25 with Chevrolet
Bob Smith, right, of Bob Smith Chevrolet Inc. in Louisville, Ky., receives a 25-year award from Eileen Healy, Chevrolet Mideast regional manager.
25 for Kovatch
Joseph Kovatch Sr., left, of Kovatch Chevrolet-Geo-Cadillac in Lehighton, Pa., receives a 25-year award from David Klemm, Chevrolet Philadelphia zone manager.
Dan McKenzie, right, of McKenzie Motor Co. in Milton, Fla., is congratulated on his dealership's 25th year by Larry Walter, Pontiac-GMC regional manager.
25 for Robertson
Jim Robertson, left, of Jim Robertson Chevrolet Inc. in Kirksville, Mo., is congratulated on his dealership's 25th year by Eric Peterson, Chevrolet Midwest regional manager.
25 for Stine
Paul Stine, left, of Paul Stine Chevrolet Inc. in Selinsgrove, Pa., receives a 25-year award from David Klemm, Chevrolet Philadelphia zone manager.
25 with Ford
Charles Townsend, left, and Tommy Townsend of Townsend Ford Inc. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., celebrate their dealership's 25th year with Ford Motor Co.
Jorge Martinez, in partnership with Sumitomo Corp. of Japan, has opened Bayamon Ford in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The store's 36,000 square feet include the showroom, office space and service area.
Ferman Motor Car Co. has changed the names of six Florida dealerships: Sunshine Chevrolet-Geo-Oldsmobile-Volvo in Tarpon Springs is now Ferman of Pinellas County; Sunshine BMW-BMW Motorcycles in Palm Harbor is now Ferman BMW; Crystal Jeep-Eagle-Mazda in Homosassa is now Ferman Jeep-Eagle-Mazda; Crystal Chevrolet-Geo in Crystal River is now Ferman Chevrolet-Geo; Crystal Chevrolet-Geo in Inverness is now Ferman Chevrolet-Geo; and English Chevrolet-Geo-Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep-Eagle in Wauchula is now Ferman of Wauchula. The Sunshine dealerships have been affiliated with Ferman since 1988, the Crystal dealerships since 1984, and the English dealership since 1980. The name change was made to consolidate Ferman's marketing efforts in west-central Florida. Ferman also has acquired the Jeep-Eagle franchise in Tampa from Ernie Haire Inc. The new Ferman Jeep-Eagle dealership will be adjacent to the Ferman Acura, Ferman Mazda, Ferman Chrysler-Plymouth, Ferman Oldsmobile and Ferman Suzuki stores. Ferman Motor Car Co. is based in Tampa. It operates 14 dealerships representing 29 makes.