Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/9/17 10:32 a.m.
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The deadline to enter our Show Us Your Shop Contest is December 15, 2017! Just five photos and 300 words could win you up to $1600 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.

Prizes include:
• An Eastwood welding package valued at approximately $600. It includes an Eastwood 175-amp MIG welder, professional welding cart and welding helmet.
• A prize pack from CRC Industries full of various products valued at $500 total.
•A $500 gift certificate to be used toward any Race Ramps equipment.

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

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Trackmouse
Trackmouse SuperDork
11/9/17 10:37 a.m.

I keep wanting to do this but have a serious lack of words to describe my garage, besides listing everything in there...300 words... about my car? 

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/9/17 2:39 p.m.

Just tell us what you like to do in there. Maybe how you saved space or budget on something. Tell us why you like your shop more than your friend's shop.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/9/17 2:40 p.m.

A little bird told me we're a little light on entries so far. 300 words and some photos isn't a big price for maybe $1600 in shop supplies!

PseudoSport
PseudoSport Dork
11/9/17 2:56 p.m.

My shop is just a messy corner of my basement. Only have one picture since I'm currently having the asbestos removed from my old steam pipes and I can't go down there. Does this count?smiley

maschinenbau
maschinenbau Dork
11/9/17 3:50 p.m.

In reply to PseudoSport :

My garage looks incredibly similar to your basement, right down to the "engine on a stand that I'll probably never get around to putting in anything this decade"

rustybugkiller
rustybugkiller Reader
11/9/17 9:21 p.m.

In reply to Ed Higginbotham :

That pic is intimidating. Your shop is clean, lots of cool cabinets and tools. 

 

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
11/9/17 10:19 p.m.

Would a "build" thread be okay as my small garage is nearing completion .

 

Paul B

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/10/17 8:38 a.m.

In reply to rustybugkiller :

I wish that was my garage. That's one of the entries we received last year in the same contest. Don't let the photo intimidate you!

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/10/17 8:38 a.m.

In reply to Donebrokeit :

As long as it's a 300-word build thread. cheeky

fidelity101
fidelity101 UltraDork
11/10/17 9:14 a.m.

ehh give me some time, I need to clean it a bit before I can take any worthy photos...

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Reader
11/10/17 11:54 a.m.

I need to purchase a camera for some decent photos, then work on making a 300 word description, which probably isn't the worst thing. Inside and outside pictures?

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/10/17 12:08 p.m.

Outside photos are totally legal. Whatever you think makes your shop look the coolest.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/10/17 12:32 p.m.

Yes, enter and enter often!

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
11/10/17 1:21 p.m.

What if I only have 25 hours of video of building a challenge Saab Truck with an excellent group of fellow GRMers in my shop?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyuhhexefcSxYvDgkgZvtNqOby7UmibOs

I guess I need to find a way to convert that to 5 photos and 300 words...

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
11/10/17 6:01 p.m.

I wasn't going to enter, but you talked me into it. Email sent. Here's hoping I've got a decent chance.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/13/17 1:17 p.m.

If your shop is as cool as your van, you've got a shot.

Trackmouse
Trackmouse SuperDork
11/13/17 8:15 p.m.
Ed Higginbotham said:

Just tell us what you like to do in there. Maybe how you saved space or budget on something. Tell us why you like your shop more than your friend's shop.

Ok, I did it! Turns out I had 1,000+ words!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/14/17 1:07 p.m.

Did everyone enter yet?

fidelity101
fidelity101 UltraDork
11/14/17 1:26 p.m.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
11/14/17 1:29 p.m.

Finished the lights last night and now I am working on the floor, other than that just odds and ends.

 

Paul B

Armitage
Armitage HalfDork
11/17/17 7:37 a.m.

Things have gone horribly wrong...

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
11/17/17 7:56 a.m.

Upgrading to a thicker floor? I hope.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
11/17/17 8:34 a.m.

I ordered new lights hopefully I can enter because my shop is definitely the most interesting. Not sure 300 words will be enough. 

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