When he was operating his Ford dealership, Jerry Reynolds spent years competing against fellow dealer Sam Pack, owner of Sam Pack's Five Star Ford, in the Dallas area. But now that Reynolds has sold his stake in Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas, Reynolds and Pack have formed a partnership of sorts, according to the Dallas Morning News. Pack has signed on as a sponsor of Reynolds' automotive advice radio show, "The Car Guy Show," broadcast Saturdays in the Dallas market. Reynolds says he has known Pack for 30 years and "always admired the way he runs his dealerships."
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HEEEERE'S CAMARO! -- Late-night TV host Jay Leno had an opportunity to check out the Chevrolet Camaro concept at the weekly Friday night Classic Car Show at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, Calif., on July 7. A well-known car enthusiast, Leno also got to take the Camaro for a spin. General Motors, which introduced the concept at the Detroit and Los Angeles auto shows in January, has not said whether it will build the Camaro.
A GM 3-WHEELER? Designers usually have their heads in the clouds. But at GM, chief designer Ed Welburn has his eyes fixed right on his desk -- on a toy model of a three-wheel taxi from Bangalore, India. "One day I will design a vehicle based on that," he says. "I get a lot of inspiration from that vehicle," Welburn says, "and that's all I'm gonna say for now."
THAT'S GOING TO LEAVE A MARQUE -- There's brand loyalty and then there's brand loyalty. Not only did blink-182 drummer Travis Barker show off his black 2007 Cadillac Escalade at last week's General Motors All-Car Showdown in Los Angeles, but he also gave the crowd a peek at his Cadillac tattoo. The star-studded event gives celebrities a chance to show off their customized GM vehicles and compete for the title of King of Bling. Barker didn't win that crown, though. This year's King of Bling winner was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, for his souped-up 2006 white Hummer H2.
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