Tucson Events and Activities: Film Fest and Classic Cars

Enjoy these Tucson events and activities.
Enjoy these Tucson events and activities.

There is plenty to do in the city. Tucson events and activities are great for all ages, including things like the Tucson Classics Car Show and the Film Fest Tucson event. You can experience the best of the city at these activities, each of which is great for both family and friends. Come see the city like never before.

According to Visit Tucson, the Tucson Classic Car show can’t be missed. You can see some of the best vehicles in the region on October 15 from 10am to 4pm. Adult admission is just $5, and there will be multiple categories for cars. This includes antique, sport, classic, hot rods, and more. This will be on the lawn at Gregory School, and there will also be awards, raffles, and music. You can enter the raffle for a chance to win a 2006 C6 Corvette Convertible or a $15,000 grand prize.

You should also stop by the Film Fest Tucson. From October 20 to 23 there will be screenings all day from some of the best filmmakers around the world. There will be a total of 32 films shown, including 20 features films and a range of short films and documentaries. There are visiting artists as well as local filmmakers. This event is held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

These are just some of the events and activities in Tucson. Hop in your car and explore the area today!

Things to Do in Tucson: Experience the Best of the City

List of things to do in Tucson this October.
List of things to do in Tucson this October.

If you are looking for things to do in Tucson, you’re bound to find one of many great events. In fact, the city is known for its hustle and bustle, with tons of activities for all ages to enjoy. With a new Infiniti, you can easily cruise from event to event, experience the true atmosphere of Tucson. Check out some of the following things to do in the area at the beginning of the month.

According to Visit Tucson, you should come experience the Tucson Meet Yourself event. This folk celebration will have communities from all over Southern Arizona. You can see performances, eat great food, listen to music, and see artisans at work. Held from October 7 to 9 (11am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday), this festival is free for spectators. It has been held in Downtown Tucson since 1974, and it is funded by a National Endowment for the Arts.

In the mood for some spooky thrills? Check out Nightfall in Old Tucson event. This event is recurring on the weekends throughout the month of October (starting at dusk), with terrifying haunted houses and a range of ghouls and fiends. There will be live outdoor shows, a haunted arena, and more. You won’t want to miss Nightfall in Old Tucson. These are just two events in the area to consider.

Infiniti Q60 Pricing Announced

Explore the Infiniti Q60 pricing
Explore the Infiniti Q60 pricing

There’s been a lot of anticipation over Infiniti’s upcoming third-generation Q60 sports coupe. Due to launch this month, Infiniti Q60 pricing was recently announced – so you can start planning your budget to get your hands on this exciting, all-new luxury car. In addition to pricing, the 2017 Q60 will also offer an exciting reservation program that sweetens the deal for those who choose to sign up for the program.

For the standard rear-wheel drive model, the Q60’s pricing starts at $38,950. If you stick with the base model but want AWD, that price jumps to $40,950, with that number increasing depending on whether you choose the upper-range Premium trim level, rear- or all-wheel drive, and which engine (the standard 2.0-liter option, or the more powerful 3.0-liter).

The Reservation Program gives members access to special features, too, like a Bose® sound system, a GoPro camera, Tumi luggage, and even a culinary experience and one-night accommodations at the Rosewood Hotel. The brand hoped to give Infiniti drivers perks that fit their lifestyles, one marked by quality, luxury, and having only the best.

With Infiniti Q60 pricing and the Reservation Program available to you, you can start deciding which powertrain configurations you’d like to drive as you enjoy all the benefits of program membership. Live a life of unabashed luxury in the new 2017 Infiniti Q60.

Kit Harington Stars in Infiniti’s New Tyger Short Film

Get a sense of the Infiniti Q60 in the Tyger short film.
Get a sense of the Infiniti Q60 in the Tyger short film.

Infiniti recently teased the launch of the brand’s new Q60 with the release of a one-minute-long short film starring rising actor Kit Harington, known for his role in HBO’s fantasy hit ‘Game of Thrones,’ among other television and stage productions. Harington gets the chance to test his mettle and show off his ability to deliver an intense performance in the ‘Tyger’ short film, which is perhaps more powerful because of its simplicity.

The short film doesn’t sound particularly exciting in the form of description – Harington gets into the new Infiniti Q60, which is a strikingly beautiful car in its own right, and recites the classic poem ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake to an increasingly tense, swelling orchestral instrumental as he increases in speed. The film ends with a sudden stop and Harington turns to the camera, seemingly shaken by what he’s experienced.

Though the ‘Tyger’ short film doesn’t offer much in the way of story or character development, the smooth, quiet, but nonetheless exciting performance display put on by the Q60 coupled with Kit Harington’s powerful poetry and intense gaze serves its purpose well. You’ll definitely want to get behind the wheel to experience the all-new Infiniti Q60 for yourself to see what, exactly, inspired Harington’s shocked expression.

Saguaro National Park: Hiking and Camping Near Tucson

Enjoy a great camping trip at Saguaro National Park.
Enjoy a great camping trip at Saguaro National Park.

Hop in your new Infiniti and explore the Tucson area today. This includes the Saguaro National Park, which is popular for many Tucson locals. You can hike, backpack, and camp in the area, which is far away from the loud city. Hiking and camping near Tucson has never been easier.

The Saguaro is a National Park located on the outskirts of town, making it part of the northern fringe of the Sonoran Desert. With tons of giant saguaro cacti in the area, the park has become a memorable location for many visitors.

There are a total of two districts at the park, according to the National Park System, which offer more than 165 miles of hiking and trails. You can reach over 8,000 feet in elevation, and pass acres of open area. You are not allowed to disturb plant or animal life when hiking, so be sure to bring everything you’ll need and to clean up any trash.

Special permits are required for backcountry camping, though there are also five designated camping areas in the park. These include:

  • Manning Camp (6 sites at 8,000 ft.)
  • Spud Rock Spring (3 sites at 7,400 ft.)
  • Happy Valley Saddle (3 sites at 6,200 ft.)
  • Juniper Basin (3 sites at 5,300 ft.)
  • Douglas Spring (3 sites at 4,800 ft.)

These sites aren’t accessible by vehicle, so be prepared to hike. Water is the most important resource to have, which is why these sites are located near creeks or streams. Nonetheless, be sure to bring your own water or purifying systems. Not all water is potable in the park. Let us at Infiniti of Tucson know how your camping trip goes!

2016 Q50 Engine Options: Four Cylinder, V6, and Hybrid

Which of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 engine options is right for you?
Which of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 engine options is right for you?

The Infiniti Q50 is a sporty luxury model, designed with performance in mind. New buyers can select from two unique engines, including 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter options with distinct combinations of efficiency and power. The 2016 model year also comes with a hybrid powertrain option, great for those looking to save at the pump.

According to Edmunds, the 2016 Q50 engine options start with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This comes with a turbocharged system, generating up to 208 horsepower. This is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, as well as available all-wheel drive.

The Q50 also comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo 24-valve V6 engine, with dual-overhead cams and an aluminum block. This engine gets up to 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, and it also comes with a seven-speed transmission and available all-wheel drive.

Finally, the Q50 Hybrid has a smart 3.5-liter V6 with an Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid system, including a 50-kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery system. This comes with the same seven-speed transmission, with up to 360 horsepower.

Test drive the Infiniti Q50 for you at Infiniti of Tucson in Tucson, Arizona today!

Infiniti Autonomous Driving Technology to be Available in Most Models

2016 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti is considering rolling out highway self-driving capabilities on most new vehicles, according to the company president, who made the announcement early last month. Self-driving technology will allow Infiniti to overtake its German rivals in the race toward creating fully autonomous vehicles.

A few brands have already rolled out autonomous or semi-autonomous features. Tesla, notably, has autopilot mode, while BMW and Mercedes offer driver assist technologies like automatic braking.

Currently, autonomous driving is available on just one Infiniti vehicle, the Q50 sedan, which allows for autonomous driving above 37 mph. Infiniti says that as they launch new cars for new model years, they’ll roll out the autonomous driving technology one by one.

Infiniti plans to encourage buying cars with autonomous technology in China and Hong Kong, where the brand is based, by supporting startups that are focused on smart transportation and encouraging app development that goes hand in hand with autonomous and smart driving, like an app that finds open parking spaces.

Infiniti officials are encouraging development of autonomous driving partly in the interest of reducing traffic deaths in highly congested areas like highways. Infiniti autonomous driving technology is expected to appear in upcoming Infiniti vehicles.

Visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly daytrip to take this summer in Arizona, think about visiting LEGOLAND in Tempe. LEGOLAND is a huge place with everything you could want—interactive exhibits, games, and even movies. Your kids will be entertained for hours, and so will you!

Tickets start at $22 per person and give you and your family access to the entire Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center, from the Merlin’s Apprentice ride to the LEGO City Play Zone to the LEGO Racers: Build and Test area, where kids can build cars and test their speed on race tracks. This is a great way for kids to learn math and science rules while having fun!

Kids can also learn about physics at the Earthquake Tables. Build a building out of LEGOs, put the building on the moving plates that mimic an earthquake, and see if your building stands. The Kingdom Quest Laser Ride is another fun ride for the whole family, in which the riders have to save the Princess by zapping the bad guys with their laser swords.

And while you’re at LEGOLAND, you have to check out the 4D cinema. The fourth dimension comes from its interactive environment, complete with snow and rain you can touch.

LEGOLAND is a truly unique experience your family will love, so don’t pass it up!

Why Buy an Infiniti Q50

Why Buy an Infiniti Q50

The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is here to impress. If you haven’t checked it out for yourself, you’ll want to! The Q50 has a lot to offer, and here’s some reasons why you should consider it:

  1. Style

You’ll definitely turn heads in the Infiniti Q50. It has dynamic sculpting that not only turns heads, but improves aerodynamics.

  1. Performance & Efficiency

A powerful 3.0-liter, V6 engine delivers an impressive 300 or 400 horsepower, still offering 26 highway mpg at 400 horsepower.

  1. Safety

The Infiniti Safety Shield concept gives you layered technologies to improve your safety. With driver-assist programs that help you avoid collisions before they happen, you’ll feel taken care of behind the wheel of the Q50.

  1. Size

While this sedan is small from the outside and easier to maneuver, it has generous space on the inside. It has space not only for the driver, but plenty of space for the passengers, too.

  1. Technology

You’ll get top intelligence with a Q50 Intelligent Key and an Around View Monitor that gives you a virtual bird’s-eye view of your car to make parking a breeze!

Test drive the 2016 Infiniti Q50 today at Infiniti of Tucson!

June 4th is National Trails Day

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June 4th marks National Trails Day, and in Arizona, there are a plethora of beautiful trails to celebrate on. The American Hiking Society started National Trails Day to encourage love for the great
outdoors. It’s the largest celebration of its hiking trails in the country.

In Catalina State Park, you can officially celebrate with a Moonlight Hike. You can participate on June 4th at Sutherland Trail from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for free and get free snacks afterwards!

Here are some trails you can explore on June 4th:

  • Santa Catalina Mountains
  • Rincon Mountains
  • Santa Rita Mountains
  • Tucson Mountains
  • Tortolita Mountains
  • Arizona National Scenic Trail

These are some classic scenic trails but if you’re looking for an urban trail, Tucson has plenty just minutes from the city:

  • Tucson Urban Loop: It has 55 straight miles of trails around Tucson.
  • Rilito River Park Trail: An 11-mile trail that winds along the scenic Rilito Riverbed.
  • Santa Cruz Park Trail: This trail’s on the bank of the Santa Cruz Riverbed and is a flat, paved trail.

And when you’re hiking, remember the safety basics: always brings tons of water, some snacks, and never wear boots fresh from the box! Making sure you have a reliable SUV to take you to your next adventure never hurt either 😉