The TIME Dealer of the Year nominating committee is seeking recommendations for who should be Iowa’s next TIME Dealer of the Year nominee. The nominee must be: The designated dealer principal of a franchised new car dealership belonging …
It’s time to celebrate the service department. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has declared June to be Automotive Service Professionals Month. And Sunday, June 12 is National Automotive Service Professionals Day.
Tom Minert, who was the owner of Cedar River Harley-Davidson Shop (Charles City) from 2002 to 2018, passed away in May.
Kenneth Gookin, founder of the former Gookin Ford Sales (Story City), passed away on May 10.
John Santema, owner of Hi-Way Chevrolet Buick (Rock Valley) from 1955 until his retirement in 2001, passed away on April 3, 2022.
Ed Garner, founder of Autorama RV Center (Des Moines), passed away on February 12.
Paul Rouse, former owner of Rouse Motor (Grundy Center), passed away in December 2021.
Mickey Simpson, the wife of the late Marvin Simpson who was IADA chairman in 1975, passed away. The Simpsons operated the former Simpson Motors Inc. (Waterloo).
More than 300 high school students from across the state participated in the written portion of the DMACC Automotive Skills Contest, which is co-sponsored by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education and IADA. The students, representing 20 …
Bob Elthon, who owned Bob Elthon Ford Mercury in Charles City until his retirement in 2001, passed away on October 19.
Jim Baier Jim Baier of Jim Baier Inc. (Fort Madison) passed away on October 9. Jim served on the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education board from 1999 to 2002. Dave Ostrem Dave Ostrem, formerly of Dave Ostrem …
Jack Cooper, former dealer principal of Cooper Motors (Allison), passed away on Thursday, September 23. Jack, the father of current dealer Brad Cooper, served IADA as a county director from 1986 to 2010.