May 5, 2010
Herb Chambers Lexus Goes Hollywood!
A True Movie Experience
Kevin James and Friends
You may have heard that Massachusetts is rapidly becoming the home of Hollywood EastÃ¢â‚¬Â¦lately thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hardly a time that movie crews arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t scouting the towns and cities of our fair state for movie shoot locations. In fact, one day recently Herb Chambers Lexus received a call from a Ã¢â‚¬Å“big time movie location scoutÃ¢â‚¬Â who was looking to shoot a movie scene in Ã¢â‚¬Å“the finest automobile showroom in the worldÃ¢â‚¬Â!
Guess what? They chose our spectacular new Herb Chambers Lexus showroom on the famous Ã¢â‚¬Å“AutomileÃ¢â‚¬Â in Sharon, MA! When this facility was finished I knew it was a bit Ã¢â‚¬Å“over the topÃ¢â‚¬Â as they sayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but nothing was too good for our loyal Lexus customers and guests– the true fans of this magnificent luxury vehicle brand. To get back to my story, it turned out that they wanted to shoot a few scenes for the upcoming 2010 movie: The Zookeeper starring Kevin James (the star of King of Queens & Paul Blart: Mall Cop) in our new showroom! Well, what could I say but Ã¢â‚¬Å“yes, when would you like to start?Ã¢â‚¬Â
No sooner did I give them the Ã¢â‚¬Å“green lightÃ¢â‚¬Â but it seems all of Hollywood arrived! Set guys, lighting guys, camera crews, loads of Ã¢â‚¬Å“assistantsÃ¢â‚¬Â, tractor trailers trucks, miles of cable, electricians, carpenters and more Ã¢â‚¬Â¦it was truly transformationalÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and transform they did! You see this movie plot called for several scenes in a truly ultra high-end exotic vehicle showroom, (This place even had a bar!) the ultimate Ã¢â‚¬Å“Auto Toy StoreÃ¢â‚¬Â if you will. Sprinkled among the set, were several carefully positioned rare and classic carsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Rolls Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, a McLaren, Bentley’s, Maybach, a Porsche or twoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and more. A car guyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s heaven!
The shooting and festivities went on for a few daysÃ¢â‚¬Â¦our Herb Chambers Lexus General Manager, Giovanni Tosti, and yours-truly even managed to be Ã¢â‚¬Å“extrasÃ¢â‚¬Â in a scene or two! I can only hope that we both donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t end up Ã¢â‚¬Å“editedÃ¢â‚¬Â on the cutting room floorÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ no matter, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look forward to seeing this hit when The Zookeeper premiers next year! And remember, at Herb ChambersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ when it comes to your dream vehicleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve Got It!