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Ford Recognizes Randall Reed with Salute to Dealers Award for Community Contributions

UpdatedSaluteToDealer2014RotatorArtFord Motor Company announces Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group, is awarded its Salute to Dealers recognition for providing outstanding products and services while improving the lives of individuals and their communities.

This video, produced by Salute to Dealers, shows how much the Reeds and the dealerships truly care about community

Salute to Dealers is a Ford community service initiative that identifies and honors Dealer Principals who improve the lives of those in need. “The dealer nominees’ and honorees’ impact on their communities is extraordinary! Each year, as a group, they provide support for and participate in hundreds of programs for a multitude of worthy causes,” reads the award recognition statement.

Reed family and Planet Ford donate a new school marquee to the local middle school

Reed family and Planet Ford donate a new school marquee to the local middle school

Mr. Reed was nominated for recognition from the Ford Houston Region based on his commitment to community, furthering education and assisting children with special needs. His donations and leadership provide support to battered services including women’s shelters and school systems with items including books, computers, I-pads, band instruments, fixtures, facilities and playgrounds. In addition, Mr. Reed and his team help raise funds for centers that assist families and children with learning disabilities.

Randall and Sherry Reed, Planet Ford in Humble give a new Ford Escape to the Humble ISD Teacher of the Year!

Randall and Sherry Reed, Planet Ford in Humble give a new Ford Escape to the Humble ISD Teacher of the Year!

Moreover, for the past two years, Mr. Reed has led the effort within the Humble, TX Independent School District to provide an annual Teacher of the Year award that includes a gala event at which he presents a new Ford vehicle to the top educator. This year, his generosity has expanded to include additional teacher and student scholarship recognition in other communities where he owns automotive dealerships.

Left to right: Chuck Kramer, GM; Kristi Williams, Community Relations; Randall Reed, CEO of World Class Automotive present a check to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Left to right: Chuck Kramer, GM; Kristi Williams, Community Relations; Randall Reed, CEO of World Class Automotive present a check to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

“Over the past 25 years, our family of Texas dealerships has won dozens of awards, but this one, by far, is the one I cherish the most,” said Mr. Reed. “I am thrilled to receive this award, on behalf of my partners at Planet Ford, Chuck and Claire Kramer, Bob and Nancy Taylor, and most of all Kristi Williams, our director of community relations that single handedly made this award possible for our store. But honestly, the biggest reward is experiencing first-hand how giving back impacts the kids and residents of our community.”

ExploringNewCustomTransportationforMosaicBestBuddiesAn example of this is that while shooting the recognition video for Edsel Ford at the National Automotive Dealers Association annual meeting, Mr. Reed spoke with the local representative of the Best Buddies and Mosaic programs, which assists and also provides transportation for children and people with special needs. He learned the group was in need of a safer vehicle, so his Planet Ford family promptly arranged for the donation of a 2013 Ford Expedition.

Ford honored Mr. Reed at the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans, LA on January 24. The honorees received a portrait that captures the dealers’ involvement in their communities. The portrait will be included in the Salute to Dealers exhibit in the lobby of Ford’s World Headquarters in Detroit, MI. It will join those of previous Salute to Dealers honorees for perpetuity.

About World Class Automotive Group

World Class Automotive Group is family owned by Randall and Sherry Reed. The business is comprised of dealerships throughout Texas & Oklahoma, including: Planet Ford in Humble, Planet Ford in Spring, Planet Lincoln in Spring, Prestige Ford in Garland, Park Cities Ford Lincoln in Dallas,  Randall Reed Ford in Oklahoma City and Randall Reed Volkswagen of McKinney.

“The gifted man bears his gifts into the world, not for his own benefit, but for the people among whom he is placed; for the gifts are not his, he himself is a gift to the community.”

~ HENRY FORD, 1926

2013 Lincoln MKZ Vs 2013 Cadillac ATS Vs 2013 Lexus ES-350

2013 Lincoln MKZ Dallas, Houston

Lincoln MKZ is your place to find and compare, when you’re looking for your next Luxury Vehicle. There are many aspects of a car to take in consideration when purchasing your vehicle; engine performance, interior, technology and safety. Based on those categories, we compared the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, 2013 Cadillac ATS and 2013 Lexus ES 350, which are the top leading competitors in the mid-size luxury vehicle class.

Check out our comparison video below…

When it comes to engine performance, the Lincoln MKZ has two available engines including the 3.7L V-6 engine producing 300 horsepower and 278 pounds of torque.The Lexus ES-350, comes in second, with 268 horsepower and 248 pounds of torque. In last place is the Cadillac ATS with 202 horsepower and 190 pounds of torque.

When you step inside, the MKZ has more front leg, shoulder and hip room than both of its competitors. U.S. News & World Report says “The Cadillac ATS is a comfortable ride but has cramped second row seats. “Car reviewers also commented that the Lexus ES-350 interior was spacious, but it had fewer standard features than the 2012 model.

When you purchase a luxury vehicle you expect to get the latest and greatest technology.The MKZ has available My Lincoln Touch that allows you to stream music, audible turn-by-turn directions, change climate control, and more. U.S. News & World Report writes that the Lexus’ infotainment system Enform on the ES-350 is too clunky.The Cadillac ATS has the available Cue system, however there is no navigation available for this model.

Safety is a top priority for most car buyers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the 2013 Lincoln is a TOP Safety Pick for midsize luxury vehicles. The 2013 Lexus ES-350 also made the list but not in the plus category and the Cadillac ATS wasn’t tested by the IIHS.

Now that you know, compare for yourself and find what you are looking for at

Randall Reed Dealerships Celebrate 25 Award-Winning Years

Celebrating 25 Years of Award-Winning Customer Service, Selection & Savings!

For 25 years, Randall & Sherry Reed, owners of World Class Automotive Group and, have worked hard to create a unique family of dealerships that focus on you and your needs. The Reed family has Volkswagen, Ford and Lincoln locations in Dallas, Garland, McKinney, Huntsville, Spring, Humble (Houston area), TX and Oklahoma City, OK.

Randall Reed’s dealerships are the proud recipients of a number of awards, including: the Ford One Hundred Club, Partner’s in Quality, multiple President’s awards and Triple Crown awards. These prestigious awards are not easy to obtain, but the Reeds, and their wonderful team, are dedicated to delivering best car-buying and service experience. That’s what the Randall Reed Difference is all about!

Each Ford, Lincoln and VW dealership in the Reed Has It family has been designed with you, the customer in mind.  Looking for a one-stop shop with new and used vehicles? Reed Has It! Need service, parts, accessories or collision repair? Reed Has It!

Many of Randall Reed’s locations also provide a number of customer amenities, from comfortable customer lounges with big-screen TVs and Wi-Fi to cafés and children’s play areas.

We invite you to come in and experience the Randall Reed Difference. See why our customers have shared glowing reviews with us for the past 25 years.  We attribute it to an amazing team that is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure your automotive experience is enjoyable and hassle free.

When you’re ready for your next new car, truck or SUV, shop the dealerships that will treat you like family. Let our team put their decades of experience to work for all of your automotive needs!