Category: mike sullivan

Earth Day Green Lounge Event At Lexus Santa Monica a Success!

April 29, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Green Team, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

With nearly one thousand people celebrating Earth Day at our own Lexus Santa Monica, the Green Lounge event struck a chord in the luxury-green Los Angeles beach-side community. The evening brought together celebrities, thought leaders, top media, entertainers and decor with a hyper-focus on green/sustainability and the environment. Our Lexus showroom was converted into a “Buddha Bar” style lounge with green decor and surrounded by wonderful sights and sounds, not to mention cuisine.

In each of the lounges, guests could sample and buy products, meet with the companies’ brand ambassadors and be a part of the of the unique event in an eco-luxurious setting.”  Part of the evening was set aside to honor leaders and advocates in the environmental, wellness and philanthropic arenas:


Mike Sullivan has been a tireless advocate and leader for green and environmental issues both in the Los Angeles community as well as the automotive industry.  As the worldwide top-selling dealer for both Lexus and Toyota Hybrids and a focus on lowering the carbon footprint that businesses impact the earth with, the family of dealerships is part of a larger movement building today in proactive ways to minimize the impact the earth and this is the one day each year that the focus is magnified.

Award recipients included Josie Maran of Josie Maran Cosmetics (Green Business Wellness Award), Mary Murphy of So You Think You Can Dance (Effecting Change Award), and Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch (Wellness Award).  Global Green, the Southern California-based eco-company received donations at the front door from attendees. Two members of the LAcarGUY team are local board advisers to Global Green, which is part of Green Cross International (GCI), created by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.”

Going Green is for big and small!
Not your typical Lexus Santa Monica guests!

Lexus Santa Monica named #1 Lexus Hybrid dealer in the nation

March 11, 2010 lacarguy Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

We are very proud to announced that our Lexus Santa Monica sold more hybrids then any other dealer in the country in 2009.  1 out of every 5 cars we sold was a hybrid!

To celebrate this accomplishment, Lexus’ corporate staff catered a lunch for the entire sales staff in our beautiful showroom.  They even did shots with us… Wheat grass shots that is. Before the award presentation from Steve Hearne, Mike Sullivan thanked his team and talked about the importance of continuing to be the leader in green sales and internal green initiatives.

Here are quotes from Steve Hearne and Mike:

“Lexus is proud to recognize Lexus Santa Monica as the world’s top Hybrid sales dealership in 2009. Lexus Santa Monica and the LAcarGUY organization lead the automobile industry by not only increasing the hybrid footprint on the road but also through their business choices motivated by their commitment to the environment. Partnering with organizations focused on sustainability, recycling, and reducing waste, the team at Lexus Santa Monica supports a long lasting positive impact on the world. Lexus appreciates the leadership, impact and social responsibility of Lexus Santa Monica.”

LAcarGUY owner, Mike Sullivan, on being the Hybrid leader, “We are pleased, and proud of our leadership position. Being engaged in helping the environment is a full, very real commitment. Whether it is training my team of employees, solar paneling my home, or active involvement with various local environmental groups we work with(I’d remove these blue words), we try to genuinely walk the walk. Being the hybrid and clean diesel leader, is a nice reward.”

Pictures and video are below.  Be sure to check out our line of sexy hybrids and find out why we are #1 in the country.

Mike Sullivan discusses being on cutting edge of green technologies and the importance of being a good corporate citizen


Event Photos

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LAcarGUY & Fisker Santa Monica preview the new Fisker Karma

November 11, 2009 lacarguy Concept Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Fisker Santa Monica, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan, New Cars Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

On Wednesday, November 4th, Mike Sullivan's and Fisker Santa Monica provided future Fisker owners, green enthusiasts and fans of great design with a rare opportunity to see the Fisker Karma in person.

Fisker VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Marti Eulberg and members of the vehicle's design team were on hand to answer questions from the audience. Over 200 people enjoyed music, drinks and food while waiting for their chance to sit in the Fisker Karma. The evening ended with a raffle, giving away a Flip video recorder and iPod Nano.

All info can be found at sponsors 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival

October 13, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Lexus Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments is returns as Presenting sponsor of the 19th annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race Festival. 


The festival takes place on Sunday, October 25th and we aren't just sponsoring… Each of our dealerships will have entries in the race. We're car guys, what did you expect?

LAcarGUY will be also bring several of our 2010 vehicles to the race, so be sure to come by and say hi.

What is the World Famous Pumpkin Race?

A fun-spirited festival like no other! The highlight of the Pumpkin Race
is a unique side-by-side single elimination race featuring handcrafted,
decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful, and dramatic
display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Race Car teams
battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy. We
also award other prizes for Best Decoration, Most Innovative Design, and
Best Crash.  Proceeds for this event go to the Beach Cities Education Foundation.

To get more info to enter your pumpkin race car go to

Toyota of Hollywood sponsoring LA Femme Film Festival

October 12, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, mike sullivan, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , 0 Comments


Toyota of Hollywood and are excited to sponsor the 2009 Los Angeles Femme Film Festival. LA Femme is a premiere festival that focuses on women filmmakers who create commercial films for a worldwide audience. The festival offers a unique opportunity for women
who seek a more creative approach to filmmaking as well as enabling domestic and international film distribution. LFIFF’s mission is dedicated to honoring all the contributions in entertainment by leading female directors, producers, writers and talent in cinema. The festival also supports the non-profit, Jonsson Cancer Research Foundation at UCLA for breast cancer.

The opening night gala (“Girls Night Out”) is October 15th at The Grove and owner Mike Sullivan will say a few words in addition to showing off the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius. Toyota of Hollywood General Manager Don Mushin will be in attendance for the gala and festival.

For more info or to buy tickets go to:

LAcarGUY participates in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup

September 21, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY employees had a great time on saturday participating in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup.  The event was a HUGE success with over 14,000 volunteers in attendance to clean up our beaches for 3 hours on Saturday. Heal The Bay also set a record for removing over 300,000 lbs of trash.  Amazing job Heal the Bay. We were proud to be a part of the clean up.

Lexus Santa Monica HS Hybrid Premiere event

August 24, 2009 lacarguy Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan 0 Comments

Lexus Santa Monica invites you to join us for the unveiling of the all-new 2010 HS Hybrid

August 27, 2009
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Lexus Santa Monica

What started off as a small idea to measure the impact of a vehicle on the evironment has now resulted in the most technologically advanced hybrid we've ever built.

Join us on August 27th to view the masterpiece in person.  Food and wine will be provided.

RSVP by emailing or calling Shayne at 310-309-1300

Lexus Santa Monica
1501 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

LAcarGUY sponsors Aaron Wachtfogel in Manhattan Beach AVP

July 16, 2009 lacarguy mike sullivan 0 Comments
Aaron Wachtfogel in Manhattan Beach AVP
Aaron Wachtfogel in Manhattan Beach AVP

Manhattan Beach is considered by many as "the granddaddy" of the AVP Crocs Tour. Players say once you win in Manhattan Beach, you really have made it on the AVP Tour.  So LAcarGUY and Aaron Wachtfogel are partnering up for this years event. Come down and cheer on our South Bay Native this weekend Thursday July 16th – Sunday July 19th.


Bio on Aaron Wachtfogel


Wachtfogel grew up on the sands south of the Manhattan Beach Pier where he started playing volleyball by begging for sets between his mother's games. During high school, he played outside hitter at Redondo Union High and led his team to the best season in school history while winning the Daily Breeze Player of the Year Award, Bay
League Most Valuable Player Award and garnering All-CIF first-team honors.