Automotive and Motorsports News

Automotive News and Motorsports News – including automotive services and products, auto dealers, classic cars and restoration, highway safety, auto racing, motorsports, and related automobile news topics, issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Capital Subaru of Greensboro to Hold Dog Appreciation Day Event

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Subaru of Greensboro will host a free dog wash event in honor of Subaru’s “Make a Dog’s Day” effort. Sparked by the “Subaru Loves Pets” initiative, the Greensboro dealership will welcome dogs and their owners to enjoy the celebration, spotlighting their support for the love and well-being of our furry friends.

Capital Automotive Group Runs ‘Share the Awareness’ Breast Cancer Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Capital Automotive Group has chosen to bring awareness to the breast cancer topic for the month of October. The specific Capital stores that will participate in the event include: Capital Ford Raleigh, Capital Chevrolet, Capital Ford Rocky Mount, Capital Ford Hillsborough, and Capital Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

Moduline Cabinets Has Van Upfit Solutions for Work Vehicles

BROCKTON, Mass., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether it is for a cargo or a utility van or a trailer, Moduline Cabinets has van upfit solutions that will help maximize space in a way that promotes efficiency and functionality in work vans and vehicles. Finding tools amidst disorganization is a pain that is easily solvable with Moduline Cabinets’ van upfits. Transform the company’s work van, trailer, or other vehicle into an efficient workspace.

AutoAwards Shares Tips to Boost F&I Sales Through An Auto Dealership Maintenance Program (PPM)

ODESSA, Del., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AutoAwards, a leader in loyalty marketing for auto dealerships, realizes sales are extremely competitive and difficult at times. Starting a rewards program can help auto dealerships overcome weak sales. AutoAwards has proven solutions to help dealerships increase sales performance across all departments.

RYPOS ULETRU Filters Successfully Applied to Carrier and Thermoking Seven-year Engine Transportation Refrigeration Unit Models

FRANKLIN, Mass., Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RYPOS, Inc., developer, and manufacturer of advanced, exhaust filtration systems is pleased to announce the successful completion of the application engineering effort to fit their standard Ultra Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit Filter system to the CarrierX4 and Thermoking C650 series refrigeration units. These models use a less than 25 horsepower engine that has a seven-year emission compliance life in California.

Why Low Balance Letters Are Not Working for Automotive Lenders

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Florida-based AI Fintech company Aclaro, whose mission is to deliver data transparency and personalized insights to its auto lending clients, has developed an innovative, technologically advanced method of increasing borrower retention rates. Instead of sending out thousands of low balance letters with the hope that customers will open these letters and follow up with the lender, Aclaro has made the process much simpler and easier.

Michael Towner and Iconic Legacy Announces Free Sign-Up for the California Imagine No Hunger License Plate to Celebrate Hunger Action Month and John Lennon’s 79th Birthday

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate Hunger Action Month and the upcoming 79th birthday of John Lennon, Michael Towner of Iconic Legacy has announced that the effort to create the “Imagine No Hunger” special license plate in California is nearing the deadline and in order to insure the requisite 7,500 registrations are submitted to the DMV prior to the January deadline, (VIDEO)

Phone Ninjas Can Triple Appointment Setting Rates for U.S. Automotive Businesses

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phone Ninjas, a certified phone coaching company, analyzes inbound sales, outbound sales, parts and service calls for car dealers. In some cases, its advanced phone and Internet training has increased appointment setting to nearly 86 percent.

Aclaro Announces New Board Member and the Release of Aclaro EcoSystem 3.0

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aclaro Inc., the game-changing Artificial Intelligence software company that provides disruptive technologies to the automotive, financial, and government sectors, announces a new Board Member and the release of Aclaro EcoSystem 3.0 (ES 3.0). With these announcements, Aclaro continues rapid advancement toward its overarching mission of helping lenders, dealers and consumers develop and nurture longer mutually beneficial relationships.

University Kia Shows Support of Local Charities

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In addition to opening a brand new showroom on August 30, 2019, University Kia showed their support of local community by presenting Meals on Wheels Chapel Hill – Carrboro with a donation of more than $10,000. This appropriation will help seniors and adults with disabilities in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro area.

Ray Varner Ford, in Partnership with Ford Motor Company, Donates Ford Focus to Anderson County High School

CLINTON, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ray Varner, along with executives from Ford Motor Company’s Atlanta region stopped by and left Anderson County Career and Technical Center (ACCTC) with Anderson County Schools the keys to a 2013 Ford Focus SE. The vehicle was chosen to be donated in order for students with ACCTC to disassemble and reassemble as part of skill training in Auto Mechanic Maintenance and Repairs.

Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Charge-gate? Tesla Under Fire After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales.

Sokal Signs Empire Automotive Group

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive advertising agency, Sokal, signs as agency of record for Empire Automotive Group. Empire is a large multi-rooftop automotive retail group with a main location in Huntington, New York.

Sokal Signs Pinnacle Ford Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a leader in the automobile advertising business recently signed Pinnacle Ford Lincoln as their agency of record. Pinnacle Ford Lincoln is the newest addition to the current 16 store, booming Hudson Auto Group located in Tennessee. The new dealership address will be 4080 Lexington Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

All-New Fontana Mazda Dealership to Begin Two-Week Grand Opening Celebration Monday

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fontana automotive community is about to get a little bit bigger thanks to Fontana Mazda. The team behind the city’s first Mazda dealership will open their doors on August 5, 2019 for two weeks of grand opening celebrations. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ and many grand opening specials at Fontana Mazda.

Registration Open For The Second Annual Detroit Truck Pull – Fundraiser to support Move For Hunger is once again presented by Kroger

DETROIT, Mich., July 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the second annual Detroit Truck Pull, presented by Kroger. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Founders Brewing Company on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from Noon – 4 p.m.

First Priority Group Adds Rick Huskey as Territory Sales Manager in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga., July 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First Priority Group, LLC (FPG), a diversified manufacturer, dealer, up-fitter and service provider of emergency and specialty vehicles announced they are pleased to welcome Rick Huskey to its sales force as Territory Sales Manager in Georgia.

Factory Collision and Restoration Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

WEYMOUTH, Mass., July 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Factory Collision & Restoration has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Sokal Signs Montgomery Ford-Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive advertising agency, Sokal, recently signed as agency of record for Montgomery Ford-Lincoln. Offering a wide variety of cutting-edge technology, Sokal will provide a new website in addition to assisting in many other areas of dealership business.

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in San Francisco Superior Court

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.

The Deadliest Week of the Year for Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths is the First Week of July and Cost Approximately $63.8B Last Year

ONTARIO, Calif., July 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A just released research paper, by noted economist and author Jay Prag of the Drucker School, finds that the cost of pedestrian injuries and deaths from accidents cost the United States economy more than $60 billion in 2018 alone. According to the research, sponsored by Maglite, the vast majority of accidents and the highest percentage of deaths.

Greenspot Partners with Empire Clean Cities on Shared Electric Vehicle Project for Low-Income Families in the South Bronx

SOUTH BRONX, N.Y., June 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greenspot has partnered with Empire Clean Cities, New York City’s designated Clean Cities Coalition, to propose a research-driven integration of an advanced electric mobility platform in the South Bronx. The proposed project consists of a network of dual-port, zero-emission publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs (ADA-accessible) paired with publicly-shared EVs (PSEVs) whose use will be subsidized for the target community.

Capital Ford Raises $1000 for Camp WinShape

RALEIGH, N.C., June 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford in Raleigh generously raised $1,000 for Camp WinShape, a children’s day camp to be held July 1-5 at Wake Crossroads Baptist Church this summer. The camp provides an unprecedented day camp experience for children who have completed grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

Sokal Signs Colonial Harley-Davidson

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal signs Colonial Harley-Davidson of Prince George, Virginia and will act as agency of record. Starting immediately, Sokal, a leader in the automobile advertising industry will take on various services, in addition to consulting for the Harley-Davidson dealership.

Digital Marketing Agency Lincoln Digital Group Publishes Exclusive Automotive Paid Search Conversion Data

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lincoln Digital Group, a marketing and advertising agency based in West Palm Beach, Florida, published a first-of-its-kind benchmark report detailing lead generation for automotive dealers. The report focuses on the first quarter of 2019 and compares it to the same time period in 2018.

NEXT Future Transportation Inc. announces the launch of ‘THINK NEXT’ – A Nordic company to change our view on mobility

OSLO, Norway and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Future Transportation Inc., the game-changing Silicon Valley mobility company, today announced at the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) that it has established THINK NEXT in partnership with electric mobility pioneer Dr. Jan-Olaf Willums.

Lift and Care Systems Now Offers Wheelchair to Car Transfer Devices

LAKEVILLE, Mass., April 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lift & Care Systems is proud to carry Access Unlimited’s Multi-Lift and Glide n Go wheelchair to car transfer devices. The Access Unlimited Multi-Lift is designed to be used primarily with cars, but it can also be used for vans, trucks or SUVs.

Sokal Signs Huntington Ford Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., April 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automotive marketing agency, Sokal, is the new agency of record for Huntington Ford Lincoln of N.Y. Beginning immediately Sokal will create new ad campaigns for Huntington Ford Lincoln and assist in many other areas of advertising, including a new website launch in May for Huntington Ford.

Washington, DC-based MindShare Selects Play Octopus’ Cherian Thomas for its 2019 Cohort

(REMOVED FOR FRAUD) /// BETHESDA, Md., March 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Play Octopus (“Octopus”), an interactive entertainment platform inside rideshare vehicles, is proud to announce its inclusion in MindShare, an exclusive organization designed especially for CEOs of the most promising high-tech companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

AutoAwards Announces Loyalty Matters Video Series for Automotive Dealerships

ODESSA, Del., March 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AutoAwards, provider of automotive dealership loyalty programs and marketing solutions, announced the launch of a video series called “Loyalty Matters.” The primary focus for an automotive dealership at the start of a new year as vehicle sales start to slow is to retain their most profitable customers.

Tow Atlanta Proudly Announces the Arrival of ‘Tarva’ the Autobot

ATLANTA, Ga., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tow Atlanta is proud to announce the arrival of TARVA, Tow Atlanta’s Recovery Vehicle Autobot-Robot that goes into low clearance parking decks/garages and other tight areas where vehicles may become disabled and physically carries them out. TARVA is only the second robot from EasTract (a French Company) to be operational in the United States.

Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center Is Rebranding Itself as, ‘Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel’

SEBRING, Fla., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IMSA Properties and Shaner Hotel Group announced today that the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center is currently undergoing rebranding and will be operating as, “Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel” by March 2019.

Sokal Media Group and Webstreak Digital Agency Merge, Rename ‘Sokal’

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, an automotive advertising agency, and Webstreak LLC, a digital advertising agency, today announced they have entered into an agreement to merge the companies and resurface overnight as one of the largest full-service automotive agencies in the country. With the merger comes a new name. Moving forward, the company will simply be known as “Sokal.”

Sokal Media Group Signs Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile advertising agency, Sokal Media Group, is proud to be the new agency of record for the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships. Sokal Media Group took the reins January and has already launched new websites for the group. They will also create new advertising campaigns each month and will assist in many other areas of dealership business.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and HR Hotlink Partner for the Benefit of California New Car Dealers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today a marketing and distribution agreement with HR Hotlink. Both firms are longtime valued partners of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

Santa Paws is coming to Volkswagen of Union

UNION, N.J., Dec. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paws for the Holidays is a pet adoption event happening Saturday, December 15, 2018 from Noon to 3 p.m., exclusively at Volkswagen of Union, 2155 Route 22 West near the Flagship. The adoption event is being powered by three rescue groups: AHS Network, Cause 4 Paws and Forgotten Tails.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Stanhope

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group signs Nissan of Stanhope and will act as agency of record for the dealership. Starting in mid-November of 2018, Sokal Media Group will begin a program to launch new websites for the Nissan store, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in a variety of other areas of dealership business.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Atlantic City

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group company signs Nissan of Atlantic City as agency of record. Beginning in mid-November 2018, Sokal Media Group will start a program to launch new websites for the dealership, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of advertising.

Sokal Media Group Signs Freehold Nissan

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auto dealer marketing firm, Sokal Media Group, signs as agency of record for Freehold Nissan. By mid-November 2018, Sokal Media Group will begin launching new websites for the store, create new advertising campaigns including digital and traditional ads, and assist in many other areas of dealership business.

AutoAwards Shares Auto Dealership Loyalty Rewards Program Case Study with Milton Toyota

ODESSA, Del., Nov. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In today’s market, an automotive dealership loyalty rewards program can be a very robust tool that drives all areas of a dealer’s business, says AutoAwards. When you leverage its power through your marketing touchpoints, it can drastically multiply the value of the program, and your dealership. Let’s review the proof of that success.