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Lamborghini Carolinas (under new ownership)

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  1. stradleboy

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    I recently visited Lamborghini Carolinas and learned they are now under new owner ship(separated from sport auto). There are no hurt feelings or ill will just business. Steve Jones is now part owner, sorry but his partners name escapes me. I had forgotten what a great guy Steve was and what a true car guy he is. I really would suggest if any of you have some time stop in and say hello very friendly stay and an awesome Noble M400 I would love to have. Of course beautiful Lamborghini's to.
     
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  3. ApexOversteer

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    That Rosso Vik Murcielago Roadster is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous...
     
  4. J. Salmon

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    So not Steve Barney? So does Mr. Barney still own SA and sold LC?
    Everyone involved with both places has always been great.
     
  5. ROULEUR

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    He still owns Sport Auto. Great guy, period. Jones is a good guy too, both great people to deal with.
     
  6. HankCarp

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    Hey Chris, are you back at FOA...???
     
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  8. ROULEUR

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    Nope, I am in Washington DC. How are you doing Hank? I need to stop in and see you next time I am on my way through. Hope you are good.
     
  9. N24RE

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    Thanks for the post Mr. Logan!

    Lamborghini Carolinas is under new ownership and management. John "Eddie" Littlefield from Concord NC is the new owner and dealer principal. The short version of a long story is that Mr Barney and Mr Littlefield came to an arrangement for Eddie to buy the store from him and retain the location and staff.

    I am still the general manager and all around car guy that is here everyday trying to get cars new homes and find cars for folks. John Hooper is the service department and is still handling the repairs and updates on all the Lambos.

    We just hired two new positions to help us do our jobs better. Jesse Kenealy is now our after sales director and he will be handling all the service writing,parts orders and logistics for all our customers needing service.

    Also we have Aaron Elsner on board who will be our internet sales manager and maintaining all the websites and anything and everything. Most likely he will be the voice answering the phone and sitting out front at the sales desk.

    We have a great team here and will continue to work with Sport Auto as we always have and in fact you may still see us popping up at each others locations. I hope everyone knows that we are doing our best to keep the transition smooth and easy on our customers.


    Please don't hesitate to give us a ring!

    Steve
     
  10. HolyRoller

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  11. Ricambi America

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    And, what a small world it is.

    Aaron is one of Mrs. JRR's students this semester at UNCG.
     
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  13. N24RE

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    That is so true...he came in this morning telling me he was in Mrs JRR's English class!

    A very small world indeed
     
  14. MisterGallardo

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    In a later message, Mr. Jones stated he is still the store's general manager. My confusion is over, whether or not he is part owner as well. It was not directly stated that he is not, as he said that Eddie and Mr. Barney came to an arrangement, so does the location solely belong to Mr. Littlefield or does it belong to Mr. Littlefield and Mr. Jones??
     
  15. N24RE

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    Dear Mr Gallardo...it is real simple. Lamborghini Carolinas is now 100% owned by Mr Littlefield. John, Jesse, Aaron, and myself are employed by Raging Bull Carolinas...which is the parent company of Lamborghini Carolinas. Since Lamborghini does not allow you to use the actual Lamborghini name as a corporate name. Raging Bull Carolinas is 100% owned by Mr Littlefield.

    The confusion comes up when certain calls or vistors come in. When a telemarketer or salesperson walks in the door or calls on the phone trying to sell us something they ask for the owner. In an effort to shield Mr Littlefield from these things I act as the owner. As the general manager I have the ability to do that to help my friend and boss =)

    I hope that helps...sorry your first post was for this question. Ferrari Chat is full of great info so stick around and check it out.

    Cheers'

    Steve
     
  16. Steelton Keith

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    Steve. Good luck with your enterprise. Keith
     
  17. fchip

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    As many Fchatters already know, Steve Barney and his team are rock solid professionals. Their heart and souls are in this business and we are the better for it.

    Chip
     
  18. stradleboy

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    Steve Jones for President
     
  19. N24RE

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    Heck no...you couldn't pay me to take that job!
     
  20. thecarreaper

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    I NEED A JOB
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  21. DrStranglove

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    Hummm.... troll?
     
  22. N24RE

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    My thoughts as well...but I don't have a clue as to why?
     

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