Founded in 2005 by Michael Fuller, Adventure Motors was birthed out of the simple desire to help family and friends buy and sell their vehicles. A “car guy” from the start, Michael received his ASE mechanic’s certification by twenty and by twenty one he’d owned over 40 cars already.
In 2015 the company was renamed to Adventure Motors and is a family owned and operated business. Here’s a brief snapshot of the crew that makes the wheels turn here;
Michael – The owner and boss-man. Michael has been in and around Toyota’s for 15 years and his passion for them is what drove the re-brand to Adventure Motors and turning our focus exclusively on Toyota and Lexus 4WD’s. His rig of choice is a 2013 Trail Edition 4Runner
Tikva – Michael’s wife and the real boss ;-). She hangs out behind the scenes at Adventure Motors and helps keep the ball in motion for us. Adventure Motors exists because of her pushing Michael to really pursue what his passion was and go all in. Three and a half years later, look at us now! She rolls around in a 2010 Trail Edition 4Runner.
Lev – Our outfitting and builds specialist. He knows the ins and outs of all the popular Toyota platforms and seriously knows how to transform a rig. Lev has been with us since the re-brand to Adventure Motors and his rig of choice is a 2nd generation Tacoma TRD Pro.
Aaron – Brand ambassador, overland guide, and product specialist. Aaron is a Toyota nut and if he had it his way, his full time job would be driving around in the mountains (well, who wouldn’t want that!?). He’s been with us for two years and has been a true Overlander since he could drive. Aaron’s chariot is a 2016 Tacoma TRD Pro.
Ricardo – The new guy! Ricardo just started with us in June 2018. He is in training to be our main front of house / sales guys. He has just recently moved to the US from Venezuela and has very quickly fallen in love with Toyota’s. We’re excited to have him on our team and we know you’ll love working with him! His new whip is a Trail Teams FJ Cruiser.
SO! Back to what we’re about here!
We’ve seen there is a major disconnect between the used car industry and the off-road / outfitting world. Couple that with the numerous companies popping up to try and “catch the wave” of the industry by selling product out of their backyard or garage with no experience or willingness to front the cost of doing business the right way…. What it boils down to is a lack of support for YOU, or worse yet, misguided support leaving you stuck with what you bought and not having what you needed.
You’ll quickly find that a majority of our product photo’s are of OUR actual vehicles or our customer’s vehicles… Not stock photo’s. Our claim of being one of the best in the midwest is backed by real experience, great reviews, and a big portfolio of builds (built vehicles in MO, KS, CO, UT, AZ, CA, WA, OR, WY, MT, FL, TX, WI, MN, SC, NC, TN, NY, NJ, GA, and AL) as well as vehicle sales (over 275 a year and we have a vehicle in every state but Alaska currently)
On top of that, it’s beyond apparent that the used car industry is in need of a overhaul. A lot of dealers will do anything they can to make an extra buck or “land that sale.” For a lot of people buying a car is one of the biggest purchases they make. Not only that, a vehicle is what you put your family in, you rely on it to get you to work, trust it to take you on cross country road trips, and get you nearly everywhere you need to go. With that being the case, why do millions of dealers think it’s OK to knowingly sell a lemon? It baffles us. At Adventure Motors we understand this, and our goal is to provide you with a vehicle that will reliably and enjoyably do all of that and much more. Our track record is proven, our customers are happy, and all our cars are still on the road. If we don’t believe you can get in it and safely drive it to California, well, you won’t see us selling it then. Our goal is to break the mold of what so many used car dealers do… all while giving you the best buying experience possible. We’ve been doing it for years, and as we grow, we hope to continue doing it for years to come!