Lee’s Lido

In November, 2002, GolfCarCatalog.com learned that Lido Motors has closed its doors. Lee Iacocca is no longer associated with the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that bears his name. Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Lido Motors USA, has also left. It is rumored that Lee and Scott Stevens, owners of Western Motors in Desert Hot Springs, California, may resume production of this NEV under the title “Lido by Western”.In October 2003, we learned that the four-seater Sedan is still in production, but we have not been able to obtain any information on dealer locations or parts availability.Below is the original report on the Lido that we published in 2001. Continue reading

Lee’s Lido – Chapter II

In November, 2002, GolfCarCatalog.com learned that Lido Motors has closed its doors. Lee Iacocca is no longer associated with the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that bears his name. Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Lido Motors USA, has also left. It is rumored that Lee and Scott Stevens, owners of Western Motors in Desert Hot Springs, California, may resume production of this NEV under the title “Lido by Western”.

In October 2003, we learned that the four-seater Sedan is still in production, but we have not been able to obtain any information on dealer locations or parts availability. Continue reading

Lee’s Lido – Chapter I

In November, 2002, GolfCarCatalog.com learned that Lido Motors has closed its doors. Lee Iacocca is no longer associated with the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that bears his name. Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Lido Motors USA, has also left. It is rumored that Lee and Scott Stevens, owners of Western Motors in Desert Hot Springs, California, may resume production of this NEV under the title “Lido by Western”.

In October 2003, we learned that the four-seater Sedan is still in production, but we have not been able to obtain any information on dealer locations or parts availability. Continue reading

George Inman, Former Club Car CEO – Part 1

We interviewed George Inman in May, 2002, at his home in Augusta for almost threehours. If you have been reading our Newsletters for the last 6 months, you know we have had a series of problems getting this interview published including dropping the mini-tape, Part II, into a cup of coffee. But we recovered from all that, thanks in part to the great technical staff at Imation.

George Inman with a model of an E-Z-GO golf car.

When we got the transcript to George for review, he decided he had better double check the dates, numbers and occurrences to make sure they were correct. That took some time. Now everything has been done and we are pleased to publish Part I of the George Inman interview.

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Lee’s Lido – Chapter III

In November, 2002, GolfCarCatalog.com learned that Lido Motors has closed its doors. Lee Iacocca is no longer associated with the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle that bears his name. Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Lido Motors USA, has also left. It is rumored that Lee and Scott Stevens, owners of Western Motors in Desert Hot Springs, California, may resume production of this NEV under the title “Lido by Western”.

In October 2003, we learned that the four-seater Sedan is still in production, but we have not been able to obtain any information on dealer locations or parts availability.

Finally, we were able to see the Lido in person. We drove it, peeked in every nook and cranny, and examined its inner workings. The particular vehicle we tested was the four-seater Sedan with the first upgrade option. We even had the opportunity to question a potential customer after he gave the vehicle a test drive. Here is what we found: Continue reading