Ron Tonkin claims he was born with gas in his veins. Because of that passion the Tonkin family has been providing Portland families with cars and trucks for over half a century. Since his start in the car business in 1960 with one Chevy store, the Tonkin family now owns 16 auto dealerships and one exotic Italian motorcycle store. Ron is still quite active in the business, while sons Ed and Brad manage all levels of the corporation. The Tonkins are most certainly known for their "Love of Cars", and also noted for their love of the Portland Metropolitan community. The Kidney Association, Doernbecher Hospital, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, The United Way, Metropolitan Family Service and the Oregon Schools Foundation are but a few of the agencies that have felt the impact of the generous spirit of this family-owned company. The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships is Oregon's 21st largest private employer and was voted "One of the Best 100 companies in Oregon to Work For." The family-owned
business is a Portland icon and has been outfitting the Pacific Northwest in automobiles for over 50 years.