Trussell Motor Company was a Ford dealership located on Pulaski Street in downtown Athens, Georgia. It was incorporated on August 7, 1918 and closed July 3, 1991. The dealership sold Ford vehicles to state and local agencies as well as customers in the Athens area. Trussell also was heavily involved in the community, sponsoring a local football event and participating in local charities.
The company was founded by Cuyler Trussell, an Atlanta native born on August 9, 1890. He ran the Ford dealership for more than 50 years. Trussell also served as the president of the Georgia Automobile Dealer Association, director of C&S Bank, and president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of the Athens Rotary Club. He served on the vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church for many years as well. He died on February 14, 1973.
Trussell Motor Company was heavily influenced by its vice president and general manager, Floyd Adams (1922-2014). He was also the director of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company. Like Trussell, he was deeply involved in the Athens community, serving two terms on the Athens City Council, participating in a variety of charity activities, and being a long-standing member of the First Baptist Church and the Athens Rotary Club. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Athens Community Council on Aging.