McLaren 12C Praised by Owner Bobby Price

Bobby PriceThe McLaren MP4 12C is an innovative sports car with raw beauty and unrivaled performance. It is the car’s design that makes it so unique, however. Today we catch up with Bobby Price, car collector and automotive industry entrepreneur, who tells us about the 12C’s design inspiration and features.

Gathering of Experts: We don’t often get to see cars like this. Thank you for bringing it over today.

Bobby Price: Not a problem at all.

Gathering of Experts: It’s an amazing machine. We’d like to ask you a few questions about it, if that’s okay.

Bobby Price: Yes, please do.

Gathering of Experts: We understand McLaren has taken design cues straight from the pages of National Geographic. Can you give us some insight into that?

Bobby Price: Pretty much everything about the vehicle’s appearance and performance was patterned after nature.

Gathering of Experts: Such as?

Bobby Price: Everything from the paint to the way the metal is attached to the frame. Take a look, for instance, at the C12’s rearview mirrors. You’ll notice they aren’t encased in the same boxy design as are many cars’ mirrors.

Gathering of Experts: Now that you mention it, they have an almost insect-like quality; like the antenna of a scarab.

Bobby Price: Yes, nature has an outstanding ability to ensure its creatures are built for performance.

Gathering of Experts: Tell us about the body…

Bobby PriceBobby Price: The C12’s visible metalwork is essentially shrink-wrapped over the car’s mechanical structure. This reduces volume and makes the car more aerodynamic.

Gathering of Experts: Like the way you can see a cheetah’s muscles underneath its fur?

Bobby Price: That’s exactly right. Animals built for speed are always lean and light.

Gathering of Experts: Aside from the animal kingdom, where does McLaren find inspiration?

Bobby Price: Design director Frank Stephenson says the world is his muse.

Gathering of Experts: It sounds like McLaren is passionate about perfection.

Bobby Price: That’s absolutely true. Every single vehicle is painted by hand and quality inspected multiple times before leaving the factory.

Gathering of Experts: Tell us about McLaren’s special Pirelli tires.

Bobby Price: When McLaren wanted to reduce vehicle weight, they started with the tires. They chose Pirelli tires for their reduced mass and superior strength.

Gathering of Experts: And the McLaren uses LED technology for its front and rear lights?

Bobby Price: Yes, LED lights are brighter and more efficient.

Gathering of Experts: How many color choices are there?

Bobby PriceBobby Price: Straight from the manufacturer, there are 16 color options ranging from Standard White to Special Mercury Red.

Gathering of Experts: Let’s talk about the interior for a bit.

Bobby Price: One thing that has really stood out to me with my C12 is that it offers a panoramic view of the road.

Gathering of Experts: Tell us about the Formula One inspired gearshift.

Bobby Price: That’s one of the most inventive features found in the interior. It has a rocker shift paddle which makes pushing or pulling through gears easy. It feels very natural.

Gathering of Experts: Okay, so it’s built for speed but what about practical design elements?

Bobby Price: The 12C features a built-in touchscreen offering full control over the communications and entertainment system.

Gathering of Experts: What would you consider the most unusual feature on the car?

Bobby Price: That has to be the ability to control how much engine noise is heard in the cabin.

Gathering of Experts: That is interesting. It sounds like the car really does have it all. And again we thank you for letting us pick your brain today.

Bobby Price: It’s been a pleasure.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Tire Works Total Car Care Opens New Store in Pahrump

Tire Works

Tire Works

Opening Marks 15th Store for Las Vegas-Based Franchise

Pahrump, Nevada – January 6, 2012 – Las Vegas-based tire care chain Tire Works Total Car Care recently opened its fifteenth location, bringing its top-quality service and customer care to the Pahrump area. Tire Works Total Car Care is settling into the property that was formerly Grease Monkey at 660 S. Highway 160.

The grand opening follows an eight-year process to sell the property, which went through two bank failures before Tire Works Total Car Care bought it. Tire Works Total Car Care has expanded Grease Monkey’s facilities, providing eight service bays and increasing the size of the front building. The permit and licensing process, according to co-owner Roshie Weightman, was far simpler than it has been in other locations.

“People were so nice and helpful,” Roshie Weightman says.

In addition to providing more than 3,000 brands and sizes of tires from Bridgestone to Toyo to Pirelli and beyond, Tire Works Total Car Care offers automotive care as well. Tire Works Total Car Care puts an emphasis on providing quality service to its customers, hiring highly qualified technicians to ensure customers have minimal wait time.

In fact, with this new location, Tire Works Total Car Care hired only local workers. “We want to hire our employees locally,” Roshie Weightman explains. “We support the community. Our contractors were local. Even our celebration cake was ordered locally.”

Tire Works Total Car Care’ support of the community extends beyond providing great service and employment. Tire Works Total Car Care believes in giving a portion of profits back to the community by supporting such organizations as the Salvation Army. Other organizations Tire Works Total Car Care has supported include Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, the Nevada Rape Crisis Center, and the Christmas Angel.

In fact, this past Christmas, Tire Works Total Car Care co-sponsored Pahrump’s Christmas Angel program. Through this program, which gives toys to underprivileged children in the community, the Salvation Army was able to provide toys for 400 children in Pahrump.

The first Tire Works Total Car Care location opened in Las Vegas in 2004. Since that time, the company has expanded to its current fifteen locations, using technology to maintain an elaborate inventory that includes thousands of tires and other parts. Tire Works Total Car Care has been expanding its communications network to allow better communication both between stores and with customers.

The company seeks to provide top notch customer service, sending secret shoppers into locations to ensure service is great on all counts. Tire Works Total Car Care also regularly shops the competition to make sure its prices are the best in town. Even after buying tires or having service performed, Pahrump residents can expect the good customer service to continue, as Tire Works Total Car Care routinely follows up with customers to ensure 100 percent satisfaction.

Tire Works Total Car Care doubles the guarantees of competitors, providing lifetime warranties on parts and offering a 30-day guarantee on its tires. If, for any reason, customers aren’t happy with their new tires, they can come back and exchange them for another set. And if a customer takes advantage of Tire Works Total Car Care’ free rotation and balance offer on tires purchased there, that work will be warranted as well. In fact, Tire Works Total Car Care offers rotation and balance as part of its warranty, providing a checkup every 4,000 miles. If a customer misses the 4,000-mile cutoff, Tire Works Total Car Care promises to honor the checkup regardless.

And if you sell your car? Tire Works Total Car Care’ warranties are transferrable, allowing car owners to give the car’s new buyer the peace of mind of knowing his or her tires are covered by the best in Pahrump.

No matter where you’ve been buying your tires in the area, Tire Works Total Car Care guarantees the lowest prices. If you buy your tires and find a lower advertised price anywhere in Pahrump, Tire Works Total Car Care pledges to credit back the difference.

With a commitment to quality and community that exceeds expectations, Tire Works Total Car Care is a welcome addition to the town of Pahrump. “We aspire to create a Tire Works Total Car Care experience that surpasses all expectations,” co-owner Jeff Weightman says. “At Tire Works Total Car Care, we’re prepared to do whatever it takes to make that a reality.”

For more information, visit Tire Works Total Car Care online at www.tireworks.co

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: -1 (from 1 vote)