Pep Boys Speed Shop Glen Burnie – We would like to welcome back the Pep Boys Speed Shop in Glen Burnie and reopening their doors to the car and truck community in the area. The Speed Shop has hosted several automotive events throughout the years including charity events to raise money for the community and families in need.
The events are Spearheaded by the Speed Shop Manager, Jeremy Cornwell, who puts a lot of work into making these events happen. It’s always a good time to attend these events and mingle with the local gear heads. We received the invite and knew we couldn’t pass up a free car show, dyno day, free snacks and drinks.
A family-friendly event that brought in over 200 cars and trucks and several people took a shot at the free dyno. A good mix of vehicles attended, everything from imports, classics, hotrods, trucks, ratrods, etc. There were several events being hosted on this day, it was nice to see a large showing and everyone had a great time.
Several local businesses participated by setting up at the show as well: 410 Hometown Vapes, Absolute Pro-formance, CarShowz.com, George The T-shirt Guy, Girls of Thunder, Mom’s Grand Stand Snowballs, OKWin Designs / Pinstriping, Olives T-shirt Shop, Prestige Wheelhouse / Impulse Auto, RPS Dent Specialist, #TeamHonda, Team GBody, The Tag Man and Universal Auto Sales.
DJ / MC – DJ Special K, laying down the tunes for the day and handling all of the announcements. DJ Special K has DJ’d at several of our past events and he does an excellent job every time.
Food was provided by Shelia’s Sweet Spot Catering. Door prizes were supplied by Vibrant Performance, K&N, Edelbrock, AutoMeter, MDS and gift cards by Keystone Automotive.
Pep Boys Speed Shop Glen Burnie Best Paint
Our Best Paint Award Choice and and How to Win It
Jeremy gave us, CarShowz, the opportunity to choose the Best Paint Award. It was a tough decision, but we narrowed it down and chose Dave C’s 1969 Chevy Camaro; this car was mint all the way around. It’s all in the details when deciding a Best Of award. It’s hard when judging any type of award, but here are a few things we looked for when choosing the Best Paint Award:
- The overall finish was perfect, the paint was laid down evenly and blended very well – in addition, there was no orange peel, no fish eyes, blemishes, etc.;
- All of the (doors, trunk, under the hood, corps support) jams are perfect;
- The engine bay is painted and finished to match the vehicles paint scheme;
- The body lines are smooth. The body work plays a huge factor into the paints finish. If the body panels are wavy, it doesn’t matter how the paint looks at that point;
- Additional accents such as the fuel cell (for this ride) was painted and matched and / or flowed with the overall paint scheme;
- The shaved doors and the execution of the body work helped with bringing home the Best Paint award.
Check out some photos of Dave’s Camaro below:
Keep in mind if a vehicle has air brush work, that doesn’t automatically put you into the top tier for a Best Paint award. Depending on the complexity of the airbrush work, the overall flow of the theme of the art, are the door jams painted to flow with the theme and is the airbrush work laid on top of stock paint or an aftermarket paint, are all factors to consider when choosing this award.
Pep Boys Speed Shop Glen Burnie Photos
Mike Mieczkowski, CarShowz Photographer, made the trip down from New Jersey to cover the event and hang out with us cool people for the day 😉
Check out Mike’s coverage below…