Classic BMW Makes BMW Center of Excellence for Third Straight Year
Classic BMW among 31 dealers across the country to celebrate this great achievement.
PRLog (Press Release), Plano TX - Feb 22, 2012 -
Classic BMW just received word that BMW has released the list of 2012 BMW Center of Excellence Award recipients and Classic BMWs name was among the distinguished list of 31 dealers. U.S. Dealers work hard all year to achieve this high honor bestowed by the manufacturer. The award is measured by "the three core competencies of operational excellence, outstanding brand representation and the consistent delivery of a premium customer experience" based on their performance in 2011.
This is a recognition that very few dealers ever receive. Four of the recipient dealers were from Texas, however Classic BMW boast holding this esteemed award for the last three years in a row. Classic BMW is the only North Texas BMW dealer to be selected during the same period.
Classic BMW is a family owned dealership that celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2011. Under the leadership in 2011 of new general manager, John Kobell he presented the employees with a company motto for the year which was “Make It Happen” and with a great team of employees and loyal customers they did.
Classic BMW Motorsports #84 takes Victory at SCCA BF Goodrich Super Tour at Sebring!
Plano, TX January 8, 2012: So, 2012 has begun with two consecutive huge victories for Classic BMW Motorsports and Toby Grahovec. Today's race at Sebring International saw the team from Plano Texas that travelled more than a thousand miles to participate, smoothly win with very little pressure from the past two National Champions. Grahovec, starting in second pressured Michael Sconavacchi and managed to take an early lead after an apparent gear box problem took Scornavacchi from the competition. Grahovec and the BMW Z4 drove a smart, controlled race from that point forward and took the first SCCA BF Goodrich Super Tour victory of 2012!
This victory mark the first Super Tour victory for both Classic BMW Motorsports and Toby Grahovec, it also marks the first race victories at Sebring International for Grahovec and the Plano BMW dealership.
Look for more, as the team heads south to Homestead raceway near Miami next weekend to participate in the STU class with the 3.0 liter turbocharged BMW Z4. More to come.
Congrats to Toby and the crew.
Posted by planobmw at 2:37 PM
Classic BMW Pre-Owned Sales Director
selected for BMW’s 2011 Professional Council.
Lon Lowery will represent Classic BMW, Plano, TX and the Southern Region in June.
Plano,TX March 21, 2011: Classic BMW’s Pre-Owned Sales Director, Lon Lowery was selected to represent the Southern Region in BMW’s Professional Council. Mr. Lowery has been an employee of Classic BMW for 22 years. The individuals selected have demonstrated a consistent level of commitment and top performance in the BMW arena over the years and are among the highest achievers in the BMW 2010 Profiles in Achievement program.
The Council meets annually and allows the selected members to collaborate with BMW executives on critical issues within BMW and the automotive industry. They will also participate in workshops and training sessions while participating on the Council. The group will convene in Colorado in June.
Lon was also was recognized as a Platinum Level winner for the third year in a row, and ranked 2nd in the nation for BMW Pre-Owned Sales Manager achievement levels based on customer satisfaction, sales volume, high KPIs scores and completion of all BMW training.
Classic BMW employees recognized for superior sales achievements.
BMW recognizes two Classic BMW employees in the 2011 Victory Lap Profiles in Achievement Program.
Plano,TX March 18, 2011: This month, Classic BMW had two recipients who were recognized for superior sales achievement in BMW’s 2011 Victory Lap Profiles in Achievement Program. In New Car Sales, Robin McCormick, a Client Sales Advisor for Classic BMW since 2000 was one of only 11 New Car Sales Advisors in the nation to receive this recognition. In our Certified Pre-Owned Department, manager, Lon Lowery gives credit to his team for achieving BMW’s Platinum Level of Achievement ranking 2nd in the nation for excellence in customer satisfaction and sales, while achieving high KPIs and completing all required BMW training. Both of these gentlemen will be rewarded with a trip to Kona, Hawaii later this fall.
Classic BMW in Plano, Texas celebrates their 40th anniversary.
Classic BMW opened its doors to introduce BMWs to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex 40 years ago this month.
Plano,TX March 18, 2011: Yes, it's our 40th anniversary! Forty years ago, on March 18th, the State of Texas issued a Texas Dealer License to Classic BMW, allowing us to sell BMWs at our first location in Richardson, Texas. When Lee Maas founded Classic BMW in 1971, he had a single vision: to introduce the Ultimate Driving Machine to Dallas area drivers, and help them enjoy the uniquely sophisticated and exciting BMW experience. That vision remains at the forefront of everything we do at Classic BMW under the leadership of Lee's son, Eric Maas, President and General Manager.
The dealership existed on a plot of land that was just over one acre. It had a one car showroom, one service bay, a parts department the size of a closet and a total staff of less than 10 employees. In 2007 Classic BMW opened the world's most advanced BMW dealership in Plano, Texas. It now sits on almost 25 acres of land and employs around 260 men and women. Classic BMW has been recognized as a BMW Center of Excellence the last two years.
Classic BMW is still family owned and operated and hopes to be around to introduce BMWs to the next generation of drivers. Some things may change in 40 years but one thing remains, BMWs are still the Ultimate Driving Machine..