License revoked from out-of-state buyer

Release date: June 27, 2023

The state of Wisconsin revoked the vehicle buyer’s license from Larry Hopson of E and N Auto Group LLC, 13211 N. Nebraska Avenue #I, Tampa, Florida. The order, issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles, determined that Hopson violated state law when he sold motor vehicles directly to Milwaukee area consumers. 

A Wisconsin buyer’s license​ allows an individual to bid on and purchase vehicles at Wisconsin’s wholesale motor vehicle auctions. Licensed buyers can only buy vehicles on behalf of their employer(s), not for their own or other’s use. They cannot sell directly to the public. 

Due to the nature of the violations, the department took action to immediately revoke the license effective April 24, 2023. The decision to revoke the license was upheld by a WisDOT hearing on May 26, 2023. Dealers are given 30 days to appeal a revocation to the state Division of Hearing and Appeals. The dealer did not appeal and the decision is final.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,