The year was 1957, Chevrolet launched their classic 1957 Bel Air, the Russians launched Sputnik and a father-and-son
duo launched O'Reilly Automotive, a family owned auto parts store that would become one of the nation's largest auto
C.F and C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly, along with eleven other team members, approached their job with commitment and dedication
to a common cause, a full day's work for a day's pay, honesty and integrity, and working together to provide the best
customer service in town.
After reaching the 1 million dollar sales benchmark in 1961, O'Reilly Automotive founded the warehouse division of Ozark
Automotive largely in part to service the need of area independent jobbers. In 2007 Ozark Automotive consolidated its
independently owned Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper stores under the new Parts City Auto Parts name as the next step in
the continuing evolution of the business.