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HENDRICK PORSCHE RELOCATES

HENDRICK PORSCHE RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2016) – Hendrick Porsche of Charlotte, formerly of 6824 E. Independence Blvd., has relocated to 6800 E. Independence Blvd.

Hendrick Automotive Group operates 28 franchises in the Charlotte area, 59 franchises in the state of North Carolina and 143 franchises throughout the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, the company operates two total Porsche dealerships, which include Porsche Southpoint of Durham.

“Our company has built a…
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HENDRICK HONDA OF CHARLESTON RELOCATES

HENDRICK HONDA OF CHARLESTON RELOCATES

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Hendrick Honda of Charleston, formerly of 1478 Savannah Highway, has relocated to 1539 Savannah Highway, adjacent to Hendrick Hyundai of Charleston.

 

Hendrick Automotive Group opened its first Charleston car dealership in 1980. Including Hendrick Honda of Charleston, the company today operates 19…

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS – 40 UNDER 40 (2016)

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS – 40 UNDER 40 (2016)


Congratulations to Hendrick Automotive Group teammates Tafi Jaji and Daniel Zarrillo for being recently named to Automotive News’ prestigious ‘40 Under 40’ list for 2016. The annual…

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Rick Hendrick Named 2016 Citizen of the Carolinas



For immediate release – Rick Hendrick has been named the 2016 Citizen of the Carolinas by the Charlotte Chamber. It is the most prestigious honor given by the chamber and will be presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting next December.
 
Hendrick was chosen for his significant contributions to Charlotte’s business community, his indelible influence within NASCAR and his tireless work with local charitable organizations such as Levine Children’s Hospital and Together We Feed Charlotte. In 2015, he served as the honorary chairperson for the annual Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund, which set a new fundraising record.
 
“The Charlotte…
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS BMW OF KANSAS CITY SOUTH

HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS BMW OF KANSAS CITY SOUTH

REIMAGINED DEALERSHIP DESIGNED FOR A NEW GENERATION OF CUSTOMERS

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 18, 2016) – Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group, the nation’s largest privately held automotive dealership group, officially opened BMW of Kansas City South at 1200 W. 104th St., adjacent to Hendrick Cadillac Kansas City and Hendrick Buick…

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Management By Strengths

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At Hendrick Automotive Group, people are the company’s most valuable assets. The organization uses the Management By Strengths (MBS) (www.strengths.com/) program to help determine the personality and communication strengths of each teammate. The program is designed to tie people together to build a strong, successful team.

Kansas-based MBS, in business since 1979, helps companies improve its communication and decision-making processes. Hendrick Automotive Group engages MBS to increase productivity, learn critical elements of…

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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ACQUIRES HENDRICK KIA CHARLOTTE

HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ACQUIRES HENDRICK KIA CHARLOTTE
COMPANY OPENS ITS 100th OVERALL DEALERSHIP LOCATION IN HOME MARKET


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Folger KIA East from Folger Automotive and principal owner Ward Williams. Relocated to 5141 East Independence Boulevard and re-opened this week as Hendrick KIA Charlotte, the dealership is conveniently positioned between City Chevrolet and Hendrick Motors of Charlotte.

Hendrick Automotive Group now operates 100 dealership locations…
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Audi South Austin

HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP PURCHASES AUDI SOUTH AUSTIN
 
COMPANY ENTERS AUSTIN MARKETPLACE WITH THIRD TEXAS DEALERSHIP

 
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Audi South Austin, located at 4738 South IH 35 Frontage Road, from owner Roger Beasley and Beasley Automotive. Reopened under the same name this week, the dealership is the company’s first in Austin, Texas.
 
Along with Audi Northlake in Charlotte, Hendrick Automotive Group now operates two Audi dealerships in the United States. The company has 137 total franchises nationally and three in Texas.
 
“Texas is a terrific place to live and do…
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HENDRICK CHEVROLET NAPLES

HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP PURCHASES BOB TAYLOR CHEVROLET 
DEALERSHIP REOPENS AS RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET NAPLES



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Bob Taylor Chevrolet from owner Bob Taylor and this week reopened the dealership as Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples. Located at 5665 North Airport Pulling Road, the dealership is centrally positioned in one of Naples popular retail and residential corridors.

Hendrick Automotive Group now operates 16 Chevrolet dealerships in the…
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MALL OF GEORGIA MINI DEALERSHIP OPENS IN BUFORD

 

MALL OF GEORGIA MINI OPENS IN BUFORD
NEAR ONE OF GEORGIA'S POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATIONS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 17, 2015) - This week, Hendrick Automotive Group officially opened Mall of Georgia MINI at 3751 Buford Drive near the Mall of Georgia, one of the most-popular retail, dining and entertainment destinations in the state.

Hendrick Automotive Group now operates four MINI locations throughout the United States, which include Hendrick MINI (Charlotte, North Carolina), MINI of Charleston... Click in to read more!
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NEW MERCEDES-BENZ OF DURHAM NOW OPEN 

Contact for Hendrick Automotive Group


David Harris, Hendrick Automotive Group
dharris@hmsracing.com
704-453-2179

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2014) - Hendrick Automotive Group officially opened Mercedes-Benz of Durham this week, located at 110 Kentington Drive adjacent to The Streets at Southpoint, one of the nation's top super-regional malls and most-visited destinations in North Carolina.

Hendrick Automotive Group now operates three Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the United States with two located in Charlotte: Hendrick Motors of Charlotte and Mercedes-Benz of Northlake. The company has 95 total dealerships nationally, including 10 in the Triangle area that currently employ more than 1,100 people across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary.

"The Fayetteville Road exit (276) off I-40 in Durham is one of the most popular retail, dining and entertainment destinations in the state of North Carolina," said John Desmond, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. "The dealership is strategically located in an area that offers a lot of upscale options for our customers, and it's conveniently positioned for easy access to the Triangle's main population centers."

Nick Karras, formerly the general manager at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in Charlotte, has been named to the same position at Mercedes-Benz of Durham, reporting to Desmond.

"Our organization's growth has created tremendous employment opportunities in the Triangle area," Karras said. "Hendrick Automotive Group has always been focused on its employees and customers. We're very much looking forward to becoming a big part of the Durham community while providing a terrific line up of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, ranging from the CLA to its flagship S-Class and SLS AMG ST."

Mercedes-Benz of Durham offers more than 180 new and 70 pre-owned vehicles on site with access to more than 7,000 pre-owned vehicles at Hendrickcars.com. The 43,000-square-foot facility sits on 5.77 acres, hosts 16 service bays and numerous customer amenities including Wi-Fi, refreshments, service loaner vehicles and complimentary shuttle service to The Streets at Southpoint along with other area attractions and local businesses.

Employing more than 45 people, Mercedes-Benz of Durham is open six days a week for sales and service. For more information on current employment opportunities, please visit www.hendrickcareers.com. The dealership currently is hiring product specialists, service technicians, service advisors and other positions.

For additional information on Mercedes-Benz of Durham please visit www.mercedesbenzofdurham.com. Customers also can connect through social media: Facebook( www.facebook.com/mercedesbenzofdurham ), Google+ ( plus.google.com/106515806645385590316/about ) and on Twitter at @MBofDurham.

www.hendrickcareers.com.

For more information on Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs, please visit www.rickhendricktoyotasandysprings.com.
About Hendrick Automotive Group

Encompassing 94 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs more than 10,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.
HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP PURCHASES SANDY SPRINGS TOYOTA

Contact for Hendrick Automotive Group

David Harris, Hendrick Automotive Group 
dharris@hmsracing.com 
704-453-2179 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2014) - Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Sandy Springs Toyota Scion from owner Frank Jackson and this week reopened the dealership as Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs. Located at 6475 Roswell Road NE, the dealership is centrally positioned in North Atlanta's commercial and retail growth corridor.

Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs is Hendrick Automotive Group's 94th dealership location in the United States and first Toyota and Scion franchises in North Atlanta. The organization now operates six dealerships and eight franchises that employ more than 950 people in the North Atlanta area.

"Sandy Springs is considered one of North Atlanta's commercial and retail focal points," said John Futrell, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. "We've had tremendous success in both Duluth and Buford, and Sandy Springs is another terrific opportunity. The dealership has earned a tremendous reputation, and it's our goal to build on that by focusing on our team members, their long-standing customer relationships and an active presence in the community."

Barry Jackson, son of owner Frank Jackson, remains the dealership's general manager and reports to Futrell.

"We're excited to keep a family presence in the store and transition to a company that continues to value its employees and customers," said Barry Jackson, the dealership's general manager since 2005. "Our long-time and repeat customers can rest assured they'll receive the same world class service and buying experience they've become familiar with. Not to mention all the great Toyota and Scion products we'll continue to offer including the extremely popular Toyota Camry, and technologically advanced, mileage-conscious Prius."

Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs offers 400 new and more than 100 pre-owned vehicles on site and access to more than 7,000 pre-owned vehicles at HendrickCars.com. Sitting on 9.4 acres, the 93,000- square-foot facility also features a three-story parking deck, 50 service bays and offers numerous customer amenities such as free Wi-Fi, refreshments and snack bar, and courtesy shuttle service to area retail centers and attractions.

Open seven days a week for sales (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), service (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and parts (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Monday through Saturday for body shop (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.), Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs employs more than 150 people. As the dealership grows, additional employment opportunities will be available for sales professionals, service technicians, business development representatives, body shop professionals and other positions. For more information, please visit www.hendrickcareers.com.

For more information on Rick Hendrick Toyota Scion Sandy Springs, please visit www.rickhendricktoyotasandysprings.com.

About Hendrick Automotive Group
Encompassing 94 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs more than 10,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.
 



RE-BRANDED RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET BUICK GMC RICHMOND OPENS

Contact for Hendrick Automotive Group

David Harris, Hendrick Automotive Group 
dharris@hmsracing.com 
704-453-2179 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2014) - Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Dominion Chevrolet Buick GMC from The Linhart Company, operators of Dominion Auto Group, and this week reopened the dealership as Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond. It remains located at 12050 West Broad Street, adjacent to Richmond's Short Pump Town Center retail, dining and entertainment corridor.
Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group, which first entered Virginia with Hendrick Honda Woodbridge in 1992, now operates 93 dealerships throughout the United States, including four locations and six franchises in the state. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC is the first Hendrick Automotive Group dealership located in the Richmond area.

"I have a lot of friends and family in this area, and it holds a special place in my heart," said Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports, who grew up 90 miles south of Richmond in the farming community of Palmer Springs, Virginia. "Many of those southern Virginia values -- like trust, respect, integrity and accountability -- have provided the foundation our people rely on to serve our customers. I won my first racing championships in drag boats with Richmond legends and great friends Stewart Matthews (engine builder) and Jimmy Wright (driver), and the track here has been good to us over the years. It means so much to be able to join this community with such an incredible dealership location."
Hendrick Motorsports, which fields drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne, has recorded 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories at Richmond International Raceway.

"We're thrilled about becoming a part of the Richmond community," said Mike Desmond, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. "Short Pump is a very popular travel and commerce destination. When you combine that with the full General Motors lineup of innovative new vehicles like the high-performance Chevrolet SS sports sedan, this location provides a terrific opportunity for our company."
Jason House, most recently the retail operations manager at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, North Carolina, has been named the dealership's general manager and will report to Desmond.

"We will continue to offer the world class service the people of Richmond are accustomed to," House said. "The dealership has earned a reputation for having a wonderful team and developing long-standing relationships with their customers. Our goal is to build on that by providing a welcoming environment, focusing on our employees, those we serve and being active in the community."

Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond features 300 new and 100 pre-owned vehicles on-site with access to more than 7,500 pre-owned vehicles at HendrickCars.com. The 66,000-square-foot dealership sits on a 9.1-acre property, which features 29 service bays and offers numerous customer amenities including free Wi-Fi, refreshments and courtesy-shuttle service to area attractions, including Short Pump Town Center.

Open Monday through Saturday for sales (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Monday through Friday for service (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), parts (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) and body shop (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.), Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond employs more than 120 people. As the dealership grows, additional employment opportunities will be available for finance consultants, guest service representatives, service technicians, service advisors, body shop technicians, client advisors, estimators and other positions. For more information, please visit www.hendrickcareers.com.

For more information on Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Richmond, please visit www.hendrickchevroletbuickgmcrichmond.com.

About Hendrick Automotive Group
Encompassing 93 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company employs more than 10,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.

RICK HENDRICK HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hendrick, 64, tireless philanthropist, creator of an automotive empire and the most successful NASCAR owner of the modern era, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at The Washington Auto Show.

"Rick has become an auto industry icon through his charity, hard work, grit and determination," said Keith Crain, Chairman of Crain Communications and Editor-in-Chief of Automotive News. "He has achieved unimaginable success as an automotive dealer and NASCAR owner and he has persevered through unspeakable grief and continues to give back and that combination makes him unique and the perfect recipient of the lifetime achievement award."

Hendrick is the founder and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, the nation's second-largest privately held automotive dealership group and the sixth-largest automotive dealership group overall andHendrick Motorsports, winners of 13 NASCAR owner's championships and more than 200 victories in the elite Sprint cup Series.

Hendrick Automotive Group operates 87 dealerships representing 28 nameplates, 121 franchises and 24 collision centers and three accessories distributor installers in 13 states. The company employs more than 9,000 people. Hendrick Motorsports currently fields four teams that are in embroiled in NASCAR's playoffs, The Chase for the Sprint Cup, with drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.

Hendrick also established the Hendrick Marrow Program in 1997 after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Even though he did not need a marrow transplant himself, he wanted to help other patients waiting to find a marrow match and a second chance at life.
The Hendrick Marrow Program works with Be The Match Foundation to support the work of the National Marrow Donor Program®. Specifically it raises money to add more potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry, increasing the chances that more patients can find their match. It also helps patients with uninsured transplant costs, which are often a barrier to treatment.

Since inception, the Hendrick Marrow Program has raised more than $12 million, added more than 100,000 marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry, and eased the financial burden of over 8,000 patients with grants from the Hendrick Family Fund for Patient Assistance.

"We are pleased to honor Mr. Hendrick, whose ingenuity and achievement reflects the ingenuity of a true entrepreneur," said Kevin Reilly, president of Alexandria Hyundai and chairman of the 2014 Washington Auto Show.

The Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the close of the 2014 Washington Auto Show Public Policy Preview Day at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where thousands of industry and government leaders will convene for key announcements, networking and an evening Sneak Peek reception. The award presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 8:15 p.m.

Previous recipients of the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award include: Edsel Ford II, Roger Penske, Carroll Shelby, Ralph Nader and Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI).

The 2014 staging of the 71st Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC, known in the industry as "The Public Policy Show", will offer a showcase of more than 700 vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers and a special exhibit of the world's most luxurious rides. In addition, The Washington Auto Show has been accredited by OICA, the industry credentialing organization for the top auto shows in the world, as one of the five top tier Auto Shows in America.
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