Local Ford Dealer Battles To Save Dealership Started By Henry Ford
A Grand Gorge car dealership in business for more than 80 years is at risk of losing its Ford franchise.
W.S. Hinkley & Sons, Inc., a Ford dealership created in 1930 by auto mogul Henry Ford himself, has sold nearly a century worth of Ford cars and trucks, but Ford - which claims the dealership is underperforming - has taken steps to sever ties with the dealership.
According to representatives of law firm Bellavia Blatt & Crossett, a Long Island-based firm representing Hinkley & Sons owner Ed Hinkley, Hinkley has filed a law suit against Ford to prevent his dealership being disenfranchised.
In a written statement, the Bellavia Blatt & Crossett said Hinkley refused "to go down without a fight."