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Old 05-13-2020, 06:58 AM   #1
steve_biegler
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Well, if there is anyone left out there from a decade ago you might remember this day. The day the letter was drafted and mailed to 789 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers informing them they wouldn't "Go Forward" with the "New" corporation.

I'm going to guess that there won't be as much as a byline in Automotive News. Really sad. I wonder how many lives this effected? Actually I probably don't want to know. More pain than I can imagine. 11 years and I still can't let it go.

So as I have done in years past I will toast the 789 with my favorite Crown Royal on the rocks. I invite you to join me at 9PM central time with your favorite beverage in a toast to all the dealers and employees that lost their lives work 11 years ago, and those that have moved on and those of us that can't.

Unfortunately The Forum isn't as busy as it was back then. I invite you to look back at the posts from that era and feel the concern and hurt. Hard to believe it ever occurred.

To all my friends here, Hope all is well. Miss you guys.
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:11 PM   #2
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There are those of us who will always remember. The 789, and those like myself, that had gotten out shortly before and knew that we would have been in that group too if we had still been in business. We watched our longtime friends have their businesses stolen from them for no reason, at the whim of incompetent and crooked zone and regional managers. Then they had to stand by and watch as THEIR businesses - that had been built by them, and in some cases generations of a family, were given to other favored dealers for nothing. I will never forget and never forgive those responsible.
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:51 PM   #3
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11 Years? Hard to believe, hard to think of what all we had to do, and hard to remember the pain that ripped thru the "789". I still remember the call that had come just before, asking us to "help" our corporate "partner", and to order up inventory. I did survive it, but I'll never be the same, or forget.
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:23 AM   #4
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We are still out there
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:57 PM   #5
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Somewhere in everyday there are reminders of this painful event.The lack of justice may be the reason I have a difficult time with this. I have moved on but not without those thoughts.
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