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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,134

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    When I was a kid had one in town midnight auto parts. Had everything speed wise he was open till midnight by the way.
     
  2. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 699

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    I vote for keeping it simple and not trying to be too cutsie. How about Bo Speed ?

    Lynn
     
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  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,801

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    Watch out for 'initials' traps', Boden. Think of 'Boden Speed..."B.S."
    Now, gaze into my slight error with MY shop name.

    'Atwater Speed and Sport'. Catchy. But the initials look like ass....
     
  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 2,409

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    Thing is, if you're good, name won't matter. Focus on the details, not the name of your shop.
     
  5. The "phone" book pages are used to mix paint for pinstriping and lettering.........I thought everyone knew that
     
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  6. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,100

    nrgwizard
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    from Minn. uSA

    & then there's the "tag" line(s):
    We don't do: "Planned Obsolescence"
    It's done right the 1st time, so you only need it done once. Sorry!
    Marcus..,.
     
  7. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 488

    Boden

    I completely understand and agree. Everyday I go there Eric teaches me something new. Whether it’s learning how to read a mic or how to mill a head or build a big block. I juts was curious what to call it.


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  8. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    image.jpeg Some times less is more, look at all those great intake manifolds and heads for flathead engines from the past, Navarro, Wayne, Evans, the list is long. Your name alone will be associated with quality.
    Think in terms of 20 years from now, if this all works out, how cool it will be to see people wearing T-shirts with whatever " BODEN " logo or mascot you have designed. Sometimes, just your name alone with a very distinctive font and style of lettering can make your brand stand out and be recognized. Albert Champion is a great example!

     
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  9. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 699

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    That is the point I was attempting to make a few posts back. Who says "Ford Motor Company"?....they just say "Ford". Same with "Daytona International Speedway"....it's just known as "Daytona". People will shorten the name of a company or place and will identify with that short version. Any more in the name is clutter and wasted. Who would ever say "Google Voluntary Personal Information Gathering Company"?

    Lynn
     
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  10. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 440

    irishsteve

    Just one guys opinion on speed parts.Customers will have far more problems than stock parts.You will hear about it.We tried selling Performance parts at a parts store I worked at.Wasnt worth the grief.Every guy who buys has his idea of what the part will do.They order a collection of parts that operate at different RPM ranges,and then come back upset because the car is slower that it was before they got started.If you sell speed parts you will have to head off their disaster ,or live with it when they come back.Just one guys experience.
     
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  11. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 980

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    I Have to give you My 3.5 cents
    1. get a Good Accountant....!
    ask him 1 simple Q.. How much is 1+1 if he say's 2
    You Don't Want Him.
    Move on to somebody that Say's (whatever you want)
    2. A GOOD Lawyer..!
    3. Name it what ever you want.............?
    When I had my Shop I used Part of my First Name!

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
     
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  12. Tickety Boo
    Joined: Feb 2, 2015
    Posts: 1,002

    Tickety Boo
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    from Wisconsin

    Boden Roddin & Machining
     
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  13. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,531

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    How about, Boden's "The Need For Speed" Shop
     
  14. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,838

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    from NKy

    One very close to my house The Death Row Speed Shop!
     
  15. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,023

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    Boden Speed & Machine
     
  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,446

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    "B" Fast Headquarters
     
  17. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,045

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    Boden Parts and Machine

    Hot rod parts and machine
     
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  18. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,045

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    Boden speed and machine.

    Thinking of some of the names I like are, Hot Rod Works, Wilson Welding and Machine, Lime works, etc.
     
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  19. Rick Phillips
    Joined: Oct 30, 2019
    Posts: 25

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    At least you have time to think of a few and change your find a few times too. Whatever you pick what will matter the most is your work, that keeps them coming back.
     
  20. Stephen Barrett
    Joined: Sep 24, 2019
    Posts: 292

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    "BODEN SPEED & CUSTOM"
     
  21. gigem
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 59

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    I agree with not picking a cutesy or stupid name.

    Potential problem with using your name is that if you ever want to sell the business, your name can be a problem for the buyer. Just like you and Eric's name.

    If it had a killer name now, you would be keeping it, no?

    Short and sweet and simple.

    Maybe use the name of your town?

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
  22. SilverJimmy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 21

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    What ever you chose for your signage, do yourself a favor and have it proofread. Nothing more embarrassing than to have a typo in your shingle! I had a shop in my old tool route that proclaimed expertises in “Foreign Auto Repair” but foreign was misspelled!
     
  23. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    Post a picture of you in front of this machine shop that you are expecting to inherit.
     
  24. LOU WELLS
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,254

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    from IDAHO

    Century Speed Shop Since The Dragster Turned 99.99 First Time Out... HERB BAKER(FUBAR) 2015 002.JPG
     
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  25. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,772

    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    ^^^^^^^
    Century's chopped & channeled '32 Ford pickup came thru Idaho Falls late one night for gas at the gas station where we had stopped for stove oil. My dad had to physically drag me back to the car … I was 8 or 9.
     
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  26. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    I like names that reflect and take pride in your town or region. Some local examples off the top of my head worthy of respect;
    Portland Transmission, classic shop, you know what they do and where to find them.
    Oregon Spring, nuff said
    Vancouver Nut and Bolt, without argument the greatest nut and bolt joint anywhere!

    In a day of internet parts and crate motors maybe a little hometown pride plays well. And when you are successful and decide to sell the name of the company that is on thousands of hats and shirts doesn't have to change. Worth a thought.
     
  27. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
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    It would be better to have a name very much focused on your main business. If it's a machine shop, say so. If it's a speed shop that does machining of engine parts, etc., say that. If you do other things that are merely incidental don't confuse your bread and butter customers and don't distract your crew from whatever pays your bills. By all means have a hobby. And hobbies can turn into businesses sometimes. But don't confuse a business that makes a profit with a hobby that doesn't.

    But if you insist (on a lighter note), how about Aunt Tique's and Uncle Junk's Speed Shop and Screen Door Company? :D
     
  28. Ryans65
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
    Posts: 13

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    A slight tweak on your original idea-

    "Blast to the Past"

    Slightly related:

    There is a shop near my old house called "Lowes Island Auto Repair Service"

    I'll let you guys guess the acronym.
     

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