Congratulating Yadkin Valley Motor Company on 100 Years
Topics: Yadkin Valley Motor Company
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
Congressional Record: 114th Congress
July 21, 2015
(Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)
Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Yadkin Valley Motor Company in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
It is the oldest Ford dealership in the Carolinas and 20th oldest out of about 3,100 Ford dealerships nationwide.
A.F. Kilby was the first of four generations of Kilbys to sell Fords at Yadkin Valley. His son, Andrew ``Bud'' Kilby, and grandson, John Kilby, Sr., now own the dealership.
At 89 years old, Bud still works at the dealership 6 days a week. John serves as general manager. And his son, John Kilby, Jr., is a salesman and Internet manager.
In May, more than 1,500 people turned out for a special car show marking the 100th anniversary. Several hundred vehicles, including a number of antique Fords, participated.
Congratulations to the Kilby family and everyone at Yadkin Valley Motor Company on this significant milestone.
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