Valentines Day came and went this past Tuesday, and on that day (February 14, 2023) came a grand gesture of Ed Wallace reinstating Sewell Subaru back onto the purchase page of his Inside Automotive website. Sewell Subaru was dropped back in October, presumably to not conflict with the Subaru dealership for whom incoming co-host John Ingram was general manager. Well, Ingram soon separated from that gig, so Sewell Subaru returns.
In regards to the purchase page, the Sewell Automotive Group is an outlier. It is the only organization whose dealerships remain listed after ending their radio spots on KLIF Wheels. When Frank Kent’s last radio spot ran on Wheels this past October, its Cadillac dealerships were removed from the purchase page days later.
As for the reason for this anomaly, one could speculate that Wallace needs Sewell more than Sewell needs Wallace. For Wallace’s audience demographics, the lack of Infiniti, Lexus, and Subaru dealers is an embarrassing gap. Or, Sewell does purchase significant amounts of radio advertising time, including during the WBAP CarPro show that runs in direct competition with Wheels. Perhaps, Wallace hopes to woo their sponsorship back in the future.
But as thing stand, only speculation is available as to why the Sewell Automotive Group and Ed Wallace went their separate ways.
The girl steals the show. And here
is a good article on what became of that
woman in that video.
For the purposes of this post’s Squeals with Ed Wallace graphic, Sewell Infiniti (Dallas) general manager Gina Collins portrays the girl. This might be a disservice, as it repeats a transgression that Wallace commits where one affixes a cultural reference upon someone unfamiliar with the source material. That Journey music video likely went unnoticed by Gina during her youth, as MTV was already transitioning towards reality television. As such, one risks receiving a shrug instead of an appreciation of the reference.
And so, when I sent out an e-mail
the last time,
And Roxanne wrote me back and
And I said: Then call your mom. She loved them.”
Ed Wallace repeatedly insists on referring to three successful businesswomen as a girl band, as he labels Sewell Infiniti (Dallas) general manager Gina Collins, Sewell Audi (McKinney) general manager Kelly Wolfenberger, and Sewell Infiniti (Fort Worth) general manager Roxanne Morrison as The Go-Go’s. That group is not a cultural touchstone for any of them. Perhaps Wallace should realize that music industry did not stop in the 1980s. Furthermore, if Wallace must affix a girl band label to that trio, at least choose something to which they can relate. [Hint: The Spice Girls are conspicuously there…]