The Luther Automotive Group

February 2013


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VW comes to Brooklyn Boulevard

Brookdale Volkswagen store opens in refreshed building

The sales team, from left, James Baldwin, Anna May, Manager Todd Earnest, Juri Loginov and Jill Taylor.

The sales team, from left, James Baldwin, Anna May, Manager Todd Earnest, Juri Loginov and Jill Taylor.

With prompting from Volkswagen, in a matter of weeks, Luther Auto used its dealership expertise to create a new venture in Brooklyn Park, where Luther Brookdale Volkswagen became the company’s fourth VW franchise.

Still fresh from major building projects for Brookdale Honda and Brookdale Toyota, Kathy Dickson and Linda McGinty in property management for Luther Auto led transformative rehab efforts at the Brookdale location. The goal was to be true to VW’s identity, and provide a great store experience for customers and employees, McGinty explained. Plans for a newly constructed VW store in the area are just beginning.

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Hudson Technician’s family, Dock Dogs champs

A Hudson Chrysler technician and his family first saw water jumping “Dock Dogs” at Hastings Rivertown Days in 2007. By 2012, they were national champions in the sport.

Hudson Chrysler technician Wayne McClaine’s “Fire,” a black Labrador, competes at the world level in dock jumping.

Competitors call it “big air,” the gap between the dock and a dog’s splash landing. Wayne McClaine’s two Labradors jump for hand launched, foot-long round rubber toys called bumpers. The setting is always the same, a 40-foot dock and 40-foot pool.

“I think what keeps me going is the excitement of seeing how far the dog can get out there,” said McClaine. The family’s 60-pound black Lab, “Fire,” and 47-pound Lab mix, “Splash,” have leaped for personal bests of 21 feet 4 inches and 25 feet 6 inches, respectively.

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Nature photographer relies on 600,000 mile pickup from Luther store

Harlow with the Tundra and an impressive bear shot titled “Ice Queen.”  The vehicle was purchased at Brookdale Toyota and receives service at RL Toyota.

Harlow with the Tundra and an impressive bear shot titled “Ice Queen.” The vehicle was purchased at Brookdale Toyota and receives service at RL Toyota.

Nature photographer Mark Harlow was hoping to reach 300,000 miles on the 2000 Toyota Tundra he bought new. Instead, he doubled it, for 600,000, with the same engine and transmission.

The man who once stared down a grizzly bear after hearing its gnashing teeth and snapping jaws often uses his truck as a safe base. He doesn’t carry firearms, or even bear pepper spray. Behind many of his wildlife photos are stories that paint a picture of the risks and rewards of photographing majestic creatures.

“I grew up a hunter and a trapper,” said Harlow, who learned a lot about tracking by looking at animal droppings.

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