GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Engine and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. today announced the promotion of Timothy J. Malinowski to the position of senior sales manager-OEM sales. The promotion is effective immediately.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive cosmetic reconditioning, recently announced an arrangement with FirstClose, an online service for loan originators, which will allow users of FirstClose to offer consumers an automobile appearance service plan – called Ding Guard – as part of their loan. This exclusive product offered by FirstClose provides a unique, non-interest income product opportunity for banks and credit unions that use FirstClose.
SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A current law states that California businesses cannot claim their products are ‘Made in the USA’ unless 100 percent of the components are manufactured in the country. The federal standard is 75 percent, which places an unfair disadvantage on California firms because there are some products that have components which are not available in the United States. Bulldog Lighting – a San Carlos, Calif.-based firm that was founded by teenage entrepreneur Dylan Sievers – is spearheading and promoting the passage of legislation that would make the 75 percent federal standard applicable in California.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the formation of a new division, EPIC Motorsports. Operated by EPIC’s own collectors and racers, this division provides customers with both the highest level of insurance expertise and extensive knowledge of collector cars, racing, and associated industry vendors.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Allstar Coaches, the RV rental industry is poised to have its best year ever; thanks in part to the highest airfares seen in more than three decades. The airline industry’s seemingly relentless commitment to create innovative new ways to bilk consumers is finally driving them away.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell’s death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile – a Model T Ford that she affectionately named ‘Little Lizzie.’ Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s no secret that marketing directors are on a perpetual quest for the next best thing, now they’re discovering that the perfect vehicle to ‘drive their brand’ may be a custom wrapped motorhome rental. Branded RV rentals have emerged as a cutting edge marketing tool and are becoming popular among companies looking increase their exposure and enhance their corporate identity. Florida based RV rental firm Allstar Coaches has been using vehicle wrap technology for years on its fleet of luxury motorhomes as it continues to grow its Corporate Events and Promotions sector.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Accessories Unlimited, an automotive accessory and installation provider, proudly announced this week that it is the recipient of Celebration Media’s, Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction.
SILVERDALE, Wash., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Squarerigger Software’s SQ.7(TM) Fleet Maintenance System, Revolution(R) Tire Tracking and Tire Management System, The Inspector(TM) and its Tire Dealer Advantage(TM) software packages were selected by transportation fleets and tire dealers across the world in 2011, making it the most successful year in the history of the company.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fare Buzz, a travel company based in New York City, is now offering pre-paid car rental deals at net rates to save customers money on their daily, weekly or monthly car rentals.
VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LiveView GPS announced this week the launch of its new GPS tracking device – the Live Trac EZ GPS Vehicle Tracker – that takes only seconds to install and provides 10-second vehicle-tracking position updates.
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What’s blonde, blue-eyed, six-feet tall and looks like a leading actress? She’s Aloha Wanderwell – the first woman to travel around the globe in a car; she was 16. And, AlohaWanderwell.com is dedicated to preserving her nitrate films, books and more.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Airfares have been steadily on the rise and weary travelers are searching for alternative means of travel as holiday season approaches. Rob Tischler, CEO of Allstar Coaches said ‘When considering the cost of airfare, hotels, and meals out, it’s no wonder that people are turning to RV rentals. The savings are substantial, even when you incorporate fuel costs. A family of four can literally save thousands over traditional air-hotel itineraries.’
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A newly-launched website, DieselRVSearch.com, not only provides RV lovers with the ability to buy and sell new and used RVs, it also offers RV resources to make life a little easier when on the road.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Florida based RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches, announced today the October 11 grand opening of their brand new full service RV rental and travel center in Fort Lauderdale. ‘We are very excited about opening our new facility which will now serve South Florida’s growing RV community perfectly,’ said CEO Rob Tischler.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The entire staff at New Hampshire Audi dealer Audi of Nashua has been energized by Audi’s recent statement that it wants to unseat German rival BMW as the leading luxury car maker in the world by 2015. Following its best-ever May, which was also its third-best sales month ever in the United States, Audi is spending more than $14 million on its Frankfurt Motor Show display to keep the momentum going.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Massachusetts MINI dealer MINI of Peabody will soon have the sportiest MINI yet, the MINI Cooper Coupe, or “Couper,” as it has already been lovingly dubbed on the internet. Available in three guises, the Cooper Coupe won’t arrive at MINI dealerships until October, but the much-anticipated vehicle recently made an early New England appearance at the June 18th MINIsOnTop meet.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When it debuts next year at New Hampshire Volkswagen dealership Quirk Volkswagen, the 2013 Volkswagen CC sports sedan will share the new Volkswagen design face already seen on the current 2011 Jetta and the 2012 Passat coming this summer.
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas A. Moretti (‘Tom’), age 71, a 26 year resident of Inverness, IL passed away due to complications from lung cancer surrounded by his daughters on June 14, 2011. Tom is survived by his loving daughters, Joette (Mark) Doran and Suzette (Jim) Roppel and his cherished grandchildren Jay and Sarah. His brother James Moretti, sisters Rita Kincess and Carol Gilio also survive him. Tom was a successful business man and renowned Packard car restorer and authority.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volkswagen’s 21st Century Beetle has received a lot of press for its flashy design, its deep history and even its powerful engines, but its price has until recently remained a mystery. This is the case no longer, as Volkswagen recently announced that the latest Beetle will carry an $18,995 starting price when it arrives this fall at Quirk Volkswagen of Braintree.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A V6 engine used to be considered a serious offense in a full-size truck, but Ford’s six-cylinder power plants are swaying new buyers’ opinions. U.S. Ford F-150 sales in May saw the automaker’s potent six-pots take the reins away from their V8 counterparts at Ford dealerships like Quirk Ford.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BMW is known for incorporating the latest technology to protect drivers and passengers, but starting this month, the automaker and its dealerships are asking drivers themselves to improve safety on the road by focusing more on driving and less on texting. BMW dealers including BMW of Peabody will add their support to a corporate-sponsored campaign of radio, print, television and Internet ads designed to expose the dangers of distracted driving.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Porsche Cayman S owners will soon discover that there is more power on the dark side. Porsche has added the 2012 Cayman S to its lineup of Black Edition cars, which feature black paint, popular option packages and, for the Cayman as well as the Boxster S, an extra 10 horsepower. The Cayman S Black Edition will round out Porsche’s black lineup when the sports car arrives in limited numbers at Porsche dealerships like Porsche of Nashua late this summer.
LATHAM, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There is typically a dividing line between cars made for sporty fun and those built for economy and safety, but Lexus has shaken things up with its new CT 200h. The hybrid hatchback produces thrills, saves on gas, and, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), potentially saves lives. Available at New Country Lexus of Latham, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h was recently named a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.
VALENCIA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LiveViewGPS, Inc. announced this week the launch of its new fleet tracking service – Fleettracking.com – that focuses on business to business (B2B) vehicle tracking. Fleettracking provides hardwired GPS vehicle trackers and portable battery-powered GPS tracking devices to businesses, nationwide.
HARTFORD, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Big things come in small packages.” “Size doesn’t matter.” Throw in any cliche out there and the MINI Cooper continues to prove them true, this time with the 2011 International Engine of the Year Award in the 1.4 to 1.8 liter capacity class. Received for the all-new engine in the 2011 MINI Cooper S, available at New Country MINI, the victory marks the fifth time that a MINI Cooper S engine has been honored by the international jury.
HARTFORD, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Winning an International Engine of the Year Award is a great accomplishment for any automaker, but winning four awards with four different engines is a feat only BMW could pull off. Among the four award winners from the Bavarian automaker is the TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that powers vehicles like the 2011 BMW 3 Series and 5 Series, both of which are available at New Country BMW.
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toyota truck fans know that the Tundra pickup is one tough hombre, but a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test revealed just how strong it is. Available at New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, the 2011 Toyota Tundra was one of just two large pickups to be named an IIHS Top Safety Pick after passing the institute’s roof crush test.
HARTFORD, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already an object of envy and lust among auto enthusiasts, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar is causing a stir as the first official pictures of its new topless body circulate the internet. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and arrive at Mercedes-Benz dealerships like New Country Mercedes-Benz this fall.
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BMW is a company known for powerful cars, but powerful landfills are another story. Harnessing landfill gas for power, BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant has increased its ranking to number four on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Top 20 On-Site Generation list of the largest green energy users. BMW is carrying over this sustainability theme into the all-electric BMW ActiveE and i3, which will be arriving at New York BMW dealers like Wide World BMW this fall and in 2013, respectively.
WESTPORT, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For a select few New York City cab drivers, only a Lexus will do, and now the New York Times is reporting that the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is trying to deny them the privilege of driving the luxury vehicle on the job. Available to the general public at Connecticut Lexus dealers like New Country Lexus of Westport, the Lexus RX 400h and RX 450h hybrid SUVs driven by cabbies in the Big Apple have been dubbed “too powerful” by the city commission.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There are certain driving moments that seem like they’re pulled straight from a movie, whether it is cruising over wide open plains or winding along a breezy coastal road. Now, MINI Cooper owners can take these moments and match them with a custom soundtrack based on their drive. The newly updated MINI Connected iPhone App is available in new vehicles at Greater Boston MINI dealer MINI of Peabody.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — High-powered Audi convertibles are a tradition at New Hampshire Audi dealerships like Audi of Nashua, which will have to make space next year for the automaker’s fastest drop-top yet, the 2012 R8 GT Spyder. The latest in a long line of Audi convertibles, the Audi R8 GT Spyder has been spotted during testing in Europe before its formal unveiling this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A 1963 Volkswagen Beetle brings to mind images of boulevard cruising and trips to the beach, but when late actor and race car driver Paul Newman laid eyes on his, he saw a speed machine. Newman’s own V8-powered Beetle has just been listed for sale, coinciding with the approaching debut of Volkswagen’s 21st century Beetle, a decidedly sportier car than the outgoing second-generation model that has been a staple at Volkswagen dealerships like Quirk VW for more than a decade.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether it’s the newest pop music sensation or low glucose levels that make you feel ill, the Ford SYNC system can help you find a cure. The innovative in-car entertainment and navigation system is learning a few new tricks to monitor driver health that may soon be found in showrooms like Quirk Ford in Quincy.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kia’s first-ever hybrid, the 2011 Optima Hybrid, sporting class-leading mileage and luxury amenities, will be debuting at Massachusetts Kia dealerships like Quirk Kia this June. With fuel efficiency of 35 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, the Optima Hybrid is set to take the fight straight to its midsize sedan competitors just as the summer travel season heats up.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A group of 10 high school students from Los Angeles recently had the ride of their young lives as two Buick Enclaves escorted them to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to write poetry with First Lady Michelle Obama. Buick’s luxury crossover SUV transported students from the nonprofit teen-literature group Get Lit to the White House’s annual gathering of poets, musicians and artists on May 11. Available at Quirk Buick GMC, the Buick Enclave has proven popular from the capital to the Cascades.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the midst of its own recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Nissan is reaching out to the storm-battered Southeastern United States with special pricing and more flexible financing on its vehicles. Nissan’s Japanese recovery efforts continue, with increased production at its repaired factories helping to meet demand at U.S. Nissan dealers like Massachusetts-based Quirk Nissan.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 43-mile-long Yungas Road in Bolivia is considered by many to be the most dangerous stretch for vehicles in the world, claiming the lives of 200 to 300 travelers each year. It is fitting, then, that Mitsubishi took its Outlander and Outlander Sport to the “Road of Death” to prove that their all-wheel drive technology provides traction in the most critical situations. Currently available at Quirk Mitsubishi, the Outlander and Outlander Sport are featured in a new ad campaign performing their latest driving feats.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While some people worry about the daily weather forecast, Subaru owners can rest easy knowing that their all-wheel-drive equipped vehicles will get them where they need to go, no matter what obstacles Mother Nature throws in their way. That is the message of Subaru’s new ad campaign, “The World’s Worst Weatherman.” As the campaign gains steam, the automaker’s weather-defiant vehicles continue to leave Greater Boston Subaru dealers like Quirk Works Subaru at a rapid pace, following record-setting April sales in the United States.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Life is full of seemingly trivial choices that lead us to rather significant outcomes. That’s the premise of a new interactive film, “Being Henry,” made to promote the all-new Range Rover Evoque crossover arriving this fall at Land Rover Peabody, a Massachusetts Range Rover dealer. By allowing viewers to make the decisions of the main character, the film exposes the watcher to a wide variety of zany situations and eccentric characters.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The word slow isn’t in Porsche’s vocabulary, and while recent news that the automaker is packing more power into their upcoming Cayenne, Panamera and 911 models may come as no surprise, it is no less thrilling for Porsche enthusiasts. Soon, New Hampshire Porsche dealerships like Porsche of Nashua will play host to some of the most powerful Porsches ever built, with each producing at least 500 horsepower.
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York Toyota dealers like New Country Toyota of Clifton Park will be among the first in the nation to receive the new Toyota Prius Plug-In when it debuts in early 2012. The improved Prius is capable of traveling up to 13 miles without using a drop of gas, boosting its already impressive fuel-economy credentials.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Auto Dealers Association’s NADAguides.com has chosen the rugged 2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail as one of their Must Consider vehicles for 2011. Capable of performing on and off-road, the 4Runner has been an evergreen favorite at New York Toyota dealers like New Country Toyota since it made its debut in 1984.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fans of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are famous for their devotion, but when it comes to Facebook, Audi has them both beat. According to a recent analysis by marketing company Visibli, Audi’s fans are the most engaged on Facebook. This engagement is also reflected offline at local Audi dealerships like Audi of Nashua, where their customers regularly take part in fun dealer events.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first new Volkswagen Passat destined for buyers rolled off the Chattanooga, Tenn. assembly line in mid-April, which means Passats will arrive at New Hampshire Volkswagen dealerships like Quirk Volkswagen soon. Designed specifically for the North American market like the hugely successful 2011 VW Jetta, the new Passat will play a large role in helping Volkswagen reach its goal of increasing sales in the United States and beyond.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Massachusetts drivers are going to have to “Get used to more” Chevrolet Cruzes after dealerships like Quirk Chevy helped the bowtie brand celebrate the start of its centennial year with record sales numbers. Chevrolet sold 416,505 vehicles in the first three months of 2011 in the United States, an increase of 23 percent over the same period last year. Worldwide, 1.1 million Chevrolets were sold, led by the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze with 150,652 units, a 117 percent increase over 2010.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chose automobile manufacturer Nissan as a 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, adding green credentials to its vehicles and Greater Boston Nissan dealers like Quirk Nissan. It’s the second consecutive year Nissan has received the award in recognition of its continuing efforts to reduce energy use.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater Boston Ford dealers like Quirk Ford are charged up after Ford Motor Company named Boston to its list of the top 25 electric-vehicle-ready cities in the United States. Though plug-in electric vehicles have yet to appear at dealerships in significant numbers, Ford has been hard at work ensuring that the infrastructure it will need for the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric is in place.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time is almost up for Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents who want a chance to win a new Nissan Altima from Quirk Automotive Group. The window to submit for contest entries in the Quirk Ultimate Altima Giveaway will end on May 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. No entries will be accepted after this deadline.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Flashy Kia concept vehicles have become a staple at car shows around the world, sporting advanced technology and futuristic good looks that actually make it to production. From the popular Soul to the Rio, Kia’s design revolution has been a sales hit for Kia dealers like Quirk Kia of Braintree, Massachusetts. Kia Soul sales in March nearly doubled and the sleek 2011 Sportage flew off the lots faster than ever before.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agents of Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be fighting crime in style in “Thor,” thanks to Acura’s partnership with Paramount Pictures and Marvel. In the movie, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will be behind the wheel of the recently unveiled 2012 Acura TL and Acura SUVs, including some custom Acura S.H.I.E.L.D. TLs equipped with crime-busting gear you won’t find at local Acura dealers like Acura of Peabody.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While most drivers study horsepower, fuel economy and sticker prices, truly savvy car buyers know that resale value is one of the biggest factors in choosing the right car. Buyers who leave Subaru dealers like Quirk Works Subaru in Braintree, Massachusetts with an Impreza WRX will be ahead of the game at trade-in time.
PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Land Rover has been named the most-improved luxury brand in Automotive Leasing Group’s (ALG) Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study (PQS). While Land Rover vehicles have traditionally been praised for their off-road prowess, ALG found that the brand had gained traction in luxury circles from an increase in popularity of the 2011 Range Rover Sport, currently at Land Rover Peabody, and strong consumer interest in the upcoming, fuel-efficient Range Rover Evoque.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the recent climb in oil prices, RV travel is expected to reach record levels this year, according to Florida RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. ‘It’s common for us to see a spike in sales during the summer, however this year we’re seeing dramatic increases in bookings all the way through December and into 2012,’ said CEO Rob Tischler.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s one of the most creative forms of car advertising – Hijack Advertising. And, Take1ifyoudare.com, the brains behind the concept, is offering free gas to people who let them use their cars to show it off.
NASHUA, N.H. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Porsche of Nashua is proud to announce that customers can now find the most dependable vehicle available in North America on its lot. J.D. Power and Associates has named the Porsche 911 sports coupe as the most dependable vehicle on the road in the 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Team TSI, LLC, a national installation contractor, announces that due to a steady increase in revenue and the need for an ever expanding national footprint, they will be bringing on additional installation technicians to meet the growing demands of their customers and vendors. This move could be seen as aggressive, even reckless by some during an economy when most companies continue to downsize.
QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — How would a new Nissan Altima make your life better? That’s the question the Quirk Automotive Group is asking its Massachusetts and New Hampshire customers in its Ultimate Altima Giveaway, which runs from April 3 until May 1.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When most drivers think of a family car, what usually comes to mind is a large, unwieldy minivan-type vehicle. Volkswagen, which has always defied popular perceptions of what a vehicle “should” look like, has a surprising challenge to those minivans: the family-friendly VW Golf. Currently available at Greater Boston Volkswagen dealer Quirk Volkswagen, the 2011 Golf was recently named a 2011 Top 10 Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.