About Us

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 History 1

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


1974 History 2

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


1977 History 3

Purchase of small rental operator in West Hollywood.


1986 History 4

Midway Rent-A-Car becomes incorporated.


1991 History 5

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


1993 History 6

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


1995 History 7

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


2000 History 8

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


2001 History 9

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


2004 History 10

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


2005 History 11

Midway named top 10 car rental agency by Condé Nast.


2008 History 12

Launches Wilshire Limousine Services.


2008 History 13

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


2010 History 14

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


2010 History 15

Fortune Magazine 100 Fastest Growing Companies addition.


2010 History 16

Los Angeles Concierge Association Excellence award.


2012 History 17

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


2016 History 18

Winner of the Expedia Inc. Epic Award.


2017 History 19

Car Rental Express Awards Midway #1 Ranked Vehicles Award.


2018 History 20

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


2018 History 21

Opens redesigned LAX office.

Meet Our Team

Don Hankey-Chairman

Don Hankey


Bret Hankey-President of Hankey Group/Principal

Bret Hankey

President of Hankey Group/Principal

Gary Macdonald-Principal

Gary Macdonald


Brett Lippel-President

Brett Lippel


Ken kerzner-Managing Partner

Ken kerzner

Managing Partner

Serena Ho-Corporate Controller

Serena Ho

Corporate Controller

Jorge Arevalo-Corporate Business Manager

Jorge Arevalo

Corporate Business Manager

Denise Gonzalez-VIP Reservation Director

Denise Gonzalez

VIP Reservation Director

Beth Eidman-Director of Internet Sales

Beth Eidman

Director of Internet Sales

Caroline Thimann-Director of Loss Control and Special Projects

Caroline Thimann

Director of Loss Control and Special Projects