New Orleans January 2005 -- Carl L. Barnett Sr. Owner, Gorman McCracken VW/Mazda received the 2005 TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA) today. The announcement was made by Ed McCarrick, Worldwide Publisher of TIME Magazine and Michael A. Parnell, Vice President, Original Equipment Sales, North American Tire, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, at the National Automobile Dealer's Association (NADA) Convention in New Orlenas. Barnett and other award winners were honored at the opening of business attended by more than 25,000 individuals involved in the automotive industry.
The Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award is the Automotive Industryís most prestigious award and is given out annually to car dealers across the country. TMDQA recipientís are among the nationís most successful auto dealers and they must also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to effective community service. Mr. Carl L. Barnett, SR is one of only 65 Auto Dealers, from the 19,500 nationwide, nominated for the 36th Annual Award.