1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tator's Dodge article in NY Times

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by AZTVR, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. AZTVR

    AZTVR Enthusiast

    Posts:
    3,030
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Location:
    Chandler AZ
  2. InjectTheVenom

    InjectTheVenom Enthusiast

    Posts:
    6,859
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    “I said, ‘Why don’t you guys come by and visit the last original Dodge dealer and find out who I am and what I do?’ ” Mr. Tator said. “Trying to get rid of one of the original dealerships is like throwing your grandmother down the stairs.”


    Did they take that invite Chuck? I guess not in today's world :smirk:
     
  3. MTGTS

    MTGTS Enthusiast

    Posts:
    2,251
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl
    Love the quote @ the end
     
  4. mach4444

    mach4444 Enthusiast

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    446
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Location:
    Naples florida
    This is a huge problem with corporate america today- so short sighted.
    too many ya hoos who got a masters degree and actually think they know something about business.

    If dodge had any brains it would used Tators dodge as a marketing/advertisment campaign.

    if the suits would get off their butts and actually go to tators and meet the customers maybe they wouldn't be be hemorhaging money, they would be making it.

    so much to be said for real world knowledge.
     
  5. CitySnake

    CitySnake Enthusiast

    Posts:
    7,116
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2001
    Location:
    Manhattan, USA
    FINALLY MADE THE NEW YORK TIMES!

    BRAVO! :woot:
     
  6. snakebitdave

    snakebitdave Enthusiast

    Posts:
    663
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Location:
    Mi, USA
    We are fortunate to have you in our midst Chuck. Congrats on the recognition!!
     
  7. propsail

    propsail Enthusiast

    Posts:
    879
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    Great article. Congrats, Chuck.

    ~Craig
     
  8. HHI VIPER

    HHI VIPER Viper Owner

    Posts:
    669
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Hilton Head Island South Carolina
    Great recognition Chuck!!!:2tu: Congrats!
     
  9. Rollin4

    Rollin4 Enthusiast

    Posts:
    581
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Location:
    Anacoco, La.
    Congrats Chuck, A great article for a great guy. We are so fortunate to have someone like you to help us with our Viper needs and problems. Long live "Tator's Dodge".:usa: Ken
     
  10. 46hemi

    46hemi Enthusiast

    Posts:
    470
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Location:
    New Canaan CT
    the last quote is genius!! Get em' Chuck!!!
     
  11. Viper Wizard

    Viper Wizard Enthusiast

    Posts:
    5,258
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2001
    Location:
    South Salem, NY USA
    Thank you all for the kind words! :cool:
    And yes they the suits did come and visit me! Lets just say they got an education on how to do it right. :usa:

    There are more pictures in the paper version of the article, so I'll try to scan it and post it up.

    Thanks again for everyones support!!
     
  12. JonB

    JonB Viper Owner

    Posts:
    10,230
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1997
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    True story of large Corporate mentality:

    Back in 1972, the airline heyday, a bean-Counter genius at EASTERN AIRLINES decided that GROWTH would be everything in aircraft utilization. He directed that if an air route did not show any growth in 9 months, it would be suspended. EAL had a route from JAXonville FL to ATLanta GA 8 am daily. It showed NO GROWTH in 9 mos and was scheduled to be AXED. The station and city managers and city business community were AHGAST.

    WHY? This flight had a 100% load factor, and turned away standby travelers every day. It had NO ROOM for growth......JAX were hoping for a bigger aircraft! But the beancounters (prematurely) announced it's cancelation.

    The moral of the story reminds me a bit of Tator Dodge: Beancounters Blow Bigtime.

    PS. Eastern Airlines no longer exists. But Tator Dodge DOES !
     
  13. RedEnuf93

    RedEnuf93 Enthusiast

    Posts:
    2,591
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    Not only did Chrysler relent, but it also offered to take Mr. Tator out to dinner, he said. He declined the meal but invited corporate leadership to his shop.
    “I said, ‘Why don’t you guys come by and visit the last original Dodge dealer and find out who I am and what I do?’ ” Mr. Tator said. “Trying to get rid of one of the original dealerships is like throwing your grandmother down the stairs.”


    :usa:BEAUTIFUL!!!! :usa:Could have not said it better.

    I thought you told to us not to bash them too bad....? Damn I laughed hard on that one!:2tu:
     
  14. Pythonpete

    Pythonpete Enthusiast

    Posts:
    1,577
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Location:
    NY, Westchester
    Great article Chuck, we are all lucky to have you
     
  15. 99 R/T 10

    99 R/T 10 Enthusiast

    Posts:
    10,315
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Location:
    Enterprise, AL USA
    Awesome read Chuck! I would like to see the smart people at Chrysler come by so that you can show them the ropes!
     
  16. Warfang

    Warfang Enthusiast

    Posts:
    6,912
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Location:
    California, East Bay
    Chuck... you're the ONLY reason why Chrysler is getting a breather from me. Let's hope they learned from you. Lord knows they need to.
     
  17. 93VIPERBOY

    93VIPERBOY Enthusiast

    Posts:
    355
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Location:
    NEW YORK
    Great Article
     
  18. InjectTheVenom

    InjectTheVenom Enthusiast

    Posts:
    6,859
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Let's just hope that they took that education to heart and will make some serious changes in their completely lackluster attitude, not only towards you and the Tator dealership but also to the Viper platform...
     
  19. mike & juli

    mike & juli Enthusiast

    Posts:
    11,715
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Congratulations, Chuck on a WELL-DESERVED/WRITTEN article that just proves what we all know: You are very humble/honest/forthcoming/generous with a wealth of knowledge that we ALL have been blessed to tap from time to time. You da man :headbang:~mike & juli~
     
  20. VIPER BAZ UK

    VIPER BAZ UK Enthusiast

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    5,631
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Location:
    ENGLAND
    TATORS WHO?????????????????????????

    Just kidding Chuck ..Great artical and well deserved.....
     
  21. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member Venom Member

    Posts:
    8,147
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Location:
    Zionsville,IN. USA
    Hats off to Tator's Dodge!!!

    The Viper Wizard RULES !!!!!
     

Share This Page