Beach Music Cruise in Viriginia Beach

With the beautiful spring weather upon us, there’s no excuse for Norfolk, VA, residents to not grab their family or friends and participate in a fun, engaging event this May. But what event features music, the beach, and a car show in Virginia Beach all at once?

Cavalier Ford Greenbrier wants to make sure the residents of Norfolk and Virginia Beach don’t miss out on the Beach Music Cruise-In this May, which will feature fun for the whole family, including concerts, delicious food, and a car show with a wide variety of top-tier autos. And best of all, the Beach Music Cruise-In is free.

Read on for Cavalier Ford Greenbrier’s guide to the Virginia Beach Music Cruise-In.

When and Where

The Beach Music Cruise-In kicks off Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm with the Ammon’s Allstars concert on the beach at 30th Street. Events will continue throughout the weekend, with spanning from Friday into the evening on Saturday and Sunday.

Car Show

Auto enthusiasts can check out the car show at the Beach Music Cruise-In, which starts at 10 am on Saturday, May 16 on the 30th Street beach boardwalk. Amazing models from the past and present will be on display. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn about classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and many other types of vehicles.

The car show paired with the beach environment will be fantastic, and once you’re done perusing the car show, you can return move on to check out the other Beach Music Cruise-In festivities.

Entertainment

The Beach Music Cruise-In specializes in creating an atmosphere that’s reminiscent of days gone by. With classic cars, dancing under the stars, and bands playing old-time hits, you can forget about the present for a couple of hours and let loose.

Bands will cycle through the main stage as you watch from the comfort of the sandy beach. Surrounding tents will also be stationed on the beach that will provide beer, delectable food options, and vendors selling all sorts of memorabilia. You and your family can let loose on the all-sand dance floor that’s supported by a giant, 20-foot inflatable jukebox.

With all sorts of fun activities to participate in, your entire family will love their weekend at the Beach Music Cruise-In. It’s not often that you find an event that has food, drink, music, as well as a car show in Virginia Beach. But the weekend-long festival diversifies the events so everyone who attends can enjoy many aspects of the weekend. And with free admission, you’ll enjoy it that much more.

Cavalier Ford Greenbrier knows how exciting and entertaining the Beach Music Cruise-In is, so by reading through our guide, we hope you get excited about the event and make the trip out to the 30th Street Beach the weekend of May 15.

You can visit Cavalier Ford Greenbrier to test drive any of our brand-new 2015 Ford models

Top 5 Places to Eat in Hampton Roads, VA

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Norfolk, VA is the place to be when it comes to brunch. Whether you are with friends, family, or even need some time to yourself, there are a ton of eateries in and near Norfolk perfect for a brunch. Below are the five restaurants in the area to keep in mind.

Big Italy

Big Italy, located right on the Virginia Beach Waterfront, brings together three Italian eateries to form a wide selection of tastes and dishes. If your family members love the taste and smell of garlic, sauces, and delectable Italian desserts, Big Italy is the place to go. Keep in mind Big Italy does take reservations.

Texas De Brazil

Texas De Brazil is great Brazilian-American steakhouse for adventurous eaters looking to expand their culinary palette. Dishes are tasty, as the flavors of southern Brazil and Texas come together to form a unique meal. From house-baked Brazilian cheese bread to various cuts of meats, you’re sure to have your pick of entrees at Texas De Brazil.

Todd Jurich’s Bistro

If you want to treat your significant other and the whole family to an elegant dining experience, then consider Todd Jurich’s Bistro. The five-star cuisine you can indulge in ranges from salads, sandwiches, and fresh fish entrees, and they’re all created with natural ingredients. Each meal is prepared by Chef Todd Jurich and his team of experienced cooks.

Zoe’s Steak and Seafood

Right on the Virginia Beach Waterfront sits Zoe’s Steak and Seafood. Here your loved one, friends or family can certainly enjoy a wide array of dishes. Known for their Chinatown shrimp tempura and blue crab mac ‘n cheese, Zoe’s Steak and Seafood can delight anyone’s taste buds. This restaurants takes reservations for special occasions. Choose from a special holiday menu and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.

Thirty 7 North Restaurant and Bar

Thirty 7 North Restaurant and Bar is a farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. It’s casual and located right on the water for a relaxed dining experience. To create each item on the menu, Thirty 7 North Restaurant and Bar brings in fresh, seasonal, local ingredients, which make their menu both eclectic and delectable. Depending on when you are dining here, they may even have relaxing jazz music.

Whatever it is you’re celebrating, surprise a loved one with a delicious meal from any of the top five restaurants.

If you’re not too full after your meal, head to Cavalier Ford Greenbrier in Chesapeake, VA. We’re home to this year’s new and popular Ford models. Stop in and give the yourself the gift of performance, innovation, and comfort and schedule your test drive now.

2015 FORD F-150 SUPERCREW EARNS 5-STAR TOP GOVERNMENT CRASH RATINGS THANKS TO 31 NEW SAFETY-RELATED INNOVATIONS

2015 Ford F-150

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew with its five-star Overall Vehicle Score in New Car Assessment Program, the highest possible rating, making it the safest F-150 ever
  • All-new F-150 safety features include an advanced restraint system with dual-stage airbags, Curve Control to help drivers stay on their intended path, and available inflatable rear safety belts in SuperCrew models – a segment-first innovation
  • 2015 F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever – includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-sized gasoline pickup on the market, plus best-in-class towing and payload ratings

2015 Ford F-150 frame and body

The all-new Ford F-150 SuperCrew has earned the government’s highest possible crash safety rating – adding to the F-150’s strengths as the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.

Thanks to 31 new safety-related innovations developed by the Ford truck team, the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew has earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

“The five-star safety rating is a terrific example of One Ford collaboration and innovation,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “Our truck team worked together for years to deliver this accomplishment, using an unprecedented combination of advanced materials throughout the all-new F-150. The 2015 model is engineered to be the safest F-150 ever, which matters to customers who depend on this truck to not only get the job done, but also get them safely home.”

F-150’s improved performance is enabled by up to a 700-pound weight savings through the use of high-strength steel in the frame; high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy in the body; and smart engineering.

A cross-functional group comprised of Ford truck product development veterans and researchers worked to precisely optimize vehicle weight savings and manufacturing design to deliver improved durability, capability, fuel economy and crashworthiness. The team created and patented new structures, materials and joining methods that were tested virtually with supercomputer simulations, then retested in Ford’s advanced laboratories to engineer the safest F-150 ever.

Supercomputers for safety
The F-150 team started engineering the truck with supercomputers before the first units were ever even crash-tested in a lab.

Engineers developed digital safety models with nearly 1.4 million separate elements to examine how even the smallest parts of the truck would perform in a crash situation.

Safety starts with the frame
Safety starts with the truck’s signature, fully boxed frame – the backbone of the all-new F-150.

Engineers added an extra crossmember and increased the use of high-strength steel to improve stiffness, durability and safety – while also helping reduce the frame’s weight by up to 60 pounds.

“The team had to invent new ways to manage crash energy, because advanced materials like high-strength steel behave differently,” said Matt Niesluchowski, Ford truck safety manager. “We found that changing certain shapes led to a weight reduction, while also improving crash performance.”

Safety engineers developed a patented 12-corner front crush horn to dissipate more energy in a front impact. The uniquely shaped structure helps manage crash forces so the frame buckles predictably to keep those forces away from occupants in the cabin. This is just one of the 31 new safety-related innovations the team developed to make the truck safer in the event of a crash.

Safety improvements to the aluminum-alloy body
Ford’s advanced research and safety teams worked together to engineer F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body structure to manage what happens to the body in the event of a crash.

The truck’s cab features hydroformed roof rails that constitute a cage-like structure around the doors, extruded roof bows to provide lateral strength across the top of the cab, and extruded rocker rails near the bottom to reinforce lower body strength.

How various parts of the truck were joined also yielded safety improvements. In many cases, welding was not the most effective way to join parts, so the team developed and patented methods to connect parts using high-strength adhesives. This resulted in structural strength equal to or greater than traditional welds.

All New F-150 Frame
Additional safety features
New to F-150 is an advanced restraint system that includes an adaptive steering column that adjusts energy management depending on occupant size and safety belt usage. The system includes dual-stage airbags and side-curtain airbags.

The all-new F-150 offers the following safety features:

Safety belt pretensioners added to the belt anchor side that further tighten the lap belt around front seat occupants, keeping them in a more secure spot early in the event of a crash

Curve Control, a technology that will slow the vehicle when it senses the truck is going too fast for a particular curve

Available inflatable rear safety belts for SuperCrew – a segment-first feature

2015 Ford F-150 Inflatable Belt
Driver-assist features

The 2015 F-150 introduces all-new driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies, including several class-exclusive features such as adaptive cruise control and active park assist.

Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support use radar in the front of the truck to measure the distance and speed of vehicles ahead. Using this information, F-150 can automatically slow to keep a consistent following distance set by the driver. Collision warning triggers visual and audio alerts if the system detects the following distance is diminishing too quickly and a collision may occur. It also pre-charges the brakes if the driver needs to stop suddenly.

Active park assist uses two ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering to help drivers parallel park. The sensors measure the gap between two vehicles to determine if there is enough room for the truck. After confirming the F-150 can fit, active park assist automatically steers the truck into the space, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals.

Lane-keeping system is designed to help prevent a driver from drifting out of the intended driving lane. The system detects the left- or right-hand road lane markings using a camera mounted between the windshield and interior rearview mirror. A warning vibration in the steering wheel is used to alert the driver that the vehicle is drifting out of the lines. Semi-autonomous lane-keeping aid then can provide steering torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed.

Toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever
F-150’s advanced materials and weight savings lead to customer benefits regardless of model configuration or engine choice. The innovative new truck can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds than the 2014 model, and it has the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-sized gasoline pickup on the market.

When equipped with the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine, the all-new F-150 4×2 returns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary.

2015 Ford F-150

The New 2015 Ford Mustang

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang features a jaw-dropping performance and a head-turning exterior design. The latest version of the Mustang builds off the classic design that made this vehicle one of the most capable and sought-after muscle cars in the world, but incorporates numerous new, state-of-the-art innovations for your convenience.

The New 2015 Ford Mustang

And now residents of Norfolk and Virginia Beach who are looking for the new 2015 Ford Mustang in Chesapeake can visit Cavalier Ford Greenbrier.

As your Chesapeake Ford dealer, we’re here to make sure you’re prepared when you visit our dealership. That means giving you background information on all of the new 2015 Ford Mustang features so you know what to expect when you schedule a test drive. Read on for a glimpse inside the classic muscle car.

The Power You Expect from a Mustang

mustang performanceStandard in the new 2015 Ford Mustang is a powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The new model features premier fuel efficiency but doesn’t sacrifice any of its power. In fact, with Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing), you’ll experience precise timing and control of your engine’s air and fuel intake and exhaust output to get the most power every time you step on the gas.

Vintage yet Improved Exterior Design

One of the most admirable aspects of a Mustang is that everyone else on the road knows it’s a Mustang because of its unique design. With the new 2015 Ford Mustang, you’ll find an improved version of its iconic design.

The new 2015 Ford Mustang features a wider body than previous models and sits lower to the ground to improve the aerodynamics and enhance the smoothness of your ride. New signature high-intensity discharge headlamps not only improve your vision but also look great while doing so.

It’s still the classic Mustang, only improved for your benefit. And you have the freedom to customize your exterior design so it’s unique to you.

Performance with More Control Than Ever

ford mustang chesapeake, vaThe new 2015 Ford Mustang features a new, smaller-diameter steering wheel as well as Selectable-Effort Electric Power-Assist Steering that lets you choose from three different steering selections for precise control. You can choose from Comfort, Sport, and Standard to optimize how you control your new Mustang.

You’ll also find that the new Mustang features an all-new suspension system to boost your handling and control. A new integral link independent rear suspension delivers accurate handling, and a new double-ball-joint front suspension enhances your performance and drivability. So now the 2015 Ford Mustang is more fun to drive than ever.

Summary

The new Mustang is an extension of the classic muscle car. With the same power but with more capable handling and performance, the innovations in the 2015 model create one of the most exciting cars on the road.

Residents of Norfolk and Virginia Beach who are looking for a new 2015 Ford Mustang in Chesapeake can schedule a test drive at Cavalier Ford Greenbrier, Chesapeake’s Ford dealer.