You are about to read a story of a man who started out in life with next to nothing and was able to achieve the American dream with notable successes in the automobile industry. The automobile was not invented in a single day or by a single inventor. Who exactly invented the automobile is just a matter of opinion. The history of the automobile reflects a worldwide evolution that took place over 130 years. Over time cars have had an enormous impact on our society and changed the way people lived, worked and enjoyed their leisure time. Much has been written about America’s love affair with the automobile. My love affair with the automobile was a lasting one. The exhilaration of traveling to distant places and discovering what life was about in my youth would be something that I will remember always. My father, was a tough old country Italian who taught me something very valuable – the work ethic. I became aware of the moral benefit and importance of hard work and its ability to strengthen one’s character. Little did I realize back then as a teenager how far the work ethic would take me going forward. Not having attended college, I recognized early on that the automobile industry offered unprecedented opportunities for someone with the drive and ambition to succeed, particularly in an automobile dealership. The automobile industry has come a long way from its humble origins of horse and buggy conversion. In 1913 Henry Ford built the first moving chassis assembly line producing an affordable car for the masses. We are soon entering an era of new technology with autonomous or self-driving cars What will the future hold for automobiles? Let me tell you about an Automobile Odyssey . . . .
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)|
About the Author
John Dalessio, a resident of Brigantine, NJ has always had the desire to be a writer. John was formerly a successful new car dealer with three dealerships and eight franchises during his 47 years in the automobile industry. Currently retired and at age 77 he fulfilled his desire to write by having authored and published his first book, a sci-fi adventure novel, THE SEEKER. He completed and published his second novel, a sequel, THE UNIVERSE REVISITED. Currently John recently completed writing and publishing his third book, an autobiography, AN AUTOMOBILE ODYSSEY. When John isn’t writing he can be found in Brigantine, NJ with his wife, riding his Harley, playing tennis doubles or boating.
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An Automobile Odyssey based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The dictionary tells us an odyssey is “an adventurous wandering”. However, John Dalessio had an automobile experience that was forthright. He planned and executed with precision. At the helm, he guided car dealerships to unimaginable successes. His dreams became reality and touched the lives of those around him. Ease of discourse made his employees, friends, and customers stop and say “Why didn’t I think of that?” Having Ford and General motors dealerships simultaneously, proved no burden for him anymore than Fred Astaire dancing with Ginger Rogers or Rita Hayworth. His Foresight of selecting conducive locations for dealerships bordered on ESP. He somehow knew when the time was right for gas guzzlers and when economy cars were on the horizon as the rage. Stocking his lots with appropriate inventory amazed his competitors. Driverless cars and their sellers and owners will know who to contact when future problems arise in the coming years. DON’T FROWN-------JOHN’S IN TOWN!!!!- - - Ray Braccia
An Automobile Odyssey is a fascinating history of the automobile industry decade by decade and described how the automobile changed our lives. The book also offered an interesting glimpse into the future of the industry with the pros and cons of autonomous cars. The author's autobiography was riveting and told his story of how he achieved "the american dream." - D. Fontana