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Hanken Motors' GM relationship ends, but dealership will carry on with vigor

Pictured at the coffee hour are, from left, Don Hanken, his wife, Cathy, his sister, Deanne, and her husband, Larry Weathers.

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You can’t keep a good man — or dealership — down. As of Sunday, Oct. 31, Al Hanken Motors in Larned is no longer a General Motors dealership. But, as proprietor Don Hanken told a large crowd at last Thursday’s Chamber Coffee Hour, when one door closes, another usually opens.

Al Hanken Motors, at 601 Toles, is not closing. The dealership will continue to sell vehicles. It will not have any GM affiliation, however, by the choice of the powers that be in Michigan.

Hanken Motors three days ago ended a relationship of more than 58 years with GM, but ...


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