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Sharing Good News – January 2024

Affinity Truck Center contributed $10,000 to Duncan Polytechnical High School, with a specific focus on enhancing the Heavy Truck Program.

Hatfield Buick GMC Shelter Animal Donation Drive

Lithia Subaru – Conversations on a bench

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton donated to Tara’s Chance to replace their lighting system

Shingle Springs Subaru donated coats to Operation Warm Coats

Sierra Subaru of Monrovia’s “Project Ropa” – Part of Subaru Loves Campaign

Thompson Chevrolet Service Dept hosts Boys Scouts troup for a day of exploration and learning

Toyota of Glendale is gearing up to host 5th annual Adopt-a-Pet Event

Sharing Good News- November 2023

Antelope Valley Volkswagen is hosting a Thanksgiving Drive

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek hosted pet adoption event via “Subaru Loves Pets Campaign”

Marin Subaru donating proceeds from car sales this month to local charities

Modesto Subaru has opened and sponsored an Ice Rink for their community

Hansel Honda Toy drive

Hatfield Buick GMC is hosting a toy drive starting this month

Hello Mazda Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Oakland Honda donating to Alameda Food Bank

Premier Chevrolet of Seaside hosts weekly food drive

Sharing Good News- October 2023

Cummings Automotive Group – Believe Walk (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Dublin Honda – Project Courage

Future Ford of Sacramento worked with Ford Motors to donate meals

Honda of the Desert and Toyota of the Desert have pitched in to help those effected by Tropical Storm Hillary within the Coachella Valley community.

Iowa businessman pledges $25M gift to UNI College of Business. The largest single donation in the university’s history will create two funds to serve students.

Longo Toyota, which bills itself as the world’s largest Toyota dealership, is going all in for education. The El Monte, Calif., dealership is auctioning off a 2023 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO, with all proceeds to be donated to the El Monte Schools and Vision To Learn.

Metro Acura/Honda supporting Breast Cancer Awareness – Sponsoring “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in the IE.

Premier Subaru of Fremont sponsoring Hers BCF Walk-a-thon

Tustin Mazda Rocked The Socks

Sharing Good News- September 2023

Fairfield Chevrolet – Worked with local Staples to donate School Supplies to Cleo Gordon Elementary

Lithia Subaru of Fresno helps build beds for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization

Premier Chevrolet Seaside volunteering regularly with Food Bank for Monterey County

Toyota of El Cajon sponsors Dog Surf-a-thon helping to raise proceeds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Tustin Toyota hosts a dog adoption event

2024 TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year CNCDA Nominations

CNCDA is seeking input from dealers for this year’s TIME Dealer of the year candidates. We kindly ask for your nomination of the deserving California-based dealer who exemplifies the qualifications below and should receive this distinguished industry accolade.

Nomination Rules

  • Be the actual operating head designated in the factory agreement, of a franchised new car dealership and a member of CNCDA and NADA for the last five years.
  • Demonstrate the well-rounded qualities of a successful dealer, such as strong ethics, solid financial stature, consistent customer satisfaction, and industry recognition through achievement awards
  • Be a model citizen, active in his or her community, dedicated to serving fellow citizens and charitable contributions to benefit others.

The deadline to complete and return the nomination form is Monday, July 24, 2023. Email to
All nominations are confidential. Only the nominee chosen will be contacted by CNCDA.

Past Nominees Include:

Tim Hutcherson, Downey Nissan 2023
Terry Gilmore, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac 2022
David Conant, Norm Reeves Honda Superstore 2021
Paul Rusnak, Rusnak Auto Group 2020
Todd Blue, IndiGO Auto Group 2019
Bill Hatfield, Hatfield Buick GMC 2018
Inder Dosanjh, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat VW Infiniti 2017
John Symes, Symes Automotive Group 2016
R.J. Romero, Empire Nissan 2015
Doug Fuller, Fuller Ford Honda Kia 2014
Rick Niello, The Niello Group 2013
Fritz Hitchcock, Hitchcock Automotive Resources 2012
Walter Kienle, Walter’s Automotive Group 2011
Henry Hansel, Hansel Ford 2010
Ed Fitzpatrick, Valley Lexus 2009
Tim SmithNational Winner, Bob Smith BMW 2008
Bob Hemborg, Hemborg Ford 2007
Chuck Haddad, Haddad Dodge 2006
Dave Wilson, Wilson Automotive 2005
Cal Worthington, Worthington Ford 2004
Harold Meek, Three Way Chevrolet 2003

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