In addition to the newly launched Wash Wisdom series, the Professional Carwashing & Detailing team is excited to introduce another new roundup, Market Focus, which shines a spotlight on the latest happenings impacting the car care industry, such as grand openings, mergers and acquisitions, breaking news, events and more.

In this edition of Market Focus, we cover the new coffee and carwash concept of six-time Supercars champion, Jamie Whincup, the launch of an advanced detailing shop in Long Island and Moo Moo Car Wash’s plans to launch its 10th location.

Race car driver launches carwash concept

QUEENSLAND, Australia — Loca Cafe, located at Hope Island, offers express, barista-style coffee, healthy snacks and a state-of-the-art carwash facility.

QUEENSLAND, Australia — Jamie Whincup, a six-time Supercars champion, recently launched his new venture after working on the project for two years, according to Speedcafe.com.

Loca Cafe, located at Hope Island, offers express, barista-style coffee, healthy snacks and a state-of-the-art carwash facility, stated the article.

“I’m a local of Hope Island, and the place was really deprived of two things: one was a carwash and the other [was] a good, healthy express cafe offering,” said Whincup in the article.

The café and carwash will employ around 30 staff members once it is in full operations, noted the article, and Whincup plans to spend his spare time at the business, overseeing management.

You can find the article here.

Long Island detailer opens luxury detailing shop in Copiague

COPIAGUE, N.Y. —Jordan Zecher of Woodbury’s Wash on Wheels Mobile Car Wash App announced the grand opening of the luxury detailing shop, Detailed, in Copiague, according to a press release.

The new location provides residents in Suffolk County with a retail shop where they can purchase a full line of professional grade, do-it-yourself car care products from P&S Sales, a major manufacturer among professional detailers, stated the release.

Detailed also offers a full hand wash, dry and wax, reported the release, as well as advanced detailing services such as paint correction, paint protection and new car prep.

Additionally, continued the release, the new shop provides free paint assessments to all customers, and the technicians are certified in the application of protective ceramic coatings for both interior and exterior surfaces.

Customers can also use Zecher’s recently launched Wash on Wheels app for express cleaning services, noted the release.

You can find the release here.

Moo Moo Car Wash to open 10th location

HEATH, Ohio — A new Moo Moo Car Wash location will replace a tire store in Licking County, according to the Newark Advocate.

The carwash chain’s founder and managing partner, John Roush of Granville, said he plans to open the new location, which is the company’s 10th facility, at the corner of Hebron Road and Hopewell Drive, stated the article.

The new Moo Moo Car Wash is scheduled to open this October, added the article.

The existing building on the 1.2-acre site will be removed and replaced with a 3,600-square-foot, red barn, reported the article, which will house a fully automated carwash.

The new location is approximately a $2.75 million investment, informed the article, which includes around $1 million in top-of-the-line equipment.

Moo Moo Car Wash’s barn theme started as tribute to a large barn that burned down in Pickerington, where Roush grew up, 21 years ago, continued the article.

The chain also is planning to open new locations in Lancaster and Marysville, noted the article.

You can find the article here.