The International Car Wash Association’s flagship event returned to Las Vegas, NV, May 7-10, after being hosted in Nashville, TN, last year. The Car Wash Show took over nearly 200,000 square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center to display the latest and greatest innovations from more than 400 individual exhibitors.

The annual Car Wash Show was back in fabulous Las Vegas this year.

            The show kicked off on Sunday, May 7, with a car wash tour presented by the Western Carwash Association (WCA) and welcome receptions in the evening by the WCA and the Automotive Oil Change Association.

A massive two-story screen welcomed attendees
to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

            The event got into full swing on Monday morning with the start of more than 60 hours of top-notch educational content on offer this year. Monday was the first opportunity for attendees to hit the trade show, tour the exhibitor booths, and experience even more educational content without leaving the expo floor. Following a full day of networking, education, and discovery, attendees were treated to The Big Bash, complete with multiple open bars, a live band, free food, and plenty of old- and new-school arcade games to keep them entertained.

            Tuesday once again brought with it early-morning educational sessions, followed by seven more hours of trade show action. The evening featured the ICA’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, where car wash industry legends Frank Dorsa and Manuel “Manny” Lozano were honored with their induction.

            The Car Wash Show ended on Wednesday with four more hours of show floor fun before the industry said goodbye to Vegas for now. Next year the show returns to Nashville, May 13-15.

Aerodry might be the quiet dryers, but its booth made some noise.
Talking bill breaking at American Changer.

AVW celebrated 50 years with a unique digital water feature.
The King gave them a hand in the Blendco booth.
Having fun under the lights at Coleman Hanna.
Self-serve equipment abound at Custom Kraft.
Step right up to the service kiosks at DRB.
Brushes, brushes, and more brushes at Erie Brush.
Talking backroom equipment at Etowah Valley.
Checking equipment stats at Eurovac.
Extrutech panels complete a crisp, clean wash. 
G&G Lighting helps brand your wash.
Gallop Brush is obsessed with providing a better brush.
Hamilton signage proudly displays their 100 years in business.
ICS is laser focused in turning technology into revenue.
Something new from International Drying: conveyors.
Rows and rows of Istobal.
Kleen Rite supplies the car wash industry.
Having a chat basking in the Motor City glow.
The view from atop the double-decker NCS booth.
N/S had an eye-catching bubble display.
All of OPW’s brands were proudly displayed.
Sergeant Suds was all hands on deck.
Having a chat under the Simoniz arch.
Sonny’s massive booth had plenty of room for all its partners.
Stinger staff performed live detailing demos.
Plenty of activity in Tommy’s booth.
Exploring the finer details at Universal Brush.
Washworld literally had the world in their booth.