COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ricart Automotive has acquired A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, a three-rooftop group that includes America’s oldest Harley dealership, the companies announced. The Columbus, Ohio-area stores represent Ricart’s first expansion away from the 67-acre Ricart Automotive Mega Mall in 10 years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re beyond thrilled to be growing the Ricart brand with A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson. Harley is one of the oldest and strongest brands in our country, and the Ricart family has been avid Harley-Davidson riders for years,” said Rick Ricart, president of Ricart Automotive Group. “We’re excited to get to know the A.D. Farrow employees and their families and to take on the next chapter of this historic brand.”
“I have known and admired the Ricart organization all my life. The family has been Harley riders for years, and I couldn’t imagine better stewards of this legacy business in the decades to come,” said Bob Althoff, owner of A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, who has led A.D. Farrow for the last 17 years. “Their passion for motorcycles and the people who ride them convince me that they will dominate the Harley-Davidson dealer ranks as they have the Ford ranks.”