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Saleen Store Re-Opened as "Concours Supercars"
By SOEC/Saleen Forums News -- June 16, 2009 -- Irvine, California

The Irvine Spectrum Center space once known as The Saleen Store has finally reopened its doors and now houses Concours Supercars, an upscale automotive boutique catering to sophisticated clientele such as Ferrari owners and enthusiasts.

Having sat dormant since late 2007 when Saleen Inc. abruptly closed its doors at the peak of the holiday shopping season, the lights are back on and run by Concours Motorcar Company as a joint business with Techco, which also (not coincidentally) share a 150,000 square-foot facility in Anaheim.

Read the full story and view the photo gallery by Drew Phillips at autoblog.com.

Concours Supercars has no relation to Steve Saleen and his SMS Supercars business, though as recent as 10 months ago SMS did have plans to utilize the Irvine Spectrum property as its flagship store under the SMS Supercars brand, but instead the SMS Supercars showroom is preparing to open in-house at their new facility in Corona, slated to launch later this year.

That a Saleen "clone" sits in the showroom is an ironic reminder of the heritage of the companies.


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Best of luck to those guys. I had a store at the Spectrum for 4 years. Was some of the greatest times!
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WTF.........

Opens on 16th and CLOSED on 19th

was at the Spectrum today and walked over to the Concourse store....CLOSED sign outfront and 99% of inside EMPTY!
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WTF.........

Opens on 16th and CLOSED on 19th

was at the Spectrum today and walked over to the Concourse store....CLOSED sign outfront and 99% of inside EMPTY!
wow! What a disappointment! Must be a mistake.
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wow! What a disappointment! Must be a mistake.
place is empty except some of the display stuff.

go drive by and you shall see.
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took a pic as I was leaving w/ friends cell phone.....

Sign in front "CLOSED"

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WOW I was contacted by ConcoursMotorcar on thursday regarding an 07 ecar they wanted to sell me taking my sc in trade.They also have 10 cars on ebay is this connected?
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sad. I wonder if they chose a different location because of SMS. That would be pretty sweet if SMS reopened the store instead of relocating to Corona. However that is very unlikely to happen.
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Saleen Store Re-Opened as "Concours Supercars"
By SOEC/Saleen Forums News -- June 16, 2009 -- Irvine, California
You can see remnants of the Flying S logos on the awnings.

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took a pic as I was leaving w/ friends cell phone.....
I like the silver Subaru. I have the tendency to think I'd like one of those.

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That would be pretty sweet if SMS reopened the store instead of relocating to Corona.
The "campus" idea that SMS Supercars employed in Corona is pretty neat.
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WOW I was contacted by ConcoursMotorcar on thursday regarding an 07 ecar they wanted to sell me taking my sc in trade.They also have 10 cars on ebay is this connected?
I doubt it. There main location is elsewhere in a building shared with Techco.
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I called over to Techco International and they confirmed that the store is closed and that they did not move to a new retail location.
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I called over to Techco International and they confirmed that the store is closed and that they did not move to a new retail location.
For clarification, I spoke with Concours Motorcars yesterday. They are still operating out of the building/warehouse they share with Techco. This was and is their primary location. The retail store in the Specturm is closed (this was the old Saleen store location). Techco and Concours are still at the address in Anahiem. Concours has some retail items, the car sales, and the tour programs still available.
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Two related stories came online today explaining the closure of the Concours Supercars store in Irvine Spectrum...

http://retail.freedomblogging.com/20...-closes/10693/

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/23/c...consternation/
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