2009 Top 100 Judges Award High Marks for Customer Service and Marketing Ability

Dealernews magazine, the premier business-to-business publication for motorcycle, ATV and other powersports dealerships, has named the winners of the 18th Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. The Top 100 Awards is the powersports industry’s largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition, recognizing dealerships for their efforts in retail design and merchandising, marketing and promotion, dedication to customer service, community involvement, and even their internal work environment.

“The winners of this year’s Top 100 Competition demonstrate the commitment of Powersports dealerships to their customer base,” says Mary Slepicka, editorial director of Dealernews and director of the competition. “Judges awarded high marks not so much for what a store has, but what a store is doing with it, and how well it understands its customer base and community.”

Dealers from 38 states and four Canadian provinces are represented in the Class of 2009. (A full list of winning dealerships follows.) States with the most Top 100 dealers include Texas (8), California (8), Virginia (6), Indiana (5), Missouri (5) and Ohio (5).

“After several years with only one or two dealerships in the Top 100, it was nice to see California make such a strong showing this year,” Slepicka says. “And the increasing number of Top 100 Dealers in Virginia is a testament to the wonderful riding areas in that state and how well the dealers there connect with their local communities.”

The 2009 Top 100 Dealers are being honored tonight at an invitation-only awards reception in conjunction with the 41st Annual Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, which is being held today through Monday at the Indiana Convention Center and the new Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. The Top 100 Dealer of the year, along with the winners of more than a dozen Merit Awards for Best Dealership Exterior, Best Use of Theme, Best Display, Best Community Involvement Program, Best Customer Service Initiative and more, will be announced tonight as well. For more information, visit www.dealernews.com.

Dealernews is the official sponsor and organizer of the Top 100 Dealer Competition. Participating industry sponsors for the 2009 competition include the American Motorcyclist Association, the Indiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, Manheim Auctions, RK Excel, Vortex, and Zurich. Zurich is the premier sponsor of the Top 100 competition.

For more information or to receive details on how retailers can enter the 2010 competition (deadline for entries: November 1, 2009), contact Dealernews at editors@dealernews.com.

The Dealernews 2009 Top 100 Dealers (listed geographically)

ALABAMA - Dothan Powersports (Dothan)
ARIZONA - Northland Motorsports (Flagstaff), Ride Now Powersports Tucson (Tucson), Show Low Motorsports (Show Low)
ARKANSAS - Heartland Honda (Springdale), Rainbow Cycle & Marine (Rogers)
CALIFORNIA – Bert’s Mega Mall (Covina), Cal Coast Motorsports (Ventura), Chaparral Motorsports (San Bernadino), Malcolm Smith Motorsports (Riverside), North County Yamaha (San Marcos), Official Acerbis Store by Baja Cycles (San Diego), South Bay Motorsports (Chula Vista), Southern California Motorcycles (Brea)
COLORADO – Fay Myers Motorcycle World (Greenwood Village), Grand Prix Motorsports (Littleton), Outpost Harley-Davidson (Pueblo), Pikes Peak Harley-Davidson (Colorado Springs)
DELAWARE – Powersports East (Bear)
FLORIDA – Fun Bike Center (Lakeland), Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine (St. Augustine), J&P Cycles (Ormond Beach)
GEORGIA – Cycle World of Athens (Bogart)
IDAHO – Rexburg Motorsports (Rexburg)
ILLINOIS – Frieze Harley-Davidson Sales (O’Fallon), Gieson Yamaha (Rock Falls), Nielsen Enterprises (Lake Villa)
INDIANA – Ducati Indianapolis (Zionsville), Hayden Honda Powerhouse (Kendallville), Hoosier Harley-Davidson (Elkhart), Lake City Honda Kawasaki (Warsaw), Rev! Sports Inc. (Bloomington)
IOWA – J&P Cycles (Anamosa), McGrath Powersports (Cedar Rapids)
KANSAS – City Cycle Sales (Junction City), Topeka Harley-Davidson (Topeka)
KENTUCKY – Andy’s Cycle Sales of Hazard (Bonnyman), Legend Outdoor Adventures (Corbin), Mike’s Cycle World I (Glasgow), Mike’s Cycle World II (Bowling Green)
LOUISIANA – Cycle World (Houma), Performance Suzuki of Houma (Houma)
MASSACHUSETTS – Cycles! 128 (Beverly)
MINNESOTA – Donahue Harley-Davidson/Buell (Sauk Rapids)
MISSOURI – Cruisin’ 66 (Springfield), Freedom Cycles (Grandview), J&W Cycles (Washington), Neosho Powersports (Neosho), Powersports of Joplin (Joplin)
MONTANA – Beartooth Harley-Davidson/Buell (Billings), Hi Mountain Recreation (Billings), Penco Power Products (Kalispell)
NEBRASKA – Ducati Omaha (Omaha), Star City Motor Sports (Lincoln)
NEW HAMPSHIRE – Great Bay Motorcycles (North Hampton)
NEW JERSEY – Cycle World of Cherry Hill (Cherry Hill), Deptford Honda Yamaha (Deptford), Xtreme Machines (Millstone)
NEW YORK – Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine (North Tonawanda), Filer’s PowerSports (Macedon)
NORTH CAROLINA – Kitty Hawk Harley-Davidson (Harbinger), Outer Banks Harley-Davidson (Elizabeth City)
OHIO – A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson/Buell (Sunbury), Competition Accessories (Springfield), Rick Roush Motor Sport (Medina), Signature Harley-Davidson (Perrysburg), Toledo Harley-Davidson/Buell (Toledo)
OKLAHOMA – Iron Lightning (Tulsa)
OREGON – Bend Euro Moto (Bend)
PENNSYLVANIA – Crossroad Powersports (Upper Darby)
SOUTH DAKOTA – J&L Harley-Davidson (Sioux Falls), Outdoor Motorsports (Spearfish) TENNESSEE – Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson/Buell (Maryville)
TEXAS – Central Texas Powersports (Georgetown), Family PowerSports (Lubbock), Family PowerSports (San Angelo), Golden Triangle Power Sports (Beaumont), Kent’s Harley-Davidson Honda Suzuki (Abilene), Killeen Power Sports (Killeen), Maxim Honda (Allen), Strokers Dallas (Dallas)
VERMONT – Cycle Wise (New Haven)
VIRGINIA – Bayside Harley-Davidson (Portsmouth), Black Wolf Harley-Davidson (Bristol), Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson (Winchester), Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson (Yorktown), Shenandoah Harley-Davidson/Buell (Staunton), Waugh Enterprises Harley-Davidson (Orange)
WASHINGTON – Bob Lamphere’s Renton Motorcycles (Renton), Skagit Powersports (Burlington), Sound Harley-Davidson (Marysville)
WEST VIRGINIA – Charlie’s Harley-Davidson (Huntington), Cole Harley-Davidson (Bluefield)
WISCONSIN – All Pro Motorsports (Waukesha), House of Harley-Davidson (Milwaukee)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – V.I. Honda (Nanaimo)
NEW BRUNSWICK – Toys For Big Boys Ltd. (Moncton)
ONTARIO – Gear Head (Ottawa), The Shop Harley-Davidson (Sudbury)
QUEBEC – Harley-Davidson Montreal (Montreal)