Eudora Auto Parts

Cardinal Motors open for business at 10th & Ash Streets

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Cardinal Motors, located at 411 E 10th Street, has set up shop just across the Street from Eudora Auto Parts selling pre-owned vehicles.

“We concentrate on affordable transportation,” owner Dennis Thome said. “Our phone number ends with 3993 because we sell cars that are $3993 and lower.”

Thome added that they can sell quality cars at cheaper rates because of the low overhead the company has by locating in Eudora and they plan on tapping the internet world to help sell cars.

“We plan on using and other internet avenues to  sell autos, but we are also here to serve the surrounding community as well.”

Thome also chose Eudora because of  family ties to the area.

“My mom grew up in this community and we still have many family roots here,” Thome said.

Thome, who was born and raised in Lawrence, said he really likes Eudora and the location he has now.  He was mindful of the history of the building as it was previously A & B Gas station that served Eudora for many years.

Thome has spent several months rehabbing the property and making it ready for use as a new business. Thome recently received $5000 from the Downtown Business Grant Program that assists new and current business owners in the downtown area to make improvements that make their buildings more attractive.

Russ Hopping, owner of Eudora Auto Parts and new neighbor to Cardinal Motors, also likes the sprucing up of the building.

“He took a rough piece of property and turned it into something nice,” Hopping said. “This is a great addition to Eudora and will be a good plus.”

Cardinal Motors is open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The website for the business is:


Eudora Auto parts (pre-remodeling)

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Eudora Auto Parts has joined the family of advertisers.  Carol and Russ Hopping own and run the family business which has been a part of Eudora for over 30 years.  The Hoppings purchased the store from Glenn Bartlett in the fall of 2010.

The store has been completely remodeled inside and improvements are now being made to the exterior.  Eudora Auto Parts features a wide range of products to help you fix and maintain your automobile, truck, RV, or anything that has a motor and wheels.

“We are competitively priced on most parts,” Russ Hopping said. “There is no reason to drive to Lawrence or anywhere else when you can get what you need right here.”

The store is open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday hours are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Stop in and visit Russ at 10th & Ash Street.

Russ and Carol saw the value of their community and made a commitment to it.  Businesses, such as Eudora Auto Parts, need your support. The local business community is here to serve you.  Make sure to buy local, spend local.


The Hoppings also saw as an avenue to reach the citizens and those interested in Eudora.  If you own a business and want exposure on one of the most up to date web sites with news and information about Eudora, contact for more information.  You can also give us a call on our business line at 785-542-9466.