Jim Willingham, left, 1999 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, accepts the gavel from the outgoing chairman, Paul Holloway. Willingham, owner of Boulevard Auto Group in Long Beach, Calif., told dealers in his closing speech at the convention that even though factory-owned stores threaten dealer entrepreneurs, 'We are going to find a way to handle' the threat. Holloway, owner of Dreher-Holloway Inc. in Exeter, N.H., pledged in his convention-opening speech that NADA will monitor automakers' retailing experiments to make sure no dealership has an unfair advantage. Coverage of Willingham's speech is on Page 65. Coverage of Holloway's speech is on Page 58.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
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