ABOUT US


With over 50 years of combined experience in every facet of the auto industry, you can feel confident that Auto Class Direct can take care of all your automotive needs. As a family owned and operated business, we are revolutionizing car-buying so that it does not have to be a painstaking day-long event. We strive to set ourselves apart from other dealerships by offering a comfortable and relaxed environment that our customers can actually enjoy visiting. We hand pick all of our inventory and focus on one-owner, low mileage vehicles.  With access to new car dealers, dealer auctions, and other direct sources, we’re able to offer these cars to you for much less than our competition.

Come by today and let us show you the Auto Class Direct way!

Meet the Family:

Chip Winn (The Patriarch/Owner)
With over 40 years of automotive experience ranging anywhere from make-ready, to selling aftermarket accessories, to directing full-size franchise dealerships, Chip is truly well versed in the car business. His experience and expertise is the back bone on which we built this company. He loves working with his family, especially when the grand kids get brought to work.

Chad Winn (The Son/Co-Owner/General Manager)
Chad has had a life-long passion for automobiles, starting before he could even drive. He began buying and selling cars at the age of 16 starting with his own personal car, and he’s never looked back. He was able to use his acquired knowledge of the car business to help open Auto Class Direct in May 2010 with his father, Chip. He’s an expert buyer for our company and standing in at 6″4′ he’s a hard guy to miss.

Rome Colburn (The Mom/Finance/HR/IT/OPS)
The woman that keeps us all in line! With years of finance and human resources experience for several major corporations, she truly has an exact art form when it comes to consummating deals. Compliance is key, and she makes sure we are up-to-date for the protection of our dealership, and most importantly, our customers. She loves working with her kids and the best ex-husband in the world!

Alex Montes (The Daughter/Service/Marketing)
Alex is an art major turned project manager with direct experience in running her Dad’s companies. She is energetic, creative, and takes initiative where needed. Her experience in the auto industry includes creative marketing, social media, inventory control, quality assurance, and make-ready management. Most days you can catch a glimpse of her full-sleeve tattoo (which her Dad hates) while she’s running around the lot tending to vehicles or snapping pictures.

Tracy Fernau (The House Mom/Finance)
Tracy brings extensive knowledge of the auto financing industry backed by years of experience. She has built positive and trusting relationships with multiple lenders and banks to allow us to work with all credit levels. She also spoils our team with homemade cinnamon rolls and other baked treats.

Bryan Cantrell (Friend, like family/Finance)
With Bryan on the team, it is hard not to help most people that come in to us to buy a vehicle. His lender experience along with his intention to do things right and within reason helps everyone concerned.

Sales Team
Our diverse, committed, and experienced sales team, Micah (The Cowboy), Tucker, JR, the David Barretto and Rodney (yes-they’re baaaccckk!) are ready to help you through the car-buying process. Se habla espanol!

Make-Ready Team
Our hard-working, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented make-ready team are focused on delivering the best service and cleanest vehicles.

Cindy-The ACD Mascot
Yes, you must meet the senior Maltese. She is available for petting and waiting for you to get here! Adopted in January 2018 and belonged here immediately. She thinks she has a job!

So call, email, or come by in person to experience the Auto Class Direct way, and join our growing family of happy customers!

We offer financing for all credit levels and we also accept trades!

Know someone in need of a used vehicle? Send them our way, and you could earn up to $200 just for helping spread the word!