Fear not the factory-owned store Mr. Dealer

The topic of automotive franchise has been in the news lately as Tesla pushes into more states seeking permission to operate factory-owned stores. I decided to browse through a few books to see what history had to say on the topic of the automotive franchise. Below is a brief summary of some of the information I… » 5/01/13 3:17pm 5/01/13 3:17pm

A Visit to Ridemakerz to Make Some Ridez

Our new buddy Todd went to the Ridemakerz grand opening over the weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. Apparently, he's the ideal customer — a dad who brought his two sons to get their customz awn! He reports: » 6/04/07 9:14am 6/04/07 9:14am

These days, we bow to Ridemakerz assumed profit margins, but as wee Jalops, we'd have made a Frosted Flakes—fueled…