As a 19-year-old, Wayne acquired an Oldsmobile franchise in Omaha, and would add the Chevrolet franchise in 1936 and Pontiac and Buick in 1962. The company would eventually sell farm machinery, tractors and combines. To survive the 1930s, Wayne Bullock ran combine crews from Texas to Canada.
Wayne, who would help at the farm, funeral home and gas station, later helping his brother Noel build Bullock Airport in Boulder City, Nev., in 1933.
Wayne would get his pilot’s license in 1933 and was involved with Bullock Airlines, which delivered mail and passengers from Nevada to California and Mexico. The company was the first to fly tours over the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam spending time in Nebraska and California flying a cherished Bonanza airplane, as Noel began to fulfill his role in the business.
Noel Bullock, Wayne’s son, took after his father and has had a hand in the operation of the farming business and car dealership from a young age. After graduating high school in 1957 and college in 1961, Noel returned to the dealership.
Sales was a natural for Noel, as he received many sales records, including the John DeLorean award, for selling the most 1965 Pontiac GTOs.