American Heritage Motorcycles demonstrates power in numbers
Everyone likes the idea of the historic, multigenerational motorcycle shop. You know the type: born out of pure passion, persisting through ups and downs for decades, and run by the original owner’s descendants several generations on. It’s a story that resonates with authenticity and commitment, and customers feel a kinship with those stores.
Despite its name, American Heritage Motor...
Central Texas Powersports feeds the SxS, cruiser and commuter lifestyles
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Central Texas Powersports just celebrated its 10th year in business, hosting a big celebration fitting of a store decked out like an Old West town. Several business strategies for vehicles and PG&A have helped owner and GM Steve Littlefield weather economic ups and downs.
When Littlefield first bought the Yamaha and Suzuki dealership in 2004, it was 6,500 squa...
Tom Hannum, a third-generation owner, has a simple mission
THE PRESSURE’S ON for Tom Hannum III - but not for the reason you might think.
Hannum’s grandfather and father started the family dealership 60 years ago by selling a Ford dealership and buying a Harley-Davidson sales and service agreement. The store moved in 1959 from Crum Lynne, Pa., to Media. In 2000, the Hannum family opened a second location in Chadds Ford, Pa. The Media store has si...
Wilkins H-D says secret to success -- is no secret
THIS IS NOT a riveting, tell-all story. Here, you won’t find the silver bullet to instant success, the magic catalyst to turn around an ailing business or the secret sauce to stability.
Because things don’t exist, according to John Lyon, co-owner and general manager of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, Vt.
So why keep reading? Because as winners in the
Starting as a new dealership in April 2010, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside produced year-over-year growth figures above and beyond BMW’s already strong numbers. Due to a combination of aggressive leadership, hands-on participation in the sport and the right location, dealer principal Dan Schoo now finds himself at the helm of one of the strongest BMW dealers in the nation.