Timeline

 

Continental Motors Timeline ~ 50 Years and Running

Founded in 1961 by John and Herman Weinberger, Continental Motors began its existence as an import repair shop in Lyons, IL. The Weinberger’s reputation for excellent service spread quickly among sports car enthusiasts and it wasn’t long before the two brothers were approached by Triumph to open a new car dealership in 1962. Little did John and Herm know, they had just started the seedling of what was to become an automotive giant!

As the years went on, Continental began to grow their operation with more new car franchises, including Toyota (1966), Honda (1971), Ferrari (1974), Nissan (1981), Acura (1987), and more recently, Maserati (2002), Scion (2004) and Mazda (2009).

Despite the rapid growth, the Weinberger family has always remained committed to providing superior service and adhering to strong business ethics. As a result, Continental has built an extremely loyal following of employees as well as customers. John’s two sons, Jay and Joel, along with Herman’s daughter, Cheryl, continue to carry on Continental’s daily commitment to exceeding customer expectations.

Today, the Continental Motors Group is recognized as the largest dealer group in Illinois, with our eight locations employing in excess of 480 people. We look forward to showing you why our customers enjoy “Miles and Miles of Smiles” in their Continental vehicles. When you visit, let us know you saw us on the web.


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2012

Continental Motors celebrating 50 years of business.


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2011

Continental AutoSports renovated their building expanding the Ferrari and Maserati showrooms.


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2011

Continental Audi renovates building expanding the showroom, service and parking lot. Also adding a new detail center and car wash.


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2010

Continental Motors obtains Mitsubishi franchise and opens at 5800 S. LaGrange Road in Countryside, Illinois.


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2009

Continental Toyota Scion moved to its new 103,000 sq. ft. facility at 6701 S. LaGrange Road in Hodgkins, Illinois.


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2009

Continental Chrylser Jeep gives up its franchise and reopens as Continental Auto Center.


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2009

Continental Motors obtains Mazda franchise and facility at 2363 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, Illinois.


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2004

Continental Acura moved to its new facility at 2275 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, Illinois.

2003

Continental purchases the assets of Currie Motors and moves the Chrysler franchise into the Jeep facility.

2001

Continental Jeep moves into its new building.


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2000

Continental Audi moved into its new facility at 1527 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, Illinois.

1999

Continental Chevrolet was sold to General Motors.


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1998

Continental added Audi in a temporary facility at 2500 N. Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, Illinois.

1995

Continental Chevrolet opened a new facility at 9510 Joliet Road in Hodgkins, Illinois.

1994

Continental Motors purchased the assets of Jim Link Chevrolet in LaGrange, Illinois.


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1987

Continental added Acura and opened new facility at 2110 Ogden Avenue in Lisle, Illinois.


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1982

Continental Motors moved Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari and Maserati to a new facility at 420 E. Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale, Illinois and added Lotus to the franchise list. In 1995 the store was renamed Continental AutoSports.


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1981

Continental Motors was converted into a Nissan dealership by purchasing the assets of Mannheim Datsun at the 5750 S. LaGrange Road location. Fiat, Lancia, MG, Austin Healy, Triumph ceased doing business in the United States.

1980

Continental Toyota moves into new facility at 9960 Joliet Road in Countryside, Illinois 1980 in Countryside, Illinois. Continental Toyota dropped Peugeot and moved to a new facility at 9960 Joliet Road in Countryside, Illinois. The original location (5800 S. LaGrange Road) became an exclusive Honda dealership.

1979

Continental Motors added Rolls Royce.

1975

Continental Motors added Ferrari.

1974

Continental Motors added Lancia & Fiat.


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1971

Continental Toyota added Honda, Bricklin and Peugeot.

1970

Continental Motors expanded into two facilities. 5750 S. LaGrange Road in Countryside, Illinois became the new home for British Leyland cars. The original location continued as an exclusive Toyota dealership.


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1969

Continental Motors added DeTamaso dropping Porsche. (Pictured: George Garbutt, President of Jensen Motors, Joan & John Weinberger at the Chicago Auto Show)


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1968

Continental Motors Group purchased adjacent residential properties for future expansion on LaGrange Road.

1966

Continental Motors added the Toyota franchise. The second factory authorized dealer in Chicago.

1963

Continental Motors moved to Brookfield, Illinois and added Jaguar and MG to its new car line.


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1962

Continental Motors founded in Lyons, Illinois by John and Herman Weinberger and held a Triumph franchise with one employee.

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