Jim Moran (third from left) was presented with the first-ever IARA Circle of Excellence Award on Jan. 16, 2003 at the Alliance's Roundtable conference held in Tampa. Moran, founder of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., has a history in the automotive industry that spans eight decades. He was recognized for his innovative marketing ideas, and was the first and only auto dealer to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Moran's dedication to hard work is matched by his philanthropic efforts, including the founding of the Youth Automotive Training Center in Hollywood, FL.
Vehicles that were taken out of commercial, government, and daily rental fleets and sold at auction in July were worth 8.1% more than they were a year ago and 0.4% more than in June, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.