Richard Freitag of H.A. Freitag & Son in Montello, Wis., received a 90-year award for Buick. Pictured, from left, are Dennis Ryan, General Motors area service manager; Richard Willard, GM zone manager; Judy Freitag; Richard Freitag; and Larry Smolinski, GM area sales manager. The dealership is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and was able to document its Buick franchise since 1915. It also has sold Chevrolets, Pontiac and GMC vehicles for many years.
75 with Chrysler
Nelson Taylor Jr., center, and Tom Taylor, right, of West End Garage in Rahway, N.J., receive a 75-year award for Chrysler from Tom Shanley, dealer operations manager at DaimlerChrysler's Northeast business center.
50 with Ford
John Sutton, right, of Sutton Motors in Macon, Mo., receives a 50-year award for Ford from Eric Guenther, Ford Division Kansas City regional sales manager.
Members of the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association elected officers. Seated, from left, are Steve Livingston of Livingston Motor Co. in Woodland Hills, Calif., vice president; John Symes of Symes Automotive Group in Pasadena, president; and Tom Hoffman of Leo Hoffman Chevrolet in City of Industry, treasurer. Standing is Charlie Gill, executive director.
40 with VW
Brian Pecheles, left, of Joe Pecheles Inc. in Greenville, N.C., receives a 40-year award for Volkswagen from Bob Seslar, Volkswagen of America area executive.
30 with Nissan
Bill Korum, left, of Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan in Puyallup, Wash., receives a 30-year award for Nissan from Ken Krawiec, Nissan North America's Northwest region dealer operations manager.
25 with Chevrolet
Gary Lawrence, right, of Lawrence Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Pa., receives a 25-year award for Chevrolet from Jim Goodman, Chevrolet zone manager.
25 with Chevrolet
Gary Stanford, left, and Paul Stanford of Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, Mich., receive 25-year awards for Chevrolet. The Stanfords recently opened a new, larger showroom. They also own Les Stanford Cadillac in Dearborn.
25 with Toyota
Ed Cloce, left, of TJ Toyota in Potsdam, N.Y., receives a 25-year award for Toyota from Ed Laukes, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s New York region general manager.