Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Conicelli Pledges Support for 2010 ADA “Driving Away the Cold” Campaign

Conicelli Autoplex will donate coats for needy kids through Operation Warm and Auto Dealers Association of Greater PhiladelphiaOperation Warm is one of the largest nonprofit organizations that distribute new winter coats in the United States to children that cannot afford them.

To complement this effort, the Foundation asked the Dealer Members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) to participate in the We Pledge portion of the program by donating an additional new coat for each car sold in their dealerships during the month of September. This campaign is directed to fulfill a need so basic that most of us take for granted.

Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation purchased 10,000 new winter coats and, through Operation Warm, will distribute them to needy children in Philadelphia’s five-county area this fall. Conicelli Nissan, Conicelli Honda, Conicelli Toyota, Conicelli Scion, Conicelli Hyundai in Conshohocken, PA, and Conicelli Toyota in Springfield, PA have each agreed to donate an additional coat for each vehicle sold from September 1 to September 30, 2010.

Last year the combined franchises of Conicelli Autoplex donated a total of 800 coats to Operation Warm and the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia for the 2009 Driving Away the Cold Campaign.

The federal definition of poverty is a family of four living on an annual income below $22,050. According to Pennsylvania statistics from 2009, 430,000 children would be defined as living in poverty. With annual income of just $44,100 per year for that same family of four, the number of children more than doubles to 974,000. By federal standards, at least 150,000 children in the five-county Philadelphia area are poverty stricken. Driving Away the Cold was designed to ensure that this classification does not define the lives of these children.

For low income and poor families, parents struggle with difficult choices every day. Food or electricity? Clothes or rent? The gift of a new winter coat to a child in need allows for just one easy choice for the parent but it warms the body and soul of the child. It supercharges the recipient's self esteem and helps him or her to arrive to school warm, on time and ready to learn. It reminds that child that he or she is valued.

For more info, please check out Conicelli's Press Release for Operation Warm.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Conicelli Autoplex is a Main Event Sponsor for the 18th Conshohocken Fun Fest for 2010

Join Conicelli for the 18th Annual Conshohocken FunFest on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.

The FunFest has a "new location". It is now located at the Conshohocken "A" Field at East 11th Avenue and Harry Streets in Conshohocken. There are bathrooms, grass for the kids area, more parking and no hills!

In Eighteen years the Conshohocken FunFest has raised more than $100,000.00 for many charities both local and national.

There is a 5K Run through Conshy. Walkers and runners alike are welcome...baby strollers and pets too! Your donations and support are greatly appreciated.

Registration: 9:30am

Group Warm-up: 10:15am

Race Begins: 10:30am

Fest Activities

Adults and children alike can all take part in the fun activities at the FunFest. "Kids Korner" featuring moonbounces, sand art, face painting, and other arts and crafts sponsored by Beanie Bounce Party Rentals.

Food and Beer Garden

Come taste some of the fabulous food Conshy has to offer including: cheesesteaks, pork sandwiches, sweets and more.

Entertainment (live music): The VooDUDES between 2-4pm.

Click here to see the Sponsors for this event.

Click here to visit Conshohocken Fun Fest Website.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

A Bear Steals a Toyota Corolla!!!

Having food in your car is usually a bad idea, as leaving your lunch on the seat can make the whole interior stink, or, even worse, attract bears. One Colorado teen recently learned this lesson the hardest way possible, as a peanut butter sandwich left on his back seat attracted a black bear with the unusual skill of grand theft auto.

Police estimate that the bear was searching out a midnight snack and opened the door of this kid's unlocked Toyota Corolla on his own and entered the vehicle. When the door somehow closed on its own, the bear went from Yogi looking for a pic-a-nick basket to something out of the Exorcist. At some point during the bear's desctruction of the Corolla's interior, the transmission made its way out of Park, sending the sedan and it's assuredly un-licensed driver rolling down the driveway and into the woods. There's no explanation of how the bear eventually exited the Corolla, but we do know he left behind a large steaming present on the driver seat.

SOURCE: Autoblog.com

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mr. Nice Guy's Summer Safety Tips for Your Backyard BBQ

With summer in full swing, so begins the season of backyard BBQs. It’s vital that having a great time go hand in hand with having a safe time. There are many commonly considered – and not-so-obvious – dangers hosts and guests alike should be mindful of to avoid spoiling the party.

Follow Mr. Nice Guy's tips to prevent backyard BBQ hazards:

· Before the guests arrive, it is important to make the entire home and yard party safe. Please consider the following precautionary measures:

· Pay attention to hazards on the property that could take a visitor by surprise, such as a hole in the ground or steep steps.

· Erect barriers and/or warn people about any hazard to avoid.

· Take special care of items on the property that may attract children, such as a swimming pool, trampoline, or swing-set; reinforce to guests that children must be accompanied by an adult in order to enjoy the fun.


According to the United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2003-2006 U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7,900 home fires involving grills per year. These fires caused 120 injuries and $80 million in direct property damage.
Here are a few safety tips for grilling:

· Check grill for safety hazards. Gas connections should be checked for leaks by applying a soapy water solution as bubbles will form if gas is escaping. Damaged or corroded gas tanks should be replaced and not used.

· Be careful when lighting grill. Only use charcoal lighter fluid to light charcoal. Do not use gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable or combustible liquid. In addition, the lighter fluid should be used before lighting the charcoal – not while it is burning.

· Don’t leave a burning grill unattended. If the grill is on, don’t turn your back. Small children and pets should also be kept away from the grilling area.

· Turn off the gas when not using the grill. After every use, shut off the gas and store it in an outdoor location away from where children play, out of direct sunlight and at least five feet from any building openings at or below the level of the propane tank.


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 260 children under the age of five drown in swimming pools each year. More than 100 of the victims drown in other household products such as bathtubs, spas, buckets and man-made landscape ponds.

To help keep pools safe, many local government agencies require the pool to be fenced with a latching gate. In addition to the fences, pool owners should also consider creating as many additional barriers as possible – such as door alarms, locks and safety covers – to make it difficult for a child to get into the pool area when not in use.

CPSC offers these additional tips to help prevent drowning deaths:

· Since every second counts, always look for a missing child in the pool first.

· Don’t leave toys and floats in the pool that can attract young children.

· Secure ladders on above-ground and inflatable pools when not in use.

· Even if children can swim, it doesn’t make them drown-proof. Always supervise children.

· Even in inflatable pools, infants and toddlers should always be within touching distance. These pools generally contain about 30 gallons of water.

· When an inflatable pool is not in use, drain the water and deflate the pool.

· Follow the layers of protection (i.e. barriers and fences) rule with large inflatable pools.

· Know CPR. Be prepared to rescue a child with life saving techniques if necessary.

Trampoline injuries have been on the rise for more than a decade now. The CPSC estimates that more than 100,000 injuries associated with trampolines – 88 percent of which involved children under the age of 18 - occurred in 2008.

Here are the steps you can take to help prevent serious trampoline injuries:

· Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time.

· Due to risk of paralysis, do not attempt or allow somersaults.

· Ensure spring, hooks and frame is completely covered with shock-absorbing pads.

· Place the trampoline away from structures, trees, and other play areas.

· No child under 6 years of age should use a full-size trampoline. Do not use a ladder with the trampoline because it provides unsupervised access by small children.

· Always supervise children who use a trampoline.

· Trampoline enclosures can help prevent injuries from falls off trampolines.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Why Buy Gen Y?

Generation Y - A label attributed to people born during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Are Generation Y new vehicle buyers really different from the older generations? The youngest vehicle buyers in the market are very different when vehicle selection reasons are considered. With over 70 million prospective new car buyers in the Generation Y population, they are rivaling the Baby Boomer generation as a source of sales. Being three times the size of Generation X (1961 to 1981), they are the biggest thing to hit the American scene since the 72 million baby boomers.

“This is the first generation to come along that's big enough to hurt a boomer brand simply by giving it the cold shoulder.” - Ellen Neuborne

Many young people are graduating from college and unable to find a job and in student loan debt. That is why it is important to take advantage of such programs built around the fallen economy such as Hyundai’s Assurance Program and the $1000 College Grad Rebate Program at Toyota. In this day in age, affordability and durability are the two most important things for this generation.

''Most marketers perceive them as kids. When you do that, you fail to take in what they are telling you about the consumers they're becoming,'' says J. Walker Smith, a managing partner at Yankelovich Partners Inc. who specializes in generational marketing. ''This is not about teenage marketing. It's about the coming of age of a generation.''

Reasons for Gen Y to Purchase Cars from Conicelli:
- College Grad Rebate Program (Toyota: $1,000, Nissan: $500, Hyundai: $400
- Automatic approval at Honda with rates as low as 0.9% for College grads.
- Building a line of credit when financing
- Have cars that are targeted towards fuel efficiency and sleek look
- Hyundai’s Assurance Program (if you lose your job within 1 year of purchase, they will let you return it)
- 350+ used vehicles. Used cars are the target market for Gen Y Car Buyers.
- Special finance for people that have low or no credit.

Please call Michael Hammond Jr. at 484-429-3833 or email Mikeh@conicelliautoplex.com if you have any questions on a vehicle or want to set up an appointment for a test drive!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Hyundai Sonata Uncensored Tour at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 28-29th

Be a guest at the Hyundai Sonata Uncensored Tour—an exclusive, no-charge driving event where you can test the all-new 2011 Sonata against its top competitors at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA, August 28-29, 2010.

• With 200HP1, 35MPG2 and its striking exterior, Sonata is designed to be talked about.

• Compare the 2011 Sonata against Accord and Camry on a special closed course.

• Tell us exactly what you think in the Sonata Uncensored video driver’s seat.

• Zero sales pressure. Lots of fun. Guaranteed.

• Receive a complimentary gift worth $30 for attending
Register now to reserve your space. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://www.sonatauncensored.com/Register1.aspx or call 800.575.1303

Reserve your drive time so that you can see how the all-new Hyundai Sonata stacks up against its top competitors.

Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

A valid driver's license.

About an hour. But you're welcome to stay as long as you wish.

Yes, however no child care will be provided. Please note that there are no activities for children and they
must be supervised by an adult at all times. Also, there are no child seats available at these events. One
passenger may accompany the driver and must be 18 years of age or older.

The all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata (multiple vehicles for driving), plus two static Sonata display vehicles
that you can explore inside and out. There will also be a preview model of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
For comparison drives, there will be current models of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

Follow the directional signs once you're at the event location.


This is an outdoor-only event and it will continue in the event of drizzle or light rain. However, safety is our
first concern. Heavy rains, electrical storms, strong winds or thunderstorms may cause temporary delays
and/or cancellation of any event.

Anyone who is at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license.

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