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What Are the Former Super Shops Employees Doing Now?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Events, Nostalgia, Uncategorized | 39 comments

bigdoggarage11For me, a cool by-product of launching this site has been re-connecting with so many former employees and customers, friends, manufacturers and such. Last weekend my fiancĂ©, Janel, and I hung out with Dave Nehem and his wife  at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California. I’ve talked with Jorge Martinez, Tony Garavetto and Robbie Redner by telephone and even had a 4 1/2 hour conversation with Harry Eberlin! I hadn’t spoken with him since December 5, 1985 but it was like we had spoken yesterday! I had dinner with Russ Wimberly a few months ago and a long telephone conversation with Greg Reinarts a few months ago. I keep in touch with Jim Patterson on a regular basis but had occasion to spend about 40 hours with him in my capacity as a real estate broker while he was scouting for locations in the Phoenix area for an off-road chain he was working with. During the time I was with Jimmy several former Super Shops employees called him such as Bruce Banker, Susan Hamm, Jim Jackson, Pat Emmett, Mike Fermoil and Dean LaFlam. I saw Les Davidson (see inset) last January at my favorite breakfast spot in North Scottsdale. He was in town for the classic car auctions and looks exactly the same–for better or worse! LOL!!


Of course, I keep in touch with dozens of former employees through Facebook and e-mail and look forward to reading your posts in our new forum section.

Who is Going to SEMA This Year?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Events, Nostalgia, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every year the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas is like a mini-Super Shops reunion. Many of us are still in the automotive business in one form or another and attend this giant event in November in Las Vegas. Some former Super Shops alum that attend regularly are Marko Glush, Pat Emmett, Dave Nehem, Steve Whipple (Edelbrock), Mike Lawson and me, Richard Tichy. I’m sure there are many others that I am forgetting to mention or don’t know about. It would be great to know who’s attending and try to meet up.

See you there!

Super Shops old TV commercial

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Nostalgia | 0 comments

Super Shops old TV commercial

Super Shops Racing under new ownership

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Nostalgia | 15 comments

Super Shops Racing under new ownership

Super Shops Racing, Inc. announces the launch of our new website! The purpose of this website is to serve the nostalgia drag racing community and promote the appreciation of nostalgic drag racing, the sale and availability of new and reproduction apparel, memorabilia, garage ware, and pertinent information.

It is also a place for thousands of ex-employees of more than 38 years of the original Super Shops, Inc. nationwide chain to come together and reconnect and share memorabilia, old war stories and fond recollections. We invite your photos, input and stories in our submit memorabilia section

New Super Shops T-Shirts for sale

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The famed vintage original-style yellow Super Shops T-shirts are available to buy again! There has been so much demand for these nostalgia drag racing shirts and they are finally here! These shirts that were so popular with Super Shops race teams and crews at the tracks over the years have been recreated using the finest heavy-weight Gildan Ultra shirts. We have all sizes available including Small, Medium, Large, X-large, 2X, 3X