Robert Parker

Life in the fast lane

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE "He has a reputation of being a very honest and forthright business person. And I think that's kind of a hard reputation to develop in [the used car business]. As far as I'm concerned, he's as honest as the day is long, and that's always been my experience with him." -- Judge William A. Storey
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE "He has a reputation of being a very honest and forthright business person. And I think that's kind of a hard reputation to develop in [the used car business]. As far as I'm concerned, he's as honest as the day is long, and that's always been my experience with him." -- Judge William A. Storey

If you spend any significant amount of time in Fayetteville, you may have seen a man with a broad smile and a shock of white hair driving around in the prettiest 1959 pink Cadillac convertible it's ever been your privilege to lay eyes on, as sleek and shiny and pristine as it was the day it rolled off the line in Detroit.

Through Others’ Eyes

Robert Parker

“My wife and I were watching the Barrett-Jackson auction on television, and I said, ‘We need to look for Parker,’ and she said, ‘Well, what is he wearing?’ I said, ‘Probably the most outrageous pair of John Daly golf pants he can find — you’ll see his smile or his golf pants, one of the two.’ So they did a highlight of his car, which was incredible, and I’m sitting there looking at this shiny, shiny bumper, and I saw his reflection in the bumper! He had those red and white golf pants on and a big smile on his face. It didn’t matter what the car brought, that was worth about a million dollars right there.” — Farmington Mayor Ernie Penn

“I think other than hard work and being smart, his other key to success is his engaging personality — he’s kind of a delight to be around.” — Judge William A. Storey

“He’s very outgoing — I think most people that meet him figure that out really quickly. When you meet him, he’ll probably have a pair of those loud pants — he’s always going to wear something flashy. His favorite saying is that he’s ‘good looking and lucky.’” — Ben Schlegel

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