Best Looking Lube Contest 2013
FIRST PLACE: Retro Lube - Goldsboro, North Carolina
In an age of technology and styles that are ever changing, retro has always been and always will be cool. Retro Lube of Goldsboro, North Carolina, the 2013 winner of our Best Looking Lube Contest, offers customers a blast from the past with its unique look inside and out.
“It’s warm, inviting and a nice change of pace from a conventional quick lube,” one judge noted. “If you’re looking for an experience to go along with your oil change, this is the place to go.”
Another judge loved the vintage look and feel of the shop, “From the antique gas pumps out front to unique vintage decor in the waiting room, it is apparent that the owner takes great pride in his shop and wants customers to feel welcome.”
One judge was amazed with the shop’s great use of space and style in the waiting area.
“You can’t help but feel amazed by all the little touches — a small coffee table made of tires, vintage candy machines, black and white checkered floors and even a bench made from the back of a classic car.”
“Retro Lube may be small, but it packs a punch full of style,” one judge said.
Sometimes different is good, and a little creativity is all you need to catch the potential customer’s eye.
“I think this is a place I’d like to take my car for an oil change just because it looks so unusual,” one judge commented.
Another judge noted, “I would guess their word of mouth advertising is fantastic.”
Overall, the retro feel of the shop and the attention to detail won the hearts of the judging panel. As one judge summarized, “What more is there to say about this lube shop other than, it’s awesome.”
SECOND PLACE: Time-It Lube - Shreveport, Louisiana
With its modern style and unique architecture, Time-It Lube captivated our judges and snagged a second place win.
“Modern and fresh,” one judge noted. “I think I could sit in the comfy leather chairs in the waiting room all day snacking on popcorn, sipping a cappuccino and watching the cars roll through the carwash bay.”
Another judge loved the clean simplicity of the this shop’s look.
“It looks clutter free, and I like that.” The layout and amenities of the waiting room were also a big hit.
“It’s nice to have the large waiting room windows that overlook the carwash. It makes it feel very bright and welcoming,” one judge said.
Another judge loved the uniqueness of Time-It Lube. “From the waiting room to the exterior, everything is sleek and modern. It’s different from any fast lube I’ve seen.”
THIRD PLACE: Great Canadian Oil Change - Trenton, Ontario, Canada
A true tribute to its country, Great Canadian Oil Change was a hit with judges due to its unique all-glass exterior and distinctive styling.