Las Vegas, Nevada
Following an almost year-long search, RaceDeck and My Classic Car have announced the Grand Prize Winner for the “Coolest Garage on TV” contest!
Just moments ago, the RaceDeck crew went live via Facebook from their booth at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with MCC host Dennis Gage on hand to announce the winner. During the live feed, RaceDeck followers were surprised to see Dennis announce not one but two grand prize contest winners, both with garages he and his film crew will visit and feature on segments of My Classic Car.
Throughout the year, entrants with RaceDeck Floors were encouraged to submit photos and a brief history of their garage, floor, and vehicles. After viewing hundreds of awesome submissions, RaceDeck narrowed the field down to the top 10. From there, Dennis Gage chose the final winners.
“This was really a tough one. I couldn’t believe all the incredibly cool and creative garage designs people sent in! It took a while to narrow it down to the top ten and then to the top five, but in the end I just couldn’t decide between what I felt were the top two, so we decided to go with two winners. I’m really looking forward to seeing both of these in person! Should make some pretty good TV too!” – Dennis Gage, Host of My Classic Car
Congratulations to the two Grand Prize Winners with the Coolest Garages: Ted Pacha and Tony Dekellis!
Another big congratulations to our 2nd runner up, Aaron Reitman, who also sent in an amazing submission of his European garage with RaceDeck FreeFlow flooring.
Both Coolest Garage grand prize winners have won a visit from Dennis and the My Classic Car film crew. Their garages will be toured and featured on segments of MCC, a hit show on Velocity tagged as the longest-running car show on air. RaceDeck, a major sponsor of My Classic Car for a decade, was ecstatic at the opportunity to show some love to their customers. BIG thank you to all that entered. With so many rad garages and cool stories, it was a tough decision for everyone involved!
RaceDeck Garage Floors manufactures quality products in Salt Lake City, Utah. The RaceDeck crew knows what it means to love cars, bikes, and toys!
2019 Coolest Garage Runners Up:
A garage is not something you typically associate with being a “great room” in your house. The garage is most often an area for clutter to gather.
The first step in transforming your garage into a show place is with the garage floor. DIY flooring is an easy and fast solution and RaceDeck Garage Floors is the company that invented the modular garage flooring industry. RaceDeck interlocks together with no tools, toxic epoxy mess or glues, installation is a “Snap!” The patented system makes for an easy DIY install that typically only takes a few hours to complete.
DIY flooring is the ideal solution for homeowners. RaceDeck Garage Floors are durable, stain-resistant and easy to DIY install. RaceDeck’s patented design is a full-suspension flooring that not only can handle rolling loads in excess of 80,000 lbs, but allows liquids and moisture to flow freely, eliminating common mold and odor-causing mildew in your garage. RaceDeck resists household chemicals and petroleum products, is stain resistant, and best of all, Made In The USA.
Visit our floor designer page once you come up with our design and choose from over 20 styles & colors. With this easy step, you can order your new garage floor factory direct from RaceDeck. Want some more garage inspiration before you order your design? Visit our photo gallery for pictures of real garages from RaceDeck customers near and far.
Before and After:
RaceDeck Smoked Oak™ Show Garage and Display flooring featured in the new product section of the March issue of the SEMA News magazine.
SEMA, which stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, consists of 6,383 companies worldwide. These companies include manufacturers, media, car dealers, retailers and more. The industry magazine goes out to over 18,000 professionals monthly and highlights new industry products, processes, and companies throughout the year.
RaceDeck Smoked Oak, available in 18″ and 36″ modules is the ideal way to display your vintage rods, muscle cars, and bikes. Portable for car exhibits and permanent for show garages, Smoked Oak is durable enough to handle whatever your traffic may be.
RaceDeck, a longtime member of the SEMA organization, exhibits yearly at the SEMA show in Las Vegas—arguably the largest industry trade show, bringing in over 60,000 domestic and international buyers!
As 2018 came to a close, the team at RaceDeck took some time to reflect on what a stellar year it has been.
To celebrate, we chose—and wow was it hard to choose—12 of our favorites to share with our followers. Our top garage submissions came from all over the country and showcased all kinds of garages: big, small, bright, neutral, renovated and new builds; and all kinds of cool cars: American Muscle, German machines, and vintage hot rods.
On December 31st, after many days deliberation, we crowned a winner: The 2018 RaceDeck Garage of the Year. No doubt each one of these is the coolest garage on their block! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our Top 12 garage owners! Thanks to all of our customers for an incredible year, we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!
View the Top 12 2018 Garage of the Year Submissions:
The 2018 Garage of the Year 12th runner up
The 2018 Garage of the Year 11th runner up
The 2018 Garage of the Year 10th runner up
Chevy Les a.k.a. Les Nunes. Les’ garage is floored with the original multi-patented RaceDeck Diamond in checker flag and stipe design with red, alloy, and graphite garage flooring tiles.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 9th runner up
Edwin Muller – Pennsylvania. Ed created his dream garage with our patented Free-Flow® Garage Flooring in alloy, graphite, and black.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 8th runner up
Doug Haroldsen – Chula Vista, CA. Doug’s garage has the original RaceDeck Diamond™ garage floor in alloy, black, and royal blue.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 7th runner up
The 2018 Garage of the Year 6th runner up
Chris Foresman – St. Augustine, FL. Chris designed his modern garage with RaceDeck Diamond Garage Flooring in alloy, black, graphite, sublime, and royal blue.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 5th runner up
Dub Harrison – Longview, Texas. Dub proves everything is bigger in Texas with his red and black checkered garage floor with graphite stripes in RaceDeck Diamond.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 4th runner up
Sammy Fathalla – Windham, NH. Sammy’s G-Wagon is parked on RaceDeck Diamond with TuffShield in red, black, alloy, and graphite.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 3rd runner up
Don Messinger – New England. Don’s SRT Challenger and ’76 Gran Torino are parked on our RaceDeck Diamond Garage Flooring tiles with TuffShield in alloy, black, graphite, and red.
The 2018 Garage of the Year 2nd runner up
Don and Sue Kent – Dodells, MI. Don and Sue create the look of a classic American diner with their use of a checkerboard floor in RaceDeck Diamond garage floor tiles. Fire up the grill, will be over for a patty melt and a Coke.
The 2018 Garage of the Year Winner
Alex Oliva — Grants Pass, OR. Not only does Alex have the coolest garage on the block™, he has the coolest garage of 2018! Alex’s garage is floored with our Free–Flow garage flooring in black, and red.
4 Days of the SEMA Show + Rad Rides + Car Stars = One record setting week!
This busy week of the 2018 SEMA Show has left us pretty much speechless—we’ll let our photos do the talking instead. Dennis Gage & Cristy Lee stopped by the RaceDeck booth to sign autographs and the RD Crew got a SURPRISE visit from Wayne Carini of the hit show Chasing Classic Cars! Check out some of the coolest vintage cars, off-road vehicles and modified trucks displayed on all styles of RaceDeck.
SEMA 2018 Highlights:
On the first day of SEMA, RaceDeck gave to me… New Racedeck Diamond Metallic!
In a surprise new product reveal, RaceDeck announced today their NEW RaceDeck Diamond Metallic. Diamond Metallic, the first non-metal modular garage flooring system with a brushed metal look, will join the best-selling RaceDeck TuffShield® family. TuffShield, the industry’s top of the line garage flooring product, features a high gloss finish for a high-end feel that is hard to scratch and easy to clean. RaceDeck Diamond Metallic, available in several finishes, gives the look of an aluminum diamond plate floor without the cost, and maintenance of a real metal!
RaceDeck Diamond Metallic is manufactured using RaceDeck’s patented in-mold process – the brushed metal appearance won’t crack, fade, or wear, unlike many finishes applied after manufacturing. Add some cool metallic accents to any existing RaceDeck floor, or start from scratch and be the first to give your entire garage a new industrial look! Check out our samples now at the 2018 SEMA Show in Central Hall Booth #21513! The RD team is taking advanced orders now, product will be available to ship January 1, 2018.
“The overwhelming response today about the new Diamond Metallic garage flooring line was fantastic. This new product is just one more in a very long line of industry firsts. We can’t wait to see the new garage floor photos from all of the RaceDeck customers who ordered theirs today.”
The RaceDeck team, manufacturers of the original modular garage floor system, is continually wowing the industry with innovative technology to take residential and commercial garages, shops, showrooms, and displays to the next level of custom and cool. As the first product with a high-tech, industrial, metal look, RaceDeck Diamond Metallic is sure to be the next in line of successful products. The use of TuffShield technology to create this cool new look ensures a virtually indestructible floor and one that will guarantee The Coolest Garage on the Block!™
Photos of the New Diamond Metallic:
RaceDeck Garage Floors is happy to welcome TV Car Show Host Dennis Gage of the longest running hit car show My Classic Car on Velocity and MavTV to the RaceDeck Garage Flooring booth at the SEMA Show 2018 on Wednesday, Oct 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Dennis Gage is known for his seemingly boundless enthusiasm, his trademark handlebar mustache and the catchphrase with which he ends every episode, “Honor the timeless classics.” Now in its 18th season, this show has something for everyone. From daily-drivers to Duesenberg’s—from local cruise-ins to the most prestigious car shows in the world, this program covers it all!
“RaceDeck is definitely the world’s leading garage flooring company. Great folks and a really cool product!” ~Dennis Gage
RaceDeck garage floors are proudly made in the USA with over 20 styles and colors to choose from. Be sure to stop by the Racedeck SEMA booth (Central Hall booth #21513) to meet Dennis and see all of the new modular garage tile products.
Photos of Dennis Gage:
RaceDeck Garage Floors is happy to welcome TV Car Show Host and Avid Car and Motorcycle Enthusiast Cristy Lee to the RaceDeck SEMA Show booth on Thursday, Nov 1 from 10 to 11 am. (Central Hall booth #21513)
You may recognize Cristy from hosting Barrett-Jackson Live and co-hosting All Girls Garage, both aired on Velocity. Cristy has also been seen as a Motorsports reporter, covering everything from the X Games to Off-Road Truck Racing to World SuperBike.
“RaceDeck flooring is perfect for keeping my camper clean while creating a solid and sturdy surface for my bikes in any condition!” ~Cristy Lee
RaceDeck invented the modern modular garage flooring industry you see today, starting with the RaceDeck DiamondTile. Prior to this, no one had engineered a patent modular flooring system specifically for the tough garage environment. Since then, we have never stopped innovating and improving. With 26 patents and more pending, you can be assured you are getting the most advanced modular flooring on the planet.
RaceDeck is proudly made in the USA. We engineer, manufacture, and ship everything from our 180,000 ft2 headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. RaceDeck has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System, demonstrating its uncompromising commitment to manufacturing and providing the highest quality products and services to its customers worldwide.
Photos of Cristy:
Are you lucky enough to be one of the 70,000 domestic and international buyers who have secured a coveted pass to the 2018 SEMA Show? If so, be sure to stop by the ALL NEW RaceDeck booth, Number 21513 in the Central Hall. RaceDeck, in their 16th year of exhibiting at the SEMA Show, is bringing a new look, a new vibe, and new products! On your way to visit RD, be sure and note all of the other incredible SEMA exhibitors who choose to upgrade their display with a rad new RaceDeck Floor.
RaceDeck will also host two celebrity signings during the show this year—industry favorite My Classic Car host Dennis Gage (Wednesday), and TV Host and biker Cristy Lee (Thursday)! Throughout the week, the RaceDeck team will be offering killer SEMA Show Specials, don’t miss out!
The 2018 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 31st – November 2nd, is the premier trade show and educational opportunity worldwide. This year, the expected 70,000+ International and Domestic Buyers will walk the trade show floor looking for the hottest new automotive and off-road products. SEMA show participants are also welcome to attend seminars, product demos, and more. Industry celebrities also attend the show, with many partnering with exhibitors for signings and giveaways. The SEMA Show, not open to the general public, is the place to be next week. We hope to see you there!
Photos from SEMA shows:
Customer Name: Luxe Auto Spa
Industry: Auto Detailing, Car Protection, Tint, Wraps
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Find a cost-effective, non-permanent flooring solution
- Install a versatile flooring solution that can withstand the demands of detailing, clean room tinting and wrapping
- Identify a floor with a high-end feel for presentation and customer pickup
- Procure and install various styles of RaceDeck Modular Garage and Showroom Flooring
- Virtually no downtime for floor installation
- Product versatility made an easy selection for each application
- Various floor styles all interlock, making for a seamless floor
- Facility transformed for desired look and function
- Floor is removable in the event of a move
For industries that sell car protection, upgrades, and details, an aesthetically pleasing, functional facility is of the utmost importance. When moving to a new space, a worn, cracked concrete floor can be an immediate eye sore and a large, expensive obstacle. Choosing a new floor requires consideration of cost, permanence (for renters), durability, and of course visual effect and functionality.
For many in the auto detailing industry, retail and work spaces are rented or temporary, meaning any major changes made to the building structure are permanent and cannot be relocated with the detailer when a lease is up or a larger space is needed. For those not looking to gift their landlord a brand new sealed concrete, epoxy, or painted floor, other semi to non-permanent flooring solutions are the better option.
Identifying and procuring a floor versatile enough to handle the various industry demands is also challenging. Luxe Auto Spa, a successful Salt Lake City business, performs a wide array of services throughout their facility including but not limited to: auto detail, tint, wraps, and car protection. Each of these services has a different demand for the floor beneath them. A “clean room” for tint and wrap, for example, a self-draining option for wash bays, and a high-end showroom for customer presentation and pickup.
Luxe Auto Spa needed to find a permanent yet removable floor to meet all of their functional and aesthetic needs, as well as a floor that would keep expensive equipment high and dry while still being easy to clean and maintain.
“In an industry where aesthetics and appearance are everything, RaceDeck goes the extra mile providing durability and form to complement our clients’ vehicles.” ~Cougar Elfervig – Founder, Luxe Auto Spa
After researching and sampling several floor options, Luxe chose to utilize the RaceDeck® flooring line throughout their facility.
RaceDeck floors had a few key features making it the choice for Luxe Auto Spa. First: RaceDeck can be used in a permanent or non-permanent application. Equipped with PowerLock™ technology, RaceDeck’s easy-to-install loop and peg locking system can withstand many installations and tear downs, meaning Luxe, when they were ready to move, could simply pick the floor up and take it with them. What was initially an expense to the company can now be listed as an asset.
The second key feature is versatility. The RaceDeck flooring lineup is notably the most versatile in the modular floor industry. Options range from solid tops with varying surface patterns to self-draining, and from casual to luxury showroom floors. While other companies may offer a similar gamut, the differing factor here was that all RaceDeck styles are installation compatible—meaning they all feature the same locking system, making for a smooth transition from room to room when needed.
For Luxe, as it will be for any auto detailer, the final important feature is the quality of the product itself. RaceDeck is a USA-made product manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility. Made without cheap fillers or imitation plastics, RaceDeck can withstand the regular traffic of vehicles in and out of the shop, the weight of heavy stationary equipment, and will not react with detailing washes or chemicals. The 20-year manufacturer’s limited warranty offered on the product left Luxe Auto Spa feeling secure with their choice.
Unlike the grinding and floor preparation required for epoxy or paint, the installation of the RaceDeck Complete Flooring System for Luxe Auto Spa was completed in under a day. Minimal downtime is key for a busy operation; saving time is the equivalent to saving money.
Products were carefully chosen from the RaceDeck product lineup based on the process of the room and purpose of the floor. Luxe Auto Spa chose the self-draining, chemical resistant Free-Flow™ XL for wash bays; the high gloss, extra easy to keep clean TuffShield® Diamond™ for their tint and wrap clean room; and the luxurious but high-performance vinyl topped Smoked Oak for the customer car presentation and pick up bay. All three styles have performed successfully in the designated areas and have helped to improve the aesthetics, functionality, and efficiency of Luxe Auto Spa.