Dan Longenette's Profile
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Dan “Boots” Longenette has been in the automotive sales industry for over 20 years. He was a racing analyst for four+ years on local sports T.V. and Radio networks.
He is currently a Auto Expert on FOX 28 and ABC 6 in the Columbus area.
His racing experience includes: many years of legal drag racing; and over three years of multiple division racing at Columbus Motor Speedway.
He was a Wholesale Manager for an independent Ohio used car dealership. He currently has over six years experience in wholesale automotive auctions. During his two-decade long career Longenette has enjoyed accomplishments both nationally and locally here in Ohio such as becoming Assistant General Manager for the world’s largest truck dealership. He then became General Sales Manager for various new car dealerships, both foreign and domestic in the Columbus area; as well as being General Sales Manager of one of Ohio’s largest Buy-Here-Pay-Here lots. He has garnered awards in customer satisfaction and was once named the Regional Walk Around Champion (a contest to explain features and benefits on a new car), he also handled all customer sales complaints at the largest dealership in the U.S. He has previously been the owner and operator of a multi-truck towing company.
In his free time he has enjoyed building and restoring multiple high-end classic cars. In 2002 he was awarded the Top 100 title in the country for a 57 Chevy, and in 2003 he helped build a 23 Model T national winner. He has hand-built and ridden on two motorcycle choppers, for which his 12-foot long chopper was the national winner in 2003. Boots has owned over ten motorcycles MOSTLY Harleys. Every chance he gets he loves to go boating with family and friends.
Boots favorite car is a 57 Chevy. His favorite movies are Hollywood Knights and Christine. He loves all racing if a motor is involved.