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2010 Mazda CX7 Along with a new four-cylinder base model, Mazda gives its sporty mid-size ute a facelift and an interior update. Rather than compete for headlines at the Chicago auto show, Mazda is using the concurrent Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto to unveil its 2010 CX-7 crossover SUV. As the CX-7 has seen few changes since its market introduction in 2006, the 2010 model’s revised front and rear fascias represent a significant mid-cycle freshening, as well as an expansion of the design cues applied to the 2009 MX-5 Miata, RX-8, and 6 sedan.


The real change, however, is the addition of an entry-level model with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Although the four-banger is the same as in the 170-hp Mazda 6 i , output is slightly less in the CX-7: 161 hp at 6000 rpm and 161 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. Also similar to the 6 i, the engine only is available with a five-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which makes 244 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, carries over unchanged, as does the accompanying six-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system. Other changes for 2010 center around refining the CX-7’s interior, with Mazda claiming to have reduced noise, vibration, and harshness levels, as well as wind noise. The overall design is very similar to the current model, yet higher quality materials, new gauges, and two new information displays atop the dash should make spending time behind the wheel a bit more enjoyable. Also available is a blind-spot monitoring system—similar to that on the Mazda 6 and CX-9—as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a three-position memory driver’s seat. Mazda says it will release more information, including pricing, on the CX-7 closer to when it goes on sale later this year, but expect the new base model to sticker just above $20,000.


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A Harley Legacy for Over Half a Century move to another location on south Georgia across from Brown P.W. kept Tripp’s Harley Davidson Pontiac. This location served as in Roswell for 7 years, but in Tripp’s Harley Davidson for nearly 1963, P.W. received a great 30 years, from 1968 to 1997. opportunity. Amarillo had an opening for an authorized Harley During P.W.’s successful run at Davidson dealership and so P.W. this location, Tripp’s Harley jumped on the chance to tackle the Davidson soon became a household name for anyone larger expanding motorcycle shop was born.

When one thinks of Harley Davidson, thoughts of leather jackets, classic motorcycles with chrome pipes, and loud rumbling resonance that can only be described as awesome, come to mind. For residents of Amarillo, another thought comes to mind, Amarillo’s only authorized Harley Davidson dealership, Tripp’s Harley Davidson. In 1946, P.W. Tripp came to work for Ralph Nelson in Roswell, New Mexico at Ralph’s Harley Davidson shop. This shop was a small 2 car garage with a dirt floor, but with Ralph’s and P.W.’s hard work, the shop became very successful, and 10 years later, in 1956, P.W. bought out Ralph, and the first Tripp’s Harley Davidson

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market in Amarillo. P.W.’s first shop in Amarillo was located on Fillmore street, and 5 years after opening in Amarillo, successful business gave P.W. the chance to

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Jason

interested in these high quality motorcycles. P.W. also had a son, Terry Tripp, who would come to take over when P.W. retired. Terry grew up around his father’s business and became interested in motorcycles at a very early age. Terry, even during his childhood, would work at his father’s business, learning not only the sales and business aspect, but also learning the technical mechanical information regarding repair and maintenance of motorcycles. With all of his father’s knowledge at his disposal, and many years of experience in the motorcycle field, Terry Tripp took over Tripp’s Harley Davidson in 1986 when P.W. decided to retire.


Terry ran the business from 1986 on till today, but he was not alone in his endeavor. Terry had a son, Jason Tripp, as well as 2 daughters, Christy and Karrie, all of which have worked at the dealership and learned the Tripp family business. Of Terry’s 3 children, Jason is the only one that has continued to play a major role in daily operations of Tripp’s Harley Davidson, although, Jason’s sisters do still help at the shop from time to time. Jason grew up much like his father did, around motorcycles. Jason picked up on the family business at a young age as well, and recalls many a day spent with his father and grandfather at Tripp’s learning the ins and outs of motorcycle sales, business, parts, and mechanics. What sets Terry and Jason apart from many family business successors is that they have worked in every position in the company rather than just having the business handed to them. Terry and Jason started with sweeping floors, moved on to repairing motorcycles and handling parts, to sales, then to the business management aspect. In

1997, after graduating from Amarillo High School, Jason officially became a pay rolled employee at Tripp’s Harley Davidson at age 18. During that same year, Tripp’s also moved to its current location off of I-40 between Bell and Coulter. At the current location, Terry still serves as the owner of Tripp’s, with Jason handling the duties of being the General Manager.

Amarillo’s Top 10 Businesses for over 5 years. In 2008, Tripp’s had a record sales year and was given the Top 25 Dealers in the Nation award from Harley Davidson. When asked about how Tripp’s was able to achieve this record year in the middle of an economic downturn that has crippled so many other dealerships, Jason informed me that there were a few factors that helped cushion the economic blow to Tripp’s. Aside from the fact that Amarillo is relatively isolated from much of the economic uproar that has happened in the past few years, Jason said that the biggest contributing aspect of Tripp’s business was the fact that Tripp’s Harley Davidson is family owned and operated. With many larger Throughout the decades that dealerships that have a parent Tripp’s has been open, the corporation behind them, the impact from other dealerships across the nation can cause a ripple effect that trickles down to the local dealerships. In addition, automotive bank financing on the national level has tightened company has obtained a multitude their proverbial belts for credit of achievements and awards from requirements with lending, Harley Davidson as well as other whereas Harley Davidson Finance entities. Tripp’s Harley Davidson has not changed their required has achieved the 25 Year and 50 credit standards, making financing Year Longevity Awards from a Harley just as easy now as it has Harley Davidson. Tripp’s has also ever been. Jason also said, “It received multiple performance helps that we are the oldest awards from Harley Finance motorcycle dealership in Company and has been in the Amarillo.”


With this impressive boom in business, Tripp’s decided to expand their showroom this year. Construction on the remodel was started in March of 2009 and is slated to finish sometime this fall. This remodel will expand the showroom square footage of Tripp’s Harley Davidson to a remarkable 40,000 square feet by connecting the current building to the building next door that had previously been used for storage. After this expansion, Jason said that the dealership doesn’t have any future plans to expand for a long time. So what is it about Tripp’s Harley Davidson that has made them the premier motorcycle dealership in the Panhandle? Customer service, word of mouth positive reviews, and a quality product that can fit into almost anyone’s budget are the greatest reasons to shop for your next Harley purchase at Tripp’s. Tripp’s has been dedicated to providing customers with great service for 53 years. When one walks into the dealership, you can actually sit down with the owner and GM and talk about what you want in a motorcycle. The Tripp’s are not uptight businessmen, but rather, easygoing, casual people that really love motorcycles. In addition, 53 years of repeat customers that have nothing but good things to say can’t be wrong. Customers have come from as far as Kansas to visit Tripp’s just because of what they’ve heard from other people, which is impressive. For those that think a Harley might be out of one’s budget, it will come as a surprise that you can purchase a brand new, 2009 Harley Davidson starting at $7900. In addition, Tripp’s will take trades, and not just motorcycles. Some previous customers have traded cars, boats, and other recreational vehicles to get into that dream Harley they’ve been wanting. So, whether you are looking for that inexpensive Harley, the super luxury special edition, or just some Harley Davidson merchandise, like clothing, shoes, and the like, visit Tripp’s Harley Davidson at 6040 I-40 West or check them out online at www.trippshd.com. You can also reach them by phone at 806-352-2120. By Eric Muehlhausen

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