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post #1 of 2 Old Jan 24th, 2006, 10:37 pm Thread Starter
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Grass Roots BMW in Cape Girardeau, MO

I received this e-mail from a guy I ride with in this area. I thought I would pass it along.

Tom Williams
Evansville,IN
01 K1200LTC Toscana Green

My Fellow Riders,
> You guys heard it first. I sold Grass Roots. Well most of it. I will
still
> have a small (very,very, small) stake in it. I will stay on as a
mechanic
> or whatever the new owners want me to do. All other personnel will be
> staying too including my silent partner that most people do not even
know I
> have.
>
> The best part is...... The new owners are not mechanics. They have
sales
> and office managing skills. Now maybe I can stay on just fixing things
and
> hopefully concentrate better on doing the best service work anywhere.
> Mistakes due to trying to wear too many hats is the biggest problem I
have
> at the shop. Nothing irritates me more than a less then perfect repair.
> Nothing wakes me up at night with a belly ache like having a mistake on
a
> repair job. I will now be able to not answer the phone and stay on what
I
> am doing.
>
> So here is the scenario as we now plan it.
> Same people. Same building. Same atmosphere. (Good or bad) Better
service
> from the service area. Much improved parts and shipping services. A
huge
> internet site with everything under the sun available for sale.
>
> The new owner is a rider. Many of you have met him. His 2 year old
bike
> shows over 75,000 K on it already. And he has other bikes besides that
one
> too! Competitor in the Iron Butt Rally, yes the 11,000 miles in 11
days
> ride. A good friend, and my Mexico traveling companion on my last trip
down
> there. He worked for Leeman Trikes in Texas. Currently the general
manager
> of Hannigan Motor Sports in Murray KY. He hails from the frozen
wastelands
> of Canada. Tall, bald and at one time red-haired. Herb Anderson.
>
> BMW still has to bless this sale but we see no problems in that area.
They
> need us with Saint Louis temporarily closed and they know I need help.
> So give it a month or so and come over and meet Herb. Our goal is to
make
> things better for customers and we are determined to do that.
> Adios Amigos,
> John
>
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post #2 of 2 Old Jan 25th, 2006, 6:13 am
 
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Sounds like a win-win-win situation to me...
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