Friday, March 14, 2008


" It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid soles who neither know victory or defeat." ~Theodore Roosevelt

This blog is created to inspire, educate, reform and challenge individuals, corporations and institutions...

I chose the quote made famous by Teddy Roosevelt because as I read automotive related articles and view and hear automotive related radio and television programs and their "so called experts", it has become abundantly clear that these individuals who comment and have views on the various automotive related subjects...have not been "in the arena" especially as it relates to retailing and distribution topics, these individuals have or are self ordained experts and have been merely sitting on the sidelines. I thought... don't you actually have to be in a field and to have had your "face marred by dust and sweat and blood" of an industry to be even considered an expert. I thought would someone believe a medical expert, who never went to med school... so why do people buy into the notion that a financial expert who merely watches auto industry trends knows what happens at a retail auto dealership... have they been "in the arena"...

Life is shaped and influenced by perspective and what I have to say will give you another perspective, one from someone who has been "in the arena"...for over 25 years!

I am the guy that started selling auto's as opposed to selling copiers or soap for P&G coming out of college, because I wanted to own my own business... I am that guy who has spent countless hours trying to shape the image of a automobile sales person... I am that guy who has informed thousands of people that everything that you read about the auto industry is not accurate... I am that guy who has innovated numerous practices to educate and inform consumers about the purchase, lease and ownership of their automobile... I am that guy who you can call on or write too... who has been "in the arena"

I am That Car Guy!

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