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The Car Wash Hall of Fame Award has been presented by International Carwash Association since 1962. Individuals are recognized at the association's conventions, The Car Wash Show®️ and Car Wash Show Europe™. The Award recognizes those car wash professionals, operators as well as suppliers, who have made a lasting impact on the professional car wash industry. It is the industry and association's highest honor, and selection is based on the following criteria:

Leadership. The candidate should be widely recognized as a successful leader in their market or field, or have successfully led their organization to a leadership position.

Collaboration. The candidate should have demonstrated a willingness to help others be successful in the car wash business.

Industry Support. The candidate should have served on car wash association boards or committees or supported industry programs.

Longevity. The candidate should have established a “full career” in the car wash business.

Innovation. The candidate should have brought new thinking, ideas or products/processes to the car wash business.

Previous Winners

1962 - Jimmy Butts
1963 - Dave Lippitt
1964 - Ted Snyders
1965 - Merle Strauch
1966 - Tom Moorhead
1967 - Jack Milen
1968 - Joe Dahm
1969 - Ben Palmer
1970 - Abe Bell
1971 - Ely Wagner
1972 - Bob Burglin
1973 - Marvin Pockros
1974 - Max Silver
1975 - Irv Rice
1976 - Dan Hanna
1977 - Bill Thacher
1978 - Tom O'Neal
1979 - Robin King
1980 - Sherman Larson
1981 - Sam Cossman
1984 - Barry Graceman
1986 - John Jurkens, Marshall Paisner
1987 - William Jurkens, Jack Flapan
1988 - John Federbusch, Sr.
1989 - Marx Borod
1990 - Ed Dahm
1991 - Larry Harrell
1992 - A.S. Klyce, Jerrold Weiss
1993 - Jim Bowie, Charles Howard, Sr.
1994 - R.R. Trantham
1995 - Herman Deal
1996 - Bruce Milen
1997 - Sonny Fazio
1998 - Tom Hoffman, Sr.
1999 - Jim Richardson
2000 - Red Lewis
2001 - Ron Peterson
2002 - L.G. McElroy, Bud Belanger
2003 - Jim Coleman
2004 - Ben Alford
2006 - Jim Nelson, Larry Klein
2007 - Charles Howard, Victor Odermat
2008 - Ron Benderson, John Criscuola
2009 - James Belanger
2010 - Mike Mountz
2011 - Bob Black
2012 - Bill Martin
2013 - Mark Thorsby
2014 - L.J. Rousseau
2015 - Tom Ennis, Harold McKinley, Dr. Joseph Enning, Ger Loogman
2016 - Bob Hodge
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