Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Greetings from Galpin
Hello folks! First post here (I'm a regular at the Aston Martin Owner's Club forum, where I'm David Brown's Ghost). I realize my screen name is a bit pretentious, but I'll do my best to live up to it (if not immediately, then sooner than later).
I'm the Sales Director at Galpin Motors - and we're now officially a Lotus dealer. We will have signage and DMV permit by the end of the week (fingers crossed); at which point we'll be legally in business. We have a few cars here, including an Exige 260. I'm hoping we might actually acquire a 211, but we'll have to see how that goes.
I've been selling Astons for about eight years now; while I'm pretty familiar with Lotus' history, I've little direct experience with their cars until now. I drove an Elise back in 2005, and an Espirit back in the early 1990s (both times for less than an hour - nonetheless long enough to appreciate the driving experience purity they represent). I was quite disappointed when we missed becoming a dealer back in 2004...
I Very much love the cars and the engineering they represent, as well as the company's history. I'm very excited about the Evora (while I love the Elise & Exige they're a pretty tight fit for me)...
I've been a car guy my entire life and am quite enthused to represent this storied brand! For the moment, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello.