Isgett to serve as SCADA president

on Monday, 27 June 2022. Posted in Local News


    John Isgett of Raceway Ford and Chevrolet located in Darlington has been elected President of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association for the 2022-23 term.

       Isgett was inducted on June 13 with the unanimous support of the SCADA franchised dealer body. He has served on the SCADA Board of Directors since 2009 when he was first elected as director of the Pee Dee District. In 2017, he was elected as a regional vice president and became treasurer in 2020, rising to first vice president in 2021.

    Born and raised in Charleston, Isgett resided there until 1996, moving to Darlington with his family to assist in the management of a Chevrolet dealership that family friends had acquired. He continued working at the dealership until 2000 when he and a local businessman acquired the Ford dealership, changing its name to Raceway Ford.

       Since the acquisition of the Ford dealership in 2000, Isgett has been involved in multiple dealerships acquisitions, as well as closures by GM and Chrysler. This experience led to Isgett becoming a guest columnist for Automotive News, journaling about his experience from a dealer’s perspective. Today, and since 2010, Isgett leads Raceway Ford of Darlington, Raceway Ford of Hartsville, and Raceway Chevrolet in Hartsville.

      Isgett has two children, Sarah Isgett Miles and John “JT” Isgett III. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Darlington. He has served, chaired, and continues to serve on many community boards, including the Darlington Chamber of Commerce, Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Pee Dee Regional EMS Council, Florence-Darlington Technical College Foundation, Darlington County Water and Sewer Authority, Darlington County Jetport Commission, Darlington County Economic Development Board, Trinity Collegiate School, and the Billie Hardee Home for Boys. Additionally, he is a 2014 Liberty Fellowship graduate, a part of the Aspen Institute.