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    01RedRider
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    Chattanooga Riders

    I would like to hear from Chattanooga area BMW riders to see if anyone is doing or if there is any interest in a fall color ride in late September or October.

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    I go up to the mountains every chance I get and always try to take a long weekend in the Smokies during the Fall. Let me know what you're interested in and I may join you.

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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Got a BMW owners/riders from Southeast meeting up at Ironhorse Lodge Oct. 23, 23, 24, 09

    www.ironhorsenc.com


    Informal gathering... ride, eat, kick tires, lie, eat, ride, kick more tires....repeat!

    all are welcome.
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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Chattanooga (Harrison) getting BMW/Ducati dealer, coming this Dec 09....

    http://pandorasmotorsports.com/
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    Man that is good news, we need a local dealer. Do you know exactly where in Harrison?

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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by warredon View Post
    Man that is good news, we need a local dealer. Do you know exactly where in Harrison?
    Hwy 58, near the Honda dealer....toward 153.... the vacant building is former boat dealer, next door to a Taco Bell...

    Web site says Dec. 15th target date
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    01RedRider
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    Right on time

    I may be able to do my Christmas shopping at a BMW shop in Chattanooga I hope they are going to be active in promoting events in our area.

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    I was out for a short ride a few days ago on my K1 and thought I would stop by the new shop just to see how far they had gotten. The building still looked empty and still had the "For Lease" sign in the window. I'm sure it won't be long and they will be busier than a beehive in there.

    About two weeks ago I went to their temporary website and made contact with him via email. He responded quickly with a newsletter attached to let me know their timetable, and said that their new website should go live within a week (and it did).

    It will feel strange to have a local dealer again, I don't think we have had one since the late 70's or very early 80's. That one was also a Honda dealer and was located on Hwy 153, I think it's a pawn shop now. After they shut their doors I started going to Rees BMW in Shelbyville TN. I really liked Clyde Rees and his son David, but I think they finally closed up shop some time in the mid 90's. Since then it has been BMW of Atlanta (120 miles) or the Internet. Clyde died about three years ago and his son David died in a house fire along with his wife maybe 8-10 years ago.

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    01RedRider
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    They are here.

    I met the owner of the new shop today, they were in the parking lot. I just welcomed them to Chattanooga and told them we were glad to have them open up here.

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    I've got to say, I'm very excited about the new dealership in Chattanooga. The owner is a nice, extremely approachable, experienced guy who has been with BMW corporate for years. He knows his stuff and you can just tell he's going to do his best to be an exceptional dealership.

    I took a break from my work on Tuesday and rode over to the store just to see what was going on. In the 30 minutes I was there, I met three other riders who had done the same thing. In the midst of trying to open his store, Justin was out in the parking lot talking to all of us.

    Let's do all we can to support the new store. Obviously, he's taking on a lot of risk and liability opening a new motorcycle store in this economy. I am thrilled I don't have to ride to Knoxville, Atlanta, or Birmingham for service. I intend to give him my full support.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    JQ

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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Good to meet you John at our new dealer yesterday,

    In talking with the owner, the target date is still the 15th of December, with a rider's get together and some food on the 19th..... Understand the GRAND opening will be held in early spring....but looks like the doors will open this year and by the 15th...

    I certainly intend to support our local dealer, Like John said....quite a challenge in today's economy....

    I really like Justin's attitude toward future customers and wanting to get the area BMW riding community united with some rides and events.
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    01RedRider
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    Good news for Chatt Town

    I am very happy to hear that they are interested in putting together local events, I work Saturdays but will do all I can to help.

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    01RedRider
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    A little behind

    I saw Justin yesterday and he told me he is running behind on the opening. Looks like the new date is the 19th of December.

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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    I was going by this week to check thing out again.... I understand, getting all the ducks in a row is kinda hard this time of year too!... But will be there on the 19th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
    I was going by this week to check thing out again.... I understand, getting all the ducks in a row is kinda hard this time of year too!... But will be there on the 19th.
    Hi Don: I might just take a ride over there on the 19th what time are you thinking you might be there?.
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