COMING SOON: “Portrait Of An Automobile Dealer” Second Edition

Coming very soon, the new, improved, updated “Portrait Of An Automobile Dealer”, Second Edition. The first edition was made available through print-on-demand bookstore on Sept 2, 2012. I self-published this book, which means I have the ability to update it and upload a new edition whenever I want. This edition will be in both print and e-book formats.

At this point, I’ve added 60+ pages of additional content and over 100 new photographs. It’ll be the same as the first edition, but better.

Below is the new cover and description:

The History of Reed Brothers Dodge is Virtually the History of the American Automobile Business.

If you wanted to read the history of the American car industry a great place to start would be the history of Reed Brothers Dodge. Reed Brothers Dodge was one of the oldest Dodge dealers under the same family ownership in Maryland, and one of the oldest in the entire nation.

The first Dodge was offered to the public in 1914. Lewis Reed and Roy and Griffith Warfield opened their Dodge dealership and service facility just one year after Dodge made its first automobile. They named it the Rockville Garage.

In 1918, Lewis Reed bough out the Warfields. In 1919, his brother Edgar joined the business and the name changed to Reed Brothers Dodge.

Portrait of an Automobile Dealer (secd edition)

“Portrait Of An Automobile Dealer”, Second Edition, will be available through print-on-demand bookstore very soon, so check back often.

Note: this book is not marked up for profit; but sold at base price.

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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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