Prestige Ford Sponsors Ronnie Lerma Motorcycle Poker Run

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Attendees for 16th Annual Ronnie Lerma Motorcycle Poker Run gather at Prestige Ford in Garland for the charitable event

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland is proud to be part of yet another successful Ronnie Lerma Motorcycle Poker Run. The 16th annual event was held at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.

After the motorcycle run, the top 10 motorcycle show and top 20 car and truck show registration was held at Harley Davidson off of Centerville Road in Garland. Local sponsors donated items for the silent auction and there were family activities, vendors, food and door prizes.

The event is held to honor Officer Ronnie Ray Lerma, who began his career as a police officer with the City of Garland, Texas in 1987. He served as a patrol officer until 1995, at which time he became a Motorcycle Traffic Officer. On September 21, 1998, Officer Lerma was on duty working a traffic assignment on LBJ. While on the inside shoulder of the freeway issuing a citation, he was struck and fatally injured by an oncoming vehicle attempting to pass on the shoulder. Officer Lerma was survived by his wife and two young children ages 5 and 9.

In memory and to honor Officer Lerma, the other officers of the Garland Police Department wanted to stage an event to remember his life and his sacrifice. Because screen-shot-2016-09-17-at-1-32-04-pmOfficer Lerma was a motorcycle officer and he also had a love for classic cars, it was decided to have a car and motorcycle show with all the proceeds from the show going to a charity of the family’s choice. The first show took place in 2001 and continues to this day as an annual event.

Metroplex chapter of C.O.P.S. is a non-profit 501© (3) organization that allows C.O.P.S. to reimburse survivors for their travel expenses to Hands on Programs held for survivors, to meet other survivors and receive essential peer and professional support. It allows for training for law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and dealing with the day-to-day traumas experienced by officers working our increasingly violent streets.

More information on this great organization can be found at www.metroplexcops.org. To learn more about Prestige Ford, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford Sponsors 16th Ronnie Lerma Motorcycle Run

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford is once again proud to support the 16th annual Ronnie Lerma Motorcycle Run and Car & Bike Show. Prestige Ford in Garonnie lerman motorcykel run rland (serving Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Grapevine and D/FW) will sponsor the event and provide breakfast for the registered riders on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. (last bikes leaves at 10 a.m.).

The annual event honors the memory of Officer Lerma who died in the line of duty in 1998 while issuing a traffic citation. The Garland Police Department not only pays tribute to him annually, but all of the proceeds go to the family’s chaIMG_0187rity of choice.

Prestige Ford, located at 3601 S. Shiloh Road (off 635 and Garland Ave.) is the starting point this year. There will be games and prizes.

Later, event goers will enjoy the Car and Motorcycle Show and the  annual Dallas Harley-Davidson Blood, Sweat & Gears Bike Build-Off at Dallas Harley-Davidson on Centerville Road in Garland, TX.

To learn more, visit:

Stop by the Prestige Ford dealership at 3601 S. Shiloh in Garland for more information or to register.

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Prestige Ford Sponsors Drive One 4UR Garland Owls!

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Calling all Garland Owl teachers, parents and friends of Garland High School. Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford invite you to test drive a new Ford and trigger a donation to The Garland Owl’s DECA on October 13th!!

DECA chapters are for students interested in preparing for entrepreneurial, marketing or management careers. The FUNdraiser is fast, fun and free for you to help kids raise up to $8,000 in funds from Ford.

What: Ford Test Drive

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: From 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Where:

Garland High School
310 S. Garland Ave., Garland, TX 75040

How it Works:

For every FREE test drive, Ford will donate $20 to DECA! Drive the all-new 2017 Ford Escape & help the school earn an additional bonus of $10 for DECA.

To learn more or to RSVP for a preferred time, e-mail SSharapta@wcao.net.

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Roll Up Your Sleeves to Donate Blood with Prestige Ford

CBC final 04-sansMark your calendars! August 4th, from noon to 4 p.m., you can roll up your sleeves and help your community. The Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford dealership family will be donating blood to Carter BloodCare.  The Ford dealer in Garland, Texas (serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson) invites customers and community members to sign up to donate too.

The Carter BloodCare donation bus will be at Prestige Ford, located at 3601 S. Shiloh Road, off Garland Road and 635.

Carter BloodCare’s primary purpose is to provide life-saving resources to local hospitals in our regional communities. The organization is one of the AABB-accredited blood centers in the state, their laboratory is certified by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), and they are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, Carter BloodCare is  affiliated with America’s Blood Centers – a group of community blood centers providing half of the blood that is transfused in the United States.

Stop by Prestige Ford to give a few minutes and your donation that could be life-saving for a community member in need.

To learn about the donation process or Carter BloodCare, go to www.CarterBloodCare.org.  To learn more about Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford Hosts Women On Wheels

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 1.06.28 PMRecently, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas (serving Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano) hosted the first quarterly Women On Wheels event.  The evening was entertaining and educational steering women on how to learn more about and automotive sales and service knowledge.

Special speakers included Shelby Reed, the COO of World Class Automotive Group and Suzanne Baker, the General Sales Manager at Prestige Ford. The two shared their insights from a women perspective in the automotive industry and how they have and are continuing to to bring exceptional customer service and knowledge to an every changing and growing industry.

During the event, the first Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford “Woman of Garland” Award was given to  Kay Moore by Ms Reed. Mrs. Moore is a well-known member of the community, Pulitzer Prize nominee, veteran newspaper journalist, author of eight books, co-author of more than a dozen titles and ghost author of more than 100 others. Her 20-year writing career also includes 14 years on the Houston Chronicle and serving as the city editor of the Plano Star Courier.

Mrs. Moore and her husband, Louis Moore (aka as Coach at Prestige and in the community) are long-time loyal customers of Prestige Ford. They have purchased several vehicles and continue to service all vehicles, from Mustangs to SUVs. Mrs. Moore has been a community leader in Garland and is highly active in historic preservation and civic involvements.

Prestige Ford feature on home tour Screen-Shot-2016-04-25-at-1.22.31-PM-768x329During Garland’s Heritage Day, Mr. and Mrs. Moore displayed Prestige Ford’s 1913 Ford Depot Hack from the locations showroom in the couples’ driveway on Historic 11th Street. The 1913 aspect of the tour included the neighborhood, home and the vintage Ford.

Prestige Ford and their team are already planing the next Women on Wheels event.  If you’d like to participate or learn more, e-mail Sheena Sharapata at ssharapata@wcao.net.

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Prestige Ford FUNdraising Drive for Good Samaritans of Garland

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 12.29.12 AMA bit thank you to all who joined Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford on May 15th, to Drive One 4 UR Community.  The FUNdraising event raised approximately $2,000 for the Good Samaritans of Garland.  By giving a few minutes of time, test drivers helped the Good Samaritans of Garland earn a lot of money needed to help people in our community who are in need.  The best part, it n!
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When visitors were done, they were able to enjoy The Urban Flee run by Resurrected Designs in downtown Garland, Texas.  There were about 40+ local vendors, food trucks, live music and more!
This is one of many events Prestige Ford in Garland (serving greater Dallas/Fort Worth, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano) at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd. (off 635 and Garland Road) host throughout the year.  The Ford dealer believes supporting our community is key.  To learn more about Prestige Ford and their events, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.
*Qualified test drives.
 
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Prestige Ford Earns 4th Consecutive President’s Award

Ford Presidents AwardMay 19th was a banner day for Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford team in Garland, Texas.  Executives from Ford Motor Company presented owners, Randall Reed, Sherry Reed, Shelby Reed, General Manager/Operating Partner, Justin Wright; and the Prestige team with their 4th consecutive President’s Award.  This wonderful honor recognizes the Dallas/Fort Worth Ford dealership’s with excellent customer satisfaction ratings, superior performance and the leadership.

Randall Reed's Prestige Ford proudly presents the dealerships 4th consecutive President's Award.

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas proudly accepts the Ford dealerships 4th consecutive President’s Award.

The President’s Award is presented only to top-preforming Ford dealers that exhibit quality business practices and Ford’s core principles.  Dealerships from across the nation compete to achieve this award, but only 10% of all dealerships receive this prestigious recognition.

“This is not an easy award to achieve, but this team makes it look easy. How? Because they truly care about our customers and a job well done,” said Mr. Reed. “Each and every day, this dealership family comes together to achieve our  no. 1 goal — 100 percent customer satisfactions. This award celebrates a job well done and the great care they all continually strive to provide.”

Ford representative congratulates Shelby Reed (Randall and Sherry Reed shown to left).

Greg Wood, Dallas Regional Manager for Dallas Ford Sales congratulates Shelby Reed, Randall and Sherry Reed (shown to left). Norma Conroad, Dallas Regional Manager for FCSD (shown right)

Mr. Wright agrees. “We applaud our wonderful team for all of their hard work. In addition, we want to thank our customers and community for allowing Prestige to earn their business and for providing their valuable feedback that earned us this recognition, again.”

The Prestige Ford team invites you to come and experience the Randall Reed, award-winning difference for yourself. Take the short drive down 635 to 3601 S. Shiloh Road off of Garland Road for New Fords, Pre-Owned Fords, Used Vehicles, Ford Service, Ford Parts, Aftermarket Accessories, and Collision Repair. Shop online anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Delivers Scholarship for Ford Driving Dreams

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 6.51.47 AMRandall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas (serving greater Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson, Plano, Grand Prairie) is excited to be part of a unique collaboration with Ford Motor Company/Ford Fund to help make kids’ college dreams come true.

Monday, May 16th, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford will deliver and present checks to area college-bound high schoolers in the amount of $2,000. The scholarship is part of the Ford Driving Dreams initiative. “We are so happy to be able to help fuel the future for the bright, young students,” said Randall Reed, owner of Prestige Ford and World Class Automotive Group. “Our dealership family and the Ford Motor Company believe it’s key to support our kids and our community to help ensure a brighter and more successful future for us all.”

At 8 a.m. on Monday, the following South Garland High School students will be recognized for their hard work for the past 4 years+ with a $2,000 scholarship check presented by Sheena Baccus, the Director of Training and Recruitment for the World Class Automotive Group.

Hanna Abuhay, Focus on: Biomedical Engineering

Concepcion Diaz, Focus on: Automotive Technician

Ashonni Limbs, Focus on: Pre Med

Alexandrea Perry, Focus on: Automotive Engineer / Civil Engineer / Music

Bianca Vida’s, Focus on: Art

Ford Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company. 
“The Houston Area Ford Dealers are part of the fabric of the Greater Houston community and we couldn’t think of a better way to demonstrate our commitment than to invest in our young people,” said Ron Ewer, chair of chair of Houston Ford Dealers Advertising Fund (FDAF). “Through our innovative collaboration with Ford Fund, we can make great strides when it comes to advancing the educational achievement of Greater Houston students from elementary to high school.”

To learn more about Ford’s Driving Dreams, visit www.forddrivingdreams.com. For more information about Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd. (off Garland Road and 635) visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Join Prestige and Drive One 4 UR Community

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 11.03.06 AMMark your calendars for Saturday, May 15th, to join Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford and Good Samaritans of Garland for Drive One 4 UR Community.  By giving a few minutes of your time, you can help the Good Samaritans of Garland earn up to $6,000.  The best part, it doesn’t cost you a dime and it’s FordTastic fun!
When you’re done, you can enjoy The Urban Flee run by Resurrected Designs.  There will be about 40+ local vendors, food trucks, live music and more!
How it Works:
1. Show up between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
2. Bring a valid driver’s license.
3. Take a test drive in a super cool, new Ford of your choice, from a Ford F-150 or Ford Mustang to a Ford Fusion to a Ford Focus (and more)!
4. Enjoy the rest of the event knowing that a fun test-drive that only took a couple minutes just earned the charity $20.*
Location:
Urban Flee Outdoor Vintage Market
7th Street (between Ave. A & Ave. B)
Downtown Garland, Texas
 This is one of many events Prestige Ford in Garland (serving greater Dallas/Fort Worth, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano) at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd. (off 635 and Garland Road) host throughout the year.  The Ford dealer believes supporting our community is key.  To learn more about Prestige Ford and their events, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.
*Qualified test drives.
 
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Prestige Ford Supports Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Job Fair

Randall Reed, Prestige Ford in Garland (serving greater Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson, and and Plano) and World Class Automotive Group are proud to support the Hiring Our Heroes event on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 10110 Technology Blvd. in Dallas.

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 11.48.49 AMThe event, which is free to veterans, includes:

  • Hiring workshops at 12:30 p.m.
  • Veteran job fair from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Speakers at 5:30 pm (including Randall Reed, CEO of World Class Automotive)
  • Charity rock concert at 7 p.m.

This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Operation Rock the Troops, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Texas Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Texas Veterans Commission, Texas Veterans Leadership Program, Texas Workforce Commission, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Goodwill Industries International, The American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners.

“We are excited to be part of this wonderful event that helps connect our military heroes with great job opportunities,” said Mr. Reed. “I’m please to be one of the many great speakers at this event, as well.”

The lineup of speakers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. includes: Sgt. Steven Jackel, a Purple Heart recipient who is known as “The Motivator;” Randall Reed, Owner and CEO of World Class Automotive Group and Reed Enterprises; and Eric Eversole, President of Hiring Our Heroes.

“It’s not all business,” said Mr. Reed. “There is a great charity concert with some amazing artists that people won’t want to miss.

Featured Bands/Line Up:

7 p.m. – Sean Franks Band

8 p.m. – JC Allstars “Runaway Rock Show”

10 p.m. – Jason Cassidy

Admission: Free for veterans. $15 for general admission

To learn more about the job fair, visit www.HiringOurHeroes.org. For concert tickets, go to www.OperationRockTheTroops.org. You can also visit www.LightUpLives.com to watch a new music video and documentary teaser that looks at Veterans, their struggles, TBI and the treatment that is allowing many vets a second chance.

About World Class Automotive Group

World Class Automotive Group is owned by Randall and Sherry Reed. The family-owned business is comprised of several dealerships throughout Texas, including: Planet Ford in Spring, Planet Ford in Humble, Planet Lincoln in Spring, Prestige Ford in Garland and Park Cities Ford and Lincoln in Dallas. www.ReedHasIt.com

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