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ADE Auctions, Inc. Adds Third Facility In Central Florida Ocala, FL - Michael Tummifrom the competition. Our aucnello and Jeff Brody, owners of tions are among the ADE Auctions, Inc., have anfastest growing in nounced the acquisition of an the Southeast, and auction property in Ocala, Florwe look forward ida. Formerly Big Sun Auction, to being a positive the facility has been renamed force in the Ocala Ocala Auto Dealers Exchange market.” and becomes the third auction The aucin the group owned by the Tumtion’s first sale as minello/Brody team, which also OADE was held includes Sanford Auto Dealers on Wednesday, Exchange July 11th, with and Comore than 400 coa Auto vehicles from Dealers new car dealExchange. ers crossing the The block. Customnew owners were treated ers indito free food in cated that the lanes, free Richard hats, and a Galway will oversee operations number of prize giveaways. The and administration at OADE as the auction’s general manager. The Complete Automotive And Galway was most recently the assistant general manager at SADE; he has been a member of the auction team at SADE since 1996. “We are very pleased to add OADE to our family of auctions in Central Florida,” said Tumminello. “We are fortunate to have developed a solid reputaPublisher: Michelle Dones tion in this region Assistant Publisher: Linda Clemons for service and Editor: Patricia Gehring dedication to our Staff Writers: Nina Way, Leah Mendoza customers, and we believe that those Advertising Specialist: Barbara Howe values will quickly Graphic Designers: Lynn Martin differentiate OADE Circulation Manager: Sue Barnes

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Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange says Customer Service is what they do best. With 2000+ consignments every week from over 50 new car dealers, it’s a must attend sale. Weekly sales are every Tuesday starting at 2:00 p.m. Call 407-3287300 to register. McNutt Auto Logistics is your “go-to” auto transport provider. Our Price Quote Generator is fast and simple, it’s available 24/7, and it’s absolutely free. No login or password required. Better than 98% of our moves are completely hassle-free and delivered on time. It’s the 2% that become challenges to us that, in the end, you will be pleased that you placed your trust in the professionals at McNutt Auto Logistics! Call (800) 7552324, e-mail, or visit our website at Discover the difference with Dealer Services Corporation. DSC offers innovative solutions, outstanding service, and great people. Carolina Auto Auction Plan to attend the auction which always offers 8 action-packed lanes in their state-of-the-art facilities. Carolina always have what you need, and you can view, pre-bid, and bid live online at For more sale information call 864-231-7000. Indiana Auto Auction offers 8 action packed lanes each week with over 600+ vehicles, 4 lanes available online, weekly promo sales, and on site floor planning, what more could you want

in an Auction! Contact the sales team at 260-489-2776 for more details. Dealer licensing in 21 days. Need help Call Rey at 305-758-9321. With locations all throughout Florida and offering services such as Finance License, Corporate Updates, FEIN and Sales Tax Numbers, Bonds and Insurance. Go With The Experts! Do you have an antique you need appraised? Are you hosting an antique car auction? Collector Cars will come to you. With over 40 years of experience, do business with someone you know you can trust. Call Lew Lazarus today at 888980-2477 or 815-983-0006. You can also e-mail him at Calling all dealers, auctions, and dealer suppliers! If you are not a member of the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association you are missing out. With a two for one membership package, you have a voice not only in Florida, but in Washington as well. To join or more information log onto Rawls Auto Auction is GM Financial’s Southeast Region Auction of Excellence Winner for the First and Second Quarter of 2012. Come and experience the difference. Check out this month’s ad on page nine in the magazine for this month’s sale dates and times, or log onto The Boat Nanny wants to service your Marina kept boat. Serving all of Southwest Florida. Call 305-2815620 to set up your monthly maintenance plan.

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NADA Report: Used-Vehicle Depreciation To Remain At Historically Low Levels Through 2014

McLEAN, Va. – Depreciation of used cars and light trucks is expected to increase modestly over the next few years, but still remain historically low, says the NADA Used Car Guide in its latest report, Volatility in Used Vehicle Depreciation: Historical Trends & Future Outlook.) Used-vehicle depreciation has been extremely volatile over the past few years, with used-vehicle prices rising 26.5% in 2008 only to fall 11.1% in 2009. A used vehicle worth $12,000 declined in value by as much as $3,180 in 2008 or as little as $1,332 in 2009, according to the report. Looking ahead, however, NADA is expecting a period of used-price stability that hasn’t been seen in over a decade. “The expected low annual rate of depreciation can be attributed in part to the continued decline in the supply of late-model used vehicles, which was caused by a substantial reduction in new-vehicle sales during the economic recession,” said Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the NADA Used Car Guide. Another factor that will keep used-vehicle depreciation low over the next few years is the shift by auto manufacturers from overproducing new vehicles to building to demand, NADA pre-

dicts. “In an environment where supply exceeds demand, high consumer incentives are necessary to move excess inventory,” Banks added. “This lowers newvehicle prices which in turn places downward pressure on used-vehicle prices and increases the rate of depreciation.” “Although we expect to see mild growth in incentive spending as manufacturers seek to balance production and market share goals with actual demand, current signs don’t point to a return to pre-recession levels,” Banks said. In addition, used vehicles are holding their value longer because of advancements in product quality and reliability, design and fuel efficiency, which increases demand for today’s latemodel used vehicles, he added. In 2012, NADA predicts a $12,000 used vehicle will depreciate in value on average by $1,884 or 15.7%, an increase of just 0.6% or $72 from last year. By 2014, used-vehicle depreciation is projected to grow to $1,992 or $108 more than 2012’s estimate. NADA noted that these estimates are a substantial improvement from the 21.4% average annual rate of depreciation which

occurred from 1996 – 2008. About the NADA Used Car Guide Over a 79-year history, the NADA Used Car Guide has earned its reputation as the leading provider of accurate vehicle valuations and auction data. NADA offers a wide range of vehicle values, including those for used passenger car, light-duty and commercial truck, motorcycle, classic car and many more specialty vehicles. Available in a variety of delivery methods, NADA’s products and services are used daily throughout the auto, finance, fleet-lease, government and insurance industries. For more information, visit www. The NADA Story The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealers, with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit

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MetroGistics’ Growth Prompts Relocation To Larger Office

Saint Louis, MO – MetroGistics, a full-service vehicle transportation company based in Saint Louis, has announced it has relocated from South 7th Street to a much larger space at 110 Rock Cliff Court, Suite D. While it has also recently opened a branch office in Port Huron, Mich., the company’s corporate headquarters remain in the greater Saint Louis area. The new 11,000-square-foot space will include a designated state-of-the-art call center providing support to customers seven days a week, 14 hours a day. The dispatch center features LED screens with real-time feeds, similar to those found in high-tech trading companies. An expanded employee base of 20 will use MetroGistics’ new programs to instantaneously match

drivers and carriers with shipments to provide the best possible service and reliability. “Since the day we launched MetroGistics in 2010, industry response to our services and operations model has been fantastic,” said William Billiter, managing partner. “This has prompted tremendous growth for the company, and we’re pleased to be moving to a larger office to accommodate even more anticipated growth.” “We’ve always been at the forefront of new technology with texting solutions, iPhone apps, Web-based transportation management and more,” said Scott Naz, managing partner. “Now with more space, we can develop and implement even more cutting-edge technology to service our customers.”

For more information on MetroGistics, visit, email or call 1-877-571-6235. About MetroGistics MetroGistics is a nationally recognized leader specializing in creating vehicle shipping solutions for customers off all sizes. Our focus remains centered around delivering on commitments to both our customers and vendors while using state-of-the-art technology to drive efficiencies into the vehicle transportation marketplace. By using a combination of company-owned trucks, owner operators and a national carrier network, we have the ability to service all customer requests large or small, around the block or across the country.

CARY, N.C., — CarMark Certified today announced that five new dealers in five separate states recently joined its PreOwned dealer network to provide certified warranties on qualified used-vehicle sales, thereby offering additional warranty protection to its customers. The five new CarMark dealerships include: Bernicker Auto Sales & Service, Bill Collins Ford, Route 23 Honda, Southern Hospitality Auto Group, and Todd’s Car Team. Of the five new Carmark Certified dealers, three are franchise dealers and two are independent dealers. “These dealerships are outstanding additions to our CarMark Certified family,” said Bill Zadeits, manager of POADA,

which owns the CarMark Certified program. “Today’s dealer is constantly looking for ways to enhance the profitability of the used car department and CarMark Certified is providing the dealer the opportunity to expand vehicle certification. That not only helps the dealer but is an added benefit and protection to the consumer. To be eligible for the CarMark Certified program, a vehicle must be within an age range of current model to five years old and have less than 100,000 odometer miles at time of retail. Vehicles that meet the criteria and are designated CarMark Certified provide the customer either a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty or a 72-month/100,000-mile

warranty. Each CarMark Certified vehicle comes with a complete vehicle history report, roadside assistance, free towing, nationwide repair capability and more. CarMark Certified was launched in 2010 and currently has affiliated dealerships in 13 states. The CarMark Certified program is administered nationally by the Automobile Protection Corp. (APCO)/EasyCare of Atlanta and supported locally by its affiliated agent networks. For more information about the CarMark Certified PreOwned program or to find out how to become a CarMark dealer, visit www.carmarkcertified. com, email or call CarMark at (800) 628-4635.

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Dealer’s Auto Auction Welcomes GSA In Murfreesboro And Mobile

MURFREESBORO, TN/ MOBILE, AL - The staff at Dealer’s Auto Auctions – Murfreesboro hosted an inaugural Government Services Administration sale to a strong crowd of dealers and public buyers of GSA vehicles. This was the first of two inaugural sales for the Dealer’s Auto Auction family of auctions, with the second GSA event held at their facility in Mobile, Alabama. “I expected a large turnout of buyers, but was still surprised at how strong the showing was for our first public sale venture at both Murfreesboro and Mobile. Our dealers showed in force, and it was really good to see the new faces from our communities coming to our auctions for the first time.” said DAA owner, David Andrews, who attended both

sale events. “We are proud that Dealer’s Auto Auctions – Mobile was able to bring the GSA sale to our

area, providing a needed influx of late model, well-equipped fleet vehicles for our dealerships,” said General Manager Tom Holton. “We were able to register and run almost 100 more vehicles than we originally planned on, and that made our sale even more satisfying.” Stephanie Baker, GM for Dealer’s Auto Auctions, Murfreesboro said that the GSA sale “provided a way to strengthen our relationship with our own

community as we opened our doors to the general public.” Baker also stated “I am so proud of how our team managed to pull together a GSA sale on a tight timeline, and even prouder that we had such a successful turnout and mix of dealers and public buyers.” The next GSA sales are scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at Dealer’s Auto Auction Murfreesboro in Tennessee and on Thursday, September 20 at Dealer’s Auto Auction Mobile in Alabama. Dealer’s Auto Auction is a group of four wholesale automotive auctions located in or near Huntsville, AL, Murfreesboro, TN, Memphis, TN and Mobile, AL. Dealer’s Auto Auctions specialize in New Car Dealer Trades, Fleet Lease Disposal and Bank Repos.

Bracketron Announces Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex For iPhone™

New model of Bracketron’s popular Power Dock Pro Flex delivers dual charging for mobile devices and allows you to quickly, easily and securely mount your iPhone for hands-free, in-vehicle use Minneapolis, MN – Bracketron, the leading manufacturer in mounting solutions for mobile consumer electronics, announces the Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex for iPhone, a durable mount that instantly converts your DC power source into a multi-charger that can power two mobile devices simultaneously. The dock’s built-in 30-pin charger and 12V USB port allow drivers to securely mount and charge an iPhone, iPod touch or iPod, and charge a second device while on the road. Stable mounting features and 360° adjustability

offer optimal viewing angles and added safety for hands-free use of your mobile device while using GPS and other driving-related applications. The Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex for iPhone is available for pre-order now for $36.95 at “The Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex for iPhone ensures that your mobile device is safely and securely mounted in your vehicle, while also offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your device is fully charged in case of an emergency,” said Christian Johnson,

Vice President of Marketing at Bracketron. “The solution is ideal for people who use multiple mobile devices such as an Android smartphone for business and an iPhone for personal use, because the mount is able of charging both Micro USB devices and handheld i-devices including the iPhone and iPod.” The Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex for iPhone has a non-intrusive, compact design featuring durable, molded highimpact plastic construction with a soft touch finish. The dock Continued On Page 22

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Dealer Services Corporation Launches Mobile Website

CARMEL, Ind. - Dealer Services Corporation customers will now find it even easier to connect to its powerful products and services via a new mobile version of announced. Accessible from any Smartphone, the convenient mobile site seamlessly connects customers everywhere to the industry’s most trusted name in dealer floorplan services. The launch is part of the company’s continuing efforts to bring information to a wider customer base, so dealers can maximize their profits. Since its founding just seven years ago, Dealer Services Corporation has become America’s largest independent inventory finance provider for used automobiles. “We have seen a dramatic

increase in web traffic from Smartphones,” said Patty Turner, Director of Marketing and Administrative Services. “The goal of the mobile site is to provide our customers and business partners with an interface that quickly leads them to the information they need on the go. This site was designed to meet the growing technology needs of our customers as they transact business at the auction or away from their lots.” The mobile site also includes a Spanish version, DSC Español, which allows users to view in Spanish. Through the mobile site, Dealer Services Corporation customers can also download DSC Unplugged™ Mobile, DSC’s Smartphone App to access their

myDSC virtual office, enabling dealers to scan vehicles for bookout, floorplan inventory, view vehicle titles and manage their DSC account 24/7. About Dealer Services Corporation Dealer Services Corporation offers full service operations in over 100 markets throughout North America and is the largest independent inventory finance provider for used automobiles. DSC provides flexible and cost effective inventory financing solutions to dealership operations in the areas of: Retail, Wholesale, Rental, Salvage, and various aftermarket products including Collateral Protection and Lender Access.

Nashville, TN and El Dorado Hills, CA – Primeritus Financial Services, Inc. announced several top management promotions at their California location, and one promotion at their Nashville office. Among the promoted members of the California office are: John Fountaine, Vice President and General Manager; Chris Oskiera, Vice President of USA Recovery; Bill Sheehan, Vice President of Sales, Operations and IT; Brett Whitten, Vice President of Corporate Projects; Dan Maue, CFO; Lisa Bear, Vice President of Human Resources; Vick Kuzmenko, Director of Transport; and, Craig Takett, SkipMasters Operations Manager. “We knew with our recent

business acquisition in California, we were getting a group of great operators. It didn’t take long for us to promote these top performers from within the company,” said Chuck Tapp, CEO

is why we chose him to oversee our agent network.” noted Phil Hanks, President. “We look for individuals who are here to not only help grow our business, but to help grow our partnerships with agents and clients alike.” About Primeritus Financial Services: Primeritus is a national provider of repossession management, remarketing, title services and skip tracing services to the auto finance industry in the U.S. Primeritus serves as a value-added partner for clients that seek to outsource the noncore business functions of the collateral recovery process as well as supplement their existing recovery efforts.

Primeritus Financial Services Announces Multiple Management Promotions

of Primeritus Financial Services. “Their expertise and experience as a team made the transition smooth, and the products we offer our clients stronger and wider in scope.” In the Nashville office, Keith Baggett was promoted from Director to Vice President of Vendor Relations. “Keith is one of those rare individuals that genuinely wants to help everyone, which

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BrakeQuip’s New Professional Fuel Line Repair Kit

Knoxville, TN — BrakeQuip LLC, home of innovative solutions for automotive plumbing, has released their new Professional Fuel Line Repair Kit, designed to make fuel line repairs faster, easier and more profitable. The BrakeQuip Professional Fuel Line Repair Kit is virtually complete, making faster repairs possible. An all in one, extensive organizer that is well labeled makes the kit easy to store yet be road ready. Inside, 185 components and 50 feet of hose make this a professional grade kit offering complete coverage creating fuel lines for virtually any vehicle. There is even a tool to help return damaged tubing to its original shape. And no special insertion tools are needed. The components of the BrakeQuip Professional Fuel Line Repair Kit make it a modern and cost effective solution to repairing and replacing OEM fuel lines. In fact, all the components utilize the same advanced

technology used by OEMs. One example is the use of FuelFlex tubing that far exceeds the minimum requirements for safe fuel lines. Another advantage over competitive brands is every part can be purchased individually as a replacement and to restock the kit. The kit is also a cost effective solution to repairing factory fuel lines. Those using the BrakeQuip Professional Fuel Line Repair Kit can also supplement their kit with options such as BrakeQuip Heavy Duty crimping pliers, one way check valves and spring mandrels for bending fuel lines. About BrakeQuip LLC. BrakeQuip, was founded in 1998 in Australia by Fred Anderson who owned a brake parts store and developed a concept of making the hoses to order at the point of sale, usually while the customer waited. The concept proved so successful that Anderson developed a manufacturing system that could be easily and economically produced to sell

to others. Today, BrakeQuip is a leading supplier of automotive tubes and hoses, related parts and tools. For automotive use, over a dozen types and styles of fittings are offered. BrakeQuip also offers over a dozen types of specialized tools used by the brake specialist or home mechanic on brake line projects. BrakeQuip offers their Professional Hose Manufacturing System for shops doing production brake, clutch hose and line work. The lines and hoses produced on the Professional Hose Manufacturing System are DOT and SAE compliant. BrakeQuip has established more than 600 distributors in the USA and in over 35 countries worldwide. For more information on BrakeQuip parts, tools and manufacturing systems, please visit: www., call 877-4310075 in the USA, 865-251-9193 worldwide or via e-mail: info@

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hertz is one-step closer to its long-awaited prize. More than two years after its original bid, it agreed to buy Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. for about $2.3 billion, giving it more ways to attract travelers and expand its international presence. It will also give the company a leg up against competition from an increasing number of smaller competitors. At $87.50 per share, the deal is worth far more than any of Hertz’s previous bids and about

8 per cent higher than Dollar Thrifty’s closing price Friday. Nothing will change immediately for consumers. Travelers that rent through Dollar Thrifty will still visit that counter for service. In the long run, prices in many markets will almost certainly rise as the two companies streamline their operations. Both rental companies have grown stronger and more valuable in the years since they first considered teaming up. Both stocks have almost doubled in value, and they’ve reported ro-

bust quarterly financial results as the volume of car rentals soared. But still-fierce competition has prevented the industry from raising prices, which has dragged on revenue. Fewer big competitors mean a better chance of higher rates. The push-and-pull between two of the nation’s largest car rental companies started in 2010. Avis Budget Group was also in the mix, pursuing a bid for Dollar Thrifty for more than a year.

After Years Of Negotiating, Hertz Is Buying Dollar Thrifty

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Dealer Uses License Plate Data In Car Repo

By: A Dealer’s Journal Staff

In what may be a first, a business used the records collected by police. A South St. Paul car dealer used data stored by Minneapolis police license plate scanners to repossess a car, likely the first time the records have been used by a business in Minnesota. Jake Ingebrigtson, co-owner of Car and Credit Connection, sought information on four cars after reading in the Star Tribune that data captured by license plate cameras is public and retained for one year in Minneapolis. Ingebrigtson’s company sells cars to people with bad credit and the owners of the cars had stopped making payments. The data’s value for a repo man illustrates just one of the potential applications of Minneapolis’ massive database chronicling patterns of vehicles on its streets. Some privacy advocates fear that data could eventually be used for more sinister purposes. Minneapolis deploys 10 license plate readers, eight of them mounted on police cars and traffic enforcement vehicles, that scan thousands of license plates each day and store their locations -- 4.9 million so far in 2012. Their primary use is to help police on patrol identify wanted vehicles in real time. Two weeks after requesting the data from the city, Ingebrigtson picked it up He noticed one car had been spotted seven times at the same location and, after plotting the coordinates on

his Blackberry, quickly located it near the intersection of Lake Street and Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis. “It was comical. I’ve been looking for this car for two months,” Ingebrigtson said, adding that it was clear they were “hiding the car there.” The company had previously

visited the owner’s house in St. Paul, only to find a “for rent” sign in the window. “They fall off the face of the Earth,” Ingebrigtson said of people who stop making payments. “They won’t return your calls.” Fifteen minutes after locating the car, which was parked on a city street, Ingebrigtson’s repo man arrived to tow it back to his lot. “This is a thousand dollars that just got put in my pocket because of this, basically,” Ingebrigtson said. The city provided data on two other cars Ingebrigtson was looking for, but had no information on the fourth. Ingebrigtson planned to look for the other two. Some of the data on the car he repossessed included pictures,

since police keep photos of the license plate scans for 21 days. License plate readers are used by law enforcement across the metro area and the country. Other agencies using them in the Twin Cities region include St. Paul, Bloomington, Maplewood, Washington County and the State Patrol. Without a state law governing the use of license plate readers, local law enforcement agencies are free to retain the location data for as long as they wish. St. Paul keeps it for 14 days, while the State Patrol keeps it for only 48 hours. Minneapolis keeps it for one year. When the Star Tribune published data tracking Mayor R.T. Rybak’s city-owned car over the past year, the mayor asked police Chief Tim Dolan to make a recommendation for a new policy about data retention. Privacy advocates have recently called for the Legislature to craft legislation addressing license plate data classification, retention and sharing. Ingebrigtson hopes if the data is reclassified, lawmakers carve out some exemption for lien holders on a vehicle. Rich Neumeister, a privacy and open government advocate, would like the data to remain public and kept by law enforcement for a very short period of time to ensure accountability. “It comes down to the question: Who’s going to watch the watchers if they make it private?” Neumeister said. “Who’s going to watch all these private entities that might want it?”

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Maverick Boat Company, Inc. Announces Seaside 3 Yacht Sales As The Exclusive Cobia Dealer For The Long Island Territory FORT PIERCE, FL, -- Maverick Boat Company, Inc. (MBC) announced Seaside 3 as the exclusive sales and service representative for its Cobia Boats brand for Long Island, New York. Newly incorporated by industry veteran Paul Barbara and Robert and Ronald Arcate of Mariners Cove Marina, SS3 Yacht Sales has locations in Southampton, Staten Island and Lindenhurst. “For some time now we have recognized Long Island as a potentially strong market for Cobia and when the opportunity presented itself to partner with such highly regarded individuals in the area as Paul Barbara and the Arcates, we jumped at the chance,” commented Skip Lyshon, National Sales Manager for MBC. “Between this team’s prov-

en commitment to exceptional sales and service and Cobia’s new model line-up that perfectly matches this market, we are very encouraged about our prospects up there.” “We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Maverick Boat Company and Cobia Boats to represent them in our three locations. MBC has long been regarded as a market leader in fishing boat design and construction in the Southeast and now with the new Cobias they have a product that is tailormade for our market and that really offers a very unique combination of performance, quality and value,” stated Barbara. SS3 Yacht Sales plans to debut the new Cobia models at their new sales facility and head-

quarters located on the Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst as well as display them at their locations on Sunrise Highway in Southampton and Bay Street in Staten Island. In addition, the boats will be shown at the upcoming Fall & Winter Boats Shows in New York and Connecticut. To contact SS3 call 631.574.8811 or visit www. Located in Fort Pierce, FL, Maverick Boat Company, Inc. is an independent and privately owned company and is the manufacturer and marketer of the best in breed boat brands Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia. For more information call Charlie Johnson, Marketing Director, at 772.465.0631 or visit

Sailfish Boats Taps Valhalla Boat Sales As Its New South Jersey Dealer By: A Dealer’s Journal Staff

Seminole Marine Group announces the appointment of Valhalla Boats Sales as the new Southern New Jersey area dealer for its Sailfish fishing boat line. Located in the Viking Yachting Center, in New Gretna, New Jersey, Valhalla Boat Sales will carry the full Sailfish fishing boat line ranging from 19 – 32 feet.

“We are located in a spectacular boating area within minutes of the Bass and Mullica Rivers, the Great Bay and the Atlantic Ocean,” explains Valhalla’s General Manager, Kenny Pontari, “With Sailfish’s center consoles, walk-arounds and bay boats, we now can offer our clients a quality built line that will appeal not only to hard core offshore

fishermen, but to casual boating families alike.” All Sailfish boats offer premium top-tier construction, feature the patented, dry running variable deadrise stepped (VDS) hull, are powered by fuel efficient 4-stroke Yamaha outboards and are among the most ergonomically designed and well appointed Continued On Page 17

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Boca Raton, FL - Reaching more international customers, OceanView and Eurotask have appointed Japan Marine as an OceanView distributor for the GCC region. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and founded in 2001, Japan Marine has grown to become one of the largest specialized marine electronics distributors in the region with a network of dealers throughout the Gulf. “We are pleased and excited to have secured the distribution rights for the OceanView product line in the GCC,” stated Mohammed Al Marzouqi, managing director of Japan Marine. “Nightvision is a growing market in the region and the wide range of products OceanView offers enables us to provide cost-effective solutions to boats ranging from center console, sportfish, motoryachts, superyachts and work-

boats. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with OceanView.” With five branches across the United Arab Emirates, over 40 employees, a national and international dealer network, Japan Marine represents many of the best names in the world of marine electronics. Japan Marine is dedicated to providing high quality products at competitive prices backed by well-trained and informed pre- and post-sales technical support. “The influence that Japan Marine has in the region and their commitment to service and support was a key factor in choosing Japan Marine as our partner in the Gulf,” said Mark Luffingham, director of Eurotask. “OceanView is a major player in the fast growing night-vision sector. Having sold products direct to dealers in the region for more

than four years, the next stage is to consolidate our position by creating a focus for the OceanView brand in the area. The capability and structure of Japan Marine meet all our criteria.” OceanView is a world leader in maritime multi-sensor nightvision camera manufacturing. It supplies night-vision to the pleasure craft, sportfishing, superyacht, cruise ship, commercial vessel and military markets. Japan Marine can be emailed at More information can be found at Japan Marine’s territory is the GCC and Yemen. Contact OceanView Technologies, 1181 South Rogers Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33487. 954727-5139; Fax: 954-302-2476.; www.

routes through the state, the tour offers participants the ability to earn points at each stop. Those who earn enough points, and even bonus points, will be entered to win prizes from sponsors, including a pair of Sena Technologies SMH10 Bluetooth headset/intercom units worth more than $400.00. “Motorcycle riders who tour and ride long distances make up a large portion of our core group of customers,” said Marc Woo, president of Sena Technologies, Inc. North and South America. “Partnering with the Grand Motorcycle Tour of Virginia signaled a win-win for both Sena and for the economy of Virginia so we were glad to support the event.” Tour co-organizer John Dwyier explained that motorcycle

enthusiasts join the event because often times, they are not sure of new rides and routes to undertake, and because it provides a sense of community with many riders seeing one another at the same stops. “Some riders will go on a portion of the tour for a weekend. Some are able to ride all the routes of the entire state over the course of the six-month span of the tour,” said Dwyier. “Not only are we helping sustain and promote our state’s economy, but the nearly 1,000 riders who take part are also exposed to parts of the state they may not have otherwise explored. We are also extremely thankful to sponsors such as Sena Technologies for helping to create a bigger incen-

Sena Sponsors Virginia Motorcycle Tour

By: A Dealer’s Journal Staff

Often times, people living in a certain region become unaware of the geographical treasures that lie minutes or even a short ride away from their home bases. The Grand Motorcycle Tour of Virginia with the help of Sena Technologies, Inc. and other sponsors is looking to change that by inviting motorcycle riders to go on the ultimate passport tour of the Commonwealth. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, motorcyclists from all over the state and the country are invited to ride the scenic byways and highways of the “Old Dominion” in the Grand Motorcycle Tour of Virginia through October 22. To encourage motorcycle riders to frequent local businesses along their

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fishing boats on the market. “We are very proud to be affiliated with a first class operation like Valhalla Boat Sales” says Jon Bartels, Seminole Marine Group’s Vice-President of Training and Dealer Development. “They have an excellent facility

and a professional sales and service team that will offer top-flight support to Sailfish owners. The Valhalla Yachting Center is a family style marina, with 250 slips for boats to 55 feet, and offers new floating docks, a swimming pool, a waterside restaurant, and a complete marine

services operation. “We’re confident that Southern New Jersey boat buyers will be very satisfied with their Sailfish boats and the service they receive from the folks at Valhalla, Bartels added.

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tive for our riders to take part.” Two lucky riders who participate in the Grand Virginia Motorcycle Tour will take home the Sena SMH10 Dual. The unit attaches to the rider’s or passenger’s helmet and allows him to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a cell phone, mp3 player, GPS and to be able to talk to up to three other riders or passengers

in full duplex through intercom for a distance of up to one-half mile. For more information about Sena Technologies’ products, visit About the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia The Virginia Motorcycle Dealers Association presents to Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia to all riders and participants who enjoy the great world of powers-

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vNext Technologies Now Offering Dealer Websites

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vNext Technologies, Inc. has announced that its dealer websites are now available. The vNext team brings a wealth of experience in powersports eCommerce, having developed websites for many of the leading eCommerce dealers in the U.S., as well as business applications used by OEMs. vNext was founded on the premise that eCommerce solutions shouldn’t be costly, time-consuming or intimidating, according to the company. vNext Technologies is authorized by Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, Arctic Cat, Polaris, BRP and Cobra Motorcycle to provide online parts fiche solutions for dealer websites. vNext’s parts lookup utilizes an innovative design, where the

diagram and parts list are sideby-side, eliminating unnecessary scrolling and providing a seamless shopping experience. vNext also offers OEM new model catalogs, OEM accessory catalogs and the leading aftermarket accessory catalogs. vNext dealer websites are integrated with popular payment gateways for automated payment processing. vNext sites are also integrated with the major shipping carriers for real-time shipping charge calculations. vNext uses a straightforward, inclusive pricing strategy that has no hidden fees or fees for extras, the company said. All vNext websites come eCommerce-ready and are search-engine optimized. A design that fits the dealership can be selected from a variety of standard templates, and custom

designs are available. The backbone of the hosted website solution is the flexible Content Management System that allows dealers to easily manage their site. vNext sites offer built-in social networking integration, CRM functionality and the ability to build custom catalogs. “We are excited to enter the powersports market with a website platform that delivers innovation and the latest technology,” said Robert Hipp, CEO of vNext Technologies. “vNext looks forward to listening to our customers and understanding their needs and goals. Dealers can benefit from our expertise in eCommerce, infrastructure design, social media, mobile and more.”

selflessly sacrifice for our nation through their military service,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Indus-

these brave men and women return to the rich, active lives they truly deserve.” On the opening night of the Company’s summer sales meetings, Polaris announced it would donate $25 to WWP for each rider that rode an all-terrain vehicle or Side-bySide at the Polaris demo track, a winding set of man-made dirt trails intended to provide dealers with a chance to experience riding the latest Polaris products. That promise led to $44,500 in donations, powered by more than 1,700 demo rides. The following week, at the 72nd edition of the legendary motorcycle rally at Sturgis, a year-long effort from Polaris-

Polaris Donates To The Wounded Warrior Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc., Victory Motorcycles and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ . The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Side-by-Side vehicles to WWP veterans. “Our relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project allows Polaris and our dealers to support the men and women who

tries CEO. “We consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that lends a hand to those who merit it most. We hope this donation helps

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Used-Car Dealers’ Fate Now Up To Gov. Brown

California lawmakers have passed three bills that target the Buy Here Pay Here used-car industry.

Los Angeles, CA - The future of California’s Buy Here Pay Here used-car industry now rests in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown. State lawmakers gave final approval to two bills that would apply sweeping new regulations on the dealerships, which sell high-mileage cars to people with damaged credit. They join a third piece of legislation, on the governor’s desk in Sacramento. If signed into law, the bills would impose what is probably the most aggressive and farreaching set of controls on the Buy Here Pay Here industry in the nation and could set a template for other states. Unlike traditional car dealerships, Buy Here Pay Here lots arrange their own financing on the cars they sell rather than using third-party lenders such as banks or credit unions. That enables them to sell to customers who would not qualify for conventional loans because of a bad or incomplete credit history. Critics of the dealerships have accused them of preying on working families, leveraging people’s need for transportation to demand high interest rates and large down payments on cars that often have well over 100,000 miles on the odometer. A measure by state Sen. Ted Lieu would limit the interest rate these dealers can charge to 17% plus the federal funds rate, currently at 0.25%. Among other provisions in the bill, SB 956, is a requirement that Buy Here Pay Here dealers register with the state as lenders and give consumers a 15-day grace period before repossessing cars after

a missed payment. It passed a concurrence vote. A separate bill, AB 1534, passed its own concurrence vote in the Assembly, 46-27. Written by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, it seeks to require dealers to post a fair-market value on every car on their lots. Sales records show that many cars sold on Buy Here Pay Here lots routinely sell for three or four times book value. The bill passed, AB 1447, would require the dealers to provide a 30-day, 1,000-mile warranty on their cars and to disclose any devices used to assist repossessions, including GPS trackers. “I’m very pleased. This is a very important moment,” Lieu said. “If these become law, it will cause other states to follow what we’ve done.” Supporters of the bills include consumer groups and numerous chambers of commerce. During the legislative process, the bills received several amendments strengthening their provisions, including an extension of the grace period before repossession from 10 days as originally proposed. Brown typically does not telegraph his plans on signing bills, and a spokesman did not return a request for comment on the legislation. The Department of Finance came out in opposition to Lieu’s bill on the grounds that it could put many Buy Here Pay

Here dealers out of business. That mirrors the main argument of the legislation’s opposition, led by used-car dealer industry groups and a coalition of Buy Here Pay Here dealers. They say the state could lose more than $300 million in sales taxes if dealers have to shut down because complying with the regulations is too expensive. In addition, Bill Dohring, lobbyist for the Independent Auto Dealers Assn. of California, said the bills would exempt the vast majority of car dealers in the state from the regulations, thanks to a carve-out for new-car dealers adopted during the legislative process. He said that almost all newcar dealers sell used cars, and that many provide in-house financing indistinguishable from Buy Here Pay Here loans. “If this regulation was really that important, they should have made it apply to all dealers,” Dohring said. “There is going to be some fallout from this and I feel bad for the dealers who are going to suffer because of it.” Few states distinguish Buy Here Pay Here lots from more traditional used-car dealerships, and even fewer have rules specific to the unique aspects of the industry. Although it is not known exactly how many such lots operate in California, more than 800 dealers in the state have engaged in “churning,” in which a car is sold, repossessed and sold again, multiple times, to boost profits. The governor has 30 days to take action on the bills.

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Hughes Telematics Offer Auto Insurers Usage-Based Service By: A Dealer’s Journal Staff

Professional services firm Towers Watson is teaming with Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HTI), a Verizon company, to provide U.S. auto insurers with data services for usage-based insurance (UBI) programs. With the alliance, Towers Watson’s DriveAbility service offering will be powered by HTI’s In-Drive product. DriveAbility helps insurers convert driving data into industry-applicable metrics, which enables the development of new insurance products and services. HTI will utilize its automotive telematics platform to offer data services and provide the connectivity for additional telematics features. Through the alliance, DriveAbility provides a way for insurers to rapidly go to market with a UBI product. UBI programs use a selfinstalled device in the vehicle to

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Avis dropped its bid nearly a year ago citing market conditions. Then, in October of last year, Hertz dropped its bid, too. But Dollar Thrifty didn’t trust that the years of attempts were over. In February, it extended its shareholder rights plan known as a “poison pill a maneuver designed to deter any unsolicited attempts to take over the company through May 2013. More recently, it appeared Dollar Thrifty was open to another bid. Earlier this month, it urged for either a “compelling offer” or an end to the “constant distraction of merger speculation.” Then last week, media reports said that Hertz Global Holdings

Inc. of Park Ridge, N.J., was considering a new bid for Tulsa, Okla.-based Dollar Thrifty. Hertz expects that the acquisition will save it at least $160 million a year, while providing the opportunity for increased sales. Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark P. Frissora said this deal will help it fight against a growing number of small regional rental companies popping up in airports across the country. He said those competitors, along with European rivals like Germany’s Sixt doing more U.S. business, will likely cause the rate wars to continue for now. Both Hertz and Dollar Thrifty’s boards have unanimously approved the deal, which still needs antitrust clearance

from the Federal Trade Commission. Hertz said it has stayed in close contact with the FTC to secure clearance and that Dollar Thrifty will fully co-operate with the process. Frissora is confident the two companies will be able to get the deal “swiftly approved” by regulators. He said the deal is more of a certainty this time around because of the massive preparation Hertz undertook before the deal was announced. Hertz is also selling its Advantage business to rental car company Franchise Services of North America and Macquarie Capital for undisclosed terms. The Advantage deal depends upon Hertz completing the Dollar Thrifty buyout.

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owned Victory Motorcycles and its dealers culminated when Steve Menneto, Polaris’ vice president of motorcycles, announced that Victory would contribute an additional $100,000 to WWP on the stage at the Buffalo Chip. The money represented an incredible number of demo rides conducted throughout the year at Victory dealerships as the brand challenged consumers with the phrase “Ride One and You’ll Own One,” then backed it up with the promise of donations to WWP reflecting the demo ride program. In addition to donations made by Polaris and Victory, the

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CAW Meeting With Auto Giants In Landmark Gathering

OTTAWA, CANADA – A landmark meeting between the Canadian Auto Workers and major North American auto giants taking place at a downtown Toronto hotel is sparking the beginning of a bargaining talks between the two parties. Despite being under the same roof for the first time with officials of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, CAW president Ken Lewenza said a new collective bargaining agreement will take time. “The gap as it stands is too wide to be overly optimistic,” Lewenza said. “There is a huge difference between where they see the costs associated with labor to where we see the costs associated with labor.” Lewenza said there is a possibility of up to 1,000 layoffs at

Ford and a combined 2,000 job losses at General Motors’ Oshawa plant once a consolidated line closes in June 2013. He added the union has not selected a target company for negotiations but that overall job security is priority one. The union’s collective bargaining agreement with the three automakers expires midnight on Sept. 16. “It would be troublesome if the companies would force us out on strike at a time when there is sales momentum, there is profit momentum, and there is great expectations from all three companies, considering where they were three years ago,” said Lewenza, who added that despite challenges there is momentum having all groups together in one place.

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Auto Recycling Associations Develop Single Accreditation Standard By Leah Mendoza

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and United Recycler’s Group (URG) have announced plans to centralize their respective accreditation programs into a single accreditation and certification standard for automotive recyclers. “This will serve to bring increased industry unification and recognition to professional automotive recyclers who operate at the highest level of the industry,” says Michael Wilson, ARA CEO. “We look to this as a preeminent accreditation program that would be a model for other international automotive recycling organizations as well as to governments of countries across the globe.”

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