Dealers

Beginnings

  • Rich Hartman, of Rich Hartman's Five Star Dealerships (Toyota-Chev-rolet-Buick-Pontiac-Ford-Lincoln-Mercury) in Aberdeen, Wash., opened Five Star Mitsubishi in Tacoma, Wash.

    Milestones

  • Ivan, Dirk and Bruce Torkelson of Torkelson Motors Inc. in Elgin, Iowa, received a 75-year award for Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler.

    Transitions

  • Brent, Roger and Craig Butterfield of Butterfield Ford in Sandy, Utah, reopened the dealership after an extensive expansion.
  • 50 with Ford

    Tex Earnhardt, left, of Earnhardt Ford Sales Co. in Tempe, Ariz., receives a 50-year award from Jim O'Connor, president of Ford Division. Earnhardt Ford is part of Earnhardt Auto Centers, with several dealerships in the Phoenix area.

    Silver dealer

    Dave Croft, right, of Dave Croft Motors (Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep) in Collinsville, Ill., receives a 25-year award for Chrysler and Dodge from Dave Wild, DaimlerChrysler St. Louis sales zone office manager.


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