The founder and owner of German Car Depot is Alan Gelfand, the former professional skateboarder who came up with the “Ollie”, one of the most important maneuvers in skateboarding history.

Definition of Ollie

Ollie as defined by the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

Ollie
Pronunciation: \’ä-lē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Ollie, nickname of Alan Gelfand b1963 United States skateboarder
Date: 1979
1 : a maneuver in skateboarding in which the skater kicks the tail of the board down while jumping in order to make the board pop into the air
2 : a maneuver in snowboarding in which the rider transfers weight from the front to the back foot to snap the board up off the ground
— ollie verb

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