DNT PODCAST Episode 5: NJ Car President Jim Appleton

Jim Appleton, President of NJ CAR gives an in-depth interview on the current Corona crisis and its short and long term effects on the...

EPISODE 37:James Maynard SVP, Cox Automotive – “We have a backlog of dealer demand”

Exclusive interview with, James Maynard, Senior Vice President, Product & Engineering at Cox Automotive. “Dealers switching to online processes faster than we can keep up...

EPISODE 17: Cliff Banks of the Banks Report

Our guest today is none other than Cliff Banks, founder and President of the Banks Report.  If you are in the automotive space, you know...

EPISODE 48: Economics & Industry Insights Manager Cox Automotive, Zo Rahim.

“Demand Never Went to Zero!"  An interview with an economic powerhouse in the automotive space. Zohaib (Zo) Rahim, Manager, Economics & Industry Insights at Cox...

EPISODE 27: Ted “We’ve Got Their Backs!” Smith, Pres. FL. Automobile Dealers Association Interview

One of the largest dealer associations in the country celebrated 100 years advocating for auto dealers in the great state of Florida, during a...

EPISODE 59: “Look at your leadership and if you don’t have a person of...

“Look at your leadership and if you don't have a person of color around the table, you have an issue.” A conversation that must be...

EPIDSODE 6: Interview with Premier Companies CEO Joe Laham

Dave and Andy discuss the effect COVID-19 Pandemic is having on the Automotive M&A world, and discuss deals such as Asbury Motors. Dave and Andy speak with...

EPISODE 38 Joseph S. Aboyoun on Dealership Rights and Automobile Dealer Law

"Legal compliance with franchise and loan agreements are all out of whack!" Joseph S. Aboyoun of Aboyoun Dobbs, LLC speaks about dealer's rights and what...

EPISODE 16: DEALERLAW.COM Partner Discusses Legal Issues Surrounding Corona Crisis

Leonard Bellavia, Founding Partner at DEALERLAW.COM discusses the legalities of new State issued policies, and legal issues facing dealerships today, and post-crisis. Listen as Dave,...

EPISODE 49: “Dealers at 70-80%” – Chris Sondesky, BDC Pros

“There is a real disparity between values of what is supposed to be a progressive company and what is core operations"  An interview with Chris...

EPISODE 28: Why Dealers Need to Market Now! Interview w/ Best-selling author, Larry Bailin

“If you’re going through hell, keep going”. ~ Winston Churchill An interview with Larry Bailin, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Digital Marketing Executive at Single...

EPISODE 60: “Are we just waiting for Jeff Bezos to come in and take...

Can you truly automate the car buying process 100%? An interview with Steve Zabawa, Co-Founder Rimrock Auto Group & WebBuy,. WebBuy is the oldest digital...

EPISODE 8: Gov. Cuomo Speaks to NY Dealer Assoc. Pres. Mark Schienberg

BREAKING NEWS FOR NY AREA DEALERS - CRITICAL DETAILS FROM THE GOVERNORS OFFICE Mark Schienberg, President of the Greater NY Automobile Dealers Association, just wrapped...

EPISODE 39: Michael Brown, Empire Auto Group – Sales Up 74%

"I’m not sold that online sales is the way" Owner of Empire Auto Group in Huntington NY speaks about how his group has supported the...

EPISODE 18: Talk About the Return of a Post-Crisis Cash-For-Clunkers Program

Ken Ganley is one of the most respected names in the automobile industry. CEO of Ganley Auto, with over 42 dealerships in the Mid-West,...

EPISODE 50: “I Saw A Chart that Scared the Hell Outta Me!” Todd Skelton,...

“I’m a glass half full guy - with a lid"  An interview with Todd Skelton, CEO, Prime Automotive Group.  Todd took the helm of Prime...

EPISODE 29: BREAKING: NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart COVID-19 Crisis Interview

BREAKING: NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart COVID-19 Crisis Interview BREAKING INTERVIEW:  “You don’t have to look up, we’re there, we’re like a satellite, always monitoring everything,” said...

EPISODE 61: “Dealers need to fully understand inventory windows going into the future.”

Inventory is the hottest topic in the auto industry today. Dealers are facing huge challenges meeting demand and managing inventory levels.  Today we interview inventory...

EPISODE 7: David Wilson Speaks on Crisis Mode Dealership Operations

Special guest David Wilson, CEO of Wilson Automotive Group, one of the World’s Largest Dealers, the first dealer in automotive history to sell 500,000 Toyotas and...

EPISODE 40: Jeff Dyke, Pres. Sonic Automotive – “Worst is behind us”

"The worst is behind us. Our company is set up for this, and we’re ready to take advantage of the market.” Interview with President of...

EPISODE 19: EXCLUSIVE: Cars.com CEO Alex Vetter Interviewed on #KeepAutoOpen Movement

An incredible interview with one of the most well-known names and biggest dealer advocates in the automotive industry, Cars.com CEO, Alex Vetter.  Listen as Dave,...

EPISODE 51: “Dealers Better Get their Cars Frontline Ready!” Mike Boyd, Founder, iRecon

"Dealers better be honed in" Mike Boyd, founder of iReconCars (iRecon), has been in the automotive industry for over 23 years, now serves as Senior...

EPISODE 30: TrueCar CEO Mike Darrow – 90% of Dealers to Sell Online

An informative interview with TrueCar CEO, Mike Darrow on the current data surrounding current consumer behavior as well as what dealers can expect after...
Jonathan Smoke

EPISODE 62: “The next 3-6 months could see some reversing trends as COVID-19 cases...

Exclusive advice: The market is sliding back. Car dealers need to prepare. After a rapid industry recover, “the next 3-6 months could see some reversing...

EPISODE 09: CNCDA Pres. Brian Maas

CNCDA Pres. Brian Maas on CA Legislation Facing State's New Car Dealers Exclusive interview with Brian Maas, President of the California New Car Dealers Association...

EPISODE 41: Barry Ratzlaff, Chief Customer Officer Hyundai Motor America

"Hyundai has a competitive advantage right now” Interview with Barry Ratzlaff, Chief Customer Officer | Vice President, Retail Experience and After-Sales, Hyundai Motor America. Barry...

EPISODE 20: John Devlin PAA PRES. On Govt. Legislation Changes for PA Dealers

Interview with Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA) President, John Devlin.  Listen as Dave, Andy, and John discuss the following:  Current and upcoming changes in PA legislation...

EPISODE 52: 2 Cox Execs. “Return and Reimagine But Let’s Not Regress.”

Cox Automotive Executives, Wayne Pastore, and Tracy Fred have an insightful message for dealers: “Let’s Return and Reimagine Auto Retail But Let’s Not Regress.” ...

EPISODE 31: Aaron Zeigler of Zeigler Auto Group Creates Internal Stimulus Plan For Employees.

“The government can’t open us back up, only the people can open us back up” ~ Aaron Zeigler. For over 40 years Zeigler Auto Group...

EPISODE 63: “It’s All About Saving Time, Effort, and Energy That Comes Back to...

"It's an absolute no brainer ... We have to continue to digitize, to find these solutions that we're able to use easily." Today’s interview is...