Building a Legacy
The Continental Motors story started in 1961 when John and Herman Weinberger opened a foreign car repair shop in Lyons, IL. Through hard work and a commitment to honesty, their reputation of providing excellent service spread among the community of sports car enthusiasts in the area and enabled them to open their first dealership for Triumph motorcars in 1962. Now over 55 years later, the overall Continental group is comprised of eight retail locations, over 700 employees, consistently ranking among the Top 150 Dealership Groups by Automotive News (#104 in 2016). The entire Continental Motors team strives to develop long-lasting customer relationships with our diverse customer base. The founding traditions started by John and Herman are reflected in the next generation of Weinbergers who continue to operate the group; John’s sons Jay and Joel along with Herman’s daughter, Cheryl currently pilot the next phase of Continental Motors growth.