Time magazine, in association with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, has received 61 nominations from automotive trade associations for the 32nd annual Time Magazine Quality Dealer Awards.
The awards honor franchised new-car and truck dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships combined with distinguished community service.
The awards will be presented Feb. 3 at the opening business session of the NADA Convention in Las Vegas.
At the awards ceremony, finalists will be named from among the nominees, and the Time Magazine Quality Dealer for the year will be announced from among the finalists.
The nominees for 2001 are:
Bill Baas of Blossom Chevrolet Inc. in Indianapolis
D. William Bader of Crest Chevrolet in San Bernardino, Calif.
Richard Bair of Bair Ford-Mercury Sales Inc. in Martin, S.D.
Jeb Balise of Saturn of Springfield in Springfield, Mass.
Frederick William Beans of Fred Beans Ford Inc. in Doylestown, Pa.
Robert Bell of Bob Bell Ford-Hyundai in Glen Burnie, Md.
Rick Billuni of Toyota of Escondido Inc. in Escondido, Calif.
John Blouin of Blouin Motors Inc. in Augusta, Maine
Michael Brenner of Brenner Motors Inc. in Harrisburg, Pa.
Jack Butorac of Graham-Staunton Inc. in Hardin, Mont.
R. James Campbell of Meginnis Ford Co. in Lincoln, Neb.
James Chalfant of Edmark Auto Inc. in Nampa, Idaho
Joe Chavara of Central Florida Lincoln-Mercury in Orlando, Fla.
Milford Christenson of Christenson Chevrolet Inc. in Highland, Ind.
Pat Clark of Pat Clark Pontiac-GMC in Las Vegas
James Culligan of Jim Culligan Inc. in Williamsville, N.Y.
Bill Currie of Bill Currie Ford Inc. in Tampa, Fla.
Nick Cutter of Cutter Ford Inc. in Aiea, Hawaii
Gregory Daunhauer of Byerly Ford-Nissan Inc. in Louisville, Ky.
John Deery of Dan Deery Motor Co. in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Walter Douglas of Avis Ford Inc. in Southfield, Mich.
Dean Dowson of Empire Lakewood Nissan Inc. in Lakewood, Colo.
Leon Edwards of Edwards Chevrolet Co. Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.
Eugene Cater Floyd of Palmetto Chevrolet Co. Inc. in Conway, S.C.
Ramsay Gillman of Gillman Honda in Houston
William Hawkinson of Hawkinson Ford Co. in Oak Lawn, Ill.
Kip Killmon of Kip Killmon's Tysons Ford in Tysons Corner, Va.
Lee Markquart of Markquart Chevrolet in Eau Claire, Wis.
Robert Mayberry Sr. of Bob Mayberry Chrysler City Inc. in Monroe, N.C.
George Miller of Apple Valley Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Inc. in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Frank Nappa of Wayne Ford Inc. in Wayne, N.J.
Michael Neri of Banner Oldsmobile-Buick-GMC Truck Inc. in South Kingston, R.I.
Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac Inc. in Claxton, Ga.
Lloyd Nielson of Lloyd Nielson Inc. in Riverton, Wyo.
Lon Normandin of Normandin Chrysler-Jeep in San Jose, Calif.
Butch Oustalet III of Butch Outstalet Inc. in Gulfport, Miss.
Gary Panteck of Brunswick Auto Mart in Brunswick, Ohio
Stuart Powell of Stuart Powell Ford Inc. in Danville, Ky.
Dan Prior of Autofair Toyota in Manchester, N.H.
Thomas Quebedeaux of Quebedeaux Pontiac in Tucson, Ariz.
Charles Rampone of Ramp Chevrolet Inc. in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Stuart Rappaport of Perfection Honda in Albuquerque, N.M.
Clark Richardson of Goodson Acura in Irving, Texas
Bob Robins Jr. of Theodore Robins Ford in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Pamela Rodgers of Rodgers Chevrolet Inc. in Woodhaven, Mich.
Mark Roth of Roth Chevrolet Inc. in Willmar, Minn.
Danny Roy of D&B Motors Inc. in Langdon, N.D.
Miles Schnaer of Crown Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Toyota in Lawrence, Kan.
Lawrence Schreiber of Northtown Dodge Inc. in Tonawanda, N.Y.
Joseph Serra of Al Serra Chevrolet in Grand Blanc, Mich.
John Sheppard of Sheppard Motors Ltd. in Eugene, Ore.
Donald Shetler of Shetler Lincoln-Mercury Ltd. in Lake Charles, La.
Bill Smith of North Point Toyota in North Little Rock, Ark.
Clayton Stewart of John C. Stewart & Son Inc. in Cuttingsville, Vt.
Lynn Thompson of Thompson Pontiac-GMC-Cadillac in Springfield, Mo.
Jeffrey Townsend Sr. of Townsend Bros. Inc. in Dover, Del.
Rodney Udd of Anchorage Chrysler Center Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska
Jerry Alfred White of Al White Motors Inc. in Manchester, Tenn.
Robert Whiteside of Whiteside Chevrolet-Olds Inc. in St. Clairsville, Ohio
Alan Jay Wildstein of Alan Jay Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc. in Sebring, Fla.
Rick Wilson of Wilson Motors in Bellingham, Wash.