About the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships
Ron Tonkin claims he was born with gas in his veins. Because of that passion, the Tonkin family has been providing Portland families with cars and trucks for over half a century. Since 1960 with one Chevy
store, the Tonkin family now owns 16 auto dealerships and one exotic Italian motorcycle store - Motocorsa
along with Aprilia
, and MV Agusta
are the chosen new brands the Group offers. Of course there is a wide selection of used cars
available and TonkinGreen
to assist with the selection of "green cars" such as hybrids
, and high mpg
offerings. Ron is still quite active in the business, while sons Ed
manage all levels of the corporation. The Tonkins are most certainly known for their "Love of Cars" and also for their love of the Portland Metropolitan community. The Kidney Association, Doernbecher Hospital
, The Make-a-Wish Foundation
, The United Way
, Metropolitan Family Service
and the Oregon Schools Foundation
, are but a few of the agencies that have felt the impact of the generous spirit of this family-owned company.
The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships is Oregon's 21st largest private employer and was voted "One of the Best 100 companies in Oregon to Work For" as well as one of "The 100 Best Green Companies
." The family-owned business is a Portland icon and has been outfitting the Pacific Northwest in automobiles for over 50 years.
1960 - Ron Tonkin opens his first dealership, Ron Tonkin Chevrolet.
1966 - Ron Tonkin becomes America's first Ferrari dealer.
1999 - Tonkin opens MotoCorsa, offering luxury Italian motorcycles.
2003 - Tonkin launches Drive for Schools, supporting under-funded schools.
The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships can be found all over the Internet on sites such as Cars.com