PALM BEACH GARAGE: Where Fine Auto’s Reside
Palm Beach Garage is touted as the place for residents of Palm Beach to repair, maintain and store their high-end vehicles both on-and-off season.“We’re a sophisticated, full-service dealer alternative for repairs, maintenance and scheduled service,” according to Jason Rosenzweig and Jeff Stein who oversee four storage facilities and more on the way that are climate controlled with 24/7 surveillance security. Since taking over the business more than a year ago, Palm Beach Garage has acquired nearly 90 new storage customers.Rosenzweig ‘s background couldn’t be more perfect for his current role. The spirited entrepreneur ran his family-owned taxicab business in New York. After selling it seven years ago, he says he was in search of his next calling. While working on a range of enterprises, he says, “The Palm Beach Garage caught my eye. It was a great existing business with a maintenance, restoration and storage focus.” The Palm Beach Garage was the right fit for his partner Jeff Stein, too. Stein’s background
“We always talked about doing something together,” Rosenzweig says, “and what could be better than being around incredible cars every day?”
is in auto supplies. It clicked. Stein became Rosenzweig’s natural go-to guy to join forces with for the upscale acquisition, after all, they’ve been friends and ZBT fraternity brothers since their college days at Syracuse University. “We always talked about doing something together,” Rosenzweig says, “and what could be better than being around incredible cars every day?”It’s where residents of Palm Beach trust their prized assets when a season comes to a close on the big island. “We offer both secure long- or short-term air-conditioned indoor vehicle storage for fine automobiles,” says Rosenzweig, President and Co-Owner of the Palm Beach Garage, located in West Palm Beach. From Classics to European sports cars and more, the docket of auto namesakes includes Bentley, Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Maserati, Range Rover and Rolls Royce. “Every car has a story,” he says. Whether the cars carry famous film credentials from scenes in beloved films or if they’re simply cars that people have always dreamed of owning, the Palm Beach Garage is where those dreams are restored, maintained and stored.
While the bulk of the storage is seasonal, Palm Beach Garage is now attracting collectors or folks with multiple cars who are taking advantage of Palm Beach Garage’s Collection Management Program. Cars are stored in climate control facilities with 24/7 video surveillance and are all attached to Battery trickle chargers. Cars are exercised on a regular basis and all recommended service items are performed. Vehicles are picked up and delivered on request and are always impeccably clean and ready for use or enjoyment. “It’s completely a concierge-level service,” says Rosenzweig.
“It’s completely a concierge-level service,” says Rosenzweig
Here Comes the Moke! And now, the Moke has arrived. With beach-buggy styling and sex appeal, Rosezweig instantly knew that the Moke’s open-air jeep design made it the perfect choice for premier beach and country club communities dotting the South Florida sun and fun lifestyle. But that wasn’t always the case.
When the 20th-century open-air collectible car first came on the scene in the ’50s, it was intended for use by the British military. Later, it became available to the public and its hip cachet took form. In the ’60s, the Moke gained fame as a favorite of celebs the likes of Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot and the Beach Boys. Showcased in James Bond films, the Moke was in instant high demand. From George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney to David Letterman, name-dropping is the norm for owners of the Moke. Epitomizing the ultimate Caribbean postcard, it’s been the transport of choice for tooling around the French-speaking island of St. Barts by the rich and famous.
Palm Beach Garage: Exclusive Moke Dealer in Palm Beach County. When the year-plus minted co-owners of the Palm Beach Garage decided this was an opportunity not to be missed, they took on the rights to distribute the Moke exclusively in Palm Beach County.
Today, the affordable beach-buggy throwback has a nostalgic sensibility coupled with fresh style and upgrades that reflect a lifestyle that’s hip, fun and bold. And, for the first time ever, it is available in Palm Beach. Brightly colored in hues of blue, red, pink, black, green, yellow, white and orange — with a five-step EDip paint quality-control process — the Moke America vehicle is priced right around the price of a golf cart. Re-engineered for today’s lifestyle, Moke’s classic design has been retained, while also making the vehicle larger, wider and stronger than earlier iterations.
And, it’s a green-powered, electric vehicle! Weighing in at 2,300 pounds, it’s the heaviest Moke to be built yet. Plus, the wheel bed is taller: the13-inch wheel has been raised to a 14-inch wheel. And the windshield has also been reconfigured; it’s higher and spreads farther across the front end.
“It’s great for tooling around in, whether it’s to go to dinner, somewhere in your neighborhood or to the beach,” says Rosenzweig
Additionally, the low mileage aspect of the Moke (up to 25 m.p.h. for short distance driving) makes it the perfect vehicle for the fun-in-the-sun lifestyle of Palm Beach County and its range of upscale communities. “It’s great for tooling around in, whether it’s to go to dinner, somewhere in your neighborhood or to the beach,” says Rosenzweig, who thinks that being low speed and all-electric, makes it a perfect choice for community lifestyles from Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club to Jupiter Isle and beyond. From Boca Raton to Hobe Sound, the Moke is all the rage.
Cruise Your Way: Make the Moke Your Own
Besides the bold and brightly hued color palette that you can choose to your liking, you can also mix-and-match the bumper, grill colors and roll bar to make it even more unique. There are plenty of customizable ways to enhance and augment your Moke so you can cruise your way. Modestly priced options let you personalize your Moke’s style with add-ons that up its chic, beachy and island life appeal and draw. These include an upgraded stereo system with a USB port/Bluetooth a Bimini top sunshade that also protects against inclement weather, sunbrellas seat cushions, along with blacked-out wheels.
Interested in a test drive? Palm Beach Garage is open Monday through Friday8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Call 561-833-6622 palmbeachqarage.com/moke