I found it to be a very, very good program, fun to drive, very engaging because the instructors were engaging and authentic, and it definitely seeded an interest. 

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant

Last but not least, we have to commend the Gardner Team for their support today. They set up a great area for media and were extremely helpful and attentive to all guests. More than anything, they made the entire day that much more fun and comfortable. We appreciate all of their help and as I’m sure they can attest, everyone who experienced Supra today was raving about it after their time on the track. 

Jessica Peraza
Account Manager ALLISON + PARTNERS

I've had exposure to GAC since their inception a decade ago. The work is really top-notch, professional, and creative. Especially noteworthy is their brainstorming process which routinely comes up with solutions and tactics others can't or won't. Also, their ethics are beyond reproach. I do not hesitate to recommend them.

John Morel
Sr. Manager
Business Intelligence
Strategy & Analytics
American Honda Motor Co.

They've always over-delivered ... The 25 Hours of Thunderhill, for example, with the NBC Sports coverage ... To get that kind of coverage from a major network was pretty amazing. I don't know that [GAC] has any limits outside of physical exhaustion ... in terms of how hard [they're] willing to work to get something done.

Shawn Church
Church Auto Testing

Excellent class! I really enjoyed being able to engage with our instructors and ask questions while we were reviewing the cars on the lifts.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant
Autos 101 Program

With [GAC’s] experience in social media … I think it’d be a very strong relationship anyone could have … especially with [their] experience in marketing and PR.

Yukio Taira
Marketing Analyst
Turbo by Garrett

I am deeply inspired by the extremely out-of-the-box move that was made to acquire that gorgeous Lexus LS 430.

As a tool for development, for understanding the Lexus luxury mindset, for transporting executives, for display at brand events, etc.…it is a supremely elegant solution in both senses of the word.

In a single stroke, you demonstrated in concrete (ok, sheet metal) terms what it is that makes Gardner Automotive Communications so far and away different and better than any other agency pretending to compete with you. I’m so glad we’re working together!!!!

Pete Wendy
Senior Manager, Sales - Toyota/Lexus HARMAN AUTOMOTIVE

GAC has the automotive experience locked up. Other agencies have one automotive account, or perhaps even two or three, but with Gardner Automotive Communications it's all they do. We know they understand our business, and they've got the technical knowledge to explain mechanical concepts that other agencies really struggle through.

Adam Follman
Vice President
Sales & Marketing
High Performance Systems, LLC

We could not be more appreciative of the time and energy Gardner Automotive Communications gave to plan and conduct this week’s Rally RAV4 event. On the ride home, Gregson, Sujeet, Brian and I were singing your praises and it reminded me how grateful I am to represent a brand that hires the BEST professionals in the business.

As an event manager, I have to say that I have never been this impressed by another group of non-JS colleagues. Thanks to each and every member of your team who thought through the details and did the heavy lifting to ensure we, and Toyota’s VIP media, had a bucket-list week.

Sarah Bunbury

Gardner Automotive Communications never stops hustling ... they're always on top of all the details. In addition, [editorial copy] from GAC is fresh, easy to read, and conveys our key messages … in an efficient fashion … GAC stands out from the crowd, custom tailoring everything they do. They never leave anything up to chance.

Kim Custer
Former Director
Public Relations
Kia Motors America, Inc.

I think this is the perfect program. I know when we left we were all starting to build our confidence so even a few follow-up classes would continue that promotion of manual transmission vehicles.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant

Wanted to reach out and say thank you for the amazing track experience for the TRD Track Preview event. The guests and clients were very happy with the event. It was a pleasure working with you and your team.

Dori Lentsch
Chuck Wade
Toyota Racing Tech. Ctr.

Dan and the team at Gardner Auto Comm went above and beyond to provide VIP access to projects in development, and made sure I had all the resources needed for producing compelling and engaging features. Top-level one-on-one phone interview access to celebrity drivers was an unexpected and appreciated benefit, and one not to be taken lightly, considering the drivers' busy schedules and in-demand media access. Dan and his team are true public relations professionals dedicated to top-notch representation of their clients.

Ed Sanchez
Senior Editor
Truck Trend &

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Would highly recommend hosting more of these for associates in the Marketing Department, as I heard a lot of jealous comments after learning about the training.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant

Our relationship with Gardner Automotive Communications and the DG-Spec brand goes back nearly a decade. From a testing and evaluation standpoint, they're unparalleled in terms of attention to detail and producing results that actually are statistically relevant. In multiple rounds of tire testing, their superior preparation and execution resulted in tremendous data capture that we were able to use to affect the development of our tires. It's always a pleasure working with them since they consistently operate at the very highest level.

Alan Ngo
Senior Engineer
Nitto Tires

With our extensive experience reporting on the auto industry and even more extensive experience dealing with bad PR agencies, we've found Gardner Automotive Communications always to be professional, well-informed, and accommodating to the sometimes swirling needs of automotive journalists. That's as refreshing as it is appreciated.

Mark Williams

I really enjoyed the experience. The trainers did a great job and were very helpful in their explanations. Really liked the bridge of understanding by all trainers from Customer Voice thru the Design Process.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant
Autos 101 Program

We have virtually integrated GAC into our business. They’re always hustling on our behalf. There’s never a shortage of expert advice, and they always seem to get us relevant media coverage that gets us noticed in a crowd. Now that's an agency earning their keep!

Victor R. Reyes
Former General Manager
RB Motoring Co.

I can't express enough my gratitude to your team for an excellent job done … your support and forward thinking [were] appreciated. Thank you for giving 100%, 100% of the time.

Tara Saremi
Brand Integration Grp
Saatchi & Saatchi, LA

[Dan Gardner] is aggressive in his marketing and PR efforts and I’ve always had a great deal of respect in how he handles it.

Bill Wolf
Director, OE Relations

Gardner Automotive Communications surprised me by their hustle, ingenuity, tenacity, and creativity during Toyota's SEMA program. The effort was one of the most ambitious I've seen to date for the show, and what GAC was able to pull off with Toyota was truly amazing. It really reset the bar for what is possible at our show, and is sure to be a tough act to follow. An impressive execution to say the least.

Peter MacGillivray
Vice President
Communications &
Events, SEMA

It was a pleasure meeting you and the Gardner Team. We’re blown away by the presentation and experience you created. Normally we walk out of those meetings and don't really look for ways to move forward but we all agree that we'd very much like to work with you in the future. We'll be in touch!

Lissy Galton
National Research and Partnership Manager TEAM ONE

Thank you for all of the support and guidance with the TRD Track Preview event. We heard a lot of positive feedback from attendees complimenting how well it was organized. Thank you for ensuring that everyone had a good time driving and, most importantly, keeping everyone safe.

On behalf of the Camry Team


Luz Espinoza
Senior Planner, Vehicle Marketing and Communications TOYOTA

A job exceedingly well done without a doubt. Thanks for your efforts on behalf of Toyota and the entire motorsports and engagement marketing departments in particular.

Les Unger
Nat'l Motorsports Mgr
Toyota Motor Sales, USA

I have worked with Gardner Automotive Communications extensively over the past 5 years and have much praise for … [the] organization. Whether it be meeting deadlines or coordinating presentations, I have worked with no equal. [Their] relentless attention to detail, vision of the final outcome and determination to make it a reality is something you don’t run across every day. It has been my experience that if Dan and his team say it will be done and done right by a certain time, I can cross it off my list. I would recommend GAC to anyone.

Marty Schwerter
Project Manager
Toyota Racing Tech. Ctr.
Marty Schwerter
Project Manager
Toyota Racing Tech. Ctr.

He runs a real tight ship for his ... team. That translates to success in his business.

Mark Mendoza
Account Manager
OS Giken/Toyota Tsusho

The guys teaching the training made it fun and interactive, and they really knew their stuff. Seeing the passion they have for these vehicles made it a fun experience.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant
Justin Ocello
Sales Leader
Performance Products
Turbo by Garrett

Great class! Instructors were all very knowledgeable, well spoken, and engaged. Really liked the hands on portion, it was very interesting and helpful to see the components up close.

Toyota Corporate Headquarters Participant
Autos 101 Program