October 20, 2020

VW, Jeep and Cadillac top list of most-tattooed car brands

Most car enthusiasts own at least one piece of gear with their favorite brand’s logo on it. It can be a T-shirt, a pen, a hat, or a garage sign, for example. It takes a much greater degree of dedication to get a car-themed tattoo, and a study suggests this sky-scraping level of obsession is most often found in Volkswagen, Jeep, and Cadillac fans.

Compare the Market analyzed Instagram hashtags and posts to compile a list of the most commonly tattooed brands. Volkswagen came out on top, with 5,507 posts; note that anything related to the Wolfsburg-based brand earns it a point, whether it’s a logo, a cutaway diagram of the Beetle’s air-cooled flat-four engine, or a Touareg V10’s firing order. Jeep finished second with 2,139 posts, followed by Cadillac at 1,775 posts.

Surprisingly, the fourth spot is occupied by Pontiac, which appeared in 1,609 posts in spite of the

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LaFontaine Automotive Group acquires Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake

LaFontaine Automotive Group has acquired Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bob Shuman, CEO and 2013 North American International Auto Show chairman, and the remaining family stake is cashed out of the company his grandfather founded in 1955.

Shuman’s 64 employees will remain with the dealership under LaFontaine, which is now called LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake, according to a Thursday news release.

However, LaFontaine is moving John Rossi, general sales manager of LaFontaine’s Fenton dealership, to lead the newly acquired Walled Lake store. Joe Zeigler, general manager under Shuman, will remain in some leadership capacity at the dealership, LaFontaine said in an email.

“We look to take that strong, customer-focused foundation and enhance it through our personalized service and ‘Family Deal’ experience we’ve been known for over the last 40 years of business,” Ryan LaFontaine, COO of

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