Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Bob Penkhus, president of three dealerships in Colorado Springs featuring brands Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, has been nominated for the 2016 Time Dealer of the Year award. He’ll be honored, along with 50 other dealers from around the country,…

’16 Maxima shines in Tabernash setting

’16 Maxima shines in Tabernash setting

Sun’s rays filtering through low-hanging clouds high in the Colorado Rockies added luster to the “coulis red” finish on the 2016 Nissan Maxima, one of the most beautiful sedans introduced for the coming model year. The Maxima, featuring a “floating…

’15 Chrysler 300S cruises to Gunnison

’15 Chrysler 300S cruises to Gunnison

  Descending the west side of Monarch Pass on U.S. 50 toward Gunnison, I locked the transmission in 3rd gear for more controlled slowdown in the 2015 Chrysler 300S, braking only occasionally in a tight line of seven cars and…

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Boulder event showcases ’15 Chrysler 300

Boulder event showcases ’15 Chrysler 300

Chrysler showed off four models of its 300 flagship sedan at a gathering in Boulder Thursday evening. Parked out front of the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center for 30 members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press were the…

Toyota, Ford, Subaru lead Colo. sales

Toyota, Ford, Subaru lead Colo. sales

Toyota, Ford and Subaru were the biggest sellers of new cars and trucks in Colorado during the past year, while Jeep, Audi and Ram posted large increases in sales. Registrations of new cars and trucks in the state increased by…

1st light-bodied F-150 in Castle Pines

1st light-bodied F-150 in Castle Pines

Chris and JoAnne Jones, right, of Castle Pines, show their 2015 Ford Platinum F-150 truck, the first of the new aluminum-bodied Ford trucks sold in Colorado. Jones, who traded in a 2006 F-150 with 191,000 miles, has been a Ford…

Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

I was crawling over a snow-covered trail in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock the same day the final 2014 U.S. car/truck sales results were announced from Detroit. Jeep showed the largest sales jump among all makes in the…

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Scott Ehrlich, whose family ties to the automotive business in northern Colorado go back almost 70 years, is in San Francisco this week to receive the Colorado Time Dealer of the Year award for 2015. Ehrlich operates Toyota, Nissan and…

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

“What a deal,” said an exuberant Bob Sweeney when his name was drawn as recipient of a copy of the just-published Colorado Automobile Dealers Association’s 100th anniversary history book. The 336-page, coffee-table-type book, “The 100-Year Deal,” was handed to Sweeney…