Cuyler Trussell was born August 9, 1890 and died February 14, 1973. He was a native of Atlanta and moved to Athens to open a Ford Dealership. Trussell Motor Company was incorporated on Wednesday, August 7, 1918. He was the past president of the Georgia Automobile Dealer Association, director of C&S Bank, past president of Athens Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Rotary Club. Trussell was a member of the Vestry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Floyd Adams joined Trussell Motor Company at a young age rising to the role of Vice President and General Manager. In 1967 he became the PR Manager of Heyward Allen Motor Company. He was director and director emeritus of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company and a member of City Council, First Baptist Church and Athens Rotary Club.
Trussell Motor Company closed on July 3, 1991.