History of Uncle Frank/Part 6 – The Muppet

Uncle Frank, The Muppet?

It was the late ‘60s – and the Public Broadcasting Corporation was ready to launch a revolutionary new children’s program, Sesame Street. Jim Henson, the master puppet-maker, had created a whole new set of Muppets for the show – but the producers still weren’t satisfied; they felt the characters were either too short (Grover) or too tall (Big Bird. They wanted at least one regular-sized Muppet.

Henson, overworked and out of ideas, was driving through the Winston-Salem area, when he happened to spot a Frank Myers Auto Maxx commercial starring Uncle Frank on his Super 8 Motel TV. He couldn’t believe his eyes – with his colorful outfit and happy smile, this guy looked exactly like a big friendly Muppet!

Uncle Frank agreed to the offer, seeing an opportunity to sell to a whole new demographic. Sadly, once again, Uncle Frank only made it as far as the photo shoot – when he quickly realized no Muppet would ever buy a car from him – none of them had any feet to work the gas and the brakes with!

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 5 – The Astronaut 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.” 

Twerk With Frank Winner Announced

Twerk Contest WinnerFrank 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

 

 

 

History Of Uncle Frank/Part 5 – The Astronaut

Frank Myers Nasa AstronautIn 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.”

 

 

History Of Uncle Frank/Part 4 – The Singing Star

Uncle Frank Myers With Rat Pack in Winston SalemThis archival photo depicts the “Rat Pack” circa 1960 on location in Las Vegas and proves the little-known fact that Uncle Frank Myers was one of the original members of the superstar performing group, along with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin.

As a matter of fact, Uncle Frank accidentally inspired their most well-known project, when Frank, Dino and Sammy bought beautiful Cadillac convertibles from his Las Vegas dealership. Uncle Frank declared at the price he was giving them, the cars were a “steal.” Sammy happened to be eyeing one of the big casinos when he heard the word and instantly came up with the idea for their hit movie, Ocean’s 11.

Unfortunately, that led to a break with the Rat Pack, as Uncle Frank couldn’t clear enough time for the filming – “Sorry, boys,” he said, “I got too many great deals I want to give folks.” He was replaced by Peter Lawford, who was not quite as good-looking as Uncle Frank, but got by.

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 3 – Uncle Frank The Football 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.”

 

History of Uncle Frank/Part 3 – The Football Star

Uncle Frank College Ball small

Uncle Frank – The Football Star

The year: 1922. The score: 13-13, with only fifteen seconds to go in the fourth quarter of the NFL’s first championship game, between the Chicago Bears and the Canton Bulldogs. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, Uncle Frank streaked across the field like a souped-up Model T, carrying the ball 52 yards across the goal line and scoring the game-winning touchdown for Canton in an unforgettable scoring “drive.”

During the post-game celebration after the game, Uncle Frank declared that all of his teammates were responsible for the win – and gifted them all with mint condition 1925 Buick touring cars. Uncle Frank went on to become NFL commissioner and create many innovations in the sport – including the first trade!

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 2 – Uncle Frank The Frontiersman 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.”