Thursday, 24 September 2009
Preston Motor Parks' Fiat, Volvo and Lotus dealership on Aston on Ribble Road has teamed up with Breast Cancer Care and will be to donating to the charity for every car sold over the next year.
To celebrate the new partnership and raise awareness of breast cancer, ladies in Preston are invited to an exclusive Ladies Day on Saturday 3rd October between 11-4pm.
Guests will be welcomed with a champagne reception and complimentary rose. This will be followed by free makeovers in association with Virgin Vie, cooking demonstrations courtesy of the Pampered Chef, health checks with Total Fitness and a voucher worth a fantastic £145 to be used at national photography company Venture.
Plus, ladies will be encouraged to get involved in a whole host of dynamic activities including a salsa dancing class with the Fever Dance Company, a tyre changing competition and the opportunity to win some exciting prizes donated by businesses throughout Preston.
Breast Cancer Care Corporate Partnerships Executive, Michelle Smith, commented: ““We are delighted to be working with Preston Motor Park, and we are looking forward to an extremely successful relationship."Every 11 minutes, somebody will hear the news that they have breast cancer. We want to offer support to each and every one of them, and their friends and families, right from the moment of diagnosis, through to living with the disease."Preston Motor Park will not only generate vital funds, but they will ensure more people know where to turn should they need us.”
Shaz Anjam, Regional Director of the dealership said: “At Preston Motor Park we recognise how vital it is for people throughout the UK to support charities such as Breast Cancer Care. As Breast Cancer Care is a primarily female orientated charity, we have organised the ladies day to raise both awareness and funds for the charity at the same time as being pampered with friends and family.”
To find out more about the Ladies Day at Preston Motor Park call 0844 856 5603 or visit the dealership on Ashton on Ribble.
Preston Motor Park, Doves and Grange Lotus are part of the Cambria Motor Group, one of the country's fastest growing car retailers. The multi franchises gives the group huge buying power and enables them to offer the perfect combination of online car prices and full dealer facilities.
Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.
Posted by Sooz at 03:00
The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) was a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The "C" designation stood for 'competition'. Considering that Jaguar have recently stated that they wish to push the brand further up market, the New Jaguar C-Type will be aiming to cause a stir with the competition - Porsche Boxster, Mercedes SLK, BMW Z4, the Audi TT and the Nissan 370Z. Jaguar's owner Ratan Tata has made it clear that he wants to expand Jaguar's sports car offerings beyond the scope of the current XK, and the C-Type model will bring Jaguar back into the spotlights and place it where it belongs.
Auto Express says the Jaguar two-seater will borrow styling cues from Ian Callum's XF, with such highlights as a mesh grille, LED headlamps, thin tail lamps, and a power bulge in the hood, a steeply raked windshield, muscular haunches and short overhangs.
Whilst taking styling cues from the XF, the driving dynamics mirror those of the XK. The new addition to Jaguar's line-up is suspected to feature rear-wheel-drive, stunning design, a fabric roof and an impressive engine line-up.
It is thought that the New Jaguar C-Type will come in multiple engine configurations, including a 3.0-liter V6 developing 235 horsepower and a 5.0-liter version generating 380 horsepower, similar to those on the XF. Additionally, the manufacturer might also introduce a 3.0-liter diesel twin-turbo unit, with maximum output going as high as 272 hp. Even the base six-cylinder engine should provide 0-60-mph acceleration in around 7.0 seconds. The engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddles, which is a nice touch to the C-type's racing heritage.
The new C-Type will be made of a lightweight aluminum to ensure that the new C-Type with be light, agile and speedy, exactly the qualities you need to make a top performance sports car.
This Boxster rival, along with a replacement for the legendary E-Type and an Audi R8-style supercar, are on the drawing board, and would be expected to arrive in 2012 at the earliest, so Jaguar fans will have to wait a little longer to test drive the New Jaguar C-Type.
Posted by Sooz at 02:58
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Preston Motor Park - a Fiat, Volvo and Lotus dealership - has sponsored local golfer and PGA Wales' winner, Will Barnes, with a brand new Fiat Bravo. The golfer, who spent 5 years at The Belfry, where he undertook his PGA, set up his own junior coaching academy and now works as Head of Junior Development at Garstang Golf Centre.
The sponsorship will allow Will to visit over 30 local junior schools in the area, where he currently teaches golf. A senior school program will start very soon.
General Manager at Preston Motor Park, Gary Greenaway, commented: “At Preston Motor Park we are always on the look out for ways to support our local community and budding young stars, especially in the current economical climate.” He continues, “This is a worthwhile partnership offering a local PGA Pro an award winning Fiat Bravo. Plus the partnership will offer additional benefits for our customers, like a ten per cent discount on their first golf lesson and offers on golf days and holidays.”
Will is representing Great Britain and Ireland in the bi-annual PGA Cup in the United States this month. He commented: “It's always good to create local associations with businesses which can help me to do my job. I am very grateful that such a reputable company like Preston Motor Park were able to provide me with this car to help visit local schools to teach our next generation of pros.”
Preston Motor Park is part of Cambria Automobiles Ltd which is one of the UK's fastest growing dealer groups. They represent 27 motor dealerships across England. At Preston Motor Park, along with the rest of the group, they are renowned for having a solid reputation for reliability and integrity, offering a wide range of quality new and used vehicles.
For further information regarding Motor Parks, the deals on offer at Preston Motor Park, or for your last chance to take advantage of the Government's Scrappage Scheme, before the money runs out, contact Preston Motor Park on 0844 372 3856 or log on to www.PrestonMotorPark.co.uk
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Posted by Sooz at 07:53
Friday, 4 September 2009
Tom Fletcher from McFly, together with his girlfriend Giovanna Falcone
Grange Brentwood were pleasantly surprised when Tom walked into the Showroom one day in August 2009. Mark Butcher was the member of the team who greeted Tom, Mark said That he "recognised him straight away... My 4 daughters are big fans. Tom actually came back to the showroom with Giovanna his girl friend to meet my girls and presented them with a signed CD each, he also bought Danny from the band to meet them they were delighted."
Tom originally was interested in buying an Aston Martin, but after visiting his parents one day, felt he couldn't justify the purchase when they had an ageing Vauxhall. He decided as a surprise to treat them to a 58 plate Jaguar X Type Jaguar 2.2 SE d saloon, as he knew his Dad had always wanted a Jaguar. Tom was specifically after a diesel for fuel economy.
Tom and Giovanna told Mark that Tom's Mum and Dad were very emotional and delighted when he presented them with the keys.
Tom is driving a Mini Cooper at the moment. He said he is not ready for an Aston Martin yet, but maybe he will visit us again at Grange Brentwood when he does treat himself.
Posted by Sooz at 03:40
At Jaguar it has been their mission to create and build beautiful fast cars. The XK, XF, X-TYPE and now the all new Jaguar XJ they say “brings the exhilaration of driving to life”. The new XJ was unveiled on 9 July 2009; however it won't actually hit the Jaguar forecourts for a few more months yet, although the dealerships are registering people's interest now to keep them updated with the launch.
A quick historical recap of the Jaguar XJ - The Jaguar XJ is a luxury saloon sold under the British Jaguar marque. The XJ was launched in 1968 and has served as the Jaguar flagship model for most of its production span which continues through to today. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder.
Carrying through the visual style of the recently released XF saloon and XFR sports car, this radical XJ is aimed squarely at a new generation of Jaguar buyers. An innovative new panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all-new XJ's design concept, enabling the car to have a lower, more streamlined roofline, while dramatically enhancing the feeling of light and space inside.
Rear seat passengers enjoy plenty of leg room provided by the extended wheel base (LWB) and can relax in the sumptuous leather seats surrounded by a stylish combination of wood, polished metal and leather. Rear seats are electronically adjustable and four-zone climate control and multimedia controls ensure every occupant travels in comfort. The supercharged V8 adds sports suspension and R braking system.
Fuel economy and emissions are also outstanding, with the diesel-powered XJ returning combined economy figures of 40.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km. Fuel economy in the diesel is impressive thanks to the car's lightweight aluminium construction. Rivals may feel more advanced but the XJ's old-school charm remains central to its appeal.
With a 520-litre boot the New XJ can accommodate two large suitcases, great for short breaks in the country. A great excuse to take it for a spin on a few challenging roads with nice bends to test the remarkable handling and agility.
Three trim levels are available: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Portfolio, beyond which lie two top-of-the-range models: the Supercharged and Supersport versions. Don't think for one minute the 'basic' model will be lacking in niceties though, included in the standard package is leather, SatNav, cruise control, interactive voice control, rear parking aid, 400W sound system with hard disk drive and media hub, Bluetooth and a very acceptable set of 19” alloys.
Well, it's clear which ever trim level you choose, your New Jaguar XJ is going to be a very sleek and sporty car.
Posted by Sooz at 03:38
In August 2009 Paul Titheradge of Grange Jaguar Swindon was officially crowned Master Technician of the year by Jaguar Cars.
After a gruelling day at the Jaguar Academy where he was tested against the top Jaguar technicians in the country for his diagnostic, mechanical and customer facing skills, he emerged victorious.
Paul started with the company at the age of sixteen as an apprentice technician. He has progressed through to Master Technician, Workshop Controller and Assistant Service Manager. I am certain he has a great future ahead of him with the opportunities available to him within Cambria.
Amongst his rewards is a trip to Las Vegas.
I am sure you would like to join with me in congratulating him on this fantastic achievement.
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