December 5th, 2013 — Articles
The Frank Myers Auto Maxx Team has always considered themselves progressive and on the cutting edge of the automotive industry. However, they always find it fun to reflect on where they’ve been. That’s why they were extremely interested to find a stack of old photos featuring customer of the dealership and their cars.
“These photos are amazing,” said Tracy Myers, current owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “They definitely tell a story. Most were taken in front of the old, one room store in Dobson and not the Winston-Salem location but it doesn’t matter. There is still lots of history in those photos. Just look at the clothes the customers are wearing and the classic cars they’re buying.”
Myers Family Legacy In The Triad
The instant Polaroid photos were found in an old chest which had been tucked away for several years and represent just a small part of the Myers family legacy in the Triad. “I was fortunate to have been born into a family of entrepreneurs,” said Tracy. My family originally came to the US from Germany on a boat. All they had when they arrived were the clothes on their back on 2 hammers yet they managed to open a successful construction business. Then there’s my Great Grandpa Myers who opened the original Frank Myers store more than 85 years ago. My grandma Myers ran a successful tax preparation business from her home until she passed away and then there is my father. Most call him Uncle Frank but his family calls him Franklin and the friends he grew up with call him Fast Frank. The two of us built this dealership together until I bought it from him in 2006. Even now, he is still my mentor and is always available to assist my Team and I in the day to day operations when needed. We often enjoy reflecting back on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown. These newly found photos help us do that.”
So what’s next? Myers said they are going to continue going through the photos, posting them on their Facebook and Twitter pages and would like to find some of the people in the photographs. “Wouldn’t it be cool to recreate some of the photographs? Kind of a then and now?”
Anyone who recognizes anyone who appears in the photo may contact Tracy Myers at #336-831-0646.
About Frank Myers Auto Maxx
Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal and one of the fastest growing small businesses in America by INC magazine. Tracy is also the author of three number one books on Amazon.com, including “Uncle Frank Sez”. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com
December 3rd, 2013 — Articles
Frank Myers Auto Maxx, a Winston Salem used car dealership, is excited to announce that Kayla Burns is the winner of the “Twerk With Frank” contest. During the month of November, folks were invited to the dealership to take a test drive & show their best dance moves! Twerk, twist or electric buglaoo…it didn’t matter as long as the dance was clean. Each dance was captured on video & put on TwerkWithFrank.com (go there now to watch the videos). The video with the most votes on November 30, 2013 at 3:35pm was Kayla Burns and now she gets the opportunity to get up to $750 in prizes!
Car Shopping Can Be Fun
“We believe that a car dealership is supposed to be FUN,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “The Twerk With Frank contest was a perfect way for people to let loose a little.” When asked if he thought the contest was a little offensive for some people, Myers replied: “Not at all. While the contest name is Twerk with Frank, we demanded the participants keep it clean. Trust me, some got a little carried away with their dance but we stopped them and made them start again so it would be family friendly. This was all in good fun.”
View The Participants Dances
Even though the “Twerk With Frank” contest has officially ended, the videos are still online for people to enjoy at TwerkWithFrank.com. While you’re there, Tracy encourages you to spend some time watching the 1,3000+ videos the Winston-Salem used car dealership has posted since 2006. “I consider the Team fortunate that we were forward thinking enough in 2006 to join Youtube,” said Will Hall, Ambassador Of Smiles at Frank Myers Auto. “The owner, Tracy Myers, followed his gut feeling about Youtube being the future of video and he was right.”
About Frank Myers Auto Maxx
Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation & one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal. Tracy is also the author of three number one books on Amazon.com, including “Uncle Frank Sez”. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com
December 3rd, 2013 — Articles
In early 1961, Uncle Frank, always looking for the nicest, newest ride to offer his customers, managed to find a spot in the NASA astronaut program to see what all this space fuss was about. Few historians know that Uncle Frank was actually the first man in orbit, beating the Russians by a few weeks – after he climbed into the space capsule and “accidentally” hit the launch sequence.
The U.S. government hushed the whole thing up and Uncle Frank went back to his dealership. He knew he wouldn’t be selling any spacecraft in his lifetime because (a) used rockets weren’t very reliable and (b) the sticker price was, shall we say, astronomical.
About Uncle Frank
Uncle Frank has lived many lives and has many stories to share. He currently resides in Winston Salem, NC where he spends his days as the Frank Myers Auto Maxx Mascot.
Be sure to read History of Uncle Frank/Part 4 – Uncle Frank The Singing Star and check back for future editions later.
* Uncle Frank Sez: “All content in The History Of Uncle Frank is a mixture of parody, poor satire, and/or (very) lame humor. It is for entertainment purposes only.”
October 20th, 2013 — Articles, Awards
Inc. magazine has named Winston-Salem based used car dealership Frank Myers Auto Maxx, one of the Fastest Growing Small Businesses In America for the second consecutive year. The exclusive ranking was celebrated with a gala on October 12, 2013 in Washington DC and featured Gary Vaynerchuk, Jim Collins, Marc Ecko and other notable speakers. Past members of the INC list include Facebook, Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, ClifBar, Patagonia, Oracle and Zipcar. In addition to Frank Myers Auto Maxx, the list added such powerhouses as Publix Supermarkets, CDW and Levi Strauss.
“For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest growing private companies in America. To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement. To rank among the Inc. 500/5000, the companies had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in recent memory. Success in such times is eloquent testimony to creativity, resilience, and tenacity,” said Inc. Editor in Chief.
“When my great grandfather opened the first Frank Myers store more than 83 years go, I would like to believe that he wanted his family to carry on the excellent business legacy that he began. This award is dedicated to him, my dad, and the other Myers family members who came before me and who will come after me,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
For more about Frank Myers Auto Maxx, visit their blog at http://www.WinstonSalemUsedCars.com
October 14th, 2013 — Articles
An Open Letter From The Desk Of Tracy Myers/Owner of Frank Myers Auto – A few weeks ago, I noticed a man staggering around on my lot. I immediately knew something was off. The look in his eyes was so…empty. The man just didn’t look right. I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The man looked like…a zombie.
Believe it or not, this was not the first time I noticed someone with these symptoms. An increasing number of drivers seem to be Driving Dead, with their old cars acting as host to one of the most unique viruses to date. People hate driving their old cars and are embarrassed to be seen around town.
In an effort to save the streets of Winston-Salem, NC from the infected junkers, I’ve decided that I’m fighting back. Even though it may be down right kooky, I’m offering drivers a cure to help them stop Driving Dead.
This really is, in my opinion, the best course of action. I can’t go on meeting people that are embarrassed to be seen driving around town in their old cars. Everywhere I look, people are unhappy, lifeless. They go through life stuck in a car they hate because they think they can’t get a new one. Well, now’s my chance to turn the tables. I’m giving people access to the cure for just $13 down.
Zombies Feast on Bad Credit - Don’t Let Them Hold You Back!
Ultimately my business is about helping people. If you think your credit is horrifying—try me. My “Everybody Rides” program could get you in a car so fast, it’s scary!
I’ve never been one to jump the gun when it comes to judging someone because of less than stellar credit. My staff does their best to make sure that everyone we do business with is evaluated as a person and not a number. With this mindset, you can be sure we’ll try our hardest to get you into a nicer, newer car the very same day.
Being not only a business owner but also a resident of Winston-Salem means so much more than just selling cars. It means you can be sure that every measure will be taken to help get you into the car you decide best suits your needs. At Frank Myers Auto Maxx it’s about you, not the car.
So escape the undead and come back to life in a nicer, newer car today. I’m on a mission to clear our streets of the Driving Dead! If you’re worried about making a down payment—don’t be! If you have just $13 to put down, I could help you drive alive again.
It’s good for you, good for Winston-Salem and good for my business. I get a chance to bring our community back to life and make people happy again, while doing what I already love to do—solve people’s car problems.
Join The Cause—Fight Back TODAY!
Winston-Salem is in trouble, and I want to do my part. I only have 113 cars left to help people stop Driving Dead, and once it’s over, it’s over.
Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Drive alive in a nicer, newer Certified ride for just $13 down TODAY!
See you soon,
Tracy E. Myers – Owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx
P.S. Hurry down to Frank Myers Auto Maxx TODAY! The Driving Dead event ends midnight on October 31st or after we’ve helped 113 people drive home in a nicer, newer car.
* Uncle Frank Sez: “YES…this offer is real. All prices are plus 3% tax, $55 tag & $499 title documentation fee. Terms (APR, Down Payment, Monthly Payment, Amount Financed, etc) will vary based on credit scores, loan to value & year of vehicle. Please know that offers may not combine, some negative equity may be refinanced & financing requires bank approval.”