Car Wash Show Europe 2023

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The Car Wash Hall of Fame Award Nominations are open

The most prestigious award in the car wash branche is The Car Wash Hall of Fame Award. Since 1962 this award praises those car wash professionals, operators as well as suppliers, who have made a lasting impact on the professional car wash industry. Individuals are recognised at the association’s conventions, The Car Wash Show and Car Wash Show Europe.

The Award is the industry and association’s highest honor. The selection is based on criteria like leadership, collaboration and longevity. Leadership means the candidate should be widely recognised as a successful leader in their market or field, or have successfully led their organisation to a leadership position. When nominated for collaboration the candidate should have demonstrated a willingness to help others to be successful in the car wash business.


Longevity means the candidate should have established a “full career” in the car wash business. Other character traits which are important for nominees are industry support and innovation. Industry Support means the candidate should have served on car wash association boards or committees or supported industry programs. To succeed in innovation the candidate should have brought new thinking, ideas or products/processes to the car wash business.

Industry legend

In 2018 Roy Wakefield of Mr. Car Wash in Houston, Texas received the award and was inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame. Wakefield is considered to be a industry legend. If you want to nominate a candidate for The Car Wash Hall of Fame Award you can click here and fill in the form.

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Save the Date: Car Wash Show Europe 2023 on 21 and 22 September

Europe’s largest car wash event is returning next year. On 21 & 22 September 2023 the next Car Wash Show Europe will go down. Expect a fully packed exhibition floor on a new location: the EXPO Haarlemmermeer. The program will also include car wash tours, education sessions, awards, networking drinks and a dinner.

Live blog CWSE 2019 | Day 2

The second day of the Car Wash Show Europe is in full swing. After a successful first day, we are now off to the second and last day of the show. Exciting new products and presentations await you. We will give you an inside look through this live blog today.  10:00 The first stop of… Read more ›

Live blog CWSE 2019 | Day 1

And we’re off! This morning at 10.00 the Car Wash Show Europe at The Kromhouthal opened its doors. Sixty exhibitors, 2.500 visitors and over fifty nationalities are here in Amsterdam. Ten workshops and seminars will takes place over the next two days. Through this live blog we will keep you informed.   11:00 The hall is… Read more ›