When General Motors invites to be a part of their Path To Precision experience and take a road trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, you “Say Yes” quicker than Floetry. Of course, it helps when the vehicle you’ll be road tripping in is the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain, a fully-loaded SUV equipped with everything an enterprising entrepreneur needs to stay connected while literally in the middle of nowhere.
GMC’s Path To Precision was patterned after a real-life journey. In 1916, a husband and wife did the unimaginable. They jumped in their GMC truck and drove from Seattle to New York and back again over the course of 9,500 miles and 21 weeks. That amazing feat was the world’s first transcontinental crossing. One hundred years later, General Motors’ GMC brand is celebrating their commitment to precision, style and safety by recreating each leg of the couple’s incredible journey. Team SoulBounce held down on the most poppin’ leg, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
Vegas’ sober, post-Labor Day Weekend slow down was perfect timing for some touristy shenanigans. Our impromptu itinerary included a photo shoot with Quik Silva (as we affectionately named our silver metallic 2017 GMC Acadia). We cruised along the famed Vegas Strip to our first stop, the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, where we got a few photos. With the mountains calling us, we then headed toward Red Rock Canyon for more fun and photo ops.
As we approached our destination, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, we put the All Terrain features of the vehicle to the test. We took the truck off-road, climbed the rocky hill and drove right up to the Red Rock Canyon welcome sign. The handling and stability were world-class, the traction was impressive and the 20-inch wheels were fly and functional. Climbing back down and driving the winding curves along the 13-mile scenic route made us GMC Acadia All Terrain fans.