Amazing Race to Benefit 1,000 Kids

Watch this week’s Motormouth Podcast and find out about an amazing challenge for a worthy cause. Maverick’s AMAZING Race is a fund-raising event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo & Canyon, Texas. This scavenger-hunt-like race is patterned after the TV show “The Amazing Race,” and features teams of two competing in mental and physical challenges at popular locations throughout a 5-mile radius of downtown Amarillo. Don’t wait! The deadline to register is May 1st. Simply text Maverick to 51555 and you’re in! Ready, set, go!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo & Canyon, Texas.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo & Canyon, Texas.

Check out our weekly Motormouth Video Podcast for all the latest news and events for the Street Auto Group; Street Toyota, Street Volkswagen and Street Select.

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‘Election-style campaigns for dealers’ or ‘Making Dealers Great Again?’

Check out our weekly Motormouth Podcast as we simulcast with AutoAlert’sFuzeNews and discuss everything from nap pods to election-style campaigns for automotive dealers!

Time Magazine's Dealer of the Year, Kitty Van Bortel talks with Joey Little of AutoAlert.
Time Magazine’s Dealer of the Year, Kitty Van Bortel talks with Joey Little of AutoAlert.

‘Election-style campaigns for dealers’ or ‘Making Dealers Great Again?’  Social Media strategist Joey Little addresses election-style campaigns for dealers.

Street Auto Group’s Motormouth Podcast was honored to interview “@SocialLittleMan” Joey Little of AutoAlert at the NADA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas recently.

“Joey has demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of social media as it relates to us the automotive industry” says Brad Paschal, E-Commerce Director for the Street Auto Group in Amarillo, Texas.  “Joey is so creative.  His unique ideas are original and real” says Brad.

Joey is the Director of Digital & Social Engagement at AutoAlert, LLC.  MotoFuze, LLC recently combined forces with industry leader, AutoAlert.  AutoAlert is a company that offers retailers a single login platform that integrates all the tools they need to run their online social media, marketing and campaigning strategies in a revolutionary way.  Little is tasked with ensuring AutoAlert’s and MotoFuze’s continued growth and success in assisting automotive dealers sell more cars.

Street Toyota and Street Volkswagen of Amarillo offer a Texas size selection with small town customer service. We are located at 8707 Pilgrim Drive in Amarillo and easy to get to from anywhere in the Amarillo or Texas Panhandle area. Please call (806) 350-8999.

Check out our weekly Motormouth Video Podcast on iTunes:https://goo.gl/MGYDlM  Check out Joey Little on FuzeNews and follow his weekly social media blog: @SocialLittleMan

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@SocialLittleMan

Larry Gatlin to perform a benefit concert at West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX, March 26, 2016 (Newswire) –Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin will be performing in an intimate dinner concert to benefit the establishment of his wife’s new music scholarship at West Texas A&M.  “Janis Moss Gatlin grew up in Odessa and was once a student here at WTAMU” says Dr. Darrell Bledsoe, senior lecturer at the University.  “This scholarship will help our students in the new music industry program here at the WTAMU School of Music Bledsoe says.

This special event, entitled ‘An Evening of Dinner and Song with Larry Gatlin,’ will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5th at Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center on the WTAMU Campus.  A meet-and-greet with this world-renowned artist will be prefaced before dinner at 6:30 pm. Gatlin’s country-pop performance of his well-known repertoire will highlight the evening.

David Walker, Dr. Darrell Bledsoe and John Luciano
David Walker, Dr. Darrell Bledsoe and John Luciano

“Gatlin started singing as a young man at his church in Seminole, Texas” explained Bledsoe, recently on the weekly Motormouth Podcast, show sponsored by Street Toyota and Street Volkswagen of Amarillo, Texas.  “He sang on his local radio station too” says Bledsoe.  Gatlin is best know for his musical hits with his group Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers.  Gatlin joined the Imperials, a gospel group while at the University of Houston.  “That’s when he met up with Dottie West and things started to skyrocket for him” says Bledsoe.  Gatlin secured a solo deal with Monument Records in 1973.  A prolific season of albums and Top-20 hits soon followed.  The Gatlin Brother’s song All the Gold in California was released under the Columbia label.

Broken Lady, released in 1975 was Gatlin’s second big hit on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 5. This song won him a Grammy award in 1976 for Best Country Song and has also been recorded by Dottie West.

To purchase concert tickets, RSVP by April 1, 2016 by calling (806) 651-2840 or emailing mlittle@wtamu.edu. For additional information, contact the marketing department at Street Auto Group at (806) 355-9846 or (806) 350-8999.

“We’re honored to help Dr. Bledsoe in promoting this great cause” says Mike Good, General Manager of Street Toyota.  “We’ve been a long-time supporter of the University and we’re so excited to have a hand in spreading the word about Larry Gatlin coming to town.”

‘Like,’ Share and Comment on Street Toyota’s Facebook post for a chance to win a pair of tickets before Monday, March 28th!

Street Toyota is the largest, high-volume dealership in the West-Texas Panhandle region.  For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas or online at http://www.streettoyota.com/ Call (806) 355-9846 for more information.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 12 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the West-Texas Panhandle area.  They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/

Let the Car Catchers capture the car of your dreams!

Unleash the power of Car Catcher to capture the car of your dreams! Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas announces their high-tech website tool to help you locate the exact car, truck or SUV that you’ve always wanted. “We’ll find whatever you’re looking for” says General Manager, John ‘Lucky’ Luciano. “You won’t even need your elephant gun.” Check out all the details of this world-class, Jurassic-sized program in our most recent ‘Motormouth Video Podcast.’

You don’t have to be a secret agent to get the best deal!

You don't have to be a secret agent to get the best deal on your next car, truck or SUV!
You don’t have to be a secret agent to get the best deal on your next car, truck or SUV!

Check out our secret agent spoof from one of our favorite TV shows!

Q:) Do you remember who Maxwell Smart worked for?

Watch our video and Check out the fun!

Should I put nitrogen in my tires?

David Walker and John Luciano have a blast
David Walker and John Luciano have a blast

Motormouths John ‘Lucky’ Luciano and David Walker take the challenge; Nitrogen vs. Nitrous Oxide! You’ll get a bang out of today’s video podcast! Consult your physician if you experience laughter for two hours or more.

What’s all the fuss about replacing the air in your tires with nitrogen? Listen in as John and David explain that what you put in your tires matters! Also, take a sneak peek at the new Supra from Toyota and the exciting Dune and Denim Beetles from Volkswagen!

Subscribe to our Motormouth Podcast using your favorite podcast app: 1) Search for ‘Motormouth’ 2) Click on the red, Motormouth podcast 3) Listen and enjoy (it’s like aromatherapy for your ears without the hot wax)!

Check out the fun: https://www.facebook.com/streetautomotivegroup/videos/1646348818947543/

I’m looking for nice people at Street Volkswagen in Amarillo

The Street Volkswagen Team
The Street Volkswagen Team

Business is growing and I need more friendly people!

Come join our winning team at Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas.  I’m looking for the perfect person to assist our fast-paced, growing Sales Department as an automotive Internet Sales Specialist.

Internet Sales Specialist help our customers find the vehicle that’s right for them! If you like meeting people and have good customer service skills, give us a call to set up a time to come talk with us at our brand new, state-of-the art facility on Soncy Road, near 45th.

Qualified Applicants must have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good grammar and spelling ability
  • An aptitude for making outbound telephone calls

As an Internet Sales Specialist you will:

  • Determine vehicle requirements by working with customers
  • Answers inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing information
  • Resolves customer concerns by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problems
  • Explain features and benefits of a wide variety of vehicles based on customer’s needs and wants
  • Maintains a customer database by entering detailed information on customer activities
  • Participates in educational opportunities such as vehicle training
  • Have fun by helping our Volkswagen customers have a world-class experience

If you think you might be a good fit for this position, please call Jeanine Clement or Shane Giese today to set up a time to come talk with us at our brand new, state-of-the art facility on Soncy Road: (806) 350-8999. Please email me your updated resume to: john_luciano@streetvw.com and let me know you saw this job mentioned on LinkedIn.

Street Volkswagen

8707 Pilgrim Drive

Amarillo, TX 79119

(806) 350-8999

We’re located just South of 45th on Soncy Road, about a block South of Academy Sports… Look for the high-tech, glass building and blue VW logo!

Lucky

The Lighter Side of Volkswagen’s Troubles

Motormouths: John Luciano and Flo
Motormouths: John Luciano and Flo

As a member of the Dealer Council for Volkswagen Group of America, I got to see, firsthand, the exciting and innovate designs to be unveiled this year.

Even the high-tech building that houses Volkswagen’s U.S. headquarters in Herndon, Virginia is an amazing feat of architectural wonder. Thoughtful design is incorporated into each of its 185,000 square feet. A central, interconnecting staircase between the second and sixth floors is a sight to behold.

Naturally, the Council also discussed the continued challenges that face Volkswagen; both for our customers and dealers.

One of the most interesting things I discovered at this meeting was something that wasn’t on the agenda; Humor and playful communication.

While tackling some of the most important (and serious) issues within your organization, remember to strengthen your relationships with everyone involved by triggering some positive feelings. We simply think better the less stress we have.

When we laugh with one another, that positive bond is created. This bond acts as a strong cushion against stress.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

A study published in the Harvard Business Review discusses how followers mirror their leaders. According to this study in behavioral neuroscience, human brains contain mirror neurons. A subset of these mirror neurons is to detect other people’s smiles and laughter, prompting smiles and laughter in return.

A leader or coworker who is self-controlled and humorless will rarely engage those neurons in his team, but a boss who laughs and sets an easygoing tone puts those neurons to work, triggering spontaneous laughter and binding his team together in the process.

Check out some of the fun in action: https://www.facebook.com/StreetVolkswagen/videos/1182656061746084/ 

What will you do to make your coworkers or staff smile today? Sometimes business can be seriously fun! – Lucky

Street Toyota announces record sales

Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota
Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota

AMARILLO, TX – Street Toyota in Amarillo achieved the 40th highest volume in used car sales out of 13,050 in the state of Texas for 2015.  “This is a great accomplishment” says Mike Good, General Manager of Street Toyota.  “Ranking 40th in Texas is huge when you consider that we’re the most populous State, after California.”

Street Toyota’s rankings were announced recently by Cross-Sell Reports, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, which collects the information via state departments of motor vehicles.  Street Toyota’s rankings were compared to more than 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas, according to The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA).   There are over 13,050 used car dealers in Texas when all independent lots are included.

“We’re honored to help so many families with their transportation needs in the West-Texas Panhandle area” says Cory Dupriest, General Sales Manager of Street Toyota.

With nearly 27 million inhabitants, Texas would actually rank number 47 in size worldwide if Texas was compared as an independent country (Saudi Arabia (30.8 million) and Australia (23.6 million)).  Street Toyota’s sales volume competes with dealerships in cities with large Motorplex areas like the Dallas/Fort Worth region at 6.4 million people.

“Last year we helped 2,858 people find the exact pre-owned or Toyota Certified Pre-Owned car that they needed” says Good.  “It’s not the total number of sales that impresses us, it’s the fact that we’re blessed with so many opportunities to serve our neighbors and friends in this part of the country” says Good. “It’s what makes coming to work every day so fulfilling.”

Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000.  “By paying attention to the needs of our customers we’ve been able to assist families not just from Texas, but also from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas” says Dupriest.

For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To speak with a representative, visit http://www.streettoyota.com/ or call the dealership at (806) 355-9846.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 11 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/