Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Moore Awarded License to Move Dockum Pontiac

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Moore Awarded License to Move Dockum Pontiac

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Oklahoma City mega-dealer Bob Moore may be adding one more automobile franchise to his line-up.

Moore, who has 10 automotive franchises and one custom van franchise in four locations, has reached agreement with Wendell Dockum to purchase Dockum Pontiac, 5600 Northwest Expressway.

Although the franchise exchange has not been approved by the Pontiac Division of General Motors Corp., the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission Tuesday awarded Moore a license to sell Pontiacs, pending completion of a franchise agreement.

That agreement could come before March 1, according to Farrell Thompson, general manager of Bob Moore Hyundai-Suzuki, 7410 Northwest Expressway. The sale will be completed when the franchise is awarded to the Moore dealership.

When the franchise is granted, Moore will move the dealership from its present location to become a multiple franchise with the Hyundai and Suzuki models, Thompson said.

Purchase price was not disclosed.

If the sale is completed, Dockum will move his Toyota dealership from its present location, 4301 NW 39th Expressway in Bethany to the current Pontiac location.

"When this is completed, I plan to retire and sell what's left to my two sons and let them have the business," Dockum said. "If Pontiac approves everything that we've agreed upon, I'll retire as soon as the sale is effective. If for some reason they reject it, I'll continue as I have been and look for another buyer and then retire."

Dockum, who's been a Pontiac dealer since September 1955, said he feels it's time for him to retire to devote time to other interests and allow his sons the opportunity to run the business outside the shadow of their father. …

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