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.


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.

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.