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Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
1/8/16 4:01 p.m.

Gives us your best. Funny names of auto part stores or shops. They can be made up or real. If real, please tell us where and when!

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
1/8/16 4:05 p.m.

Camel Towing.

Stampie
Stampie Reader
1/8/16 4:06 p.m.
Trans_Maro wrote: Camel Towing.

Damn you beat me. There's one here in Jax.

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UltraDork
1/8/16 4:07 p.m.

25-30 years ago, when you had to use the phone book to find telephone numbers, there was a parts store in the... uh... more ethnic part of town, that had a listing under "Otto Partz"

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/8/16 4:11 p.m.

Gay Johnson's was a chain of various tire stores, service center, truckstops and restaurants in Grand Junction. I think the name disappeared about 5 years ago, but GJ being what it is the stores will be known as Gay Johnson's for the next couple of decades. Not because it's funny, but because changing the name on the sign doesn't change the name of the landmark around here.

And no, it wasn't a joke. Gay Johnson was a guy who started the business in the 40's. Nobody around here thinks twice about it.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet UltraDork
1/8/16 4:19 p.m.
Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
1/8/16 4:35 p.m.

These are so rad! Also- "Dick's Lube Express" (fake)

Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
1/8/16 4:39 p.m.

In reply to SilverFleet:

It doesn't help the "A" in "beard" has a phallic image inside it... What is that? A lighthouse?

Robbie
Robbie SuperDork
1/8/16 4:45 p.m.

Lube king

Made up, but there could easily be one.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
1/8/16 5:37 p.m.

Not automotive, but years ago I threatened to open a butcher shop and call it Pete's Meat Market...my slogan was going to be "You Just Can't Beat Pete's Meat!"

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/8/16 5:44 p.m.

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/8/16 5:46 p.m.

/\ They'll fix your E36M3

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/8/16 5:49 p.m.

Bob's wife was awarded the shop in the divorce proceedings

Trackmouse
Trackmouse HalfDork
1/8/16 6:00 p.m.

So awesome!

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
1/8/16 6:00 p.m.

Sign at a chicken shack in Maui "Only a Rooster gets a better piece of chicken!"

Laundry Cleaners in Covina "Drop your pants here!"

Square Deal Radiator in Long Beach "Best place to take a leak!"

HappyAndy
HappyAndy UberDork
1/8/16 6:13 p.m.

Local chain of eco-friendly drycleaners: B. Grosse laundry service.

OK here's a made up auto shop name that's been in my head for years: Rod Knox & Denton Fenders, complete driveline and body repairs.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UltraDork
1/8/16 6:22 p.m.

OST's Head Shop - The only blown heads here come with boost

nepa03focus
nepa03focus Dork
1/8/16 6:27 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: Gay Johnson's was a chain of various tire stores, service center, truckstops and restaurants in Grand Junction. I think the name disappeared about 5 years ago, but GJ being what it is the stores will be known as Gay Johnson's for the next couple of decades. Not because it's funny, but because changing the name on the sign doesn't change the name of the landmark around here. And no, it wasn't a joke. Gay Johnson was a guy who started the business in the 40's. Nobody around here thinks twice about it.

Where I grew up the local hardware store was called gay murrays, because well that's what the guys name was

nepa03focus
nepa03focus Dork
1/8/16 6:28 p.m.

Nothing to do with cArs, but there's a carpet place near me called carpet diem, I thought that was genious

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/8/16 6:30 p.m.

Try the clam strips!

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
1/8/16 6:43 p.m.

Do RVs count?

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/8/16 6:48 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man:

Double points if they don't have any windows in the rear half

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
1/8/16 6:49 p.m.

Chain of convenience stores in Louisville, KY

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 SuperDork
1/8/16 6:49 p.m.

Not the name, but a local shop had this slogan their sign most of last Summer.

"Have a hot wife? Cool her off, we do A/C work."

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
1/8/16 7:01 p.m.
RealMiniParker wrote: 25-30 years ago, when you had to use the phone book to find telephone numbers, there was a parts store in the... uh... more ethnic part of town, that had a listing under "Otto Partz"

Actually there is a company that makes aftermarket Covair performance parts called Otto Performance Parts.

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