“It’s a cliche, but I’ve got gasoline in my veins” || Randy Dye, Owner, Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM & FIAT

Dealer News Today Podcasts

Aug 9 2022 • 30 mins

It’s no surprise that Randy Dye was selected as the chairman of Stellantis’s National Dealer Council for 2022. He’s a proven automotive industry veteran - he operates Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM & FIAT, as well as Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealerships in the massive Daytona Auto Mall. Randy has worked at dealerships of all sizes en route to owning Daytona DCJR, and maintains community involvement with events that he has started such as the Excellence in Education Challenge and Golf for Kids’ Sake.

On this episode, Randy sits down with our host Derek D to discuss his lifelong enthusiasm for cars, automotive engineering, and auto racing, the one major problem in the otherwise effective system of selling cars on order, and how Stellantis is fighting the microchip shortage and preparing for the large-scale transition to electric vehicles. Plus, he talks about who is responsible for “bad behavior” in automotive sales that has contributed to inventory shortages, his predictions for future forms of car propulsion, and more.

Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Episode Highlights:

  • How Randy’s first-ever auto industry job at a tiny dealership taught him a crucial lesson for dealing with shortages
  • Why inventories on lots may be even lower around September
  • How to make effective future plans - even, and especially, in times of uncertainty
  • How racing has been a driving force in automotive innovation, from the Model T days until today

“This is not revolutionary to me - it’s really a step back, but it’s not a bad step, it’s a great step.”

— Randy Dye

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