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How to Entertain Kids on Road Trips

Kids on road trips

Taking kids on road trips can be a bit of a hassle, but if you go prepared and stock up on fun ways for them to keep themselves busy, you’ll have much smoother trip. Just follow these easy tips for finding great entertainment for kids!

First of all, entertaining your kids doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to have a minivan with rear-seat Blu-ray players if you visit your local library. Libraries don’t just have books, although books are a great thing to bring along! You can also get portable handheld movies and even Wi-Fi hotspots so they can use a tablet or phone.

There are also all kinds of road trip games we remember from our childhoods. Pass these games onto your kids—the Slug Bug Game where you punch someone every time you see a VW Beetle (well, maybe not that one), the license plate game, the A to Z sign game. Sure, they get old after a while, but that’s when you play the Quiet Game. Whoever talks first loses!

Get some coloring books, bring handheld games, bring movies if you have a way to watch them—there are endless ways to keep kids entertained on road trips!  For more tips to make your traveling better, stop by 171 Nissan today!

 

Nissan Heads to ZCON in Memphis

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima

Every year, the Z Car Club Association celebrates its love of Nissan by holding a convention. This year, the 28th Annual International Z Car Convention (ZCon) was held in Memphis.

Nissan, of course, attended the convention and hit the road to ZCon in Memphis with fellow enthusiasts, VIPs, and employees on a 220-mile road trip from Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee.

At the convention, Nissan showcased an exciting lineup of past and newly-released cars, including the entire NISMO lineup, an original 240Z, a 2009 40th anniversary Z, the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. The featured car at the event was a 1974 260Z 2+2—the last Nissan lease vehicle used by the late Yutaka Katayama.

“ZCON is a great opportunity to showcase some of our most exciting vehicles – past and present – and celebrate Nissan’s rich sports car heritage alongside an outstanding group of enthusiasts,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc, in a statement. Furthermore, “with this year’s event so close to Nissan’s North American headquarters, it’s only fitting that we join Nissan fans on a road trip with an incredible lineup of Z cars, NISMO vehicles, the all-new 2016 Maxima and 2016 TITAN XD and more.”

At the event, held July 14 through July 18, attendees could participate in an autocross competition, driving tours, raffles, and more.

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Nissan Becomes Official Automotive Partner of Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

Nissan has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) over the past few years for various events and projects. Now, the Japanese carmaker is proud to announce it is the official automotive partner for the non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the needs of injured service members.

As the official partner, Nissan will deepen its relationship with Wounded Warrior Project to include the addition of dealership-level sponsorship.

“Nissan and Nissan dealers are proud to be helping support our nation’s heroes by raising awareness and support through local promotions and events, as well as continuing our efforts at the national level,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing & Operations, for Nissan North America, Inc. Diaz further states that “it’s Nissan’s way of honoring the service to those who sacrifice so much for all of us, including their devoted family members.”

Past sponsorships of the organization include “Project Titan” and Nissan’s $1 million donation to WWP and Habitat for Humanity.

Stay tuned for more details about our individual fundraising and activities to support WWP and raise awareness of the unique needs of veterans when they come home.  Tell us at 171 Nissan what you think of Nissan’s involvement with the Wounded Warrior Project!

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