International Carwash Association (ICA), the world’s leading organization for car wash professionals, announced that it is accepting nominations for the Car Wash Hall of Fame. Winner will be announced at the inaugural Car Wash Show Europe in Amsterdam in October. Industry leaders were first inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame in 1962. This would be the first time that car wash leaders from the European market would specifically be considered.
“The Car Wash Hall of Fame has been our industry’s highest honor for more than half a century,” stated ICA board of directors chairman Gary Dennis, a car wash operator from Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.). “Recognizing the contributions and legacy of car wash legends like Joe Dahm, Dan Hanna, Marshall Paisner and Ben Alford is a highlight of our annual convention in the U.S.,” Dennis continued. A full list of past honorees can be found at www.carwash.org.
ICA chief executive officer Eric Wulf remarked, “The concept of recognizing some of the amazing contributions that European car wash operators and suppliers have made to the world of car washing is long overdue. There is no more appropriate platform for recognizing these leaders than at Europe’s first car wash convention and trade fair.” Car Wash Show Europe, to be held 5-7 October in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will provide Europe’s first industry dedicated event – including networking, seminars and exhibits. Visitor registrations have already been received from nearly twenty countries and the exhibit hall already features more new products and car wash companies than anywhere else in Europe.
Car Wash Hall of Fame nominations can be made by visiting www.carwashshow.eu and selecting “Car Wash Hall of Fame” under “The Event” in the navigation menu. Winners will be selected by International Carwash Association based on the nominations, with particular emphasis placed on a candidate’s success, impact and legacy within the professional car wash industry.