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Eccentric owner adds carwash color

January 05, 2012
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KNOXVILLE, TN — A colorful carwash owner took advantage of a city program here to update his business, the News Sentinel reported.

The Jan. 4 story stated that Vol Auto Wash added a new chemical system, a new roof and a brightly-lit orange and white exterior.

“A lot of people are stopping in saying they’ve noticed us while driving by at night,” T. Scott Jones, the attorney who owns the wash, said. “Many of them said they came here as kids.”

Jones purchased the wash seven years ago when the original owners retired. He didn’t want the employees to lose their jobs, the story noted.

Jones’ wife said there was another motive for the wash purchase — Jones owns five motorcycles and seven cars. “The main reason he bought it was he didn’t want to wash the wheels to his Porsche and Ferrari,” Jones’ wife said in the story.