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September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
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April 9, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Faced with overwhelming opposition from residents, a divided City Council this week rejected a bid from a local tire shop to move into a vacant bank building on El Camino Real. About 100 people crowded into the council chambers Wednesday night, most of them opposed to Winston Tire Co.'s proposal to expand its repair and sales shop by moving from 2310 S. El Camino Real to the former Wells Fargo Bank building at 724 S. El Camino Real.
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BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Faced with overwhelming opposition from residents, a divided City Council this week rejected a bid from a local tire shop to move into a vacant bank building on El Camino Real. About 100 people crowded into the council chambers Wednesday night, most of them opposed to Winston Tire Co.'s proposal to expand its repair and sales shop by moving from 2310 S. El Camino Real to the former Wells Fargo Bank building at 724 S. El Camino Real.
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October 10, 1995 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Sam Winston, founder of the Winston Tire Co., leaves his heirs facing a painful, but classic business textbook problem: what to do when the most prominent figure in a family-owned business dies. For now, the Winston family's answer is to do nothing. "In the near future I see no significant changes at all" in the company, said Tom Bonburg, 46, Winston Tire's chief executive, who was recruited to the company by Sam Winston in 1990.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
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