140 Elm Avenue,
Auburn CA. 95603

(530) 885-7112

Specializing in BMW / Mini Cooper Mercedes Benz
Porsche / Audi
Volvo & Late Model Volkswagen Vehicles

Our Factory Trained BMW and Mini Cooper Technician is at the top of his class!

Alex graduated from the BMW Step Program (Service Technician Education Program) in 2005 provided by the BMW training facility in Fremont, California.

Alex continued on to achieve his Master BMW Technician status at Honolulu BMW in Hawaii. He and his wife both desired to be closer to their parents on the main land and moved to the Bay Area where Alex went to work at San Fancisco BMW. In July of 2010 Alex and his wife moved away from the hustle bustle of the Bay area to Lincoln, CA. and came to work for us here at The Black Forest.

If you get some time, come by our shop and meet Alex. You will quickly learn that his knowledge base about BMW's and Mini Cooper's is extensive!

Family Owned and Operated
For over 32 Years

The First person your likely to meet coming in the door is Sherry Gilbert -
Co-Owner and President of The Black Forest.

The Black Forest has been in business in Auburn California since 1981. Paul & Sherry Gilbert moved here in the summer of '81' to raise their two sons in the best environment they could find.

Son Jason now manages our shop as the head technician. Enjoying a wonderful life here in Auburn, Paul & Sherry are actively involved in our local community. Both Sherry and Paul are graduates of "Leadership Auburn". Sherry is the past president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and had the longest presidents term (18 months) in the history of the Auburn Chamber. Both Paul & Sherry have chaired Auburn's Premier Event... Auburn's Black and White Ball.

Thanks to our son Jason, our service facility has become the most progressive shop in the local area in keeping up with the technical advances of today's complex automobiles. We have the equipment to support all of the computer diagnostics of the makes and models we service. We often have referrals from local Sacramento Volvo, BMW and local Mercedes Dealers as they know we are the only shop in the area with the knowledge and equipment to service the later models.

Management Team


Sherry Gilbert

CEO of The Black Forest

Jason Gilbert

Shop Foreman - Manager

Paul M. Gilbert

Director of Marketing