Vidmar Motor Co., which opened in 1945 selling Oldsmobiles in Pueblo, CO, observes its 30th anniversary as a Honda dealer this year.

Vidmar was one of Colorado's first dealerships to represent Honda. Last year, Vidmar strengthened its Honda presence by moving the Honda dealership to a larger building next to its Volkswagen store and across the street from its Chrysler/Jeep dealership.

Jake Vidmar started the dealership. Jake's son William and his wife Barbara ran the family business.

Their son Derek now is the general manager. Daughter Shawn was fixed operations director and still helps out in that area while also teaching at local colleges.

Both Derek and Shawn are graduates of the National Automobile Dealers Assn.'s dealer academy.

Meanwhile, Barbara Vidmar, former chairwoman of the American International Automobile Dealers Assn., is an elected member of the Pueblo city council.