The History of Burke Motor Group

Over a Century of Commitment to Cape May County

1937 at Route 9 in Cape May Court House – Raymond Burke Sr. and Jr. receiving bus delivery.
1948 at Pacific Avenue in Wildwood – Raymond Burke Jr.’s Oldsmobile/Cadillac facility.
1948 at Pacific Avenue in Wildwood – Raymond Burke Jr.’s Oldsmobile/Cadillac facility.
1969 at Park Boulevard in Wildwood – Raymond Burke Jr.’s facility.
1969 at Park Boulevard in Wildwood – Raymond Burke Jr.’s facility.
1969 at Park Boulevard in Wildwood – Raymond Burke Jr.’s facility.
1970 – Fire at Raymond Burke Sr.’s Cape May Court House facility.
Car Show on the Wildwood Boardwalk.
Raymond Burke Sr., Jr. and III at Park Boulevard facility in Wildwood.
Welcome to Burke Motor Group in Cape May Court House NJ

 

 

1912

  • Raymond Burke Sr. Opens First Gas Station on the Wildwood Island
  • Obtains Indian Motorcycles, Argo Cars, Dodge Cars & Trucks, Republic Trucks and Mitchell Motor Car Franchises

1927

  • Raymond Burke Sr. Obtains Chevrolet Franchise
  • Builds New Service Station and Showroom Facility in Cape May Court House

1933

  • Raymond Burke Sr. Obtains Oldsmobile Franchise

1946

  • Raymond Burke Jr. Opens his own Oldsmobile Franchise in Wildwood upon Return from Naval Service after WWII

1948

  • Raymond Burke Jr. Obtains Cadillac Franchise

1954

  • Raymond Burke Jr. Obtains Chevrolet Franchise

1957

  • Raymond Burke Jr. Builds New Facility at 5100 Park Boulevard in Wildwood, which he Operated out of until 1987

1970

  • Fire Destroys Raymond Burke Sr.’s Cape May Court House Facility
  • Raymond Burke Sr. Retires

1975

  • Raymond Burke III Joins the Business

1979

  • David Burke Joins the Business

1982

  • Kathryn Burke-Sellers Joins the Business

1985

  • Kathryn Burke-Sellers and Husband Steve Sellers Buy Volkswagen Dealership in Clermont and Operate as Burke-Sellers, Inc., and Obtain Subaru and GMC Truck Franchises within 7 years of Operation

1987

  • Raymond Burke III and David Burke Relocate and Split GM Franchises into Two Buildings at Present Location in Cape May Court House, and Operate as Ray Burke Chevrolet, Inc. and Dave Burke Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Inc.

1990

  • Raymond Burke III and David Burke Obtain Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep and Eagle Franchises
  • Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac Franchises Merge into Burke Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Inc.
  • Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep and Eagle Franchises Merge to form Burke Brothers, Inc.

1992

  • Burke-Sellers, Inc. Merges with Burke-Brothers, Inc. to Form Chrysler, Jeep, VW and Subaru Facility

2001

  • The Burkes Purchase Pontiac and Buick Franchises from Scrivani in Wildwood, Move Franchises to Cape May Court House Facility with other GM Lines

2012

  • Burke Motor Group Celebrates 100th Anniversary
  • GM Building Renovated

2013

  • Doug Burke, 4th Generation and Son of David Burke, Joins the Business

2018

  • Subaru and VW Building Renovated