The “Vendor Bender”

Allan Greenfield is the Car Guy Nation National Sales Manager, or as we refer to him, the Chief Vendor Bender. We call him that because he’s the guy who beats up our vendors in order to get Car Guy Nation members the best prices on stuff they need to fuel their automotive lifestyle.

Allan is no newcomer to the auto aftermarket. A life-long car guy, he spent his early professional years working in the Northern California tuner industry, eventually heading south and landing a job with the renowned Claus Ettensberger’s CEC in sunny LA. After spending time in the heart of car culture, Allan moved back to NJ where he would go on to sell Porsches at a top dealership and eventually moving to Lamborghini, running day-to-day operations for one of the brand’s few stand-alone stores. Having grown up with a Countach poster over his bed, this was truly a dream come true.

Today, Allan and his dedicated team of associate vender benders are scouring the globe (the one in our office is getting really shiny) to find the coolest new products, and best deals for our members. Looking for a vintage Daytona poster or a carbon fiber cigar case? Allan’s your man. Need some wheels to give your ride that finishing touch? Ask Allan. Being a watch guy, he’s also working on bringing some serious pre-owned timepieces to our members, so keep an eye out for that.

To Allan, Car Guy Nation epitomizes the automotive lifestyle. But what exactly is that? “Everyone has their own take on it. One person’s automotive lifestyle may be attending a Jeep Jamboree with his Wrangler, while another may be outfitting his garage or man cave with automotive artwork or posters or tile flooring,” says Allan.

Each car guy’s automotive lifestyle is unique and different, and Allan is tasked with coming up with a mix of products or services that is going to appeal to these various automotive tastes.

Each week, Allan oversees the next week’s featured picks to bring the nation an interesting (some would say bizarre) mix of cool car guy stuff. You never know what’s going to pop up.

Allan posing for a photo with one of his fans at the 2012 NY Auto Show

Allan’s experience in the new car business and passion for all things automotive gives him the ability to negotiate with the best, yet still keep a smile. And his depth of knowledge in the auto aftermarket keeps the rest of us on our toes. He’s like an aftermarket savant.

While Allan has a thing for Italians (his wife, food and of course, cars), his daily driver is German.

Posted on July 22, 2017 in News

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