Some people, when talking about something they love, just exude an infectiousness that’s hard to escape. You may not know a thing about cars but, after chatting with Sales Manager Corey Dahlman, you just can’t help but get excited about them. Edmonton born and raised, Corey has that passion for vehicles. A self described gear head, Corey started out as a lot attendant when he was 16 years old, and loved having the opportunity to be around and talk cars all day. 14 years later, almost all of them working with Team Ford’s General Manager Jamie Jasmin, and that passion hasn’t wavered.
Working at Team Ford definitely helps Corey with his hobby out of work—building cars and racing them at Castrol Raceway. Drag racing since high school, Corey has spent the last 12 years pushing the limit. His latest project for the strip, a Ford Mustang—of course—that packs a whopping 850 horses (yes, you read that right)! Of course, drag racing draws a number of parallels to his work in sales; they’re both goal driven and require picking a target, and then improving upon it. It’s more than just going “fast in a straight line,”—”you’ve got to set the bar, and break it.”
When Corey isn’t behind the wheel, he’s probably enjoying the outdoors with his family, “surviving in the elements, just putting away the electronics and getting back to nature.” After watching his uncle, who he is especially close to, Corey picked up a guitar in high school and taught himself how to play. Now, while hanging out by a fire with his family, Corey is likely to pick up the old six-string and entertain those around him. He takes these skills into the dealership, and considers himself an entertainer, putting on a show for his customers. It’s this excitement and love for the automotive industry that has carried Corey to where he is now. Come visit Corey, and we’re sure some of that passion will rub off on you too.