Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Auto Xtreme Joins Godfather Motorsports

Godfather Motorsports is thrilled to welcome Auto Xtreme as sponsors of Caleb Moody's #1X Junior Champ Kart at Twin State Speedway! Owned by Rick Garand and Jamie Parker, Auto Xtreme is located at 186 River St. in Montpelier, Vermont. Both men have long histories in motorsports, and are former feature winners in the Flying Tiger division at Vermont's legendary Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Parker also worked as a track official at the speedway.

Garand owned and operated the S.L. Garand Granite Company for 22 years, selling granite monuments and dabbling in the used car business before deciding to make a career change. "Rick came to see me last winter," said Parker, "while I was housebound with a broken leg and couldn't run and hide. He wanted to open a used car dealership in Montpelier and needed a partner. After consulting with our wives and families (nine kids between us), 'Yes' was the answer. And here we are today."

Before joining Garand at Auto Xtreme, Parker worked for many years with the Walker dealerships in Central Vermont, getting his start at the VW store in 1995 and moving to the Ford/Jeep store a year later before eventually venturing out on his own as an auto wholesaler. "I always wanted to open my own dealership, but I needed someone I knew and trusted to go in with me. Rick was the perfect fit. We both have the same strong work ethic, and feel that honesty comes first. We are probably the most laid-back dealership you'll ever experience."

Auto Xtreme offers a wide selection of quality pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs a prices to suit virtually every budget. Check out their website -- www.AutoXtremeVT.com -- to browse their ever-changing inventory and specials. We also ask all Godfather Motorsports fans to drop by their Facebook page -- http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092202132#!/pages/Auto-Xtreme/144557575561403 -- and tell them "Godfather Motorsports Sent Me!"

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