Who We Are

Midway Car Rental is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Since 1972, Midway has been serving the Southern California market with emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area. We have developed an award-winning brand based on unparalleled service, an amazing fleet of cars, a personalized approach, and a team that is passionate about everything we do.

Midway was founded on the values of relationships and personalized service. We are always striving to exceed the needs of our clients and continuously raise the bar for service, always saying “Yes.” To take this even further, we genuinely care about our community and do what we can to make a difference with Midway Gives Back.

Our History

The Midway tradition started in 1958 when the Hankey Family owned 25% of Midway Ford. Midway Car Rental began as a complimentary business extension of Midway Ford, providing car rental service to Midway Ford customers. Today, Midway is a proud member of the Hankey Group of companies overseen by Don Hankey. With assets of $9.5 billion, The Hankey Group businesses include automotive, financial services, real estate, technology services and insurance.

1972

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Don, Barbara, & Fran Hankey buy 100% of Midway Ford.  Midway Ford rents its first car.

1974

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Moves car rental operations to 2926 Wilshire Blvd. Begins renting to studio accounts.

1977

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Purchase of small rental operator in West Hollywood.

1986

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Midway Rent-A-Car becomes incorporated.

1991

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Midway Rent-A-Car creates new division called Midway Clinic Cars. Later becomes Midway Group.

1993

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Purchase of Southwest Car Rental in West Los Angeles solidifies studio & luxury rental business.

1995

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Purchase of Santa Monica Thrifty Rent-A-Car. Builds new location at 1800 South Sepulveda.

2000

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Creates new Midway Fleet Leasing division "MFL" for corporate vehicle leasing.

2001

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Gary Macdonald, President, celebrates 25 years at Midway Car Rental.

2004

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Midway Car Rental adopts the name Midway Auto Group to reflect its diversification into many areas of service.

2005

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Midway named top 10 car rental agency by Condé Nast.

2008

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Launches Wilshire Limousine Services.

2008

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Recognized by LAX Magazine as one of LA’s Best.

2010

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Forbes recognizes Midway Car Rental as the leader in luxury & exotic car rental market.

2010

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Fortune Magazine 100 Fastest Growing Companies addition.

2010

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Los Angeles Concierge Association Excellence award.

2012

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Midway Automotive Group named 100 Fastest Growing Organization by Los Angeles Business Journal.

2016

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Winner of the Expedia Inc. Epic Award.

2017

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Car Rental Express Awards Midway #1 Ranked Vehicles Award.

2018

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Ken Kerzner awarded Car Rental Representative of the Year by SoCal ASTA.

2018

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Opens redesigned LAX office.

Meet Our Team

Don

Don

Chairman

Gary

Gary

President

Ken

Ken

Managing Partner

Frank

Frank

General Manager

Serena

Serena

Corporate Controller

Ryan

Ryan

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jorge

Jorge

Regional Manager

Denise

Denise

VIP Reservation Director

Beth

Beth

Director of Internet Sales

Caroline

Caroline

Director of Loss Control and Special Projects