Asbury ranks No. 5 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 dealership groups in the United States, with 96,000 new-vehicle retail sales units in 2002.
Joe Duthler of Duthler Automotive Group (Ford-Honda) in Grand Rapids, Mich., receives a 50-year award for Ford from Ford Division. Pictured, from left, are: Joe Dean, Ford Division Detroit regional sales manager; Dorothy Duthler; Joe Duthler, the CEO; and Patricia Duthler, Duthler Automotive president.
Gene Hoffman receives a 50-year award for Hoffman Chevrolet in Bloomfield, N.J. Pictured, from left, are: Dan Oldham, General Motors area service manager; Simone Gagne, GM area sales manager; Gene Hoffman, the president; Andrew Hoffman, the vice president; and David Hoffman. Gene Hoffman has closed the Chevrolet dealership and plans to expand Hoffman BMW in Bloomfield.
Jim Doten, left, of Jim Doten's Honda in Berkeley, Calif., receives a 30-year award for Honda from Doug Pecos, American Honda Motor Co.'s northern California district sales manager.
Jimmy Fowler of Fowler Buick in Jackson, Miss., receives a 50-year award for Buick from General Motors. Pictured, from left, are: Kevin Kursonis, General Motors Acceptance Corp.'s Memphis branch manager; Larry Cruise, president of Fowler Buick; Larry Hice, GM South Central regional manager; Jimmy Fowler; Don Mills, GM Jackson area sales manager; and Jane Estes, Pontiac-Buick-GMC New Orleans zone manager.
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