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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasspicker View Post
    Free Hot Dogs! and I am riding through there on May 4th ! The gods have smiled upon me!
    Thank you for dragging along warm dry weather. Forecast for Saturday looks good.
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    bmw of Iowa city

    The mezzanine is pretty big after remodel.

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    Long term the mezzanine will not pass BMW muster for their franchise corporate look. But that said, I enjoyed the visit. In fact I may like the mezzanine look while it lasts till the dealership succumbs to the standardized corporate look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Long term the mezzanine will not pass BMW muster for their franchise corporate look.
    Sounds like the owner wants to build a new building on I-80 next to his Sun & Fun RV dealership. This is Tiffin exit #237 west of town.
    The plan is to have a separate area for each brand.
    It was nice weather yesterday so I rode over to check it out.
    375 miles for a free sandwich
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    May Open House (1).jpg

    I visited with Jared the master tech and he said a couple techs, Joey the parts guy and Mitch the service manager are gone.

    New BMWs are above the parts counter.
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    Triumph is on the same level to the left in my picture.
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    A little bit of everything on the main floor.
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    They had the new little Hondas.
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    On the way home I saw this sitting in a yard south of Knoxsville on hwy 14.
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    Thanks for the photos Lee. I guess that place is what one might call a "Mega-Dealer."

    That final photo with the aircraft reminded me of a plane in which I flew when I was in the Navy in 1969. The Navy called it an "SNB," which the wags called a "Super Navy Bomber." I think it's a variation on the Beechcraft Model 18 (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_Model_18)

    Nice that you had some good weather for the trip. I think we've had about two straight weeks of rain in Boston. To show how desperate I am for interaction with my RT, I'm going to sit down in the garage and polish my exhaust pipes this afternoon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Thanks for the photos Lee. I guess that place is what one might call a "Mega-Dealer."

    That final photo with the aircraft reminded me of a plane in which I flew when I was in the Navy in 1969. The Navy called it an "SNB," which the wags called a "Super Navy Bomber." I think it's a variation on the Beechcraft Model 18 (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechcraft_Model_18)

    Nice that you had some good weather for the trip. I think we've had about two straight weeks of rain in Boston. To show how desperate I am for interaction with my RT, I'm going to sit down in the garage and polish my exhaust pipes this afternoon...
    Thanks, I was thinking Lockheed Electra.
    The weather has not been good here and with the nice day yesterday the roads were thick with bikes.
    Looks like rain the next 5 days.
    Here's another angle on the Beechcraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hexst View Post
    C45/SNB Expediter, variants AT-7,AT-11,F-2,JRB civilian BE18
    https://www.skytamer.com/Beechcraft_18_C-45H.html

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    Spoke with Steve Hertler, today.

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am disappointed. Gina's was a great shop. This one looks not so much. Another great dealer down the tubes, perchance.
    I purchased my bike in January of 2017; after Gina sold out. The sales and service have been excellent. I stopped by, today, and noticed the signs on the building about the move. My concerns were about how many employees moved to the new location. I went down the street to the new location to find out the status. Steve Hertler was gone for lunch, so I called him when I returned home. Steve said that Joey (Parts), Mitch (service) and Brent (mechanic) have moved on. I'm not sure about Woody; however, Jared is still there!! Jared has been there for over 20 years and he's an excellent mechanic and rider.

    I was not happy to find out about the employees that are gone. I hope the owners took care of them and did not burn any bridges.

    As long as I can continue to get great service (maintenance and sales), I will continue to be their customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccvoelker View Post
    I purchased my bike in January of 2017; after Gina sold out. The sales and service have been excellent. I stopped by, today, and noticed the signs on the building about the move. My concerns were about how many employees moved to the new location. I went down the street to the new location to find out the status. Steve Hertler was gone for lunch, so I called him when I returned home. Steve said that Joey (Parts), Mitch (service) and Brent (mechanic) have moved on. I'm not sure about Woody; however, Jared is still there!! Jared has been there for over 20 years and he's an excellent mechanic and rider.

    I was not happy to find out about the employees that are gone. I hope the owners took care of them and did not burn any bridges.

    As long as I can continue to get great service (maintenance and sales), I will continue to be their customer.
    Nice report, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccvoelker View Post
    I'm not sure about Woody; .
    I stopped in during the Iowa Rally and Woody is still there.
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