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EDITORS LETTER........................................................ 6
TRUCK REVIEWS....................................................... 10
FISHING....................................................................... 16
SUV REVIEWS ............................................................ 18
NEW PRODUCTS........................................................ 22
CAMPING..................................................................... 28
SWEEPSTAKES.......................................................... 31
CAR REVIEWS ........................................................... 36
DESTINATION............................................................. 40
INDUSTRY NEWS........................................................ 46

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Editors Letter

e r e a t S p o r t s m a n s G e a r
magazine we love summertime!
Jeep riding, fishing, camping...
the outdoor life is what we crave! And, with
those things in mind, we have crafted this
issue to include those sorts of things.
Check out the camping products on
page 28 including The Thermal Cloak.
Designed to offer protection from the
elements while acting as a personal blind,
the Thermal Cloak provides the all-day
warmth, comfort, and concealment youll
want during cold, wet, stoic hours in your
tree-stand or blind.
Do you fish? Youll enjoy reading about
Berkley and their next evolution Crankbait!
To give an angler confidence is to give
them the greatest chance to succeed on the
water. The new floating Bad Shad offerings
from Berkley are a confidence builder
when anglers are down to the wire and
looking for a limit or a payday. Read more
on page 16.
Summertime is the perfect time for
trips through the North Georgia mountains
and over into South Carolina. Get some
ideas from page 40 like Mercier Orchards!
Georgia is home to one of the Souths
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destination of its very own! Also, enjoy
random destinations! Sometimes roadside
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A northeast Georgia mountain town, Tiger
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unique venue that offers not only adventure
for children, but laughs and tasty treats for
As usual, we also have the latest new
cars, trucks and SUVs for you to check
out as well so dont miss those! And, when
you are finished pouring over these pages,
please pass them on to a friend.
Until next time,

Becky J. Beall, Editor in Chief

Truck Reviews

High-Performance shocks with internal

hydraulic bump stops and piggyback external
People will certainly hear the Tundra TRD
Pro coming, thanks to a TRD dual exhaust
system that gives the 5.7-liter V8 a throaty
growl. This extra-bold Tundra is available
in White, Magnetic Gray and, new for 2016,
Inside, the Tundra TRD Pro includes new
black leather seating with red stitching and a
TRD Pro logo.

2016 Toyota Tundra

Its true what they say, everything is
bigger in Texas, and that goes for the Toyota
Tundra family of full-size pickups assembled
there. Tundra is big in stature, power and
model choice, with 50 total configurations
available. And, Limited, Platinum, 1794
Edition and TRD Pro models have a bigger
fuel tank for 2016 -- now 38 gallons vs. 26.4
before plus a standard integrated Trailer
Brake Control.
The Tundra, which adds front end styling
updates on the SR5 and 1794 Edition, is
also big on carrying and pulling things, with
bed length up to 8.1 feet and trailer towing
capacity up to 10,500 pounds. Big also
describes cabin room, with up to 42.3 inches
of rear seat legroom in CrewMax models -better than some luxury sedans.

TRD Pro Models: On Target for Off-Road

Got trails? The Tundra offers an available
TRD Off-Road Package on SR5, Limited
and, also for 2016, the 1794 Edition. Or,
go all in with the TRD Pro off-road model.
Youll know it when you see it by the old
school TOYOTA grille, TRD Pro bed panel
stamping, aluminum skid plate, matte
black badges and black headlight bezels.
The TRD Pro takes an aggressive stance on
18-inch TRD black alloy wheels wrapped in
Michelin Off-Road Package tires.
The Tundra TRD Pro is ready for any
terrain with a complete TRD suspension
upgrade that raises the front of the vehicle
two inches for a level ride height and extends
wheel travel at all four corners. The package
includes larger diameter TRD-tuned Bilstein


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Brawny Exterior, Brainy Foundation

Theres no shortage of choices in the
Tundra line, which offers three cab styles:
two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double
Cab, and the super-sized four-door
CrewMax. Tundra Regular Cab models
come exclusively with a long bed (8.1foot) configuration. Double Cab models
are offered in the standard-bed (6.5-foot)
or long-bed (8.1-foot) configurations and
include rear under seat tray storage on the
SR5 and Limited grades. The CrewMax
comes with a 5.5-foot bed; all Tundra beds
are 22.2-in. deep.
Tundras are equipped with several clever
features for added convenience and value.
For example, the front and rear bumpers use
three-piece construction for reduced repair
costs; the available spray-in bed liner also
adds value; the easy-lower-and-lift tailgate
lowers slowly with no slam, can easily be
removed when necessary and comes standard
with a lock feature to help prevent theft;

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Limited trim Double Cab models come

standard with a power sliding horizontal rear
window, while all CrewMax models have a
power vertical sliding rear window.
All V8, All Muscle
Tundra comes standard with the 4.6-liter
i-Force V8 that doles out 310 horsepower
at 5,600 rpm and 327 lb.-ft. of peak torque
at 3,400 rpm. The most popular Tundra
engine and one of the most capable and
advanced in the full-size pickup segment
-- is the available 5.7-liter i-Force V8. Its a
remarkably refined workhorse that generates
381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb.-ft.
of peak torque at 3,600 rpm. For 2016, 22 of
those with the 5.7-liter V8 are certified FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs) that can use up to E85
blend fuel (available in select markets).
Both V8s feature an aluminum cylinder
block and double overhead-cam heads
with four valves per cylinder. In both, Dual
Independent Variable Valve Timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) and Acoustic Control
Induction System get credit for a broad
torque curve. Both engines come teamed
with a 6-speed electronically controlled
automatic transmission.
Built to Tow
Dont take all towing claims at face
value. Ask to see its SAE J2807 towing
standard certification. The Toyota Tundra
was the first to adopt this standard in 2011.
With the standard Tow Package, 5.7-liter
V8 Tundra offers a maximum tow capacity
of 10,500 pounds (4x2 Regular Cab). So
equipped, Tundra uses a one-piece towing
receiver integrated into the frame prior to bed
The Tow Package upgrades Tundras
cooling and electrical systems, as well.
Integrated engine and transmission oil
coolers help handle the demands of towing
under a full load, and a heavy-duty battery
and alternator are added. The 7- and 4-pin
towing hitch connectors sit above the hitch
to help avoid damage during high-departureangle driving.
Tundra models equipped with the
Tow Package also come with a selectable
TOW/HAUL shift mode for transmission.
The TOW/HAUL mode adjusts throttle
sensitivity and transmission shift control,
favoring and holding lower gears when
accelerating or decelerating to help enhance
control and safety.
Anyone who tows will appreciate
Trailer Sway Control. A function of Vehicle
Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control
helps counteract handling forces that can
cause trailer sway. An integrated Trailer
Brake Controller is also now included, with

controls by the drivers knee and a status

screen on the multi-information display
All Tundra models come standard with
a backup camera (viewed from the Entune
Audio display screen or available navigation
screen). On 5.7-liter models, heated,
power, outside tow mirrors with turn signal
indicators and manual-extend feature are
2016 Nissan Titan XD
The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD
full-size pickup has been named one of
three finalists for the 2016 North American
Truck/Utility of the Year (NATOY) and
was recently named Truck of Texas by
the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA)
in their annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo,
which puts the industrys best trucks,
SUVs and CUVs through a grueling twoday evaluation at the historic Knibbe Ranch
in Spring Branch, Texas. In addition to the
competitions top award, Truck of Texas,
the new TITAN XD won three other honors
Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road
Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Powertrain
for its available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo
Diesel engine.
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The TITAN XDs long list of innovative

available technologies include an Integrated
Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway
Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with
Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer
Light Check system that allows one-person
hook-up operation including checking
turn signals, brake lights and running/
clearance lights. Assisting trailer hook-ups
is a RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides.
TITAN XD also offers an available Around
View Monitor (AVM), which provides a
unique birds eye view of the surrounding
area to help with parking and pulling in and
out of tight spaces. The system includes
Moving Object Detection (MOD). Two
trailer hitches are available, including an
integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into
the frame and easily accessible in the bed.
The TITAN XD is offered in five grade
levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and the
sporty PRO-4X grade with standard offroad features such as 18-inch aluminumalloy wheels with all-terrain off-road tires,
Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, electronic
locking rear differential and skid plates. The
TITAN XD Platinum Reserve grade features
premium leather-appointed heated seating,
dark chrome exterior trim, two-tone paint

treatment, leather-wrapped steering wheel

with wood insert, 20-inch dark chrome
aluminum-alloy wheels and much more.
The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD
Crew Cab is on sale now at Nissan dealers
nationwide. Available in five grade levels
and a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drivetrains, the
Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel-equipped
TITAN XD has a starting Manufacturers
Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $40,290
for the S 4x2. The top-of-the-line Platinum
Reserve 4x4 grade has an MSRP of $60,520.
This is a big day for Nissan, our retailers
and our customers figuratively and literally
as our new Every Duty Nissan TITAN
XD powers into showrooms across the
country, said Dan Mohnke, vice president,
Sales & Marketing Operations, U.S., Nissan
North America. Inc. TITAN XD takes the
tradition of full-size capacity to a whole
new level, with standard 555 lb-ft of torque,
a long list of innovative towing aids such
as Around View Monitor and integrated
gooseneck trailer hitch, and advanced safety
and security features. Theres never been
a TITAN like this and the diesel-powered
TITAN XD Crew Cab is only the beginning.
Following the launch of the 2016 TITAN
XD Crew Cab, the new TITAN lineup will

be offered in three cab configurations, two

frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and
five grade levels.
The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD has
been selected by the editors of AutoGuide.
com as the 2016 Truck of the Year, the
latest in a growing list of honors for the
groundbreaking Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo
Diesel-powered full-size pickup. TITAN
XD, which went on sale in late December
with a starting MSRP* of $40,290, bested
the Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon diesel
for the top honor. and have
selected the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN
XD as the Best Pickup Truck of 2016
over five other nominated vehicles. In
addition, the 2016 Nissan Rogue crossover
was named Cars.coms Family Car of the
Year. The awards were announced tonight
at a ceremony held at The Fillmore Detroit
in conjunction with the North American
International Auto Show.
Nissan is honored and humbled to be
recognized as the top vehicles in these two
extremely significant and popular vehicle
categories, said Fred Diaz, division vice

president and general manager, North

America Trucks and Light Commercial
Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.
These awards are a great way to kick off
the new year, following our record 2015
sales of nearly 1.5 million vehicles.
The and
editors had much to say about both of the
category winning vehicles:
The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD isnt
just breaking new ground for the automaker
as its first significant attempt to compete
in the highly competitive and profitable
full-size pickup truck marketplace. The
Titan XD is also breaking new ground for
the industry, offering a tweener model
that sits smack in the middle of the wellestablished 150/1500 and 250/2500 pickup
truck segments.
The editors also called the TITAN XDs
standard smart and torquey Cummins
5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine the trucks
secret weapon. The engine is rated at
310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft or torque
and is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin
automatic transmission. The 2016 TITAN
XD is offered in five grade levels: S, SV,
SL, Platinum Reserve and the sporty PRO4X grade. SG

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Berkley Launches Next Evolution

To give an angler confidence is to
give them the greatest chance to succeed
on the water. The new floating Bad Shad
offerings from Berkley are a confidence
builder when anglers are down to the wire
and looking for a limit or a payday.
With an irresistible side roll and tail wag,
the Bad Shad comes in size 5 measuring
2 inches long and size 7 measuring 2.75
inches long, diving to depths of up to 9 feet.
Legendary crankbait angler David Fritts and
a host of Berkley engineers designed the Bad
Fritts skill as a crankbait angler is
so renowned there was no other choice to
design a premier, casting shad. With a gentle
taper through the mid-section down to the
tail, the Bad Shad is aggressive when diving
and rises slightly at every pause. The highdefinition eyes of the Bad Shad penetrate
through turbid waters while the flash and
paint schemes mimic natural forage.
The Bad Shad 5 (1/4 ounce) has a body
length of 2 inches and is outfitted with
Berkley Fusion19 No. 7 treble hooks
while the Bad Shad 7 (1/3 ounce) has a
length of 2.75 inches and Fusion19 No. 6
treble hooks. Each model is available in 12,
custom-painted colors and has an MSRP of
Jerkbait Fishing Made Easy
A suspending jerkbait must do three
things really well: be castable, suspend and
deliver maximum action with minimal rod
movement. Designed by legendary jerkbait
angler David Fritts and B.A.S.S. Elite Pro
Justin Lucas, the new Berkley Cutter gives
anglers a reason to believe in a jerkbait once
Berkley Cutter jerkbaits possess qualities
that pros rely on when fishing in colder
waters. The long, narrow body of the Cutter
allows this jerkbait to be thrown easily with
no line snags on the hooks.
With the coffin-shaped bill, the Cutter
90+, Cutter 110+ and Skinny Cutter 110+
have maximum darting action and side
flash, essential when fish are lethargic and
unwilling to bite. As the rod tip is lightly

twitched, the Cutter slices through

the water columns in a downward,
erratic movement. The Cutter 90+
and Cutter 110+ are ideal when
water temps are creeping up and fish
are looking for an easy meal. The Skinny
Cutter 110+ has a narrower body and more

pronounced bill, which is ideal for extreme

cold-water situations.
Length for the Cutter 90+ is 3 1/2 inches
while the Cutter 110+ and Skinny Cutter
110+ are 4 3/8 inches long. High-grade
Berkley Fusion19 No. 6 treble hooks give
the Cutter sticking power.
MSRP for the Berkley Cutter jerkbaits is
$7.95. There are 12 custom color schemes
for the Cutter each selected by the pro
staff to give anglers the best
colors options.

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Crankbait Fishing Picking up Across the

Berkley Digger 6.5 and Digger 8.5
crankbaits are new for 2016. Designed by
legendary angler David Fritts and Berkley
engineers, the Digger has an aggressive
wobble with maximum side flash and doesnt
waste any time getting deep.
The teardrop-shaped bill on the 2-inch
Digger 6.5 and 2.5-inch Digger 8.5 allows
the bait to dive quickly, reaching down to 9
feet deep. Castability is important when it
comes to crankbaits of this size and when
the Berkley team designed the Digger series
they built a bait that can be cast a country
mile. This gives anglers the opportunity to
put distance between the fish and the boat,
getting the bait to the proper depth and
decreasing the likelihood of spooked fish.
Pauses intermittent throughout the retrieve
will cause the Digger to rise slowly. This
subtle rise is unlike any other crankbait on
the market. The Digger also features 3D eyes
and gill slits to add to the lifelike features of
the bait.
Varying the retrieve of the Digger is
important to success. Often fish are in the
mood to chase, but sometimes a slower
retrieve is what the fish want. The Digger is
ideal for adjusting retrieval speed to target
bass that arent willing to eat but just might
be enticed by a high-action snack.
Two Berkley Fusion19 No. 6 treble
hooks dangle below the Digger 6.5 while the
8.5 adorns two Fusion19 No. 4 treble hooks.
Fusion19 hooks are ultra-sharp and made
to exacting standards to ensure fish do not
simply shake off when fighting to the boat.
Berkley Digger hardbaits are available in
12 custom-painted colors and have an MSRP
of $6.95. SG

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2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon

Continuing its commercial offering
momentum, Ram Truck announces pricing
and fuel economy for the all-new 2015
ProMaster City. The base Manufacturers
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2015
Ram ProMaster City Cargo is $23,130, plus
$995 for destination. The MSRP for the 2015
Ram ProMaster City Wagon starts at $24,130
plus $995 destination.
The new Ram ProMaster City enters the
Class 1 market with a long list of customerfocused, best-in-class features, including
the highest available payload and cargo
capacities, said Bob Hegbloom, President
and CEO Ram Truck Brand. Customers
can look to Ram Commercial for a full line
of trucks and vans that set the standard for
cost of ownership and innovation.
With the 2.4-liter Tigershark and exclusive
9-speed automatic transmission, the 2015

Ram ProMaster City delivers EPA fuel

economy of 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
and 24 mpg combined. The ProMaster City
also offers an unsurpassed 2,000 pounds of
towing capacity.
The Ram ProMaster City holds a set of
hard-working credentials, starting with a
48.4-inch span between the rear wheel wells,
the widest in the class. The width between
the ProMaster Citys wheel wells provides an
extra margin of capacity, allowing building
materials and pallets to be loaded quickly
and easily.
Above the wheel wells, the ProMaster
Citys nearly vertical side panels offer a
width dimension of 60.4 inches. Combined
with an interior roof height of 51.8 inches,
the result is best-in-class volume of 131.7
cubic feet for the cargo van version of the
ProMaster City.
The rear of the Ram ProMaster City is
fitted with 60/40 split rear doors. Using
lessons learned from European customers,
the larger door swings open toward the
traffic (driver) side of the van, making it easy
to quickly access larger cargo items and not
block the path to the curbside of the van
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the Ram ProMaster City is equipped with

a three-passenger second row. The secondrow seating is split 60/40, with each section
capable of folding and tumbling forward to
expand cargo room.
The all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City
is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4
generating a best-in-class 178 horsepower at
6,400 rpm, while its peak torque 174 lb.-ft.
(231 Nm) at 3,900 rpm is greater than any
standard-equipment engine in the segment.
The centerpiece of the all-new ProMaster
Citys powertrain is its segment-exclusive
nine-speed automatic transmission. The
ProMaster City is the first commercial van
ever to feature a nine-speed automatic, and
one of the first vehicles to be so equipped in
automotive history.
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is
assembled at the TOFAS plant in Bursa,
Tu r k e y. Aw a r d e d t h e Wo r l d C l a s s
Manufacturing Gold Medal, this 3.6-millionsquare-foot (83.7-acre) state-of-the-art plant
also assembles the Fiat Dobl. The optional
cargo van configuration is upfitted at the
Chrysler Group Transformation Center in
Baltimore, Maryland.

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2015 BMW X6 M
With the introduction of the all-new
2015 BMW X6, the company celebrates
the second generation of the worlds firstever Sports Activity Coupe. When the
company took the bold step of combining
the performance of a BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle with the emotional design character
of a traditional coupe, BMW created
a vehicle concept that the market had not
yet even conceived of. With global sales
of 250,000 X6s to date, it is clearly a
concept that the marketplace has embraced.
In additional to an updated and even more
extroverted design, the new X6 introduces
the first rear-wheel drive model in the lineup with the X6 sDrive35i, powered by
BMWs award-winning 300 horsepower
TwinPower Turbo inline six. It joins models
with xDrive, BMWs intelligent all-wheel
drive system the BMW X6 xDrive35i
and the X6 xDrive50i featuring BMWs
updated 445 horsepower TwinPower Turbo

4.4-liter V8. All models are equipped with

BMWs 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic
transmission. The new 2015 BMW X6
will again be produced exclusively at
the companys production facility in
Spartanburg, South Carolina and will arrive
in US showrooms in late 2014. Pricing
for the X6 sDrive35i will start at $60,550,
the X6 xDrive35i will start at $62,850 and
the X6 xDrive50i will start at $73,850
(All prices include $950 Destination and
An extensive selection of options, the new
xLine and M Sport all create additional scope
for tailoring the new BMW X6 precisely
to individual tastes in terms of luxury and
Customers can choose from six colors for
the standard Dakota leather trim, including
the new variants Cognac and Coral Red. Seat
heating for the driver and front passenger
is standard, while heated rear seats are
available in the Cold Weather Package.
Driving pleasure and long-distance comfort
can also be enhanced with features including
the standard BMW Navigation System with
touchpad Controller, the Bang & Olufsen
surround-sound system and the new Rear
Entertainment System. All model variants of
the new BMW X6 feature standard 19-inch
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as well as 20-inch light-alloys are also

M Sport can also be ordered for all models
of the new BMW X6. The dynamic character
of the Sports Activity Coupe is accentuated
by aerodynamically optimized body elements
with large air intakes at the front end,
strikingly contoured side skirts, a diffuser
insert for the rear apron, as well as a bespoke
BMW kidney grille design with bars in matte
aluminum and high-gloss chrome exhaust
tailpipe embellishers in the trapezoidal
geometry that is standard on the X6
xDrive50i. The lower borders of the wheel
arches along with the side skirts are painted
in body color. M Sport also includes BMW
Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim,
19-inch or optional 20 inch M light-alloy
wheels, as well as the option to upgrade to
the specially tuned Adaptive M suspension.
As well as aluminum door sill strips
bearing the M logo and the anthracitecolored BMW Individual roof liner, features
including electrically adjustable sports seats
for the driver and front passenger, interior
trim in Aluminum Hexagon, an M leather
steering wheel and an M drivers footrest all
combine to bring an intense aura of sporty
driving to the interior of the new BMW X6.
A specially designed car key is also part of
M Sport. SG

New Products
tumblers move up and down to uniquely
code the cylinder to that specific key. All
BOLT products have a limited lifetime
We are excited to announce the
availability of our advanced technology for
the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC
Sierra, said BOLT Locks National Sales
Manager Erika Garcia. We have further
advanced our Breakthrough One-Key Lock
Technology to work with higher-security
center cut keys, which are difficult to
With the 2014 Chevy or GMC pickup
ignition key, users can access multiple BOLT
locks, including the Padlock 2.0, Receiver
Lock, Cable Lock and Toolbox Latch,
making it practical for vehicle owners with
numerous locks on their trucks and trailers.
Available from BOLT Locks for the 2014
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are:
Padlock 2.0 (part number #7023537): A
chrome plated 5/16-inch hardened steel,
spring loaded shackle lock inside a crushresistant shell. With a stronger double
ball bearing locking mechanism, it is the
perfect lock for commercial and industrial
applications. The automotive grade
stainless steel lock keeps out weather,
ensuring a long usage life from corrosion

that are often limited by the type of shelter

youre using. The spreader bar and arch pole
system also keeps the bed of the hammock
flatter and more taut, eliminating much of the
uncomfortable cocoon and banana effect
created by most hammocks. The Blue Ridge
Camping Hammock has attached no-seeum bug netting and a rainfly that attaches
directly to the hammock, so no need for
additional trees for tying off a tarp or staking.
Lightweight, easy to set up and perfect for
all types of camping or anyone looking for a
comfortable, bug/water proof place to relax
or sleep. Elevate your camping game with a
Lawson Hammock!
Lawson Hammock
The Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
by Lawson Hammock is a unique, hybrid
tent-hammock that has been rated #1
on the market by leading publications
like Backpacker and Outside. It was also
the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Gear
Of The Year Award by 50 Campfires. The
patented design allows for use suspended,
as a hammock, or on the ground, as a tent,
greatly increasing camping terrain options

Bolt Locks Available For 2014 Chevrolet

Silverado And Gmc Sierra
BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock
Technology) locks are available for the
2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
BOLTs patented technology adds security
and convenience by only needing the truck
ignition key to protect tools, gear and trailers.
Innovative BOLT locks are permanently
programmed to a vehicles ignition key.
When owners insert their ignition key into
the BOLT lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate


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5/8-inch Receiver Lock (part number

#7023582) and 1/2-inch Receiver Lock
(part number #7023627): This hitch lock
features a solid stainless steel pin which is
durable to keep out elements and debris.
The six-plate tumbler sidebar prevents
picking and bumping, guaranteeing your
gear will be kept safe on your vehicle
when towing.
Cable Lock (part number #7023719):
This six-foot, 1/4-inch coiled cable with a
1/16-inch black vinyl coating is a flexible
cable thats able to pin and loop over many
items for added handiness and to keep
items protected.
Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit (part number
#7023547): To keep tools safe, BOLT
offers this latch featuring a solid zinc

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core and an automotive-grade cylinder, to

prevent theft and keeps out debris from the
toolbox. The latch works with DeeZee,
UWS Truck Accessories and other toolbox
brands featuring a paddle-style handle.
Bolt Offers Convenient One-Key Lock
Series For Jeep
To provide convenient security for Jeep
owners, a series of innovative BOLT
(Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology)
locks is available to protect valuable Jeep
equipment, trailers and gear.
BOLT locks are easily programmed the
first time the ignition key is inserted into
the BOLT lock cylinder. Once the key is
inserted, spring-loaded plate tumblers move
up and down, uniquely coding the cylinder
to that specific key. From then on, only the
drivers Jeep ignition key is needed to unlock
any number of BOLT locks.
BOLT locks can help streamline Jeep
lovers adventures by reducing the number

of keys drivers are forced to travel with to

keep their equipment and gear from being
damaged or stolen, said BOLT Sales
Manager Erika Garcia.
Two of the latest BOLT lock technology
innovations for Jeep owners include a JK
Hood Lock to protect under hood items from
theft, and the J-Mount Hi-Lift Jack Mount,
to securely mount a jack to the side of a
Jeep. Another practical security solution is
BOLTs Jeep spare tire lock, which replaces
one lug nut on OEM alloy wheels to keep
tires securely attached to the vehicle.
For Jeep towing applications, BOLT
offers an adjustable coupler pin lock and
receiver locks, and to protect gear and tools,
a padlock, and cable lock are available.
Oem-Quality Bolt Toolbox Latch
Retrofit Kit For One-Key Security And
BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock
Technology) Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit
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is designed to prevent problems with lost

keys and costly lockouts on truck-mounted
Featuring the companys innovative lock
technology, the Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit
eliminates the need to carry extra keys for
truck-mounted toolboxes by permanently
programing the toolbox lock to the specific
vehicles ignition key. Heres how the
technology works: When drivers insert their
ignition key into the lock cylinder, springloaded plate tumblers move up and down
until they are matched exactly to that key.
Simply insert the trucks ignition key into the
toolbox lock, turn it once and the lock learns
the key.
The BOLT Toolbox Latch Retrofit
Kit works with DeeZee, UWS Truck
Accessories and other toolbox brands
featuring a paddle-style handle.
We worked with the existing handle
manufacturer s to design a custom
replacement handle that incorporates our
automotive-grade BOLT lock cylinder,

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said Erika Garcia, National Sales Manager
for BOLT. Our retrofit kit is made from
stainless steel construction and provides
a leak-proof lock just like the original
equipment handle, so you know youre
getting a high-quality product that will
not only protect your gear, but will add
convenience by getting rid of those easy-tolose toolbox keys.
The BOLT Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit
can be purchased and installed through
your local truck accessory store. Visit to locate
a store near you. The product also comes
with detailed instructions that are easy for
knowledgeable do-it-yourselfers to follow.
To see a video of the BOLT Toolbox Latch
Retrofit Kit in use, visit
For more information, visit www. or call 844.972.7547.
Bolt Locks Showcases Complete
Product Line In New 2016 Catalog
BOLT(r) Locks has released its 2016
catalog, showcasing its expanding line of
award-winning locks, featuring BOLTs
Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology.
BOLT offers a wide variety of rugged,
weather-proof locks, providing consumers
with several options when towing, storing
and securing valued items.
The new 16-page catalog features
BOLT Locks designed for a range of
applications, from towing campers to
securing outbuildings to locking toolboxes.
The series is tested to ISO-TS 169492009 standards and has earned the highest
corrosion-resistance rating on the market
for its Padlocks, Spare-tire Locks, Cable
Locks, Toolbox Locks, Coupler Pin Locks
and Receiver Locks.
BOLT technology is unique in that each
lock can be coded to one specific vehicle
ignition key, helping eliminate the need for
multiple keys to secure valuable equipment.
The first time the ignition key is inserted
into a BOLT Lock cylinder and turned,
spring-loaded plate tumblers move until
the cylinder is exactly matched to that
key. BOLT technology helps eliminate key
clutter and is a strong and simple deterrent
to theft.
The new catalog contains detailed
breakdowns of the exact vehicle brands
and years compatible with BOLT locks.
BOLT offers locks for Chevy, GMC, Ford,
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Toyota, and Nissan
vehicles. For a copy of the 2016 BOLT
catalog, visit SG

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The Thermal Cloak
Spec information:
Price: $199.95
Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
Length: 66
Mobile Length: 50
Chest Girth: 71
Carry Size: 7 x 15
Magnetic closure arm holes allow for
silent transition into shooting position
Extra warm head-to-toe 160G insulation &
taped seams keep you warm & dry in cold
and wet conditions
Safety harness compatible for use in tree
Adjustable hood designed for peripheral
vision and situational awareness
Hand warmer pockets keep your hands
warm and ready for when it counts
Toggle construction provides additional
Fleece lined collar lies flat for accurate
Open foot design allows you to adjust for
the optimal shot while maintaining a safe
and stable stance
32 heavy-duty # 8 center zipper
Compression stuff sack included
Designed to offer protection from the
elements while acting as a personal blind, the
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Shoulder Girth: 63
Hip Girth: 58
Footbox Girth: 46
Stuff Sack Size: 17 x 10
Fits To: 6
Dual Zippers: Durable #8 non-locking coil

comfort, and concealment youll want during

cold, wet, stoic hours in your tree-stand
or blind. Large, self-sealing magnetic arm
ports allow you to silently move into bow or
rifle position while a front zipper and hand
warmer pocket help regulate temperature.
Quiet, weather-ready fabrics are waterproof
and seam taped to easily repel wind, rain,
and snow while 160g of synthetic insulation
keeps you warm all day. The bottom of the
cloak is open, allowing you to maintain
a safe and stable stance. Built-in toggles
allow you to cinch up the bottom for greater

Temp Rating: -20 F
Weight: 4 lbs 9 oz
Fill Weight: 2 lb 12 oz
Fill Power: 550 Fill Power gray duck down
Length: 86
Shoulder Girth: 65
Hip Girth: 60
Footbox Girth: 48
Stuff Sack Size: 17 x 10
Fits To: 6 6
Dual Zippers: Durable #8 non-locking coil

Sojourn -20
Spec Information:
Price: $299.95
Temp Rating: -20 F
Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz
Fill Weight: 2 lb 9 oz
Fill Power: 550 Fill Power gray duck down
Length: 82

Shove-it pocket expandable carry

7001 Aluminum Stay strong load support
Auto Cant shoulder straps comfort
Rifle stabilizer
Padded waist belt with pockets
Womens specific single hand belt
Hydration compatible
Versatile weapons carry system SG

Wild-Her Pack
Spec Information:
Price: $159.95
3 lb 2oz
2000 ci
Pattern Highlander
Womens specific fit
Four exterior organizing pockets
Four compression straps for load stability

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Convert your truck toolbox so it can slide to your tailgate!

Bringing it to you!

Ezz-z-slide 1000 allows you to attach your tool box to it and push from cab to tailgate for easy access to your tools! Unlocks with a simple pull cable and
moves with two fingers to the tailgate, or you can use a rod that unlocks under a tonneau cover to access your tools and pull to tailgate! Ezz-z-slide 2000 works
same as the 1000 however you can unlock with a remote control and push with two fingers to the tailgate and then lock back, and it has a charge port for
keeping a 12 volt battery charged up with your trucks alternator, always ready for work, use for power point or inverter etc
Ezz-z-slide can also be used in many other ways also, along with using under tonneau covers and camper shells, customers can now have a sliding tool chest
or tool box that comes to you underneath. Pull items to you for easy reach with Ezz-z-slide!
Now it gets better, our Ezz-z-slide 3000 can also push items to you for easy off loading. Ezz-z-slide 3000 is a motorized, remote control version that brings
your toolbox to you with the push of a button! This unit utilizes the charge port and 12 volt battery to power a big 12 volt dc motor to drive unit back and forth
form cab to tailgate! The units are made with caster wheels that have a 300lb rating each, thats enough to carry whatever you need in your toolbox, motorized
units have one drive axel with two gears, and two stop(limit) switches that keep your easy slide stopping at the point you wish, so even if button is pushed by
accident unit stops at same point every time. All units come with a four piece rail design so you can cut and install into your truck bed in fast time.
Ezz-z-slide is great for people in uniform so you dont have to climb up and down and out of your truck, just push to tailgate with two fingers! Companies
can cut Chances of injury, plus save time, and keep your tools more organized. Now with the EZZ-Z-SLIDE! you can access your tools at the tailgate so you
can add doors and drawers to the Front side of the tool box to be organized like your big tool chest at home in your work shop! Ideal for seniors disabled and
handicapped and for large companies! Remember with Ezz-z-slide, turn your truck toolbox into a rolling toolbox!!

Call: (850) 890-4375 or visit us online:

Diamond Tread Dog Box

from Dee Zee Mfg.

Tool Box
from Phoenix USA

Portable Refrigerator/Freezer
from Nautical Air

Handsfree Car Kit w/ Adapter

from Wagan Tech

Motor Head Grill

from FABgrills

Wheel Simulator of Your Choice

from Jae Eagle

Tail Decker

Portable Searchlight
from Golight, Inc.

Super Protectant
from Prolong Protectants

Hallmark Cutlery Bundle Pack

from Hallmark

Fog Lights
from KC HiLites

4600 Series
from Bilstein

Matrix Angle
from ATS Design
Evolution Complete Brake Kit
from PowerStop

DiabloSport Trinity
from DiabloSport

Electric Turkey Fryer

and Seafood Kettle
from Masterbuilt
Renegade XT
from Cross Tread

12V LED Spotlight

from Motor City Automotive

Custom Tool Box

from K&W Manufacturing

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Vehicle Hitch-Haul
Leveling Kit

The Original
from Masterbuilt

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from Firestone

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second row air vents, and cooled glove box,
all standard.

2016 Hyundai Azera

For 2016, Hyundai has again increased the
appeal of its award-winning Azera premium
sedan, offering new convenience driving
technologies such as Smart Cruise Control
with Stop/Start capability and Electronic
Parking Brake to Limited models.
The 2016 Azera represents an advanced
approach to the traditional premium sedan
segment by delivering a powerful yet
efficient powertrain, modern design, and
luxury features combined with Hyundais
consistently strong value proposition. Azera
continues to offer customers the highest
levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency,
all brought together in an innovative design.
Azeras Fluidic Sculpture design takes
inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The
exterior of the Azera is long, light and low.
The unique, undulating beltline allows for
a long, sleek roofline accented by the third
window and wraparound LED taillights.
A monoform side profile includes flowing
lines into the rear quarter panel. The face is
masculine, with a powerful, winged chrome
grille and available HID headlamps that
integrate precise details, coupled with LED
fog lights on the Limited model. From the
side, the stance is complemented by largediameter multi-spoke alloy wheels (standard
18-inch and available 19-inch).
The elegant look continues inside
where Hyundai has created an upscale
ambiance, with a flow-through center stack
and instrument panel that creates a dualcockpit front passenger space. These flowing
surfaces complement the exterior design and
wrap around the driver and passengers. Also
on the interior, illuminated door sill plates
greet passengers as they enter the vehicle.
Azera offers luxurious appointments that
rival the finest premium sedans. It offers
a roomy cabin with more than 45 inches
of legroom and 40 inches of headroom for
front-seat passengers.
Hyundai focuses heavily on other interior
details, such as an optional panoramic
sunroof, which allows more natural light into

the cabin, and 3D Carbon interior accents.

Other available luxury equipment includes
a power rear sunshade and manual rear side
window shades. The side shades, not found
on any other car in the Azeras segment, can
be conveniently tucked away when not in
Given the functionality and design of the
Azera, seat quality and comfort is of extreme
importance to the feel of the car. Azera offers
first-class seating for all passengers, offering
leather seating as standard equipment with
a 12-way power driver and eight-way front
passenger seat. The drivers seat includes
a seat cushion extension and an integrated
memory system for the seat, steering wheel
column and side mirrors, while Azera climate
and seat temperature controls keep occupants
in total comfort. Azera models include
standard power-folding side mirrors.
Azera also offers an innovative Handsfree Smart Trunk opener that automatically
opens the trunk when the key is detected
near the trunk for three seconds, for a
convenient means of trunk access. Unlike
some competitors, the Azera system opens by
simply the presence of the key near the trunk,
and does not require a kicking motion under
the trunk by the driver. The system can be
disabled whenever desired as well.
Finally, Azera offers heated front and rear
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2016 Nissan Altima

Nissan today announced U.S. pricing
for the new 2016 Nissan Altima, which
goes on sale November 11 at Nissan
dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP
of $22,500 USD*. Altima, Nissans bestselling vehicle in North America, has been
transformed for the 2016 model year in one
of the most extensive mid-cycle product
makeovers in Nissan history.
T h e 2 0 1 6 A l t i m a o ff e r s a w i d e ranging list of enhancements, including
a refreshed exterior following the new
Nissan Energetic Flow design language
introduced on the all-new 2015 Murano and
2016 Maxima. The redesign offers a new
lowered muscular front fascia, distinctive
V-motion grille, new hood and fenders
with tailored character lines, and available
signature LED boomerang headlights and
Daytime Running Lights (late availability).
In addition, the Altima model lineup has
been expanded for 2016 with a new Altima
SR grade featuring 18-inch aluminum-alloy
wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters,
rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and
sport interior accents.
The 2016 Altima also offers classleading** standard fuel economy of 39
miles per gallon highway for Altima 2.5liter engine equipped models. No other
mid-size sedan has shown consistent fuel
economy gains over the last decade like
Altima has, including a 26 percent increase
since 2006.
The list of available Altima Safety Shield
technologies has also been expanded and
includes class-exclusive*** Predictive
Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), radarbased Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward
Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent
Cruise Control (ICC) and Rear Cross Traffic
Alert (RCTA).

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Campers won't believe their good fortune when they arrive at Starkville
KOA, right on the sandy shores of Oktibbeha County Lake. Nearly every
campsite has a view of the water. Swim and sun at the beach, join in a game
of beach volleyball, and careen happily down the slides at this KOA's own Wet'N'Wild water park. The campground's pier is perfect for casting a line, and rental kayaks and pedal boats make it easy to get out on the
water. Enjoy the pavilion, on-site snack bar and picnic tables scattered under leafy trees. You can even rent the
beach for a private function. The water park is open May - September; call for specific dates. One-half mile
from US 82, this KOA is minutes away from Mississippi State University. Nature lovers and birders can head
south to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

2661 County Lake Road

Starkville, MS 39759
Reserve: 800-562-7557
Info: 662-324-0607
Visit us at:

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the longest of journeys have been one of
Volvo strengths for decades. The buyer of
the S60 can specify a sport seat that retains
this traditional comfort and makes a perfect
addition to the in-command feel of a true
drivers car. It has great hugging side support
all the way from the thighs to the shoulders,
so the seat keeps the driver firmly in position
when cornering at speed.

All 2016 Altima grade levels also feature

retuned steering and suspension, providing
greatly enhanced ride comfort, handling and
quietness. Performance has been refined with
the Xtronic transmissions third-generation
D-step logic, which simulates traditional
automatic transmission shift points.
The new Altima interior design includes a
new C-stack and cupholder design, available
5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays, Zero Gravity
seats, soft-touch seat and door panel
materials and custom finishers providing a
premium look and feel throughout.
Upgraded technology features
include standard Siri Eyes Free and
NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps
(except 2.5 grade), available NissanConnect
with Navigation and Mobile Apps, and
NissanConnect Services Powered by
SiriusXM telematics (subscription
required, sold separately).
With the addition of the new SR model,
the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of
seven models 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV,
2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter
models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter
DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter

and daylight running lights, they give the

S60 a striking, planted presence.
The S60 offers a wide wheel range
with a variety of designs that increase the
personalisation possibilities for customers.
To enhance the visual appeal of the
car, it is possible to specify the S60 with
expressive 19-inch wheels and keep the
same profile height as 18-inch ones, without
compromising comfort.
Model year 2016 updates include new
wheels (17, 18 and 19) and three new
exterior colours: Magic Blue, Osmium Grey
and Onyx Black.
Scandinavian design is exemplified by
beautiful, simple shapes and surfaces with
any unnecessary clutter removed. This is
evident in the S60 interior and exterior.
Inside, the attention to detail, the authentic
materials - such as wood and leather - and
the easy-to-use controls contribute to the
in-command driving experience. The interior
detailing includes a Piano Black deco option,
rotary jewel-like knobs in the centre stack
and a frameless inner rear-view mirror.
Supportive yet comfortable seats that
ensure a fresh and relaxed arrival after

2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription FWD

The dynamic design of the Volvo
S60 accentuates the cars sporting nature.
The 2016 S60 is available with full
range of engines from Volvo Cars fourcylinder Drive-E powertrain family. Fuel
consumption in an S60 D2 with 120 hp and
manual gearbox is down to 3,7 l/100 km,
translating into CO2 emissions at 96 g/km.
The front design increases the S60s road
presence. The focused and determinedlooking headlamps help create this
expressive face. The S60s horizontal lines
are emphasised at both the front and rear.
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2016 Chrysler 200C

The 2016 Chrysler 200 provides drivers
and passengers a beautifully crafted car with
an elegantly simple style, an exhilarating
driving experience, state-of-the-art and easyto-use technology, 60 advanced safety and
security features and fuel economy ratings
of up to 36 miles per gallon (mpg.) The
2016 Chrysler 200 is the mid-size sedan for
customers who have earned a little luxury in
their life, but demand value for their money.
2016 is the 90th year of Chrysler as a
brand. To celebrate, a 90th Anniversary
Package is being produced for the 2016
Chrysler 200 Limited model. The special
edition package reflects the tenets of the
Chrysler brand a car that is packed with
features that customers value, at a price they
In addition to the standard features on
the 2016 Chrysler 200 Limited model, the
90th Anniversary Package adds as standard
equipment: 8.4-in. touchscreen radio with
Uconnect Access and SiriusXM Radio, a
sunroof, Convenience Group (one-year
SiriusXM Radio, body-color power heated
mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel,
power four-way driver lumbar adjust, power
eight-way driver seat and sun visors with
illuminating vanity mirrors), front floor mats
with Chrysler Anniversary logo and unique
Chrysler Anniversary screen logo on the 8.4inch touchscreen. SG


Enjoy North Georgias Sweetest Treat

Mercier Orchards
By Becky J. Beall
Georgia is home to one of the Souths
sweetest family farms - Mercier Orchards in business since 1943 and truly a destination
of its very own!
The farm to table movement sweeping the
culinary scene across the country couldnt
be more well noted than right here in Blue
Ridge where Tim Mercier and his family
offer their fruit products in a myriad of edible
Pick apples right off the tree, buy fresh
cider and fried pies, taste the hard cider,
experience an authentic Southern breakfast
and see the orchards from the back of a
The bakery and the candy counter are
great places to stock the car with road trip
snacks, so be sure and swing by. Offerings
include: several flavors of fudge, candies,
pies, and candy or caramel apples.
In addition, the expansive gift shop offers
a wide variety of do-dads including mixes

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for cobblers, muffins and other treats as well
as growlers, wine bottle lamps, coasters and
much more!
Mercier Orchards also offers a U-Pick
season as follows:
April - Blossom Tours
May - Strawberries
June - Peaches and Cherries
July - Blueberries and Blackberries
August - Apples
September - Apples
October Apples
Fall is busiest for the prized participant of
the North Georgia Farm Trail, mostly due to
the presence of apple season, but for visitors
the gorgeous fall foliage is also a draw in
the area. For help in planning your trip, visit
No matter what time of year you decide
to make the trip, it will be worth it...and it


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wont likely be your last!

If you go...
Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Goats on the Roof are Famous in Tiger,
Sometimes roadside attractions are
simply the in point Goats on
the Roof in Tiger, Georgia. A northeast
Georgia mountain town, Tiger will grab your
attention when passing through thanks to this
non-traditional, unique venue that offers not
only adventure for children, but laughs and
tasty treats for everyone!
Goats on the Roof is a fun place to stop
with lots to do. The bright colors and the


goats, of course, will beckon your attention,
but take some time to wander around a bit...
Here are some suggestions for interesting
things to get you started:
Feed the goats.
Mine for gems.
Become an official Goat Ranger.
Shop in the gift shop for Amish foods,
Amish furniture, T-shirts and more!
Enjoy some nitro homemade ice cream
(the creamiest treat around) and grab some
fudge for the road.
This is a great place for kids to stretch their
legs and see a little of Georgias fun side!
If you go...
Goats on the Roof
3026 Highway 441 South
Tiger GA 30576
The Historic Willcox Hotel offers Sweet
Southern Hospitality
The southern city of Aiken, South Carolina
draws many visitors, especially during the
Masters Tournament held in close by Augusta,
Georgia. Accommodations are always in
demand and if you ask the locals, theyll tell
you one of the best is The Willcox Hotel in
the heart of the citys historic district.
A 19th century inn, The Willcox was
originally built as a seasonal retreat for wellto-do northerners to escape harsh winters.
Dances and high society functions were
held there and those who lived a privileged
lifestyle stayed in various rooms and
suites. The Willcox, with its reputation of
impeccable service, ideal location and
fabulous cuisine, catered to many a famous
guest. Among those were Winston Churchill,
Harold Vanderbilt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
and Elizabeth Arden.

Today, The Willcox Hotel continues to

maintain its attitude of gracious service
along with the grandeur of a richly appointed
lobby and rooms that are decorated with fine
antiques, upscale linens, modern technology
(flat screens and high-speed wifi), pampering
bath products and so much more. Turndown
service is still a nightly ritual at The Willcox
with a sweet treat and forecast for the next
day left neatly on the bed.
Other hotel services The Willcox offers:
An award-winning restaurant (including a
Sunday brunch) serving lunch and dinner
in the dining room, lobby, front porch,
pool side or in your room.
A lobby bar with plush seating areas,
fireplace and live music.
Meeting space accommodating up to 300
people...and yes, weddings are popular
A salon and spa facility offering massages,
facials, hair services and more.
A refreshing salt water pool.
Fitness facilities (on-site cardio and offsite complimentary use of local Golds
Complimentary bicycles to explore Aiken
on your own.
Complimentary shoe shine is available
daily. Simply place shoes in the special
shoe bag in the closet and leave outside
your door before midnight. They will be
returned by 7 a.m. the next day!
Games and puzzles are available on the
second floor credenza as well as playing
cards in the desk drawer of each room.
Also, Guest Services has a DVD list for
you to check out and view in your room.
My favorites at The Willcox are easy
and simple: the huge soaker tub in the
bathroom with lavish bath salts and the tall
shutter windows that allow the natural light
in. There are many reasons to stay at The
Willcox, including the close proximity to the
walkable downtown area. Youll likely find
your own favorites! For more information,
please visit
People come to Aiken for several
reasons BESIDES the Masters Tournament!
Depending on the time of year that you visit,
you might attend a Polo game or catch the
Aiken Training Track active. But, regardless
of the season, you should visit the Aiken
Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame,
Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch to get a
wonderful feel for the area. Youll find fun
culinary experiences downtown along with
boutique and antique shopping. There is truly
something for everyone. SG


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Industry News

Industry News
Polaris GENERAL Indy Red Now
Available in Dealerships
In November, Polaris launched the Polaris
GENERAL, the new standard in off-road
versatility. With its ability to both tackle the
trails and have a work ethic, The GENERAL
received high praise from industry editors
and customers alike.
Polaris launched the GENERAL in two
Velocity Blue that included automotivestyle paint, Sport Low Profile Front
Bumper, Polaris HD 4500 lb. (2041 kg)
winch and an upgraded tire package.
Deluxe Orange Burst with all the features
included on the Velocity Blue model with
the addition of premium adjustable Fox
Podium X 2.0 QS3 Shocks, Pro-Fit Lock
& Ride Sport Roof, rear-view mirror and a
MTX audio package.
As announced at launch, a third
GENERAL model would be available in
March, the base Indy Red, which is now
available in dealerships. The Indy Red
model shares many of the same premium


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play and work features as the other two
models, including: class-leading power,
torque, suspension travel, ground clearance,
electronic power steering (EPS) and comfort
for all-day riding. Also similar to the
Velocity Blue and Orange Burst vehicles,
the model still features premium half doors,
storage console with 12V charger and an
all-new instrumentation that tilts with the
steering wheel. It retails for $15,999 US and
$19,999 CAN.
New Acura Ad Campaign Celebrates
Turning 30 Years Young with Millennial
Sales Leadership
As Acura marks its 30th anniversary,
the brand is launching a new marketing
campaign that celebrates its American roots
and the key models that have contributed
to its success. The milestone coincides with
Acuras emergence as the leading luxury
brand to millennial buyers with the brand
capturing the highest share of sales to this
coveted and growing demographic among all
luxury automotive brands1.
This week, the new campaign debuts with
a new Acura 30th anniversary broadcast TV
spot titled 30 Years Young, celebrating


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the youthful and challenging spirit of Acura: Showcasing
bright colors and the optimistic narration by
Michael B. Jordan, the acclaimed actor and
new voice of the brand, viewers are taken
on a journey through Acura history and the
products that signify the brands Precision
Crafted Performance DNA. Historical
footage intertwined with the current Acura
lineup, featuring the next-generation NSX
supercar, gives the ad a modern and authentic
The 30 Years Young campaign debuts
this week with a: 60 spot on cable broadcast
and with: 15 spots featured on Acuras
social channels. The campaign extends into
dealerships with 30thAnniversary posters
and collateral.
The Acura brand is 30 years young,
and we wanted this spot to communicate
the energy, excitement and optimism that
surrounds Acura at this important moment in
our history, said Jon Ikeda, vice president
and general manager of the Acura Division.
As we continue to focus on advancing our
Precision Crafted Performance DNA, we are
excited at how this direction is resonating
with our millennial customers.
Acura is marking the 30th anniversary
milestone as the #1 luxury brand to
millennials in America as a percentage of
sales, capturing a greater rate of buyers aged
18-34 than any other luxury make. Individual
Acura models are also resonating with this
important and growing demographic. The
Acura ILX is both a top selling model in the

entry luxury segment and captures a greater

rate of millennials in the segment and has
done so in each of the past four years2. The
Acura RDX and MDX also rank as two of
the top three luxury SUVs with under 35
year olds with the RDX the number one
model in its segment to this coveted buyer
Acuras sales success with millennials
is helping drive momentum with the brand
riding four consecutive years of sales
increases and 2015 ranking as the best sales
year since 2007. The excitement continues
to grow as Acura is now on the eve of
launching the next-generation 2017 Acura
NSX supercar, with a significantly refreshed
MDX luxury SUV coming to market later
this year.

Acura is a leading automotive luxury

nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted
Performance, an original approach to
technology and design that creates a
new driving experience with innovative
technologies like Acura Super Handling AllWheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision AllWheel Steer (P-AWS). On March 27, 2016,
Acura marked 30 years since its launch as
the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese
The Acura lineup features five distinctive
models the RLX luxury flagship sedan,
the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX
sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury
crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger
Acura MDX, Americas all-time best-selling
three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura

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will launch its next-generation, electrified
NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle
expression of Acura Precision Crafted
1Based on IHS Automotive, Polk
new U.S. retail vehicle registrations as a
percentage of overall brand sales for all
luxury brands and age of head of household
data for 18-34 year olds for CY2015.
2Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new
U.S. retail vehicle registrations by volume
for Luxury Traditional Subcompact segment
and age of household data for 18-34 year
olds for CY2012-2015.
3Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new
U.S. retail vehicle registrations by volume
for all Luxury CUV/SUV models and for the
Luxury Compact CUV segment and age of
head of household data for 18-34 year olds
for CY2015.

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Nickelodeon Announces Entitlement

Sponsorship Of Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles Nascar Sprint Cup Series Race At
Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 18
Nickelodeon recently announced that it
is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 18,
dubbed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Danica

Patrick has signed on to drive a special car

for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400,
which will be broadcast on NBCSN at 2:30
p.m. ET, and will feature a weekend of
action, activities and fun for the entire family
with the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell.
NASCAR star Danica Patrick, a
Roscoe, Illinois native, helped kick off
the partnership in true Turtles style. She
unveiled her No. 10 April ONeil/Natures
Bakery Chevrolet SS at an event at Wrigley
Square in Millennium Park with the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles, then took her car for
a spin down Michigan Ave. She will join a
number of other drivers with Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles paint schemes for the Sept. 18
This Sept. 15-18 marks the sixth
consecutive year that Chicagoland Speedway
will kick off the Chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup. The Nickelodeon partnership
will include sponsorship of the 2017 kick off
race, as well.
We are e xcite d to pa rtner w ith
Chicagoland Speedway to continue
sponsoring and participating in marquee
racing events that resonate with motorsports
fans across the country, said Anthony
DiCosmo, Senior Vice President, Sports
Marketing and Development, Nickelodeon.
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SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway, the

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 will
continue to expand our relationship with
NASCAR, while working with another bestin-class ISC track to give fans a unique and
engaging race experience that the whole
family can enjoy.
We are thrilled to partner with a world
class brand like Nickelodeon for the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 on Sept. 18, said
Scott Paddock, Chicagoland Speedway
President. This is an exciting opportunity
for us to partner with one of the preeminent
youth focused brands on the planet to
deliver an unprecedented level of family
entertainment while engaging Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles fans of all ages.
It is too amazing to be back in my
home state of Illinois to make this exciting
announcement with the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles 400, said Danica Patrick. I
always look forward to the Nickelodeonsponsored races because they are truly fun
for the entire family and I get to be a kid
again! I want to thank my sponsor Natures
Bakery and to Nickelodeon for decking out
my Chevy SS so I can channel TMNTs
heroine April ONeil come race weekend in
Patricks unique car was designed by
Chicago artist Hebru Brantley, who will also

design the race trophy, additional Turtlesbranded paint schemes and other visual
elements. Brantley breaks down the walls
of cultural boundaries through his art and
inspired by his 1980s Chicago upbringing,
Brantleys work touches on tough subjects
in a way that may be easily digestible to the
viewer, by telling his stories through youthful
characters and their adventures. Brantleys
work can be described as pop infused
contemporary art inspired by Japanese anime
and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers
Jean Michel Basquiat, KAWS and Keith
During the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
400 race weekend, attendees will be able to
enjoy fun family activities in the Nickelodeon
Kids Zone, located in Champions Park.
The area will feature appearances from the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumed
characters, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
photo station and more.
Nickelodeon has a long-standing
relationship with NASCAR, teaming up with
the motorsports giant on several programming
and racing events. On the track, the network
has sponsored the SpongeBob SquarePants
400 at Kansas Speedway in 2015; brought
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the

Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR

XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series races in 2014; participated in the
Bank of America 500 week in 2012; and
the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 300 at
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
in 2004; participated in the Bank of America
500 week in 2012; and brought the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Atlanta Motor
Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series
and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in
2014. NASCAR has also contributed talent
and content to Nickelodeon programming
such as the Kids Choice Awards (Danica
Patrick, 2012 and 2013), Kids Choice Sports
Awards (Danica Patrick, 2014, Ben Kennedy,
2015), Team Umizoomi (Jeff Gordon,
2012), Hammer Down (2014), which aired
on Nicktoons NickSports block, and an
upcoming Bubble Guppies episode (Jimmie
Johnson, 2015).
Currently in its fourth season, Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170
countries and territories and translated in 50+
languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
follows four mutant turtlesLeonardo,
Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo
trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant
rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the

turtles to battle evil from the New York City

sewers. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli
and Brandon Auman, the series is created at
Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank,
Calif. Additionally, this summer the Turtles
will once again defend the streets of New
York City in Paramount Pictures highly
anticipated theatrical movie, Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which
arrives in theaters June 3.
Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved
oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track
has hosted racing events of the major U.S.
racing series, and currently conducts races in
all three NASCAR national series, including
the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,
the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Along with
Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar
complex that includes a mile stadiumstyle drag strip and a mile dirt oval track,
Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned
by International Speedway Corporation
(ISC), a major promoter of motorsports
activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of
the nations major racing venues, including
Daytona International Speedway. For more
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Go RVings Away Rolls Strongly into a

Third Year
On the heels of two successful years, Go
RVings AWAY national advertising effort
is back for a third campaign.
Expanding the proven mix of integrated
advertising in the nations top television,
print, digital and social media outlets, the
campaign utilizes emotion-evoking messages
and images designed to resonate with the
target markets and continue to propel the
demand for RVs forward.
The $13 million 2014 media budget is
highlighted by the campaigns first-ever
tie-in with a live music festival Live
Nations Jamboree in the Hills, known as
the Super Bowl of Country Music. The
38th annual festival in Morristown, OH will
attract 100,000 attendees and feature country
music notables including Keith Urban, Tim
McGraw, Little Big Town, Montgomery
Gentry, Darius Rucker, Diamond Rio and
more. With most attendees camping on the
festival grounds for the four days, two custom
vignettes featuring headliners and Go RVingprovided RVs will be part of the sponsorship
package. Those vignettes will air on CMT.
Product integrations will continue to be an
important element in Go RVing efforts and
include a spring RV sweepstakes with the
Outdoor Channel and consumer events with
Garden & Gun and Country Livingwhere
consumers will be able tour RVs for a handson experience.
Last summer, Go RVing produced 30 and
60-second Victory TV spots depicting
family tailgating traditions that were the
centerpieces of widely-successful college
football/tailgating initiatives that extended
the campaigns reach well into the fall. That
effort will be expanded and repeated in the
fall of 2014 with ESPN, Sports Illustrated and
CBS Sports.
With race fans being another key target
market whose interests easily align with
RVing, Go RVing will air TV spots on the
JumboTron at the main entrance of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2014
Indianapolis 500 where over one million
people will see the ads over the three-day
Go RVings television portion of the media
buy includes a partnership with Destination
America, a Discovery network, to air custom
profiles of real RVers. With its focus on
exploring the place, people and stories of
the United States, it offers a great fit for the
emotionally-driven messages of Go RVings
television commercials. Throughout the
year, Go RVing spots and custom-produced
programming will also be seen on FS1,
National Geographic, National Geographic
Wild, the Outdoor Channel and CMT.

The broadcast plan also includes direct

response advertising on 30 popular cable
networks from January through December.
All of these outlets have a solid record of
running Go RVing spots at optimum times
of day and delivering strong lead response.
Digital media advertising is constantly
evolving and remains a centerpiece of
Go RVings effort. In addition to banner
ads appearing on top websites and search
engines, this year Go RVing will launch
ads that are tailored to individuals through
native advertising.
Native ads allow advertisers to bring
a custom message to online viewers
through a variety of mediums including
video, providing a uniquely individualized
experience. Consumers are able to link
directly through ads that
are running on lead generating sites such as
Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Facebook as well
as over a dozen popular consumer sites.
The print portion of the 2014 plan
includes a host of magazines that offer a
strong demographic for the ads and a good
editorial environment. Issues featuring Go
RVing ads began to appear in January and
will continue through September.
Go RVing continues to leverage multifaceted partnerships with its advertisers and
seven of the print publications are providing
added components like custom vignettes,
pull & save sponsored booklets, tablet
apps and branded websites. As part of the
partnership with Womans Day, the popular
Casserole Queens produced two videos
demonstrating casserole recipes to make
ahead and bring on an RV vacation.
As always, the AWAY campaign will
continue to drive consumers to GoRVing.
com, where prospects are provided
comprehensive information to help guide
them through the purchase process and RV
travel experience.
Go RVings AWAY emotion-driven
campaign has proven to be very effective
since launching in 2012. An Advertising
Effectiveness Study conducted last year
found that 39% of the core target market
(families age 30 49 and empty nesters
age 50 64) recalled seeing RV advertising
in 2013 and 20% remembered seeing Go
RVing ads specifically, up slightly from
18% in 2010. In examining the likeability
of the ads, 75% of core families (up from
64% in 2010), 68% of empty nesters
(up from 50%) and 73% of Latinos (up
from 57%) viewed the ads favorably. The
ads also moved the needle on consumer
motivation with 37% of core families and
27% of empty nesters saying they were
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Thrillist, JackThreads and Honda Team

Up to Create Exclusive HT3 Driving Shoe
HT3 limited edition shoe design reflects
styling cues of 2016 Honda Civic
Thrillist, JackThreads and Honda have
collaborated on an exclusive limited edition
HT3 Driving Shoe (MSRP: $100) that goes
on sale today, available exclusively on The sneaker is inspired
by the dramatically redesigned, all-new 2016
Honda Civic, and pays tribute to the three
core aspects of Honda design that influenced
its sporty and dynamic styling high touch,
high tension and high tech.
With the idea conceived by the team at
Thrillist, the digital publisher tapped the
style geniuses at JackThreads to bring the
shoe to life. Working with Honda R&D
Americas Jarad Hall, who helped lead
the exterior design of the Civic Sedan in
North America, JackThreads developed the
driving shoe to reflect the vehicles design
throughout the HT3 sneaker, including the
high quality materials used in the shoes
development and the seamless silhouette of
the shoe itself.
The sneakers feature premium materials,
including sleek suede with metallic hints and
a quilted leather pattern on the heel counter
and insole. To ensure a comfortable and snug
fit, the HT3 has a neoprene vamp that fits
securely over the top of the drivers foot
and articulated nodes that wrap around the
wearers ankle, to provide additional support.
The smooth lines of the Civic exterior
inspired the clean lines of the sneaker. To
cover the laces, JackThreads developed a
suede shroud that fastens into place, and
when uncovered, reveals the Civic logo.
We wanted to create a shoe thats unlike
anything seen before something that is as
comfortable to wear as it is fashion-forward
and futuristic, said Michael Vincent, Senior
Buyer, Footwear at JackThreads. The HT3
is a great versatile sneaker that elevates the
basic functionality of the driving shoe and
marries the design aesthetic of Honda and
Collaborating with JackThreads and
Thrillist to develop an exclusive shoe
for people who love driving and love the
sporty new Honda Civic has been a great
experience, said Jarad Hall, Civic Senior

Exterior Designer, Honda R&D Americas.

Our all-new Civic lineup is a real game
changer in its segment when it comes to
styling and fun to drive spirit, and we look
forward to stepping into the footwear world
with a premium limited edition shoe that
showcases just how remarkable the Civic is,
inside and out.
The exclusive limited edition HT3 Driving
Shoe was officially debuted alongside the
2016 Honda Civic at a special event on
March 29 in Los Angeles, hosted by Thrillist.

destination, providing a curated selection of

the brands guys love, alongside a namesake
collection. The JackThreads line is a capsule
of garments that are essential wardrobe
staples, designed with a commitment
to everyday style and value. The brand is
built around the core idea that style should
be simple, and good value should be an

About JackThreads
JackThreads was founded in 2008 out
of a bedroom in Columbus, OH as a flash
sale site for the streetwear community. Since
then, the brand has evolved into a mens style

About the Honda Civic

The Honda Civic Sedan, recently named
the 2016 North American Car of the Year,
leads a Civic lineup that is the #1 Compact
car in America and has been every year for
the past six years1, and the most popular car
in America with Millennials2. The sporty and
sophisticated 10th-generation Civic lineup
features new Honda turbo engine technology,
class-leading EPA fuel economy of up to
42 MPG and the latest in connected-car
technology, including both Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto. This completely
reimagined Civic lineup kicked off last fall
with the launch of the 2016 Civic Sedan,
followed last month by the arrival of the
seriously sporty 2016 Civic Coupe. The allnew Civic 5-Door hatch will launch later this
year, followed in 2017 by Civic Si variants

and a radical new Civic Type-R, topping off

the sportiest, most expansive model lineup in
the 44-year history of Civic.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuelefficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with
advanced safety technologies through
approximately 1,000 independent U.S.
Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes
the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars,
along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/
utility vehicles, and the Odyssey minivan.
The next generation Ridgeline pickup truck
is set to debut later this year.
Honda has been producing automobiles
in America for more than 30 years and
currently operates 16 major manufacturing
facilities in North America. In 2015, more
than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in
the U.S. were made in North America, using
domestic and globally sourced parts.
Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new
retail vehicle registration data in the NonLuxury Traditional Compact Car segment for
Based on IHS Automotive, U.S. new
retail vehicle registrations by volume for
all models in industry and the age of head
of household data for 18-34 year olds for
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