GMC Sierra HD takesTop Honors At The Insane Heavy Duty Hurt Locker!

The South Loves  A Good Truck!

The 2012 GMC Sierra HD

The Carolinas are serious truck states. And Scott McCorkle, of Liberty Buick GMC Truck, prides himself on offering North and South Carolina a huge selection of the toughest trucks on the road — the GMC Sierra.  Scott doesn’t just think the Sierra is the best truck out there. By beating out Chrysler and Ford in one of the most grueling challenges ever—The Heavy- Duty Hurt Locker, put on by, GMC has proven, once and for all, that it’s the best overall heavy duty truck on the road.

About The Challengers:

2012 GMC Sierra Duramax, the 2011 Ford F-350 Power Stroke, and the 2011.5 Ram 3500 High Output Cummins.

“We procured similarly equipped trucks from Ford, Ram and GMC and put them through the paces, towing up and down some of the toughest grades in the country covering a total of 2,200 miles,” said Mike Levine, editor of “When we analyzed the data, the GMC Sierra 3500HD simply outperformed the trucks from Ford and Ram.”

The trucks chosen for battle were the 2012 GMC Sierra Duramax, the 2011 Ford F-350 Power Stroke, and the 2011.5 Ram 3500 High Output Cummins.

About The Heavy Duty Hurt Locker:

The HD Hurt Locker punished the trucks with a trek lasting 7 days and going over 2,200 miles through 4 states and 2 mountain ranges.

Levine took part in the Hurt Locker, and recounted it as a “2,200-mile, four-state slog towing trailers that weigh almost 10 tons each and push each truck’s gross combined weight to more than 90 percent of their gross combined weight rating – levels so high that it forced those of us without one to get commercial driver licenses. The Hurt Locker includes driving up two of the nastiest mountain climbs in the U.S. – from hot summer temperatures of more than 100 degrees in the Arizona desert to the oxygen-starved peaks of the Colorado Rockies, 11,000 feet above sea level. Through it all, we measured fuel economy, acceleration, power and braking and evaluated the confidence that each truck gave its driver.”[i]

GMC Sierra HD Took It All!

The GMC Sierra HD Duomax came out on top in nearly all categories

After the whole ordeal was over, The 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 with 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 proved to be top dog. “The GMC Sierra 3500 is our choice for the Best Overall Heavy-Duty Truck in the Hurt Locker test. Its performance continues to affirm what we’ve seen from previous 2011-12 GM HD pickups. Their chassis and on-road performance should be in the crosshairs of Ram and Ford.”(Mike Levine, 2011)

“Customers choose full-size trucks for their capabilities,” said Rick Spina, GM’s vehicle line executive for full-size trucks. “For 2012, we built on the foundation we created in 2011, with engineering changes and additional validation designed to make the most capable heavy-duty pickup even better. Based on’s test results, it looks like we got the job done.”[ii][iii]

Come see this beast of a truck for yourself!

You can see the 2011 GM Sierra HD at Scott McCorkle's Liberty Buick GMC Truck

If you live in the Charlotte metro, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, or Waxhaw areas of North or South Carolina, and are in need of a serious truck, Scott McCorkle and his great team would love to put you in one.  Stop by to see them at one of their convenient locations  9028 Independence or 1001 Tyvola Road.  Or check them out on web at Prepared to be impressed!

Works Cited

LaMuraglia, J. M. (2011, August 8). GM News. Retrieved September 14, 2011, from General Motors:

Mike Levine, M. W. (2011, August 14). 2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker. Retrieved September 13, 2011, from http://special-/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Au


FREE 3-Month SiriusXM Subscription on Pre-Owned Vehicles Bought from GM Dealerships!

2011 GMC 2500 HD Sierra Truck
2011 GMC 2500 HD Sierra Truck

SiriusXM LogoFor the first time, GM customers will receive a 3-month Sirius XM Radio subscription FREE automatically when they purchase a pre-owned vehicle factory installed with satellite radio. On June 20, 2011, Sirius XM Radio made an announcement, and it is effective regardless of the manufacturer.  The main catch is that the vehicles must be purchased from one of over 1000 participating GM dealerships across the United States. This is great news for drivers in Charlotte, Matthews & Monroe, NC!

2012 GMC Terrain Stereo-Nav Control Panel
2012 GMC Terrain Stereo-Nav Control Panel

For the first time, participating GM dealers will provide this opportunity to customers purchasing non-GM pre-owned vehicles, and not just GM vehicles. Customers purchasing pre-owned vehicles equipped with Sirius or XM satellite radio will have access to commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, comedy and a selection of premium programming. General Motors will continue to offer customers a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM with the purchase of new and Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac/Chevrolet/Buick/GMC vehicles that are factory equipped with SiriusXM.

2011 Sierra Truck
2011 Sierra Truck

“Providing our pre-owned vehicle customers the very best value and buying experience is something we strive for everyday,” said Jason Brickl, CEO, Ballweg Family of Dealerships, and Co-Chair, General Motors National Dealer Council. “My dealerships have enrolled in the SiriusXM program and I encourage all GM dealers to sign up and take advantage of this opportunity to add value to their inventories and pass along this 3-month introductory subscription of satellite radio to their customers.”

“For the first time ever, participating GM dealers are able to give their pre-owned vehicle customers a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM regardless of vehicle brand,” said Joe Verbrugge, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Remarketing Division, SiriusXM. “GM dealers across the country are responding enthusiastically to this opportunity to give SiriusXM to their customers who won’t need to sacrifice innovative technologies or entertainment when buying a pre-owned vehicle.”

Sirius XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company and broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to 20.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.

This programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. For more information on SiriusXM, please visit

According to a recent article by Automotive News, “Earlier this year, Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin attributed the company’s ongoing financial rebound from its near-bankruptcy experience in 2009 to the auto industry. As of March 31, Sirius XM reported 20.6 million total subscribers, up 9 percent from the same period a year earlier. During the first quarter, the company added 373,064 new subscribers, a 118 percent increase over the same quarter last year.”

Many impressive new and used vehicles can found at any of the Charlotte, Matthews or Monroe, Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks locations. For more information, visit, or call us at 888-306-1908.

Source: SiriusXM Press Release (See press release dated June 20, 2011.)

Don’t forget to Post Your Pet’s Photo on our Facebook Page for a Chance at $500 Cash! Click Here to Enter!

CCP Staff Writer: Kimberly Brouillette, 6/24/11

Chance to Win $500 for the Liberty Buick GMC Trucks’ “Dog Days of Summer” Celebration!

2011 "Dog Days of Summer" Pet Celebration
"Dog Days of Summer" Pet Celebration on June 4, 2011 from 10AM-2PM

Enter your pet in the contest to

WIN $500 CASH! It’s easy!

Register your pet in the Liberty Buick GMC Trucks “Co-Pilot Pal” Contest.

From May – September, 2011, we invite you to join Liberty Buick GMC Trucks of Charlotte, Matthews & Monroe, NC for the first “Dog Days of Summer” Celebration!

  • Simply take a photo of your pet (dog, cat, bird, hamster or other creature) in, or on, your vehicle.
  • Go to the Liberty Buick GMC Truck’s Facebook page, and share your photo on the page to enter.
  • All entries will be considered, however they must meet the criteria.

Don’t Miss the “Dog Days of Summer” Kick-off Event!

Where: Liberty Buick GMC Trucks, 9028 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC

When: Saturday, June 4, 2011

What Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event Features:

  • Charlotte’s Favorite Weatherman, WBTV’s Eric Thomas from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Free Pet Training Instruction
  • Dog Demonstrations by “That’ll Do Again,” a pet rescue organization from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Free Hot “Dogs” & Sodas
  • A Free Dog Harness with Test Drive
  • Pet experts will be on the lot to give you free training tips. Free pet harnesses will be given to those who bring their pet and take a test drive. No purchase is required. (See entry rules for details.) Come by and have a great time at Liberty Buick GMC Truck’s first “Dog Days of Summer” Pet Celebration. Good luck!

    “Dog Days of Summer” Photo Entry Rules:

    1. Please do not put your pet in danger in order to take photos.

    2. The animal in your photo must be registered to your family.

    3. Any type of pet can be photographed, as long as it will fit in the vehicle. (We will accept elephants that can pull a GMC Truck.)

    4. Employees of Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks are not eligible.

    Submitting: All submissions for the “Dog Days of Summer” contest must be entered by sharing your photo on the Liberty Buick GMC Truck’s Facebook page.

    Entry Deadline: Contest entries will be accepted through the close of business 5 PM EST on September 14, 2011. On September 15, 2011, the winner will be posted at 12:00 Noon EST on the Liberty Buick GMC Trucks’ web site, and the Liberty Buick GMC Trucks Facebook page.

    Entries: One entry per household, please.

    Prizes: One lucky “Co-Pilot Pal” will win $500 in cash from Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks at 12 Noon on September 15, 2011. The winner will also have their photo posted on the web site and Facebook page. All eligible entries will be included in a raffle. The winner will be picked by Donna Moffett Accountants, LLC.

    Publication and Display: Submission of an entry constitutes agreement to allow photographs to be reproduced, published and/or exhibited for promotional purposes by the Liberty Buick GMC Trucks and CCP Web Design Studios. Entrants grant the right to publish their name, city and state in print or other media in connection with the photo contest. By submitting any photo, contestants hereby certify that the photo is his/her original work and has never been copyrighted, or, if copyrighted, that he/she is the sole copyright owner. Contestants understand that it will be published on the Internet and in promotional materials. No photo entry will be published in any manner contrary to the purpose in which it was submitted.

    CCP Staff Writer – Kimberly Brouillette, 5/18/2011