Our Favorite Christmas Car Decorations

Get festive with these Christmas car decorations

While we don’t always get the most snow down here in Memphis, we still know how to put ourselves in the Christmas spirit with lovely — and sometimes off-the-wall — holiday decor. If you’re in the mood to do more than deck-the-halls this Christmas season, consider applying some of these Christmas car decorations to your beloved Hyundai from Gossett Hyundai South.

Classic Rudolph

Yes, you may see a lot of these on the road in December, but aren’t you delighted every time? Spread some Christmas cheer to fellow holiday travelers this year by adding a red Rudolph nose to your grille and some weather-ready brown antlers to your roof.

Rooftop Tree

Add a wimpy evergreen even Charlie Brown would be proud of to your rooftop this year. With this silly decoration, you’ll see more than your fair share of smiles and points at your decked-out holiday hauler.

Bows & Boughs

Pick up one of those big red bows (the ones automakers love to trot out for their holiday sales commercials) and give a little gift to yourself by adding it to your trusty Hyundai this Christmas season. You can also add some evergreen garland to your windows. With all these decorations, be sure you’re applying them safely and not interfering with your visibility.

Don’t forget to schedule your next service appointment at Gossett Hyundai South! The best holiday gift of all is the gift of a reliable and trustworthy ride.

Keep the Kiddos Entertained with These Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

Add some fun to your family gathering with these easy Thanksgiving crafts

The wait time between the end of the parade and the emergence of turkey from the oven on Thanksgiving Day can feel like forever, especially for your kids. Here are a few fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts you can share with your family to keep everyone happy and entertained come Turkey Day.

Turkey Windsocks

Break out the glue-guns! Strip the label off one of the many cans you used to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Glue on some googly-eyes, a felt nose (or any triangular piece of orange fabric), and a little teardrop-shaped gobbler to the front of the can. Add some feathers to the top and some long ribbon to the bottom, and you’ve got a beautiful little turkey windsock any child would be proud to hang on the front porch!

Gratitude Turkeys

Cut little feather-shaped pieces of colored paper. On them, have your kids write one thing they’re thankful for: mom, dad, siblings, candy, teachers — whatever comes to their minds. Then, glue the feathers to the back of a paper plate, having them stick out the top like the plumage of a real turkey. Glue an empty toilet-paper roll to the front of the plate and add some googly-eyes (or just use markers to decorate the turkey’s face). Have your kids present their Gratitude Turkeys to the family before you sit down for dinner.

From our family at Gossett Hyundai South to yours, have a happy and filling Thanksgiving!

Hyundai Emphasizes Quality Time in New Santa Fe Commercials

These Hyundai Santa Fe commercials show how important quality family time can be

Quality time; it’s a thing that we seem to have less and less of the older we get and the more access we have to information via smartphones. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, families might spend as little as two hours of quality time together every week. Hyundai thought that this was a bit absurd, which is why the its new 2019 Santa Fe commercials dub its most technologically advanced SUV the “Quality Time Machine.”

 

“The Santa Fe was designed and engineered to fuel quality family time for modern families,” said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “At Hyundai, we believe anything is possible, and the advanced technology, entertainment, and preventative safety features help get families out together, whether it’s on a road trip or simply across town.”

 

The three ads — “Dad, Look,” “Not Flying,” and “The Journey” — demonstrate how the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe can play a key role in making sure that you and your family get to spend time together in memorable ways. This includes playing up the Santa Fe’s available HTRAC all-wheel drive and cutting-edge safety features like Safe Exit Assist.

 

If you want to see why the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe helps you make the most of your time with your family, stop into Gossett Hyundai South and take this impressive new SUV for a test drive.

Best Campsites Near Memphis

Take a fall road trip to some of the best campsites near Memphis

Fall is a great time of year to head out under the stars for an evening of camping. Not only is is less hot than summer and typically drier than the spring, but it’s a great opportunity to check out the beautiful colors of the season. If you have your tent and gear at the ready, consider these wonderful campsites near Memphis for your autumn getaway.

 

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is only a 20-minute jaunt from Memphis, making it one of the most accessible options for a camping adventure. This state park boasts 13,476 acres of wilderness, as well as visitor-friendly facilities atop the majestic Chickasaw Bluffs.

 

Southfork Resort

Southfork Resort is a privately-owned campground that is well worth the two-hour journey from Memphis. Southfork offers picnic tables and fire pits with every campsite, as well as a bathhouse and available canoes and kayaks for heading out onto the water. It’s located near the Ozarks in Arkansas, which makes it a great stop on a larger adventure.

 

Sylamore Creek Camp

At Sylamore Creek Camp, you can swim in the eponymous creek, view the Ozark National Forest, and travel to nearby Mountain View or the Blanchard Springs Cavern. Not a tent kind of person? The Sylamore Creek Camp also offers RV sites and cabins to make your roughing it a bit less rough.

 

Dismals Canyon Conservatory

If you like the idea of primitive camping, head to Dismals Canyon Conservatory. The campgrounds enhance the pristine natural state of the park and offer relaxing privacy. The main attraction, of course, are the Dismalites — glow-in-the-dark creature that light up the canyon at night.

 

If you’re ready to head out for an adventure but need a new vehicle that’s up to the challenge, you need only stop into Gossett Hyundai South.

September Events in Memphis

There are all kinds of September events in Memphis to enjoy this year
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Just because summer’s over and school is starting back up doesn’t mean you and your family have to stop having fun. Here are some exciting events coming up in September that will keep your summer going.

International Goat Days

There are all kinds of festivals and events going on in September, especially ones that are fun for the whole family. The International Goat Days Festival features a Goat Parade kids will love, corn hole tournaments, car and tractor shows, and even a battle of the bands. There’s something for everyone at Goat Days!

Delta Fair & Music Festival

The Delta Fair and Music Festival is another fun festival, taking place for ten days from Sept. 1-10 and offers tons of fair attractions like Ferris wheels and carnival games, along with live music and livestock competitions. There are even major music names joining the lineup of September events in Memphis, including Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, and The Daily Show Host Trevor Noah.

Germantown Festival

The Germantown Festival is also unmissable, thanks to the neighborhood’s charming artsy vibes combined with local music, games, and carnival food. The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival on Sept. 2-3 is a huge block party in Downtown Memphis with lots of local vendors and artists showcasing their work.

There’s never any shortage of things to see and do around Memphis, no matter the time of year. If you need a fresh, stylish ride to get around and do it all in, look no further than Gossett Hyundai South.