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GIBBS TRUCK CENTERS has been serving Central California since 1969. We have (6) six full service commercial truck dealerships offering the complete line of INTERNATIONAL and ISUZU brand products and services. We carry a multi-million dollar parts inventory to meet our customers' needs. Our Service Departments are staffed with Factory Trained Technicians with ASE certification. Should you require an additional unit we offer Rental trucks or full maintenance leasing through our Gibbs Idealease organization. Our state of the art paint and body shops can handle any make or model repairs. Looking to purchase a truck or tractor please contact one of our highly experienced sales professionals.

DuraStar: Lights, Camera, Action


The show goes on thanks to Showbiz Trucking and its pair of International trucks.

It's a frigid winter day in the heart of Brooklyn, and James "Jimmy" Norizsan is pushing a giant porcelain baby stroller fit for a two-ton infant. It's one of the items he's chosen to show off today, along with an enormous popcorn kernel made of Styrofoam and a life-size horse replica, complete with a drawstring to make its head move back and forth. Such things may seem bizarre, but here at the warehouse of Showbiz Trucking, a theatrical prop transportation and storage company, they're merely items on the shelf.

"The average person, they're in awe when they come in here," says Norizsan, who oversees the daily operations of Showbiz. "You can come in here and say, 'What would you possibly use this for?' But then you see it on camera and you say, 'Wow.'?

It only takes one call, and any number of props can be moved by Norizsan and his crew at the drop of a dime. That's why Showbiz depends on two International DuraStar® trucks to get them to the set on time and in good shape. "The trucks are workhorses," Norizsan says. "They're perfect for what we do."

The trucks are ideal for operation in the Big Apple. Both have been modified to expedite the loading process, with diamond-plated steel floors (for pushing props in smoothly), a seven-foot platform liftgate, and additional lighting for late-night jobs. "They have a great turning radius for the tight traffic that we face while driving in New York City," Norizsan says.

Despite the long hours and frenetic energy demanded by the job, Norizsan would have it no other way. "I love the business," he says. "The trucks never sleep. They're on the same schedule we are."


We are happy to report that we presented Justin Holmquist a $1,000 check at Gibbs Truck Centers, Oxnard, CA on behalf fo the CAWA - California Automotive Wholesale Association.

Justin and his mother, Janet Holmquist, attended the ceremony. We talked about the history of Gibbs starting in 1969 to present -- showing its growth to the latest Santa Maria purchase to now total 6 locations. We discussed CAWA, a top aftermarket parts trade association. Gary Mueller, our parts manager in Oxnard, is on the board and has been a past Chairman. We talked about Justin - and how his "hard work and dedication" got him this award! He was born and raised in Simi Valley presently living with his family. He attended Simi High School and took AP English and Calculus and recently graduated. In the fall, Justin will be attending California State University, Channel islands studying Business and living in Camarillo, CA.

On behalf of CAWA and Gibbs Truck Centers we congratulate Justin Holmquist on his Scholarship Award.

This is a nice honor for a local high school graduate. Gibbs Trucks Centers is excited to be a part of this terrific scholarship program.


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$150 administration fee applies

December 31, 2015


Act of Good Sportsmanship

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, long jumper Lutz Long set an Olympic record during the preliminary round to qualify for the finals. American Jesse Owens fouled on his first two attempts and faced disqualification if he fouled again. Before Owens made his final attempt, Long, a German, advised him to adjust his foot take-off point to several inches behind the foul line to ensure that he would advance to the next round. Owens heeded Long's advice, qualified for the finals, and set a new world record to win the gold medal. Long took the silver. "it took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler." Owens later said "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship that I felt for Lutz Long at that moment." Long was killed in World War II, but his family has remained in contact with Owen's family ever since.


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2201 East Ventura Boulevard
Oxnard, California 93031
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2200 Auto Center Drive
Oxnard, California 93036
365 W. Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455
2712 South Fourth Street
Fresno, California 93725
3525 Buck Owens Boulevard
Bakersfield, California 93308
6320 Hosfield Dr.
Tulare, California 93274

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