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"The Can-Am Car Guy"

Three Decades at the Forefront of Canada-US Auto Wholesale and the Creator of the B4 Method  A roadmap to a balanced life

Are you a Manager at a Dealership?
Stressed about Used/ Wholesale/ Life?
You're in the right place. I built this website for you.

The express train from despair to dominance boards inside.

"The Can-Am Car Guy"

Three Decades at the Forefront of Canada-US Auto Wholesale and the Creator of the B4 Method A roadmap to a balanced life

Are you a Manager at a Dealership?

Stressed about Used/ Wholesale/ Life?

You're in the right place. I built this website for you.

The express train from despair to dominance boards inside.

For over three decades, I've immersed myself in the intricate world of dealer-to-dealer auto sales between Canada and the U.S

More than just transactions, I've crafted relationships, built trust, and weathered storms.
Today, I offer more than just expertise in automotive trade, I present a philosophy,

The B4 Method

That's rooted in my life's learnings, guiding you through

Body, Brain, Bond, and Bank.

I created it for me, I’m giving it to you for free

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Bob is the founder of

South Ontario Auto Remarketing

South Ontario Auto Remarketing (SOAR) -SOAR is an independent auto remarketing agency that works with dealer groups and other major consigners to provide creative solutions and processes regarding their specific inventory distribution or acquisition needs.

"Supply is the Edge"

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Can-Am Dealer Services

Is an international, solutions focused, Dealer Services company servicing Auto Dealers in Canada and the United States.

Our signature product is a Limited Warranty ,designed specifically and offered exclusively by Can-Am and its underwriting partners, to replace/mimic voided OEM warranties on vehicles imported/exported between Canada/USA. Available to any licensed auto dealer in Canada or the United States. 3/36 basic 5/60 PT from original in-service .(certain exclusions apply, depending on state law)

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The Vin Syndicate

The VIN Syndicate is an ultra private group of auto dealers, wholesalers, and remarketers who believe in the power of a reliable and supportive network to trade with and share strategies, tactics and critical industry info.

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Sell Your Car Ontario

Sell Your Car Ontario (SYCO) is a division of South Ontario Auto Remarketing (SOAR).

SYCO was designed to make the process of selling a vehicle fast, easy and hassle free for the consumer while at the same time helping solve Bob's vehicle acquisition/supply needs(win/win).

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Auto Auction Review

Co Founder

AutoAuctionReview.com is a pioneering platform dedicated to bringing transparency and accountability to the auto auction industry. Founded by two former executives from North America’s largest auction houses, Manheim and ADESA and a seasoned expert with over 30 years of experience in the automotive wholesale market, the platform serves as a critical resource for dealers, consignors, and buyers. It provides comprehensive, unbiased reviews and ratings of auto auctions, advocating for fair practices and helping dealers resolve arbitration claims. AutoAuctionReview.com aims to hold auction houses accountable to their policies, ensuring dealers of all sizes receive the service and integrity they deserve in every transaction

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Building on the Foundation:

The B4 Method

My Cornerstones of a Balanced and Thriving Life
 
B4 Method - Wellness Philosophy

Crafted over 55 years on Earth and 30+ years in the Car Business, this personal blueprint for success revolves around the core pillars of Body, Brain, Bond, and Bank. It’s the foundation I built for a balanced and thriving life, and I’m sharing it with you… For Free


🎯 Body (Health & Nutrition)

Your vehicle's engine needs the right fuel. So does your body. Discover how optimized health and nutrition can supercharge your life. 

🎯Brain (Mindset & Mental Health)

 The right mindset can steer you through the toughest terrains. Learn how mental resilience and positive outlook act as your GPS.

🎯Bond (Relationships)

No one completes the journey alone. The bonds we forge act as our pit crew, always ready to support, uplift, and drive us forward.

🎯Bank (Business & Money)

Your success in business and financial wisdom is the result of a well-oiled machine. Delve deep into strategies that ensure smooth rides and profitable journeys. 

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Services

Steer through the wholesale automotive trade with confidence. As the Can-Am Car Guy, I offer unparalleled expertise and insights, ensuring every transaction is seamless, every decision-informed.

Wholesale Dept. Audit

Meticulous assessment to maximize efficiency. Gain insights for cost optimization and informed decision-making.

Benefits of Wholesale Audit:

  • Maximizing Efficiency: Identify and eliminate bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and redundancies to streamline your operations.
  • Informed Decision-Making: Make data-driven decisions based on the insights gained from the audit.
  • Cost Optimization: Discover opportunities to reduce costs and improve the overall profitability of your wholesale business.
  • Inventory Management: Enhance your inventory control and management strategies to minimize waste and maximize turnover.
  • Risk Mitigation: Identify and address potential risks and vulnerabilities in your wholesale processes to safeguard your business.

 

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1-1 Coaching

Personalized sessions to empower you in the wholesale industry. Overcome challenges and achieve sustainable growth.

Benefits of Coaching:

  • Personalized Guidance: Receive individualized support and advice that caters to your unique circumstances.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop and sharpen the skills essential for success in the wholesale business.
  • Practical Tips and Strategies: Gain practical insights and strategies that can be applied directly to your wholesale operations.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Learn how to effectively tackle challenges and obstacles that may arise in the wholesale industry.
  • Sustainable Growth: Lay the foundation for long-term, sustainable growth and profitability.
  • Accountability and Motivation: Stay accountable to your goals and remain motivated throughout your wholesale journey with the help of your coach.

 

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Investment/Partner

Collaborate with Bob Manor: Elevating Automotive Businesses Through Strategic Investments and Partnerships

 
Sales Expertise Meets Tech Innovation

  • The Challenge of Founder Dependency and Sales Focus
  • My Role: Sales Catalyst, Not Just an Investor
  •  Results-Based Collaboration
  • A Win-Win Scenario
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Consulting/Contract

Tailored strategies to optimize your business. Streamline processes and enhance profitability with expert advice.

Benefits of Consulting Services:

  • Unlock Potential: Harness the full potential of your business.
  • Tailored Strategies: Develop customized strategies to address your unique challenges and objectives.
  • Expert Advice: Benefit from the expertise of Bob Manor in the wholesale industry.
  • Streamline Processes: Optimize your operations to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Enhanced Profitability: Implement strategies that boost your bottom line.
  • Guidance at Every Step: Receive support and direction from initial assessment to implementation.

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Testimonials

Over the years, I've been fortunate to assist and guide numerous individuals and businesses. But don't just take my word for it. Hear from those who've ridden alongside me

❝ As a General Manager in Florida with over 20 years of industry experience, navigating the complexities of the auto industry has always been demanding and fluid. Bob Manor stands out as a beacon of knowledge and strategic foresight in the car business. His deep understanding of both broad industry trends and the specific challenges faced by dealership personnel is unparalleled. Bob's advice is not only highly actionable but also forward-thinking, aligning perfectly with the market's current demands and future directions. I strongly recommend that anyone in this industry, especially those feeling the pinch of today's challenges, get to know Bob. He's truly one in a million. ❞

 

Brian O'Connor

Experienced General Manager, Automotive Management Expert

 

❝ I have had the privilege of knowing Bob Manor for over two decades, and in that time, he has proven to be more than just a friend; he's been a wise advisor, a resilient ally, and an empathetic confidant. Our journey together began on the golf course and eventually the Board of Directors at our private country club, where I served as President and Bob as Secretary. It was there that I first witnessed his remarkable ability to see things others don't, a skill that has only grown stronger over the years.

Bob has an uncanny knack for identifying the heart of an issue, whether in business or personal matters. His insights and observations often bring clarity to the most complex situations. It's this wisdom that made me frequently turn to him for feedback on issues, knowing that his perspective would not only be insightful but also profoundly predictive.

What sets Bob apart is his resilience. He's faced challenges that would have overwhelmed others, yet he's emerged stronger and wiser each time. This resilience isn't just personal; it extends to how he supports those around him, including myself. Whether offering a listening ear or a thoughtful suggestion, Bob has a way of helping you navigate through life's ups and downs with grace and fortitude.

In the years I've known him, Bob's friendship and counsel have been invaluable. His qualities of wisdom, resilience, empathy, and perceptiveness are rare, making him an extraordinary individual. I consider myself fortunate to have crossed paths with him, and I am confident that anyone who gets to know Bob will benefit immensely from his unique abilities and insights. 

 

Romano V. Curti

Experienced Business, Marketing and Sales Professional

BARTON MALOW COMPANY

I am writing this recommendation with utmost pleasure to highly endorse Bob as an exceptional professional in the automotive industry. 

Bob exemplifies intelligence, possessing a deep understanding of the automotive industry. His insights into the market trends, regulations, and export processes are truly remarkable. His ability to analyze complex situations and provide valuable strategic recommendations is second to none. I have witnessed firsthand how his expertise and strategic thinking have contributed significantly to the success of his ventures and partners.

However, what truly sets Bob apart is his unwavering integrity. In an industry where your word is your bond, he consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to doing what is right. I have personally watched him make the rarest of decisions in automotive, passing on deals because it wasn't right for the customer. 

I wholeheartedly recommend Bob as a valuable asset to any organization, small or large..

 

Andrew Compton

Founder

KONNECT SOURCE

A few years ago I targeted Bob as an ideal client for our business. So, I reached out to him with a cold DM. Boy, Am I happy I did. He’s become a valued client, a dear friend and trusted advisor. What stands out most about Bob is how he can consider a situation, then make a bold prediction which usually comes true. It’s pretty awesome. He pays attention to EVERYTHING. If you need some insight into the Canada US wholesale space put Bob on your list

 

Kathy White

Owner

JAWS AUTO IMPORT

❝ We contracted Bob as a Strategic Advisor in 2022 to help us roll out our Marketplace product. Everything Bob said would happen, happened. His understanding of his Cana USA wholesale niche is unparalleled and he has proven to have a large network in the space. We look forward to deepining our relationship with Bob in the coming months and years as we continue our growth. ❞

 

Tane Jillings

Co-founder, COO

SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES

I first started doing business with Bob over 20 years ago. We got to know each other while we were both doing automotive wholesale. A few domains, like the vehicle wholesale vehicle trade, give you a deep insight into a person's character. Our relationship quickly transitioned to a mutual friend, mentor and confidant. Bob's insight into the car business and the people in it, on an international level, prove that he can recognize undercurrents and patterns that aren't visible to most. As a result, I come away from every conversation with a new perspective.

 

Stephen Southin

Founder and Co-CEO

PAVE.AI

❝ I first reached out to Bob a couple of years ago when I heard that he was working on creating a disruptive US warranty product that could be used on Canadian vehicles. His Can-Am Warranty bailed us out of quite a few Wranglers and has since become an industry standard. 

I have made a conscious effort to follow Bob’s activities in wholesale and export to see what he has next up his sleeve. He is a well-respected leader in our industry and has often been referred to as “Coach” by his peers. Personally, I refer to him as Mr. Wholesale.

There are some people in this industry that you just need to know…Bob is one of them. ❞

 

Eric Janca

Vice President Credit and Funding

SCI LEASE CORP

I am unbelievably excited to have had the opportunity to work with Bob recently on financing projects for my customers... 
 
Financing options are very important in my industry...but even more importantly having a person available at all hours of the day to handle my accounts is critical to my success...not only is Bob providing me with better service than any other finance company I've dealt with in the past, but Bob is getting me more approvals which again leads to more success. 
 
I would highly recommend Bob for your financing needs and see what awesome results he can bring to you and your company. 
 
I look forward to working with Bob for years to come.

 

Chris Errington

Vice President of Sales

METONTIC LIMITED

❝ I have had the pleasure of working with Bob over the past 2 years. Bob has a mastery level knowledge of the automotive export business and the retail auto industry at large. Bob has an uncanny knack of being able to turn objections into opportunities. Bob is a student of psychology and human behaviour and as such can key in on an individual’s motivations and tailor his communication accordingly.❞

 

Rob Dietz

Vice President of Operations Business Management

TRICOR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

I worked closely with Bob for 4 years while I was working at Lanoue Chev. I would recommend for anyone to work with him he is honest and will work very hard for you to achieve your goals with him

 

Sam Wallis

General Manager

ST. MARYS BUICK GMC

❝ I met Bob not long ago, here on LinkedIn actually. We had some fun back and forth banter. It was actually his content that caught my eye. He’s single handed reshaping the way we should have been looking at the car business all along. He’s one of the most genuine human being’s that’s ever graced the automotive stage. He’s relevant. He’s Smart. And most importantly. He’s a good man. ❞

 

Drew Slay

National Sales Director

CHUCK NORRIS

During our time working together at IndCom Leasing, I had the privilege of collaborating with Bob Manor. While I served as the Manager of Commercial and Consumer Credit, Bob distinguished himself as an outstanding broker. Bob consistently exhibited exceptional resilience, creativity, and adaptability in a rapidly evolving environment. When IndCom shifted its focus to incorporate consumer finance and introduced an online credit adjudication portal, Bob embraced the opportunity. Despite the obstacles of introducing a new product, Bob quickly secured significant accounts, including multi-office business clients and a national account.

Bob excelled not only in achieving remarkable outcomes but also demonstrated excellent interpersonal abilities, cultivating robust connections with both clients and colleagues. He continually showcased his capacity to maneuver through intricate situations with poise and leadership. Bob’s exceptional performance while I worked with him highlighted his value as a crucial asset to any team. I have complete confidence that he will continue to thrive in his future endeavours. ❞

 

Nicole Chevalier

Vice President

CANPHARM BENEFITS

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CORE VALUES

My Foundation for Success

Guiding every decision in business and life

At the core of my being is the value of Freedom. It's the driving force behind my entrepreneurial spirit. Creating Freedom has allowed me to go through this life with boldness and creativity. This Freedom fuels me, enabling me to think and operate outside the lines of convention.

My life's journey is marked by an enduring Curiosity. It's this trait that has led me to dive deep into diverse fields.. Curiosity propels my continuous learning and adaptation, ensuring that I find the edges in a rapidly evolving world.

 

Vision guides my path, both as a professional and as an individual. It's the Magic Eye through which I see potential – in markets, in people, and in myself. This Vision is what has shaped my career, enabling me to think predictively.

Personal and professional Growth is a cornerstone of my ethos. It's about the relentless pursuit of improvement, not just in business but in every aspect of life. Embracing growth means constantly seeking to be better, to learn more, and to share that knowledge with others.

In a world often driven by cutthroat competition, Kindness is my anchor. It influences how I interact with colleagues, clients, and the community. This value reminds me that success is not just measured in profits and accolades, but in the positive impact I make on people’s lives.

The road to a life well lived is paved with challenges, and Grit has been my companion every step of the way. It's the resilience in the face of resistance and the tenacity to keep moving forward, no matter what.One reinvention after another.

Loyalty is the foundation of lasting relationships, both in business and in life. It's about building trust and standing by those commitments, whether with partners, clients, or friends. This value underscores my approach to business dealings and personal connections – with integrity and steadfastness.

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Bob Manor's Mission Statement

"To empower individuals and businesses by sharing three decades of unparalleled expertise and insights in the Canada-US auto wholesale market. My mission is to guide and inspire through the principles of the B4 Method, fostering a balance of professional success and personal well-being. I am committed to providing tailored, strategic advice and practical solutions that drive growth, efficiency, and resilience. By blending my deep industry knowledge with a holistic approach to life and work, I aim to help others navigate their paths with confidence and clarity, building lasting relationships based on trust, integrity, and mutual growth."