV. The Cadillac XT9 reportedly will come with a big price tag as well, somewhere in the realm of $250,000 to $300,000. However, the SUV’s launch will be far-off, with a projected release date falling somewhere in the late 2020s.
If and when the Cadillac XT9 does make its mass-market appearance, it will likely be joined by a sedan counterpart called the CT9. Currently, Cadillac has a CT8 sedan forthcoming that will slate above the CT6 in terms of high-end opulence and luxury, but the CT9 will surpass even that.
The new Cadillac luxury SUV, along with its entirely-speculative sedan counterpart, will be produced in order to compete with other high-end names in the luxury segment, such as Rolls-Royce, Bentlet, Lamborghini, and other big brands long associated with opulence. As all of these brands shift their attention to SUVs and crossover, Cadillac prepares to compete with a secret SUV of its own.
Posted on March 25, 2016
Spring is well on its way now that March is here. However, the ocean water is still a little chilly! Fortunately, there are plenty of fun beach activities that don’t involve the water for everyone to enjoy.
One of the most active and enjoyable beach activities is a fun round of volleyball. All you need to start having a good time is a net, a ball, and a group of players!
Flying a Kite
Spring is the perfect season to go out and fly a kite. With strong spring winds rolling in, you will be able to lift your kite up to where the air is clear and send it soaring!
Searching for Seashells
With a keen eye and a leisurely pace, you can stroll along the shoreline and look for discarded seashells from the ocean to add to your collection.
Gathering Around a Campfire
When the sun starts to go down, you can still have fun by gathering around a campfire, enjoying roasted marshmallows, and singing some classic campfire songs together.
Posted on March 10, 2016
When it comes to creating luxury sedans, Cadillac is the king! However, Cadillac is not a brand that merely rests on its success. Instead, Cadillac is looking to enter the luxury crossover segment in a big way.
According to a Cadillac press release, the automaker will introduce the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Crossover in April.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the first vehicle in Cadillac’s upcoming lineup of luxury crossover vehicles. The new luxury crossover will be available in four trim levels, including a Platinum model.
The XTS will also be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, capable of producing up to 310 horsepower!
“The arrival of this sophisticated new crossover positions Cadillac well, as XT5 enters the most popular segment in the global luxury market,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “It’s pivotal to our ongoing growth, which is why we’ve developed XT5 from the inside out to provide customers more space, more technology, more luxury and more efficiency.”
For the most luxurious ride you can find in a crossover, be on the lookout for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 release next month!
Posted on February 22, 2016
Cars make strange noises all the time, some of which can be serious warning signs that your vehicle might fail. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to important car noises and what they mean, ensuring you know as much as possible about your car.
One of the most common noises to hear are squeaking brakes, according to Bankrate. This can be caused by water or dirt that might be trapped on the rotors; however, it could also mean you are in serious need of a brake change. Many brake pads are built with warning strips to squeak and squeal whenever your pads are getting dangerously low.
Another common noise to hear is rattling or knocking. Sometimes referred to as “pinging,” this often occurs due to an engine misfire. Although not necessarily a serious problem, misfires can reduce efficiency and performance drastically. It can be caused by bad spark plugs, low-octane fuel, bad fuel-air mixture, or a serious of other problems.
Hearing sizzling or hissing noises under the hood? This is likely caused by a leak hitting a hot part of the engine. Depending on how much fluid you are losing, this can lead to serious problems. When the car is cool, check your fluid levels. It could also be caused by overheating.
Finally, flapping noises often occur when something is hitting the fan or when a belt is falling apart. This can be especially dangerous if any belts hit other moving parts.
Experiencing any of these problems? Contact our Service Center at DeVoe Cadillac today.
Posted on February 4, 2016
Cadillac is one of the most iconic brands in the world, with several classic models that have become a part of American history. The 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville recently won the Classiccars.com award for the Best Classic Car at the famous 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance, cementing the legacy of the Cadillac brand.
The Cadillac Coupe de Ville is no longer in production, though it was originally built in 1949 as a specialty trim level. The name comes from the French for “of the town,” making it a great car to cruise around the city in. The 1954 Coupe de Ville design was one of the most expensive the brand had to offer, with an unforgettable grille and headlight setup, as well as classic bumper guards and a long body.
The car that won the Best Classic Car award at the recent, prestigious Arizona Concours d’Elegance had been under restoration for 12 years before it saw sunlight. Ironically, the model is not a concours; however, the competition has a special class for Iconic Postwar American models. The Cadillac was voted a favorite in that category.
Although Cadillac is doing things a little differently now, it still retains the same air of elegance and sophistication that the Coupe de Ville has. It’s no wonder the 1954 model year was voted the Best Classic Car.