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HARLEY DEALERSHIP CHANGES HANDS

DEALERS ONLY

Industry veteran Tommy Todd has “finally” introduced PowerSport Strategies and Partsforu.com — a portal to facilitate commerce exclusively for dealers. “The website takes the place similar to a wholesale distributor representing various parts just like anyone else in the business,” Todd explains. “The difference in what Partsforu.com is doing is that we don’t stock anything. Instead, we represent the dealer and the thousands of new, but older unsold parts you have sitting on your shelves. We only allow your fellow dealers to search our database and once a part is found, we facilitate acquiring it making sure of two key things: 1) The parts gets shipped correctly and in a timely manner and 2) Make sure everybody gets paid.” Who or what is PowerSport Strategies? “Plain and simple, It’s me,” says Todd. “After 30+ years in two industries that are near and dear to me — the powersports and outdoor power equipment fields — I have amassed a wealth of knowledge as to what works… and what doesn’t! Along the way, my professional experiences have paved a way for me to develop what we’re working on here. Partsforu.com is the primary product of PowerSport Strategies… Finally!” “I say ‘Finally’ because I was subtly reminded a little while back, this has been an ongoing effort for the past decade. Time to make it work! Also along the way I’ll be looking for and accessing products to represent to our focus market. Unique, eclectic and somewhat exclusive in nature and just a few of the points to consider. Believe you me, we’ll let you know what we take something like that on!” Get the scoop on the dealer-only portal at: https://www.partsforu.com/faq/

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At 30,000 sq./ft. and with millions in inventory Lane Splitter Harley is one one of the largest dealerships in Northern California… it is also one of the latest operations to change hands in a deal brokered by George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage Services. Seller Jeffrey Soffer worked with Performance Brokerage Services when Rich Gargano was in the market for another Harley-Davidson store. “When I bought my first Harley-Davidson dealership through George Chaconas several years ago, I never thought that with George’s help I would acquire three more stores with my partner Cliff Chester,” said Gargano following the purchase. “If it wasn’t for George, my lifelong dream of building a HarleyDavidson portfolio would not have come true. Gargano and Chester own multiple dealerships, secondary retail locations and alternative retail outlets in California including San Francisco Harley-Davidson, Alcatraz HarleyDavidson at Fisherman’s Wharf, Mission Moto Harley-Davidson in Downtown San Francisco, House of Thunder Harley-Davidson in Morgan Hill, West Coast Harley-Davidson in Salinas and West Coast Harley-Davidson on Cannery Row in Monterey. In fact, all of the San Francisco Bay Area dealerships in their portfolio were acquired through Chaconas and Performance Brokerage Services. Chester also owns Gold Rush Harley-Davidson in Elko, Nevada; Oil City Harley-Davidson in Casper, Wyoming, and Snake Harley-Davidson in Twin Falls, Idaho. While Soffer still owns Stinger Harley-Davidson in Medina, Ohio, and Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson in Sunrise, Florida, and is best known as a billion-dollar real estate developer based in Miami. Now known as San Jose Harley-Davidson, the dealership remains at 1551 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, California 95128. With corporate offices in Irvine, California, six regional offices in Utah, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Alberta and Ontario, as well as a dedicated Harley-Davidson and Powersports Division, Performance Brokerage Services provides its clients national exposure with local representation. Looking to buy or sell a dealership? Click here: https://performancebrokerageservices.com/

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