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Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

An SUV is given a good scrubbing at Victory Lane Auto Spa in Michigan City.

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Photos by Kelley SmithThe front of Victory Lane Auto Spa in Michigan City.

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

Owner Tim Jahnz stands behind the counter at Victory Lane Auto Spa in Michigan City.



Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:00 am

Victory Lane to expand into North Carolina

By KELLEY SMITH – For The News-Dispatch

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MICHIGAN CITY — Local entrepreneur Tim Jahnz is pleased to announce Victory Lane Auto Spa, 3417 Franklin St., is looking to expand to the upscale Cornelius neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the near future.

The Charlotte location will include a high-end, solar-powered, brick and glass tunnel car wash system with complete water reclamation; as well as auto, truck and toy detailing, and a Yacht Brite detail company and boat sales floor.

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Many were die-hard boaters who didn’t let a little — or maybe a lot of — rain keep them away from the Metro Boat Show, the area’s last boat show of the summer and fall this weekend at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township.

Toting umbrellas and wearing raincoats and deck shoes — easier to slip on and off to look at the boats that were open for viewing — attendees admired everything from wave runners to a 1999 Ocean Yacht “Golden Odyssey IV” out of Grosse Ile selling for $374,900.

“From the outside, yeah, they all look great,” said Scott Richards of Eastpointe, a boater who looked at some of the vessels, including a sailboat, with his 6-year-old daughter Maria Richards before they went to a family reunion at the park Saturday.

Angela and Terry Elsey of Harrison Township were on a different mission — looking for goodies for the 34-foot pleasure boat they bought last week, upgrading from a 1996 pontoon.

“Canvas, lighting, electronics, we need it all,” Angela Elsey said, her husband adding that the show provided them two estimates for canvas.

His mother, Linda Elsey of Fraser, bought two water-friendly Helly Hansen jackets to wear when she’s on board.

The four-day show has been going on for more than 30 years, with the Michigan Boating Industries Association in Livonia taking it over seven years ago.

It’s open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday after a mostly rainy, but later-sunny Saturday and a beautiful Thursday and Friday. About 10,000 people from throughout Michigan and northern Ohio are expected to attend the show, whose footprint at the marina nearly doubled, said Amanda Wendecker, the boating association’s director of marketing.

She said all of the boats are for sale by dealers from throughout Michigan. Some of the vessels are new; others used, varying from 10 feet to more than a dozen that are over 50 feet. The vessels run the gamut from dinghies to fishing boats to cruisers to sailboats, with the show being one of the only sailboat shows in Michigan, Wendecker said.

Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country, which is impressive for a four-season state with only a few months of boating, Wendecker said. The boating industry’s economic impact in the state is $7.4 billion, she said, with the impact felt from sales of boats and accessories to jobs in marinas and at restaurants where boaters dine.

Many people were browsing, but some made deposits or bought items, such as a wave runner and trailer sold by Chris Squarcia, a salesman with Wonderland Marine West in Waterford and Howell.

Gary Klein, who spends the summer on his pleasure boat and the winter in Ludington, said he is trying to sell one boat to buy another.

“You always upgrade,” said the former Macomb County resident, a regular at the show, who this year attended to talk with some dealers. He came with his son and grandson from Casco. “It’s always nice to come and see what they have to offer.”

Avid boaters Kriss Giannetti and her friend Mary Manson came from Indian River, about 30 minutes south of Mackinaw City, to attend their first show. Giannetti’s husband wanted to attend.

With the Metropark marinas across from homes with boat slips, the pair said it was good to see how people live on the water here.

While they enjoy their personal “go fast” boats they own, they admired the yachts.

“We like to dream,” they said collectively.

​If you go: There is a $10 entrance fee to the Metropark unless you have a pass and an additional $10 admission fee to the show. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Contact Christina Hall: chall99@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.


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Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country, which is impressive for a four-season state with only a few months of boating, Wendecker said. The boating industry’s economic impact in the state is $7.4 billion, she said, with the impact felt from sales of boats and accessories to jobs in marinas and at restaurants where boaters dine.

Many people were browsing, but some made deposits or bought items, such as a wave runner and trailer sold by Chris Squarcia, a salesman with Wonderland Marine West in Waterford and Howell.

Gary Klein, who spends the summer on his pleasure boat and the winter in Ludington, said he is trying to sell one boat to buy another.

“You always upgrade,” said the former Macomb County resident, a regular at the show, who this year attended to talk with some dealers. He came with his son and grandson from Casco. “It’s always nice to come and see what they have to offer.”

Avid boaters Kriss Giannetti and her friend Mary Manson came from Indian River, about 30 minutes south of Mackinaw City, to attend their first show. Giannetti’s husband wanted to attend.

With the Metropark marinas across from homes with boat slips, the pair said it was good to see how people live on the water here.

While they enjoy their personal “go fast” boats they own, they admired the yachts.

“We like to dream,” they said collectively.

​If you go: There is a $10 entrance fee to the Metropark unless you have a pass and an additional $10 admission fee to the show. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Contact Christina Hall: chall99@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.


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Toting umbrellas and wearing raincoats and deck shoes — easier to slip on and off to look at the boats that were open for viewing — attendees admired everything from wave runners to a 1999 Ocean Yacht “Golden Odyssey IV” out of Grosse Ile selling for $374,900.

“From the outside, yeah, they all look great,” said Scott Richards of Eastpointe, a boater who looked at some of the vessels, including a sailboat, with his 6-year-old daughter Maria Richards before they went to a family reunion at the park Saturday.

Angela and Terry Elsey of Harrison Township were on a different mission — looking for goodies for the 34-foot pleasure boat they bought last week, upgrading from a 1996 pontoon.

“Canvas, lighting, electronics, we need it all,” Angela Elsey said, her husband adding that the show provided them two estimates for canvas.

His mother, Linda Elsey of Fraser, bought two water-friendly Helly Hansen jackets to wear when she’s on board.

The four-day show has been going on for more than 30 years, with the Michigan Boating Industries Association in Livonia taking it over seven years ago.

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She said all of the boats are for sale by dealers from throughout Michigan. Some of the vessels are new; others used, varying from 10 feet to more than a dozen that are over 50 feet. The vessels run the gamut from dinghies to fishing boats to cruisers to sailboats, with the show being one of the only sailboat shows in Michigan, Wendecker said.

Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country, which is impressive for a four-season state with only a few months of boating, Wendecker said. The boating industry’s economic impact in the state is $7.4 billion, she said, with the impact felt from sales of boats and accessories to jobs in marinas and at restaurants where boaters dine.

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Gary Klein, who spends the summer on his pleasure boat and the winter in Ludington, said he is trying to sell one boat to buy another.

“You always upgrade,” said the former Macomb County resident, a regular at the show, who this year attended to talk with some dealers. He came with his son and grandson from Casco. “It’s always nice to come and see what they have to offer.”

Avid boaters Kriss Giannetti and her friend Mary Manson came from Indian River, about 30 minutes south of Mackinaw City, to attend their first show. Giannetti’s husband wanted to attend.

With the Metropark marinas across from homes with boat slips, the pair said it was good to see how people live on the water here.

While they enjoy their personal “go fast” boats they own, they admired the yachts.

“We like to dream,” they said collectively.

​If you go: There is a $10 entrance fee to the Metropark unless you have a pass and an additional $10 admission fee to the show. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Contact Christina Hall: chall99@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.


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Angela and Terry Elsey of Harrison Township were on a different mission — looking for goodies for the 34-foot pleasure boat they bought last week, upgrading from a 1996 pontoon.

“Canvas, lighting, electronics, we need it all,” Angela Elsey said, her husband adding that the show provided them two estimates for canvas.

His mother, Linda Elsey of Fraser, bought two water-friendly Helly Hansen jackets to wear when she’s on board.

The four-day show has been going on for more than 30 years, with the Michigan Boating Industries Association in Livonia taking it over seven years ago.

It’s open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday after a mostly rainy, but later-sunny Saturday and a beautiful Thursday and Friday. About 10,000 people from throughout Michigan and northern Ohio are expected to attend the show, whose footprint at the marina nearly doubled, said Amanda Wendecker, the boating association’s director of marketing.

She said all of the boats are for sale by dealers from throughout Michigan. Some of the vessels are new; others used, varying from 10 feet to more than a dozen that are over 50 feet. The vessels run the gamut from dinghies to fishing boats to cruisers to sailboats, with the show being one of the only sailboat shows in Michigan, Wendecker said.

Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country, which is impressive for a four-season state with only a few months of boating, Wendecker said. The boating industry’s economic impact in the state is $7.4 billion, she said, with the impact felt from sales of boats and accessories to jobs in marinas and at restaurants where boaters dine.

Many people were browsing, but some made deposits or bought items, such as a wave runner and trailer sold by Chris Squarcia, a salesman with Wonderland Marine West in Waterford and Howell.

Gary Klein, who spends the summer on his pleasure boat and the winter in Ludington, said he is trying to sell one boat to buy another.

“You always upgrade,” said the former Macomb County resident, a regular at the show, who this year attended to talk with some dealers. He came with his son and grandson from Casco. “It’s always nice to come and see what they have to offer.”

Avid boaters Kriss Giannetti and her friend Mary Manson came from Indian River, about 30 minutes south of Mackinaw City, to attend their first show. Giannetti’s husband wanted to attend.

With the Metropark marinas across from homes with boat slips, the pair said it was good to see how people live on the water here.

While they enjoy their personal “go fast” boats they own, they admired the yachts.

“We like to dream,” they said collectively.

​If you go: There is a $10 entrance fee to the Metropark unless you have a pass and an additional $10 admission fee to the show. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Contact Christina Hall: chall99@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.


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His mother, Linda Elsey of Fraser, bought two water-friendly Helly Hansen jackets to wear when she’s on board.

The four-day show has been going on for more than 30 years, with the Michigan Boating Industries Association in Livonia taking it over seven years ago.

It’s open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday after a mostly rainy, but later-sunny Saturday and a beautiful Thursday and Friday. About 10,000 people from throughout Michigan and northern Ohio are expected to attend the show, whose footprint at the marina nearly doubled, said Amanda Wendecker, the boating association’s director of marketing.

She said all of the boats are for sale by dealers from throughout Michigan. Some of the vessels are new; others used, varying from 10 feet to more than a dozen that are over 50 feet. The vessels run the gamut from dinghies to fishing boats to cruisers to sailboats, with the show being one of the only sailboat shows in Michigan, Wendecker said.

Michigan is the third largest marine market in the country, which is impressive for a four-season state with only a few months of boating, Wendecker said. The boating industry’s economic impact in the state is $7.4 billion, she said, with the impact felt from sales of boats and accessories to jobs in marinas and at restaurants where boaters dine.

Many people were browsing, but some made deposits or bought items, such as a wave runner and trailer sold by Chris Squarcia, a salesman with Wonderland Marine West in Waterford and Howell.

Gary Klein, who spends the summer on his pleasure boat and the winter in Ludington, said he is trying to sell one boat to buy another.

“You always upgrade,” said the former Macomb County resident, a regular at the show, who this year attended to talk with some dealers. He came with his son and grandson from Casco. “It’s always nice to come and see what they have to offer.”

Avid boaters Kriss Giannetti and her friend Mary Manson came from Indian River, about 30 minutes south of Mackinaw City, to attend their first show. Giannetti’s husband wanted to attend.

With the Metropark marinas across from homes with boat slips, the pair said it was good to see how people live on the water here.

While they enjoy their personal “go fast” boats they own, they admired the yachts.

“We like to dream,” they said collectively.

​If you go: There is a $10 entrance fee to the Metropark unless you have a pass and an additional $10 admission fee to the show. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Contact Christina Hall: chall99@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.


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