Joe Loving has bought out his former business partner, E. Lynn Metteauer, to become sole owner of Lufkin Toyota in Lufkin, Texas. The two had been co-owners of the dealership for eight years.
J.L. Huffines has held the grand opening of the $6 million, 58,130-square-foot Huffines Dodge dealership in Lewisville, Texas. The new store replaces Huffines' previous Dodge store, also in Lewisville. Huffines Automotive Group operates four other dealerships: Ray Huffines Chevrolet and Huffines Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep-Hyundai in Plano, Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville and Huffines Jeep-Mazda-Kia in Denton. Huffines Automotive Group is No. 64 on Automotive News' list of 1997 Top 100 Dealer Groups.
The South Florida Auto-Truck Dealers Association has donated $257,765 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. The donation comes from proceeds from the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show held in March.