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05/20/2013 – ORANGE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW LAUNCHES ANNUAL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER; 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL STUDENTS
2013 Fundraising Goal Set at $100,000; Registration Now Open

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 20, 2013) – The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) announces the return of its highly successful Orange County International Auto Show School Fundraiser, which has received top marks from principals, coaches, teachers, students and parents for its innovative approach to raising much-needed funds to support local public and private schools. As organizers aim to double the funds raised this year to $100,000, all student groups are encouraged to register now for the program so they can participate next fall in what is quickly becoming one of Orange County’s most successful and generous student fundraisers.

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03/13/2013 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION REPORTS LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF $9 BILLION IN 2012
– An Increase of More than 15 Percent Over 2011-

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Mar. 13, 2013) – The 2012 Economic Impact Report, released today by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), based in Newport Beach, Calif., states that the total economic impact of local franchised new vehicle dealers in 2012 was approximately $9 billion reflecting an increase of 15 percent from 2011, when the total impact was $7.6 billion. The study also reports a total of 173,342 new vehicles and 76,700 used vehicles sold during the year and more than a half a billion dollars in sales tax revenues generated, of which $68 million goes directly to Orange County cities. Additionally, Orange County new car dealerships remain collectively one of the largest employers in the county with more than 11,000 employees and a total payroll of $590 million.

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02/15/2013 – ACURA AWARDS DCH TUSTIN ACURA DEALERSHIP OF DISTINCTION HONORS

Tustin, Ca. Feb. 15, 2013 – Acura has announced that DCH Tustin Acura has earned its most prestigious honor – Dealership of Distinction, once again. The award is presented annually to an elite group of Acura dealers that achieve a rigorous set of objectives in the areas of client satisfaction, training, facility appearance, and finance. This is the 10th year that DCH Tustin Acura has been recognized with Dealership of Distinction status.

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02/04/2013 – ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION
After Local Win, Loara High School ROP in Anaheim Will Represent Orange County at National Competition in New York in April; Scholarships Worth $85,000 and New Vehicle Were Awarded

NEWPORT BEACH and ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2013) – A talented and enthusiastic team from Loara High School ROP in Anaheim won top honors at the 20th Annual Automotive Technology Competition at Kia Motors America headquarters in Irvine on Sat., Feb. 2. The team will now head to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York in April on a sponsorship provided by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA). Loara High School ROP will have a chance at winning a second national title for their school, which won the national competition in 2010. Making the victory that much sweeter, Kia Motors America donated a Kia Sorrento SUV to the Loara High School ROP automotive technology program. The Sorrento will be used for training purposes leading up to the national competition.

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12/xx/2012 – DON’T DRIVE DISTRACTED CALIFORNIA (D3CA) CONTEST ASKS TEENS TO CREATE MULTI-MEDIA SAFE DRIVING AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS FOR CHANCE TO WIN NEW CAR OR SCHOLARSHIP

TUSTIN, Calif., (Dec. xx. 2012) – As a long-time advocate and supporter of several teen safe driving initiatives, DCH Tustin Acura will lead the local efforts behind a new campaign to raise awareness about the dangers young drivers face when behind the wheel of the car. High school students throughout Orange County, and California, are invited to create and submit a multi-media teen safe driving program to the DCH Teen Safe Driving Awareness Contest with the chance of winning a brand new car or a scholarship of the equivalent amount.

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11/09/2012 – TUSTIN AUTO CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD

TUSTIN, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2012) — Tustin Auto Center, established since 1986, today announced the newly-elected members of its Executive Board. Dick Hsu, general manager, DCH Tustin Acura, was elected president, and Mark Parkinson, owner of Tustin Buick Pontiac GMC, will serve as vice president. John Patterson, CEO, Tustin Mazda and Tustin Hyundai, became treasurer, while Glenn Kashima, Fixed Operations Director of Tustin Toyota, was elected to the post of secretary.

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10/23/2012 – DCH TUSTIN ACURA LAUDED AS “TOP 100 BEST DEALERSHIPS TO WORK FOR” BY LEADING INDUSTRY PUBLICATION

TUSTIN, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2012) — DCH Tustin Acura was awarded as one of the “Top 100 Best Dealerships to Work For” on Oct 17, 2012, in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago by Automobile News, the nation’s pre-eminent publication for automotive industry news. This latest honor for DCH Tustin Acura follows several additional industry awards from Acura This is the latest honor received by the dealership after it has won numerous prestigious awards recently from Acura, J. D Powers and Associates, the Tustin Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Register, the Tustin Community Foundation, Women Certified®, among others./p>

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10/04/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTO DEALERS RAISE MORE THAN $50,000 FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ORANGE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Ninety-one Schools Joined New Fundraising Program That Let Students Sell Tickets to the Auto Show and Reap 100% of Proceeds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2012) – Through a unique fundraising program developed by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association, 91 Orange County schools raised more than $50,000, reflecting a 300 percent increase in funds raised from the previous year. The brainchild of Orange County’s auto dealers, the program was created to offset the impact of continuing budget cuts on sports, music and arts programs at schools countywide.

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08/06/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTO DEALERS SEEK TO RAISE $250,000 FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ORANGE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
To date, More than 20,000 Students Have Joined Fundraising Program That Lets Students Sell Tickets and Reap 100% of Proceeds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2012 – UPDATED Sept. 17, 2012) – Now in its second year, a fundraising campaign organized by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) seeks to raise more than $250,000 for elementary, junior and high school students in Orange County. At a time when schools throughout the county are facing dramatic cuts for the coming school year, this fundraising effort will raise critical funds for sports, music, and arts programs as well as student groups and clubs. To date more than 40,000 students from 97 schools have joined the program, and registrations will be accepted until August 31.

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07/16/2012 – CREVIER MINI OPENS THE WEST COAST’S LARGEST MINI DEALERSHIP AT THE SANTA ANA AUTO MALL

SANTA ANA, Calif., (July 16, 2012) – With the July 2 opening of the new, standalone Crevier MINI at the Santa Ana Auto Mall, Southern California MINI owners and enthusiasts now have access to the largest MINI dealership in California. The 69,000 square foot dealership is located directly across from Crevier BMW, where it was previously situated. With 200 new and used vehicles on the lot, Crevier MINI has one of the largest inventories of MINIs in the West.

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07/10/2012 – INCREASED DEMAND DRIVES RENICK SUBARU’S EXPANSION IN FULLERTON
11-Year Old Dealership Adds 3,500 Square Feet to Accommodate Larger Inventory

FULLERTON, Calif. (July 10, 2012) – Renick Subaru, located in Fullerton, has expanded to meet increasing demand for Subaru cars, sedans, crossovers, wagons, and SUVs in Orange County and surrounding areas. Adjacent to sister dealership Renick Cadillac which was founded in 1952, Renick Subaru has experienced an 80 percent increase of Subaru sales during the past six months. The 3,500 square foot expansion allows Renick Subaru to showcase more of its inventory in one location.

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07/10/2012 – DCH TUSTIN ACURA IS ONE OF THE 2012 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS BEST DEALERSHIPS TO WORK FOR

Tustin, CA, July 10, 2012 – DCH Tustin Acura earned the distinction of being named one of Automotive News’ Best Dealerships To Work For. Automotive News partnered with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships in the U.S. and Canada that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. The program measured workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees.

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07/03/2012 – TUSTIN HYUNDAI CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW LOCATION IN THE TUSTIN AUTO CENTER
New Showroom is Double the Size and Brings Expansive Inventory Under One Roof

TUSTIN, Calif. (July 3, 2012) –Tustin Hyundai, part of the OC Auto Team family of dealerships, will celebrate the grand opening of a new, larger location within the Tustin Auto Center on Tues., July 10. The new showroom and lot, which sits on 4.35 acres within the auto center, will provide an improved customer experience and will allow the dealership to bring its expansive inventory under one roof. The move is also a reflection of the growing popularity of the Hyundai brand among Southern California auto buyers.

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05/xx/2012 – TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL ONE OF SEVEN IN STATE TO HOST GLOBAL YOUTH TRAFFIC SAFETY EVENT

TUSTIN, Calif. (May xx, 2012) – On Tuesday, May 8, the students of Tustin High School will join thousands of youth and organizations across the United States during the sixth annual month of focus on youth traffic safety, Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Tustin High School, and its Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club, is one of seven schools in California selected to participate in this event to increase awareness about youth traffic safety. During a school assembly rally, the students will receive valuable insight and guidance from school and community leaders on the importance of driving safely and without distractions, such as texting while driving.

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04/23/2012 – STUDENT TEAM FROM LOARA HIGH SCHOOL ROP IN ANAHEIM WINS $120,000 IN SCHOLARHIPS AT NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION
Team takes Second Place in Nation

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 23, 2012) – The student team of Steven Brown and Erick Parades from Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif., took second place among 30 teams from around the country at the 2012 National Automotive Technology Competition held April 10-11during the New York International Auto Show. The Loara ROP team, sponsored by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), competed in the auto industry’s largest school-to-work initiative, which pits the nation’s best high school automotive vocational education students against one another for the title of “America’s Top Technician.”

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03/09/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION REPORTS LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF $7.6 BILLION — AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 15 PERCENT OVER 2010

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Mar. 9, 2012) – The 2011 Economic Impact Report, released today by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), based in Newport Beach, Calif., reports that the total economic impact of local franchised new vehicle dealers in 2011 was $7.6 billion reflecting an increase of 15.7 percent from 2010, when the total impact was $6.4 billion. The study also shows a total of 142,740 new vehicles and 81,900 used vehicles sold during the year amounting to more than $457 million in tax revenues generated, of which $59 million goes directly to Orange County cities. Additionally, Orange County new car dealerships are collectively the fourth largest employer in the county with more than $550 million in total payroll. In 2011, local dealers added 585 employees for a total of 11,115 employees countywide.

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02/14/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION
Loara High School ROP in Anaheim Wins and Will Represent Orange County at National Competition in New York in April; A New Vehicle and Scholarships Worth $66,000 were awarded

NEWPORT BEACH and ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2012) – A talented and enthusiastic team from Loara High School ROP in Anaheim won top honors at the 19th Annual Automotive Technology Competition at Kia Motors America headquarters in Irvine on Sat., Feb. 11. The team will now head to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York in April on a sponsorship provided by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA). Loara High School ROP will have a chance at winning a second national title for their school, which won the national competition in 2010. Making the victory that much sweeter, Kia Motors America donated a Kia Optima mid-size sedan to the Loara High School ROP automotive technology program. The Optima will be used for training purposes leading up to the national competition.

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01/31/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY’S BRIGHTEST HIGH SCHOOL AUTOMOTIVE MINDS COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND A TRIP TO THE NATIONALS
The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association Hosts 19th Annual Automotive Technology Competition at Kia Headquarters in Irvine

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2012) –The Orange County (CA.) Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) will kick-off its 19th annual Automotive Technology Competition on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Kia Motors America headquarters in Irvine, CA. The competition assembles the most accomplished talent from local high school automotive technology programs. This year, 12 students from six high schools will compete for college scholarships and to be known as the “best-of-the-best” locally and nationally.

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01/20/2012 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ACHIEVES TOP NATIONAL AND STATE RANKINGS IN 2011

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2012) – Talon Automotive Group of Costa Mesa, Calif., which includes three new car dealerships and one pre-owned Superstore in Orange County, today announced that its Orange Coast Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram unit in Costa Mesa was the top-selling Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram dealership in California in 2011, while the new Orange Coast FIAT, also in Costa Mesa, was the top-selling FIAT dealership in the United States.

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09/22/2011 – DEALERS RAISE $15,000 FOR ANAHEIM SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ORANGE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Inaugural Fundraising Program Let Students in the Anaheim Union High School District Sell Tickets to the Orange County International Show and Reap 100% of Proceeds

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2011) — An inaugural fundraising campaign organized by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) raised more than $15,000 for junior and high school students in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), which like most school districts around the country faces tremendous budget cuts in the coming school year.

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01/20/2011 – * MEDIA ALERT * OC’S BRIGHTEST HIGH SCHOOL AUTOMOTIVE MINDS COMPETE AT ANNUAL AUTO TECH COMPETITION JANUARY 22nd
No Longer a Wrench and Socket Career, Students Must Understand Complex Technological Systems

The 18th Annual Automotive Technology presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) assembles the most accomplished talent from Orange County high school automotive technology programs. This year, 12 students from six high schools will compete for college scholarships and to be known as the “best-of-the-best” locally and nationally. More than $1.1 million in scholarships have been awarded to winners since 1994. Last year’s winners from Loara High School in Anaheim progressed to a national competition in New York and brought home top honors as the best high school auto technicians in the country.

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08/18/2010 – $26,000 AWARDED IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
Awarded to 26 Orange County Students. Local Auto Dealers Contribute to Program that Provides Scholarships to Automotive Technology Students.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2010) – The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) today announced that 26 Orange County auto technology students received a total of $19,500 in scholarships from local automotive dealers as part of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Scholarship Foundation. The winning students, which also included 32 students from other areas of California, will use the scholarships to support their automotive technology studies.

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04/19/2010 – FOOTHILL RANCH CHEVROLET MOVES TO IRVINE
New Dealership, Renamed Chevrolet of Irvine, Will Offer More Central Location and Larger Facility

IRVINE, Calif. (April 19, 2010) – It will be a homecoming for Mark Dershem when he opens Chevrolet of Irvine in the Irvine Auto Center on May 3, 2010.  More than 16 years ago, Dershem worked as general manager at Joe MacPherson Chevrolet, the pioneering and much-respected auto dealership that served Orange County from 1958 to 2007.
After Joe MacPherson Chevrolet was sold, Dershem opened Foothill Ranch Chevrolet in February 2002.  Now, to offer his customers a more easily accessible and central location, Dershem will open the dealership in Irvine and will rename it Chevrolet of Irvine.  

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04/13/2010 – ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION TO BECOME “AMERICA’S TOP TECHNICIANS”

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 13, 2010) — Jonathan Greenhalgh and Ben Hicks, students with the Loara High School ROP program in Anaheim, Calif., took first place at the 2010 National Automotive Technology Competition held April 6-7 during  the New York International Automobile Show.  The Loara team, sponsored by the Orange County (Calif.) Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), competed in the auto industry’s largest school-to-work initiative, which pits the nation’s best high school automotive vocational education students against one another for the title of “America’s Top Technician.”

The team, which is part of the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP), was led by instructor, Russ Bacarella. Major support came from OCADA and Toyota of Orange, which provided on-site training and support for five months leading up to the competition. 

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01/04/2010 - ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION HOSTS 17th ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION — The “OC’s” Brightest Automotive Minds Compete for College Scholarships –

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA (January 4, 2010) – Celebrating its 17th annual automotive technology competition, the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA) will host the event Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Hyundai Motor America headquarters in Fountain Valley. Twelve high school seniors are preparing to represent the best-of-the-best in the OCADA Automotive Technology Competition with the winners receiving a college scholarship.

“OCADA is very proud to sponsor and organize this event that highlights the incredible talents of these students and brings awareness to the excellent opportunities in the automotive technology field,” said John Sackrison Executive Director of the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA). “We are excited that once again we will be awarding each participating student college scholarships to further their automotive technology studies.”

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12/15/2009 - TUSTIN AUTO CENTER MAKES EASY TO GIVE BACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

TUSTIN, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2009) — Tustin Auto Center (www.tustinautocenter.com) has found a way to make the holidays less busy by giving residents an easy way to share the holiday spirit with those less fortunate in the local community. Now through December 31, the auto center will serve as a drop-off point for Orange County Rescue Mission’s “Heart for Hunger” campaign. Customers and residents can drop food items in bins located at each of the 13 dealerships in the Tustin Auto Center. Suggested food items include: rice and dry beans, stuffing and dry potatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and cereals, baby food and formula, and soups, sauces and pasta.

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12/12/2009 - 5th Annual So Cal Hummer Caravan to Deliver Thousands of Toys to Camp Pendleton for Toys for Tots Organizers Anticipate More than 100 Hummers on Drive from Tustin to San Diego

TUSTIN, Calif. (Dec. 12 , 2009) – More than 100 Hummers and their holiday-spirited owners will come together on the morning of Sat., Dec. 12, at Tustin Hummer in the Tustin Auto Center, to begin their caravan to Camp Pendleton to deliver thousands of toys to U.S. Marines and their families. Additional Hummer owners from all around Southern California are expected to meet near the I-5 Freeway on the way to Camp Pendleton. Participation is free.

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11/2009 - CLASSIC CAR EXPERTS JOIN CREVIER CLASSIC CARS IN COSTA MESA

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Nov. , 2009) – Crevier Classic Cars, a contemporary, secure, state-of-the-art storage facility for classic cars in Costa Mesa, today announced a new sales team, including three of the Classic Car world’s leading experts. The new sales team, including Larry Alderson, Mark Drewitz and El Hathaway, are well-known and respected in the Classic Car world and will focus their efforts on expanding the facility’s sales operation. Their expertise will benefit clients who seek to build their collections, sell their existing cars or locate the car of their dreams.

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7/28/2009 - NORM REEVES HONDA SUPERSTORE HUNTINGTON BEACH ADDS NEW “BEACH” FRONT PROPERTY

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (July 28, 2009) –Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, a part of Conant Auto Retail Group (CAR Group), today announced a significant expansion of the dealership’s existing lot along Beach Blvd in Huntington Beach. This acquisition doubles the size of the display lot fronting Beach Blvd and will be celebrated this Thursday, July 30 at 4:30p.m. in a V.I.P. ribbon cutting ceremony.

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7/17/2009 - Beckman High School and Tustin High School Students Meet in D.C. With Legislators about the Safety of Teen Drivers

WASHINGTON D.C. (July 17,2009) – Student leaders from the Beckman High School and Tustin High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapters met with members of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate recently to discuss teen issues that affect teens ranging from the legal drinking age, to bullying in schools and traffic safety issues.

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5/20/2009 - ORANGE COUNTY KIA DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCES 408% SALES INCREASE. More OC Car Buyers with Prime Credit Turning to Kia for Value and Price.

SANTA ANA, Calif (May 20, 2009) – Kia Depot today announced a remarkable 408% increase in sales for 2009 year-to-date, a major milestone in what can only be described as a very difficult auto sales market. In March alone, Kia Depot sold 101 Kias, as compared to 16 in March 2008. The dealership attributes this dramatic growth to several factors, including aggressive rebates and incentives from the manufacturer as well as an increase in prime-credit car buyers looking for more value from their car purchase.

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5/15/2009 - MERCEDES-BENZ OF ANAHEIM TO HOST NEW 2010 E-CLASS SEDAN & COUPE SNEAK PREVIEW

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 15, 2009) — Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim today announced a special preview of the all new 2010 E-Class sedan and Coupe models at its showroom in Anaheim Hills that will be held on Friday evening, May 15th from 5:30pm-8:30pm and Saturday, May 16th from 8:30am-8:30pm. These models are not due for launch until early July and would not normally be available to test drive.

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4/28/2009 - CAR Wash to Support Tustin SADD Teen Safe Driving Initiative Announced

TUSTIN, Calif. (Apr. 28, 2009) – To help increase awareness of safe teen driving, 26 students from Tustin High School will volunteer their time at DCH Tustin Acura on Saturday, May 2, 2009, offering car washes to the public. Funds raised will support the local chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), which the students recently formed at the school.

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4/15/2009 - OC Mazda in Huntington Beach joins the Revolution

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Apr. 15, 2009) – On May 1, 2009, Huntington Beach Mazda will unveil a new concept in auto retailing with the debut of Orange County’s only “Retail Revolution Store.” The City of Huntington Beach will officiate at the ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 4:00 PM.

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3/12/2009 - Elmore Toyota to Donate Iconic 2009 Toyota Prius For Golden West College Annual Fundraiser

WESTMINSTER, CA (March 12, 2009) – Elmore Toyota today announced that the dealership is donating the highly sought after 2009 Toyota Prius to the Golden West College Foundation as part of the Elmore Toyota Presents the Golden West College Gala, the college’s 12th annual fundraiser. This year’s vehicle, a new 2009 Toyota Prius with a sticker price of $28,344, comes loaded with today’s most popular options including: Smart Key system, backup camera, anti-theft system, MP3/WMA playback capability, hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth®, and voice-activated DVD navigation system.

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12/15/2008 - WILSON AUTOMOTIVE GROUP EMPLOYEES DONATE $176,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (December 15, 2008) –The Wilson Automotive Group, one of Orange County’s largest automotive dealership groups, today announced that their employees are making a holiday donation of over $176,000 for local Orange County charities. This donation continues the staff’s annual tradition of donating to their favorite charity on behalf of their employer and owner of Wilson Automotive Group, David Wilson, in lieu of presenting him with individual gifts. Employees representing all 16 dealerships presented David Wilson with a “check” representing the cumulative donated amount of $176,000 on December 15th during the company’s annual Holiday party.

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12/13/2008 - HUGE SO CAL HUMMER CARAVAN TO TRAVEL FROM ORANGE COUNTY TO CAMP PENDLETON TO DELIVER TOYS FOR TOTS

TUSTIN, Calif (Dec, 2008) 4th Annual Southern California HUMMER Toys for Tots Drive: To celebrate the spirit of giving, HUMMER owners will meet at the Tustin HUMMER dealership at 7:30 a.m. to begin their caravan to Camp Pendleton to deliver hundreds of toys to Marines and their families. Additional Hummer owners from all around Southern California are expected to meet near the I-5 Freeway on the way to Camp Pendleton.

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11/10/2008 – MERCEDES-BENZ OF ANAHEIM OFFERS ICONIC MERCEDES-BENZ S550 SEDAN TO RAISE $1 MILLION FOR SAKS FIFTH AVENUE’S KEY TO THE CURE

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2008) — – For decades the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has epitomized the best in automotive design, performance, luxury and safety. Now this icon will use its star power to raise funds for women’s cancer research, new treatments, education and prevention. Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has designed a special edition S550 Sedan – now available at Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim – to help raise funds for Saks

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10/28/2008 – 2009 ACURA TL PREMIERES AT TUSTIN ACURA

TUSTIN, CA (October 28, 2008) The most powerful and technologically advanced Acura ever built, the all-new 2009 Acura TL, was formally introduced to Orange County on a specially arranged launch event on Thursday, October 2 at DCH Tustin Acura.

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07/07/08 – ORANGE COAST CHRYSLER/JEEP/DODGE AUTO DEALER TO CONSOLIDATE UNDER ONE ROOF,COSTA MESA, CA

Costa Mesa, CA (July 07, 2008) Family-owned Orange Coast Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler dealerships in Costa Mesa, Calif., will consolidate into one facility on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa as part of Chrysler LLC’s Project Genesis initiative. Introduced by Chrysler in fall 2007, Project Genesis intends to create a more viable dealer body to improve customer service and increase profitability and value for its dealers across the country.

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05/08/08 – SEVEN ORANGE COUNTY AUTO DEALERS COUNT AMONG TOP 125 IN NATION IN ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE NEWS MAGAZINE SURVEY

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (May, 2008) – The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) today announced that seven local automobile dealer groups in Orange County rank among the top 125 dealer groups in the nation based on 2007 new vehicle retail sales units. This is according to an annual survey conducted by Automotive News, a leading industry publication. Collectively, the seven groups sold 198,836 new cars in 2007.

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05/06/08 – NORM REEVES ACURA OF MISSION VIEJO CELEBRATES OPENING OF STATE-OF-THE-ART, 70,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY

MISSION VIEJO, CA (May 06, 2008) On Monday, May 5, 2008, Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo re-opened its doors to an all-new, state-of-the-art facility. Located on the grounds of the original facility at 28802 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo, the dealership sits on a boulevard that is home to many of South Orange County’s luxury automotive dealerships.

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04/18/08 – ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS DRIVING FORCE FOR LOCAL ECONOMY ACCORDING TO ANNUAL INDUSTRY REPORT

The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA) today released its 2008 Economic Impact Report numbers for 2007. This year’s results once again underscore that Orange County automobile dealers are a major contributor to the local economy and community. Dealership sales for the year came in at $8.5 billion and charitable contributions nearly doubled from $6.7 million to $12 million in 2007.

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04/10/08 – TUSTIN HUMMER DONATES CHILD-SIZED HUMMERS TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY

TUSTIN HUMMER, located in the Tustin Auto Center, is proud to be putting the smiles on the little faces of their community. As part of the HUMMER Courageous Kids Program, TUSTIN HUMMER donated two 12-volt HUMMER ride-on vehicles to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) for young patients to “drive” themselves into surgery.

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03/26/08 – TUSTIN ACURA WINS ACURA’S TOP AWARD AGAIN

DCH Tustin Acura today announced that is has once again been awarded Acura’s highest dealership honor – the Precision Team Dealership of Distinction Award for 2007. Only a few of the top Acura dealerships in the nation, and only two in California, have received this distinguished recognition for their excellence in customer satisfaction.

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