One Big Family!!!!!!!!! That s the way we view our business here at Southern Motors. Vern Roberts started Southern Motors way back in 1978, This was a hobby that turned into a business. A highly decorated member of the Pontiac Police force, Vern s first love was always cars. He opened a dealership on Oakland Avenue in Pontiac with 3 cars, and the rest is history. In 1983, he moved to 1491 Baldwin, some say to be closer to the Dairy Queen, and has been here ever since. We now carry 50 to 60 cars in inventory at all times and sell 200-300 classic cars a year. I never knew it would be this big , he often says. Yet he does not refer to himself as a dealer, If I had to sell Toyota s, I would not be doing this . After a brilliant career (Officer of the Year, a Citation of Bravery, and several Meritorious Citations), Vern retired in 1994 and turned his full attention to the business. I came into the picture in 1990, and most people would not know this, but Vern is not my real father. He took me under his wing when I was in high school, and we built a bond that is unbreakable. I truly view him as my father, and could never thank him enough for his guidance through life. Leeroy, The Original Boy Wonder , has been around longer than me. He started with Vern in the late 80 s and after a short retirement came back as a buyer in 2000. His fun-loving attitude and self-described kid-like personality have always made him a favorite among our customers. Greg started buying cars for us in 2004 and has done a tremendous job! His knowledge of classic cars and love for horsepower have made him the perfect fit. Ben, The New Guy , started just a few years ago. He handles any repairs that occur with these old cars and also is the crew chief of the Southern Motors Race Team. He is the young one of the group but is a good sport about all the ribbing that comes with that tag. Over the years we have gained an incredible collection of friends. Most Saturday s, we spend more time entertaining them than working. I have had the pleasure of working here since 1992 and feel we are truly blessed to do this for a living. So if you are looking for a great classic car, or maybe you just want to stop and visit, please come on by. We will be looking for you! Just bring a little money, we are always looking for someone to buy ice cream! Sincerely, David Witt Southern Motors Sales Manager Celebrating 30 Years in Business!!! God Bless! Vern & David!
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