HENDERSON, Nev. — Tom Anderson, who owned Carrera Motors in Bend, Ore., died April 8. He was 72.
Carrera Motors was founded in 1982, and it would go on to sell Porsche, Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Anderson sold the business in 2014.
He also owned Carrera Medford, a used-car dealership in Medford, Ore.
HOLLAND, Mich. — Wayne Elhart, who was a partner at Elhart Automotive Campus here, died March 27. He was 60.
Elhart was a partner with his brother, Jeff, at the dealership, which was founded by their father, Ken Elhart.
Wayne retired in 2010.
GLENN DALE, Md. — Sheila Vaden-Williams, former president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, died April 19. She was 55.
Vaden-Williams joined NAMAD as its executive director in 1995.
In 2001, she became president, a position she held until she left the association in 2006.
She was at the forefront of its efforts to place minority entrepreneurs at the head of dealerships, especially luxury and import-brand stores.
Vaden-Williams made Automotive News’ lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry in 2000 and 2005.