If Wishes Had Wheels

What top auto dealers would like to find under their trees this Christmas

Specialty Car Company

Everett Bracken, sales consultant

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste. 124, Alpharetta  



Specialty Car Company loves the Roswell community, and they frequently sponsor golf tournaments that raise funds for important charities. Recently, you could have found their team at hole 7 of Horseshoe Bend or hole 3 at The Manor in nearby Milton. “Children’s health and education are important to us. When we can support initiatives to help improve the lives of children, we do it. When possible, we also like to provide PTVs for events downtown. Give me call if you need one, and maybe we can help,” says sales consultant Everett Bracken.

He recommends that the discerning giver should pop a big red bow on the Club Car Onward 4Pass Electric HP with lithium battery. “It is the best looking, most comfortable, quickest, and safest personal transportation vehicle (aka, PTV or golf cart) out there. You will ride in class and style, while also having the best performance. The lithium ion battery requires no maintenance and has zero degradation in hill-climbing performance or acceleration over the lifespan of the battery,” says Everett. Ownership comes with privileges and Everett’s team will help you design one, wheels up, detail the golf cart and provide delivery and training.

The Onward is a great vehicle for all drivers. “We can set your Onward to one of three drive modes - econ, normal, or sport - to maximize the performance characteristic that’s important to you. If you’d like, you can get yours lifted with all-terrain wheels so you can take it off-road,” says Everett. “Some families buy one so their kids can begin to learn to drive, and I recently had a 99-year-old man come to the store to find one he can use to drive down his long driveway to check the mail!”

“Come visit us at the store in December, and Nugget and I will have holiday music playing, some festive decorations, and we might even have some holiday goodies to nibble on,” he promises.

Lexus LX

Nalley Lexus Roswell

Ruben Santiago, general manager

980 Mansell Rd, Roswell



In addition to Lexus quality, the LX promises "agility, versatility and technology along with its refined and elegant style," says general manager Ruben Santiago. “It’s going to fit the professional and outdoor enthusiast alike and it’s one of the fastest that Lexus makes.” The LX is Ruben’s choice for our readers this month.

And, with their new Clicklane online option, clients can make their purchase entirely online, choose their lender, and complete the sale digitally. “Then we will deliver the car to the home or office,” says Ruben. “We’ve had close to 5,000 transactions on this smooth-running platform. We were a pilot store for these programs and it’s a game-changer for us. We buy cars through Clicklane too.”

Though, nothing replaces the personal buying experience. With 107 well-tenured employees, Ruben is proud to note that one technician has been there 25 years, a sales associate for 18 years, and a parts representative for 15 years. “We’re leading edge for purchase solutions, but more importantly, we are your neighbors and friends. The relationship piece is just as important as the sales,” he says.

For the second year, Ruben and his team are supporting City of Refuge, which provides temporary housing for people who have been misplaced. “Our associates use paid time off days to paint or wallpaper transition homes or refinish floors as their way of giving back. It’s our proudest achievement. We’re not just making a donation. We’re putting on work clothes for 3-4 hours. It’s very meaningful.”

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

Bentley of Atlanta

Greg Mabry, general manager

10995 Westside Pkwy, Alpharetta



The Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible is general manager Greg Mabry’s pick for the most gorgeous vehicle this holiday season. With a spirited V8 engine, innovative technology, sleek, contemporary design and exquisite attention to detail, he promises you will be completely in touch with the road beneath you and fully connected to the world around you.

This Bentley V8 convertible is designed to be equally stylish with the roof open or closed. When the roof is up, it merges seamlessly with the streamlined body to form a silhouette that looks inspired in any landscape. As the roof lowers, it is stowed compactly to allow a single beautiful design line to emerge from the side panels and sweep around the rear seats in one fluid movement.

“Come in and experience the Bentley with us,” says Greg, who has been with Bentley of Atlanta’s small but mighty team for 15 years of the dealer’s 19-year history. “We’re a family unit, with 13 employees who all do more than just their job description.”

Together, they support a number of non-profits around Atlanta including the Brian Jordan Foundation Golf Tournament, the Steve Harvey Foundation, Spelman College, the "Cops N’ Cars" Car Show for the Roswell Police Department, and the Chris Tucker Celebrity Golf Tournament. Greg and his team also support Lost-N-Found Youth Foundation, working with communities to end homelessness for LGBTQ youth by providing food, shelter and life stabilization services.

This year, staff will enjoy a catered holiday luncheon by one of their favorite chefs with a secret Santa gift exchange to make spirits bright.

Lucky drivers who are gifted a new Bentley this month will be spoiled with lavish Bentley branded gifts, a photo session in front of a step-and-repeat wall and more. “We make them celebrities for a few hours, it’s unforgettable,” says Greg.  A new global partnership with Macallan includes a bottle of 12-year old vintage whiskey for each new Bentley owner too. “We’ll have a beautiful new display of Macallan’s very special products here in the shop.”

2022 EQS450

RBM of Alpharetta

David Ellis, general manager

345 McFarland Pkwy, Alpharetta



Mercedes introduced all the electric models and a couple of convertibles and everything looks very fast and exciting.

When we talked to David, he had just returned from the auto show where he got behind the wheel of the stunning new 2022 EQS450. “It’s fully electric and the interior looks like a space craft - it’s incredible and just out this month,” says David. “The cardinal red metallic will steal the show.”

“The EQS450 has a 56” high tech hyper screen, across the entire dash with a lot of new features that most electric vehicles don’t have, plus LED ambient lighting, an air purifier and most impressive - an incredible range of 350 miles. It’s going to change the way we drive every day.”

Delivery includes a presentation on a Hollywood-style carpet and dedicated time with a product specialist, “a private tutor and concierge to connect the driver’s phone, garage door, satellite radio, and more. The safety features are spectacular, with full voice command capabilities,” says David.

RBM of Alpharetta has been proud to partner with 99.7 The Bert Show and Bert’s Big Adventure, raffling a vehicle every year in October. “We’re also very proud to support two schools in our neighborhood, DeSana Middle and Brandywine Elementary School. We help finance school supplies, items for teachers and field trips.”

This month, employees (135 strong) and their families will gather for a holiday party, with raffle prizes and a cash prize for the best-dressed in a theme.

RBM will celebrate a massive expansion in early 2022, adding 7,000 square feet of showroom space and 10,000 square feet of parts space plus 300 parking spots for more inventory. Happy new year!

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