Support NH Food Bank and Ford Focus on Child Hunger

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Bow, N.H. – The Ford Motor Company Fund and Grappone Ford, together with the New Hampshire Food Bank and Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire, kicked off its first Ford “Focus on Child Hunger” New Hampshire Peanut Butter Drive today during a special launch event at Grappone Ford in Bow. Over the next four weeks, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, is encouraging the public and businesses to fill a Ford F-150 pickup truck with peanut butter at Grappone Ford in Bow, or to donate online at “This is an exciting and timely opportunity for the New Hampshire Food Bank, as summer can be a difficult time of year for many of the children and families we serve through our network of more than 425 partner agencies,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Many children and families rely on free-and-reduced school meals during the school year, and without that option in the summer, it can be challenging to ensure children get the nutrition they need. Peanut butter is a terrific source of protein that children enjoy. We are tremendously grateful to the Ford Motor Company Fund for bringing this effort to New Hampshire.” “When kids struggle with hunger, they struggle to learn,” said Marc Rogowski, Ford Motor Company’s New England Regional Manager. “The Ford Fund’s global mission of strengthening communities and improving lives extends to New …

Car Show Nights- Grappone Ford

Sarah Britton Cars, Grappone, Marketing Leave a Comment

This September, we decided to switch things up at our Grappone dealerships by hosting our very first, “Car Show Nights”. The idea originated from our Marketing department, which organized invitations, promotion, and event logistics; yet the event grew into an “all hands on deck” operation due to the amount of interest we received. Our inventory team, fixed operations, human resources, corporate and service team members formed a collaborative team that helped make our first car show, which took place on September 13th, a huge success. “The cars kept rolling in, one after another, after another,” stated Dave Hammond our Director of Fixed Operations, “what an incredible turnout!” he concluded. Our first show took place at our Grappone Ford dealership and we had approximately 80 vehicles participate. All makes and models were welcomed, which generated an awesome mix of domestic and imported vehicles. In fact, we also had the New Hampshire Mustang club join us. Prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place vehicle, which were determined by voter’s choice.  Additionally, the event served as a fundraiser cookout with proceeds to benefit the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire for Walk a Mile in her Shoes 2017. Our next Car Show Night will be held at Grappone Toyota on Wednesday, September 27th, from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a drive-in style movie beginning at sunset. Be sure to checkout the event on our Grappone Toyota Facebook page.

Built Ford Tough Scholarship Awarded to Local Student

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Here at Grappone Automotive Group, we are all about community. We lend support to numerous organizations expanding over various industries and we’re very proud to do so. With this in mind, Grappone has a longstanding commitment to the environment. Our reach extends from land preservation to farmers markets. This year, we are proud to announce our support of the National FFA Foundation and their Built Ford Tough Scholarship Program. Our very own, Bob McCullen, Ford Senior Team Leader, had the pleasure of presenting the $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship to this year’s recipient from the Winnisquam FFA chapter. 1,883 scholarships were awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 115 sponsors contribute more than $2.7 million to support scholarships for students. For more than 30 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals. Ford is one of the largest corporate sponsors of scholarships in the National FFA scholarship program. Since 1997, Ford has awarded more than $9,200,000 in scholarships to FFA members.”When approached with the idea, we were happy to partner with Ford Motor Company on these scholarships,” comments Larry Haynes, President of Grappone, “We support the importance of farming in our local communities.” Scholarship recipients were selected from 8,337 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and …

Hyundai NFL Sponsorship

Amanda Osmer Hyundai, Marketing, News, NFL Sponsorship, Uncategorized

What happens when greatness meets greatness? We’re about to find out as Hyundai goes pro. There are certain things that communicate unequivocally to the world that you’ve made it. For actor’s it’s winning an Oscar; for other’s it may be a corner office. If you’re a vehicle manufacturer; it’s netting the creme de la creme of sponsorships . Hyundai has made impressive increases in quality and reliability in recent years, ranking highly in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study at fourth place behind only Porsche, Jaguar, and sister brand, Kia. Add in America’s Best Warranty, and you’ve got the recipe for greatness. The company’s sponsorship of the National Football League is the perfect way to showcase this excellence, reaching out to the passionate fans of America’s most watched sport. Said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America,  “We are huge football fans at Hyundai and feel there is no better venue to reach consumers, increase consideration and tell the Hyundai brand story. We can’t wait to show the NFL’s 188 million fans the great design, advanced technologies, dynamic performance and numerous safety features within the Hyundai lineup. The NFL and Hyundai also share a commitment to helping the communities where we do business, another important aspect of our sponsorship.” As for the NFL,  Renie Anderson, the Senior Vice President of Sponsorship added that,  “We are pleased to welcome Hyundai to our family of sponsors. We appreciate Hyundai’s enthusiasm as we work together …

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Near Portsmouth NH

Amanda Osmer 2016 MX-5 Miata, Car, Mazda

It’s back … and better than ever! Get ready for the latest, greatest incarnation of Mazda’s beloved roadster … the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Ever since it zoomed into the hearts and garages of consumers in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has thrilled us with its beautiful design and blissful driving experience; simultaneously pushing the lid of innovation and staying true to the spirit that vehicle enthusiasts know and love. This commitment to excellence is continued with the unveiling of the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata , which is the embodiment of everything you always loved but better. The 2016 version retains the vehicle’s near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution, while updating the design with Mazda’s latest KODO- Soul of Motion styling for a look that is sleek, modern, aggressive, and stylish enough to ensure that all eyes are on you. In a world where everything seems to be getting bigger, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata remains defiantly small, staying true to the soul of the ’89 original. In one short year, Mazda has managed to shave over 148 lbs from its iconic roadster, allowing the svelte 2016 model to take to the road even more nimbly than its predecessors. Despite its petite dimensions, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale near Portsmouth NH is designed with your comfort in mind. The new, larger cabin boasts more supportive seats as well as a lower driving position that truly allows you to feel like one with your vehicle. …

Learn More About Scion’s Pure Process Plus

Amanda Osmer financing, Pure Process Plus+, Scion, Uncategorized

Car-buying for the Digital Age Learn more about how Scion’s Pure Process Plus+ system can make your car-buying experience, faster, easier and more fun. What is Pure Process Plus+? Simply put, Scion’s Pure Process Plus+ system is a way of streamlining the process of purchasing your new Scion. It allows you to do more on your computer or mobile device, so that you can reduce the amount of time spent in the dealership, and go home with your new Scion as soon as possible. With Pure Process Plus+, you can design the Scion of your dreams, find a dealership that carries it, and then buy it at that dealership knowing that the price you see is the price you get. You can even get pre-approved for financing before setting foot in a dealership, allowing them to take care of the paperwork ahead of time. Now that’s convenience! By allowing you to do most of the work from the comfort of your own home, Pure Process Plus+ ensures that your Scion-buying experience will be  efficient, fun, and easy, from start to finish.   How does Pure Process Plus+ work? With Pure Process Plus+ you can streamline your Scion-purchasing experience by completing the earliest steps of the process online. You can choose your vehicle, find a  dealer, and get pre-approved for financing all from the comfort of your own home or office. Doing this saves you valuable time, but how does it all work? …

2016 Hyundai Tucson Near Manchester

Amanda Osmer 2016 Tucson, Car, Crossover SUV, CUV, Hyundai

Get excited… Hyundai’s newest crossover SUV boasts the perfect blend of features, style, and affordability. Meet the 2016 Hyundai Tucson… If you’re looking for a stylish, smart and affordable crossover for sale near Manchester NH, then the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is the vehicle you’ve been waiting for! Design-wise, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson provides a flawless blend of practicality and style. Streamlined European-inspired lines will turn heads, while great standard features keep you safe and enhance your overall driving experience. Highlights include heated side mirrors designed to stay clear through a NH blizzard, as well as a dynamic bending light system that turns the headlights as you turn the steering wheel keep you safe even on the most poorly-lit back roads.  Inside, the newest Tucson now comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen backup camera and music system and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system so you can keep your eyes on the road. Fantastic available features like dual-zone climate control, leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof allow you to create the luxurious driving experience of your dreams, while backseats that can fold flat for more cargo space or recline for maximum passenger comfort make this the perfect versatile crossover to suit any of your driving needs. With great available features like blind spot detection, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, and Blue Link Connected Care that can call for help in the case of an accident, the new Hyundai Tucson for sale near …

2016 Ford Explorer Near Laconia

Amanda Osmer Car, Ford, SUV

Fasten your seat belts… America’s bestselling SUV for 25 years straight is getting some amazing new updates for 2016. Presenting the 2016 Ford Explorer… If you’re looking for a high-performance, smart SUV in NH that will allow your family to take on the world in comfort and style, look no further than the 2016 Ford Explorer for sale near Londonderry! With higher positioning on its grille and LED headlamps, along with an updated roof rack and rear spoiler give the new Explorer improved aerodynamics without sacrificing any of its rugged good looks. In a world where so many vehicles have shifted back towards a softer, more rounded look, the 2016 Ford Explorer is an SUV that truly looks like an SUV. While this new vehicle is a thing of beauty, its exterior attractiveness belies a truly practical design.With back seats that can fold completely flat to hold everything you need, a 5,000 lb towing capacity, and an updated cabin for a quieter, smoother ride, the new Explorer is tough enough to handle the wilderness while providing the luxurious comfort of civilization. Tons of smart, available features enhance the safety and functionality of the 2016 Explorer so that you can have more fun and less stress. A 180 degree front camera will make it easier to see around the towering snowdrifts that plague NH in the winter, and Enhanced Active Park Assist will help you find a suitable spot, scan for obstacles and …

2016 Honda Fit

Amanda Osmer Car, Honda

The Perfect Fit If you’re looking for a stylish, affordable hatchback that truly does it all; this is the vehicle for you! Introducing… the 2016 Honda Fit For drivers in NH looking for a dynamic, multitasking vehicle, chock-full of amazing features, the 2016 Honda Fit truly hits the nail on the head.  Every Fit is equipped with a  multi-angle rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system and headlights that activate automatically when it’s dark and deactivate when it’s not. It also has the option of amazing available features like a 7-inch display audio touch-screen, leather seats, keyless push-button start and smart entry, and Honda LaneWatch technology that bring convenience, style, and safety to the next level. When it comes to comfort and practicality, the fit delights as well! A spacious interior and four different seating configurations, enable this vehicle to fit all of your cargo needs, while retaining the sleek design that you love. With great features, a dynamic workhorse of a cabin, and a streamlined exterior that manages simultaneously to be chic, yet unpretentious, the 2016 Honda Fit is the perfect vehicle for the person on the go!     Visit Grappone Honda Today! Whether you are from Manchester, Nashua, Laconia, or anywhere else in the surrounding area, you will be delighted by how fun and stress-free your car-buying experience can be when you don’t have to suffer through the hassle of a negotiation process. Grappone’s LOW Upfront Pricing means …

Better Than Upfront Pricing

Amanda Osmer Car, Cars, Honda, Toyota

If you love our LOW Upfront Pricing, you won’t want to miss this! Here only for the month of July, our Better Than Upfront Pricing is the sale of the season. Now, for A Limited Time Only… When we eliminated the hassle of  a lengthy negotiation process in favor of our LOW Upfront Prices, Grappone put the fun back into buying cars in New Hampshire. Now, with our Better Than Upfront Pricing, an awesome experience is about to get even better. For the month of July, our Toyota and Honda dealerships have special deals on tons of great vehicles. This ‘Better Than Upfront Pricing’ as we call it, means that you get the same negotiation-free buying experience that you love, but with an even lower Upfront Price than usual. Whether you’re looking for a Civic, RAV4, Accord, or something else entirely, with deals like these, you are sure to find a vehicle you’ll love at a price you’ll love even more.Visit our Honda and Toyota dealerships to experience top-notch service and can’t-miss deals!             Our LOW Upfront Pricing At Grappone, we believe that car-buying can and should be a fun, stress-free experience. This is why we decided to ditch the frustrating and  time-consuming negotiation process that often makes car-buying such an unpleasant ordeal. Instead, we openly display our LOW Upfront Prices on every vehicle we sell. This way all of our guests get the same awesome …