In 1948, Harry Truman was President, a loaf of bread would run you 14 cents, and Ernest Smith opened the doors to the Bartow Ford store at 495 and 510 W. Main St. WWII hadn’t been over long, and they sold used cars and appliances to remain afloat.
Now, 70 years later, Bartow Ford sits on a beautiful 30-acre campus and is one of the most successful Ford Dealerships in the state – and ranks within the Top 100 of the nation.
That’s reason to celebrate.
To do so, Bartow Ford is holding an Open House to celebrate this anniversary on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM, which will feature a raffle and entertainment. Additionally, Bartow Ford’s Signature Shop and Service Department will feature specials that day only, including The Works (oil change package) for $19.48.
For more information about this event or to schedule an interview with Benny Robles Jr., please contact Amy Sumerlin 863.533.0425 ext. 2240 or email AmySu@BartowFord.com
Founded in 1948, Bartow Ford Company is a privately held company providing new and used vehicles, and automotive services. The Central Florida facility, located on 30 acres of property in Polk County, with over 286 employees, includes a service and parts department, detail depot, collision center, rental vehicles, commercial services and a quick-lane. Bartow Ford has achieved Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award 20 times. For more info on Bartow Ford Company, please visit www.BartowFord.com.