Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Iconic Trophy Makes Popular Appearance at Uftring Nissan in Peoria, IL

Uftring Nissan welcomed the most prestigious award in college football to their dealership on Allen Road in Peoria this past weekend. The Heisman Trophy was on display Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. Customers, friends and fans of college football visited the dealership and posed for a photograph with The Heisman Trophy. This was the actual Heisman Trophy, made from the official mold.

General Manager Joe Phillips and the Heisman
Joe Phillips, General Manager at Uftring Nissan, was excited to welcome sports fans from across Central Illinois to the dealership for this unique opportunity. “Nissan is one of The Heisman Trophy’s major sponsors and made the trophy available to select Nissan dealers,” he said. “When we found out there was a chance to bring the trophy to Peoria, I immediately submitted Uftring Nissan’s name for consideration. Fortunately, we were one of very few dealers selected in the state of Illinois.” Mr. Phillips continued, “We encouraged sports fans to bring their families and friends to Uftring Nissan when The Heisman Trophy was displayed. Our team is always excited to welcome new people to the dealership.”

Mark Kiesewetter Poses with the Heisman Trophy
Since 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the United States. It is a symbol of college football excellence and is the most coveted award in college sports. The Heisman Trophy is made out of cast bronze, is 13.5 inches tall and weighs 25 lbs. The Heisman Trophy Winner will be announced on December 10th, 2011 in New York City.

Uftring Nissan is a full-service Nissan dealership located at 7400 N. Allen Road in Peoria, IL. Uftring Nissan is a member of the Uftring Auto Group, and has been serving customers from its current location since 2005. Uftring Nissan is a three-time recipient of the Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence – awarded to the top 10% of Nissan dealers nationwide.

Chevrolet 100th Anniversary Celebrations!

Uftring Chevrolet Saab in Washington and Uftring Weston Chevy Cadillac in Peoria Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet with Open House Events!

On Thursday, November 3rd, Uftring Chevy Saab in Washington and Uftring Weston Chevy Cadillac in Peoria invited current and past customers and friends to their respective dealerships for a huge Chevrolet 100th Anniversary Open House that celebrated the past, present and future of this iconic American automobile manufacturer. Chevrolet has been in our lives at both dealerships for many years and our team members are tried and true Chevy enthusiasts. We love Chevys and so do our customers in the Peoria, Pekin and Washington, Illinois communities. Customers that we hadn't talked to in a while stopped by to enjoy a display of classic Chevrolets and a detailed look at the all-new Chevy Volt - in stock now at both dealerships. Food and dessert was served, commemorative keychains were handed out and a good time was had by all! Gary Uftring stopped by both events to thank customers for their many years of patronage at both locations. The history of Chevrolet is very rich, but we all feel like we're just getting started. With new models like the Volt, Sonic, new Malibu, Silverado, Equinox, Camaro Convertible, new Colorado and much more - there's a lot to be excited about and we can't wait to share the details with our customers. Thanks and we hope to see you soon!

Ian Lott and Lee "Big City" Kerr

A wonderful atmosphere at Uftring Weston