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Dealership GM Indicted for Pointing Gun at Salesman

Fourteen months after allegedly committing a “racially motivated hostile act” toward a black salesman at a Long Island car dealership, general manager Mike Volonakis was arraigned on Monday. On July 29 of last year, Marc Jean, a car salesman at Garden City Jeep Chrysler, in Hempstead, New York, said his general sales manager pointed a […]

Sept. 20, 2017
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Dealership-Shooting-Two-Police-Officers-Shot-Classic-BMW-Willoughby-Hills-Ohio. Dealership Shooting: 2 Police Officers Shot at Ohio BMW Store

An angry car shopper on Thursday shot two police officers at Classic BMW, a dealership in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. At around 2 pm, dealership management called the police about an “agitated and possibly drunk” customer. When the police arrived and confronted the customer in the parking lot, the customer drew a handgun and fired at […]

Sept. 29, 2017
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Sep
11
2017
Salesman Carjacked During Test Drive

A man in Fresno, California, is facing charges after carjacking a car salesman last Friday, said Fresno police. Around 11:30 Friday morning, the man, who has not been identified, walked into Michael Cadillac and said he was interested in test-driving a 2017 special edition Cadillac Escalade, which has an MSRP of $103,000. According to police, […]

Sept. 11, 2017
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2 Dealership Test Drives, 2 Thefts One would-be car shopper took a vehicle on a test drive and headed home. 75 miles away...

Sept. 13, 2017
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attorney-general-eric-schneiderman 5 Dealerships Charged with Unlawful Sales

Five dealerships in New York have been charged by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with unlawful car sales. The charges stem from allegations the dealerships “sold customers ‘after-sale’ credit repair and identity theft protection services that often added thousands of dollars to the purchase price of the vehicle,” according to Rochester news station WHEC. In […]

Oct. 16, 2017
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Smart-Motors-Madison-Wisconsin-GM-Indicted 2 Grand Jury Indicts Former Dealership GM

The former general manager of a dealership in Madison, Wisconsin, is facing federal embezzlement charges. Allen R. Foster, 53, who previously managed Smart Motors, was sued in 2016 by his former employer over the alleged embezzlement of $3 million. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors formally charged him with fraud and money laundering. The indictment was issued […]

Oct. 17, 2017
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Report: Comptroller Steals $90k From Dealership The crime allegedly only occurred during a six month period.

Sept. 25, 2017
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Dealership Gives Truck to Marine Hero

The veteran stole a truck during the deadly Las Vegas shooting in order to rush victims to the hosptial.

Oct. 9, 2017
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Sep
15
2017
The Most Popular Vehicle in Every State

According to a study conducted by Kelley Blue Book, the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States is the Ford F-150. But that doesn’t mean the F-150 is every state’s vehicle of choice. KBB compiled the following list of the most popular cars in America by state. The list is based on the number of […]

Sept. 15, 2017
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NY Dealer Admits Trying to Con OEM for Money A “big-time” car dealer on Wednesday admitted to a scheme to trick General Motors into giving him money to build a new dealership. Lilaahar “Sammy” Bical, 60, the man behind Kristal Auto Mall, confessed to a Brooklyn federal judge about creating a “phony confidentiality agreement” so the automaker would stop pressuring him for details about […]

Oct. 12, 2017
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Oct
3
2017
PureCars-Company-Acquires-Longtime-Competitor-Showroom-Logic BREAKING: PureCars Acquires Showroom Logic

PureCars today announced the acquisition of longtime competitor Showroom Logic. PureCars and Showroom Logic are two of the leading digital marketing technology companies that were founded and developed solely to serve the automotive industry. PureCars founder and chairman Jeremy Anspach told DrivingSales in a statement: “At PureCars, our focus for the past decade has been […]

Oct. 3, 2017
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BREAKING: Longtime Executive Leaves Tesla

Tesla has just announced the departure of Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president of business development, from the company. O’Connell was one of Tesla’s most tenured employees, having worked for the automaker for more than a decade. Tesla released an emailed statement, saying in part, “For more than 11 years, Diarmuid has played an important role in […]

Sept. 13, 2017
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