From Our Editors
Frustrated by the water spots and numb fingers left behind when staffers towel-dried cars during cold Michigan winters, Classic Auto Wash invented a drying system of its own. Now adopted by other car washes across the country, the Hurricane Drying System blows damp cars with 165-horsepower winds at three million BTU, creating the perfect temperature to evaporate water droplets while affixing clay replicas of Jaguar ornaments to the hood. Before relaxing beneath the heat of the dryer, cars first roll through wash tunnel where nozzles spritz exteriors with Rain-X, rust inhibitors, and Teflon bonds during an array of washes. Ten self-serve vacuums stand ready to collect indoor detritus after each wash, and nearby mat-washing equipment ensures equally fresh footfalls.