Sports Car Market
Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market Magazine is a globally recognized monthly car enthusiast publication and parallel website portal; both existing as long established respected cornerstones to the car enthusiast industry. The two magazines and website robustly cover: international auctions of vintage, collector and concours-level cars, intelligent data rich content, Keith Martin commentary & insights and expert analysis on the universal and exclusive aspects of collecting, plus the entire collector car marketplace. RPM Group Ltd. has been retained by Sports Car Market to provide the senior management team with strategic advisory options for new revenue lines and business development initiatives, with a focus on leveraging SCM’s award winning industry & enthusiast focused content.
Rally Rd.™ is a new B2C startup and online app marketplace to invest in fractional ownership shares in collector cars for as little as $20 per share. Rally Rd.™ is a platform where collector cars are purchased and securitized and investors are able to create a diversified portfolio of shares in blue-chip car assets. The mission is to democratize collector car investment and ownership by providing access, liquidity, and transparency to a new alternative asset class. Rally Rd.™ is creating a new investment paradigm for the digital age, by allowing users to browse content, analyze performance, view provenance history & chat with enthusiasts – all from one mobile app. RPM will provide management consultancy services to the Founders in their efforts to raise additional capital rounds and execute on a global launch in early 2017.
RxSpeed is a B2B startup offering a revolutionary auto aftermarket parts comparison search engine and cloud-based database solution. Currently containing 1.5M products, their platform allows enthusiast part manufacturers to view their ACES & PIES product data with new retailer pricing analytics from any device on the Internet. Developed using cloud and IP SAAS technologies, in response to an unmet technical industry need from both the industry and leading SEMA manufacturers, RxSpeed’s proprietary platform was designed to help companies manage their digital parts catalog, monitor inventory and also analyze their online retailers and pricing. RPM Group Ltd. has a long term relationship with RxSpeed and continues to provide RxSpeed with business advisory services well after their successful Angel seed round and Beta product launch.
The Palm Event
The Palm Event is a unique, three day all-inclusive, vintage automobile concours and lifestyle event. Organized by the Palm Beach Car Club and benefiting local children’s charities, the April 7th-9th 2017 event will provide another significant & unique collection of European Sports & GT cars at the stunning PGA National Resort & Spa. The welcome party, rally, tour and concours events are known for their fantastic selection of cars and for the lifestyle, fashion and culinary fare. The 2017 beneficiary is Wheels for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization. Vintage & historically significant racing and sports cars (1920 – 1970) with racing pedigrees at Monte Carlo, Le Mans, Targa Florio and Goodwood will be displayed. RPM has been retained by the PBCC to secure both corporate level sponsorships for the event and leverage the growth and popularity of the event by building out a greater national awareness, ultimately allowing a larger benefit to Palm Beach area children’s charities.
Garage Pointer is a new startup with a compelling P2P online network providing users access to safe and convenient vehicle storage by matching unused local neighborhood garage owners with those in need of safe, convenient and affordable vehicle space over the short or longer terms. Founded by career automotive professionals with the focus of being the ‘Airbnb’ of insured garage storage within the targeted launch cities of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. Garage Pointer seeks to be the leading and instant online provider of direct access to unused garage space in crowded municipalities in the U.S. and the U.K. Their unique website solution perfectly matches car owners seeking secure local neighborhood vehicle storage from providers on pay to play basis. RPM Group Ltd. has been retained by the enthusiast Founders to provide management consultancy and advisory services on the required next business phases of strategic growth initiatives beyond their recently completed friends and family round.
Chrome Strategies Management
Chrome Strategies Management is a new alternative investment manager in soft launch for their maiden flagship Chrome Fund I – a hybrid private equity fund that invests exclusively in both a short and long term global portfolio of vintage & collector motorcars. RPM Group Ltd. has been retained to provide the Founders with management consultancy services across entity structuring, fund service provider selection, strategic investor acquisition and a suite of online and offline marketing initiatives, including launch events and fund marketing materials. Once the initial mandate is completed, RPM Group Ltd. will also provide the investment management company with website and social media channel / campaign creation, branding development and competitive peer analysis within this new alternative asset class.