Featured Bentley Enthusiasts | Jennifer and Larry Fox
Larry Fox relocated to the Suncoast in 2009 after he sold his software company, Symix Systems. But this was by no means, “retirement”. As residents of Sarasota, Larry and Jennifer continue to pursue their many and diverse passions. As a couple, they are active in the community with Larry on the Board of Trustees for Out of Door Academy and Jennifer is involved in Child Protection Center, two of the multiple non-profit organizations in town they feel strongly about and are involved with.
Almost immediately after arriving in the Suncoast, Larry teamed up with a new business partner, Fred Cochran, and launched his latest business venture, Insula Companies. The Insula Companies excel in the acquisition, improvement, and management of Florida apartment communities.
Larry also knows a thing or two about cars. He is an avid collector of automobiles. His collection includes more than 20 vintage and modern classic automobiles. They range from 1960s and 1970s muscle cars (including a Hemi Cuda, a Camaro, a Mustang and a few Corvettes) to ultra-luxury prestige and performance brands such as Bentleys and Ferraris. “I’ve loved cars since I was a kid. But I couldn’t afford nice cars back when I was growing up,” Larry recalls. “These cars are a childhood dream come true and bring back a lot of good memories.”
However, when the Foxes have to pick a favorite, the choice is clear with Bentley. Larry is clearly a Bentley enthusiast. He drives a Continental GT for everyday use. “I can’t think of anything sportier and more fun to drive,” he says. Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the Continental GT is beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted and has become iconic among aficionados of high-end super luxury automobiles.
As for Jennifer, her choice is the stylish and practical Bentley Bentayga. In addition, the Bentayga’s seven seat option quickly made Jennifer a believer. Jennifer is often mom turned chauffer, driving the kids and their friends to gymnastics and baseball or basketball practice. “We have a car full of kids all the time,” Jennifer says. The Bentayga provided the space and sturdy interior to stand up to wear and tear. The vehicle is a powerful all-terrain, all-purpose vehicle that’s fast and boasts the most technically advanced engine in its category. “It’s safe, it’s comfortable, and it’s the most luxurious car you can find,” says Larry.
The family chose a white Bentayga with a black interior. The stunning aesthetic inside is something Jennifer, a retired interior decorator, truly appreciates. “It’s beautiful, with red stitching accents and black wood. I’m so impressed at how sturdy it is.”
Another feature both Foxes love: the way the Bentayga handles. “I don’t feel like I’m in a SUV,” Jennifer says. “It’s just a smooth, quiet, luxurious drive. It’s safe it’s comfortable and it’s the most luxurious car you can find. We love it.”
Larry and Jennifer appreciate quality products, exemplary service and family values. All the more reason why they love doing business with the Dimmitt Automotive Group. “They put their customers first,” Larry says. It’s a philosophy he practices as an entrepreneur and values as a devoted Dimmitt Automotive client.