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Anyone know Joe Hermes ex-Gran Prix Imports Portland ?

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A bit of a long shot...

Way back, I'd been in contact with Joe Hermes about a particular Lotus I was keen on, from
Gran Prix Imports, Portand (also know as Lamborghini Portland at some stage). Last time I was in contact, his details were :
25300 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
Office:503.570.1019
Cell:503.702.2178
gpimports.com

Non of the above seems valid anymore, however there is a similar sounding company called Grand Prix Motors based in Portland. No sign that Joe Hermes works there though.

Can anyone local help? My aim is to find the Lotus I was interested in (which I understand was sold locally) & this is my only lead at present.

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From what I know Grand Prix Imports was started by an ex sales associate from Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo (Portland's Ferrari dealer). I think his name was Matt Crandall. Looks like he is now the owner of Speed Sports LLC.

On a related note, Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo now occupies the building Grand Prix Imports was in. You could talk to the manager of Gran Turismo (Arun Sharma) and see if he know anything.

What car are you looking for? Maybe someone local knows of the car and owner?
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Hey Ted, thanks for your reply.

The car is an Elise Sport 190, Model Year 2000, in Chrome Orange.
Its not road legal, so likely to be in someone's car collection somewhere, maybe with the odd track C&C outing ?
The Elise was sold by Gran Prix Imports approx 10 years ago to the current owner. From what Joe mentioned, its was a locally based car both before & after the sale.

If that sounds familiar to anyone in the NW Lotus community, could you get in touch with me please ?

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Anyone ?
is there a Portland / North West Lotus Club I could contact ?

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