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Pets and Pumpkins

Pets and Pumpkins | Corwin CDJR | Springfield, MO

Fall has arrived and it’s time for pumpkins to take their traditional place on our porches, front steps, and driveways for the next couple of months. The changing of the leaves, the crisp air, and the promise of Halloween make autumn an especially exciting time for children. One of Springfield’s most iconic and beloved events is Pets and Pumpkins, a gathering meant to bring together the city’s kids, animals, food, crafts, and of course, pumpkins.

Pets and Pumpkins, which is hosted by TAME Pet Magazine, holds one of the largest costume parades in Missouri. What makes it unique is that it is open to both pets and people. Feel free to dress your poodle as Superman or your German Shepherd as a princess. Do your best — it is a contest, after all!

Want to win even more prizes? Check out the Pets and Pumpkins Facebook page, which frequently hosts picture contests for prizes. Additionally, the many pictures of dressed up animals will be sure to warm your heart and get you excited for this year’s festival.

The Annual Pets and Pumpkins will take place on October 20th from noon until 5 p.m. at the downtown square. Admission is only $2 for all and covers all of the events.

Here at Corwin CDJR, we love seeing all of the creative costumes people come up with. Feel free to visit us to see if you can give us a fright!

2019 Jeep® Cherokee Offers Redesigned Exterior, New Turbo Engine, and Updated Infotainment

2019 Jeep Cherokee | Corwin CDJR | Springfield, MO

From busy city streets to rugged off-road terrain, the Jeep® Cherokee has everything you need to tackle whatever life throws your way, and the 2019 Jeep® Cherokee makes this compact crossover better than ever. With a redesigned exterior, a new engine option, and an updated infotainment system, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is an impressively substantial upgrade to an already-capable SUV.

Redesigned exterior

The 2019 Jeep® Cherokee received a refreshed front-end with revised LED headlights, new bumper styling, and a new aluminum hood. The redesign doesn’t stop at the front-end, though, as the 2019 Cherokee also gets five new available wheel designs, capless fuel filling, and a lighter liftgate with hands-free operation technology.

New engine

The 2019 Jeep® Cherokee still features the excellent standard inline-four engine and the optional V6, but the real start of the 2019 model year is the all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. Capable of up to 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, this new powertrain option delivers more power than ever without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

Updated infotainment

The infotainment system of the 2019 Cherokee sees a huge upgrade this year. For the first time, the Cherokee is available with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, which virtually all drivers will love. Additionally, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display is now standard, with the option to upgrade to an 8.4-inch option still available.

Discover even more to love about the latest Jeep® Cherokee model when you make the trip to Corwin CDJR.

Baker-Spain Stampede Offered Rodeo Fun for the Whole Family

Baker-Spain Stampede | From https://bakerspain.com/

At Corwin CDJR, we know being a great car dealership isn’t just about offering high-quality vehicles and service; it’s also about being a part of an awesome community that strikes just the right balance between work and fun. That’s why we’re so proud to have sponsored the 2018 Baker-Spain Stampede. This incredible event featured amazing rodeo events, plenty of exhilarating competition, camping, and great live music and dance. Listed below are just a few reasons why we love the Baker-Spain Stampede and start getting excited for next year!

The main event of the Baker-Spain Stampede is the chuckwagon racing. At the Baker-Spain Stampede, spectators got to witness two full days of incredible racing as riders competed for more than $10,000 in prize money.

Aside from chuckwagon racing, attendees enjoyed pasture roping competitions, a pasture ranch rodeo, ranch bronco fanning, an amazing iron man challenge, and plenty of great live music and dance, with special performances by Porter Union and Better than Nothin’. This year, the whole week was only $50 for adults while kids under 12 were able to enjoy the events for free. If you missed out this year, plan ahead for next time so you can be a part of this unforgettable event.

4th of July Camping with Your Ram 1500

Camping with Your Ram 1500 | Corwin CDJR FIAT | Springfield, MO

Americans love celebrating our independence. Many of us throw big parties, watch the local parades, and spend the evening watching a fireworks spectacle. This July 4th, try something new and go camping with your Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 is the ideal camping truck. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 10,620 pounds. This is enough power to pull your pop-up camper or maybe even your boat to your camping destination. The bed has plenty of space to hold all of your camping gear, including sleeping bags, your camp stove, and tent.

Did you know that you can get a lot of fantastic accessories that are designed for your Ram truck that will make your camping experience even better? Be sure to try out some of these during your next big camping trip.

  • Tent. If you don’t like the idea of sleeping on the ground, get your self a tent that fits right into the bed of your Ram 1500.
  • Cargo Net. You don’t want your camping gear to get loose while on your journey. Get a cargo net to cover your bed and keep everything secure.
  • Bike Rack. Add a roof-mounted bike rack to your Ram 1500 to save room in your truck bed.

Of course, if you need to purchase a Ram 1500 vehicle for your trip, be sure to explore our pickup lineup here at Corwin CDJR.

White Hart Renaissance Fair Returns this June

White Hart Renaissance Fair | Corwin CDJR | Springfield, MO

Come one, come all to the White Hart Renaissance Fair. This June, it enters its 13th glorious season. Come experience the world of Shakespeare, of swashbuckling pirates and warring lords, of daring queens and brave knights. The White Hart Renaissance Fair offers fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss it.

The Fair will immerse you in the times of the Renaissance, featuring food, drinks, and revelry that will transport you back to a medieval environment. The village market will offer unique, hand-made goods from merchants in period dress, and you can shop around at your leisure. Afterwards, feast with the family, and then watch knights joust and jockey for the crowd’s favor. With a wide range of amusements and crafters, the White Hart Renaissance Fair will delight you and your family from dawn to dusk.

The Fair will offer entertainment that you can’t see anywhere else. Among the entertainment promised is Bound by Fire, a dancing gypsy group that, appropriately enough, dances with fire. In addition, you’ll hear authentic Celtic music from Bruce the Bruce and witness historic swordsmanship from the Five Rings Fencing. With its wealth of entertainment opportunities, everyone will experience a breathtaking performance that brings a smile to the faces of visitors both young and old.

Getting to the Renaissance Fair can be quite difficult on horseback, so consider a new vehicle from Corwin CDJR instead.

Classic FCA Automobiles Making the Move

2014 Dodge Viper | Corwin CDJR | Springfield, MO

Something old, new, borrowed, and blue? The move that some historic FCA automobiles are making feels a little like this old phrase. About 85 classic FCA vehicles will move to an exhibit at the old Dodge Viper plant.

This move comes with the closing of the Dodge Viper plant last August. While it was hard to say “goodbye” to the Viper, its production center is becoming a new nostalgic home. Some of the cars making the move to this new exhibit include the 1955 Chrysler 300, 1941 Chrysler Town and Country, 1970 Dodge Charger, and a 1934 Chrysler Airflow. There are also incredibly unique concept cars, like a 2015 Jeep® Chief sporting a beachy white and blue exterior.

With its transformation into a classic-car showroom, the old Viper plant will get a new name: the Conner Center. Unfortunately, the exhibit is not yet open to the public. But Historical Services manager for FCA US, Brandt Rosenbusch, pointed out the bonding benefits to FCA employees, “We are proud of our history and have been working diligently in the daily care and restoration of these important vehicles. This move will allow us to house all of our collection under one roof and have the space to share that history with our employees.”

To see all the vehicles that FCA currently offers, take a trip down to Corwin CDJR.

Drury International Food Festival is Right Around the Corner

Tacos | Corwin CDJR | Springfield, MO

Every year at Drury University, the International Student Association hosts the Drury International Food Festival. It marks a time to explore familiar and unfamiliar food, culture, music, and performances. There is certain to be something new and surprising for everyone to enjoy; maybe you’ll discover a dish that becomes a new favorite or experience a performance that expands your perspective.

The event represents the diversity of cultures present on Drury University’s campus and invites students to share their cultures and traditions with other students and community members. As of 2017, approximately 13% of Drury’s student population comes from abroad, with 53 countries represented. The International Student Association recognizes the important diversity of backgrounds and contributions that such students bring to the university’s campus, so the event is not only meant to bring students and community members from different backgrounds together, but allow them to share their backgrounds, cultures, and food with one another and learn from one another. What better way to do so than to center the event around food, inviting others to eat your favorite cultural dishes at your table?

The Drury International Food Festival will take place this year on April 14th, and will be hosted on the University’s campus in the Findlay Student Center from 6-9pm. There is a small admission price for the event, but one we at Corwin CDJR think is well worth it: the event will be $10 for students and $15 for the general public.

Pile your family into your Ram to make traveling to the event all the more enjoyable; we’re sure it will be able to haul your satisfied, full bellies home.

Best Christmas Gifts for Jeep® Lovers

Is there someone in your life who can’t get enough of Jeep®? They’re not alone. Jeep® fans are a devoted group, and never seem to grow tired of all-things Jeep®. Use this guide from Corwin CDJR to get some ideas about gifts for Jeep® Lovers in your life this holiday season.

Christmas gifts for Jeep® Lovers - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in Springfield, MO

Jeep® Logo Gear

From printed pajama bottoms to thermoses perfect for coffee or hot chocolate, you can find tons of items boasting the Jeep® logo on them. Get your tea-drinking Jeep® lover a mug, or a Jeep® calendar for your organized friends.

Fun Tire Cover

Part of the fun in owning a Jeep® is the option to make it your own. Help your Jeep®-loving friends and family members customize their off-roader with a quirky tire cover. With DIY websites like Etsy.com you can get almost any type of Jeep® tire cover made.

Seat Back Organizer

Do the Jeep® lovers in your life practically live out of their Jeep®? Then they could probably benefit from a little help in the organization department. A seat back organizer is one of many accessories you can buy for Jeep® vehicles that will help owners keep their belongings in order when they’re on the go.

Oil Changes in Springfield MO at Corwin Dodge

Oil Changes in Springfield MOBlood is essential in our bodies. We all know this. It helps to circulate throughout our body in order to send information and keep us alive. Well, oil has a much similar affect on engines, like the one in your new Dodge Dart. So you need to make sure that you get an oil change when it is time, and where is there a better place for oil changes in Springfield MO then at Corwin Dodge Ram? Nowhere, that’s where.

The oil in your engine helps to lubricate all the metal pieces that make it up. Without that the metal would grind together, heating up, and then eventually weld together causing an engine seize.

Now, getting an oil change is a lot more cost efficient than having to fix an entire engine, especially with great discounts on service. An average oil change costs around $35-40, but fixing your engine could cost upwards of $3,000.

Corwin Dodge offers a well-educated and well-experienced Service Staff that is perfectly capable of handling any oil changes in Springfield MO. With our staff you will find you get an exceptional and friendly experience as well as exceptional service. We also offer great discounts on varying services to make your experience even better. Stop by today to get exactly what you need.

Black Pickup Trucks Make Men More Appealing, Survey Says

Just imagine your favorite Family Feud host, whether it is Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson, Steve Harvey, or someone else, and have him saying this, “We surveyed 100 people and put the top five answers on the board. The question is: Tell me the kind of car that makes men more attractive.” Would you be surprised that the number one answer is black pickup trucks? It certainly makes sense to us!

According to Insure.com 32% of women find black pickup trucks as the “sexiest” car a man can drive, with sports cars behind it at 27%. So, we want to help you attract that lovely woman you notice in your office, or the attractive mom you pull up next to at a stop light, with a Ram truck from Corwin Dodge in Springfield, MO.

Ram 1500 - Black Pickup Trucks
Ram 1500

We get it. Black paint jobs make a car look clean and sleek, and there is nothing better than a big ole manly truck. Just speculating here, but it seems like women want to see the rugged, country guy more than the stock broker from New York. Sorry guys.

They want black pickup trucks? We’ve got ‘em! Come check out a Ram 1500 Laramie or a Ram 1500 Tradesman/Express at Corwin Dodge Ram today!

So what should you do right now? “Survey Says…get a black pickup truck!”