Mr Honda and George. Im sure not many dealers got to hang with this top dog.
This bike will be for sale this weekend in Las Vegas
"Garvis Honda was founded in January of 1967 as Honda town by George Garvis at the ripe old age of 26. Like most of his employees, George got into the business because he loved riding, racing and wrenching on motorcycles.
Over the years Honda town became Garvis Hondatown and then Garvis Honda, and grew into one of the top volume Honda dealers in the country."
I grew up blocks from Honda Town (Garvis Honda). The better part of my delinquent youth was spent in the parking lot looking in, or the trails behind the place that spanned miles back. Even if my family wasn't dirt poor, Im sure mom would have never bought me a bike. She told me. So I was the dirty kid just watching and acting as if my bmx had a motor. Racers worked there, and George sponsored some of the greats like Ronnie Jones, and Rich King. I just knew, with out actually knowing, that I was seeing top dogs. Watching Doug Domokos wheelying all day as a promotion, or getting out of the way of the motocrossers on the trails behind the place. Honda Town opened my eyes to what would become my life.
Thank you George and family for a life of racing brought closer to my house.
When I heard that is was being bought by a big multi-franchise corp, I went down and bought the 2013 CB1100.
George Garvis will be in Vegas this weekend with some of his collection for sale. I know he has a XR500 in a CR Frame that is sure nice...and yes, thats a CX sideways. George and John Kite helped pioneer the RS750.