Harley-Davidson dealership group grows to six stores

Powersports Listings Mergers & Acquisitions (PLMA) announced the closing of the sale and ownership transfer of Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson in Mobile, Alabama.

Dealership operator Bob Rubin of Revolution Motorsports LLC, based in Louisiana, is the new owner of MBHD. Revolution Motorsports also includes New Orleans Harley-Davison in Metaire, Louisiana; Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee; Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson in Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and Harley-Davidson of Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.

Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson Inc. was established in September 1998, when Tom Schmitt and Tim McLeod purchased Patton Harley-Davidson. Back then, MBHD consisted of a 6,000-square-foot building with a general manager, two service techs, one service writer/parts person, and one MotorClothes salesperson.

In January of 2000, MBHD relocated to a brand new 24,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, added two bike salespeople, six MotorClothes and P&A sales people and eight members to the service department to keep up with growth. Then in January 2004, added another 10,000 square feet, which included an expansion of the P&A and MotorClothes departments along with a brand new HOG room. This revved up larger format operation set the stage to court a solid buyer upon the decision to exit.

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