Chevy dealers: In for the long haul

It's amazing.

When I wrote in this week's Automotive News that I was searching for dealers whose family has had a Chevrolet franchise for more than 80 years, I knew I'd hear from a few folks.

I didn't expect to hear from 27!

Here are the 31 dealerships that we know about so far that have sold Chevrolets for more than 80 years.

  • Glockner Chevrolet Co. in Portsmouth, Ohio: since 1912
  • Benson Auto Co. Inc. in Franklin, N.H.: 1915
  • Holz Motors Inc. in Hales Corners, Wis.: 1915
  • Edwards Chevrolet in Birmingham, Ala.: 1916
  • Colussy Chevrolet in Bridgeville, Pa.: 1918
  • Konner Chevrolet Inc. in West Caldwell, N.J.: 1919
  • McClinton Chevrolet Co. in Parkersburg, W.Va., 1919
  • Sunderland Motor Co. in Jerseyville, Ill.: 1919
  • Don Moore Chevrolet in Owensboro, Ky.: 1920
  • Ourisman Chevrolet Co. Inc. in Marlow Heights, Md.: 1921
  • Kindred Chevrolet in Smithville, Mo.: 1922
  • Minnesota Motor Co. in Fergus Falls, Minn.: 1922
  • Dirks Motor Co. in Akron, Iowa: 1923
  • Hutchens Chevrolet in Newport News, Va.: 1923
  • Voegeli Chevrolet in Monticello, Wis.: 1924
  • Carlen Chevrolet in Cookeville, Tenn.: 1926
  • Cook Motor Co. in Crawford, Ga.: 1926
  • Grovert Motor Co. in Newhall, Iowa: 1926
  • FH Dailey Chevrolet in San Leandro, Calif.: 1927
  • Applegate Chevrolet Co. in Flint, Mich.: 1928
  • DuTeau Chevrolet in Lincoln, Neb.:1928
  • Stratton Chevrolet in Beloit, Ohio: 1928
  • Bale Automotive Group in Little Rock, Ark., 1929
  • Bill Hood Chevrolet in Amite, La.: 1929
  • Cantin Chevrolet Inc. in Laconia, N.H.: 1929
  • Dunlap-Johnson Chevrolet in York, S.C.: 1930
  • John Sauder Auto Co., Ephrata, Pa.: 1930
  • Murphy Chevrolet in Foley, Minn.: 1930
  • Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan, Conn.: 1927
  • Sutliff Chevrolet in Harrisburg, Pa.: 1931
  • Greenville Motor Co. in Greenville, Ala.: 1930

If your family has had a Chevrolet dealership for more than 80 years, please let me know. We will include some of those dealerships in our Oct. 31 special issue for Chevrolet's 100th anniversary. For information about A Century of Chevrolet: The Stories that Shaped an Icon, go to

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