Time magazine, in association with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, has received 66 nominations from automotive trade associations for the 33rd annual Time Magazine Quality Dealer Awards. The awards honor franchised new-vehicle dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships combined with distinguished community service.
The awards will be presented Jan. 26 at the opening session of the NADA convention in New Orleans.
At the 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 2002 are:
Thomas Addis of Lake City Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Alan Archibald of St. George Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in St. George, Utah.
Robert Brown of Bob Brown Chevrolet Co. Inc. in Devine, Texas.
Dominick Carbone of Don's Ford Inc. in Utica , N.Y.
Tim Carl of Carl Chevrolet Inc. in San Jose, Calif.
Moe Clare of Bristol County Dodge in Warren, R.I.
John Colglazier of Don Hinds Ford Inc. in Fishers, Ind.
Paul Conte of Paul Conte Cadillac in Freeport, N.Y.
Don Crevier of Crevier BMW in Santa Ana, Calif.
William Dee of Dee Motor Co. in Anaconda, Mont.
Earl Dellinger of Modern Sales and Service in Grundy, Va.
Wayne DeLuz of Hilo-Kona Mazda-Subaru in Hilo, Hawaii.
Ray Dennison of Ray Dennison Chevrolet Inc in Pekin, Ill.
Les Donovan of Donovan Pontiac-Cadillac-Volkswagen in Wichita, Kan.
Dudley Dworken of Curtis Chevrolet-Kia in Washington.
Loren Eggebraaten of Kindler Pontiac-Cadillac-Isuzu in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Craig Ewald of Ewald's Mayfair Chrysler-Jeep Leasing Inc. in Milwaukee.
Robert Fox of President Fox Ford-Mercury Inc. in Waynesburg, Pa.
Silvestre Gonzales of Casa de Gonzales Chrysler-Jeep in South Gate, Calif.
Eugene Graham of Graham Ford Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.
Jim Herrick of Liberty Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Inc. in Vermilion, Ohio.
Don Hill of Toyota-Lexus of Kingsport in Kingsport, Tenn.
Jack Key of Jack Key Motor Co. in Las Cruces, N.M.
Richard Kull of Burns Honda-Pontiac-GMC-Hyundai in Marlton, N.J.
Raymond Laks of Ray Laks Honda/West Seneca in West Seneca, N.Y.
Michael Leep of Gurley-Leep Buick-GMC Truck Inc. in Mishawaka, Ind.
George Luddy of George Luddy Chevrolet Inc. in Holden, Mass.
Timothy Markel of John Markel Ford-BMW in Omaha, Neb.
Jim Marsh of Jim Marsh Mazda in Las Vegas.
Cornelius Martin of Martin Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc. in Bowling Green, Ky.
G. Butch Martindill of Little Rock Dodge in Little Rock, Ark.
John McCallan Jr. of Pearson Ford Co. in San Diego.
H. Hubert Meggs of Meggs Ford-Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep in Bennettsville, S.C.
Junie Michael III of Parkway Ford Inc. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
John Mitchell of Mitchell Nissan Inc. in Enterprise, Ala.
Robert Montgomery of Bob Montgomery Chevrolet-Honda in Lousville, Ky.
Roger Moody of Friendly Chevrolet Inc. in Fridley, Minn.
George Nahas of George Nahas Oldsmobile Inc. in Tavares, Fla.
Jim Norton of Jim Norton Toyota in Tulsa, Okla.
Richard O'Connor of O'Connor GMC Inc. in Augusta, Maine.
James Otwell III of Andean Motor Co. in Cumming, Ga.
Charles Peterson III of Bryner Chevrolet in Jenkintown, Pa.
Diana Pfeiffer of Alaska Sales and Service Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska.
David Philipkoski of David Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-Suzuki in Keene, N.H.
Stan Puklich of Puklich Chevrolet Inc. in Bismarck, N.D.
Daniel Ramirez of Ramirez Ford Sales Inc. in Rio Grande City, Texas.
Robert Reichert of Kings Toyota Inc. in Cincinnati.
Jack Ross of Jack Ross Lincoln-Mercury in Tempe, Ariz.
Robert Russel of R&H Motor Cars Ltd. In Owings Mills, Md.
John Schenden of Pro Chrysler-Jeep in Thornton, Colo.
John Schroeder of Bloomfield Ford Inc. in Bloomfield, Iowa.
George Sharpe of Sharpe Buick Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Edward Smith of Morrison Sales and Service Inc. in Bennington, Vt.
Mark Smith of Dick Smith Ford Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
Michael Smith of Laurel Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep-Hyundai in Johnstown, Pa.
Mark Snethkamp of Bill Snethkamp Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep in Highland Park, Mich.
Bill Stasek of Bill Stasek Chevrolet Inc. in Wheeling, Ill.
Richard Stephens of Stephens Auto Center in Danville, W.Va.
David Stoetzel of Bob Hastings Oldsmobile-Buick-GMC in Rochester, N.Y.
Billy Tolbert of Tolbert Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Buick-Pontiac Inc. in Philadelphia.
Bob Tomes of Bob Tomes Ford in McKinney, Texas.
Edward Tonkin of Ron Tonkin Chevrolet Co. in Portland, Ore.
Gary Weir of Cowboy Dodge Inc. in Cheyenne, Wyo.
C. Richard Wendle of Wendle Motors in Spokane, Wash.
Cloid White of White Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Winnsboro, La.
Harry Willis of Willis Chevrolet Inc. in Smyrna, Del.