After an absence of 12 years, the International Carwash Association’s annual event, The Car Wash Show, returned to McCormick Place, Chicago March 31 – April 2.
Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association, welcomes attendees.
ICA president, Gary Dennis, addresses the General Session.
Brian Campbell (center), recipient of the Inspiration Award, with Eric Wulf and Gary Dennis.
Cynthia Watson (center) granddaughter of Leo J. Rousseau who was posthumously inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame.
Provisional figures indicate that more than 5,600 individuals gathered for the 2014 show, a figure close to the attendance recorded at the Las Vegas show in 2012. The number of exhibiting companies remained fairly steady at 300.
Addressing the General Session on Tuesday, April 1, Eric Wulf, ICA’s CEO, recounted two previously announced association initiatives:
First, starting in 2015, the Western Car Wash Show will be folded into the ICA’s The Car Wash Show, allowing the Western Carwash Association to focus more fully on local issues. Second, the ICA will launch The Car Wash Show Europe in October 2015.
During his address at the General Session, association president Gary Dennis posthumously inducted Leo J. Rousseau into the Carwash Hall of Fame. Rousseau was a founder of one of the first production car washes and developer of the Minit Man wash system. His granddaughter, Cynthia Watson, accepted the honor on his behalf. Dennis also presented Brian Campbell, car wash’s biggest fan, with the newly created Inspiration Award.
The Car Wash Show 2015 returns to Las Vegas. The event is scheduled for April 23 – 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For information, contact the ICA at (888) ICA-8422, (312) 321-5199, or visit www.thecarwashshow.com.
The all-new Profile Max from Washworld.
A small sample of Erie’s huge brush selection.
Time to talk to Tommy.
Sonny’s — an overview.
The Typhoon by Oasis.
Vacutech lets it all hang out — hoses, that is.
New horizontal wheel and body washer from McNeil.
Washify helps you keep track.
Modernwash for the modern operator.
Select-a-Vac, even a Free Vac.
Turbo nozzles from Hydra-Flex.
Problem solver: Solution Application Systems.
Advice from NS: Don’t just wash, wash and polish.
All Paws Pet Wash now makes a foldaway.
Pur-Clean: pur green.
PDQ to the left of me, PDQ to the right …
Attendees make the one stop to shop at Kleen-Rite.