Brian Miller


Immediate Past Chairman

At first look, Brian Miller has one of the most glamorous jobs in the world. Who wouldn’t like to sell Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche and Lotus cars to the rich and famous?

But, like all entrepreneurs in the automobile industry Brian Miller is faced with a barrage of complex non-auto related issues that consume much of his time and energy. He has to contend with everything from franchise law changes, vehicle allocation problems, and government initiatives to employee relations issues, and ever-changing EPA mandates.

Brian Miller believes that a strong, empowered trade association can take much of this pressure out of the dealers’ hands, allowing them to get on with the business of selling and servicing new and used vehicles. It is this belief that led to his active participation and commitment to the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA).

Brian became a GNYADA director in 1999. An enthusiastic, hands-on businessman, he embraced his new role and was quickly chosen to work on the Employee Relations and Activities Committees. He was soon recruited by the Government Relations and Auto Show Committees and has been Chairman of the Public Relations Committee since 2004, the same year he was nominated to the Association’s Executive Committee. Brian was GNYADA Chairman from 2008 through 2010, having served as Vice Chairman since 2004.

Brian started his career in the auto industry in 1984 selling cars at his father’s Porsche and Audi dealership. He quickly became one of the top 25 salesmen in the nation for the two brands; a position he held for four years in a row. Brian became general manager of Classic Automobiles in Eastchester, New York in 1988 when his father’s partner retired from the business. Just eight years later he founded his own dealership, Manhattan Motor Cars, having sought and won the Bentley and Rolls Royce franchises for New York City.

Today, his 120,000 sq. ft operation at 270 11th Avenue – which includes a 40,000 sq. ft new and used vehicle showroom and a 30,000 sq. ft service department – is one of the most important luxury automobile retailers in the world. He recently invested more than $5 million to renovate the 150 year old building that houses his collection of exotic metal.

Brian is a board member of both the Bentley and Rolls Royce dealer councils and has received many industry awards for outstanding customer service. He is also a huge contributor to charities and good causes. He has sponsored many events and helped raise funds for charities including the Westchester County March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Club of America, the East Side House Settlement, Children for Chernobyl Charity, the Columbus Foundation, the Cancer Fertility Association, NYU Toys for Tots, and the Peconic Medical Center.