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Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
9/19/17 11:14 a.m.
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Do you have the coolest shop out there? Five photos and 300 words could win you up to $1500 in prizes.

The rules for our Show Us Your Shop contest are simple: Send us five high-resolution digital photos of your shop plus a 300-word description. (Obviously your cause will be helped by better photos and better words.) Contestants will be divided into three classes: small, large and commercial. The winner of each class will receive prize packs worth a total retail value of $1600 from our contest partners: Eastwood, CRC Industries and Race Ramps.

For more information on prizes and how to enter, go to our Show Us Your Shop contest page.

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Toebra
Toebra HalfDork
9/19/17 11:49 a.m.

Is it sad that I know whose garage that is?

RevRico
RevRico UltraDork
9/19/17 12:00 p.m.

Any tips for sending 5 high resolution picture via gmail? I can never fit more than 2 or 3 pictures into a single email. 

Otherwise, I'm going to enter, once I decide the best way to shoot it. A big box of CRC stuff is intriguing. 

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
9/19/17 12:06 p.m.
Toebra said:

Is it sad that I know whose garage that is?

Not at all. I've been envying his shop for years.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
9/19/17 12:07 p.m.
RevRico said:

Any tips for sending 5 high resolution picture via gmail? I can never fit more than 2 or 3 pictures into a single email. 

Otherwise, I'm going to enter, once I decide the best way to shoot it. A big box of CRC stuff is intriguing. 

Multiple emails will work. Just note in your first one that you'll be sending another email with a couple more photos.

GTXVette
GTXVette Dork
9/19/17 12:30 p.m.

That is a Beauty, And I will enter, heck another $ 40,000 And I could look  that good. don't know if It would make me Happier though...............................well OK yea it would.

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
9/19/17 1:22 p.m.

Can we ban Jack Olsen from entering, to give the rest of us a chance? lol...

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
9/19/17 1:48 p.m.

It's so messy in there right now, I'm embarrassed.  Too many projects going on, let me sweep up an move a few things and I'll send a better photo.  I am standing at the table in the center, probably don't want me in the shot either! 

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
9/19/17 2:00 p.m.

The annual "make us feel guilty that our garages are too messy to photograph" contest. I love this. 

grover
grover Reader
9/19/17 2:34 p.m.
RevRico said:

Any tips for sending 5 high resolution picture via gmail? I can never fit more than 2 or 3 pictures into a single email. 

Otherwise, I'm going to enter, once I decide the best way to shoot it. A big box of CRC stuff is intriguing. 

send a dropbox link? Gmail has a 5mb attachment limit. 

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
9/19/17 2:53 p.m.
mazdeuce said:

The annual "make us feel guilty that our garages are too messy to photograph" contest. I love this. 

That would be me as well.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UltraDork
9/19/17 2:55 p.m.

Im thinking about submitting pictures of my horribly messy garage hoping they will take pity on me and give me stuff that will help organize my garage!

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
9/19/17 3:12 p.m.
grover wrote:
RevRico said:

Any tips for sending 5 high resolution picture via gmail? I can never fit more than 2 or 3 pictures into a single email. 

Otherwise, I'm going to enter, once I decide the best way to shoot it. A big box of CRC stuff is intriguing. 

send a dropbox link? Gmail has a 5mb attachment limit. 

That totally works, too. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/19/17 3:15 p.m.
irish44j said:

Can we ban Jack Olsen from entering, to give the rest of us a chance? lol...

Yeah, just give him a lifetime achievement award and retire him from competition.

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
9/19/17 3:20 p.m.

In reply to pinchvalve :

I'm available to help clean things up.  I can start with the large items....devil

In other news, I'm suddenly turning very, very green....cheeky

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
9/19/17 3:23 p.m.
fasted58 said:
mazdeuce said:

The annual "make us feel guilty that our garages are too messy to photograph" contest. I love this. 

That would be me as well.

I see it as the annual "OMG I need to clean this pigsty up so I can even think about taking a picture" contest.

Followed by the "Well, E36 M3, there's all the crap I've been looking for...."

JackOlsen
JackOlsen New Reader
9/19/17 3:35 p.m.
GTXVette wrote:

That is a Beauty, And I will enter, heck another $ 40,000 And I could look  that good. don't know if It would make me Happier though...............................well OK yea it would.

If you look my place up, you'll see that I put this place together with very little money ($3,500) -- but a lot of sweat. 

JackOlsen
JackOlsen New Reader
9/19/17 3:36 p.m.
irish44j wrote:

Can we ban Jack Olsen from entering, to give the rest of us a chance? lol...I'm 

I'll volunteer.  I was very grateful to win my category last time around, but I won't be entering this time.  Good luck to everybody.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
9/19/17 3:41 p.m.

If there's a 'most cluttered' prize, I'm in. wink

TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project New Reader
9/19/17 8:13 p.m.

What's a garage? crying

ProDarwin
ProDarwin PowerDork
9/19/17 8:21 p.m.

Ooo.  Time to clean again.  Motivation!

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
9/19/17 8:33 p.m.
mazdeuce said:

The annual "make us feel guilty that our garages are too messy to photograph" contest. I love this. 

I've been moving stuff around and cleaning up mine all night just because I saw that picture of Jack's.....dammit.

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
9/19/17 8:37 p.m.
JackOlsen said:
irish44j wrote:

Can we ban Jack Olsen from entering, to give the rest of us a chance? lol...I'm 

I'll volunteer.  I was very grateful to win my category last time around, but I won't be entering this time.  Good luck to everybody.

A female friend of mine was asking why I was cleaning my garage tonight (again). I told her "because of Jack Olsen." She was like "who is that?" So I linked your thread on GJ, and she said "why doens't your garage look like that?"

I replied "well, mine has an old Porsche in it too [1988 924S, with faded paint], does that count?"

She said "I suppose so, but Jack's Porsche is way nicer, and he's a silver fox to boot..."

At that point, I went back to cleaning my garage and stopped talking to her.

 

minivan_racer
minivan_racer UberDork
9/19/17 8:58 p.m.

Not much to see in mine.  Someone broke in 2 weeks ago and took everything but the cars and had started to pull parts off of those.  I guess I could send pics of the aftermath lol.

 

Edit:  after reading this it seems to be way darker than intended.

The0retical
The0retical SuperDork
9/19/17 10:09 p.m.

Guess I better go pick up some pallet racking to organize everything.

That generally amounts to me going to the scrap yard and oohing and ahhing over machine tools I don't have space for though. I'm told he just got a couple Cincinnati milling machines in from a defunct shop...

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