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Join us for the PuppyUp Walk this Weekend!

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Join us for the PuppyUp Walk this Weekend! This Saturday, October, 6, we are so thrilled to be a sponsor for the PuppyUp walk. The walk is inspired by the story of a man who lost his best friend, a Great Pyrenees, to cancer. He and his two dogs embarked on a cross-country trek, sharing information about cancer in dogs. This is what started the foundation and continues to inspire others to walk miles every year.  The walk will take place at Nashotah Park (W330 N5113 County Rd. C. Nashotah, WI 53058) from 9:00 am — 3:00pm. 

Schedule of Events:

Registration/Vendors open:   9:00 am

K9 Demonstration:  9:45 am

Opening Ceremony & PuppyUp Walk:  10:00 am

Closing Ceremony & Awards:  11:15 am

Agility Demonstration from Think Pawsitive:  11:30 am

Failure To Launch Performance:  12:00 – 2:00 pm

Silent Auction Closes:  1:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Pre-Registration through 10/4:    $25
Registration 10/5 & at event:        $30
Youth (under 14):                             Free

**Raise $100.00 and receive and event T-shirt!**

We hope you will take the opportunity to get involved with this special opportunity! Learn more about how you can get involved here. For more Subaru News, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

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Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival! For the past two years, we have had so much fun hosting the Frank Mots International Kite Festival, that we hosted it again this year! The 40th Annual Wilde Subaru Frank Mots International Kite Festival, presented by Prairie Farms and Summit Credit Union was held on Saturday September 8 from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm and Sunday September 9th from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. 

The free and family-friendly festival kicked off at 12:00 pm with the Fast Track Grand launch of a few hundred kites. The professional kite teams impressed with the all new super giant octopus and giant whale kite (pictured above) and began their performance at 12:30 pm. The event also featured a Kids Mad Dash at 2:00 pm. Other kid friendly events included a sighting from the Milwaukee Admirals’s Roscoe and the Buck’s Bango. 

Wilde Subaru Hosts the Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Featured performers included TOO MUCH FUN  with special guests Castel & Carol Pittman; Connor and Amy Doran (from America’s Got Talent); and the Chicago Fire Kite Team, with newest member Elizabeth Gordon and featuring Eric Wolff. Other entertainment included Josh and Zach Gordon, 02, the kids kites of Charlie Sotich, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, The Blues Brothers, Ann Vondriska, & Jeanne Herrera as Mrs Kite Lady 2, and the most powerful line up of giant kites in the Midwest! 

Other event sponsors include the Kite Society of Wisconsin and IllinoisGift of Wings, PRAIRIE FARMS, Summit Credit Union, B93.3, FM 102/1 and 100.3 fm & 1290 am The Fonz. For more upcoming events, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha

Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha

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Wilde Subaru Supported Project Echelon Races through Waukesha! You may remember, the charity was formed by LAPT cycling veteran, Eric Hill and Eric Beach. According to his Bio, President and Co-Founder Eric Beach believes “through training and competition, we can find a healthy release to the stresses found post military separation. He also believes that re-discovering the physicality we miss from military service through this healthy avenue is vital to many veterans journey to healing.”

Co-Founder and Vice President, Eric Hill, explains the importance of sports, “Throughout my life, sports have been my outlet, my safe haven, and my place of greatest reflection and growth. In no other setting can we get the immediate feedback that we get through sport. I am a pro-cyclist. In sport, you get out what you put in. with a motivation to use my athletic talents and the platform that I have been given to create a positive community in which veterans can find a positive self image, voice, and means to release their inner anxieties through cycling. Cycling is my place of solace and reflection. It gives me peace and comfort. Cycling is a gift I want to share.”

The team is partaking in the tour of America’s Dairyland, America’s largest bicycle race, this year! Today the team will be racing through Waukesha for the Carl Zach Cycling Classic and the team would love your support! The Waukesha tour is the fourth race in the eleven part race series. The races will be happening all day from 10 AM- 7 PM in the downtown Waukesha. The family friendly event will feature live music, food and drinks, as well as games for kids.

Schedule of Events

Race Time Category Length
10:55am – 11:20am Citizens Category 5 25 min
11:25am – 12:05pm Category 3/4/5 Women 40 min
12:15pm – 12:55pm Category 4/5 40 min
1:05pm – 1:55pm Masters 3/4 40+, 50+, 60+ 50 min
2:05pm – 2:55pm Category 3 50 min
3:05pm – 4:05pm Masters 1/2/3 40+, 50+, 60+ 60 min
4:15pm – 5:15pm Pro 1/2 Women 60 min
5:25pm – 6:00pm Handcycle H1/2, H3/4/5, Women Open 35 min
6:10pm – 7:00pm Local Event 50 min
7:00pm – 8:30pm Pro 1/2 Men 90 min

We are so pleased to be involved in such an important charity that works daily with local veterans to help them readjust to civilian life and overcome injuries through exercise and athletic goals. Photo courtesy of the Project Echelon Racing Team. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with all their races which support the non-profit Project Echelon. For more dealership specials and deals, follow Wilde Subaru on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Subaru Sponsors Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby!

Wilde Subaru Sponsors Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby!

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Wilde Subaru Sponsors Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby! Recently, Wilde Subaru sponsored the Waukesha-area Boy Scouts for the Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby event held at the Country Springs Hotel. The Pinewood Derby has always been one of the most exciting annual events for the Cub Scouts and this year over 100 Scouts and their families joined together to compete for an opportunity to qualify and attend the World Championship Pinewood Derby, being held in New York City this summer. The scouts, made up of first through fifth graders, were filled with excitement with the top three Scouts from each den being awarded trophies.

The Potawatomi Area Council wishes to recognize and thank Wilde Subaru in Waukesha and Subaru of America, Inc. for their sole sponsorship of our event and their ongoing support of meaningful STEM activities for our nation’s youth. We also thank all the families involved in making this event happen. Scouting is possible through the generous support of people and businesses throughout the United States. This First Annual Potawatomi Council Derby is just one example of the positive, meaningful impact Scouting has within our families and our country.

Some of the winners include:

 

Wilde Subaru Sponsors Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby!

Tiger den winners – First Grade students: (LtoR) 1st place – Landon, 2nd place – Noah, 3rd place – Joey.

Wilde Subaru Sponsors Potawatomi Area Council Pinewood Derby!

Bear den winners – Third grade students (LtoR) Mike Scott, Wilde Subaru, winners: 3rd place – Bracken, 2nd place – Joe, 1st place – Danny.

 Webelos den winners – 4th and 5th Grade students (LtoR) 3rd place – Luke, 2nd place – Harrison, 1st place – Zach.

Wolf den winners – Second grade students. (LtoR) 2nd place – Riley, 1st place – Nolan, 3rd place – Jaxson.

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April Distracted Driving Month

April is Distracted Driving Month

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This month has been named Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council. Subaru has taken steps to increase driver safety by pledging to make standard automatic emergency braking system on all it’s new models sold in the United States by 2022. Subaru’s Eyesight technology has also been shown to reduce rear-end crashes by 84%! Even with all these technological advances, distracted driving is still a major issue. In Wisconsin alone, the most recent year’s (2014) average for car crashes was nearly 120,000! Nationally for the same year, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. According to the United States government, distracted driving is considered any of the following activities:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
  • Or anything else that distracts from the priority of operating a motor vehicle

Generally its considered safe to avert your eyes from the road for 3 seconds in order to adjust the radio, however most text messages take an average of 5 seconds of the reader’s time. The National Safety Council advises to send and read text messages before you start driving, decide where you want to go before you put the car in “drive” and enter it into the GPS if necessary, and pull off to the side of the road if you need to take a call.  Hands free and new infotainment systems are helpful, but ultimately still a major distraction. Try your hardest to leave your commute time to commuting alone. Allow this to be the time that you reflect on your day or simply enjoy the open road with some great tunes. Join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag “#takebackyourdrive’ or visit nsc.org and pledge to be a more attentive driver.

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Don't Forget to Spring Forward

Don’t Forget to Spring Forward

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Don’t forget to change your clock for Daylight’s Saving Time! The time officially changes on Sunday March 13 at 2 am! We are springing forward and moving our clocks ahead by one hour. You can refer to your owner’s manual for how to change your clock and YouTube has video tutorials based on your make and model. Our technicians are here for you if you need help changing you clocks! Please call ahead of time.

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Join Us For the 2017 Subaru Impreza Launch

Join Us For the 2017 Subaru Impreza Launch

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Join Us For the 2017 Subaru Impreza Launch next Monday, March 13th! We reported about the official unveiling at last years New York Auto Show sharing this information, “This new Impreza is the first production model from Subaru to utilize the automakers newly developed Global Platform that will form the base for most of the upcoming new models. With an extended wheelbase by 1 inch, the overall length increased by 1.6 inches, and the width changed to 1.5 inches it is larger that the outgoing Impreza model. The height is slightly reduced by about half an inch. The interior is slightly more modernized and the exterior has stronger lines that gives the car a younger look. ”

Come help us celebrate the launch of the 2017 Subaru Impreza! We will have the all-new model available for viewing and test drives. Door prizes and light refreshments will also be available. 

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We've Won Dealerrater's 2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award

We’ve Won Dealerrater’s 2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award

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We’ve Won Dealerrater’s 2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award! We are so pleased to announce that we have won the 2016 Consumer Satisfaction Award through Dealerrater. We thank and appreciate our awesome staff who strives every day to provide each and every client with the best customer service experience and you, our fantastic and vocal customers. Thank you for sharing your experiences and please continue to share your experiences so we can see where we are performing strongly and how we can improve. We look forward to a positive review-filled year!

The awards are determined by an algorithm referred to as PowerScore, which is determined by a dealership’s average Dealerrater star-rating as well as the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2016 calendar year and are divided into the following categories: customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing, and overall experience. In order to qualify for  the awards, new and used dealers must have been reviewed 25 times during 2016 and averaged a minimum of a four out of five-star rating. To be named a Consumer Satisfaction award winner, dealers must be in the top 10% U.S. franchise dealers based on their PowerScore.

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Join Us for B93.3's First Annual Santa Brunch

Join Us for B93.3’s First Annual Santa Brunch

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Join Us for B93.3’s First Annual Santa Brunch! We are excited to join with B93.3, Prairie Farms Dairy, and the Wisconsin Bakers Association and member bakeries across Wisconsin to bring you the first annual Santa brunch. The event was originally scheduled for December 15th, but the snow pushed it back to this Friday, December 23rd from 9 am-1 pm! The event is being held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, which “is one of the finest multi-disciplinary cultural arts centers in the United States, with a mission to be the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the Arts.”

The free holiday event is great for the whole family. A special brunch menu featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, and flavored milk from Prairie Farms. Live music, holiday crafts, and photos with Santa will be fun for the kids and will be a great way to get into the spirit for Christmas! We can’t wait to see you there. 

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

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This week is Child Passenger Safety week. Did you know that Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children aged 1-19? In 2014 alone, 451 children aged 8 and under died due to a motor vehicle crash making up 15% of childhood motor vehicle fatalities. Sadly 116 of these children were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Child Passenger Safety is an important topic and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight Wisconsin Laws regarding child passengers and to urge you to take the safety of your child passengers into consideration each time you are driving in your Wilde Car.

According to the Wisconsin DMV, children must use a car seat until they reach age 4 and 40 pounds and a booster seat until they reach age 8, more than 80 pounds in weight or more than 4ft. 9 in. tall. Penalty for non-compliance with child safety requirements depends on the age of the child in Wisconsin. If the child is less than four years, the total penalty is $175.30 while fines for children between 4 and 8 is $150.10 for the first offense, $200.50 for the second offense, and $263.50 for the third and subsequent offenses. There are no exemptions from these rules, regardless of why the child was removed from the restraint. Shockingly, 3 out of 4 child safety seats aren’t used correctly. If you are worried about the installation there is a helpful video series provided by Zero in Wisconsin that illustrates the correct way to set up your child safety seats.

It is always safer for your child to ride in the backseat over the front and carseats are an important part of child passenger safety. Read below for car seat recommendations for your child from safecar.gov:

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Rear-Facing Car Seat:

Children under age 1 should always ride in rear-facing car seats. You should try to keep your child in rear-facing carseats until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Convertible and All-In-One car seats typically have higher height and weight limits and allow your child to stay rear-facing longer. Once your child outgrows rear-facing they are ready for a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. According to Wisconsin Law children less than 1 year old, or less than 20 lbs. must be in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped).

Forward-Facing Car Seat:

Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat. According to Wisconsin law, if your child is at least one year old and 20 pounds, but less than four years old or less than 40 pounds, they must be a in a forward- or rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped).

Booster Seat:

You should keep your child in a booster seat until they are big enough for a seat belt to fit properly, which means the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs (not stomach) and the shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest (not the neck or face). Once your child outgrows a booster seat, your child is finally ready for a seatbelt. According to Wisconsin Law, children aged 4 to age 8, and between 40-80 lbs., and no more than 4 ft. 9 in. must be in a forward- or rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped) or a booster seat.

Seat Belt:

Even though your child has outgrown the booster seat, safety is still very important. The back seat is the safest place for your child and you should have them sit in the back until they are at least 12 years old. Never start the car without making sure your children are buckled up! Teaching them this habit young will help keep them safe when as passengers and future drivers.

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