Integra Motorsports is the new hub for ATV sports in Gypsum
May 2, 2013
Integra Motorsports first opened as a basic vehicle repair shop about three years ago and — after buying the inventory of Hi Point Motorsports in Glenwood Springs — Integra is firing on all cylinders at 375 Lindbergh Drive in Gypsum.
That means Integra is now an official full-service dealer of Honda, Yamaha and, soon, Kawasaki.
"We’ve wanted to do this for a long time," said General Manager Jay Taylor. "We recently had an opportunity to buy out (Hi Point Motorsports) in Glenwood Springs. We have street bikes, dirt bikes, sport bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, apparel and safety gear, and we sell all parts and service."
We've wanted to do this for a long time
Integra recently celebrated it’s grand opening, which was heavily attended.
"We had about 300 people," said Operations Manager Tim Darnley, who worked at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Glenwood Springs for years before starting at Integra last month. "It was so busy, it was hard to attend to everybody. We apologize if we weren’t able to help you while you were here at the grand opening. We appreciate everyone who came by. I’ve never seen such enthusiasm in my career."
Taylor said the repair shop turned into Midas last June before morphing into Integra.
"It’s still locally owned but we added the Midas franchise because it offers nationwide warranties," he said.
While the Midas section of the shop still services regular vehicles, Darnley said that one of the service bays had to be converted into a showroom to make space for all the new toys.
"We’ll be getting more soon, too, from Kawasaki," he said. "We recently finished up all the paper work. It’s a done deal, so Kawasaki is on the way."
Since acquiring Hi Point Motorsports, Integra is now the region’s hub for ATV-type interests, Darnley said.
"The new ownership is really good," he said. "Hi Point had a good customer base that dwindled away because of how the business was being run. People in Glenwood Springs should know that Hi Point isn’t gone — it’s here now and it has new owners."
Darnley said Integra’s acquisition of Hi Point brought a couple of respected Hi Point employees to Integra as well, including Integra’s new sales manager, Phil Lindeman.
Integra’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
"Starting the first Saturday in May, we’re going to have a bike night starting at 3 p.m. in back of the shop," Darnley said. "We’ll do a bike night every first Saturday, May through October. We’ll have a grill going with tents and music for bikers to just come and hang out."
Integra can be reached at 970-328-7133 or found on the web at http://www.integramotorsports.com and on Facebook.
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