Local auto dealer Joe Drew dies at 74

SAN DIEGO - A local entrepreneur who transformed his family's La Mesa auto dealership from a small business into a very successful auto retailer passed away.

Joe Drew died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 74 years old.

Drew's father opened Drew's Garage as a mechanic shop in La Mesa in 1927.

Today, the Drew Auto Center -- which includes Drew Ford and Drew Hyundai -- is the oldest family owned auto dealership in San Diego County.

Watch a Drew Ford commercial from 1986 (mobile users http://bit.ly/1n06cVE):

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