History of the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

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1986
May 31

May 31 – Bobby Rahal Wins Indianapolis 500

May 31 – Bobby Rahal Wins Indianapolis 500
The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986. After being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. Bobby Rahal was the winner, becoming the first driver in Indy history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than three hours.
1988
January 17

January – Bobby Rahal Teams Up With Rolen Ferris

January – Bobby Rahal Teams Up With Rolen Ferris
Bobby Rahal approaches Rolen Ferris with the vision of entering the automotive retail market.
1989
January 1

January – Bobby Rahal Opens First Dealership – Bobby Rahal Honda

January – Bobby Rahal Opens First Dealership – Bobby Rahal Honda
Bobby Rahal Honda was built at 6696 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA in January of 1989.
January 2

January – First Hondas Arrive!

January – First Hondas Arrive!
The first truck arrives loaded with shiny new Hondas!
January 3

January – First Car Sold

January – First Car Sold
The first Bobby Rahal vehicle is sold by Ron Ferris.  The 1989 Honda Civic Wagon had a MSRP of $10,370.
1991
July 1

July – Bobby Rahal Toyota Opens

July – Bobby Rahal Toyota Opens
Bobby Rahal Toyota opens at 6305 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA in July of 1991.
1992
January 1

January – Bobby Rahal Lexus Opens

January – Bobby Rahal Lexus Opens
Bobby Rahal Lexus opens at 6305 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA in January of 1992.
1997
September 1

September – Bobby Rahal Motorcar Company (Mercedes-Benz) Opens

September – Bobby Rahal Motorcar Company (Mercedes-Benz) Opens
1999
September 1

September – Bobby Rahal Jaguar Opens

September – Bobby Rahal Jaguar Opens
Bobby Rahal Jaguar opens at 15035 Perry Hwy in Wexford, PA in September of 1999.
September 1

September – Land Rover North Hills Opens

September – Land Rover North Hills Opens
Land Rover North Hills opens at 15035 Perry Hwy in Wexford, PA in September of 1999.
September 1

September – Bobby Rahal Volvo Opens

September – Bobby Rahal Volvo Opens
Bobby Rahal Volvo opens at 15035 Perry Hwy in Wexford, PA in September of 1999.
2002
September 1

September – Bobby Rahal Acura Opens

September – Bobby Rahal Acura Opens
Bobby Rahal Acura opens at 6694 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA in September of 2002.
2004
May 30

May – Buddy Rice Wins Indy 500 | Rahal Letterman Racing

May – Buddy Rice Wins Indy 500 | Rahal Letterman Racing
The 88th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday, May 30, 2004. It was part of the 2004 IndyCar Series season and the ninth Indy 500 sanctioned by the Indy Racing League. Buddy Rice won the pole position, the pit stop contest, led the most laps, and won the race for team owners Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. The race began about two hours behind schedule..Read More
June 1

June – Bobby Rahal Honda Opens New Facility

June – Bobby Rahal Honda Opens New Facility
Bobby Rahal Honda opens it’s new facility at 6696 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA in June of 2004.
July 1

July – Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills Opens

July – Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills Opens
Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills opens at 2610 Washington Rd. in Canonsburg, PA in July of 2004.
2006
August 1

August – Mercedes-Benz of Pittsburgh Opens

August – Mercedes-Benz of Pittsburgh Opens
Mercedes-Benz of Pittsburgh opens at 4709 Baum Blvd. in Pittsburgh, PA in August of 2006.
2007
April 1

April – Graham Rahal enters the IndyCar series (2007 Vegas Grand Prix)

April – Graham Rahal enters the IndyCar series (2007 Vegas Grand Prix)
September 1

September – Bobby Rahal Acquires Toyota / Lexus of Lewistown (Formerly Lash)

September – Bobby Rahal Acquires Toyota / Lexus of Lewistown (Formerly Lash)
2009
November 1

November – Bobby Rahal Lexus Constructs New Facility

November – Bobby Rahal Lexus Constructs New Facility
November 1

November – Bobby Rahal Toyota Constructs New Facility

November – Bobby Rahal Toyota Constructs New Facility
2016
August 1

May – Bobby Rahal Acquires Honda of State College (Formerly Dix Honda)

May – Bobby Rahal Acquires Honda of State College (Formerly Dix Honda)
October 1

October – Bobby Rahal Honda – State of the Art Recon Facility

October – Bobby Rahal Honda – State of the Art Recon Facility
Bobby Rahal opens a state of the art recon building and body shop at 50 Grayhawk Way South in Mechanicsburg, PA.
2017
July 1

July – Bobby Rahal Honda Expansion

July – Bobby Rahal Honda Expansion
2019
May 1

May – Bobby Rahal Jaguar South Hills Opens

May – Bobby Rahal Jaguar South Hills Opens
2020
September 11

August 23 – Takuma Sato from Team Rahal Letterman Lannigan wins the 2020 Indy 500!

August 23 – Takuma Sato from Team Rahal Letterman Lannigan wins the 2020 Indy 500!
December 1

Coming Late 2020! – Bobby Rahal Lexus of Lancaster Under Construction!

Coming Late 2020! – Bobby Rahal Lexus of Lancaster Under Construction!
4251 Oregon Pike Mid 2020.

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