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Eddie Hill’s 4.99 National Record-setting run at Houston Raceway Park in 1988.

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

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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!

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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.

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Super Shops old TV commercial

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

Super Shops old TV commercial

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