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End of an era 2019

Discussion in 'North Central - USA (MI, IN, OH, KY, WV)' started by brian.s, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Nov 3, 2003
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    For sure, 2019 is going to be my last in business. The plan is to cut down to an elite group of existing customers for next year, maybe 50-60 total, then some others. Already not taking any Gallardos, probably have a cut off around the late 90s for most marques. Retain a handful of dealers.

    Thanks for the support over last 30 years, hope you make the cut!

    Brian Stewart
     
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  2. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Wishing you all well for this Holiday period and into 2019.

    Anyone want a Leonardo for Christmas?
     
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  3. jimshadow

    jimshadow F1 Rookie
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    A Leonardo?

    Brian, Sad to see you go, however, when its time its time! You taking any DB9 work? :)

    Jim
     
  4. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    For a few months I will certainly take care of my existing clientelle, after April I hope to have a cut off year of 1999. Absolutely NO Lamborghinis after Jan 1, 2019. So, yes I am Jim.
     
  5. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Currently starting talks with some KY based guys about running a north and south shop, so don't give up yet, still trying to make something work..........
    Two experienced people may be involved and I stay as a consultant for a while, expand the marques again, even those L'cars!
     
  6. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Good luck Brian. I am planning similar, just have not made a schedule yet. When people ask I tell them I am in the buggy whip business. The industry has gone in a direction I won't go and the range of cars I enjoy keeps getting narrower. You and I were around for its heyday.
     
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  7. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Well, things are a little more positive for those enquiring about continuing service, hoping to shortly announce good news for those in the Indy/Louisville areas. Please voice support and encouragement to those currently involved in the negotiations.
     
  8. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Watch out for myself and Rich Datillo at upcoming events in Indy and Louisville areas. Ask us about Scuderia Indy, it is a go!
     
  9. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Rich Datillo and I are hoping to get to the Louisville and Indy Cars and Coffee events, spread the news about all things service for y'all!
     
  10. cavsct94

    cavsct94 Karting

    Aug 26, 2013
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    Good news would be welcome! Looking forward to saying hello again...
     
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  11. jchrisf

    jchrisf Rookie

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    I am new to Ferrari, although long time in tracking and servicing my own Porsches. You mentioned asking about Scuderia Indy, so I am asking - especially since you mention some Indy-Louisville connection. I am in Louisville and it is next to impossible to find and purchase a Ferrari (or anything special) without going out of town. I saw a 2000 360 in Noblesville on Autotrader but cannot get the seller to respond. Do you have any knowledge of this car?

    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=502931624&zip=40241&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D40241%26sortBy%3DdistanceASC%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26marketExtension%3Don%26modelCodeList%3D348%252C360%26makeCodeList%3DFER%26searchRadius%3D300&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&modelCodeList=348%2C360&makeCodeList=FER&searchRadius=300&makeCode1=FER&modelCode1=360&clickType=listing

    Thank you.
    Chris Foreman
     
  12. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Been in here a couple of times, 06/15 @ 34,xxx for timing belt service, 05/17 @ 44,009 for annual fluids, clutch wear at that time was 32% worn.
     
  13. jchrisf

    jchrisf Rookie

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    Thank you for the information. I have since been able to get in touch with him, he was out of the country and seems like a nice guy that knows and drives the car.
     
  14. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Welcome, he does drive them like they are intended, not a bad thing. Plus Mark understands the mechanics of it all.
     
  15. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Once again, all plans have reverted back to my single ownership of this business, as such I am beginning the run down of business to facilitate my retirement and thank you all for the friendships and support over the years.
    Business as usual for a while though..........
     
  16. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Time IS up!

    Entering 2020 with a much reduced agenda, been a journey, thanks to all who have supported and encouraged me.
     
  17. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Interested how convenient a near downtown Indy location would be for folks, easy I65/I70 access.

    Possibly service/storage and sales

    Asking for a friend...........
     
  18. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Still seeking a takeover proposal to avoid complete closure of the bizz. Survived the Rona crisis, crazy phones/enquiries for servicing but tempus fugit, even getting to rework the stuff done by "other" local "specialists......
     
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  19. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Closing time. Looking for some space to work out of, 3 or 4 car space, 1200-1500 sq ft. Indy area.
     
  20. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    Several NOS parts for Fcars, Pcars, Aston and Lamborghini on the shelf, no list, come and see, 25% of current retail.

    Several hardcover books, many first edition racing biography, several coffee table marque books, no list but I can check for anything in particular.

    Sold all my racing memorabilia.
     

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