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Watch Bo Ryan & The Wisconsin Badger Men’s Basketball Team Live This March!

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Zimbrick Buick/GMC West on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 9:37 AM

ticketgiveawayZimbrick Buick/GMC West wants to send you and three friends to watch Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badger men’s basketball team play in the big tournament in Indianapolis this March!

Enter to win at our dealership by February 27, 2014 to be eligible.

The prize includes four tickets to the game, five days driving a Zimbrick Buick/GMC West vehicle, gas, food, and hotel.

Register to win at Zimbrick Buick/GMC West for a total of 4 tickets to every session in the tournament. We will send winner and 3 friends or family members in a new Buick or new GMC so they can attend the tournament. Prize includes: 5 day use of the vehicle, game tickets, hotel, gift card for gas, and food during the tournament. The event dates are March 13-16 2014. Last day to register is February 27 2014. Final drawing will be held on February 28, for one set of four tickets at each Zimbrick Buick/GMC location.

Winners agree to have image and name used for publicity purposes exclusively with Zimbrick, Inc. Some restrictions may apply. See Zimbrick Buick/GMC West for details.

Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series Returns In 2014, Sponsored By Zimbrick Honda

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Dealership News, Events, Sponsorships, Zimbrick Honda on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 10:12 AM

CoolRunningsGet outside and enjoy this new Madison Parks tradition sponsored by Zimbrick Honda – the Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series.  We’re kicking off the series with an outdoor movie on the ice rink!

Get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics with a showing of Cool Runnings! Cheer on the Jamaican Bobsled Team in this 1993 movie. “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! COOL RUNNINGS!”

Date/Time: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:30p.m.
Where: On the ice rink at the Tenney Park lagoon.

Cool Runnings will begin rolling promptly at 6:30 PM on an inflatable movie screen.

Warming house and concessions will be open during this free event. Skate rentals will be available as well. Seating will not be provided so guests are encouraged to bring outdoor seating, such as portable chairs or blankets, if they desire.

The Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series is presented by Madison Parks, Madison Mallards, the Madison Parks Foundation and is sponsored by our friends at Zimbrick Honda.

Buick/GMC Service Technician John Retzlaff Retiring After Over 38 Years

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Dealership News, Employee Focus, Zimbrick Buick/GMC West on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 8:21 AM


Zimbrick is known for quality employees who have been in the business for a long time.  In a couple weeks, Zimbrick Buick/GMC West service technician John Retzlaff will be retiring after over 38 years.

Not bad for someone who didn’t think he was going to make it more than a couple months!

“When I first started at Zimbrick, I wasn’t sure I was up for the task,” John said.  ”I almost didn’t survive the first couple months.  But I’m very glad I stuck it out.”

John previously worked at a filling station in Maple Bluff, so the type of work wasn’t unfamiliar for him.  In the end, he said it was the empowerment and focus on self-improvement that John Zimbrick instilled in his employees as one of the reasons he and many others have stayed at the dealership for so long.

“I had some jobs prior to Zimbrick which I truly did not enjoy.  When I started at Zimbrick, I never dreaded going to work again in my life,” John said.  ”I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”

Zimbrick Honda Announces Extended Full-Service Capabilities And Hours

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Automotive Service & Maintenance, Car Care, Dealership News, Zimbrick Honda on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Honda Service In Madison Wisconsin

Left to right: Ranwar Ly, Chris Childers, Todd Corbin, Sam Scott

Zimbrick has some big news for everyone who needs Honda service in Madison Wisconsin.  We heard your demands for extended full-service capabilities and hours, and we delivered!

Effective Tuesday December 3, Zimbrick Honda at 1601 W Beltline Hwy is pleased to announce that we are adding an additional service team for all of your repair needs!

What does that mean for those who are looking for Honda service in Madison Wisconsin?

It means that Zimbrick Honda can now do full-service repairs during more hours of the day to better fit your schedule.  Our Madison Honda service department now offers full-service repairs during these days and times:

  • Tuesday – Thursday until 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday until 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday until 3:30 p.m.

Our new team is headed by service consultant Todd Corbin, who has been with Zimbrick since 2011.  Honda master technician and 9-year Zimbrick veteran Sam Scott will be the team leader, who will be joined by technicians Chris Childers and Ranwar Ly.

Zimbrick Honda is here for your in-the-moment Honda service requests when you and your vehicle need them, and we’re better suited to do that now more than ever before.  Let us prove it to you – call Todd Corbin at (608) 230-0366 or email him at todd.corbin@zimbrick.com.

Zimbrick Honda

Agrace Auto Raffle Returns To Zimbrick Honda

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Zimbrick Honda on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Agrace Auto Raffle

We’re proud to once again partner with Agrace for the Agrace Auto Raffle.  For a few bucks you can help support hospice patients and families, and you can win a three-year lease of a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX Automatic from Zimbrick Honda.

Tickets cost $5 each or $20 for five tickets, and they are being sold between now and September 25 at the following locations:

  • Zimbrick Honda at Fish Hatchery Road
  • Agrace offices and thrift stores
  • Hilldale Shopping Center
  • Select Dane Buy Local businesses

The drawing will be held September 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Agrace Thrift Store-East location.  You do not need to be present to win.  You must be 18 or older to win this lease.  Prize is a 3-year, 36,000-mile lease of a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX with an automatic transmission.  See entry form for specific details.

Your generosity buying tickets always helps make the Agrace Auto Raffle a success year after year.  One of Zimbrick’s core values is “Strong relationships with our business partners and community”, and we are happy to have you be a part of our mission to make Madison and all of Dane County a better place to live.

Zimbrick Honda Grand Re-Opening

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Events, Zimbrick Honda on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Grand Reopening Zale

The construction is done at Zimbrick Honda, and we’re ready to celebrate with you!

What better way to kick off a grand re-opening than with the announcement of a big contest?  We’re giving away a trip for four to Disney World!  Enter now at Zimbrick Honda through September 30th for your chance to win.

We also have some great events for you to attend throughout the month of August:

Thursday August 8 – Mascot Night: Fun for all ages!  Visit Zimbrick Honda between 5-7 p.m. to hang out with some of your favorite local mascots.  Mascots scheduled to attend include LaFollette Lancer, Memorial Spartan, Middleton Cardinal, MG Silver Eagle, Culvers Scoopie, Little Caesar, Maynard Mallard, Millie Mallard, Bonehead Mallard, CarFox, Quaker Steak & Lube’s Chicken Lips, Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Donut, A&W Bear Rooty, and Rocky Rococo!

Thursday August 15 – Culvers Custard, Bucky Badger and the Ron Denson Band: Who doesn’t love Culvers Custard??  Stop by Zimbrick Honda between 4-6 p.m. and enjoy a beautiful day at the dealership with great live music from the Ron Denson Band.

Friday August 23 – Culvers Cookout: Free food!  Come to our dealership any time after 4 p.m. and bring your appetite!

Zimbrick: (The Best Of) The Best Of Madison

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Awards, Dealership News, Zimbrick Buick/GMC West, Zimbrick Honda, Zimbrick Infiniti of Madison on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Best Of Madison 2013Zimbrick has earned Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison gold award in the “Auto Dealer” category once again in 2013 and for the third year in a row in the “Body Shop” category.

Since 1981, Madison Magazine gives its readers the ability to vote for their favorite people, places, and things in Madison.  From burgers to bike shops, the citizens of Madison rate just about everything.  The results are validated by a third party to ensure the credibility of the results.

Zimbrick is the best of the Best of Madison in the automotive categories.  They never take that for granted.  The company lives by a core value of “Continuous Improvement”, and they’ll never settle for simply being the best.

The Madison car dealerships and body shops pride themselves on providing outstanding customer service through outstanding employees.  Zimbrick invests a lot of time into their employees in terms of education and training, all in an effort to better serve you.

View Zimbrick’s fellow Best of Madison gold award winners here – http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/July-2013/Best-of-Madison-2013/.

Our 48th Birthday, Your Savings (And Presents)

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Events, Zimbrick Buick/GMC West, Zimbrick Honda, Zimbrick Infiniti of Madison on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Birthday Sale
Zimbrick Inc. is now 48 years old!

Every June, Zimbrick celebrates its birthday.  On this month in 1965, Zimbrick took over the Buick store on the Beltline.  Since then, the dealership has grown to 19 brands covering Madison, Middleton and Brookfield Wisconsin.

So what does this mean to you?  Every year we pass the savings and the presents on to you!

Here’s are the special savings at Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road:

Here are the presents at Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road:

  • Your choice of an iPad, TV, or grill when you buy a new Buick vehicle or a new GMC vehicle at Zimbrick Buick/GMC West at 1601 W Beltline Highway!

Honda Civic Tour Ticket Giveaway At Zimbrick Honda

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Zimbrick Honda on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Zimbrick Honda is giving away two tickets to the 2013 Honda Civic Tour concert at Tinley Park, IL on August 25!  If you like Maroon5 and driving a Honda Civic, this ticket giveaway is for you.

Maroon5 is headlining the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, with Kelly Clarkson, Rozzi Crane, PJ Morton, and Tony Lucca also performing.

All you need to do to enter is test drive a new 2013 Honda Civic at Zimbrick Honda in the month of June.  Schedule your test drive today by calling (608) 270-7799 or visiting our dealership at 1601 W Beltline Hwy Madison WI 53713.

Honda Civic Tour

The Honda Civic Tour is an annual concert tour, sponsored by Honda Motor Company which began in 2001. Each year, the headlining band or bands customize a Honda Civic for concert patrons to win in a raffle.  For more information on the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, visit http://civictour.honda.com/hondacivictour.

Test driving the all-new 2013 Honda Civic is a prize in and of itself.  The Honda Civic is a staple vehicle in Madison Wisconsin.  The car has turned a lot of heads, earning the 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and a number of awards from Kelley Blue Book.

For more information on the 2013 Honda Civic, view our entire inventory at http://zimbrickhonda.com/Madison/For-Sale/New/Honda/Civic.

2013 Honda Civic Tour

Win A New Honda With The Home Run Hero Challenge!

By ZimbrickFHR | Posted in Contests, Dealership News, Zimbrick Honda on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Madison MallardZimbrick Honda is proud to sponsor the Home Run Hero Challenge with the Madison Mallards.

The Home Run Hero Challenge will provide the chance for one lucky fan and a local charity to win a brand new vehicle courtesy of Zimbrick Honda.  A Zimbrick Honda vehicle will be displayed in the left center field featuring a 4’ x 4’ bull’s-eye sign.  The vehicle will be placed underneath the new Zimbrick Honda scoreboard.

If a Madison Mallard’s player hits the bull’s-eye signs at any point in the game, a lucky fan and local charity will BOTH win new Hondas, courtesy of Zimbrick Honda.

Fans are selected randomly by signing up at Zimbrick Honda at Fish Hatchery Road or the Zimbrick Honda Service Center at Grand Canyon Drive.  Each home game, the selected fan and representative of the charity will receive two seats in the Tricor/West Bend club for the game.  Each ticket includes all-you-can-eat ballpark food, beverages, seats right behind home plate and access to the VIP deck.

REMEMBER - fans can only register for this at Zimbrick Honda and the Zimbrick Honda Service Center.   Charities were already selected by the Madison Mallards.