F&I and Showroom selected its six F&I Pacesetters of the Year. These operations are now in the running for the magazine’s F&I Dealer of the Year. Each winner will be sending a representative to the Paris Las Vegas for the Industry Summit 2012, where one of them will be named the 2012 F&I Dealer of the Year.

“This has been one of the toughest years for our judges,” said Gregory Arroyo, executive editor for F&I and Showroom. “Not only did we receive the most nominations in the seven years I’ve been here, but the field was fantastic. Just about every entry had a great story to tell. Now we have to narrow the field of six down to one, and that operation will be our 2012 F&I Dealer of the Year.”

The F&I Dealer of the Year award, sponsored by Resource Automotive, 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 Monday, Sept. 10, during a special ceremony to kick off the annual convention.

Past winners include Tuttle-Click Automotive, The Suburban Collection and Lithia Motors. This year’s F&I Pacesetters are:

Dick Hannah Dealerships, Vancouver, Wash.

Hoy Fox Toyota Lexus, El Paso, Texas

Landers Toyota-Scion, Little Rock, Ark.

Nyle Maxwell Dealerships, Austin-Round Rock, Texas

Robbins Auto Mall, Humble, Texas

Southwest Kia, Dallas, Texas

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