Honda’s First Halloween Trick or Treating Event on Twitter

By Admin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Honda in the News on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Is your costume ready for Halloween?! Well get dressed and show off your awesome costume with Honda’s first ever virtual Trick-or-Treating event. This year’s event will be hosted via Twitter on Halloween Day. Tweet a photo of yourself in your costume @Honda with the hashtag #TreatPromo. Honda will reply to eligible tweets with a FREE Mike and Ike treat or a Vine video card!

Tom Peyton, AVP, Advertising and Marketing at Honda said ”In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted a simple and unique way to show some appreciation to our fans. Innovation is at the heart of our brand. Why not look at innovating something as fun as trick or treating?”

Honda Treat Promo Terms

If you are looking for family friendly festivities in Central Texas visit http://family.do512.com/ for local Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses and more Halloween fun.

Happy Hondaween!

 Honda Halloween

Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend SUV Of The Year

By Admin | Posted in Awards & Accolades, Honda CR-V, Honda Models, Honda Safety, Honda Technology, Honda Vehicles, New Honda Cars on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:35 PM
2015 Honda CRV

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

The Honda CR-V has been America’s best-selling SUV for the past decade. So it’s no surprise that America’s best selling SUV was named Motor Trend’s SUV of The Year!

Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, said, “The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements. Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 HondaCR-V does virtually everything well.”

“It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award from the expert staff at Motor Trend, ” said Jeff Conrad, SVP & General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Our engineers, planners, and dealers work hard to deliver class leading products to our customers, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognized for that hard work. This award from Motor Trend reaffirms for us that we’re meeting that goal.”

The 2015 CR-V owned the title with its phenomenal value, engineering, and safety features combing with performance.

The 2015 Honda CR-V was stacked up against the following SUVs for the 2015 SUV Title:

  • BMW X4
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Ford Expedition
  • GMC Yukon
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Lexus NX
  • Lincoln MKC
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Porsche Macan
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Volvo XC60

 

The 2015 Honda Fit Project

By Admin | Posted in Honda Fit, Honda in the News, Honda Models, New Honda Cars, Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 3:37 PM
2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

  • Six project teams will each customize a 2015 Fit
  • Fit fans and car enthusiasts will vote for their favorite custom Fit
  • Completed project vehicles will be on display at the 2014 SEMA Show Honda booth

There’s a Honda Fit for every one! Honda launched an interactive 2015 Fit experience on Tumblr today to show the customization potential of the all-new 2015 Fit. All six final products will be on display at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Honda selected six performance shops to participate in the custom building project. These shops include Bisimoto Engineering, Kontrabrands, MAD Industries, Spoon Sports USA, Tjin Edition and the award-winning Kenny Vinces.

Each team will use modifications such as body kits, wheels, custom paint jobs and much more to build their creations. View the official Tumblr posts (including photos, animated GIFs and video), and progress of each custom Fit here. From August 21st through October 22nd you can vote for your favorite Fit by liking and reblogging posts tagged with #ProjectFit. The performance shop with the highest total number of likes and reblogs will win an award from Honda.

“Personalized Honda subcompacts were the foundation of the original import tuner revolution, and the all-new Fit upholds that legacy with a great powertrain, an engaging chassis and renowned Honda quality, all at an affordable price,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “Our Fit project vehicle program and our Tumblr initiative, #ProjectFit, together offer a unique, fun way to demonstrate the personalization potential of this great new car.”

2015 #ProjectFit

2015 #ProjectFit

I’m excited to vote and see each final product!

Project Fit FAQs

Walk for your heart with Howdy Honda at the 2014 Austin Heart Walk 5k

By Admin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Howdy Honda Events, Howdy Honda News on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
2013 Austin Heart Walk

2013 Austin Heart Walk

For the fourth year, Howdy Honda will be at the Austin Heart Walk 5k on the morning of Saturday, October 18th at The Long Center. If you haven’t been, the Heart Walk is a super fun, non-competitive 5k walk through downtown Austin that promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle and raises funds for cardiovascular research and educational programs in Central Texas.

Last year, we had the honor of donating almost $40k to the Heart Walk and this year we aim to raise an additional $40,000 for the American Heart Association. Please join our efforts as we reach this goal. You can easily donate electronically following the three steps detailed below. In addition, we’ll also be raising funds by donating $100 per vehicle sold during the month of October!

How to help:

  • 1. Go to http://bit.ly/HeartWalk14
  • 2. Click on the Gray “Donate Now” button on the top righthand side of the page
  • 3. Select amount and submit payment information

Can’t donate?

You can still participate and help us raise funds by spreading the word! During the month of October, Howdy Honda will be donating:

  • $100 for every vehicle sold

Share this blog post and tell your family & friends. Heart disease is the no. 1 killer of American men and women in the U.S. and we can all do our part to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths in the country.

Join us and spread the word!

2014 Austin Heart Walk

Date: October 18, 2014
Where:  The Long Center
Time: 8:00am – Opening Ceremony; 9:00am – Walk Start

 

HondaStage Sweepstakes Comes To Austin City Limits 2014

By Admin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Giveaway/Sweepstakes, Honda Fit, Honda in the News on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Honda Stage Fit for Music Sweeps

Honda Stage Fit for Music Sweeps

Who doesn’t like to WIN?! Austin City Limits 2014 is around the corner and Honda is giving YOU a chance to win a brand new 2015 Honda Fit EX-L, a flyaway trip, or VIP tickets to ACL!

Haven’t purchased your ACL passes yet? Enter here: HondaStage sweepstakes for your chance to win a  trip for two + VIP tickets for weekend one of ACL (Oct 3rd – 5th) or a pair of VIP tickets for weekend two of ACL (Oct 10th-12th). You have until September 10th to enter to win the trip and the winner will be announced on 9/11. And you have until September 17th to enter to win the ACL passes (no travel included). The winner for the passes will be announced on 09/18.

When you enter, you will also be automatically added to the drawing to win a new 2015 Honda Fit EX-L! The Fit winner will be announced on November 24th and you have until November 20th to enter the sweepstakes for the Fit.

As you know, as one of the main ACL sponsors, Hondas has its own stage. Keep an eye on the Honda Stage site for updates on artists and more. Honda  will also provide kiosks where you can enter to win the 2015 Fit during the ACL festival.

And while you’re at ACL, follow and share your experience online using #HondaStage.

Help Katelyn Norton Press On

By Admin | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Katelyn Norton

Our team at Howdy Honda is hoping to help raise awareness and funds for the beautiful daughter of Mike Norton, one of the dealership’s valued automotive specialists. Mike’s daughter, Katelyn, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called a schwannoma tumor. Due to an expensive surgery, extensive rehabilitation and treatment for the unfortunate return of the tumor, Mike and his family have incurred unmanageable expenses. The Howdy Honda family wants to help one of its own and also help Katelyn Norton press on during this difficult time.

Katelyn Norton is a fighter. She has already survived a challenging surgery and difficult rehabilitation. She also continues to fight her battle after discovering regrowth of the tumor during a follow-up neurological appointment. As a result of the first surgery, Katelyn has experienced complications that impact her daily life. She has lost hearing in one ear and has experienced paralysis on one side of her face. While these struggles are present, Katelyn keeps a smile on her face and brings joy to all who meet her.

In addition to seeking treatment for the schwannoma, Katelyn’s family also hopes to find specialists to reverse the damage of her surgery complications.

While these surgeries will still need to take place down the line, the Norton family’s primary goal is to get Katelyn healthy again. Katelyn will need to undergo another series of treatments to reduce and eliminate the schwannoma regrowth. The Norton family has weathered the news of Katelyn’s tumor. They have defeated it once before through a series of surgery and rehabilitation. They have also remained strong and optimistic despite the tumor’s regrowth. However, many challenges stand in their way to get Katelyn the help she needs. On top of financial struggles, the Norton family is also battling with its insurance company, which has denied its claim as the specialist they seek is across state lines.

What you can do

While Katelyn and the Norton family are in need of financial support, they also need to share Katelyn’s story and raise awareness for schwannoma tumor treatment.

To help Katelyn and the Norton family, we can make a financial contribution by visiting her YouCaring site at http://bit.ly/KatelynNorton. We can also contact oakleycpa@live.com if we don’t want to make a contribution online. Additionally we can share Katelyn’s story through social media platforms and e-mail. Send this page to friends, family and generous acquaintances or share Katelyn’s YouCaring site. We can also send the Norton family our love, support, positive thoughts and prayers. For more information on how to help our teammate, Mike Norton, and his brave daughter, Katelyn, contact us at Howdy Honda today.

United Heritage Charity Foundation Auto Raffle Raises $53,796: Winner of Honda Civic Announced

By Admin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Giveaway/Sweepstakes, Honda Civic, Howdy Honda Events, Uncategorized on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Winner of 2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan Announced

AUSTIN, Texas (June 30, 2014) – As a result of its fourth annual Auto Raffle for charity, the United Heritage Charity Foundation, Austin, Texas, raised $53,796. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Michael Williams from Round Rock won the new 2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan donated by Howdy Honda of Austin, Texas.  The $1.00 winning ticket was purchased at the United Heritage Credit Union branch in Round Rock and randomly drawn at an event held at Howdy Honda.

After learning he was the winner, Williams was initially in disbelief, but later said, “This has been a surreal experience, and I’m extremely fortunate to have won the car. The United Heritage Charity Foundation and Howdy Honda are top-notch organizations, and I am looking forward to working with the United Heritage Charity Foundation to make a difference in people’s lives. What an unforgettable experience.”

Proceeds from the Auto Raffle benefit local charities supported by the United Heritage Charity Foundation. A total of $200,594 has been raised for charity in the first four years of the auto raffle.

The United Heritage Charity Foundation Chairman, May Lofgreen states, “The Charity Foundation appreciates the support from all who purchased raffle tickets and the generous donation of the Honda Civic from Howdy Honda. We look forward to continuing the Foundation’s support of deserving organizations that make a difference in Central and East Texas.”

“It is with a great deal of pride that Howdy Honda partners with United Heritage Charity Foundation in this very worthwhile endeavor – two caring organizations serving Greater Central Texas,” says Cliff Collier, Howdy Honda General Manager/Dealer Principal.

The United Heritage Charity Foundation was established in 2003 as a means to provide ongoing support to charitable projects. Since its inception, United Heritage Charity Foundation has distributed more than $1,180,268 to local organizations including Austin Children’s Shelter, Capital Area Food Bank, CASA of Travis County and Central Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas and Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation.

UHCF Auto Raffle

Left to Right: Jess and May Lofgreen, Michael Williams and Mark Ziehr

On June 27, 2014, the United Heritage Charity Foundation Auto Raffle winner, Michael Williams of Round Rock, Texas, was presented with a new 2014 Honda Civic LX by United Heritage Charity Foundation Chairman May Lofgreen, Howdy Honda General Sales Manager T.J. Nissen and Howdy Honda Customer Relations Director Jesse Lofgreen.

About United Heritage Charity Foundation

Founded in 2003, the United Heritage Charity Foundation was developed as a 501(c)(3) to support projects and organizations within local communities and, since its inception, has distributed over $1.1 million. The Charity Foundation’s goals are to support participation in events that make communities a better place to live, work and attend school; support education initiatives and medical research; better the lives of sick and neglected children and their families during their times of need; and establish a presence in the community. www.uhcf.org

The Honda Smart Home – Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Interior Design

By Admin | Posted in Howdy Honda News on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 4:08 PM

What’s a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Home without Eco-Friendly interior design? Honda introduced the Honda Smart Home earlier this Spring. Now here’s a look inside the impressive Honda Smart Home!

Who wouldn’t like to live here? Honda = Innovation!

Honda Named Most Trusted Brand & Best Overall Brand by KBB.com's 2014 Brand Image Awards

By Admin | Posted in Awards & Accolades on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 10:04 AM

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Just in! Honda has been named the “Most Trusted Brand” three straight years and “Best Overall Brand” for a second consecutive year.

“A brand is really built over the long haul through consumers’ experiences with its products, and Honda is committed to delivering class-leading vehicles that provide lasting enjoyment and value to our customers,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. “Honda simply embraces the challenge of being a brand that people can trust.”

Once again, new-car shoppers have recognized the Honda brand as “Most Trusted Brand” and “Best Overall Brand” for Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Brand Image Awards. KBB’s 2014 Image Awards are based on consumer data derived from the Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence Brand Watch study. Brand Watch is an online brand and model study that taps into over 12,000 in-market-new-vehicle shoppers every year on KBB.com. This in-depth study offers an observation on how shoppers perceive certain factors driving their auto purchase decisions, and captures brand loyalty and familiarity data among shoppers. Honda secured the highest average score across all non-luxury models for the “Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand” title.

“The fact that Honda has again won the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards as Best Overall Brand and Most Trusted Brand comes as no surprise,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Our experience has indicated that consumers continue to both respect Honda vehicles and be enthusiastic about them. Honda’s reputation for quality, reliability and fun-to-drive continues to resonate with buyers of all ages.”

We aim to match match these standards as your trusted Honda dealer. Rest assured that with Howdy Honda we will work to help you find the vehicle you want, paired with the service and attention you deserve. Browse NEW Honda inventory here and schedule your test drive today!

The Howdy Honda Cap2K Open Water Race

By Admin | Posted in Austin, TX Events, Howdy Honda Events, Howdy Honda News on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 1:27 PM

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Howdy Honda is pleased to announce its renewed title sponsorship for the Howdy Honda Cap 2k Open Water Race & Pledge Swim to be held on Saturday, May 3rd in Lady Bird Lake. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer with 100% of pledges & donations going to Prostate Cancer survivor support, public education, awareness, and advocacy. Donate $50 or more to honor a friend or loved one on the Cap 2k’s “Wall of Honor.”

The only downhill swimming race in Texas, the Howdy Honda Cap 2k has been rated as one of Austin’s Top Recreational Events, as one of the Top 50 Open Water Races in the U.S. and one of the top 100 Open Water Races in the World. It is considered Austin’s signature swimming event and includes live music and a picnic for participants.

Please consider joining Team Howdy Honda this year in fighting Prostate Cancer by swimming the event for pledges or donating at the link below.

To donate (100% tax deductible), join the fundraising team, or honor a loved one, go to: www.ustoo.org/cap2k
To “like” the Howdy Honda Cap 2k on Facebook go to: www.facebook.com/cap2k
To learn more about the event visit: www.cap2k.com