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Top Things to Do in Kokomo This Summer

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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If you plan on spending your summer vacation in Kokomo this summer, you should still have your vehicle checked and, if necessary, serviced, before you head out to any summer events. If you are in the market for a new vehicle but had planned on holding off for a bit, change your plans and stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive the vehicle you are interested in – it would be so much nicer to travel to events, even local events, in a brand new car, truck or SUV.

Farmer’s Market

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. the Kokomo Downtown Farmer’s Market will be open at the corner of Mulberry & Washington Streets. The farmer’s market is open until 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 10. For more information visit kokomofarmersmarket.com.

Indiana H.O.G. State Rally

The Indiana Harley Owners Group State Rally will be held July 23, 2015 through July 25, 2015 in Kokomo. Even if you don’t have a bike, stop by to see all of the different bikes. The rally will feature escorted rides, bands, a parade and more. Register to take part and learn more at instatehogrally.com.

First Friday “Band Night”

On August 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Kokomo, the First Friday “Band Night” will be held. There will also be free self-guided arts tours in the downtown district. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival

From Friday, August 21, 2015 through Sunday August 23, 2015, the Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival will he held at 100 South 9980 West, Russiaville, which is about 10 miles west of Kokomo. The event will include artists, vendors, concerts, workshops, an antique tractor show and more. For more information visit windingcreekbluegrass.com.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive a new vehicle or give us a call to set up an appointment to have your vehicle serviced or at least checked before you head out on the road.

Summer Road Trip Destinations

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Before you head out for your summer road trip destination, be sure to stop at Kokomo Auto World to have your vehicle serviced. At the very least, if your vehicle is not ready to be serviced, stop by to have it checked for the road trip. And, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, pick something out before your trip so you can ride in style.

This summer, consider visiting Kentucky. If you have limited time, this is the perfect road trip as many places are only a four-hour drive from Kokomo. Kentucky has something for everyone. Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, the National Corvette Museum, the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the Lost River Cave and Valley. The cave is over 10,000 years old and was discovered by native Indians. Take a walking tour through the cave. And, if you like caves, be sure to visit the Crystal Onyx Cave, an Indian burial ground from 680 BC.

You can also visit the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, Lost River Caverns, Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs and the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

If you are interested in how liquor is made, visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery to take a 50-minute tour or Jim Beans American Outpost to learn about bourbon. For pure relaxation, visit the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park or Kenlake State Resort Park. Enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, boating, golf, hiking, horseback riding and more.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Be sure to stop by Kokomo Auto World for a checkup, service or to pick up your next new vehicle before you head out on a Kentucky road trip. When you test drive a new vehicle, you’ll learn more about all of that vehicle’s convenience, safety, entertainment and security features including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward crash mitigation, parking sensors and other safety features.

Rev Up Your Summer

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with free tickets to the Indianapolis 500. Race fans can win tickets to the Indy500 and the Firestone Legends concert by logging onto our Kokomo Auto World Facebook page and filling out a simple entry form. The contest runs from April 7 to April 31, 2015, so log on for your chance to win today.

Contest Details

The 2015 Indy500 race will take place on May 24, 2015, this year. The winner of the contest will receive two tickets to the event as well as two tickets to the Firestone Legends concert on May 23. A winner will be selected at the beginning of May and contacted within the first few days of the month. If the winner fails to claim the prize within 24 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen. The prize must be picked up here at Kokomo Auto World in Kokomo, Ind.

The Events

The Firestone Legends concert and Indianapolis 500 are events you don’t want to miss. Florida Georgia Line will headline the annual Legends Day concerts, which will take place throughout the day on Saturday, May 23. Indianapolis 500 events fill the month of May, but the main event will take place on Sunday, May 24. General admission tickets to the concert and the race typically cost $40 a piece, and you have the opportunity to win two concert tickets and two race tickets simply by filling out our entry form.

Start Your Summer at Kokomo

The only thing better than attending the 2015 Indy500 is attending it in a new vehicle from Kokomo Auto World. We’re offering financing as low as 1.9 percent, no payments for up to 90 days and a wide selection of certified pre-owned vehicles for less than $10,000, so you can drive away in your dream vehicle this summer.

Spring Road Trips

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Now that it’s spring, you’re probably ready to get out of the house and go on a trip just for the sake of being out in nice weather. As part of your road trip planning, be sure to have your vehicle checked – or serviced if needed – at Kokomo Auto World. And, if think it’s time for something new, stop by to test drive one or three new Honda or Toyota models.

Lafayette

Head over to Lafayette to shop at over 15 antique outlets and storefronts. Be sure to stop by Bistro 501 for some great food including cheeseboards, frites and mussels. This is a great way to increase your antique collection or get one started.

Williamsport

Stop in Williamsport to visit the Blue Elephant Store and Williamsport Falls. Take the trail downstream to stand under the 90-foot sandstone falls. Be sure you have your camera for some great pictures.

Covington

If you visit Lafayette and didn’t get enough antique shopping in, stop by Leaping Leopard Antiques and Back Home Again Antiques in Covington where you’ll find everything from kitchenware to primitives. Grab some soft serve cookie dough Razzle at the Sundae Shoppe.

Newburgh

Visit this river-front hamlet to hike the Rivertown Trail, grab some sliced-to-order sandwiches at Vecchio’s Italian Market and Delicatessen or buy some fashions at Flutter. You just might walk away with a pair of Isola wedge booties or something else you didn’t plan on when you stop by.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World before you leave town to have your Honda or Toyota serviced – or at least checked out. And, if you are in the market for something new to take on a spring road trip, test drive one of our Honda or Toyota models so you can ride in comfort and know that your new car is reliable.

Alex Ovechkin lobbies for new car, but with noble intentions

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Alex Ovechkin Wants New Car

Why Alex Ovechkin wanted a new Honda Accord

NHL All-Star Weekend is a chance to see some of the world’s greatest hockey players in action, but it’s also an opportunity for those players to let their personalities show as they have fun with their teammates and the media. In what many thought was a joke, Alex Ovechkin, winger and team captain for the Washington Capitals, was aggressively trying to win one of the Accord sedans Honda was giving away during the weekend. (more…)

Toyota gets ready for big game with touching Super Bowl week video about fatherhood

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Toyota “To Be a Dad” Super Bowl Commercial

Although we’d much rather see the Colts facing the Seahawks this Super Bowl Sunday, the action on the field promises to be entertaining. But as you know, there is much more to the Super Bowl than screen passes, slant routes and quarterback scrambles. With spectacular food spreads and a halftime show that rivals any concert in the world, the Super Bowl is much more than you regular NFL game. That’s also apparent when the game goes to commercial break, where companies shell out millions of dollars for 30 seconds of air time for a prestigious Super Bowl commercial. This is where you’ll see some of the funniest, most clever, and emotional ads of year. (more…)

Watch some of Honda’s best Super Bowl ads from the past few years

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Best Honda Super Bowl Commercials

Best Honda Super Bowl Commercials

Sure, we’re all looking forward to seeing the Patriots and Seahawks square off in what is sure to be a great game. But watching the Super Bowl is a little more intense than watching your average football game, because when the action on the field stops, the Super Bowl commercials start, leaving little time for you to deviate from the TV. From funny and charming to emotional and touching, Super Bowl ads have become as important as the game for many viewers. In recent years, Honda has made some great Super Bowl ads that have created buzz. So let’s take a look back and recap some of the best Honda Super Bowl commercials that caught our attention. (more…)

Toyota TeenDrive 365 encourages parents to be role models behind the wheel

Monday, January 5th, 2015
Toyota TeenDrive365

Although teenagers might deny it, they learn pretty much everything they know from their parents. After 16 years of them watching you drive, they are certainly going to mimic the way you drive when it comes time for them to get behind the wheel. But let’s be honest, many of us have a few bad habits behind the wheel that new teen drivers should avoid. Whether it’s putting makeup on as you take them to school, checking your phone, or exhibiting frustration toward other drivers, your teenage passenger is subconsciously taking notes as to how to act and react behind the wheel. That is why Toyota launched the TeenDrive 365 campaign as an initiative to remind parents that their teen drivers learn from watching them drive. (more…)

Toyota’s Top 5 Moments of 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Toyota's Top 5 Moments from 2014

The end of the year is a time for reflection, self-evaluation, and of course, end of the year countdowns! Whether you tune into the radio to hear the top 50 songs of 2014 or flip to your favorite sports channel to catch the top 25 plays of the year, end-of-year countdowns are as much a part of New Year’s celebrations as the ball dropping in Times Square. With that in mind, we came up with a little countdown of our own to celebrate Toyota’s Top 5 moments of 2014. (more…)

Visit the new Honda Heritage Center museum in Ohio

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Honda Heritage Center Museum

For automotive enthusiasts and motorists who admire the history of the industry, there is an awesome new way to catch a glimpse of one of the most storied brands in the automotive world. Just a couple days ago, the Honda Heritage Museum in Marysville, Ohio opened its doors to some incredible displays that tell the story of Honda’s past in North America, and more specifically, Ohio. Although the museum already underwent a soft open, it will officially open its doors to the public beginning in January 2015. (more…)