Recent News

F&I and Showroom Names 2014 F&I Pacesetters

TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom revealed today this year’s field of F&I Pacesetters. These operations are now in the running for the magazine’s coveted F&I Dealer of the Year award.

Profiles of each F&I Pacesetter will appear in the September 2014 issue of F&I and Showroom magazine. Each winner will be sending a representative to the Paris Las Vegas next month for the magazine’s Industry Summit, where one of them will be named the 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year.

“Selecting the five finalists is never easy, and this year was no exception,” said Gregory Arroyo, editorial director for F&I and Showroom magazine. “Each of them had a great story to tell and clearly demonstrated their ability to balance performance with customer satisfaction.” 

The F&I Dealer of the Year award, sponsored by The Warranty Group, is handed out annually to a dealership with a highly profitable F&I department that demonstrates a commitment to regulatory compliance. This year’s winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 4:30 inside the Paris Las Vegas’s Champagne Ballroom.

Past winners of the F&I Dealer of the Year award include Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville, Dick Hannah Dealerships, Tuttle-Click Automotive, The Suburban Collection and Lithia Motors. Here are this year’s F&I Pacesetters:


Bob Moore Auto Group, Oklahoma City

<p>Bob Moore Auto Group</p>

Five Star Ford, North Richland Hills, Texas
<p>Five Star Ford</p>

Liberty GMC, Peoria, Arizona
<p>Liberty GMC</p>

McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC, Boulder, Colo.
<p>McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC</p>

Vaden Automotive Group, Savannah, Ga.
<p>Vaden Automotive Group</p>

Industry Summit includes educational tracks for F&I, Special Finance, Used Vehicle Retailing, Dealership Sales & Technology and P&A Leadership. For more information or to register, visit


Follow @FI_Magazine on Twitter