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Ford and GM Drawing Down On Credit Lines
   Published March 25, 2020
It is eerily feeling like 2008 all over again, although I certainly hope that is not the case. Hey Mary (GM CEO) and Jim (Ford CEO), sure would be nice to have those billions back you’ve sunk into self-driving cars about now, wouldn’t it? So, what happens when you burn through these credit lines? Will we see you in Washington again? Not sure that will work this time, but I digress.

Ford Motor Company is taking a series of initiatives to  Read More
Coronavirus Or Not - People Are Still Buying Cars
   Published March 19, 2020
Our lives have been deeply impacted and overwhelmed by COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and thousands of other businesses have been affected. So, what is going on with car dealerships?

We have some amazing dealers all over the country and I talk to many of them often, especially since the Coronavirus threat started. One thing people outside the industry don’t seem to understand: Car dealers are the most  Read More
2020 Dallas Auto Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus
   Published March 13, 2020
We had all hoped this would not become necessary, but the 38th annual Dallas Auto Show has been postponed. At this time, there is no date for when it will happen.

Late yesterday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins instituted a State of Emergency for Dallas County after five new cases of the Coronavirus was discovered. As part of a comprehensive plan to slow the spread of the virus, the Dallas official prohibited the gathering of more than 500 people in one building, effective March 13 at 11 AM. The ban, for now, lasts a week through March 20 at 11 AM.
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Reminder: Watch Out For Our First Responders
   Published March 11, 2020
His name was Ronnie Lerma, he served as a police officer in my hometown, Garland, TX. Ronnie was a mountain of a man with a gentle spirit. I had met Ronnie several times at the dealership I owned at the time. I have always been a proud supporter of our first responders. On September 21, 1998, Ronnie stopped a vehicle on I-635 for speeding. As he reached for his ticket book from his motorcycle, he was struck by a van and killed. Ronnie was 39 and left behind a wife and two children. The  Read More
The Only Two Products I Endorse
   Published March 6, 2020
In 18-years on the radio, I can count the number of products I have endorsed on one hand. I have had many opportunities, but after much due diligence, I usually end up saying no.

There are two products, however, that I am sold on personally and very proud to put my name on.

NuVinAirA dear friend of mine named Alan Brown worked for me for many years. He started washing cars for me when he was about 16-years old. He was the hardest working guy on the wash rack and, to be honest, I saw a  Read More
Car Pro Show Celebrates 18th Anniversary On WBAP
   Published February 26, 2020
We celebrate a milestone this Saturday on the Car Pro Show. This marks our 18th straight year of broadcasting on our home station in DFW, News/Talk 820 WBAP.

We’ve actually been on the air 18½ years total, but our first six months we were testing the waters on a small, fairly terrible radio station. We knew if people would call us on that station, we’d be ready for the big time.

Congratulations to the entire Car Pro Show staff, especially my trusty sidekick Kevin McCarthy for 18 years  Read More
On The Air: Car Pro Show Welcomes Houston Automobile Dealers Association President
   Published January 29, 2020
A special thank you to all of the Car Pro Show listeners who stopped by the booth during our live broadcast from the Houston Auto Show.

Host Jerry Reynolds and his sidekick Kevin McCarthy welcomed Wyatt Wainwright, President of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, onto the show. Watch the video and read the transcript below.
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CarProUSA Radio Show Broadcasts LIVE From Houston Auto Show January 25th
   Published January 23, 2020
The CarProUSA radio show is coming to the Houston Auto Show on January 25th at NRG Center and we hope you can join us! We will broadcast live from 9 AM to 2 PM Central. The doors open at 10 AM.

The 2020 Houston Auto Show is closing out the first month of the new year by covering more than 800,000 square feet of NRG Center with today’s newest vehicles from the world’s top automakers. For the 37th year, the Houston Auto Show brings the automotive world to Texas,  Read More
Sound Off: My Rant About Ford Motor Company
   Published January 9, 2020
For most of my life, people said that if I cut myself, I would bleed Ford blue. I worked at and/or owned Ford dealerships for over 30 years. I was the first two-time Chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council. I was the largest Ford dealer/owner in Texas for 7 straight years. So, why in hour 2 of last Saturday’s show did I tee off on the company I represented for decades?

It is simple: I still care and have fond memories of the Blue Oval. However, I  Read More
The Year In Review: Top Test Drives of 2019
   Published December 26, 2019
For a lot of years, I chose my Top Five vehicles I drove during the year. It was a daunting task to whittle the list down to five, and I always felt like I left some great cars off the list. Like last year, I will not limit myself to a number, but rather share with you the vehicles I liked most by category.

So, with that, here we go! By segment, these are the vehicles I liked most based on initial quality, overall value within the segment, overall driving enjoyment, resale value, and  Read More
Car Pro Christmas Salute to Our Military
   Published December 17, 2019
I hope you will take a minute before Christmas to remember our troops AND their families, many of them are thousands of miles away. We are proud to bring to you a very moving rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

From the Car Pro Show staff, thank you ladies and gentlemen of our military for a job VERY WELL DONE. We are thinking of you and wish you were home.

Click here for the best three minutes of audio you’ve heard in a while, narrated by the melodious tones of Mr. Kevin  Read More
Kevin’s Famous Holiday Recipes
   Published December 11, 2019
We always put these recipes in the newsletter around Thanksgiving and Christmas, so with turkey day just a few weeks away, it might be time to plan ahead.

Just a little history, back from the days when Kevin had a Monday through Friday show, he had three recipes he gave out every holiday season and still to this day gets many requests for them.

There are the famous Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, David Wade’s “turkey in a bag” and last, but not least, David Wade’s Rock Salt Prime Rib! Bon  Read More
Weigh In & Win $500! Year-End Auto Sales Campaigns
   Published December 11, 2019
You’ve seen the ads on TV, online, and you’ve heard them on the radio. It is an annual event and some car companies have been doing the same campaigns for years, like the Lexus December to Remember Event, that is in its 25th year now.

As you go through the list, you’ll see some themes are holiday oriented, some are year-end, and some just make no sense.

For fun, I thought I’d save you the trouble of trying to remember them all and give you a list of them, in  Read More
Thanksgiving Prayer For Our Military And First Responders
   Published November 25, 2019
Thursday we will gather around the dinner table with family and friends to share good food, warm laughter, and the happy memories of Thanksgivings past. For many families whose loved ones serve in the Armed Forces, this year’s Thanksgiving celebration will not be complete.

A familiar voice will not be heard and a chair at the table will remain empty because they have someone far from home serving our country.

Thursday, members of the Armed Forces will gather in mess halls or tents across  Read More
The Car Pro Show Salute To Veterans
   Published November 5, 2019
This Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day. In honor of all who have served in our Armed Forces, and those who serve today, we offer this Tribute to Veterans, and say thank you for your service to America from all of us at the Car Pro Show.  Read More
Ft. Worth Auto Show Runs Nov. 8-10th
   Published November 5, 2019
It’s time to shop, compare and drive at the 2019 Fort Worth Auto Show. The event kicks off November 8 and runs through November 10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

“The Fort Worth Auto Show is the only location that auto enthusiasts can see, touch, feel and get behind the wheels of hundreds of new  Read More
2020 Corvette Tour Stops At Classic Chevy Sugar Land On November 4-5
   Published October 30, 2019
Moments before 2020 Chevy Corvette reveal at Classic Chevy Grapevine. The Corvette will also be revealed at a special event at Classic Chevy Sugar Land on November 4-5, 2019.For decades it’s been nothing more than a dream – rumored about by car enthusiasts, racing fans and automotive journalists but finally, after years of hard work, testing, concepts, and more – the dream has become a reality.

This Monday and Tuesday, November 4th and 5th, 12 PM to 8 PM at Classic Chevy Sugarland, the  Read More
First-Ever Car Pro Car Show Coming Up
   Published October 16, 2019
I have teamed up with a wonderful organization called My Possibilities to bring you the first annual Car Pro Car Show on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

My Possibilities is a Plano-based non-profit that serves as a pioneering leader in vocational education and job placement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout North Texas. My Possibilities is changing the landscape for adults with IDD.

Their mission is to courageously and  Read More
2020 BMW M340i Review
   Published October 7, 2019
This week we are looking at the all-new 2020 BMW M340i sedan. Not to be confused with the ultra-fast M3, which is not out yet, the M340i slots between the 330i and the M3, and it is sort of the best of both worlds.

This BMW looks terrific with a new grill that has a solid background to improve aerodynamics. It has aggressive looks, beautiful 19” wheels, sharp lines, a rear spoiler, dual exhaust, and I love the blue brake calipers.  Read More
Listen To Win A Classic 1965 Ford Mustang
   Published October 2, 2019
Car Pro Show listeners have a chance to win a ticket to own a beautiful 1965 all-original classic Mustang from the Sam Pack Collection. The beauty is a three-owner car that runs and drives great. It is a six-cylinder with cold air conditioning and it was sold brand new at Lee Jarmon Ford in Carrollton, TX, now known as Five Star Ford Carrollton.

A drawing will be held on October 7, 2019 to see who wins this valuable classic. You can purchase tickets at any Five Star location. They are  Read More