After More Than 40 Years, End of the Road for Southern California’s Cal Worthington Car Dealership

After More Than 40 Years, End of the Road for Southern California’s Cal Worthington Car Dealership

Make no mistake about it, bub, Southern California is car country.

So automobile dealer Calvin Coolidge Worthington decided to have a little fun, attract attention and empty his lots with “My Dog Spot” TV commercials featuring a live, snarling gorilla.

The commercials, in which he also used other animals as a dog named Spot---a penguin, camel, elephant, bear, lion, hippopotamus and tiger---helped Worthington build an empire of 27 dealerships that sold more than 1 million cars.

To read more, see the Los Angeles Times.

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