Meet Jim Click

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Operating one of the largest dealer groups in the United States, Jim Click has established a network of full-service dealerships throughout Southern Arizona. The Click family’s involvement in the automotive business spans three generations, and has earned a variety of consumer and national awards, including Time Magazine’s Time Quality Dealer Award.

For Jim Click, the passion for auto racing grew as he added to his collection of race cars. First, he took his classic cars vintage racing. Secondly, he expanded his road racing opportunities to include the Grand-Am (Koni Challenge); and thirdly in ’08 added a full season entry in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge.

“I really believe in the old adage of ‘Win on Sunday Sell on Monday’,” said Click. “If you look around the country week in and week out, there are hundreds of races on the national, regional and local level. From a Ford dealer’s perspective seeing a NASCAR race almost every Sunday brings a great deal of attention to our product.”

A passionate road racer, Click knows there is a great deal of marketing muscle in all forms of motorsports, including the Grand-Am and Mustang Challenge road racing series in which he participates.

“We may not be live on TV every week, but there is a strong following for road racing and especially for some of the vintage events where the cars are truly the stars.” Dealership groups the size of Click Automotive do not miss a trick when it comes to marketing their business, and Click knows that his involvement in racing strikes a chord with performance enthusiasts. He also knows that Ford involvement in racing is critical to the company’s success.

“I don’t think there is any doubt about it that Ford’s commitment to racing, especially in NASCAR at the national level, gives every Ford dealer the opportunity to capitalize on the company’s racing success. NASCAR brings a large audience, as does vintage racing and Grand-Am.”

“In today’s market, as a dealer, we have to do everything we can do to make sure we can attract as many customers as we can to our showrooms,” said Click. “Ford right now is building the best product, and I feel they are building the best race cars. That translates to more business for every Ford dealer in the United States of America.”

Race Vehicles

2006 Ford Mustang GT FR500C #54
2007 Ford Mustang Grand AM Cup #150
2008 Ford Mustang #54
2008 Ford Mustang #55
2011 Ford Mustang BOSSR1 #2

Vintage Race Vehicles

1964 Ford Cobra #19
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 #89
1966 Ford GT40 #61
1966 Ford Mustang GT350 #54
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 #90
1969 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am #1
1970 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am-067 #15

First Race

Started vintage racing in 1991 in a Shelby GT-350 Mustang

Sponsors

Jim Click Racing / Valvoline

Mustang of Choice

Shelby GT-350

Pro Race Team

Owner / Driver – Jim Click
Driver – Mike McGovern

Team Manager- Chris Carroll
Race Mechanic / Semi driver – Rod Kent
Cook and Support  – Jerry and Kathy Stewart
Other team members:
Mike Donovan
Mike Christ
Joey Click
Dale Kent

Race Vehicles

2006 Ford Mustang GT FR500C #54
2007 Ford Mustang Grand AM Cup #150
2008 Ford Mustang #54
2008 Ford Mustang #55
2011 Ford Mustang BOSSR1 #2

Vintage Team

Owner / Driver – Jim Click
Driver – Mike McGovern

Chief Mechanic – Don Roberts
Race Mechanic / Semi driver – Rod Kent
Cook and Support  – Jerry and Kathy Stewart
Mechanic – Scott Lemon
Mike Donovan
Mike Christ
Joey Click

Vintage Race Vehicles

1964 Ford Cobra #19
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 #89
1966 Ford GT40 #61
1966 Ford Mustang GT350 #54
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 #90
1969 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am #1
1970 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am-067 #15

View Jim Click Racing Photos

Check out some of Jim Click’s racing photos from the Mustang Challenge, Shelby GT-350 and Vintage Racing. Click on each image to view.

Jim Click Racing Videos

Vintage Race Team

Owner / Driver – Jim Click
Driver – Mike McGovern

Chief Mechanic – Don Roberts
Race Mechanic / Semi driver – Rod Kent
Cook and Support  – Jerry and Kathy Stewart
Mechanic – Scott Lemon
Mike Donovan
Mike Christ
Joey Click

Vintage Race Vehicles

1964 Ford Cobra #19
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 #89
1966 Ford GT40 #61
1966 Ford Mustang GT350 #54
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 #90
1969 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am #1
1970 Ford Mustang Boss302 Trans Am-067 #15

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