Posts Tagged ‘Alan Gamblin


Tyson and Sophia Hawaii Trip Pictures

Here is a picture slide show of our time in Hawaii.

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Tyson and Sophia Hawaii Trip Pictures, posted with vodpod

WSADA 2012 Gamblin Motors

Jeri, Alan, Sophia and Tyson Gamblin at WSADA 2012

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Tyson and Sophia

Tyson and Sophia at the WSADA Fairmont-Kea Lani Maui

Tyson and Sophia Gamblin

Sophia’s baby bump

Fairmont-Kea Lani Maui Beach

Tyson and Sophia Gamblin

At Mama’s Fish House Maui

Sophia Gamblin and Baby Gamblin

Sophia Gamblin Baby Bump


Tornado in Enumclaw… Seriously

This is the video I took from my parents house as the Tornado rolled through Enumclaw on Sunday September 6, 2009. It came from the Southwest. The Tornado touched down at GE&B Nursey on 400th street and came along up the hill to our house. It snapped 3 to 4 trees on our property, threw our lawn furniture around and even picked up a potted plant. We were all safe but as the wind came swooping through we all sort of stopped and looked at the window as trees where bending in half from the wind. Debris was all in the air. By the time we realized it could possibly be a Tornado it passed. I grabbed my camera and started shooting some video.  The video is the Tornado coming down the hill over  HWY 169 by the Black Diamond and Enumclaw bridge. It went towards the foothills of the cascades and slowly disappeared.  It took tons of trees out on Franklin Road in Enumclaw.

I have been through an earthquake and tornado. I guess that is enough for me, I do not want to mess with mother nature anymore.

Alan Gamblin is interviewd by Kiro7 News about the Tornado Click Here for Video


2007 Chevrolet Corvette

Art Gamblin Motors just got a rare beauty in its inventory the other day.  This 2007 Chevrolet Corvette only has 2,200 miles.  My father, Alan Gamblin, was so excited about it that he decided he wanted to make a video of himself talking about it.  Attention all Gamblin Family:  Alan Gamblin is on youtube now!  I must say that my dad put his experience in the “Happy Hands Club” in high school to good use in the video.  He did the video in one take.  As much as I want to make fun of my dad for his use of talking with his hands he did a pretty good for his first youtube video.

I of course got to drive the Corvette convertible, I would not be blogging about it if I did not get the chance.  The car was a blast to drive.  Here in the state of Washington we are having the most unusual of weather and have not seen rain for weeks upon weeks.  With the top down, open country roads at the base of Mt Rainier in a sunny Enumclaw, Washington you could not ask for a better scene to really cruise.

The one thing that I still marvel about the Corvette is its handling and suspension.  The ability to sink in corners and push the car down instead out, it is a feeling you will never forget when you are pulling G’s in the corner.  One of my favorite parts of this car was the Heads Up Display and it had a G meter so you could see how big the G’s where when accelerating and cornering.

I will be honest I did not really drive the car to hard as it is the dealerships and a future Corvette owners.  I could not let a car like this go to waste and not write about it.


Art Gamblin Motors Buick News

Art Gamblin Motors was founded by my grandfather Art in Enumclaw, WA in 1969. Currently my father Alan Gamblin is running the dealership. I am working in our Internet Department and love working with our website We have been a General Motors Dealer for 40 years and we are excited that General Motors has decided to keep us as a General Motors Dealer for the next 40 years.

Art Gamblin Motors Main Store

Art Gamblin Motors Main Store

There are some different things that have happened with our dealership and General Motors restructuring. We will no longer be a Pontiac Dealer in the years to come. We are currently still selling Chevrolet, Pontiac and Buick.

There has been some very exciting news from Buick! Buick just sold its 2 millionth vehicle in China. Buick is one of the fastest growing brands in China. It took General Motors 8 years to sell 1 million Buicks in China and only 3 years for its next million. Buick has had huge success with Buick in China since the 1930’s when a Buick car won a prestigious race in China. Currently sales numbers are very strong in China for Buick. The success in China for Buick is a key factor in General Motors decision to keep the car franchise in their restructuring process.

2010 Buick Lacrosse

2010 Buick Lacrosse

Buick is also in the headlines for its new 2010 Buick Lacrosse. The Lacrosse just announced that it will come with a direct injected Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder engine which will help get the Lacrosse 30 MPG HWY. The 2.4L is the same engine found in the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox which gets 32 MPG HWY. The 4-cylinder 2.4L will be standard in the CX models. Buick anticipates that 25% of sales will have the quieter and more fuel efficient 4-cylinder.

Buick has been pushing hard with its new marketing and advertising campaigns to be a top tier car brand, not just some car Tiger Woods was paid to drive. You may have seen an advertisement with the slogan “take a look at me now” and “re-invention.” We are hoping here at Gamblin Motors that the 2010 Buick Lacrosse is the spark to start that fire.

I think the new 2010 Lacrosse looks great.  I look forward to getting our first one here at the dealership and taking it for a little spin.

Tyson Gamblin
Art Gamblin Motors
Enumclaw, WA 98022




Sophia and I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii for a week with my parents, younger brother Andrew and Andrew’s friend Coleman. We got to travel to Hawaii because my dad had a business trip and we volunteered to tag along. It was the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) Convention and we had the opportunity to lie in the sun, snorkel, play tennis, swim, make new memories and eat lots of good food. We stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel on Maui. The Fairmont Kea Lani is the Gamblin’s favorite hotel. Our trip was very relaxing and also very busy; I thought I would break it down by each day.

Monday 5/11/09

We flew on Delta and we got a large selection of movies and TV shows we wanted to watch. Sophia cried during Marley and Me. I fast forwarded the last scene so I would not cry. The flight was long but watching TV and movies made it go by quickly. After arriving in Maui we went out to dinner at our favorite place to eat in Kihei , Maui “Lulu’s.” Lulu’s has the best food in Kihei and definitely best atmosphere. After a long flight we could not stay up late so we all crashed pretty early that night.

Tuesday 5/12/09

With the 3 hour time change we all woke up around 4:30 AM Hawaiian time. “The adults” went for a walk along the ocean into Wailea. By 9:30 AM it was already hot out so we all threw on our swimsuits and hung out at the pool. In the afternoon we got to move into our villa and relax. That evening we went to Andrew’s favorite restaurant, “Tommy Bahamas.” Andrew probably said a 100 times before dinner and after “The coconut shrimp is the best thing I have ever eaten!”

Wednesday 5/13/09

One of the great things about the WSADA convention is that they have breakfast every morning. So every morning we would always wake up and eat as much as possible. Sophia and I played one of our favorite sports on Wednesday, Tennis. We are both extremely competitive and we do not like to lose. I will admit that Sophia beat me 6-4 in the first set and I was ahead 4-2 before we called it enough because it was getting so hot. That night was the first night of the convention and we ate tons of food and did Gyotaku Printing which is the Japanese art of fish printing. My fish is awesome, Sophia’s not so much!

Thursday 5/14/09

Thursday we decided to venture out and we went out to Lahaina to do walk through all the shops. One of the Gamblin traditions is stop at the Crazy Shirts store and pick out your favorite shirt and take a picture of the statue outside. After Lahaina we drove north up Honolu’a Bay to hang out at the beach and go snorkeling. It was Sophia’s first time snorkeling. She saw a turtle; my dad saw an octopus and eel. I just saw a lot of fish. That evening Sophia and I got to go out to a romantic dinner just the two of us at the hotel which was great!

Friday 5/15/09

It is amazing how tired you can get in Hawaii and on vacations by doing nothing. Friday we all were exhausted. That evening’s dinner was crazy Hawaiian outfit night. Andrew and Coleman dressed up in their hula grass skirts and coconut tops. They won tickets to a Mariners game for best costume. Stormy Glick a good family friend offered $100 for the tickets. Andrew and Coleman quickly made the exchange. Stormy known for his pranks asked Andrew if he wanted the $100 split in half so they both could share. Andrew then gave Stormy back the $100 in anticipation for 2 $50 bills. Stormy then proceeded to rip the $100 bill into two halves and would not stop laughing the whole night. (The hotel did take Andrew’s ripped $100 and cashed him out)

Saturday 5/16/09

We brought a collection of board games with us and we finally pulled them out on our final day. We played Settler’s of Catan all day next to the pool. There is nothing better than laying next to the pool playing board games and eating food. This is one our favorite games (next to rummy of course, which Sophia beat me at on the trip). Sophia plays Settlers of Catan occasionally but she was too busy reading Angels and Demons. That evening we had the final banquet dinner and after dinner went back to the villa and watched Oceans 13.

Sunday 5/17/09

We only had a few hours in Paradise on Sunday. We woke up packed and had our final delicious meal. Before the flight we hit up the all you can eat buffet. The flight home was full of kids and babies. I got to smell a stinky diaper all the way home. Andrew got to listen to a screaming baby for half the flight. Sophia and I watched one our favorite movies, “Rat Race” on the way home. We still die laughing during the Nazi scene.

We had a wonderful time in Hawaii and we wish we could sit and lie around the pool and eat nonstop forever but we had to come back to reality which was wedding planning!

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