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April 11, 2014

Bob's Market Message



NASCAR days is in the books. What an event.

Thanks to Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Clint Boyer and Greg Biffle for being our annual partners. Two of the best drivers in NASCAR are just two really nice guys who like hanging out with all of you in Spokane.

The NASCAR Days sales were incredible--Seattle sold nearly 300 and Spokane sold 1550 this week! WE appreciate all of you who joined us to make this promotion a huge success. The market continued its red hot pace with conversion rates into the mid 70s for both sales. DAA Northwest sold 1550 out of 2107! Business on the street is good everywhere. Most everyone had a very good March and April's pace is equally strong so far.

How long will this pace last? Who knows. I for one never guessed we would see this kind of spring market this year. All I can say is, "Make hay while the sun shines," and the sun is shining right now!

We all partake in a great industry. The car business is hard, but it is rewarding. The relationships we form as we work together during the good times and the bad are what are most important to me. I know I speak for all of us here when I say we appreciate the partnerships and friendships that have been forged over the years. That is the most rewarding part of the journey.

- Bob McConkey

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