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This profile was last updated on 6/4/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History


  • engineering degree
    Arizona State University
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After Two Decades of Success Luxor Decides to Celebrate... the Luxor Way Article From Highline Autos Magazine, 4 June 2012 [cached]
When brothers Hamid and Sy Salari first began Luxor Auto Group in 1992 Chrysler still owned Lamborghini and customizing your car meant adding a racing stripe on the side.
As part of Luxor's celebration, Hamid, Sy, and company are inviting guests to attend festivities scheduled from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. on April 28th at Luxor's flagship Scottsdale location.
"It's going to be an elegant, red-carpet event that's open to the public," adds Hamid, Luxor President.
Luxor truly functions as a family-run business from the ground up as Hamid handles the necessary financial aspects of the business, sister Sahar functions as the company's office manager in charge of accounting, and even Sahar's husband Farhad works as the general manager of the Luxor Mesa location.
Upon acquisition of the Luxor Scottsdale location Hamid and Sy demonstrated Luxor's commitment to the community by expending a great amount of funds to the modernization of the facilities.
Hamid was the first to come to America in 1986 and Sy followed about a year later.
"I had a friend here in Mesa, so the area was a natural place for me to begin a life and a business," says Hamid, who worked hard to receive an engineering degree from Arizona State University in Tempe.
Before Hamid and Sy could entertain any thoughts of selling Ferraris or Bentleys they had a very different clientele.
"We had an ice cream truck, you know, one of those independent ones that go from street to street," Hamid explains. "We started from, how do you say, our boots straps. We've worked from nothing - as many as 18 hours a day when we were starting."
After Hamid was involved in a motorcycle accident he couldn't deal with the rigors of the ice-cream business anymore and began selling cars instead. Hamid convinced his brother Sy, who at the time was detailing cars, that it was more rewarding to sell cars than wash them.
"When everything fell apart economically in 2008, we were able to maintain the business and do well because we have a really good repeat customer base," Hamid states confidently when asked the secret to Luxor's success.
"We have worked hard and we have enjoyed the profits of our work," Hamid adds. "It has not been easy but we didn't expect easy. We knew the road would be challenging with lots of curves and lots of hours."
When stepping onto Luxor Auto Group's property, either for the Luxor Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on April 28th or otherwise, it is obvious that Luxor Auto Group is the embodiment of the American dream for one family and a symbol of excellence, passion, and elegance for others. Here is hoping that the next twenty years see Luxor continuing these traditions, just know that Hamid and Sy wouldn't have it any other way.
HAMID ..., 16 April 2012 [cached]
According to the complaint, Hamid ... [cached]
According to the complaint, Hamid Salari suggested using a third party to conceal the ownership of the vehicle, and the agent left $20,000 cash in a Crown Royal Scotch bag as down payment.
Authorities said when agents delivered the rest of the payment in December, they noted a display case in the business advertising Isaac Jewelry. Authorities said Hamid Salari told them Isaac was a friend and would be willing to exchange jewelry for up to $30,000 cash.
Agents returned again on Wednesday and offered Hamid Salari $200,000 in cash for another vehicle purchase and cash for more jewelry from Isaac, according to the complaint.
Records from the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions show Hamid Salari, Luxor president, was ordered in 2011 to suspend operations after department investigators found that Luxor was not licensed to sell motor vehicles or act as a sales finance company in the state of Arizona.
The order required that Hamid Salari pay $10,000 in civil penalties and obtain the proper permits to continue operations. Records show Hamid Salari signed the order, indicating he agreed with the investigation's findings and associated penalties.
Phoenix sued Hamid Salari and the Luxor Group in July 2013 after police seized a 2012 Mercedes R350 from the Scottsdale dealership.
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