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I know the answer. Maybe.

It will be a week or so to find out.

Not a well established exotic marque. Not Tesla.

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Spyker?!?!

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forget SoCal..how about a dealer to fill the HRM void?
Speaking of HRM - I have noticed their website keeps getting updates.

Lotus of Greenwich

What's up? How is this happening if there is no Lotus of Greenwich HRM?
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Arnie is one hell of a Lotus guy. If anyone bleeds yellow and green...it is Arnie....

The LOONYs would like to congratulate him on his new position.

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Didn't Galpin come close to becoming a Lotus dealer in 2005/2006?

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Congratulations Arnie ! The best news since the Elise. The only CEO that you can talk to and know his product.
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Didn't Galpin come close to becoming a Lotus dealer in 2005/2006?
Yes...
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I wonder who is going to staff the new dealership in the valley.

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So, it's Galpin in Van Nuys?

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Ok, I didn't tell...good. Someone else broke the news.

Yes, I heard that it's GALPIN OR G.A.S. as it is known.

Near Roscoe and the 405.

G.A.S. is a great place to visit with lots of high end Ford racing parts for street cars and was the setting for "Pimp My Ride" for the last season.

They have a museum of a hundred or so of the coolest sports cars you ever saw.

It's still a maybe...

Who will staff the new facility? I don't know, but I know WE all have our favorites.

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Ah, interesting. I heard good thinks about them.

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Yeah, Beau from GAS (pimp my ride...LOL) was there on Thursday night. I was right next to him practically checking out the Evora. Evora's gonna get pimped.

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Arnie is a great guy and it's good to see him in the position where he belongs. I sincerely hope that he's quit smoking so that he can stick around a while longer.
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Speaking of HRM - I have noticed their website keeps getting updates.

Lotus of Greenwich

What's up? How is this happening if there is no Lotus of Greenwich HRM?
Please note that they no longer claim to be an authorized dealer. Mark Starr is still selling cars under Hunting Ridge Motors and uses both sites to promote his inventory.
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I was glad to hear that Arnie was back at LCUSA, even happier to see him back as an official employee. Good luck!
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Yeah, Beau from GAS (pimp my ride...LOL) was there on Thursday night. I was right next to him practically checking out the Evora. Evora's gonna get pimped.
I also ran into a guy from Galpin at the L.A. Auto Show who said "maybe...maybe not."

Hmmmmm....

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I suddenly have the strangest feeling that it's not Galpin, that that might be a rumor to throw us off.

We'll have to wait and see.
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I suddenly have the strangest feeling that it's not Galpin, that that might be a rumor to throw us off.

We'll have to wait and see.
Based on nothing more than that abomination on Mtv, I, for one, hope it's NOT G.A.S. I hope for something with a little more class. I don't care if G.A.S.'s back door led to the Peterson Automotive museum - anyone who pushes that kind of drivel gets no business from me.

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You know (or maybe you don't) O'Gara Motors at Robertson and Olympic just opened a new Lamborghini store on Robertson just south of Wilshire.

I wonder if they might be considering a Lotus store?

That would be nice...
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