Earnhardt Chevrolet will be open for business at 2121 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona on June 6, 2016. It is the first time in the Earnhardt Auto Group’s 65 year history that they have owned a Chevrolet franchise.
According to the auto group’s founder, Tex Earnhardt, “We’ve been trying to buy a Chevrolet store for many years and with the addition of this new store we now offer the most well rounded group of brands that any company can possibly offer to the citizens of Arizona.” He explained that the Earnhardt’s purchased Thorobred Chevrolet, Arizona’s largest Chevrolet location, established in 1978. It is a full service dealership that sits on 24 acres centrally located in Chandler, less than 5 minutes from 3 major freeways.
The dealership will offer one of largest selections of Chevrolets in the Valley, plus GM Certified Pre-Owned trucks, SUVs and cars, as well as other used cars. Chevrolets have historically received top vehicle of the year awards including 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year for its Camaro and Truck of the Year for its Colorado.
The first Earnhardt store was founded by the family patriarch, Tex Earnhardt in September 1951 in Chandler, Arizona. At his original Ford dealership, Tex sold one car at a time. Over the years, both the dealerships and Tex’ persona grew. He became widely known for his great deals and as the cowboy car dealer who rode a bull. Tex’ trademark slogan “that ain’t no bull” was the ultimate truth in advertising. The “bull” he rode in the commercials was really a steer.
Tex, 85, is still involved with his family‘s automobile business and visits the Earnhardt stores almost daily. The Dealer Principal of Earnhardt Chevrolet is Derby Earnhardt, grandson of Tex Earnhardt. “We promise our customers at Earnhardt Chevrolet the same great customer service and low prices that we’ve based our business on for the past 65 years”, he said. Derby Earnhardt said that the store expects to sell 350 vehicles a month and employ over 150 people. The dealership’s General Manager is Jason Gourd, who has been with the Earnhardt’s for 20+ years. “We are so excited to offer Chevrolet products and I hope you will stop in and see us. You’ll be impressed with the award-winning vehicles, as well as the World Class service you will receive. I personally guarantee it”, said Gourd.
Earnhardt Auto Centers is owned and managed by the Earnhardt family and is the oldest and largest family-owned automobile group in Arizona. The organization sells 18 different automobile brands: Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Toyota, Buick, GMC, Scion, Cadillac, Honda, Volkswagen, Maserati – and now, Chevrolet at 20 locations through metro Phoenix.
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