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2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup Race

by Tim Joseph

So its a little early for my weekend get away suggestion. Wasn’t the DSO amazing? I thought this was something that I should bring to your attention. The 2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup hydroplane race is coming to Detroit this weekend. The boat you see above is the “Dick Scott Automotive Group Presents Miss DYC” boat, sposored by Dick Scott Automotive Group.
This is the 100th running of the Gold Cup, awarded for the first time in 1904, and is the oldest active trophy in all of motor sports. This year is poised to become the best event ever.

Friday, July 11, 2008, is “Free Friday”. The racecourse will be open until 6:30pm. The race takes place on the Detroit River near Belle Isle. This event is recognized worldwide as the premier site for hydroplane boat racing.

The Navy’s West Coat Super Hornet Demo Team will be flying over the Detroit River demonstrating maneuvers of one of the U.S. Armed Forces’ most impressive aircraft, the FA-18. The Navy will also have its high tech “Accelerate Your Live Experience” presentation, a view of Navy life complete with interactive video games and the 180-degree “Immersa-Domes.” These domes immerse you in real-world sights, sounds and smells of a Navy seaman through an exciting virtual reality experience.

The Michigan Hall of Fame will present a wide variety of sports challenges and inflatables. They will also have a traveling museum commemorating Michigan’s sports heroes on hand.

The Salvation Army, who has been named the official charity of the event, will host an Outdoor Family Fun Zone on the riverfront in Henderson Park. They will have a large array of activities for the whole family. A percentage of all proceeds from the general admition tickets will go to support the Salvation Army Outdoors, an initiative to provide youth and families with fun and educational outdoor experiences such as fishing, boating, hiking and camping.
As if all this wasn’t enough, a large picknic area, games, arts and crafts, balloon artists and wandering stilt walkers are included in the weekend fun.

For more details, please visit

GT-R’s Hit The Streets

by Tim Joseph

On June18th we found out that the GT-R’s were being held captive at ports all over North America. Today the Internet is buzzing because the GT-R’s are finally being delivered to their customers and hitting the streets of America.

Nissan North America held a small even last night at 12:01am in Universal City, California. Universal Nissan, the highest volume Nissan dealer in the country was chosen to sell the first GT-R in the country due to their high allotment (25) of GT-R’s for the 2009 model year. Daryl Alison who imported a Japanese spec, right side drive, GT-R five months ago was the lucky customer. “First of all I’m going to drive it home,” Alison said. “Then I’m going to put some miles on it. Then it will probably be modified. But I’m thinking about the collector value.”

I doubt he will need to modify it much to get a good speed at the track.

Happy Independance Day!

The American Revolutionary War began in April 1775 with Paul Revere’s famous ride. A year later, July 4, 1776, after some revisions and discussion the 13 colonies voted on a final “Declaration of Independence.” John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress was the first to sign. He wrote his name big enough so “King George can read it without spectacles!” The first celebration did not come until 1777 while the newly declared United States of America was at war with the British.

From all of us at Dick Scott, have a safe and wonderful Independence Day.

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Tim’s Travel Tips: 16th Annual Salute to America

by Tim Joseph

This one got me excited. July 2 – 5, 2008 at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents its Salute to America. Gates open at 6pm for the general public and there is pre-concert musical entertainment. If you’ve got kids there will be plenty of 19th century lawn games to play as well as a visit from members of the Greenfield Village historic baseball team.

The finale will be complete with fireworks as the orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture with live cannon fire! It’s actually something I’ve always wanted to see. For more information please visit the Henry Ford Museum website.

Hyundai-Kia #5 In The World!

by Tim Joseph

Well they must be doing something right! Hyundai-Kia have achieved their goal of becoming one of the top 5 automakers in the world. The company sold 3.9 vehicles world wide last year over taking Honda’s #5 position. The Korean based automaker has shot up 6 positions in the last 8 years. Great going!

Dick Scott is pleased to sell the fuel efficient vehicles. They have come a long way.

Dick Scott Kia – (734) 397-9900

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Is Coming

The all new, best ever 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is coming. This is said to be the best and most anticipated Dodge Ram ever. It is due to start arriving in showrooms this fall but Dodge already has a page set up on their site to give you a sneak peak.

To view this page, follow this link: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4×4

Save Fuel, Get Tuned Up!

by Tim Joseph

You’ve had your car for a while now and its been good to you. Runs well, starts every time, and gets good gas mileage. Suddenly it seems like its running rough or isn’t getting the mileage it once did. It may be time for a tune up. Not tuning up your vehicle when it needs it will cost you in fuel efficiency. Other symptoms can be black smoke, rough idle, not easy to start when its warm, or has poor acceleration and hesitation. Typically these things are caused when the spark plugs need to be changed and the fuel injectors need to be cleaned. If you think you’re in need of a tune up, just give us a call!

Dick Scott Dodge – 800-571-6906
Dick Scott Motormall – 800-486-2415
Dick Scott Kia – 800-730-9872
Dick Scott Nissan – 800-504-8536