Division of Motor Vehicles

Notice of Publication for a New Point

Franchise Motor Vehicle Dealer in a County of More

than 300,000 Population

                Pursuant to section 320.642, Florida Statutes, Thomas Built Buses, Inc., intends to allow the establishment of First Class Coach & Equipment, Inc., as a dealership for the sale of Thomas Built Buses,school and commercial models, at 6401 North 54th Street, Tampa, (Hillsborough County), Florida 33610, on or after January 20, 2006.

                The name and address of the dealer operator(s) and principal investor(s) of First Class Coach & Equipment, Inc., are dealer operator(s): Scott T. Fewell, P.O. Box 770841, Winter Garden, Florida 32777-0841; principal investor(s): Linda J. Fewell, 6124 Foxfield Court, Windermere, Florida 34786.

                The notice indicates intent to establish the new point location in a county of more than 300,000 population, according to the latest population estimates of the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

                Certain dealerships of the same line-make may have standing, pursuant to section 320.642, Florida Statutes to file a petition or complaint protesting the application.

                Written petitions or complaints must be received by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice and must be submitted to: Mr. Ronald D. Reynolds, Administrator, Dealer License Section, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Room A-312, Neil Kirkman Building, 2900, Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0635.

                A copy of such petition or complaint must also be sent by US Mail to: Tom Schaaf, Director of North American School Bus Sales, Thomas Built Buses, Inc., P.O. Box 2450, High Point, North Carolina 27261.

                If no petitions or complaints are received within 30 days of the date of publication, a final order will be issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approving the establishment of the dealership, subject to the applicant’s compliance with the provisions of Chapter 320, Florida Statutes.