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Toyota has begun researching heart-monitoring cars to prevent crashes. Heart attacks and medical emergencies while driving can be devastating and fatal, so Toyota is looking toward incorporating new technology to predict such events and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

Digital Trends says, “Of course, with self-driving cars expected one day to rule the road, there would be no need for such technology. But with the widespread use of autonomous vehicles still a ways off, Toyota’s plans could prove an effective interim safety measure to prevent injuries (and potentially worse).”

Toyota’s team has been working with Kayvan Najarian, director of data science at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, to develop this system. The system is thought to be algorithm-powered and able to monitor and predict cardiac events.

There are many challenges that the system developers still face; however, the work on this system is a step in a positive direction to help prevent injuries and fatalities from medical emergencies while driving. Learn more about it here.

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We’re excited to be a part of this year’s annual Emporia Police Department Scramble for Special Olympics! The event is a four-person scramble-style golf tournament to benefit Kansas Special Olympics. It will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Emporia Golf Course.

You won’t want to miss out on the fun events! This year’s Scramble includes Longest Drive Contests (male and female), a Closest to the Pin Contest, and two flights (1st and 2nd). There will also be Mulligans for $5 each (limit two per player).

Registration for the event is $65 per golfer and $45 for EMGC annual players. Tickets include tournament play, contests, cart rental and lunch. There will also be awards handed out immediately following lunch and play.

Hurry and register by May 1! You won’t want to miss out! You can download the registration form here and send the completed form to:

Emporia Police Dept.
ATTN: Dominick Vortherms
518 Mechanic
Emporia, KS 66801

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The ballet is coming to town! As a sponsor of The Emporia Arts Center, we are excited for the Russian National Ballet on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 pm at Albert Taylor Hall on the Emporia State University campus.

The Russian National Ballet Company tours as a smaller group in order to reach audiences in smaller places, including Emporia! They give people the opportunity to experience classical Russian ballet, one of Russia’s great cultural heritages passed down through the ages. Their performance is sure to be stunning, so you won’t want to miss out!

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for children under 18. You can learn more about the Russian National Ballet Theatre here and buy tickets for the event online here. We hope to see you there!

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At Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas, we are proud to sell quality, pre-owned vehicles. That means we’ll buy your used cars! Whether you’re looking to trade in your vehicle for a newer model or simply looking to get rid of it, let’s talk!

We’ll gladly take your pre-owned vehicles in good condition off your hands. If you are looking to trade in for another used vehicle or a brand-new model, you can value your trade here.

Feel free to browse our new models or see our used specials for the latest deals! If you are looking to trade in for a used vehicle, know that we guarantee quality. Each pre-owned vehicle we sell passes a stringent 171-point inspection, comes with an online vehicle history report and is free of flood and frame damage. Learn more about 360 Coverage with Clint Bowyer Autoplex.

Visit us in Emporia, Kansas and talk to us about your pre-owned vehicle!

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Clint Bowyer is gearing up for the 2017 Nascar season with Stewart-Haas Racing. He’ll be taking over Tony Stewart’s No. 14 car during Stewart-Haas Racing’s first year with Ford Performance.

Bowyer is looking forward to the new season, telling FS1’s “Nascar Race Hub”, “There’s a lot of exciting things here and an unbelievable opportunity… to have that be with Ford, Mobil 1 and everyone involved, it’s just a dream come true.”

Bowyer is moving from Chevrolet to Ford and is excited to be driving with talented people around him. He says, “A lot of thought really goes into the new season with a new life, a new chance, a new crack at-bat, a new manufacturer, new sponsors, new teammates and a new organization. But, what an unbelievable opportunity it is to go out and do what you love to do, not only to do that but do it in first-class equipment built by racers that only share one thing in common— the will to go out and win races.”

Bowyer says that what he loves about Stewart-Haas Racing is that everyone is working towards building race cars that go fast and win races. They aren’t focused on sales, but rather they are focused on winning.

Be sure to cheer on Bowyer this season and don’t forget to check out our inventory: http://clintbowyerauto.com/inventory/all

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We are proud to be a sponsor for the Morgenstern Trio concert on Sunday, February 26 from 4 to 6 pm at Beach Hall on the Emporia State University campus. The concert is organized by Emporia Arts Center and costs $8 for children and $20 for adults.

Morgenstern Trio is a piano trio named after the German poet Christian Morgenstern. Morgenstern was the inspiration of Catherine Klipfel, piano, Stefan Hempel, violin, and Emanual Wehse, cellist, who met while studying in Essen, Germany. The trio has performed worldwide and earned prestigious awards, such as the US Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Award and First Prize at the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna. They also have a live CD and their own music festival in Germany. Learn more about them here.

You won’t want to miss out on this talented trio! Get tickets by calling (620) 343-6473 or order tickets online here.

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Clint Bowyer has recently been promoting the HighwayHero™ app from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. The app enables drivers to become better and smarter on the road by providing tips on how to improve and monitoring bad driving habits. Clint Bowyer told FoxSports.com, “It literally scores your driving. It tracks your driving. All these things that it does are great safety tools for everybody.”

HighwayHero™ is able to automatically detect when driving starts and stops by using your phone’s sensors to measure your vehicle’s driving dynamics. It provides trip summaries, maneuver details and useful feedback to help you become a better driver. Drivers are able to measure their achievements and phone distractions to see how they’re doing and how they can improve.

Become a better driver and download the HighwayHero™ app today!

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We are excited to present Humor For Hunger along with the Emporia Gazette and Brickyard 20 Ale House on Friday, December 16! Humor For Hunger is a comedy night to benefit Food For Students in Emporia, Kansas. It will be a fun night filled with loads of laughs, so you won’t want to miss out!

Food For Students provides a bag of food each week to school children who do not have enough food over the weekends. About 450 bags are given away each month, and 100 percent of all cash donations go toward the purchase of food. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/emporiafoodforstudents.

Humor For Hunger will feature comedians Chad Thornsberry, Matt Holt and Shawn Brennan. General admission tickets are $20 and go on sale Tuesday, November 1. They can be purchased at Clint Bowyer Autoplex, Brickyard 20 Ale House and the Emporia Gazette.

Humor For Hunger will be held at Brickyard 20 Ale House (402 Merchant St) in Emporia. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Stop by and see us at Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas to get your tickets early!

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We are proud to be a sponsor for the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce’s Emporia Area Stock Car Auto Racing (EASCAR) Night! Join in on the fun on October 8, 2016 from 5 pm to 11 pm at the Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

EASCAR Night is a community watch party of the Charlotte NASCAR race. You can watch the live action on a big screen and cheer on your favorite driver! Attendees will pick a driver and have the chance to win great prizes throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 per person, and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend. The event will include complimentary dinner, snacks, drinks, a commemorative ticket and a lanyard.

For more information, call the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce office at 620-342-1600. You can also learn more, register and pay for the event here.

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Listen up, Emporia! Our Push, Pull or Drag Sale is back! Bring your vehicle to Clint Bowyer Autoplex and receive a minimum of $1,500 trade allowance toward the purchase of any new or used vehicle on our lot. We don’t care if it runs or what it looks like. If you can push, pull or drag your vehicle to Clint Bowyer Autoplex, then you can take part in this deal!

In addition to this sale, when you take a test drive during the month of July, you will be registered to win a BBQ grill and $500 worth of Fanistil Meats for your family to enjoy! So stop by Clint Bowyer Autoplex in Emporia, Kansas and check out our current inventory here.

*Disclaimer: Must be 18 years of age to test drive. Trade allowance only good on in-stock units and discounted from MSRP.