At Mike Carlson Motor Company, our mission is to get North Texas driving. But we know that it’s not just about getting you on the road, it’s about keeping you there. That’s why every car, truck, and SUV that MCMC sells comes with an included warranty.
Our beginning can be traced back to New York City, where Kent Einar Carlson lived and worked as a carpenter. Newly married and tiring of the NYC lifestyle, Kent and Ester Carlson headed for “sunny” California. After three straight weeks of rain, the newlyweds picked up and moved to Texas.
Settling first in Midland, Kent sold insurance, owned a restaurant, and was a private detective — earning the nickname “Mike,” after Mickey Spillane’s fictional private investigator, Mike Hammer.
When a savings and loan crisis in the late 60s led to restrictions on loans to people with less than perfect credit, “Mike” Carlson founded Mike Carlson Motor Company.
Since then, Mike Carlson Motor Co. has grown from an inventory of 3 vehicles to over 1,000. Though Kent “Mike” Carlson is no longer with us, the company remains family-owned and operated. We’re proud of our past and look forward to the future of helping North Texans stay on the road to credit freedom.
MCMC Auto – Our newest dealership in Arlington, Texas – opened August 2014