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OREGON Dealers
Written by Double Dragon
Saturday, 29 December 2012 21:58

OREGON Dealers


Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown except for John Lucas Chevrolet license frame courtesy and copyright John Lucas. Research and window stickers for Jacobson Lincoln Mercury courtesy and copyright Dave Jackson.

Action Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Ontario, OR (became Hanigan Chrysler)

Adkisson Motor Company (AMC), The Dalles, OR

Airport Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, Medford, OR 541-622-2004

Alan Chrysler Plymouth, McMinnville, OR

Barcus Motors Inc (Dodge Chrysler Imperial), Roseburg, OR (formerly Packard)

Barker Chrysler Plymouth, Eugene, OR (1956-80)

Barrett Brothers (Buick), Albany, OR

Canyon Motor Co (Chrysler), Canyonville, OR

Capitol Cadillac, Salem, OR (855) 296-1761

Capitol Chevrolet, Salem, OR (888) 503-3094

Carlson Chevrolet, Sandy, OR (became Suburban Chevrolet)

Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend, OR/ 877-903-0335 (part of LITHIA MOTORS)
Chuck Colvin Auto Center (Ford), McMinnville, OR/ 886-618-0060

Church Pontiac, Coquille, OR

Comrie Oldsmobile-Cadillac. Pendleton, OR

Comrie Pontiac Oldsmobile Buick Cadillac GMC & Honda, Pendleton, OR

Cottage Grove Chevrolet GMC, Cottage Grove, OR 541-946-3905

Cottage Grove Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Cottage Grove, OR 541-942-5551

Courtesy Pontiac, Coos Bay, OR (became Courtesy Pontiac-Buick)

Courtney Motors (Chrysler Dodge GMC Jeep), Enterprise, OR (closed)

Crater Lake Ford, Medford, OR 541-773-3673

D & R Motors, (Chrysler), Enterprise, OR

Don's Skyline Ford, Salem, OR (Drag seminar host)

Dorn Bros. Buick, Prineville, OR

George Dugan Chevrolet Co, Kalmath Falls, OR (formerly Dugan-Mest Chevrolet)

Dugan-Mest Chevrolet, Klamath Falls, OR (became George Dugan Chev Co)

Dunham Motors Inc (Oldsmobile-Cadillac), Eugene, OR (Became Chev-Buick)

Emerald Chrysler, Eugene, OR

Keith Farley Chrysler Plymouth Dodge, Pendleton, OR

Joe Fischer Lincoln-Mercury, Klamath Falls, OR

Dave Hamilton Chevrolet Oldsmobile , Redmond, OR

Dave Hamilton Motors (Chrysler), Redmond, OR

Hanigan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Ontario, OR 541-889-8989 (see Hanigan Chev, Idaho)

Hanson Chevrolet, Roseburg, OR (closed 2009)

Held Pontiac, Corvallis, OR

Jacobson Lincoln Mercury Inc, Medford, OR

Johnson Pontiac, Burns, OR (became Johnson Motors)

Kendall Chevrolet Cadillac, Eugene, OR 855-654-2667

Kendall Ford, Eugene, OR (see Alaska, Idaho, Montana)

Jerry Larsen Mercury, Lebanon, OR

Legacy Ford Lincoln, La Grande, OR/ 541-963-2161
Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grants Pass, OR/ 888-308-8168
Lithia Motors Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Ashland, OR (1946)

Lockwood Motors (Ford), Roseburg, OR

L. L. Lombard Dodge, Klamath Falls, OR

John Lucas Chevrolet, Stayton, OR (Lucas also owned Philippi Ford)

Lums Auto Center (Dodge Chrysler Jeep), Warrenton, OR

Marshall Motors Inc (Jeep), Bend, OR

McGee Chevrolet Company, Seaside, OR

Mock Motors (Chrysler), Roseburg, OR

E. A. Mock and Sons (Lincoln Mercury), Eugene, OR

J Miller Motors (Chrysler), Albany, OR

Murray & Holt Motors (Pontiac), Bend, OR 541-382-2222

Ocean Crest Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, Warrenton, OR (877) 289-1875

Parmenter Pontiac Co, Eugene, OR

Pendleton Ford Lincoln Mercury, Pendleton, OR

Philippi Ford, Stayton, OR

Power Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Newport, OR (888) 675-4241 (part of Power Auto Group)

Roe Motors GM, Grants Pass, OR 541-476-7701

Roseburg Motors (Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac), Roseburg, OR

Scherer’s Springfield Buick, Springfield, OR (541) 747-3305

Ray Schultens Motors (Ford Nissan), The Dalles, OR 800-934-9835

Sheppard Motors Ltd (Chrysler), Eugene, OR

Jim Sigel Chevrolet, Grants Pass, OR (1968)/ 541-226-3251

Smolich Motors (Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM), Bend, OR 877-753-6330

Suburban Chevrolet, Sandy, OR (formerly Carlson Chevrolet), 971-252-4158

Suburban Ford, Sandy, OR (originated with Carlson Chevrolet), 503-668-5512

T S & S (Chrysler), Bend, OR

Taggesell Pontiac, Salem, OR

Tillamook Motor Company (Ford), Tillamook, OR 877-785-4771

Town & Country Chevrolet Oldsmobile Inc, Ashland, OR

Trail Rambler , Bend, OR (became Marshall Motors Inc)

Trachsel Buick GMC, Salem, OR

U & R Pontiac, Lebanon, OR

Ward Motor Co Pontiac-GMC, Bend, OR

Wright Ford Inc, Redmond, OR 541-548-2138


ACTION CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE, Ontario, OR (became Hanigan Chrysler)

Action Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram was located at 1805 SW 4th Ave, Ontario, Oregon. The dealership was bought by the Hanigan group in 2000 and renamed Hanigan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.



Adkisson Motor Company was a Rambler and International Harvester dealership located at 107 East 2nd, The Dalles, Oregon during the 1960s. In the 1970s when Rambler had become AMC, the dealership was located at 111 West 1st Street, The Dalles, Oregon.



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Airport Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is located at 3001 Biddle Rd,, Medford, Oregon. In winter, 2015 Airport had 437 vehicles on the lot including 248 new vehicles, 10 of which were Camaros including the Bright Yellow one that jumps out at your eye on the lot in the photo below.

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The Bright Yellow Camaro and the red truck in front of it are the only 2 vehicles that stand out in the sea of grey and muted colors blending into the fog on this overcast rainy day in winter. The VIN on the 2015 Bright Yellow Camaro SS is 2G1FK1EJ7F9232825. It has a black interior and the 2SS option. The 400 HP 6.2 L engine is hooked through a 6 speed automatic transmission ($1,295.00 option with tap shift) and a 3.27 axle ratio. It manages an EPA rating of 16 City MPG and 24 Hwy MPG. The $1,350.00 RS option adds the 5 spoke aluminum wheels (20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear), rear spoiler, HID lights, body color shark fin antenna and roof ditch molding, paddle shifters, and remote starter.



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Alan Chrysler Plymouth Inc was located at 424 North Highway 99 West in McMinnville, Oregon during the 1960s.


BARCUS MOTORS INC (Dodge Chrysler Imperial), Roseburg, OR

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Barcus Motors Inc was formerly a Packard dealership which was a Dodge Chrysler Imperial dealership located in Roseburg, Oregon during the 1960s.



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Barker Chrysler Plymouth was located at 2700 West 7th Ave, Eugene, Oregon. Established in 1956 by Donald Barker the dealership started at 10th Avenue and Olive Street. The business moved to 7th Ave in 1965. Donald Barker died in January, 1980 and his will instructed that the business be liquidated to his estate. The General Manager Richard Rementier said that sales were down due to an economic slump, but that the dealership was in good enough shape to have carried through it if not for the forced closure. The 6 acre location closed down before the end of 1980 and has been a bodyshop in recent years.



Barrett Brothers was a truck dealership which traced back to the 1920s carrying International Harvester. In the 1950s the dealership added a Buick franchise. The Buick dealership was located at 1234 East 8th Ave, Albany, Oregon.


CANYON MOTOR CO (Chrysler), Canyonville, OR

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Canyon Motor Company was a Chrysler and International Harvester dealer located at 250 North Main Street, Canyonville, Oregon. The dealership lasted from the 1960s into the early 1970s.


CAPITOL CADILLAC, Salem, OR (855) 296-1761

Capitol Cadillac is located at 2855 Maple Ave, Salem, Oregon. The dealership is part of the Capitol Auto Group which has been in business since the 1930s. The Auto Group now includes Scion, Toyota, Subaru and Capitol Cadillac in Salem and Capitol West Valley (used).

In spring, 2014 Capitol Cadillac had 41 new vehicles in stock.


CAPITOL CHEVROLET, Salem, OR (888) 503-3094

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Capitol Chevrolet is located at 2855 Maple Ave, Salem, Oregon. The dealership is part of the Capitol Auto Group which has been in business since the 1930s. The Auto Group now includes Scion, Toyota, Subaru and Capitol Cadillac in Salem and Capitol West Valley (used).

In spring, 2014 Capitol Chev had 299 new vehicles in stock, 120 of which were cars. They had 24 new 2014 Camaros and 2 new 2014 Corvette Stingrays.


CARLSON CHEVROLET, Sandy, OR (became Suburban Chevrolet)

Carlson Chevrolet was established in 1967 by Pete Carlson on Proctor Blvd. Pete retired in 1996 but the business was carried on by his family. Pete's daughter was married and her new name Nancy Jacksich prompted a name change for the dealership which is now known as Suburban Chevrolet.



Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend is located at 345 NE 3rd Street Bend, Oregon. They are part of the Lithia Motors auto group. See the story on Lithia Chrysler in Ashland, Oregon for more information.



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Church Pontiac was located at 76 W. Main Street, Coquille, Oregon. During the 1970s the dealership also carried Jeep and Volvo franchises.


CHUCK COLVIN AUTO CENTER (Ford), McMinnville, OR (1911)/ 886-618-0060

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Chuck Colvin Auto Center is a Ford dealer located at 1925 Hwy 99 West, in McMinnville, Oregon. The dealership was established in 1911. At the start of 2013 they had 110 new vehicles in stock. This is truck country so there is only one 2013 Mustang V6 and a 2014 Mustang GT in stock.



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Comrie Olds-Cadillac Inc. was located at 511 SE Court Ave. Pendleton, Oregon. The old painted words on the original building also mention DeSoto and Plymouth.

Roy Lawrence Comrie was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Pendleton to John Peter Ferguson Comrie and Anna (Mooney) Comrie. Ferg Comrie was a 26 year old car dealer. Roy helped pumping gas and working in the service department. After graduation from Pendleton High School in 1948 Roy attended Washington State University in Pullman for two years. He met and married Audrey Louise Hanson in 1952.

During the Korean War, in 1950 Roy served at Park Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base in California until 1954.

Roy attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan where he received a certificate in dealer development. Roy was an area manager for General Motors in Indiana and Kentucky. Roy quit in August 1958 to join his father on a newly acquired cattle ranch in Alturas, California. The ranch was sold and Comrie Olds-Cadillac, Inc., the family car dealership, was reacquired in December 1958.  Ferg Comrie died in 1965.

Roy Comrie was the manager of Comrie when it carried Olds-Cadillac in the 1960s. In later years it was affiliated with many franchises and had the cumbersome name of Comrie Pontiac Oldsmobile Buick Cadillac GMC & Honda. Roy's mother Ann (Hopman) Comrie died in 2004.

Roy died aged 78, Oct. 18, 2008 from bone cancer.



Comrie Pontiac Oldsmobile Buick Cadillac GMC & Honda was formerly known as Comrie Olds-Cadillac.


COTTAGE GROVE CHEVROLET GMC, Cottage Grove, OR 541-946-3905

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Cottage Grove Chevrolet GMC is located at 2775 Row River Rd, , Cottage Grove, Oregon. The dealership is also known as 'Brad's Chevy'. The dealership has been in Brad Cohen's family since the 1990s. In winter, 2015 Brad had 89 new vehicles in stock, including a new 2015 Camaro 1SS, a new 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT.



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Cottage Grove Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is located at 2800 Row River Rd, Cottage Grove, Oregon. In winter, 2015 Cottage Grove Chrysler had 144 new vehicles in stock, 25 of which were cars.

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The Sublime 2015 Challenger R/T parked in front is VIN 2C3CDZAT8FH713560. The 372 HP 5.7 L engine is hooked up to a 6 speed automatic transmission and manages to pump out 16 City MPG and 25 Hwy MPG. The Quick Order Package 28B R/T includes the 20" x 8" aluminum wheels with P245/45R20 all season tires. Cottage Grove Chrysler sells their cars for original invoice not MSRP. So this Challenger with $33,890.00 MSRP is listed for less. Cottage Grove Chrysler cashes in on manufacturer rebates to drop the price to $32,611.00 which is original invoice.


COURTESY PONTIAC, Coos Bay, OR (became Courtesy Pontiac-Buick)

Courtesy Pontiac was located at 175 West Ingersoll Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon during the 1970s. They expanding into a Pontiac Buick dealership before closing in 1976.


COURTNEY MOTORS (Chrysler Dodge GMC Jeep), Enterprise, OR (closed)

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Courtney Motors was a new car Chrysler Dodge GMC Jeep dealership located at 311 West Main Street, Enterprise, Oregon. The dealership became a used car dealership then closed. The lot was taken over by Main Street Motors.


CRATER LAKE FORD, Medford, OR 541-773-3673

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Crater Lake Ford is located at 2611 Biddle Rd, Medford, Oregon. In winter, 2015 Crater Lake had 220 new vehicles in stock, 127 of which were cars. Of the new vehicle brands the majority were Fords except 14 which were Lincolns.

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There were no shortages of ponycars on the lot ranging from this trio of cars. Someone likely traded the Challenger in on a Mustang. You will also see Mustangs on Chrysler lots.

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The black 2011 Challenger SRT8 is VIN 2B3CJ7DJ9BH599793 built in Bramptom, Ontario, Canada with a 5-Speed Automatic transmission.

The Ingot Silver Metallic new 2014 Mustang GT VIN 1ZVBP8CF9E5291849 is equipped with only 1 priced option: a 6 speed Select Shift automatic transmission. The window sticker lists no charge options: California emissions equipment, an 18 inch aluminum spare, a limited slip 3.15:1 axle ratio, tape stripe delete, manual 4 way driver's seat, and front license plate frame. Base GT price is $31,210.00. Base GT includes A/C, manual cloth seats, AM/ FM CD/ MP3 stereo, cruise control, tilt steering, split folding down rear seat for extra trunk access, rear spoiler, front mats, trunk release, HID headlights with the traditional GT fog lamps, sequential rear lights in the spirit of the old Mercury Cougars, dual illuminated vanity mirrors in the visors, power windows, locks, and mirrors and electric power steering. The powerful 5.0 L engine delivers decent economy even using the new revised EPA system: 18 City MPG and 25 Hwy MPG.

The auto trans adds $1,195.00 plus $825.00 for destination and delivery taking the total to $33,230.00. It was shipped by rail from Flat Rock, MI Jan 31, 2014 to Antelope Valley Ford Lincoln in Lancaster, California. It was traded to Crater Lake Ford wiith 6 miles showing on the odometer.

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The black Mustang appears to be a used 2012 V6 coupe.

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This used 2002 Silver Mustang convertible V6 has the 16 inch diameter 5 spoke aluminum wheels which made these cars quite good looking. Prior to the introduction of these wheels many of these cars had awful looking 3 spoke plastic hubcaps over steelies. The 3.8 L engine is hooked up to an automatic transmission. By 2002 Mustangs were quite well equipped with power/ tilt steering, power door locks, windows, cruise control, power remote mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, power remote trunk release.

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The Crystal Champagne Tri-Coat 2013 Lincoln MKS on the left is VIN 1LNHLSFT1DG611115. It has the 3.5 L V6 Ecoboost engine teamed with a 6 speed automatic Select shift transmission which manages an EPA rating of 17 City MPG and 25 Hwy MPG rolling on 20 inch polished aluminum wheels. It has adaptive HID lights and suspension. The heated and cooled leather power seats with memory driver's seat are Light Dune color. The real leather/ wood steering wheel has power tilt and tele, heated power windows with memory, chrome tip dual exhaust, dual zone auto climate control, 4 wheel ABS discs, and pushbutton start.

It was shipped from the final assembly plant at Chicago, Illinois by convoy to Crater Lake Oct 5, 2012. Base MKS price of $49,800.00 is inflated with an option package that includes heated steering wheel, memory adjustable pedals, power rear sunshade, navigation system, rear view camera, blind spot monitoring and premium sound system. $4,890.00 in options plus $875.00 delivery inflates price to $55,365.00.

The Tuxedo Black 2013 MKZ Hybrid FWD to the right is VIN 3LN6L2L0UDR828840. The 4 cylinder 2.0 L HEV engine is hooked up to a E-CVT automatic transmission allows it to achieve 38 City MPG and 37 Hwy MPG. The base MKZ Hybrid offers most of the same standard features as the MKS above except it's Hazelnut perforated seats are heated but not cooled and the number of power positions is 10 instead of the multitude of adjustments the MKS can make. The regenerative braking is a feature unique to the Hybrid model. Base price is $35,925.00.

The MKZ was shipped by rail from the final assembly plant at Hermosillo on what looks like June 13, 2014 which seems to be a typo. The option load is extensive: Option group 203A costs $5,330.00 and includes reverse camera and sensors, navigation, CD, cross traffic alert, 19" polished wheels with 245/40R19 all seasons, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, floor mats, and premium sound system. The power moonroof is $1,200.00. The adaptive cruise control lane keeping park assist is $2,250.00. All weather floormats are $75.00 and the power rear sunshade is $275.00. Destination of $895.00 rounds out the MSRP to $45,950.00.


D & R MOTORS, (Chrysler), Enterprise, OR

D & R Motors, LLC was located at 311 W Main St in Enterprise, Oregon. David S Spanenberg was the owner. This was one of the dealers on Chrysler's list of 789 dealers to purge before June 9, 2009 during its bankruptcy re organization.


DON'S SKYLINE FORD, Salem, OR (Drag seminar host)

Don's Skyline Ford was located at 2510 Comm S.E., Salem, Oregon.  On July 30, 1969 Don's hosted a drag racing seminar hosted by Ed Terry and Dick Wood who showed films and also displayed Mustang Mach 1 and Cobra Fairlane drag cars.



Dorn Bros. Buick was located in Prineville, Oregon during the 1960s.


DUGAN-MEST CHEVROLET, Klamath Falls, OR (formerly Ashley Chev/ became George Dugan Chevr)

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Dugan-Mest Chevrolet was located at 511 Willow Ave in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The dealership was established in 1954 when George Dugan and Robert Mest bought the local Chevrolet dealership from John Ashley.

Both Dugan and Mest were sons in law of James O. Fisher, Sr. who owned a car dealership Jim Fisher Downtown Imports in Portland, Oregon. Dugan and Mest came to Klamath Falls, Oregon as partners in 1951 to purchase L.L. Lombard Dodge.

When Dugan returned to Portland, Mest continued in local business and involved himself extensively in the community. By 1969 Philip Mest was high priest and prophet in the Shrine Divan, Hillah Temple as well as the founder of the Bank of Klamath County, a past president of the Klamath Falls Shrine Club; member of Masonic Lodge No. 18, Bozeman, Mont; Royal Order of Jesters and Scottish Rite past president, Oregon Automobile Dealers Association; member of the board of directors and past president, Klamath County Chamber of Commerce; and member of the Klamath Falls Elks Lodge.

George Dugan came back to Klamath Falls in 1954 to partner up with Mest again for the Chevrolet dealership.

Philip F Mest was born October 23, 1918, in Allentown, Pennsylvania and married Lois (nee Fisher) on March 15, 1946. Lois Fisher Mest was born Feb 15, 1922 and died Oct 29, 2001.

George Dugan was born April 2, 1923, in Divide, Oregon. After University of Oregon he was a WWII officer and pilot in the Air Force. He married Marjorie Helen Fisher on Sept. 13, 1947. Dugan served on the board of directors of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association and the Western Bank. He was active in the Shrine organization for many years and was potentate of the Hillah Temple in 1966 and belonged to the Elks Club.

The Dugan-Mest Chevrolet dealership was unexpectedly forced to change its name to George Dugan Chevrolet Co following the loss of Robert Mest in a freak accident. Mest was driving home from vacation with his wife towing a trailer. Around 3:30 PM November 6, 1969 a gust of wind hit the trailer which flipped the car off the road. Although both were wearing seatbelts only his wife Lois survived the accident.

The dealership changed location to 677 South 7th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon in later years. Dugan retired in 1992. The dealership 7th Street location closed prior to 2005. Dugan moved to the desert where he died March 1, 2001, at his Cathedral City home.


DUNHAM MOTORS INC (Oldsmobile-Cadillac), Eugene, OR (Became Chev-Buick)

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Dunham Motors Inc was an Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealer located at 13th and Oak in Eugene, Oregon established by Win Dunham. As an Oldsmobile dealer, Win Dunham was pleased to point out in a newspaper advertisement from Sep 21, 1958 that Oldsmobile was first in sales nationally and locally. Here are the sales figures he reproduced for the period Jan 1 to July 31, 1958 (the first figure is the national sales number. The number in brackets is the Lane County, Oregon sales figures for the same period.

Oldsmobile= 193,230 (163)

Buick= 159,469 (106)

Pontiac= 139,973 (142)

Mercury= 83,474 (70)

Dodge= 80,175 (55)

Cadillac= 78,348 (54)

Chrysler= 37,672 (17)

DeSoto= 30,316 (16)

Lincoln= 17,238 (14)

Imperial= 9,562 (11)

Win's letter dated Sep 19, 1958 invited the public to see him in the "Rocket Room" in 11 days for the preview of the new 1959s. By 1970 the dealership was located at 13th and Willamette. There was a Dunham Chev Buick location located at 2630 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon in the 1990s.

In later years it became a Chevrolet Buick dealership located at 345 Goodpasture Island Road which was a purpose built dealership 'island' north of the downtown core.

Dunham Motors closed down around 2007.



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Emerald Chrysler was located at 383 Greenpasture Island, Eugene, Oregon. The space is now occupied by Kiefer Mazda.



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Keith Farley Chrysler Plymouth Dodge was located in Pendleton, Oregon from the 1960s through to the 1990s. Keith Farley was born July 19, 1917 and died June 1, 1987.



Joe Fischer Lincoln-Mercury was located in Klamath Falls, Oregon until the late 1990s.



Dave Hamilton Chevrolet Oldsmobile was located at 2067 North Highway 97 in Redmond, Oregon. Dave Hamilton also owned a Chrysler dealership.


DAVE HAMILTON MOTORS (Chrysler), Redmond, OR

Dave Hamilton Motors was a Chrysler dealership located at 2067 North Highway 97 in Redmond, Oregon. The dealership was owned by Nancy L Hamilton. This was one of the dealers on Chrysler's list of 789 dealers to purge before June 9, 2009 during its bankruptcy re organization. The Dave Hamilton GM franchise was retained.


HANIGAN CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, Ontario, OR 541-889-8989 (see Hanigan Chev Idaho)

Hanigan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is located at 1805 SW 4th Ave, Ontario, Oregon. The dealership was formerly known as Action Chrysler Jeep Dodge until the Hanigan family bought it in 2000. The Hanigan family traces back to the establishment of Hanigan Chevrolet in 1925 in Idaho. See the story in this DEALERSHIPS section. As of winter 2014 they had 75 new vehicles in stock, the majority being RAM trucks.

They had one new 2014 Dodge Challenger in stock. It was an eye catching Header Orange R/T Classic VIN 2C3CDYBT0EH160653 with the 5.7 Hemi and 5 speed automatic. Customer Preferred Package 28M replaced the 18 inch wheels with 20" x 8" Polished Alum inum wheels w/Gloss Black Pocket Wheels with 245/45R20 BSW All Season Performance tires. The addition of the Challenger Script Badge is spiced up with Dual Black R/T Side Stripes and a Functional Hood Scoop. The package includes sound system, High Intensity Discharge Headlamps and a leap from the 3.06 axle up to a 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio.


HANSEN CHEVROLET, Roseburg, OR (closed 2009)

Hansen Chevrolet is located at 606 SE Stephens St, Roseburg, Oregon. The dealership was active as far back as the 1960s. The dealership closed down in 2009.



Held Pontiac was located at 275 NW Van Buren, Corvallis, Oregon in the 1970s.



Jacobson Lincoln Mercury Inc was located at 143 South Riverside, Medford, Oregon. The dealership closed in the first half of 1979.

In November, 1979 an OOCC reader Dave Jackson was a Ford Motor Company Parts and Service Zone Manager for the Eastern and Central areas of Oregon. As part of his job he was issued a company car. Dave's first 2 company cars came through Jacobson. Dave started off with a Dark Jade Metallic 1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 (by now all Cougars were XR7s) with a 351 c.i. (5.8 L) 2 barrel 3 speed automatic EPA rated at 13 MPG.

His second company car also came through Jacobson. This time it was a 1979 Mercury Monarch 2 door.



JOHNSON PONTIAC, Burns, OR (became Johnson Motors)

Johnson Pontiac was located at 252 West Monroe in Burns, Oregon from 1956 until 1962. After this the dealership became known as Johnson Motors and began to branch out into trucks such as International Harvester. The dealership eventually relocated to 82 South Harvey, Burns, Oregon.



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Kendall Chevrolet Cadillac is located at 846 Goodpasture Island Road,, Eugene, Oregon. In the photo below several Corvettes, a Camaro and some Cadillacs flank the building in late 2012.

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Kendall Chevrolet Cadillac is part of the Kendall Auto Group which has foreign dealers as well as the Big Three. The family owned auto group traces back to the early 1970s. Kendall has Chevrolet Cadillac dealers in Eugene, Springfield and Corvalis. Kendall Ford is located near the Chevy dealership in Eugene and Kendall Dodge is located in Lewiston.

In winter, 2015 Kendall Chev Cadillac had 223 new vehicles in stock.


KENDALL FORD, Eugene, OR 888-734-0511

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Kendall Ford is located at 344 Goodpasture Island Road, Eugene, Oregon. Kendall Ford started off with one dealership which was located at Olive and 13th, Eugene, Oregon during the 1960s. Dealer # 74C414.

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Since then they have expanded with dealerships in Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. The new Eugene location on the island is a mega dealer plot of land with plenty of space for stock. Kendall has made good use of the extra space with 407 new vehicles in stock in winter 2014. They had 9 new Mustangs in stock, 2 of which were GT models.



Jerry Larsen Mercury was located at 2505 South Santiam Highway, Lebanon, Oregon in the 1960s.


LEGACY FORD LINCOLN, La Grande, OR/ 541-963-2161

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Legacy Ford Lincoln is located at 2906 Island Avenue, La Grande, Oregon.



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Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grants Pass is located at 1421 NE 6th St, Grants Pass, Oregon. Lithia Motors is an auto group formed in 1996 out of 24 dealerships. The auto group traces back to 1946 with Lithia Motors in Ashland, Oregon. See the Ashland story for more information.

The Grant's Pass location has 238 new vehicles in stock at the start of 2013. 43 of these new vehicles are leftover 2012 stock. In a pattern usually seen in rural areas, RAM composes the majority of the stock (97) with Jeep at 67 and Dodge with 57. Chrysler is represented with 17 new vehicles. The new Dart accounts for 23 of the new Dodges on the lot while there are only 4 Challengers. In a typical pattern there are three 2013 Challenger SXTs which seem to be easier to sell than the Hemi versions. They have one 2012 leftover black Challenger SRT8 six speed manual with a white hood stripe.


LITHIA MOTORS Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Ashland, OR (1946)/

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Lithia Motors Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Ashland, Oregon is located at 1968. Lithia Motors began back in 1946 when Walt DeBoer founded Lithia Motors Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Ashland, Oregon. Walt DeBoer died in 1968. Walt's son Sid DeBoer was working in the dealership and carried it forwards. Sid partnered with Dick Heimann, and expanded the Lithia name into 5 Southern Oregon dealerships as well as owning 19 franchises in Southern Oregon.

In December 1996 all of these dealerships became part of Lithia Motors. The huge list of Lithia owned dealerships:

1) Acura of Johnston, Johnston, IA
2) All American Chevrolet of Killeen, Killeen, TX/ 877-606-6058
3) All American Chevrolet of Midland, Midland, TX/ 877-475-1815
4) All American Chevrolet of Odessa, Odessa, TX/ 877-475-1819
5) All American Chevrolet of San Angelo, TX/ 877-475-1824
6) All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Midland, TX/ 877-475-1816
7) All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Odessa, TX/ 877-475-1820
8) All American Chrysler Jeep Dodge of San Angelo, TX/ 877-618-5832
9) Audi Des Moines, Johnston, IA/ 877-646-8910
10) Bend Honda, Bend, OR/ 877-903-0336
11) BMW of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK/ 877-475-1719
12) BMW of Des Moines, Urbandale, IA/ 877-646-8913
13) BMW of Monterey, Seaside, CA/ 877-475-1734
14) BMW Portland, OR/ 888-211-8768
15) BMW Seattle, WA/ 877-498-9607
16) Bryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge 301 N Earl Rudder Fwy Bryan, TX/ 877-475-1812
17) Camp BMW, Spokane, WA/ 877-618-5837
18) Camp Chevrolet Cadillac 101 East Montgomery Spokane, WA 877-618-5838 
19) Chambers Chevrolet Cadillac of Bellingham, WA/ 877-425-8535
20) Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks, AK/ 877-475-1724
21) Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend, OR/ 877-903-0335
22) Chevrolet of Helena, MT/ 877-739-8514 (part of LITHIA MOTORS)
23) Chevrolet of South Anchorage 9100 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK/ 877-475-1720
24) Chevrolet of Twin Falls 1654 Blue Lakes Blvd Twin Falls, ID/ 877-646-8931
25) Chevrolet of Wasilla 3700 East Parks Hwy. Wasilla, AK/ 877-475-1726
26) Fresno Mitsubishi Fresno, CA/ 888-594-1473
27) Honda of Abilene, TX/ 877-475-1809
28) Honda of Ames, IA /877-475-1747
29) Honda of Great Falls, MT/ 877-739-8513
30) Honda of Midland, TX/ 877-475-1817
31) Honda of Pocatello, ID/ 877-646-8926
32) Honda of San Angelo, TX/ 877-618-5833
33) Lithia Alaska 4434 Old Seward Highway Anchorage, AK
34) Lithia Chevrolet of Redding 200 East Cypress Ave Redding, CA/ 877-475-1737
35) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Billings 2229 King Avenue West Billings, MT/ 877-739-8509
36) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Corpus Christi 4313 S Staples St Corpus Christi, TX 877-475-1813 37) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Eugene 2121 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Eugene, OR/ 877-903-0350
38) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Eureka 4320 Broadway St Eureka, CA/ 877-475-1728
39) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grand Forks 2373 32nd Ave S Grand Forks, ND/ 877-739-8520
40) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grants Pass 1421 NE 6th St Grants Pass, OR/ 877-475-1760
41) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Great Falls 4025 10th Ave South Great Falls, MT/ 877-739-8512
42) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Helena 3377 US Highway 12 E Helena, MT/ 877-739-8516
43) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Klamath Falls 2675 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR/ 877-475-1761
44) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Medford 4540 Grumman Dr. Medford, OR/ 877-475-1763
45) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Missoula 5001 Grizzly Ct Missoula, MT 877-739-8517
46) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Pocatello 2929 Pole Line Rd Pocatello, ID/ 877-646-8925
47) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Roseburg 1600 NE Airport Rd Roseburg, OR/ 877-475-1769
48) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Fe 4470 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507877-903-0327
49) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Rosa 2727 Dowd Drive Santa Rosa, CA/ 877-475-1743
50) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage 9600 Old Seward Highway Anchorage, AK/ (877)-475-1721
51) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Tri-Cities 7171 West Canal Street Kennewick, WA/ 877-618-5860
52) Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Twin Falls 1310 Poleline Rd E Twin Falls, ID/ 877-739-8505
53) Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno 3223 Mill Street Reno, NV/ 877-903-0328
54) Lithia Dodge of Las Cruces 860 N Telshor Blvd Las Cruces, NM/ 866-367-5718
55) Lithia Fiat of Eugene, OR/ 866-206-4176
56) Lithia Ford Lincoln of Boise 8853 West Fairview Ave. Boise, ID/ 877-646-8917
57) Lithia Ford of Fresno 195 East Auto Center Drive Fresno, CA/ 877-475-1729
58) Lithia Ford of Grand Forks 2273 32nd Avenue S. Grand Forks, ND/ 877-739-8522
59) Lithia Ford of Klamath Falls 2833 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR/888-252-2107
60) Lithia Ford of Roseburg 1650 N.E. Stephens Roseburg, OR/ 877-475-1771
61) Lithia Honda in Medford, OR/ 877-475-1765
62) Lithia Hyundai of Anchorag, AK/ 877-475-1722
63) Lithia Hyundai of Fresno, CA/ 877-475-1730
64) Lithia Hyundai of Odessa, TX/ 877-475-1821
65) Lithia Hyundai of Pocatello, ID/ 877-646-8930
66) Lithia Hyundai of Reno, NV/ 877-903-0329
67) Lithia Kia of Anchorage, AK/ 877-475-1723
68) Lithia Mazda of Fresno, CA/ 877-475-1731
69) Lithia Nissan of Ames, IA/ 877-475-1748
70) Lithia Nissan of Eugene, OR/ 877-475-1757
71) Lithia Nissan of Fresno, CA/ 877-475-1732
72) Lithia Nissan of Medford, OR/ 877-511-5045
73) Lithia Reno Subaru, Reno, NV/ 877-903-0332
74) Lithia Scion of Abilene, TX/ 877-475-1810
75) Lithia Scion of Billings, MT/ 877-265-2803
76) Lithia Scion of Medford, OR/ 877-475-1766
77) Lithia Scion of Missoula, MT
78) Lithia Scion of Odessa, TX/ 877-475-1822
80) Lithia Scion of Redding, CA/ 877-475-1739
81) Lithia Scion of Springfield, OR/ 877-475-1772
82) Lithia Subaru of Fresno, CA/ 866-319-1128
83) Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, OR/ 877-475-1768
84) Lithia Suzuki of Fresno, CA/ 877-475-1733
85) Lithia Toyota Of Abilene, TX/ 877-475-1811
86) Lithia Toyota of Billings, MT/ 877-739-8510
87) Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks, ND/ 877-903-0318
88) Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls, OR/ 877-475-1762
89) Lithia Toyota of Medford, OR/ 877-475-1767
90) Lithia Toyota of Missoula, MT
91) Lithia Toyota Of Odessa, TX/ 877-475-1823
92) Lithia Toyota of Redding, CA/ 877-475-1742
93) Lithia Toyota of Springfield, OR/ 877-475-1773
94) Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines, Johnston, IA/ 877-646-8916
95) Lithia Volkswagen of Medford, OR/ 877-498-9582
96) Lithia Volkswagen of Reno, NV/ 877-903-0334
97) Medford BMW Medford, OR/ 877-494-6508
98) Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton Portland, OR
99) Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, IA/ 877-646-8914
100) Mercedes-Benz of Portland, OR/ 888-208-7228
101) Mercedes-Benz of Spokane Liberty Lake, WA/ 877-618-5839
102) Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville, OR/ 888-205-9818
103) Mini of Anchorage, AK/ 877-314-4898
104) MINI of Portland, OR
105) MT Dodge
106) Porsche of Monterey Seaside, CA/ 877-475-1735
107) Smart Center Portland, OR
108) Subaru of Spokane


LOCKWOOD MOTORS (Ford), Roseburg, OR

Lockwood Motors was a Ford dealership located in Roseburg, Oregon during the 1960s.


L. L. LOMBARD DODGE, Klamath Falls, OR

L. L. Lombard Dodge was located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. In 1951 Robert F Mest and his partner, George Dugan, came to Klamath Falls and purchased L.L. Lombard Dodge. When Dugan returned to Portland, Mest continued in the local business. See the full story on Mest and Dugan in the story about their second dealership: Dugan-Mest Chevrolet.



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John Lucas Chevrolet Inc was located at Market Street and Hwy 22 in Stayton, Oregon. The dealership was established by John Robert Lucas who was born Dec 23, 1940 and incorporated the Chevrolet dealership a few days after his birthday, on Dec 31, 1962. Lucas also owned Philippi Ford. Lucas sold the Chevrolet dealership in the late 1980s to Vernon and James Morgan.

John Lucas was murdered by a former heavyweight boxer from Lebanon named Chris Soren Lange (aka Stephen Rex Barrett) on November 12, 1987. Lange was in jail for weapons offences when charged for the murder which police believe was a 'hit' ordered by another car dealer from Salem, Oregon who collected on Lucas' life insurance policy. Lange was killed at age 54 in prison May 21, 2011.


LUMS AUTO CENTER (Dodge Chrysler Jeep), Warrenton, OR 844-300-5867

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Lums Dodge Chrysler Jeep is located at 1605 SE Ensign Lane, Warrenton, Oregon. In fall, 2014 Lum's had 53 new vehicle in stock, including 12 cars, 2 of which were Chargers and 2 of which were Challengers. The 2014 Challenger was an SXT and the 2015 was an R/T with the 5.7 Hemi.


MARSHALL MOTORS INC (Jeep), Bend, OR (formerly Trail Rambler)

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Marshall Motors Inc was a Jeep dealer in the 1960s located at 637 East 3rd, Bend, Oregon. During the 1970s they also carried International Harvester. Prior to Marshall Motors stint at this address, this lot served as Trail Rambler,



McGee Chevrolet Company was located at 318 South Holladay, Seaside, Oregon during the 1940s. Just up the street at the time there was Seaside Motor Sales, 700 S Holladay and up the coast there was Johnson Motor Co., 727 Exchange, Astoria.


J MILLER MOTORS (Chrysler), Albany, OR

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J Miller Motors was located at 2566 Wheeler St SE, Albany, Oregon. It was a Chrysler dealership in the 1960s and eventually became a used car dealership.


MOCK MOTORS (Chrysler), Roseburg, OR

Mock Motors was a Chrysler dealer located in Roseburg, Oregon during the 1960s.


E. A. MOCK AND SONS (Lincoln Mercury), Eugene, OR (early Eliminator)

E. A. Mock and Sons was a Lincoln Mercury dealership located at 1711 Willamette Street at 17th in Eugene, Oregon. The dealership owner George Mock also sold English Fords during the 1960s. On March 28, 1969 Mock put in an order for a 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. The mid year Eliminator package was available beginning April 1, 1969. The earliest known one was a Hertz sunroof Eliminator built April 2, 1969 with a 351- 4 bbl Windsor. and FMX automatic trans. Mock's Eliminator (9F91M562515) also had the base Eliminator engine (351), and FMX but no sunroof. It is an early build (scheduled April 10) actually built April 18. The Bright Blue Metallic Eliminator had blue interior, RWL F70x 14 tires, optional 3.25:1 axle, P front discs, PS, decor group, AM Radio, console, Handling Suspension, remote drivers racing mirror, deluxe belts/ warning lights. it sold Jul 17, 1969 and appeared at Volo Museum fully restored in


MURRAY & HOLT MOTORS (Pontiac), Bend, OR 541-382-2222

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Murray & Holt Motors was a Pontiac dealership located at 181 NE Franklin Ave, Bend, Oregon. The dealership remained in business after the death of Pontiac Motor Division.

Murray & Holt traces back to Floyd Holt who was a teacher at Bend High. Floyd sold cars for Ward Motor Company in the summer and on weekends. Doug Ward closed Ward Motor Co to focus on the dairy business.

Oscar Murray needed a GM dealer to service his fleet. Murray's fleet was creating a route for the Bonneville power line running from Canada to Nevada. GM informed him that no one was interested in taking on a Pontiac GMC franchise in Bend so Oscar stepped up and offered to open a dealership himself.

GM requested that Oscar bring in an experienced auto person. In one day Oscar introduced himself to Floyd Holt and had a contract set up by lawyer Duncan McKay. Presto! Instant dealership.

Jack Holt is now the Dealer Principal of Murray & Holt Motors.



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Ocean Crest Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is located at 855 Alternate Highway 101, Warrenton, Oregon. The dealership was established in 1997.

In fall, 2014 Ocean Crest had 72 new vehicles in stock, 25 of which were cars, including a new black 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 2LT with a fairly low VIN number indicating an early production car: 1G1YJ2D74F510709. The 6.2 L (376 cubic inch) engine usually pounds out 455 HP and 460 ft lbs of torque but with the Z51 performance exhaust it manages 460 HP with a meaner snarl through 4 inch polished tips. The power is channeled through a rev matching manual 7 speed and 3.42:1 axle. The Z51 suspension gets it to the ground on massive performance summer only P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear run flat tires. MSRP is $71, 30.00



dealer Parmenter Pontiac Co, Eugene, OR

Parmenter Pontiac Co was located at 837 Pearl Street, Eugene, Oregon. Another location is listed at 1861 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, Oregon during the 1960s which is likely the used car lot. Other locations were at 1000 Franklin Blvd, and 8th and High Street.

The dealership was established by Harold Parmenter. Harold was a barber from Corvallis who bought a barbershop in Eugene. In partnership with R. L. Robertson he bought Ormiston Motor Company and renamed it Cascade Motor Company. In 1943 Harold bought out his partner and in 1946 renamed it Parmenter Pontiac.

In summer, 1972 Harold Parmenter, Sr became sick and his son Harold L. Parmenter, Jr. took over operations. Harold, Jr was known as 'Lou'. When Harold, Sr died at age 68 in Dec, 1972 Harold, Jr aka Lou became president of the company at age 33. Lou was a trained pharmacist but had 2 years experience as general manager of the Pontiac dealership 1968-70.

During the 1970s the Parmenter Pontiac dealership expanded to sell Motor Homes as well.



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Pendleton Ford Lincoln Mercury was located at 2225 EastGate, Pendleton, Oregon.



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Philippi Ford was located at 1155 and 1174 North First Avenue in Stayton, Oregon from the 1950s through the 1980s. Philippi Ford was established by Bruce Philippi who switched to real estate development. With sales eroded by foreign imports at age 43 Bruce decided to close down the dealership in May, 1981. 70 new cars were transferred across the street to the Philippi used car lot while the main building was being closed down. Firefighters were able to squelch a blaze that erupted the day after the dealership was closed. Philippi sold the dealership to John Robert Lucas who owned John Lucas Chevrolet in Stayton, Oregon.

Philippi Ford suffered a huge shakeup when owner John Lucas was murdered at age 46 by former heavyweight boxer from Lebanon, Chris Soren Lange (aka Stephen Rex Barrett) in November, 1987. Police believe it was a 'hit' ordered by another car dealer from Salem, Oregon who collected on Lucas' life insurance policy. Lange was in jail for weapons offences when police charged him for the murder. Lange was killed at age 54 in prison May 21, 2011.


POWER CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP, Newport, OR (888) 675-4241

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Take a look at the rust under the logo on this car. That is the end result of salt air blowing into the Oregon seaside towns working away at the metal. This particular car was from one of the beach towns and it shows.

Power Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located at 1107 N. Coast Hwy. 101 Newport, Oregon. This is also the location of other Power dealersships. In Spring, 2014 the lot contained 38 new vehicles, 7 of which were cars. 1 of the cars was a new black 2014 Challenger R/T with the Blacktop package and MOPAR Exterior appearance group.

Power Auto Group has locations throughout Oregon: Power Chevrolet in Sublimity, Oregon, Kia and Mazda and Nissan in Salem, Power Buick GMC of Salem, Power Buick GMC of Corvallis as well as VW, Power Ford Lincoln in Newport, Power of Lincoln City as well as Honda in Albany,


ROE MOTORS GM (Buick Cadillac GMC), Grants Pass, OR 541-476-7701

Roe Motors GM is located at 201 NE 7th St, Grants Pass, Oregon. Established in 1983 the dealership carries Buick Cadillac and GMC. The dealer principle is Ross N. Roe, General Manager is his son, Steve Roe. in winter of 2014 the lot contained 54 new vehicles, 13 of which were cars; 6 Buicks and 7 Cadillacs.


ROSEBURG MOTORS (Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac), Roseburg, OR

Roseburg Motors was a Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac dealer located in Roseburg, Oregon during the 1960s.


SCHENER'S SPRINGFIELD BUICK, Springfield, OR (541) 747-3305

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Scherer’s Springfield Buick is located at 702 A St, Springfield, Oregon. The family business taces back to Otto Scherer who was born in 1872. He began his career in Palmyra, Wisconsin as a car, bicycle, buggy, and farm equipment salesman. Otto became a Buick dealer due to his contacts with the founders of GM and a friendship David Dunbar Buick which was nurtured at car races held between 1908 and 1912. Dunbar founded the Buick car company. His driver was Louis Chevrolet who would later found another GM division.

Otto's auto showroom opened in Southern Wisconsin in 1904 focused on Buicks. Otto died in 1921 after achieving great success with his Buick franchise.

Otto's first two sons, Howard and Gerald, took over the business. Howard and Gerald moved west and established a Buick franchise in Medford, Oregon in 1928. In August, 1928 Gerald started the first Buick dealership in Eugene, Oregon. Scherer Buick City was sold in 1963.

Back in Palmyra, Wisconsin Clarence, Otto's youngest son graduated from Northwestern University with a masters degree in accounting, serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. Clarence moved to Seattle, Washington. Clarence was persuaded to quit his job with the IRS and join his brother Gerald in Eugene in 1947, to work at Scherer Buick City.

Inspired by this experience, Clarence established Springfield Buick April, 1949 in Springfield on Main Street. In 1987 Clarence's eldest son, Robert Scherer became the principal dealer. Clarence remained involved in the dealership until his death in 1995.

The National Historic Register added the 65 year old Springfield Buick building to their list in 2011. In winter, 2015 Springfield Buick had 30 new vehicles in stock, 11 of which were cars.


RAY SCHULTENS MOTORS (Ford Nissan), The Dalles, OR 800-934-9835

Ray Schultens Motors is a Ford Nissan dealer located at 2400 West Sixth St., The Dalles, Oregon. In spring, 2017 they had 167 new vehicles in stock, 102 of which are Fords. 21 of the Fords were cars, including 2 new 2017 Mustang Ecoboosts. One was a coupe and the other a convertible.


SHEPPARD MOTORS LTD (Chrysler), Eugene, OR

Sheppard Motors Ltd was a Chrysler dealer located at 2300 West 7th Ave, Eugene, Oregon.The owner was Philip W Speers. The dealer was listed by Chrysler for closure in 2009 during the corporate bankruptcy dealership purge.


JIM SIGEL CHEVROLET, Grants Pass, OR (1968)/ 541-226-3251

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Jim Sigel Chevrolet is located at 1601 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon. J. J. Sigel established Sigel Chevrolet in 1968 and expanded to include foreign brands under the umbrella of Sigel Automotive. Brother's Jim and Jeff Sigel are co-owners of the dealership.

At the start of 2013 Sigel had 68 new vehicles, 31 of which were cars. They had five 2013 new Camaros in stock, two of which were SS models.

Sigel has a 2013 Camaro 2SS which is pretty impressive. VIN is 2G1FK1EJ9D9135204. The Victory Red Camaro has the 2SS which provides the 6.2L V8 SFI 426 HP, 420 lb-ft torque engine, six speed manual and limited slip 3.45 axle and Brembo brakes. The wheels are 20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear flangeless, painted aluminum with Bright Silver finish. The Midnight Silver finish is added when the RS Package is ordered. Tires are P245/45R20 front and P275/40R20 rear. To save space and in a blast to the 1960s ponycar past, the spare tire can be deleted and a tire sealant and inflator kit replace a spare tire.

The options are Power sunroof ($900.00), Black Rally Stripe Package ($470.00), 6-speed automatic transmission ($1,185.00),  20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear polished aluminum wheels ($470.00), Chevrolet MyLink w/ nav ($795.00),  Body-color grille (Dealer-installed) ($485.00), RS Package ($1,350.00). The total of $5,655.00 in options plus destination of $900.00 takes the MSRP up to $42,690.00.

In early 2014 Sigel had a nice lineup of Camaros on display. The Summit White 2014 Camaro SS is VIN 2G1FK1EJ2E9183676. It has a 6.2 L.

The Silver Ice Mist 2014 Camaro RS is VIN 2G1FC1E34E9221729 and has a V6. The Red Hot 2014 Camaro SS is VIN 2G1FJ1EJ4E9159978 and is powered by a 6.2. The Black 2014 Camaro RS VIN 2G1FB1E33E9182781 is a V6. The Bright Yellow 2014 Camaro is VIN 2G1FE1E30E9167565.


SMOLICH MOTORS (Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM), Bend, OR 877-753-6330 (formerly Jim Smolich)

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Smolich Motors is a Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealer located at 1865 North East Highway 20, Bend, Oregon. The dealer was established in 1968 by Jim Smolich as Jim Smolich Motors. When his son Mike Smolich took over ownership the name was shortened to Smolich Motors. In spring, 2014 Smolich had 233 new vehicles, 26 of which were cars. They had 4 new 2014 Challengers, 3 of which were R/Ts. The Ivory Tri Coat one has bold red stripes coming off the hood and running down the front fender. Another R/T is painted vibrant Header Orange. They also have one subdued Slate Grey SRT for guys who want to fly under the radar.


SUBURBAN CHEVROLET, Sandy, OR (formerly Carlson Chevrolet), 971-252-4158

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Suburban Chevrolet is located at 36936 Highway 26, Sandy, Oregon. Suburban is now in the third generation as a family owned business. The dealership was established as Carlson Chevrolet in 1967 by Pete Carlson on Proctor Blvd.

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Pete retired in 1996 but the business was carried on by his family. Pete's daughter was married and her new name Nancy Jacksich prompted a name change for the dealership which is now known as Suburban Chevrolet. The dealership relocated in 2000 to its current spot. The family also owns Suburban Ford which is next door. The two dealerships are owned by a company called Suburban Auto Group.

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In spring, 2014 Suburban Chev had 225 new vehicles in stock, including 65 cars. 10 of the cars are Camaros, including one Summit White 2014 Camaro ZL1 VIN 2G1FZ1EPXE9801617. Despite an MSRP of $62,325.00 it is on sale for $60,325.00. Back in the day many elite musclecars sat on lots and were blown out only to become highly sought after rarities a few decades later. It seems history is repeating itself with this go round of the new musclecars. Part of the issue is they have a new 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe for $55,455.00 so unless you need four seats its pretty hard to resist a deal like that. They also had 4 other higher end new 2014 Stingrays in stock.


SUBURBAN FORD, Sandy, OR (originated with Carlson Chevrolet), 503-668-5512

Suburban Ford is located at 37000 Highway 26, Sandy, Oregon. This dealership is part of the Suburban Auto Group which originated with Carlson Chevrolet in 1967. See the story above.

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In spring, 2014 Suburban Ford had 172 new vehicles in stock, 30 of which were cars. 2 of the cars were new 2014 Mustangs. The black 2014 Mustang GT Premium shown below is VIN 1ZVBP8CF2E259583.

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The GT models are frequently shod with classic 'retro' Torque Thrust style 5 spoke mags. The thick flared spokes look best because of the simplicity and cleanness of the design. They also resonate straight back to the 1960s era musclecars which inspired the body design of this generation of Mustangs.

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The stunning Ruby Red 2014 Mustang shown below is only a V6 3.7 L car but it looks great. VIN is 1ZVBP8AM1E5291989.

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The only design features I don't like on this is the overly busy multi spoked wheels on the V6 cars and the redesigned 'snout' on all the Mustangs that resembles a fish mouth on the front grille. Prior Mustangs extended the lip of the hood to the leading edge of the grille. This new design is actually technically superior because it allows a slightly lower profile providing a gentler angle into the smaller frontal area which improves efficiency of the car due to lower co efficient of drag.

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The Grey 2013 Mustang V6 shown below is VIN 1ZVBP8AM505276037. It has 21,722 miles and is going out for $21,953.00.

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Suburban Ford also has a used 2012 Camaro on the left of the Grey 2013 Mustang. The Silver V6 automatic convertible is VIN 2G1FB3D39C9212568. It has a black interior and top. With only 7,485 miles on it the price is still reasonable at $27,995.00.


T S & S (Chrysler), Bend, OR


T S & S was a Chrysler dealer located at 2060 Northeast Highway 20,  Bend, OR. The owner was William B Thomas. The dealer was listed by Chrysler for closure in 2009 during the corporate bankruptcy dealership purge.



Taggesell Pontiac was located at 660 Liberty NE, Salem, Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s.


TILLAMOOK MOTOR COMPANY (Ford), Tillamook, OR 877-785-4771

Tillamook Motor Company is a Ford dealership located at  501 Main Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon. In spring, 2017 they had 19 new vehicles in stock, 4 of which were cars. They had two new 2017 Ecoboost Mustangs (one black and one white).



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Town & Country Oldsmobile was located at 2045 Highway 99 North, Ashland, Oregon during the 1960s through the turn of the century. Alan W De Boer was company President. With the death of Oldsmobile the company name was altered to Town & Country Chevrolet Sales. After this name change the dealership was rebranded as TC Chevy. TC Chevy states that the business was established in 1985 but this may refer to the time period that it was owned by the current family owners.

In spring, 2014 TC Chevy had 5 new 2014 Camaros and 1 new 2014 Stingray in stock.


TRAIL RAMBLER, Bend, OR (became Marshall Motors Inc)

Trail Rambler was located at 637 East 3rd, Bend, Oregon during the 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1960s this lot became the Marshall Motors Jeep location,



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Trachsel Buick GMC was located at 660 Liberty St NE, Salem, Oregon. The dealership was established in 1973 as Traschel Buick by Howard Traschel. Howard retired in 2003 and sold the franchise. The body shop was purchased separately and continues to operate under the ownership of Brian and Rhonda Frazier at 685 High Street Northeast Salem. The old Traschel dealership location at 660 Liberty is now the site of the BMW of Salem dealership.


U & R PONTIAC, Lebanon, OR

U & R Pontiac was located at 1179 Park, Lebanon, Oregon during the 1950s.


WRIGHT FORD INC, Redmond, OR 541-548-2138

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Wright Ford Inc is located at 1835 US Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon. In spring, 2014 Wright Ford had 53 new vehicles in stock, 11 of which were cars. As a reflection of the popularity of trucks in this area there were no Mustangs in stock.

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