It has been said that everything rises and falls on leadership.
Sonic Automotive, it all started when O. Bruton Smith as a young man,
love with cars and began racing and building cars in his parent's garage
subsequently began selling them in his front yard. His passion
racing, and selling automobiles led him to open his first used car
in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It was the
leadership of Mr. Smith which formed the
the Company we celebrate today. With 20 stores, representing15 brands
several hundred employees, Sonic Automotive was launched as a public
November 1997. It is that same commitment to leadership, exercised every
every one of our associates, which has made Sonic Automotive one of the
and most successful automotive retailers in the