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Boyles Motor Sales was established in 1949 and was located on West Main St. Rd. in Batavia, New York. In 1971 Boyles Motor Sales later relocated to Oak Orchard Rd.

Vincent Fanara, the founder of Boyles Motor Sales, was a World War II Veteran and was part of the Greatest Generation. Vincent served orders in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy and received the Croix de Garre and many other battle citations during his Military Career; he was decommissioned from the Military in 1945.

After the Military, Vincent qualified for a Management Trainee position with International Harvester Company in 1946. Vincent was then assigned to the Fillmore International Branch located on Fillmore Ave in Buffalo, New York; he was promoted to District Sales Manager covering the Counties of Western New York.

In 1949, Boyles Motor Sales was located on West Main St. Rd. and was owned by William Stuart, Roy Rowcliffe and George Boyle. Unfortunately, Mr. Boyle became ill and no longer could partake in Boyles. Mr. Stuart and Mr. Rowcliffe who were well respected notable Muck Farmers in Elba, NY approached Vincent Fanara, he at that time was the Sales Rep for International Harvester and they offered him partnership in the company. In order to settle down and raise his family, Vincent accepted their offer and replaced Mr. Boyle. Vincent partnered with Bill and Roy as he managed Boyles Motor Sales while Roy and Bill continued to run their farms in Elba.


In 1971, James J. Fanara the eldest son of Vincent Fanara completed his education and joined the company, he helped Vincent move Boyles Motor Sales from West Main St. Rd. to Oak Orchard Rd., Boyles was built on land that Vincent previously purchased and speculated to build on. Frank Fanara, who was Vincent’s younger brother, and James J. Fanara, who is now President of the Company poured the concrete foundation for the new facility.

The Batavia business is still run by James and his oldest son James II.

Today Boyles Motor Sales has been in business for 62 years. We have 4th Generation Fanara’s training and waiting in the wings.

Additional Information about Boyles Motor Sales:
In 1948 Vincent Fanara met and married his wife, Eva Fanara. Eva became the Secretary/Treasurer of the Company and at age 88, Eva to this day still works nine to five, Monday through Friday in good health at Boyles Motor Sales in Batavia, New York.