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6th Annual McCarthy 2000 Seeks To Raise $20K for Kansas City Youth

August 3, 2018
Our friends at McCarthy Auto Group are at it again, dishing out dollars to charitable Kansas and Missouri organizations through the end of August. That’s right: This year’s McCarthy 2000 Sales Race is officially underway, with all McCarthy dealers continuing the annual summertime tradition of supporting their communities. How? By selling 2,000 heavily discounted vehicles by August 31, and donating $20,000 to local organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Salt York YMCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri.

But we’re not here to sell you on McCarthy or a specific car—we’re here to raise awareness of these exceptional youth programs and organizations in the Kansas City region. Continue Reading…
Dealership Events

Breast Cancer Awareness Month with McCarthy Auto Group!

October 24, 2014
As most of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and McCarthy Auto Group is doing everything possible to support the cause! Aside from educating employees and encouraging them to donate, McCarthy Auto Group is maximizing impact by getting customers, family and friends involved in the efforts as well! First, I wanted to give you some facts about breast cancer to help you realize why this cause is so important:
  • 1 in 8 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women
  • Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • If breast cancer continues at its current rate, 10.6 million women will die from the disease in the next 25 years
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die
These statistics are astonishing and so, so sad to think about. But the best fact of all is this: breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990, all because of medical research that has led to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options. Isn’t it amazing what science can do?! I’m very passionate about this cause and hope that you will all be moved to do your part this month. If you’d like to get involved with McCarthy Auto Group specifically, here’s a list of what will be going down at the dealerships!
  • McCarthy Auto Group will be donating $10 for each New & Used vehicle sold in October, with these proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in downtown Kansas City
  • Everyone is invited to join McCarthy Auto Group for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 25th at Liberty Memorial at 9:00am
  • You can also donate to the cause for the cancer walk on the McCarthy group donation page, here!
  • All customers have the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to the cause as well!
  • Each McCarthy Auto Group store will be selling pink bracelets for breast cancer awareness
  • A pink-wrapped Camaro will be traveling around to various locations this month, allowing customers to take a picture with the car and post to the dealership Facebook page to spread awareness
These are just a few of the ways McCarthy Auto Group will be involved in the fight against breast cancer. I know there are so many wonderful opportunities to help in this vital cause. I’d love to hear what else is going on in your communities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Share any info you have in the comments below!
Dealership Events, Local Events

The Red Shoe Shindig

September 18, 2014
On September 13 I had the honor of emceeing the Red Shoe Shindig for the Ronald McDonald House charities. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I was so happy to be able to help raise money for hospitalized children and their families! Lauren McCarthy All of the money we raised goes to ease the burden of time spent at the hospital by providing comfortable lodging close to health facilities. This lodging takes away a bit of the worry about financing such a difficult situation for these families. Lauren McCarthy At the Red Shoe Shindig, we had a silent auction to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House charities, then hosted a raffle for prizes like a trip to New York City, tickets to the NASCAR Ford championship, a week in Mexico and more! We were also able to raise funds to sponsor individual families in need. Lauren McCarthy This was truly such a wonderful night and I am so glad I got to be part of it! Thanks to all who participated in any way!
Dealership Events, Local Events

Festival On The Trails

June 6, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 9.10.13 PM McCarthy Auto Group is sponsoring another awesome event this weekend! The 7th Annual Festival On The Trails event takes place June 13th and 14th, expanding to include a free concert on Friday night! This is such a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. I love that it brings together the community and has become a strong tradition each year. Friday’s concert includes Janet Jameson, Teacherz Pet and Shooting Star, and then Saturday’s concert features Phil Vandel, Gary Lincoln and John Michael Montgomery. But the concerts are just where the fun begins! The festival also includes:
  • A craft show
  • Kids’ zone (hair coloring, face painting, photo booth, mad science stations, potato sack races and more!)
  • Food vendors
  • Chat Fest museum to talk with distinguished citizens about area and family history
  • Commercial booths
And my personal favorite part of the night: a car show hosted by Racin’ Boys! The car show will feature fabulous rides of all types, and even includes a pancake breakfast. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun at Festival On The Trails, especially because the event is free! If you’re feelin’ lucky, start listening to KC102 KFKC for chances to win VIP passes to the event. Hope to see you there! Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 8.02.32 AM  
Dealership Events, Good Works, Local Events

Girls' Night Out at the Just For Her Expo

June 5, 2014


For the past several years, Lauren Wants to Know & the McCarthy Auto Group have been a proud sponsor of the Just For Her Expo, a one-of-a-kind event that gives women the opportunity to shop, pamper and treat themselves — and learn something new while they’re doing it! This year’s expo took place over the past weekend, and we had more than 300 booths that featured fashion, food, wellness and beauty products. Women of all ages join in on the fun, and even sign up for the “Pamper Her Lounge,” where they received mini-spa treatments! We also had a new attraction — the Vintage & Handcrafted Marketplace, sponsored by my favorite refurbished furniture store, Restoration Emporium. But the highlight of the weekend was definitely the VIP party on Friday night, where we took Kansas City’s “Most Deserving Woman” out for a night of fun! This year the community voted for the lovely Dana Ward as the winner. Though the grand prize is the “McCarthy Makeover,” we also treated this wonderful momma, her daughter and two friends to the VIP treatment. In the Just For Her VIP lounge, we enjoyed a live band and tasty appetizers. Then we shopped for a few hours and finally, presented Dana with the “Most Deserving” package: an amazing goody package with more than $1,000 worth of gifts including shopping sprees, a hydrofashion, tanning packages, and more! The entire night was just as much fun for me as it was for Dana. She was so sweet, and I couldn’t get enough of her daughter Rana! Thanks to all who attended and the sponsors who made the night possible. There’s nothing like the ultimate girls’ night with great women! I already can’t wait for next year!
Auto News, Dealership Events

McCarthy Toyota Grand Opening Celebration!

May 15, 2014

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You DONT want to miss this event! Come celebrate the grand opening of the new McCarthy Toyota dealership. If you crave BBQ as much as I do, then you are going to love the BBQ  competition, plus more free food. Feel free to bring your family, because there’s going to be live music and face painting. If you’re looking for a car, then you’ll want to check out the deals on the new and used vehicles. During the event you will receive a 39” TV with every vehicle that you purchase!

Did I mention the various prizes at the event? You could win a 50” flat screen TV, a two year lease on a 2014 Toyota Corolla S2, Royals tickets, or an autographed Jamaal Charles helmet!


Location: 3110 West Broadway Boulevard

Sedalia, MO 65301

Date: May 17th

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

To view more details click below:
Dealership Events, Local Events

Another KCFA MMA Ticket Giveaway!

April 4, 2014
  Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 10.54.56 AM Who’s ready for another KCFA VIP Ticket Giveaway?! I know I am.

I had so much fun at the last Kansas City Fighting Alliance match that I have decided to do it again! This time I am giving away 16 tickets for the April 19th match.

Featured fights: Wilson vs. Riley, Bowles vs. Brown,  Clark vs Lavoy, and so much more!

Here’s how you can win tickets to this event:

This time, I’m having a KCFA Scavenger Hunt! Monday through Wednesday I will be posting clues on how to access the giveaway post. Then, just comment on the post to be entered to win. I will be announcing the winners on Friday, April 11th!

Getting pumped?!

These tickets are nearly sold out, so make sure to participate in the hunt!
Behind the Wheel, Dealership Events, Good Works

How to Autumn-ize Your Car

October 8, 2013
It’s October! When it comes to fall, I’m one of those people who bursts at the seams with all of the autumn traditions and smells and opportunities. And that’s why I’m creating this specific blog post about making your car as fall-ish and fantastic as possible! 🙂 My tips are simple but great! spicedcinaut First up, it’s time for all the classic autumn smells! My personal favorites: spiced pumpkin and apple cinnamon. (The smell of a bonfire is another favorite of mine, but a lot of people don’t enjoy it as much as I do, so I’ll set those differences aside.) To make your car smell more like the wonderful season that is the fall, head to your nearest grocery store and stock up on some yummy air fresheners! Both you and your passengers will thank you for your go-getter mentality for a great-smelling vehicle! trutruckdog Next, store some comfy blankets and sweatshirts in the back of your car! Any evening adventures of star gazing or bonfires (!!) or a drive-in will call for warmth, so stay on top of it by always having extra clothing and blankets in your vehicle. You could even go 110% and bring a MATTRESS so you’re totally and completely comfy! lwtklwtlw Share the gift of giving! October has a lot of opportunities to give back, and McCarthy Auto is all over that! Presenting three different ways you can share your wealth 🙂 First,  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! For every new and pre-owned vehicle sold at any of the six McCarthy Auto locations, $10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in downtown Kansas City! Next up, take the pledge! McCarthy Auto is teaming up with PrepsKC to “Take the Pledge to Not Text and Drive.” Check out to take the pledge and vote for your favorite local high school! The school at the end of October with the most amount of pledges will be awarded $5,000 to the football program courtesy of McCarthy Auto Group! And finally, show your hockey love! Grab your season tickets now and go check out some Missouri Mavericks games — McCarthy Auto is a sponsor!! Three cheers for October!!!
Dealership Events, Good Works

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

September 27, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone! Aren’t you so excited that it’s officially fall? October is hands down my favorite month, so there are absolutely zero complaints on my end right now. oct Also, isn’t this a fantastic quote!? ^^ *** Anyways, now on to much more important things.
Each year Chevrolet takes a Camaro Coupe and wraps it in pink to support the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” cause in October.
From there, the car then transitions to events across Kansas City and Chevrolet dealerships!
We JUST learned that McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, one of our two Chevy stores in Overland Park, KS on Metcalf Avenue, will have the car on display beginning tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. through Monday morning, September 30th, at 10:00 a.m.!! Do us a favor and stop by this weekend to have your photo taken around or inside the car. Posting those photos to either my Facebook page or the McCarthy/Morse page will enlighten other people of the awesome cause!
Plus, if folks want to make a donation, all donations accepted will be given to the American Cancer Society to support those that are fighting the battle against breast cancer.
What do y’all think — can you help out with this awesome cause??
Dealership Events, Local Events

Take the Pledge!

September 18, 2013
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that “text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.” It breaks my heart to know that people are so willing to put themselves into danger and not even think twice about it. That’s why I’m happy to share some HUGE news! McCarthy Auto is teaming up with PrepsKC to Take The Pledge To Not Text & Drive. Too many people are texting and driving these days, and it’s not okay. Our goal is a simple one: Starting October 1 through October 31st, fans have the opportunity to log onto and take the pledge to not text and drive. That pledge is a promise to never be on your phone while behind the wheel, as well as a promise to encourage all within your social reach to do the same. In addition to this pledge, you’ll also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite Kansas City-area high school’s football program. At 5:00 p.m. on October 31, the school with the most pledges will win $5,000 for its football program, courtesy of the McCarthy Auto Group. More than anything, though, we want you all to be safe on the road. If even one accident from texting and driving is avoided, we’ll consider our campaign a success. The contest starts Oct. 1 and you’re able to vote up to three times per day per IP address! All you’re going to have to do is go to (look for the ad at the top right part of the page!) and vote, vote, vote! Take a gander at what you’ll start seeing October 1st below! 🙂 pledge