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Folks Of Interest Speed shop names

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

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


    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: 690


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

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,795

    Atwater Mike

    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....
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  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 2,380


    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

    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!
  7. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 470


    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.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  8. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 434

    41 GMC K-18

    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: 690


    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"'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"?

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  10. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 433


    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: 978


    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: 997

    Tickety Boo
    from Wisconsin

    Boden Roddin & Machining
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  13. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,530


    How about, Boden's "The Need For Speed" Shop
  14. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,826

    from NKy

    One very close to my house The Death Row Speed Shop!
  15. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,019


    Boden Speed & Machine
  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,424

    Jalopy Joker

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


    Boden Parts and Machine

    Hot rod parts and machine
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
  18. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,045


    Boden speed and machine.

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

    Rick Phillips

    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.

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