I was driving home from work a few minutes ago and received a call from Joe Van De Verre at Galpin Lotus in Van Nuys, California.
He told me that it's official -- they are finally open as of today -- ready to sell Lotus cars and perform Lotus warranty service.
This means there are now three Lotus dealers in the L.A. area, Newport Lotus down south, Thousand Oaks Lotus up north, and now Galpin Lotus in between.
Galpin really wants to have a strong relationship with Lotus Talk members.
Joe told me that they are going to have a grand opening party and are inviting all Lotus Talk members and Lotus/sports car owners in the Southland. He said that he would call me soon with the date and time, hopefully on a Saturday or Sunday.
For many Lotus owners in Los Angeles, this is a huge sigh of relief.
The direct line to Joe's desk is 818-922-3644 and is the fastest way to get through to the new Lotus division there.
Also - the direct line to their Lotus Service Writer (John Alavazo - a very good guy) is 818-922-3623.
I will post again soon.