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Len Bellavia's 'new lease on life'

A year ago, noted dealer lawyer Len Bellavia was told that he had terminal cancer and would soon be dead. That's not the way things turned out.


Contest losers sue winner, and lose again

A Nova Scotia dealership group's C$100,000 contest took an unexpected turn from the showroom to the courtroom when disappointed finalists sued the winner.

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Len Bellavia's 'new lease on life'

A year ago, noted dealer lawyer Len Bellavia was told that he had terminal cancer and would soon be dead. That's not the way things turned out.


May U.S. auto sales projected to rise -- slightly

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to rise very slightly in May from a year ago, narrowly snapping the industry's streak of four consecutive monthly declines. But one forecaster is cutting its outlook for the year after the spring selling season has come in weaker than anticipated.

| UPDATED: 5/24/17 4:50 pm ET - adds details
Toyota hires VW marketing exec Shahani

Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integrated marketing operations. The move is effective June 5.


Lexus patient with fixed-price program

A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.


In the pits with Hendrick Motorsports

Athleticism, strength, an ability to work as a synchronized team and competitive drive are required to make the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports. Here's a look inside the training regimen.

| UPDATED: 5/22/17 11:53 am ET - corrected
Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.


Dealers: 'Who's Hackett?'

News that Mark Fields is out at Ford left surprised dealers with a common reaction. They want to know, 'Who is Jim Hackett?'


What's the succession plan at AutoNation?

A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for CEO Mike Jackson, 68.

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