iDriveLending Recognizes Local Auto Dealers

April 11, 2017 

Several Tallahassee-area auto dealerships were recognized recently by iDriveLending (iDrive) for achievement in providing affordable auto loans to thousands of area residents. In 2016, the lending consortium of five area credit unions generated more than 3,000 auto loans, keeping more than $67 million of loans in the community.

Each year, iDrive recognizes leading dealerships for their accomplishments. The 2016 award recipients include:

  • Direct Auto Exchange - “Independent Dealer of the Year” and “40 Million Dollar Club”
  • Tallahassee Ford Lincoln - “Franchise Dealer of the Year” and “20 Million Dollar Club”
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet - “Community Partner Award” and inaugural “75 Million Dollar Club”
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick, GMC, Cadillac - “20 Million Dollar Club”
  • Ultimate Image Auto Sales - “10 Million Dollar Club”
  • Headturners Auto, Inc. (Perry, Fla.) - “Community Partner Award”

The winners of the 10, 20, 40 and 75 Million Dollar Club awards are based on the total loan amount dealers have funded with iDrive since they began partnering with the program. Dealerships with the best cumulative monthly Dealer Production Report scores earned Dealer of the Year awards, and the Community Partner Award was given to the dealership with the greatest number of funded deals within the iDrive member area.

Since it began, iDrive has generated 9,247 individual loans totaling more than $205 million.

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2016 - Direct Auto Exchange, "Independent Dealer of the Year" and "40 Million Dollar Club" Pictured L to R: Hal Barnett, iDriveLending; Tyrone Davis, owner; Kyle Williamson, General Sales Manager; Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending
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2016 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet, "Community Partner Award" and "Inaugural 75 Million Dollar Club" Pictured L to R: Hal Barnett, iDriveLending; Barbie Jordan, Sales Manager; Tracy Thacker, General Manager; David Tocheny, General Sales Manager; Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending
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2016 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Buick, GMC, Cadillac, "20 Million Dollar Club" Pictured L to R: Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending; Bill Kalfas, General Manager; Kathy Van Liere, Finance Director; Chris Howard, Finance Manager; Hal Barnett, iDriveLending; Kevin Lee, FSUCU/iDriveLending, Lending Director
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2016 - Headturners Auto Sales, Perry, FL, "Community Partner Award" Pictured L to R: Hal Barnett, iDriveLending; Jessica Goff, Administrative; Brandon Knowles, Sales/Finance; Shane Knowles, Sales Manager/Finance Manager; Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending
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2016 - Tallahassee Ford Lincoln - “Franchise Dealer of the Year” and “20 Million Dollar Club” Pictured L to R: Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending; Bob Hudson, GM/co-owner; Sandra DeMay, Finance Director; Thom Workman, General Sales Manager; Hal Barnett, iDriveLending
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2016 - Ultimate Image Auto Sales, "10 Million Dollar Club" Pictured L to R: Hal Barnett, iDriveLending; Jessica Widner, Finance Manager; JB Black, Sales Manager; Rob Wyche, Owner; Dewey Brewer, iDriveLending
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