Jim Ellis Honored by TIME Magazine and Goodyear

San Francisco, CA February 9, 2008� - Jim Ellis, President of Jim Ellis Volkswagen in Atlanta Georgia, was honored today for his nomination for the 2008 TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year Award. Ellis was one of a select group of dealers from across the country honored at this years National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in San Francisco today. The announcement of this year's Dealer of the Year and finalists was made by Ed McCarrick, President and Worldwide Publisher of TIME Magazine and Johann Finkelmeier, Vice President and General Manager of Original Equipment Tires, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, at the opening business meeting of the convention, which is attended by more than 25,000 people involved in the�automobile industry.

The TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year award is the automobile industry's most prestigious and highly coveted award for car dealers. Recipients are among the nation's most successful auto dealers. However, they must also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to effective community service. Ellis, 76, was chosen to represent the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition-one of only 51 automobile dealers, from more than 19,500 nationwide, nominated for the 39th annual award. The award is sponsored by TIME magazine in association with Goodyear, and in cooperation with NADA.