CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 |
Steve Shuken says he has been trying to sell Hondas in Ventura for the past seven years. But for seven years, Shuken says, his move from Santa Paula, where he has been operating a Honda dealership since 1989, has been illegally blocked. In a 93-page federal civil suit, Shuken has alleged that the owners of Honda of Oxnard, the New York-based Dah Chong Hong Trading Corp., bribed several executives of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. to keep him out of Ventura.
October 23, 1988 |
Once, foreign companies were content just to make the cars Americans drive. But not anymore. Nowadays, foreigners are looking to sell a few cars as well. As a result, U.S. car dealerships, longtime breeding grounds for this country's small business entrepreneurs, are becoming the focus of a new wave of foreign investment.