New Car Dealer in Town: Old Fort Auto

Old Fort Auto dealership employees: from left Matt Bowersock, Rich Aydelotte, Matt Harvey. Not pictured is Becky Heidrick.

A new vehicle dealership has opened at 213 Scott Avenue, next to Mayco Ace Hardware.


The official first day of Old Fort Auto was March 2.


The business has been a thought in Rich Aydelotte’s mind for many years.


“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a lot of years,”  he said. Aydelotte and Matt Harvey are the business partners in the new venture. “I thought this was the time to do it. I have no reservations or doubts about it.”


Both will be selling the vehicles.


Matt Bowersock will be the business manager and also sell vehicles as well.


Becky Headrick will be the comptroller, title clerk, and receptionist.


“We are going to specialize in trucks, heavy trucks and sports utilities and cars, too,” Aydelotte said. “We will sell only late models.”


“Three-quarter ton trucks, heavy and light duty,” he said. “We are trying to purchase what people in Fort Scott drive.”


“Financing, we have lots of different sources, outside lending with national lenders, credit unions and local institutions,” Aydelotte said.


“They are going to be good deals, priced right,” Matt Bowersock said. “We’ll take trade-ins.”


“We chose the location because it was downtown,” Aydelotte said. “We are leasing the building from Skitch Allen.”


Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Contact the business at 620-644-5015 or Aydelotte at his cell phone, 620-215-0986.



Old Fort Auto first’s load of vehicles on Feb. 28.

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