DEALERNEWS ANNOUNCES THE TOP 100 DEALERS FOR 2015

dealersnewsPowersports Industry to celebrate dealer excellence at Nov. 20 awards gala in Long Beach, California

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and CLEVELAND, OhioDealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces the winners of the 24rd Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the motorcycle and powersports industry’s largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition.

“The Top 100 competition proves that the powersports industry is in good hands with its retail partners. All of the entries we received this year were outstanding,” said Competition Director, Mary Green.  “The dealers are raising the bar when it comes to running a business, promoting the sport and furthering the industry. Regardless of whether they made it to the Top 100 this year, all dealers who entered should be proud of what they’re accomplishing in their markets,” added Green.

More than 30 states and two Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s Top 100. States with the highest number of winning dealerships are Texas (15 winners), Ohio (11), Missouri (6), North Carolina (6), Illinois (5), Arizona (4), California (4), Georgia (4) and Michigan (4). A list of the 2015 Top 100 Dealers is provided below.

The powersports industry will honor the Top 100 Class of 2015 during an awards gala Nov. 20 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California. The Awards Ceremony will be hosted by industry legends Larry Huffman and Tom White. “What a huge opportunity for all of us to visit (with) the best motorcycle dealers in the nation,” said Tom White.  “The cream rises to the top, and these amazing dealers will lead the way as we convince the future riders to join our fun,” exclaimed White.   Huffman and White will also reveal the 2015 Dealer of the Year, Special Merit Award winners and this year’s recipient of the Don J. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala.

This is the first year that the awards gala is being held on the West Coast, allowing dealers to visit the Progressive® International Motorcycle Show® held that weekend at the nearby Long Beach Convention Center, Nov. 2022.

The Class of 2015, along with the Top 100 Hall of Fame dealers, receive complimentary invitations to the Nov. 20 awards gala. Limited paid seating is available for members of the industry who would like to attend; tickets (which include admission to the cocktail hour, dinner and awards presentation) may be purchased at:  http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/purchase-2015-dealernews-top-100-gala-tickets#/select.

The 2015 Dealernews Top 100 Dealers, listed geographically:

ALABAMA:   Dothan Powersports (Dothan), Freedom Powersports Huntsville (Huntsville)

ARIZONA:     GO AZ Motorcycles (Scottsdale), Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale (Scottsdale), RideNow Powersports (Peoria), Sierra Cycles (Sierra Vista)

CALIFORNIA:   A&S Motorcycles (Roseville), Ducati/Triumph Newport Beach (Costa Mesa), Honda Yamaha  Husqvarna of Redlands (Redlands), Irv Seaver Motorcycles (Orange)

COLORADO:  Fay Myers Motorcycle World (Greenwood Village)

FLORIDA:  Route 1 Motorsports (Grant), Sky Powersports of Lake Wales (Lake Wales)

GEORGIA:   Blue Moon Cycle (Norcross), Cycle World of Athens (Athens), Freedom Powersports (Canton), Freedom Powersports (McDonough)

ILLINOIS:   Arlington Motorsports (Arlington Heights), Conrad’s Harley-Davidson (Shorewood), Frieze Harley-Davidson (O’Fallon), Gieson Motorsports (Rock Falls), iMotorsports (Elmhurst)

INDIANA:  Bud’s Harley-Davidson Sales (Evansville), Dreyer South Powersports (Whiteland)

KENTUCKY:  Lexington Motorsports LLC (Lexington), Man O’War Harley-Davidson (Lexington), Wildcat Harley-Davidson (London)

MASSACHUSETTS:  Motorcycles of Manchester Inc. (MOMS; Foxboro)

MICHIGAN:  ABC Harley-Davidson (Waterford), Babbitt’s Sports Center (Muskegon), Hot Rod Harley-Davidson (Muskegon), Village Motorsports (Grand Rapids)

MINNESOTA:   St. Paul Harley-Davidson (St. Paul)

MISSOURI:   Advantage Powersports (Kansas City), Big St. Charles Motorsports Mall (St. Charles), Freedom Cycles Inc. (Grandview), Honda of the Ozarks (Springfield), J&W Cycles Inc. (Washington), LCC Powersports (Liberty)

MISSISSIPPI:  Hattiesburg Cycles (Hattiesburg), Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson (Southaven)

MONTANA:   Beartooth Harley-Davidson (Billings)

NORTH CAROLINA:   Brewer Cycles (Henderson), Indian Motorcycle Charlotte (Lowell), Ray Price Inc. (Raleigh), RideNow Powersports (Concord), Select Cycle (Greensboro), Smokin’ Harley-Davidson (Winston-Salem)

NEBRASKA:   Star City Motor Sports (Lincoln)

NEW JERSEY:   DHY Motorsports (Deptford)

NEW MEXICO:   Champion Motorsports (Roswell), Santa Fe Harley-Davidson (Santa Fe)

NEW YORK:    Filers Powersports (Macedon)

OHIO:   A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson (Sunbury), Adventure Harley-Davidson (Dover), American Heritage Motorcycles Burning River (Sheffield Village), Mad River Harley-Davidson (Sandusky), Napoleon Harley-Davidson (Napoleon), Rick Roush Motor Sports (Medina), Rock-n-Roll City Harley-Davidson (Cleveland), Rubber City Harley-Davidson (Cuyahoga Falls), Signature Harley-Davidson (Perrysburg), South East Harley-Davidson (Bedford Heights), Toledo Harley-Davidson (Toledo)

OKLAHOMA:   Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson (Tulsa)

PENNSYLVANIA:   Cycle Warehouse Inc. (Butler), Hannum’s Harley-Davidson (Media), Reading Standard Motorsports (Reading)

SOUTH CAROLINA:   Black Jack Harley-Davidson (Florence), Performance PowerSports (Seneca), Redline Powersports (Myrtle Beach)

TENNESSEE:   Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson (Maryville)

TEXAS:   Adam Smith’s Harley-Davidson (Waco), Adam Smith’s Texas Harley-Davidson (Bedford), Adam Smith’s Texoma Harley-Davidson (Sherman), Central Texas Powersports (Georgetown), Cycle Center of Denton (Denton), Freedom Powersports and Marine (Lewisville), Freedom Powersports (Dallas), Freedom Powersports (Decatur), Freedom Powersports (Farmers Branch), Freedom Powersports (Fort Worth), Freedom Powersports (Hurst), Freedom Powersports (McKinney), Freedom Powersports (Weatherford), Killeen Power Sports Ltd. (Killeen), Maxim Honda Yamaha (Allen)

VIRGINIA:   Black Bear Harley-Davidson (Wytheville), Black Wolf Harley-Davidson (Bristol), Commonwealth Powersports (Prince George)

VERMONT:   Green Mountain Harley-Davidson (Essex Junction), Wilkins Harley-Davidson (Barre)

WASHINGTON:   South Sound Honda Suzuki Polaris (Olympia)

WISCONSIN:   Open Road Harley-Davidson (Fond du Lac), Road Track and Trail LLC (Big Bend), Vandervest Harley-Davidson (Green Bay)

WEST VIRGINIA:   Charlie’s Harley-Davidson (Huntington), Cole Harley-Davidson (Bluefield)

CANADA:    Rec-Tech Power Products (Lloydminster, AB), Gear Head Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Media Contact: Meredith Loza, mloza@advanstar.com, +1 310-857-7577

About the Top 100 Dealer Competition

The Dealernews Top 100 Awards recognizes powersports dealerships selling new and/or used vehicles for their achievements in retail design and merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management. It is a juried competition that awards retailers for their efforts to promote the sport, the industry and the rider lifestyle. For more information, visit www.dealernews.com/dealernews/top-100.

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