Notice of Publication for a New Point
Franchise Motor Vehicle Dealer in a County of More
than 300,000 Population
Pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, notice is given that The Vehicle Production Group, intends to allow the establishment of Fitzgerald Motors, Inc., as a dealership for the sale of automobiles manufactured by The Vehicle Production Group (line-make VHPG) at 27365 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater (Pinellas County), Florida 33761, on or after January 16, 2012.
The name and address of the dealer operator(s) and principal investor(s) of Fitzgerald Motors, Inc., are dealer operator(s): James W. Cash, 27365 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, Florida 33761; principal investor(s): John J. Fitzgerald, 2736 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, Florida 33761.
The notice indicates intent to establish the new point location in a county of more than 300,000 population, according to the latest population estimates of the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
Certain dealerships of the same line-make may have standing, pursuant to Section 320.642, Florida Statutes, to file a petition or complaint protesting the application.
Written petitions or complaints must be received by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice and must be submitted to: Nalini Vinayak, Administrator, Dealer License Section, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Room A-312, MS #65, Neil Kirkman Building, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0635.
A copy of such petition or complaint must also be sent by U.S. Mail to: L. Lodge Weber, The Vehicle Production Group, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 630, Miami, Florida 33131.
If no petitions or complaints are received within 30 days of the date of publication, a final order will be issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approving the establishment of the dealership, subject to the applicant’s compliance with the provisions of Chapter 320, Florida Statutes.