Archive | March, 2011

Bentley Sports Coupe

Funky Southern Rock Admirer

Posted on 31 March 2011 by admin

Bentley Sports Coupe, courtesy Freefoto.com

Meet Kristin Luck, President at Decipher.  She is a market research and technology expert, research junkie, permanent airport resident and avid outdoorswoman.

Your Twitter Name?

Where are you from?

  • Bend, OR.

What was your first vehicle?

  • A 1998 Fiero.

What is your current vehicle?

  • A 2009 Lexus GX470 and a 2007 Toyota 4Runner (Just recently purchased from Tonkin Toyota!).

What vehicle would you drive if money was not issue?

  • A Bentley Sports Coupe.

What is your favorite vehicle in a movie?

  • Anything in a James Bond movie.

What vehicle would you be in you were a Transformer?

  • Some sort of Monster Truck.  If I’m a Transformer, I assume I’m going to need to crush something.

What is your least favorite vehicle?

  • A Hummer.

What is your most essential vehicle accessory?

  • My iPod!

What is your favorite driving song?

  • Anything by Widespread Panic.  There’s nothing like funky rock on a road trip.

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Rick Campbell shares his 2011 Honda CR-Z thoughts

Posted on 30 March 2011 by admin

Rick Campbell, owner of Rick Campbell Creative, recently purchased a 2011 Honda CR-Z from Tonkin Gresham Honda.  Rick is an avid engineer and Honda admirer.  As a result, he wanted to marry his two passions.  Rick wrote a diary cataloging his experience with the CR-Z.  We will feature a selection of Rick’s observations during the next four weeks.  Please check-in, review his thoughts and share your comments as well.

Thank you for sharing, Rick!

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Japan Disaster Relief

Posted on 29 March 2011 by admin

In light of the tragedy facing Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, and the impact that it is having on our industry, we are proud to announce that the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships is a leader, both locally and nationally, in the automotive industry’s Japan Relief efforts.

Ed Tonkin spearheaded the National Automobile Dealer Association’s efforts to donate $100,000 through the NADA Charitable Foundation.  Auto dealers, their employees and customers across the nation have followed suit with their own contributions.  The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships is proud to have personally contributed $7500 to the American Red Cross through this NADA effort.

Locally here in Portland, Brad Tonkin initiated, in conjunction with the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association (MPNCDA), a campaign to match donations up to $50,000 on the local level, so that up to an additional $100,000 can go to assist Japan’s relief efforts.  Once again, The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships is proud to have personally contributed $7500, with an additional $7500 in matching contributions from MPNCDA, for a total of $15,000 going to Red Cross through this local effort.

This brings the combined Tonkin Corporate Japan Relief donation, with matching funds, to $22,500!

Tonkin customers, business partners, and employees are helping also.  Donations received from the public at any Ron Tonkin Dealership will be eligible for the MPNCDA dollar-for-dollar match until funds are exhausted.  Checks should be made payable to MPNCDA Charitable Foundation (reference Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief in the Memo field).

We hope you will consider contributing to this excellent cause.

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Lamborghini

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Charitable bass tracks

Posted on 24 March 2011 by admin

Lamborghini Murcielago, courtesy Supercars.org

Meet Caitlin Carlson, Public Relations Manager for the United Way of Portland, Oregon.

What is your Twitter name?

Where are you from?

  • Portland, OR

What was your first vehicle?

  • 1992 Saab 900

What is your current vehicle?

  • 2004 Saab 9-3

What vehicle would you drive if money was not an issue?

  • Black Lamborghini Murcielago

What is your favorite vehicle in a movie?

  • Audi R8 Spyder from Iron Man 2

What vehicle would you be if you were a Transformer?

  • Red Ferrari 458 Italia

What is your least favorite vehicle?

  • Any trucks, particularly dualies

What is your most essential vehicle accessory?

  • My iPhone hookup

What is your favorite driving song?

  • Anything with a good bass track

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Gresham Honda Sales Event

Gresham Honda Sales Event

Posted on 18 March 2011 by admin

Portland Honda

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Tonkin FIAT is coming to Portland!

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Tonkin FIAT is coming to Portland!

Posted on 16 March 2011 by admin

Justin Byrd, Head of Business Operations – FIAT North America
Adam Tonkin, General Manager – Tonkin FIAT

Tonkin Fiat

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Ed Tonkin and Condoleezza Rice

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Ed Tonkin and Condoleezza Rice

Posted on 16 March 2011 by admin

Ed Tonkin and Condoleezza Rice were both speakers at the 2011 NADA Convention & Expo.

Ed Tonkin and Condoleezza Rice

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Eleven-time Toyota President’s Award Recipient

Eleven-time Toyota President’s Award Recipient

Posted on 15 March 2011 by admin

Each year Toyota Motor Sales recognizes its stellar Toyota dealerships with the prestigious President’s Award. It’s a very high honor a Toyota dealer can receive from Toyota.

The Toyota President’s Award is only awarded to those dealerships who have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining Toyota’s high standards for customer satisfaction.

Toyota President's Award Recipient

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2010 Honda President’s Award Recipient

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2010 Honda President’s Award Recipient

Posted on 15 March 2011 by admin

Tonkin Gresham Honda is the only the ONLY Portland Honda Dealer to receive the 2010 Honda President’s Award.

Tonkin Gresham Honda Presidents Award 2010

2010 Honda Presidents Award winners

Tonkin Gresham Honda Presidents Award 2010

Tonkin Gresham Honda Presidents Award 2010

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Mr. Convenience

Mr. Convenience

Posted on 15 March 2011 by admin

Here is our newest Tonkin commercial. Check it out!

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