Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Old school litter bag....

Back in the early 50's and 60's when you pulled in to a gas station they would give you a litter bag for your vehicle with a fill up of gas. This would go on any knob in the interior.  These are original to Jim Sharps Chevron Station back in the mid sixties.  The phone number is still the same now.

Sharps Auto Service est. 1969

As you know I have left my long time job at Lexus to pursue my long time dream of owning my own shop. 

This has been in the making for a few months now and finally we are up and running.  Jim Sharp owner of the shop for the past 45 years has retired and let us (my cousin and I) take over the shop. We kept the name Sharps as a homage to Jim and his father how have been in business for over 60 years combined.  This shop used to be a Chevron gas station in the early 60's when Jim 1st started later moving the shop over to the next lot and calling it Sharps Automotive.
We have put lots of work to clean up 45 years of shop use and getting it to how we wanted. We epoxy the floors, painted the walls and ceiling and tinted the shop office glass. Used to get hot as heck in there.  We have been up and running now for two weeks and have been staying busy. We work on domestic, Japanese imports and of course old cars.

The shop is located in Oxnard and has been for the past 45 years. Come visit us at 5577 Saviers Rd Oxnard CA 93033
Phone 805-488-3110

Here are some photos of the shop and some progress.