BMW’s “Drive For A Cause” to Benefit Local Food Pantry

August 12, 2016

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The New Country Motor Car Group in Hartford has supported countless charities such as Make-A-Wish, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), CT Children’s Medical Center, and many others.  Now, New Country BMW is partnering with BMW of North America to feed and shelter our neighbors in need.

The “BMW Drive for a Cause” charity campaign will donate $25 for each BMW test drive from now through Aug. 31 to St. Vincent DePaul in Middletown. Simply get behind the wheel of any new vehicle at New Country BMW in Hartford and help the most vulnerable population in our state.

Additionally, at special events on Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th from 11 AM – 7:00 PM, the dealership will have extra new vehicles and staff on hand, just for consumer test drives. Customers can even schedule a test drive of many new BMW models on-line at Vehicles of other makes and models will also be there to see and drive as well. Free lunch and dinner will be provided.

“All of us at New Country are committed to making a difference,” said Peter Keast, General Manager for New Country BMW. “We are hoping our event can help the entire BMW family achieve their goal of raising up to $1.5 million for charities across America.”

Amazing Grace Food Pantry, a program of St. Vincent De Paul Middletown, is located at 16 Stack Street in Middletown. phone 860-347-3222.

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New Country & CarFax Support Bike to the Beach for Autism

July 12, 2016


Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit cycling organization that:

  • Hosts bike rides from urban areas to nearby beaches
  • Raises money and awareness for autism

Impacts the community through local program

Bike rides and community programs promote an active, socially and environmentally conscious community committed to achieving a healthier lifestyle and finding solutions for the millions affected by autism.

We ride because autism is the second most prevalent developmental disorder in the world today.

  • Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism
  • Autism affects 1 in 68 children

We ride for the love of cycling, and a healthy lifestyle.

  • 3 hours of biking per week lowers the risk of heart disease by 50%
  • Biking gets you outside, relieves stress and creates a way to spend time with family and friends

For more information, or to donate, go to

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Strut Your Mutt with Our Companions Animal Rescue and New Country

June 6, 2016


SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016 | 11AM – 1PM

See the latest spring styles for dogs and their owners in support of Our Companions Animal Rescue. In association with New Country Motor Cars, hosted by Debbie Wright.  Entry to this private event also includes a complimentary lunch provided by Burtons Grill, a swag bag, live music from New England’s high-energy dance band Head Over Heels, a chance to win great prizes and more!

Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut based organization that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased online at
Visit for more information.

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New Country Toyota Teams With Love146 To Help Abolish Child Trafficking And Exploitation

May 21, 2016


New Country Toyota of Saratoga Springs are extremely excited to partner with the Capital Region Love146 team, and support their selfless work to educate and raise awareness of human trafficking.  For the month of May 2016 a portion of vehicle sales proceeds will be donated to Love146 to support their efforts in Saratoga County, NY.

Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation.

Our Vision Is The Abolition Of Child Trafficking And Exploitation. Nothing Less.

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New Country Joins Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer with Ron’s Run for the Roses

May 10, 2016

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We are proud to announce that New Country Motor Car Group Dealerships in Hartford, CT, – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and MINI – were presenting sponsors for the 2016’s Ron’s Run for the Roses more effective treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The 8th annual Ron’s Run for the Roses at Folly Farms in Simsbury, CT – a benefit for the Ron Foley Foundation for fighting pancreatic cancer – featured live and silent auctions followed by a viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Guests were encouraged to dress in their derby best.

Tim Parker VP of New Country Motor Cars, attended the event and shared his heartfelt drive to continue to support this tremendous organization.

For more information, visit

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New Country Announces Magnificent Mom Makeover Promotion

April 22, 2016

Magnificent Mom Promotion

Do you have a magnificent mom? In honor of Mother’s Day, New County Motor Cars will pamper one amazing mom from head to toe with their Magnificent Mom Makeover promotion. Entrants simply describe in 300 words or less why their mother deserves special treatment. The winning mother will be announced on Friday, May, 6th.

“Moms are truly the driving force behind a family,” said Peter Keast, General Manager of New Country BMW.  “Mothers balance work, managing households, chauffeuring and making sure everyone gets fed clothed and out the door on time.  This Mother’s Day, we want one busy mom to make herself the top priority.” 

The prize package includes:

Custom gourmet dinner for four from the Joy of Food, a West Hartford-based catering and personal chef company.  The winner and her family will select a delicious meal to be prepared and delivered on her chosen date.

Hair Cut and Style from hair stylist and owner Laura Rhoades of STUDIO 513 at The Style Company in Wethersfield CT

Workout package from BodyRoc in West Hartford. Their intense circuit-style interval workout combines weight training, treadmills, and heavy bag boxing. 

Massage at Elements Spa in East Longmeadow, MA

Personal Styling Session 60 minutes from Debbie Wright, Project Closet

$100 gift card and make up from Soft Surroundings, The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.

A prestigious panel of experts, including WTIC-FM Afternoon Host Damon Scott and Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Cars, will select the most worthy mother to win the grand prize package.  

All entries must be received by Thursday, May 5, 2016. The winner will be announced on Friday, May, 6th. Participants must be CT residents 18 years or older.

To enter, visit:

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Share Your Love Story To Win A “Romantic Ride And Rendezvous”

February 5, 2016

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There’s still time to enter New Country Motor Car Group’s 3rd Annual Romantic Ride and Rendezvous promotion to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration. Entrants simply describe in 300 words or less why their beloved deserves a glamorous night on the town.

A prestigious panel of romance experts, including WFSB-Channel 3 Eyewitness News Meteorologist and Better Connecticut Host Scot Haney and Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Cars, will select the most worthy couple to win the grand prize package. The winners will receive a beautiful strand of pearls valued at $600 from Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry and be whisked away by a personal chauffeur in a luxurious new Mercedes or BMW to indulge in a candlelit, gourmet tasting of exquisite French cuisine at a’Vert Brasserie Restaurant in West Hartford Center.

To prepare for the event, the lucky couple will get primped and polished with a haircut and shave at Kennedy’s All American Barber Club for him and a glamorous hair styling at Blo Blow Dry Bar for her, both in Blue Back Square. They will then each enjoy the Ultimate Wax Experience with a complimentary service of their choice at the European Wax Center in Simsbury.

All entries must be received by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The winning couple will be announced on Friday, February 12th. The prize must be redeemed between Saturday, February 20th and Saturday, March 26th, 2016. No purchase necessary. Participants must be residents of CT 18 years or older. Submit entries online at or visit for more information.

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New Country Subaru Invites You to “Share the Love” with Hometown Charity

December 8, 2015


Purchase or lease a new Subaru from New Country Subaru in Saratoga Springs,  NY now through January 2, and we’ll donate $250 to a choice of charities that benefit your community. By the end of this, our eighth year, Subaru and its participating retailers will have donated over $65 million to charity.

Our featured local charity this year is Saratoga Center for the Family.

The Center’s mission is to strengthen children, families, and our community by reducing the effects of abuse, trauma, and family dysfunction through advocacy, education and mental health therapy.

Visit and for more information.

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New Country Gives Back Through 2015 Mazda Drive For Good Test Drive Event

November 30, 2015

MazdaDriveForGoodTest-drive a Mazda between November 23, 2015, and January 4, 2016, and the Mazda Community will pledge one hour of time to a local worthy cause. Buy or lease a new Mazda during the event and we’ll donate $150 to one of four national or 40 local charities of your choice.

The Mazda Drive for Good® Event is our way of giving back to our local community. Through Mazda USA,  New Country Mazda in Saratoga Springs, NY is again collaborating with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. for its 2015 charitable giving event set to run throughout the 2015 holiday season.

Customers who purchase or lease a new Mazda during the Mazda Drive for Good® event running from November 23 through January 4 will be able to designate $150 to one of these four national nonprofits or 46 local organizations. In true Mazda ‘defy convention’ style, for every vehicle test-drive during the Mazda Drive for Good event, Mazda will donate one hour of charitable service from its employees, dealers, and business partners across the nation, to begin in the 2016 calendar year.

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8th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Aims To Feed 800 Families

November 13, 2015

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Michael Raucci and his team at New Country Toyota & Scion of Clifton Park is rallying the Capital District community and local businesses this month to bring Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need.

Kindly join Michael in helping our neighbors by dropping by the dealership with canned vegetables, stuffing & muffin mixes, canned or packaged gravy, canned soup, coffee & tea, instant mashed potatoes, jello, and other nonperishable holiday classics. Donations are welcome now through November 19th.

Dealership Drop-off Location:

202 Route 146
Mechanicville, NY 1211

On Friday, November 20th, area food pantries from Mechanicville, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Pittstown and Schaghticoke, as well as a group of volunteers from our area will distribute enough food to reach our goal of feeding 800+ families in our local community.

It is our pleasure to be organizing this event for the 9th year, and with your help we’ll make it the best yet. Please spread the word to your friends and families and join us in our mission to bring Thanksgiving joy to our community members in need.

This is a great opportunity to give back to 800 families that could use a little love for the Holiday season! Also if anyone knows a family that could use some help, please contact Michael Raucci directly on his cell @ 518 265 4874!

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