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BC/ KELOWNA/ PENTICTON/ GOLDEN Dealers/ Orchard SVT
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Monday, 01 February 2010 20:04

BC/ KELOWNA/ PENTICTON/ GOLDEN Dealers/ Orchard SVT

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Writing and photography D. S. Brown

Kelowna and Penticton are the 2 major cities in the Okanagan area located in the interior of British Columbia on Lake Okanagan and the Okanagan River.

Other cities in the area are Vernon, Armstrong, and Enderby. Oliver and Osoyoos are considered towns and Lumby is a village.

West Kelowna, Summerland, Spallumcheen, Lake Country, Peachland and Coldstream are confusing: they are not actual cities but districts.

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Avos Holdings Ltd (AMC Jeep Renault), Kelowna, BC

Bannister Cadillac Buick GMC- Kelowna, BC/ 250-860-7700 (formerly Jacobsen)

Bannister GM, Vernon, BC/ 250-545-0606

Begg Motor Company Ltd- Kelowna, BC (Closed)

Bob Brown Pontiac Buick GMC, Penticton/ (became Murray Buick GMC)

Folk's Auto Sales & Service, Penticton, BC (see Victory Motors, Kelowna)
Don Folk Chevrolet (formerly Victory Motors)- Kelowna, BC

Grove Motors (1960) Ltd (Chev Olds), Penticton, BC (became Phillips Chev Olds)

Huber Bannister Chevrolet, Penticton, BC 888-672-1764
Jacobsen Pontiac Buick Ltd- Kelowna, BC/ (became Bannister Cad-Buick-GMC)

Kelowna Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Kelowna, BC (Closed)

Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales, Kelowna, BC 250-868-2330 (formerly Kelowna Linc Merc)

Kelowna Lincoln Mercury, Kelowna, BC (became Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales)

Kelowna Motors (Lincoln Mercury 1945-70/ now Mazda), Kelowna, BC 888) 434-9418

Kicking Horse Ford, Golden, BC 250 344-6623

Murray Buick GMC, Penticton, BC/ 888-937-8326 (formerly Bob Brown)

Rick Mussellam Motors (AMC Jeep Renault), Kelowna, BC

Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge- Kelowna, BC
Orchard Ford- Kelowna, BC

Parker's Chrysler, Penticton, BC 855 818-8852

Parklane Ford Mercury Lincoln, Kelowna, BC

Phillips Chev Olds, Penticton, BC (formerly Grove Motors Ltd)

Sentes Chev Olds Cadillac, Penticton, BC/ closed (formerly Phillips Chev Olds)

Skaha Ford, Penticton, BC 250-492-3800

Vernon Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Vernon, BC (250) 545-2261

Victory Motors (became Don Folk)- Kelowna, BC

Walthers Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd, Vernon, BC/ closed

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AVOS HOLDINGS LTD (AMC Jeep Renault), Kelowna, BC

Avos Holdings Ltd was an AMC Jeep Renault dealership located at 1960 Kirschner Rd, Kelowna, BC. The lot became Prestige Collision when the AMC dealership folded.

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BANNISTER CADILLAC BUICK GMC- Kelowna, BC/ 250-860-7700 (formerly Jacobsen)

Bannister Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2727 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, British Columbia which is the former site of Jacobsen Pontiac Buick Ltd. In fall of 2013 Bannister has dealerships throughout the Okanagan Valley, Peace River, Columbia-Shuswap, Kootenay and Yellow Head County regions. The Bannister Automotive group comprises Bannister GM in Vernon, Salmon Arm GM, Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC in Trail, BC, Bannister GM at 214 58th Street in Edson, AB, and Brown's Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. at 12109 8th Street in Dawson Creek, BC

In fall, 2013 Bannister Kelowna had 142 new vehicles on the lot, primarily GMC trucks. Of the 17 cars on the lot most of them were Cadillacs.

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BANNISTER GM, Vernon, BC/ 250-545-0606

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Bannister GM is located at 4703 27th Street in Vernon, BC. The Bannister Automotive group comprises Bannister GM in Vernon, Salmon Arm GM, Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC in Trail, BC, Bannister GM at 214 58th Street in Edson, AB, and Brown's Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. at 12109 8th Street in Dawson Creek, BC.

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BEGG MOTOR COMPANY LTD, Vancouver, BC/ (Victoria, Kelowna) Closed.

Begg Motor Company Ltd was a Chrysler dealer based out of Vancouver, BC which had satellite offices in Victoria and Kelowna. The Vancouver location was established early in the century and still going strong into the 1960s.

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BOB BROWN PONTIAC BUICK GMC LTD, Penticton, BC/ became Murray Buick GMC

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Bob Brown Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd was located at 1010 Westminster Highway, Penticton, British Columbia. Bob Brown was established in 1984. When the dealership closed it was taken over by Murray Buick GMC.

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FOLK'S AUTO SALES & SERVICE (Chev Olds), Penticton, BC (see Victory Motors, Kelowna)

Folk's Auto Sales & Service was a Chev Olds dealership located at 2020 Main Street South, Penticton, BC during the 1960s. Don Folk also owned Victory Motors in Kelowna. The location became a NAPA car parts outlet in later years.

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DON FOLK CHEVROLET (formerly Victory Motors) (194*), Kelowna, BC 800-265-3655

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Don Folk Chevrolet is located at 2350 Highway 97 N., Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Don Folk Chevrolet was established as Victory Motors Ltd during WW2 and named in honor of the Allies. Victory Motors was originally located at 1675 Pandosy Street in Kelowna, BC, until it moved in 1977.

A 1968 Protect-O-Plate stamp shows that the dealership also had a location in Penticton named Folk's Auto Sales & Service. The second dealer was located at 2020 Main Street, Penticton, BC.

Victory was officially renamed Don Folk Chevrolet in 1979 due to a GM mandate that all dealerships be named after the proprietor. See the story THE DESERT OLDS in the travel section and the 1967 Cutlass story in the gas logs section of this site for information about a 1967 Cutlass bought from this dealer. There was another "Victory" GM dealer down in Petaluma, California named Victory Chevrolet Cadillac Oldsmobile.

In spring, 2014 Don Folk had 182 new vehicles in stock, 66 of which were cars, including 3 new Camaros. Don Folk didn't kid around: 2 of the Camaros are new 2015 model ZL1s: 1 Summit White coupe and a Red Hot convertible.

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GROVE MOTORS (1960) LTD (Chev Olds), Penticton, BC (became Phillips Chev Olds)

Grove Motors (1960) Ltd was a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership located at 100 Front Street, Penticton, BC during the 1960s and 1970s. In the mid 1970s it became Phillips Chev Olds.

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HUBER BANNISTER CHEVROLET, Penticton, BC 888-672-1764

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Huber Bannister Chevrolet is located at 933 Westminster Ave. W., Penticton, BC. The dealership was established in 1985. Ken Huber is General Manager.

In winter, 2016 Huber had 68 new vehicles in stock, including 2 Corvettes.

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JACOBSEN PONTIAC BUICK LTD, Kelowna, BC/ (became Bannister)

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Jacobsen Pontiac Buick Ltd was located at 2727 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, British Columbia. The location became Bannister Cadillac Buick GMC.

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KELOWNA CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP, Kelowna, BC (Closed)

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The early logo used above was supplanted by the retro themed new logo Chrysler introduced in the 1990s as shown below.

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Kelowna Chrysler Dodge Jeep was located at 2440 Enterprise Way , Kelowna, BC.

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KELOWNA FORD LINCOLN SALES, Kelowna, BC 250-868-2330 (formerly Kelowna Linc Merc)

Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales is located at 2540 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC This dealership traces back to 1990 when it was established as Kelowna Lincoln Mercury. In spring, 2015 they had 13 new cars in stock.

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KELOWNA LINCOLN MERCURY, Kelowna, BC

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Kelowna Lincoln Mercury was loIcated at 2540 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC. The dealership was established Jan 9, 1990 and was owned by Dan Assam.

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KELOWNA MOTORS (Lincoln Mercury 1945-70/ now Mazda), Kelowna, BC 888) 434-9418

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Kelowna Motors traces back to a tire shop established in 1918 at Lawrence Avenue and Pandosy Street in Kelowna, British Columbia. Brothers Archie and Harold August bought the tire shop in 1945 and established a Lincoln Mercury dealership. In 1948 the dealership was relocated to Water Street and Leon Avenue. In 1970 the dealership ceased selling Lincoln Mercury and switched to Datsun. In 1979 the change was made to Mazda.

Archie's son Brian August worked his way up the ladder of the dealership and is the current owner. 3rd generation family member Matt August also works in the dealership. In 2002 the dealership relocated to Central Park Automall on 2560 Enterprise Way.

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KICKING HORSE FORD, Golden, BC 250 344-6623

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Kicking Horse Ford is located at Box 221 605 9 Ave North, Golden, BC.

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MURRAY BUICK GMC, Penticton, BC/ 888-937-8326 (formerly Bob Brown)

Murray Buick GMC is located at 1010 Westminster Highway, Penticton, British Columbia. This location was formerly the Bob Brown Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd location.

In fall, 2014 Murray had 241 new vehicles, 7 of which were cars all Veranos except one new 2014 Buick Regal GS. This black 4 door Regal looks like someone 'pimped it' but it is actually factory stock. The chrome wheels are absolutely huge and seem to overwhelm the car when viewed from the side. The small 2.0 L 4 cylinder engine is hooked up to a 6 speed automatic and all wheel drive which delivers 25.2 MPG city and 38.2 MPG hwy yet with the turbo on it the GS also pumps out significant power. Buick has been into turbo engines on the Regal right back into the 1970s which led to the great Grand National musclecars. This Regal has a price cut to $47,995.00.

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RICK MUSSELLAM MOTORS (AMC Jeep Renault), Kelowna, BC

Rick Mussellam Motors was an AMC Jeep Renault dealership located at 1721 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC

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OKANAGAN CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE, Kelowna, BC 888-894-9642

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Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge is located at 2690 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC. The dealership is one of 24 dealers who form a franchise of dealers spanning several provinces and makes of car, AutoCanada. This franchise sold 24,000 vehicles in 2010.

In fall, 2014 Okanagan Chrysler had 230 new vehicles in stock 55 of which were cars.

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ORCHARD FORD, Kelowna BC (1982) 800-665-2006

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Orchard Ford is located at 2741 Highway 97 North in Kelowna, BC. Established in 1982, this dealer is the only authorized SVT dealer in the interior of B.C. As of 2012 the two Ford SVT vehicles are the Shelby GT500 and the F-150 SVT Raptor truck.

In fall, 2014 Orchard had 178 new vehicles in stock, 19 of which were cars. They had 1 new 2014 black Mustang GT 6 speed manual in stock.

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PARKER'S CHRYSLER, Penticton, BC 855 818-8852

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Parkers Chrysler is located at 1765 Main St, Penticton, BC.

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PARKLANE FORD MERCURY LINCOLN, Kelowna, BC

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Parklane Ford Mercury Lincoln was located in Kelowna, BC in the 1970s.

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PHILLIPS CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE, Penticton, BC (formerly Grove Motors Ltd)

Phillips Chev Olds was located at 100 Front Street, Penticton, BC during the 1970s. The location was formerly Grove Motors Ltd. Roy and Marlene Phillips owned and worked in the business. They moved to Penticton in 1977 after taking ownership of the dealership 2 years prior.

The dealership was moved to 933 Westminster Avenue in 1978. Roy sold the dealership toward the end of the 1980s when it became Sentes Chev Olds Cadillac.

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SENTES CHEV OLDS CADILLAC LTD, Penticton, BC/ closed (formerly Phillips Chev Olds)

Sentes Chev Olds Cadillac was located at 933 Westminster Highway, Penticton, BC. The Sentes Automotive Group has two import dealerships still running in Penticton as well as four other dealerships in Kelowna and Vernon, BC.

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SKAHA FORD, Penticton, BC/ 250-492-3800

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Skaha Ford is located at 198 Parkway Place, Penticton, British Columbia. Established in the late 1980s, the dealership has 90 new vehicles on the lot as of fall, 2013 of which 31 are cars. Six of the new cars are new 2014 Mustangs, mainly GTs.

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VERNON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, Vernon, BC (250) 545-2261

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Vernon Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is located at 4607 27 St,, Vernon, British Columbia. Vernon Dodge traces back to the early 1960s. In spring, 2015 Vernon Dodge had 128 new vehicles in stock, including 35 Dodges, but no Challengers.

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VICTORY MOTORS Kelowna, BC (GM 194*) (became Don Folk Chevrolet).

Victory Motors Ltd was created during WW2. The dealership was appropriately named in honor of the Allies. Victory Motors was originally located at 1675 Pandosy Street in Kelowna, BC, Canada until it moved in 1977.

A 1968 Protect-O-Plate stamp shows that the dealership also had a location in Penticton named Folk's Auto Sales & Service. The second dealer was located at 2020 Main Street, Penticton, BC.

It was renamed Don Folk Chevrolet In 1979 due to a GM mandate that all dealerships be named after the proprietor. See the story THE DESERT OLDS in the travel section and the 1967 Cutlass story in the gas logs section of this site for information about a 1967 Cutlass bought from this dealer. There was another "Victory" GM dealer down in Petaluma, California named Victory Chevrolet Cadillac Oldsmobile. GM management dictated that the name of the dealer owner be incorporated into the name of the dealership forcing a change of name in 1979 to Don Folk Chevrolet. See the story on Don Folk above.

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WALTHERS PONTIAC BUICK GMC Ltd, Vernon, BC/ Closed

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Walthers Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd was located at 3500 27 Street Vernon, British Columbia. The dealer lot is described on a realty site as a vacant lot covering 0.61 acres.

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