TITLE

First black dealer: Homer Roberts in 1923

AUTHOR(S)
Restuccia, Rusty
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Automotive News;11/20/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5904, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles pioneer black automobile dealers in the United States. Homer Roberts of the Roberts-Campbell Motors Inc.; Dan Gaines' Ford dealership on the South Side of Chicago; Ed Davis of the Davis Motor Sales in Detroit; Robert Nelson Jr., first black to receive import-car franchises.
ACCESSION #
3926060

 

Related Articles

  • Getting In Gear. Gite, Lloyd // Black Enterprise;Jun2000, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p139 

    Discusses how acquisitions and partnerships can help in the growth of the African American automobile industry. Drop in the sales of Mel Farr Automotive Group in 1999; Efforts of Moorehead Buick GMC to become more competitive and secure more dealerships; Benefits of partnering with the National...

  • The Road to Recovery. Gite, Lloyd // Black Enterprise;Jun2002, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p159 

    Presents an update on the financial performance of Afro-American automobile dealers in the U.S. in 2001. Factors that have affected the automobile industry in the U.S. in 2001; Condition of the industry as of the first quarter of 2002; Strategies that have been implemented to help dealerships...

  • STEERING THROUGH THE SKID. Hughes, Alan // Black Enterprise;Jun2010, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p154 

    The article features Avis Ford, which was chosen by "Black Enterprise" as 2010 Auto Dealer of the Year. It states that the dealership based in Southfield, Michigan, has sold 645 vehicles in the first quarter of the year and Walter E. Douglas Sr., chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) has...

  • B.E. AUTO DEALERS.  // Black Enterprise;Jun2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p149 

    Presents a list of African American automobile dealers included in the "Black Enterprise" 100s list in the U.S. as of June 2004. Prestige Automotive; March/Hodge Automotive; Martin Automotive Group.

  • A Long, Cold Winter in Detroit. Hocker, Cliff; Hughes, Alan // Black Enterprise;Jun2008, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p131 

    The article reports on the decline in sales of automobile dealers and automakers in the U.S. Sales volume for U.S. automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler Group have all declined. On the other hand, import carmakers continued to outperform their domestic counterparts: Toyota's sales, though...

  • Running on empty. Williams-Harold, Bevolyn // Black Enterprise;Nov98, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p24 

    Focuses on the top automobile dealerships owned by African-Americans in the United States for 1998. Features of the minority dealership development programs by the top three automobile manufacturers in the United States; Comparison of the figures with the number of dealerships by other minority...

  • B.E. AUTO DEALERS.  // Black Enterprise;Jun2012, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p115 

    The article presents a list of BE automobile dealers forming part of the BE 100s, the largest black-owned businesses in the U.S.

  • Auto dealer 100.  // Black Enterprise;Jun95, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p111 

    Lists Afro-American automobile dealers in United States, ranked by sales as of December 31, 1994. Chief executive officer; Year started; Staff; Type of business; Location.

  • Desperate in Detroit. Hocker, Cliff; Hughes, Alan // Black Enterprise;Jun2007, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p129 

    The article discusses the efforts of African-American owned car dealerships to adopt to the changes in customer demand. Changes in consumer demand have forced three major American automakers to recalibrate their model. In response, auto dealers either began wholesale fleet transactions or...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics