Pictured from left: Brianna Johnson, customer service;
Richard Smith, vice president of car wash operations;
Ashley Babcock, 8 millionth FastPass customer;
Ryan Roberts, director of car wash operations;
Lisa Starnes, customer service manager;
and Alvin Thomas, Golden Nozzle site manager.

Just four months after shipping 7 million FastPass tags, DRB Systems has shipped yet another million, with Golden Nozzle Car Wash being the recipient of the 8 Millionth tag.

Golden Nozzle awarded customer Ashley Babcock the 8 millionth tag and a free unlimited wash pass for one year. The event took place at Golden Nozzle’s Columbus Avenue site in Springfield, MA.

Golden Nozzle began its unlimited wash pass program using DRB’s FastPass system in western Massachusetts in late 2008. Today, all 30 of its washes in four New England states offer membership in the program.

Grandpa Frank, better known as "F.L.", started F.L. Roberts & Company in 1920 with an automotive and tire store at the corner of Main and Adams Streets in Springfield, MA. Texaco motor oils and gasoline pumps were added soon after opening the first store. Over the next 15 years F.L. added 15 more stations, and expanded the fuel and motor oil business in the 1940s and ‘50s. Starting in the ‘70s, new businesses that would complement the gas stations were added, including a chain of car washes named Golden Nozzle Car Wash.

In the fall of 2016, Nouria Energy acquired F.L. Roberts & Company’s 26 convenience stores and 22 Golden Nozzle Car Wash locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut.