Meet Ben and Bernie
Ben Keating started out in the car business at the tender age of 11, helping around his father’s Ford dealership in Tomball, Texas. He now owns that dealership along with six others in Texas, four of which are Dodge dealerships.
Ben has always been impressed with the Dodge brand, his heart truly belonged to the Vipers. Its that love of this sleek and powerful vehicle that led him to a race track where he began racing a GTS in the Viper Racing League. In 2011, Ben Keating was a Viper Club of America points leader. Back in 2010 he won the exclusive VCA raffle for the opportunity to meet Bob Lutz and receive the Bob Lutz GT-2 car. He soon after purchased the Ralph Gilles’ Original VooDoo Viper SRT10 ACR.
As his contacts in the Viper community grew, Ben began doing quite a bit of business with Bernie Katz and BJ Motors. Both had a passion for the Viper that few could rival, and both understood what it took to get these American exotics in the hands of consumers.
Bernie began his passion for collecting fine automobiles in the late 90's and turned his enthusiasm into a business that has thrived for over 15 years. With over 20 years of experience in selling some of the finest classic, sports, and exotic cars in the World. We work with Dodge Vipers as our main vehicle of choice.
Bernie Katz, worked with some of the finest tuners in the country, as well as fabricators. In the late 90's Bernie combined his efforts with Autoform Development to build vehicles that are highly collectible autos in today’s Viper world. Autoform in collaboration with Bernie Katz/ BJ Motors built the Daytona Coupe car # 91 Prototype which later became one of only 10 limited and badged Autoform production cars produced and sold through a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Dealer in Nebraska.When Dodge introduced the new body style in 2003 Bernie again teamed up with Autoform to create the Wicked Street Coupe, while spending time traveling all of the country racing Dodge Vipers himself Bernie was one of the top drivers in 2005-2009 winning accolades as the GT1 Champion.
Today with our close network for obtaining the nicest, we get the cleanest lowest mileage Vipers in the market place. You can imagine the excitement of our typical day deciding which car to take out for a drive; whether it is a Viper SRT, or a 700 horsepower Viper GTS, Ford GT or the new ACR-X Viper! We have the right vehicle for you.
Whatever your choice, you can be assured we have done our homework and stand behind the inventory we offer for sale. We have gone through each car with a fine tooth comb and have spent hours detailing our cars from top to bottom in order to ensure your satisfaction is guaranteed, reliability is bullet proof, and great looks are certain. It is our goal to make your purchase a great experience and also to make your dreams come true.
Bernie and ViperExchange/BJ Motors is one of the area's largest performance and exotic sports car wholesalers, and specializes in the Dodge Viper. We offer a variety of financing options, and extended warranties through our business partners, enclosed nationwide shipping, and owners that are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Give us a call or schedule an appointment to come and see our line of fine vehicles just waiting for you! We would like to be your source for Dodge Vipers or any exotic vehicles in the market place today. With the majority of the depreciation out of the newer cars we sell, performance vehicles continuing to go up in value, and the fact that we would love to have our own cars back when something else catches your eye, you can see why it costs so little to own one.
It is our goal to buy and sell the best of the best automobiles. Each and every car is handpicked for extremely high quality with low mileage. Each car is as important to us as it is to you. Every vehicle is inspected prior to purchasing it for our inventory. We take extra care to research the history and service of each of our cars, as well as conduct a complete and thorough detail process. Because we are certain that you will be pleased with your purchase, we offer the right of inspection before purchase. It is important to us that you have the option to inspect and approve the automobile before taking ownership; therefore this is offered to you before final payment is received.
Check out our Inventory as it changes daily. If there is something you are looking for specifically and you do not see it here, please send us an e-mail and we will try and help you locate your vehicle. Thanks for visiting and check back often. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see the latest inventory!
- DODGE VIPER CUP
- Car Number: # 91
- Owner: Bernie Katz
- Date of Birth: 10/30/60
- Hometown: Richmond
- State: Virginia
- Occupation: Owner BJ Motors.ViperExchange , Viper Sales and Service
- Business: BJ Motors, LLC / VipereXchange
- Spouse/Partner/Significant Other/Immediate Family: Wife, Graciela Katz
- Interests: Anything That Generates a Rapid Pulse
- Career Highlights:
- 2009 Viper Racing League (VRL) National Champion GT-C Class.
- 2009 VRL: Driving a BJ Motorsports Dodge Viper 2005 GT-C Competition Coupe: finished 6th overall at Daytona International raceway; finished 4th overall Sebring International Raceway; 3rd place finish Willow Springs; 2nd place finish Texas World Speedway; 3rd Place Podium, Texas Motorsports Ranch. Other podium finishes include Buttonwillow, Calif.
- Previously: First race came at Virginia International Raceway in 1997 in the Viper Racing League. VRL 2002 2nd Place National Champion, earning a second-place finish in a Dodge Viper GT-1. Was awarded the ”Brian Angen” award for most promising and upcoming driver in the series.
- Also competed in NASA East events.
Holds NASA Competition license, VRL Pro Driving License.