Honda of Houston Rides on!

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2/2/2018 11:32 AM

HONDA OF HOUSTON RIDES ON!
FEBRUARY 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Honda of Houston, a Houston motorcycle institution for 24 years will ride on under new ownership and new management effective immediately.
Honda of Houston carries a full line of Honda Motorcycles, All Terrain Vehicles, Motor Scooters, Utility Vehicles for farm and ranch as well as Power Equipment such as pumps and generators.
A newly formed Drake company, Drake Powersports, LLC has been formed and joins Cypress based Drake Enterprises, Drake Plastics, Drake Medical, Drake Petroleum among others. Drake companies share common ownership of Steven Quance of Cypress. The Honda of Houston name will continue to be used under DBA by Drake Powersports, LLC who intends to assume the Honda franchise and bought the licenses and permits to do business from Dave Martin, Pro Cycles and Accessories DBA Honda of Houston.
The dealership will continue to operate at the amazing showroom and state of the art service facility located at 12655 West Road in Houston. The facility is owned by local proprietor and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Fichter. Mr. Fichter has been very cooperative in facilitating a smooth, seamless transition as have the fine people at American Honda Motor Co.
A combination of factors including US290 freeway construction, changing market conditions and undercapitalization forced previous owner Dave Martin to close the doors. He has graciously agreed to stay on during the transition.
Service Manager Shaun Martin (unrelated to owner) was looking for a partner to open a small motorcycle and ATV repair shop in order to continue his career. Through mutual friend Greg Hill, Shaun Martin and Quance were introduced- last Tuesday! Business advisor and Drake Property and Project Manager Joey King suggested checking with Honda to see if continuity of operations were possible. Jeffrey McCune, American Honda’s District Sales Manager immediately responded that it was, and for the right buyer was encouraged. The asset only Buy/ Sell Agreement and Management Agreement were signed less than a week after initial discussions began with either Martin. Time was of the essence as American Honda was actively coordinating collecting the substantial (well over $1.0 MM) inventory at the store.
Honda of Houston will be recast as a vibrant dealership with an enthusiastic, experienced Team of professionals to provide all customers with an outstanding experience.
Going forward, Honda of Houston will not be undersold. We will have a full selection of new, and in time, used product to fit any budget. The Parts and Service Departments will continue to be staffed with seasoned pros who will make sure customers get what they need, when they need it.
For Information:
 Honda of Houston 12655 West Road, Houston 77041 281 506-1300

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2/2/2018 11:46 AM

This is great news! Was really bummed to think that HoH was going away.

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2/2/2018 11:58 AM

That’s encouraging.

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2/2/2018 12:09 PM

Wonder if they will be bringing back their amateur support program? I think they pulled support in 2012?

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2/2/2018 12:19 PM

WE BUYED A TIRE FORM HERE ONCE WHEN MY DAD LOOKED FOR A NEW BIKE BUT WE DIND GET ONE BECASE THEY DIND SELL SUSZUKI

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2/2/2018 12:26 PM

tylermx967 wrote:

WE BUYED A TIRE FORM HERE ONCE WHEN MY DAD LOOKED FOR A NEW BIKE BUT WE DIND GET ONE BECASE THEY DIND SELL SUSZUKI

Glad to see Tyler doing his part to keep the doors open there.

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2/2/2018 12:46 PM

Glad to see someone bought it and is keeping things moving. I'd love to see HHR come back with the support they used to have.

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2/2/2018 12:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/2/2018 12:48 PM

Awesome news. Houston wouldn’t be the same without HOH.

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2/2/2018 1:02 PM

tylermx967 wrote:

WE BUYED A TIRE FORM HERE ONCE WHEN MY DAD LOOKED FOR A NEW BIKE BUT WE DIND GET ONE BECASE THEY DIND SELL SUSZUKI

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2/2/2018 1:08 PM

Great News!

I've done some business with them but a while back stopped by and there was not much in there. I chalked it up to internet sales putting the hurt on. I would rather buy local. Anxious to see what the new management has in store.

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2/2/2018 1:54 PM

tylermx967 wrote:

WE BUYED A TIRE FORM HERE ONCE WHEN MY DAD LOOKED FOR A NEW BIKE BUT WE DIND GET ONE BECASE THEY DIND SELL SUSZUKI

Ramrod wrote:

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Yes, Tyler is awesome.

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2/2/2018 2:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/2/2018 2:10 PM

Great news! I hated to hear a dealer from my hometown like HOH that supported our sport so much was going down. I hope they do well under new ownership/management. I just hope the new guys are into racing like the old ones were...

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2/2/2018 2:40 PM

Great news, happy for all

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Kevin Windham‏ @kdub_14

Not 1factory racer hasnt been told that if ucan help teammate out, then do it 4 championship. Few r in a position like MM25 #partofthesport

2/2/2018 2:59 PM

That was a very novel press release, pun intended.

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2/2/2018 3:30 PM

Great news and super pumped for Shaun!

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