Unfortunately the depressed economy has hit hard here in Oklahoma. We received this email from Ryan Tupps at Ducati/BMW of OKC.
December 8, 2011
We would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit us over the past ten years. However, we have made the decision to close the store and explore other ventures. As I write this, my only regret is that I made my days too busy with business and didn’t stop and talk to you, our customer, on the showroom floor more often. The friendships that I have made in my time at the dealership are some of the most meaningful in my life. It has been the greatest honor, and the most fun thing in my life, to be able to represent the Ducati brand. Ducati has been, and always will be, a true love in my heart. Having gotten to meet the people who work at every level of the company, my passion has grown even more. I would like to thank each of them for the opportunity they gave me with this dealership.
I have also been fortunate to work with people I truly believe are world class salespeople, parts gurus, and technicians, and I only wish I would have learned more from them. I truly feel that the employees at the shop are my family and we will always continue that friendship. Thanks to you all for your hard work these past ten years – our dream was your dream too, and we could not thank you more.
This truly is a time of fantastic change, as Jenn and I are expecting our first child in the Spring. We are both excitedly awaiting this new adventure! Careerwise, it seems uncertain. But lately I have been asked, “What did you always want to do when you were a kid?” So I’m sorry Mr. Hamilton, but today I begin my unbridled efforts to become McLaren’s top Formula 1 driver!