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It takes a village…

October 28, 2013

to change an Alfa transmission. Otherwise it takes about several hours with a floor jack and flashlight. Tonight in Morelia, the boys swapped back in our close ratio gear box after some repairs. They had the help of a lift and extra hands thanks to the kind folks at the local Dodge dealer. Muchisimas Gracias Juan Pablo Aviles Esquivel,
Service Manager y todos sus employidos a Autos y Camiones Sol de Michoacan.
The kindness and enthusiasm for La Carrera shown by Juan Pablo and his team is not rare here in Mexico. The people are so amazing. Willing to help and patient with us racing around their country. We appreciate them very much!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2013 8:11 pm

    40 years ago I worked as a service writer and parts girl in a Dodge Dealership in Colorado. I can say from personal experience that it is a hard gig. Customers who bring broken cars to the dealership are often less than happy, and as a service representative, trying to turn a disgruntled driver into Mr. Happy Camper could be challenging. I know I got great pleasure from calming people down and sending them on their way with a car that worked. And still, I rarely did anyone think to commend myself or my co-workers for their efforts.

    I have a hunch that not only are the locals extremely nice people, (and I am grateful to them for their graciousness toward you), but the response they have to the two of you has probably much more to do with the type of guys you are. Your warmth, genuinely caring spirits and good nature makes people feel at ease with you and want to help you in any way they can.

  2. Gordon Logan permalink
    October 28, 2013 8:52 pm

    I am looking forward to watching you go by near Santa Rosa. Gordon Logan of San Miguek

  3. Mike Bales permalink
    October 29, 2013 8:35 am

    Mark that is so cool. So cool.

  4. Sylvia DeSantis permalink
    October 29, 2013 9:23 am

    Bravo to Juan Pablo and his wonderful team!

  5. Joe Ortlieb permalink
    October 29, 2013 2:31 pm

    We need Juan Pablo here in South Florida at Vista BMW. I haven’t seen that type of courtesy recently. Thank you Juan Pablo and crew for helping my buddies Martin and Mark. Enjoy the evening and have a great day tomorrow.

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