St. Petersburg, FL – Woodie’s Wash Shack, a leading national chain of express car washes, has been named the “Official Car Wash” of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. As such, the IndyCar race teams and service vehicles will have unlimited access to washes at the Woodie’s location on 66th Street north in St. Petersburg.

“‘Official Car Wash’ may sound a bit unique and unconventional, but so is Woodie’s,” said Don Phillips, founder and chief executive of Woodie’s Wash Shack. “We believe the Grand Prix is a perfect partnership for our business.”

As the official car wash, Woodie’s will receive branding, promotional and partnership opportunities in conjunction with the March 11-13 race event, including:

  • Woodie’s display booth at the Grand Prix event, featuring a classic woodie car and “Woodie’s Goodies” prize giveaways
  • Onsite signage at the event
  • Decal branding on the race’s service vehicles
  • IndyCar exhibitions and ticket giveaways at Woodie’s St. Petersburg wash location

Partnering with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is just one facet of Woodie’s innovative strategy to revolutionize the express car wash industry.

  • The surf-themed chain is branding wash locations with vibrant exterior colors, surfing décor and beach music to project a fun, retro-cool vibe.
  • Wash facilities are being outfitted with the most technologically advanced conveyors and equipment to protect new cars, rims and wheels.
  • Staff members are being hired and trained on a company culture of quality, caring and customer service.
  • Woodie’s is placing an emphasis on sustainability by using environmentally-friendly wash products and water recycling processes.

In addition to the 66th Street north location, Woodie’s Wash Shack has 10 new locations under construction or in development in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties. All the new locations are scheduled to open within the next 12 months, making Woodie’s the largest car wash chain in the Greater Tampa Bay region. Monthly membership programs will allow customers to utilize all Woodie’s locations for one low monthly price.

The founder and CEO of Woodie’s Wash Shack, Don Phillips, is a veteran real estate professional who has developed over in excess of 10,000 multi-family units, mixed-used developments, storage facilities, and retail centers on a national basis. Today, Phillips sees the car wash marketplace as ripe for consolidation, transformation and disruption.  

“Cleaning your car should be a fun, positive and enjoyable experience,” Phillips said. “Our goal is to deliver on that experience, providing the best value, and developing loyal Woodie’s fans for life.”


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Tampa, FL – Woodie’s Wash Shack participated in the Son’s of the American Legion- Squadron #138, 10th Annual Car & Truck Show on February 8, 2020. Beautiful weather only highlighted the breathtaking waterfront location on W. Prescott Street in Tampa.

Woodie’s Wash Shack was represented by Managing Director, Donald Phillips, along with Gloria Klepatski and Ray Oprisko. Classic “surf-cutlrue” inspired Woodie’s merchandise was offered for sale at the event. 

Two classic cars were entered into the show by Woodie’s Wash Shack, including a 1986 Camaro and a 1947 Woodie. The striking red camaro won the Peoples Choice trophy and the wildly popular Woodie won Best in Show. 

Woodie’s is excited to partner in future car shows throughout the great Tampa area.