Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

Recipe – Kate’s Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake

Kate’s Oatmeal Cake

1 1/3 cups boiling water

1 cup oatmeal

Pour water over oats – set aside – let stand

In small mixing bowl, CREAM together:

½ cup softened butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla


2 beaten eggs

In large mixing bowl, blend together:

1 1/3 cups flour

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

Add creamed mixture and stir well.  And the oatmeal/water mixture and stir well.  Pour into greased 13x9x2 cake pan.

BAKE at 350 for 30 minutes

While cake is baking – mix the topping:

10 Tbls melted butter

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup milnot or evaporated milk

2 tsp vanilla

3 cups coconut

Mix all topping ingredients in medium saucepan and heat until melted and smooth.  Bring to a gentle boil and continue boiling and stirring for 2 minutes.  Pour over baked cake and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until topping is uniform and evenly browned.

—Dan Watkins, CCC Manager—

1.9% financing up to 60 months on the new Acura TL

2010 Acura TL

We are now offering 1.9% financing for up to 60 months on the new 2010 Acura TL!

The TL’s dramatic styling and breathtaking performance are rivaled only by its stunning technological achievements. Each model boasts an impressive engine: a 280-hp, 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 in the TL, while the TL SH-AWD combines a powerful 305-hp, 3.7-liter, VTEC V-6 with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) and a choice of a 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Add Acura’s critically acclaimed navigation system, along with the TL’s other luxurious appointments, and the road is yours for the taking.

Movie Review – The Box (PG-13)

box09_posterScreen siren Cameron Diaz and former X-Man James Marsden star in the supernatural horror picture The Box (2008), directed by Donnie Darko cult fave Richard Kelly. The film’s premise involves a strange and ominous box granted to a young couple by a mysterious stranger (Frank Langella). They are informed that pressing various buttons on the box will grant them riches while killing a person unknown to them in the process. Executive produced by Ted Hamm, the film was adapted by Kelly from Richard Matheson‘s 1970 short story Button, Button. – Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Movie Info

Theatrical Release Date:  11/06/2009
Rating:  PG-13
MPAA Reasons:  for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.
Run Time:  116 min.
Distributor(s):  Warner Bros.
Director(s): Richard Kelly

Did You Know We Sell Tires?

tireScholfield Auto Plaza sells tires for all of our Luxury Brands as well as other brands.  And while the “impression” in the market place is that Dealer’s are more expensive than the “Discount” tire stores, as always, there is a bigger story.

So let’s do a “Myth versus Fact” comparison on a few items.

Myth-“Dealer’s are more expensive.”

Fact-In today’s tough economy, where consumers are looking for ways to trim their budgets, do you really think a business could survive by being even slightly more expensive?  The thing to watch for is the speed rating on the tires you are purchasing.  We only offer what the manufacturers recommend you use on your vehicle.  Keep in mind that the manufacturers test dozens if not hundreds of types of tires while your vehicle is in the design stage.  Who do you think knows more about which tire is best for your luxury vehicle, the designing engineer or the hourly, part-timer at the “Buy and Large”?  When comparing prices, make sure you compare the EXACT tire, not a “pretty close match”.  You would not want to impact the ride and noise level of your daily driver, would you?

Bottom line, we price match and offer a lifetime of free tire rotation.  Balancing cost extra, just like NTB and other tire discounters.

Myth-“Discount Tire Stores can do the job just as good as the Dealer.”

Fact-We recently had a guest come into our dealership needing to replace the tire pressure sensors on all four of their wheels.  When asked what happened, we were told that the very large supercenter to remain nameless destroyed all four of the sensors while they were getting their tires changed there.  They also thought they were saving money (see first myth vs fact) but in reality had bought an inferior speed rated tire.  The sensors were $140 each, and with labor to install them and remount the lesser tires, they spent over $1000 repairing the error of the very large supercenter to remain nameless.  At their next service appointment, the guest also complained that they have more road noise than they used to with the lesser tires.

In addition, we use state of the art equipment required by the manufacturers of our luxury automobiles.  Most small shops do not have the resources to buy this equipment and most supercenters won’t because they do not want to use the space (they would rather sell more diapers and chips).

Myth-“It’s quicker to get my tires done while I am shopping at the “very large supercenter that will remain nameless.””

Fact-Maybe.  Would you rather spend time wandering the aisles of the supercenter, navigating crowded spaces, with kids running around banging into your cart, smelling the fresh fried foods, or spend a quiet moment in our guest lounge sipping a complimentary Starbucks coffee or tea while enjoying a fresh gourmet pastry (Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 10:00 am), watching one of our flat screen TVs, or browsing our showroom chatting with one of our no-pressure sales professionals?

The management team that was installed nearly two years ago has never drawn a line in the sand when it comes to serving our customers.  Try us.  Put us to the test.  We will not let you (or your luxury vehicle) down.

—Dan Watkins, CCC Manager—

Our Brush with Royalty…

2009I had the distinct pleasure of assisting the reigning Miss America, Katie Stam, while she was in Wichita on Sunday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 3rd.

As this was my first time to be in the presence of who is the closest thing to a real Princess in America, I did not know what to expect.  What I found was a confident, kind, and humble lady.  I was surprised that she travels very simply as to not attract attention (both good and bad).  She also is on the road so much, she does not have a “home base” to crash back to after a long trip.  She has been on a long trip since she was crowned over 9 months ago.

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What else was amazing is that she put the same effort into a trip to an elementary school as she does into singing the National Anthem before an NFL game.  She also had a quirky sense of humor.  She said Wichita reminded her of home and that she was looking forward to going home soon.

All in all, it was a pretty cool few moments with a real celebrity that does not act like a “real” celebrity.  Katie has a new batch of fans in Wichita at Scholfield Auto Plaza…