Learn More About Stallons Auto Sales in Hopkinsville, KY
Stallons Auto, the Beginning:
In 1937, young James Stallons lived in rural Trigg County, Kentucky. It was a time when only the wealthy owned automobiles, and James saw the need for used automobiles. With 100 borrowed dollars in his pocket, James bought a bus ticket to Detroit, Michigan. This was the first of many car-buying expeditions.
After arriving in Detroit, with the remainder of his $100, he purchased two Model A Fords and a tow bar. A bus ticket, two used cars, and a tow bar later, James had just enough money to buy fuel for his trip home. It didn't take long to sell his first two cars, and James Stallons Used Cars began.
A Family Legacy:
Five years after his first Detroit car-buying trip, James married Zelma Gray. They had 4 children; Jerry, Martha, Jimmy, and Rita. Through the years James continued in the car business as well as trading in cattle, hogs, and real estate. Although both sons, Jerry and Jimmy, took an interest in buying and selling cars, it was Jimmy who decided to make it his life-long vocation.
In 1966 Jimmy graduated from Trigg County High School; and shortly thereafter, began to buy and sell vehicles wholesale full time. James carried on his father’s business. On July 16, 1967 Jimmy married his high school sweetheart Faye Joiner, and together they had 4 sons; Lance, Russ, David, and Stephen. In the early 1970's Jimmy changed the name of the business to Stallons Auto Sales—a name that carries on today.
A New Chapter:
By the time they were old enough to wash cars, all four of Jimmy's sons helped in the family business. In January 1995, Lance became a partner with his father, Jimmy, and Stallons Auto Sales opened at their current location.
From the beginning, their goal was to have top quality used vehicles at a fair price and provide a no-pressure, pleasant atmosphere to do business.