To the Editor:
I enjoyed reading the Nov. 9 section on "50 Visionary Dealers." Your list was a who's who of automotive giants. But with all lists, there is always someone worthy who gets left out. In this case, it's Bob Tasca Sr. of Providence, R.I.
Tasca became a regular member of Ford Motor Co.'s management team. His vision on product, vehicle content and quality was without peer. He always provided Ford's management with the unvarnished facts regarding its product lineup.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, management was not always able to achieve Tasca's high standards and visions for the product. Everyone tried, but he just happened to be several generations ahead of our time.
Tasca is also a marketing genius. His approach to his customers' needs created a large and devoted clientele of repeat business. He quickly recognized new concepts, like leasing, and brought them to new levels of success.