Toyota Santa Monica meets Governor Schwarzenegger @ Alt Car Expo

October 19, 2009 lacarguy Concept Vehicles, Diesel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Toyota Santa Monica Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Toyota Santa Monica participated in the Ride and
Drive Lot at the
4th Annual Alt Car Expo on October 2-3 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic. The Ride and Drive Lot provided a hands-on experience with all different  technologies
of vehicle manufacturers representing the latest choices of Electric, Hydrogen,
Biodiesel, Natural Gas, Propane, Hybrid, Plug In, Ethanol and Cycling.


Toyota Santa Monica's General Manager Bill Rinker and General Sales Manager Billy Rinker (along with 11 Toyota Santa Monica product specialists) answered questions and gave test drives throughout the day.

Said Bill, "we were really impressed with the turnout. Over two days there were approximately 10,000 people coming and going.  We had 7 hybrid vehicles to show and did over 100 test drives!  One of our highlights was getting to speak with Governor Schwarzenegger who was especially interested in the solar
paneled roof on the Prius."

Lexus Santa Monica energy-saving retrofit completed

October 19, 2009 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments
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Lexus Santa Monica just completed an energy-saving retrofit by installing highly-efficient lights in the service
bays and wash rack.  The old lighting system was made
of 400w to 1000w metal halide lamps which consumed about 121,340 kWh per year. With the retrofit, the new lights are highly
efficient "T8" lamps. The energy consumption per year will decrease
to 55,576 kWh (The equivalent of taking 5 cars off the road!).

This retrofit is just one of many moves LAcarGUY.com dealerships are working on to help offset our carbon footprint. Stay tuned for more exciting green initiatives we are working on.

Pacific Porsche Panamera Octoberfest Launch Party & Service Clinic this Saturday

October 14, 2009 lacarguy New Cars, Pacific Porsche, Porsche Tags: , 0 Comments

Panamera-launch

 

Saturday, October 17, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm (test drives available)
Kindly RSVP by October 15, 2009

Service Clinic: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Call for reservations: 310.891.2100
27-point technician inspection – Talk with the techs.
$77.50* oil service exchange (*excludes Carrera GT)

Join us as we launch the new 2010 Porsche Panamera at the Celebration Of First Event. Not only will you get
the chance to see the Panamera’s daunting power, relentless precision and luxurious seating for four, but you
may find yourself being the very first to take a test drive. So come celebrate. And witness, yet, another
Porsche first. The 2010 Panamera will be on display and you’ll receive a complimentary gift bag for attending.

For more info or to schedule a test drive go to PacificPorsche.com

Pacific Porsche Panamera Octoberfest Launch Party & Service Clinic this Saturday

October 14, 2009 lacarguy 0 Comments

Panamera-launch

 

Saturday, October 17, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm (test drives available)
Kindly RSVP by October 15, 2009

Service Clinic: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Call for reservations: 310.891.2100
27-point technician inspection – Talk with the techs.
$77.50* oil service exchange (*excludes Carrera GT)

Join us as we launch the new 2010 Porsche Panamera at the Celebration Of First Event. Not only will you get
the chance to see the Panamera’s daunting power, relentless precision and luxurious seating for four, but you
may find yourself being the very first to take a test drive. So come celebrate. And witness, yet, another
Porsche first. The 2010 Panamera will be on display and you’ll receive a complimentary gift bag for attending.

For more info or to schedule a test drive go to PacificPorsche.com

LAcarGUY.com sponsors 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival

October 13, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Lexus Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY.com is returns as Presenting sponsor of the 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival. 

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The festival takes place on Sunday, October 25th and we aren't just sponsoring… Each of our dealerships will have entries in the race. We're car guys, what did you expect?

LAcarGUY will be also bring several of our 2010 vehicles to the race, so be sure to come by and say hi.

What is the World Famous Pumpkin Race?

A fun-spirited festival like no other! The highlight of the Pumpkin Race
is a unique side-by-side single elimination race featuring handcrafted,
decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful, and dramatic
display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Race Car teams
battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy. We
also award other prizes for Best Decoration, Most Innovative Design, and
Best Crash.  Proceeds for this event go to the Beach Cities Education Foundation.

To get more info to enter your pumpkin race car go to http://www.pumpkinrace.com/

Toyota of Hollywood sponsoring LA Femme Film Festival

October 12, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , 0 Comments

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Toyota of Hollywood and LAcarGUY.com are excited to sponsor the 2009 Los Angeles Femme Film Festival. LA Femme is a premiere festival that focuses on women filmmakers who create commercial films for a worldwide audience. The festival offers a unique opportunity for women
who seek a more creative approach to filmmaking as well as enabling domestic and international film distribution. LFIFF’s mission is dedicated to honoring all the contributions in entertainment by leading female directors, producers, writers and talent in cinema. The festival also supports the non-profit, Jonsson Cancer Research Foundation at UCLA for breast cancer.

The opening night gala (“Girls Night Out”) is October 15th at The Grove and LAcarGUY.com owner Mike Sullivan will say a few words in addition to showing off the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius. Toyota of Hollywood General Manager Don Mushin will be in attendance for the gala and festival.

For more info or to buy tickets go to: www.lafemme.org

Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius & VW Golf TDI nominated for "Green Car of the Year".

October 8, 2009 lacarguy Audi, Diesel Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Pacific Audi, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Santa Monica 0 Comments

The Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI have been nominated for "Green Car of the Year." We'll be rooting for all three since we carry all three models at LAcarGUY.com.   We have the 2010 Prius in stock at Toyota of Hollywood and Toyota Santa Monica.  Pacific Audi will carry the A3 TDI very soon and VW Santa Monica and Pacific VW are looking forward to seeing their first TDI Golf soon.

Five cars nominated for 'green' honors | detnews.com | The Detroit News
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Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius & VW Golf TDI nominated for “Green Car of the Year”.

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The Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI have been nominated for "Green Car of the Year." We'll be rooting for all three since we carry all three models at LAcarGUY.com.   We have the 2010 Prius in stock at Toyota of Hollywood and Toyota Santa Monica.  Pacific Audi will carry the A3 TDI very soon and VW Santa Monica and Pacific VW are looking forward to seeing their first TDI Golf soon.

Five cars nominated for 'green' honors | detnews.com | The Detroit News
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Pacific Porsche offers Cayman for Hole In One

October 7, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Pacific Porsche 0 Comments

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Pacific Porsche will be giving away a Porsche Cayman for the Hole In One promotion at the annual Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Tournament.  The event will take place at Rolling Hills Country Club on Monday, October 12th in Palos Verdes.  More info at www.manhattanbeachchamber.net.  All proceeds go to Walk with Sally, South Bay Family Heathcare Center and the Jon Wilhite Recovery Fund.

Good luck to all participants in this great cause!

LAcarGUY participates in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup

September 21, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY employees had a great time on saturday participating in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup.  The event was a HUGE success with over 14,000 volunteers in attendance to clean up our beaches for 3 hours on Saturday. Heal The Bay also set a record for removing over 300,000 lbs of trash.  Amazing job Heal the Bay. We were proud to be a part of the clean up.