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.


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

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.

Steve Harvey’s ‘STEVE’ and Capital Ford of Rocky Mount surprise local woman with a new car

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Harvey’s “STEVE” and Capital Ford of Rocky Mount give the surprise of a lifetime to local Rocky Mount woman, Jaylesya Corbett. Capital Ford of Rocky Mount teamed up with Steve Harvey’s hit syndicated daytime show, “STEVE” to donate a New 2019 Ford Fiesta to help Corbett get to work easier.

University Kia and Meals on Wheels Chapel Hill-Carrboro Join Forces

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — University Kia and Meals on Wheels Chapel Hill-Carrboro are joining forces to help feed the elderly and homebound in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. With the generous donation of a New 2019 Kia Soul by University Kia, Meals on Wheels Chapel Hill-Carrboro will be able to continue to provide hot, nutritious meals and personal visits to more than 180 recipients who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Sokal Media Group Signs Dan Cava’s Toyota World and Dan’s Car World

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile dealer marketing firm, Sokal Media Group, will act as agency of record for Dan Cava’s Toyota World and Dan’s Car World dealerships in West Virginia. Starting in November 2018, the marketing agency will launch new websites for the dealerships, create advertising campaigns, and assist in digital and traditional media.

Buckhead Atlanta Realtor Lists 446 Acre Luxury Georgia Estate Featuring One of the World’s Best Car-Collector Garages

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debra Johnston, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, has announced Georgia’s best custom masterpiece estate. 3509 Tanners Mill Circle offers a range of unique benefits, from a large car-collector showroom to 446 acres of breathtaking picturesque grounds, all available for $16.5 million.

Imagine John Lennon at 78, Helping to End Hunger, One License Plate at a Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today would have marked the 78th birthday of John Lennon, and his legacy is still helping to “Imagine there’s no hunger,” in California, Florida and throughout the U.S. Yoko Ono Lennon has kindly authorized the use of the iconic self-portrait image to help the California Association of Food Banks and Feeding Florida in their ongoing fight to end hunger.

NEXT Future Transportation joins Public Finance thought leadership discussion – contributes perspective on the adoption of autonomous vehicles

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Future Transportation Inc. (‘NEXT’), the world’s leading modular-electric vehicle company, is pleased to join municipal finance leaders – from public sector issuers to investors, investment bankers, municipal advisors, rating agencies, buyers and bond counsels to discuss the key topics relating to the advancement of autonomous transportation.

Sokal Media Group Signs Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail for Automotive Marketing Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group is now the agency of record for Capital Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail, the newest member of the widely growing Capital Automotive Group. The Capital group has been a client of Sokal Media Group for over a decade while they continue to grow and thrive in various locations throughout North Carolina.

Capital Auto Group Acquires Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The rapidly growing Capital Auto Group recently acquired Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail as their newest store addition. Capital Auto Group has been a thriving brand since 1985, boasting 17 impressive stores, reaching communities throughout North Carolina.

The Seidel Diesel Group Acquires Associated Fuel Injection of Modesto, California

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Sept. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Seidel Diesel Group has acquired the assets of Associated Fuel Injection of Modesto, California, and the business will continue to operate out of the current Modesto facility. This brings SDG’s total number of fuel shops to ten.

NEXT Future Transportation announces autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution – Introduces the world’s first Modular Mobile Parcel Locker

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Future Transportation Inc. (“NEXT” or “NFT”), the world’s only modular electric vehicle solutions provider, today announced a groundbreaking automated logistics solution for Smart and Connected Cities. NEXT is proud to announce the introduction of its fully automated multiservice “online-to-offline” (O2O) platform.

Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff Celebrates Grand Opening as Flagstaff’s Only Luxury Brand Dealership

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff, part of Martin Automotive Group, celebrates their Grand Opening on September 21, 2018 as Flagstaff’s only luxury dealership. The Grand Opening event will bring together distinguished guests in the city, including the mayor, along with the invited public to celebrate the business in the beautiful state of the art facility.

Parkway Ford Lincoln Certified as a J.D. Power 2018 Dealer of Excellence

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Demonstrating its commitment to exceeding customer expectations, Parkway Ford Lincoln has been certified in the J.D. Power 2018 Dealer of Excellence Program(SM) which recognizes a select number of vehicle dealerships throughout the United States that provide exceptional customer service.

Magic City Ford Celebrates 80 Years and Expands with Acquisition and Addition of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM Brands

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magic City Ford is celebrating its 80th year in business by announcing the acquisition of Alleghany Motors in Covington, Va. This expansion and multi-million-dollar investment from Magic City into the Alleghany Highlands will expand Magic City’s presence, create dozens of new jobs, and give Magic City customers access to 7 additional great brands for both sales and service.

Sokal Media Group Signs Magic City Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, an automotive advertising agency, is proud to be named the agency of record for Magic City Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. Starting in August 2018, Sokal Media Group will launch new digital advertising for the store, in addition to TV and direct mail campaigns.

Sokal Media Group Signs Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC

RALEIGH, N.C. and COVINGTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, a thriving automotive advertising agency, is proud to be named the agency of record for Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC of Covington, Virginia. Effective Immediately, Sokal Media Group will launch new digital advertising for the store, in addition to TV and direct mail campaigns.

Introducing Aclaro TrueView: The Fintech Solution Set to Revolutionize Lending Risk Analysis

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aclaro, the leading provider in blockchain-based open platform solutions, recently released its latest A.I. solution. The new tool, Aclaro TrueView is designed to provide automotive and other lenders with a competitive advantage through robust features that save them time, money, and facilitate better lending decisions.

The Kelly Automotive Group donates $15,000 to support education and scholarship in the Lehigh Valley

EMMAUS, Pa., July 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kelly Automotive Group contributed $15,000 to DeSales University to support education and scholarship in the Lehigh Valley. This year, Kelly Automotive group was The Chairman’s Sponsor for the DeSales University charity golf tournament.

EPIC Insurance adds Eric Kitei as a Principal in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.

New Sandy Springs town hall underground garage opens equipped with an Intelligent Parking Solution from Parking Sense

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parking Sense installed their Intelligent Parking Solution to service residents, employees, and visitors in Sandy Springs. “City Springs” celebrated its grand opening as the new City Hall for Sandy Springs on May 7, 2018. City Springs is an innovative mixed-use project at the heart of the community.

Sokal Media Group Signs Stevenson Kia of Jacksonville to Assist and Expand Brand

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, automobile marketing agency, becomes the agency of record for Stevenson Kia of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Starting in May, 2018, the agency will launch new websites and assist the dealership in digital and traditional media.

Sokal Media Group Signs Stevenson Hyundai to Refine and Expand Brand at Jacksonville, NC Dealership

RALEIGH, N.C., May 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auto dealership marketing firm, Sokal Media Group, signs Stevenson Hyundai. Starting in May, 2018, the group will handle their website along with digital and traditional media.

Seidel Diesel Group Embraces Franklin Covey’s 4DX Program

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., May 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Paul Thoms, President, “We’ve had significant success in quantifiable cost savings and increased revenue by bringing Covey’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) formula into our culture.” Midwest Fuel Injection at its Bolingbrook’s Headquarters was first to incorporate the 4DX approach into its strategic goal setting initiatives in Oct. 2017, quickly achieving business-critical goals.

Sokal Media Group Signs Charleston Nissan

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile marketing firm, Sokal Media Group, signs Charleston Nissan. Starting in April 2018, Sokal Media Group launched new websites for the store, created new advertising campaigns, and assisted in many other areas of dealership business.

Sokal Media Group Signs Hudson Nissan

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, automotive marketing company, proudly announces becoming the agency of record for Hudson Nissan. Starting in April 2018, Sokal Media Group launched new websites for the store, created new advertising campaigns, and assisted in many other areas of dealership business.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Sumter to Assist South Carolina Auto Dealership to Refine and Expand Brand

RALEIGH, N.C., May 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auto dealer marketing firm, Sokal Media Group signs Nissan of Sumter. Starting in April 2018, Sokal Media Group began program to launch new websites for the store, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of dealership business.

Lexus of Englewood Launches New LS 500

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., May 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The latest Lexus LS was unveiled at Lexus of Englewood Thursday, April 19 in a spectacular Launch Event attended by hundreds of the dealership’s customers and employees. Carmine DeMaio, Dealer Principal, said that designing a brand-new automobile demands a new way of thinking.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nissan of Orangeburg

RALEIGH, N.C., May 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media signed Nissan of Orangeburg and will act as their agency of record. Sokal Media Group will launch new websites for the store, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of dealership business.

Sokal Media Group Signs Nashville Ford of Georgia

NASHVILLE, Ga., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media signs Nashville Ford of Georgia for their automotive marketing campaign. Starting in April 2018, Sokal Media Group will launch new websites for the dealership, create new advertising campaigns, and assist in many other areas of dealership business.