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Tom’s Unbelievable Test Drive

Lincoln Canada has released Tom’s Unbelievable Test Drive, where they partnered with the musical WICKED and Chef Mark McEwan to surprise Lincoln owner, Tom Jonas, with a test drive like no other.

Jonas and his wife, Barbara, set out to take a standard test drive of the new MKC. The day took an unexpected turn when the MKC was escorted by motorcycles creating a VIP motorcade procession. They were led to their first stop, Chef Mark McEwan’s Bymark restaurant. At the restaurant, Jonas was surprised by his two daughters and was able to experience a personal tour, customized meal, and private performance by a cast member of his favorite musical, WICKED. Jonas and his family were given VIP tickets to WICKED and the entire cast sang happy birthday to him after the show.

The entire experience was inspired by Jonas, who is known in his community for his continuous involvement, generosity and big heart. Lincoln was touched by his story and his drive to help others. Peter Jansen, Director of Lincoln Canada, said, “Tom’s story inspired us to create this special experience for him, incorporating his favorite things— family, theatre and great food. We want all our clients to expect the unexpected with Lincoln as we evolve into a world-class luxury brand with a highly personal ownership experience.”

Go here to watch the video and check out our Lincoln MKC inventory.

Let’s Be Bully-Free!

It is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month! Davis-Moore has proudly partnered with Kansas Children’s Services League (KCSL) to provide valuable bullying information and resources.

Bullying is no longer considered “kids being kids,” rather it is a form of peer-to-peer child abuse. According KCSL, 160,000 kids nationally miss school each day because of bullying. From the 2014 Kansas Communities That Care Survey (based on 104,000 students), it was found that 20.57% of students reported that they were bullied 1-2 times per month, 40.69% reported seeing someone being bullied 1-2 times per month and 7.17% reported seeing someone bullied every day.

Bullying situations are defined by three characteristics:
-First: Intent to harm. The bully wants his or her actions and words to make the target feel embarrassed and ashamed.
-Second: Imbalance of power. The bully has at least one perceived advantage over the target such as socioeconomic status, age, or popularity.
-Third: It is repetitive. No single attack upon a child is acceptable, but it is bullying’s relentless repetition and long-lasting effects that has led it to become such an urgent issue among our youth.

There are many forms of bullying. These include physical bullying, such as hitting and stealing, verbal bullying, such as name-calling and spreading rumors, cyberbullying, such as spreading derogatory words or images over social media or text message, sexual bullying, such as crude comments and homophobic slurs, and emotional bullying, such as excluding a peer.

There are many warning signs that a child may be a target of bullying. These include not wanting to attend school, feeling sick or faking illness, unexplained injuries, trouble sleeping, spending too much or much less time online, missing clothes or other items and/or a change in eating habits and academic performance. If your child reports being bullied, make sure to believe him or her and assure the child that you will help make it stop. Keep a record of each bullying incident and speak with school staff about a plan to resolve the situation. Make sure that your child engages in activities that he or she enjoys and remember that it may take time for bullying to stop completely.

If you notice that a child may be a target of bullying, please call KCSL’s 24 hour Parent & Youth Resource Hotline at 1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN. This anonymous bullying prevention hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources that can assist them. This Hotline strives to provide connections, empower people and transform our culture to one of kindness. The Parent & Youth Resource Hotline has the capability to communicate with all non-English speaking callers and may also be reached by text or email at 1800children@kcsl.org.

KCSL also offers a free, online Bullying Prevention Basics course. This self-paced course will introduce participants to the 5 types of bullying, the roles of bullies, the targets and witnesses, and the cycle of pain, rage and revenge. Participants will also learn strategies for dealing with bullying behaviors. The course was designed with parents and teachers in mind and takes approximately one hour to complete. Contact elearning@kcsl.org or 1-800-CHILDREN for more information.

To learn more about KCSL’s bullying prevention initiatives, visit their website.

Until next time…

Renee

2015 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger first appeared on the American Muscle car scene in the 1970s. Since then, it has continued to evolve into a legendary status symbol.

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe with five-passenger seating. It is a spacious and powerful sports car with four different engines and three different transmissions available. The automatic transmission’s T-handle shifter is a nice throwback with modern execution.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger features retro styling with a modern flair and contemporary touches. It’s inspired by the 1970s vehicle, but features a larger hood and more aggressive forward-located dual snorkel inlets for enhanced engine cooling.

The newly styled interior is warm and inviting, but also driver- and performance-focused. The 2015 Dodge Challenger offers a variety of models, so it will suit everyone from mild to wild.

Learn more about the 2015 Dodge Challenger here and check out our inventory.

Mazda Tops EPA Fuel Economy Report

Mazda Motor Corporation has been names the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S. for the second year in a row by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mazda led the pack with the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 28.1 miles per gallon and the lowest adjusted CO2 emissions of 316.

Mazda was able to maintain the highest fuel efficiency through the use of the company’s SkyActiv Technology. SkyActiv incorporates ultra-high compression ratio gas engines, super-efficient manual and automatic transmissions, lightweight body components, reduced rolling resistance and low-drag body styling. Mazda has continuously worked to improve their existing technology and make fuel economy more affordable.

SkyActiv Technology has been included in many new Mazda vehicles. Check out our inventory of vehicles with SkyActiv Technology, including the 2015 Mazda3, the 2015 Mazda6 and the 2015 CX-5.

A Toast to Our Honored Hero

Davis-Moore and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would like to introduce you to Justine Komen, a 28-year-old student who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis four years ago. Justine is a motivated, goal-oriented individual with hopes of a bright future. After she was diagnosed, Justine was placed on a waiting list for a double lung transplant. She didn’t just sit around and wait to be called. Instead, every single day she took forty pills to fight the disease and spent three hours performing chest physical therapy. Her goal was to be in the best possible shape if her dream of a transplant came true. In 2010, she got the call and received a double lung transplant. The recovery has been slow, but progress continues to be made. Justine has now returned to her normal routine with less discomfort and pain. She is back at school in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and plans to apply to the Physician Assistant program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Although the transplant isn’t a cure, it has made a positive impact on Justine’s quality of life.

It is because of people like Justine that we strive to fund and help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to support Justine and thousands of others at the Fifth Annual Wichita Wine Opener, which will be held on Thursday, October 16th at Abode from 6pm-9pm! Tickets for this event are sold out, but you can make a donation here to support the cause.

You may be asking, what is a “Wine Opener?” The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation defines it as a casual, fun evening for all wine experience levels! You can sip a great variety of wine (both international and domestic) and try great cuisine prepared by Wichita’s favorite restaurants: LDF Companies, Empire Catering/ Oeno Wine Bar, Deano’s Grill & Tapworks, PF Changs, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Butler Community College Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts, Taste-&-See Catering, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Celestial Cakes, Birds on the Roof, Delano BBQ, The Candle Club and Public at the Brickyard. Farmer’s Brothers Coffee will provide coffee. All wine for the event is graciously supplied by the LDF Companies. Along with all the delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to a variety of amazing auction items!

So, what is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. It causes an unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and causes life threatening lung infections. It also obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from reaching the intestines to help the body break down and absorb food. In the past, children diagnosed with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. But thanks to advancements in research and medical treatments, those with CF can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond!

The Fifth Annual Wichita Wine Opener is presented by LDF Companies and is sponsored by Davis-Moore Auto Group, Stuart & Barbara Ray, Team Mason & Justine, Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Security Self Storage. (For a complete sponsor list, visit here.) Media sponsorship is provided by Clear Channel Radio and KAKEland.

Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation’s knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, visit here.

Brand Champion Delivers!


Christie Gift, a 19-year sales veteran of Davis-Moore Lincoln was recently featured in a national publication for her knowledge and expertise of the Lincoln Motor Company’s line up of vehicles. According to Davis-Moore Lincoln General Manager Shawn Muth, a customer visited the all-new Davis-Moore Lincoln location with the intent of buying a used vehicle but was impressed by the Lincoln MKC’s on display in the newly remodeled showcase floor. Muth then decided that Gift would be the ideal staff member to introduce this customer to the Lincoln MKC because of her vast knowledge of the Lincoln brand and her tech-savviness. Said Muth, “She knows how to present Lincoln vehicles and all of their technology features in a way that’s easy to understand.”

After a short test-drive, the customer was impressed with the luxury, ease-of-use technology features, price-point, and power of the Lincoln MKC. Gift had converted a client that had “no intention of buying a Lincoln”! The purchase of the vehicle was not the end of the transaction though, as Gift says, “We’ve developed at terrific relationship, she even brought cookies to us.”.

At Davis-Moore, customer satisfaction is our number one goal—for this customer, it was mission accomplished! The 2015 Lincoln MKC features enough luxury, technology and power to convert almost anyone, visit our online inventory and test drive one today!