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Old 08-06-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Some old friends and i were talking about the auto situation today, and how we have seen many makes and models go, and then we started remembering the dealers that sold cars here. Lots of them have come and gone, too. I know I'm dating myself here, but does anyone besides me remember Weinrich Studebaker? Lots of dealerships had catchy phrases or jingles like "You can afford a Ford if you buy from Gillespie" or Benson Chevrolet is the dealer for you; the dealer for your children, and their children too." Does anyone remember Dumas Milner, or Mike Persia Chevrolet? There were many dealers for many makes. Which do you remember?
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:01 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Some old friends and i were talking about the auto situation today, and how we have seen many makes and models go, and then we started remembering the dealers that sold cars here. Lots of them have come and gone, too. I know I'm dating myself here, but does anyone besides me remember Weinrich Studebaker? Lots of dealerships had catchy phrases or jingles like "You can afford a Ford if you buy from Gillespie" or Benson Chevrolet is the dealer for you; the dealer for your children, and their children too." Does anyone remember Dumas Milner, or Mike Persia Chevrolet? There were many dealers for many makes. Which do you remember?
Yes !! These are discussed on other threads!! I don't personally recall the Studebaker Dealership but all the others certainly!! Someone may help you as to which threads these were on!! "Gone But Not Forgotten" and other threads have information on such places!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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How about Andy Anders Rambler Center? His daughter is still a weathercaster on channel WOAI (KMOL) 4
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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My uncle, Robert Yantis, had the second Ford dealership (Yantis Ford) in the 1920's. He was very successful, but then Ford wanted him to sell tractors. He refused and lost his Ford dealership. He went on to have Yantis Motors. Several of the old dealership owners worked for him and went on to sell Ford's later. I think Jordan Ford was one of them.
He was a millionaire in the 20's, but the stock market crash in 1929, took a lot of his wealth. He owned 1500 acres out near Canyon Lake. He sold the land for $15.00 an acre. That is $22,500. The land is worth millions now. Times change.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:00 AM
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Gene Spires Buick on Broadway
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:02 AM
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This isn't that ancient, but I remember Damm Motors. Damm good car for a damm good price.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:22 AM
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O.R. Mitchell Chrysler(who also owned North Star Dodge)

There was an Oldsmobile dealership on either San Pedro or Broadway in the early-mid sixties that also sold Fiats at the time, but I can't remember the name of it. I believe Jennings Anderson(of current Jennings Anderson Ford and former GM of North Star Dodge) worked there.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Hah, I remember where I bought my first pick-em-up truck. It was Fiesta Dodge on Bandera Rd. and they are (recently) no more....
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Superior Pontiac - originally on Broadway, then relocated to Lp 410. Totally changed when McCombs bought 'em out. Bought a number of cars from 'em back in the day.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:15 AM
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Hah, I remember where I bought my first pick-em-up truck. It was Fiesta Dodge on Bandera Rd. and they are (recently) no more....
I can still hear that "just outside loop 410"
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