Military Appreciation Day 2008

Saturday, July 5th, National Speed had its Military Appreciation Day in honor of America’s Armed Forces. The event was a great success and we raised over five hundred dollars to be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. They’re an amazing organization that touches the lives of many. So on behalf of National Speed, we’d like to say thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting a good cause!

Also, please note that we will continue to sell the National Speed Wounded Warriors t-shirts at the shop and all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors Project. So if you missed out on Saturday’s festivities and would like to purchase a t-shirt you still can!

We raffled off some killer prizes, which wouldn’t have been possible without the generous donations of Go Auto, Hooters, Lucky 7 Tattoo, Corbeau, Competition Clutch, Black’s Tire, and Carolina Tint. Special shout out to the good folks at Rock 105.5 and to the Red Bull Girls for providing us with awesome music and sugar to get us through the day.

The Hooters Carwash was a lot of fun and at the end of the day the girls washed 17 cars and helped raise fifty dollars in donations for the Wounded Warriors Project. Great job, girls!

Our tuners, Ben Salasko and Taylor King, were hard at work and managed to get 20 cars on the dyno, including Matt Adams and his Mazda Miata, once again taking home the lowest horse power of the day award. Awesome job, Matt! This is the second time Matt’s been honored with this prestigious award. Come to our next dyno day event and see if he can go for a three-peat. We know he can do it!

The big winners of our dyno horsepower challenge were Joe Sikes and his twin turbo 2006 Pontiac GTO for most overall HP (588!) and Nicholas Gesar and his 1999 Ford Mustang for most all motor HP (282). Enjoy the trophies and wear those “Rock the Rollers” t-shirts with pride. You definitely earned them!

Tony Hawk even stopped by for a while. It was a pretty big deal. Actually that’s just John, one of our performance technicians. But he does look a little bit like Tony Hawk, don’t you think? (just say yes, he needs the ego boost).