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Mighty Continues Car Dealership Vertical Integration Trend with Underriner Motors

Mighty welcomes Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors as newest franchise.

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (PRWEB) February 23, 2021

Mighty Distributing System continues the trend of partnering with car dealership groups by welcoming Billings, Montana-based Underriner Motors. The new Mighty Auto Parts franchise will operate as a separate vertically integrated portfolio company doing business as Mighty Underriner.

Founded in 1944 as Whitaker Buick, Underriner Motors features the Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, Buick, and Subaru brands with locations in Montana, Oregon, and Washington. William “Bill” Underriner, the principal dealer and owner, began working for the dealership in 1984 acquiring the business in 2001. Bill is a prominent member of NADA having previously served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Finance Chairman, and Convention Chairman. Today, Bill and his sons, Blake and Kyle, manage the day-to-day dealership operations.

The Mighty franchise is Underriner’s newest vertical and allows them to centrally distribute Mighty’s preventive maintenance products, shop supplies,

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I Had No Idea The Renault Fuego Was The Car With This Huge Automotive First

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Photo: Renault

Earlier today, I wrote about a fictional ’80s-era EV on a television show and how it had a remote locking system that featured, comically, a telescoping antenna. Because our commenters are composed of the world’s most elite group of painful car geeks, I was soon informed that even in our boring old reality, there were remote key fobs in the early 1980s, and they required no ridiculous antennae. And the first car to feature such an innovation was one I’d not expected, and this realization affected me so much that I’m writing about it right now.

The car was the 1983 Renault Fuego (starting in late 1982), and the innovation was remote locking.

Yes, that’s right, the often-ridiculed Fuego was the pioneer in something that is expected on pretty much all new cars today: the ability to click a button on a little oblong in your pocket

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Another woman bought car from metro salesman, never received title over a year later | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Another woman said she was also the victim of the same used car salesman featured on FOX4 Problem Solvers two weeks ago.

Angela Thomas bought a 2006 BMW in November 2019 but has never been able to legally drive it. That’s because the man who sold it to her never gave her the title, she said.

“There were always excuses,” said Thomas, who had pretty much given up hope until she saw a story on FOX4 Problem Solvers featuring the same used car salesman that she said duped her — Greg Bolton.

Bolton claims to be working for various used car lots in Kansas City, or at least that how he advertises on Facebook.

For example, the first upset customer of Bolton’s we met was Briana Roland who

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Apple Car LiDAR sensor report just tipped release date

The Apple Car just took another step towards reality, with a new report claiming Apple is in talks to buy LiDAR sensors to power self-driving car systems. 

According to Bloomberg Apple is looking for sensors that will be cutting edge “four to five years from now,” giving us a better idea of when the car may arrive. We’re probably looking at 2025 at the earliest. 

Apparently, Apple is in active talks with a number of companies that can supply it with the LiDAR sensors.

The companies reportedly asked not to be identified, due to the “private nature of the discussions.” Presumably, they may also be worried that being publicly associated with the Apple Car will lead to Apple canceling talks. Supposedly, such a reveal was behind the sudden cancelation of the deal between Apple and Hyundai/Kia, after reports came out that they would both be involved in manufacturing the

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