A big chill in The Big Easy

Despite a winter storm that shut down a large portion of the country, Bullz-Eye was able to arrive in New Orleans on time thanks to some great work by our airlines! One of the other members of the “Game On” team wasn’t able to fly out of New York on Tuesday so our Drive to Dallas has been altered a bit with the drive now Starting on Thursday.

Now make no mistake the weather is cold in the Big Easy but the accommodations at the Westin and the great food can temper even the coldest of days. The Camellia Grill was a great spot for breakfast and the Manhattan omelet with hash browns was off the charts. If our group didn’t already eat enough we stopped by Cafe Du Monde for beignets and some café au lait! Unreal and only in New Orleans.

Last night we kicked things off with an incredible dinner at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. Fried oysters and seafood gumbo kicked off the meal, and tonight we’re hoping for some authentic New Orleans étouffée!

Bullz-Eye will hit the road in a 2011 Chrysler 200 tomorrow morning but first we’ll do some filming today so look out for plenty of content on our Drive to Dallas.

  

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Bullz-Eye begins ‘Driving to Dallas with Chrysler’

Driving to Dallas with Chrysler

Bullz-Eye is starting its “Driving to Dallas with Chrysler” trip from New Orleans on February 1st! Before our live reports come in from the road in the All New Chrysler 200, go to Chrysler’s Facebook page and check out the app where fans can enter to win the “ultimate football fan pack.” It’s got all kinds of great prizes for the Big Game on Sunday.

We’re Driving to Dallas with Chrysler and hoping some of our readers will cash in on some super prizes. “Get Your Game On” and register to win now.

  

Chrysler shows off new products at the 2011 NAIAS

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The 2011 NAIAS was a big deal for Chrysler as they showcased an impressive stable of new and refreshed products highlighted by the reveal of the new 2011 Chrysler 300. Chrysler partner Fiat also enjoyed alot of attention focused on the launch of the iconic 2011 Fiat 500. Bullz-Eye was fortunate enough to view these vehicles up close and participate in round table discsussions with brand CEOs, managers and designers from the Chrysler/Fiat group.

Check out our recap of the 2011 North American International Auto Show!

  

Chrysler reveals the all new 2011 Chrysler 300 [UPDATE: new photos added]

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Chrysler reveals the all new 2011 Chrysler 300 and Bullz-Eye and Dashboard News were fortunate to see it live to get the first pic to you now! We're at the 2011 North American International Auto Show as you read this, so be sure to check back often.

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio MarchionneDay 1 at the NAIAS was a big one. We had the 2011 Chrysler 300 announcement and got to take a look at the Call of Duty: Black Ops Jeep Wrangler up close and personal. The Fiat group also showed off its luxury sports offering from Ferrari and Maserati, which we've detailed in another post. Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne addressed the media and took questions from the press corp as you can see pictured at right.

We've posted more pictures to the gallery above, including shots of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Jeep Wrangler and a new compact from Fiat. Keep checking back this week for more pics from the 2011 NAIAS.

We'll be updating with news and pictures of all the high profile reveals.

  

Chrysler comeback is real!

It’s no secret that Chrysler has been struggling over the course of the last decade. The company has probably taken more than its fair share of the media beating, though, especially considering the positive moves it’s been making in the past couple years.

As a staff member has it at Dashboard News, Chrysler is poised for a comeback. Here’s an excerpt from his thoughts on Chrysler’s development:

Chrysler sales in 2010 are up almost 20 percent from 2009 and with eleven all-new or seriously refreshed Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat vehicles to be launched during the fourth quarter of 2010 and first quarter of 2011, the march is on for a larger slice of the market. Also in the mix is the venerable Fiat 500, which will add some flair to the Chrysler/Fiat stable and don’t be surprised if that little 500 becomes a cult hit. Many thought the days were numbered for Chrysler and it wasn’t easy to change perceptions but in the auto world, many are taking notice of what Chrysler and all of her brands are building and selling.

The Dodge brand has seen sales steadily climb and has new product that could seriously put them on a roll with the gorgeous 2011 Dodge Durango, the stylish and tough-looking 2011 Dodge Charger, the sharp crossover 2011 Dodge Journey, the new 2011 Dodge Avenger, the upgraded 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the badass Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. We had a chance to drive some of these cars and were very impressed. The 2011 Dodge Charger is the flagship of the Dodge brand and appears to be ready to rock and roll in the sales department, with a re-design that looks awesome.

For more about the future of the Chrysler brand, including a sneak peek at the 2011 Chrysler 300, head over to Dashboard News.

  

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