Spider scare prompts growing pet tarantula
If good jokes never seem to die, this one continues to crawl along, though mostly inside a cage.
Brookdale Mazda Mitsubishi parts is likely the first Luther store to have its own pet tarantula, but the large bodied arachnid wasn’t the first to creep into this bustling shop. The pet idea stems from a brown recluse spider that arrived with a shipment from Georgia, said Mike O’Brien in parts.
Counter staff began playing with the visitor, until someone looked up photos of skin damage caused by recluse bites. After the spider was killed, a story circulated that GM Gary Peterson had lost it. Parts counter staff then taped a plastic look-alike to the door, scaring at least one employee.
Thousands expected for Bug-in event at Westside
Meyers created the “Meyers Max,” the first fiberglass bodied vehicle built on a VW Beetle chassis. Meyers is to VW what Carroll Shelby was to Ford, explained Westside General Manager Steve Hendricks. Learn more at twincitiesvwclub.com.
Adogo dog park offers pet setting on store lot
The quest to serve customers took on a different twist at Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis, where the Adogo Dog Park makes available a very realistic fire hydrant, pet cleanup materials and comfortable turf for animals that accompany their owners on car business.
Minnesota new vehicle sales up strongly
If January sales figures reported by the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association prove consistent, the state is headed for a very strong year in
new vehicle sales.
MADA found January new vehicle registrations in the state were up 105 percent for cars and 107 percent for trucks compared to January 2012. Minnesota market share leaders for the first two months of the year were Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota, in that order. Ford has close to 20 percent of the Minnesota new
vehicle market. Fiat led sales growth numbers for the first two months of 2013, followed by Cadillac, Land Rover and Subaru.