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Mad World

Where do I begin? This morning, while having coffee and reading the news online, I came across an article that really rattled me.

It was a story of a university, here in America, where a large group of students felt “scared and intimidated” by some words written in chalk at several areas of their campus. These […]

Don’t Worry About the Horse Being Blind, Just Load the Wagon…

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon” John Madden, football coach and NFL announcer.

This is one of my favorite all time quotes. I use it often and people look at me quizzically when I do. In coach speak, it means, just keep plugging and don’t worry about what’s going on around […]

Chemicals, trash cans, oranges, and other random thoughts…

These are the things that I have floating around in my head that I’ve never been able to understand. Maybe you can help me out.

Why is it that while chemicals are at least half of the equation in getting a clean car, they are the 1st place operators want to cut when business slows?

Why is […]

Growing Pains

I have an 8 month old grandson named Madden. While their house is being renovated, Madden and his parents are living with my wife and me.

I may be biased, but as 8 month olds go, I would say Madden is exceptionally well behaved. We can take him out in public and he won’t fuss. He […]

NYSCWA Hits Another Home Run at Citi Field, Meets “Mookey” Wilson!

The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) hit another home run at its annual baseball event when the New York Mets took on the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 16. With a 3-2 victory over the Canadian competitors the Mets further secured its first place position in the National League to the delight […]

Legislative Update – Fall 2015

Carwash Accountability Law Passes in NYC

By William Y. Crowell, III

On June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed City Council Introduction 0125-2014 version B, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melisa Mark-Viverito, into law as Local Law 62 of 2015. This local law is known as the carwash accountability law. […]

NYSCWA President’s Column – Fall 2015

Things are going to change.

Whether you subscribe to the saying “The only thing constant is change” or “The more things change the more they stay the same” the common factor is “Change.”

Change can happen slowly, over time, like the slow erosion of the walls of the Grand Canyon by the Colorado River or in an […]

Ask the Coach

It’s football season! If Vince Lombardi was still around, I’d like to sit down with him and ask him some questions.

Some of you may not know who Vince Lombardi is. That’s too bad. For those that remember, a smile may have just passed your lips as you recall how Lombardi coached a bunch of “also-rans” […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

When you were a kid, did you ever have to stand up in front of the class at school and read an essay about what you did on your summer vacation?

Thinking back on it, I did some pretty cool stuff during the summers growing up. We would leave for […]

Feds Encourage Carwashing – April 2015

For years, owners of older General Motors trucks have been complaining about their brake lines corroding and demanding a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dutifully studied the issue for five years and today came up with a decision: no defect, no recall.

Instead, says NHTSA, consumers who live in areas where […]