Who we are
For over 35 years the BMW cognoscenti of St. Louis have known to take their cars to Bavarian. But what they have also known is how inaccurate it would be to reduce Bavarian to just a repair shop. Of course, Bavarian is a BMW and Mini Cooper repair shop, but for those who know—Bavarian has always been something more.
Bavarian has established a reputation for fixing what is broken, finding what’s next, and leaving what’s good till later for later. For us it makes no difference if it’s slick and new, or rode-hard and put away wet. Every machine can have only so many needs and can be only so far from right. There is a difference between what is needed today and what can wait for later. Getting it back using the most cost effective and practical means is all that matters.
First BMW in 1972; Has worked on cars since 1967; (hardly works at all now); Answers the phone (Sometimes)
VP in charge of Landscape design & Money Management. Our Accountant & the one REALLY in charge.
MEET OUR TEAM
New manager at Manchester shop. 15 years experience managing an auto auction shop. Used to dealing with car dealers so BMW owners are a relief. (Also his name is John so can be blamed for John the owners mistakes).
Top Tech with an english major; Collects old MGs & Triumph; (Unfortunately, on our lot).
The Establishmentarianist of the group (whatever he means by that). Top dealer tech turned rogue; Master of new car electronics.
The most recent refugee from the dealer network. Fresh training on newer cars and electric cars. We hope he loves working here.
Manager at our Brentwood location and ‘Transmission Magician;’ Gearhead since father won cycle races in the ’60s; Over 20 years shop experience.
Was the new kid in the shop. Now at the desk as well as under cars. Brilliant and energetic and now that there’s someone younger here, he’s no longer blamed for all that goes wrong.
Our “Radar O’Reilly”; Knows where all the keys are & what was done to that blue car 3 years ago.
Worked on BMW 2002’s when they were new; Had his own Jaguar shop until he saw the light and started at Bavarian.
Arguably our fastest tech. Track junky with SCCA instructor as a label. Owns own race BMW as well as Noble M400. (Just like the owners car).
Our tire Guru. Also motorcycle expert. Loves what he does and it shows in his work.
Why choose us
We at Bavarian know your car is more than a tool that gets you from point A to point B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as traveling to and from work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your car receives quality repairs and service. When you bring your car to Bavarian, we make sure your car leaves trouble-free so you can have your freedom, and your peace of mind.
John LaClair driving his first car (red).
REASONABLE PRICING, HONEST ADVICE, & NO Unnecessary REPAIRS.
A refreshing change from what you may have experienced in car repairs.
-John LaClair, President of Bavarian Enterprises