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Ohio’s Flying Ace Car Wash In Dead Heat For ‘World’s Longest’ With Nashville Proposal

A rendering of Flying Ace Express Car Wash in Dayton, Ohio (courtesy)

A rendering of Flying Ace Express Car Wash in Dayton, Ohio (courtesy)

Remember Camel Express’ 130-foot-long automatic car wash tunnel, proposed for Nashville? How they’ve been saying it’s going to set a world record for the longest car wash? Well, it looks like we’re going to have to bust out the measuring tape.

Investors have announced plans for a 130-foot-long automatic car wash in Dayton, Ohio. The birthplace of the Wright brothers is tapping into the city’s aviation roots with a flight-themed car wash, called Flying Ace Express Car Wash, according to the Dayton Business Journal.

It’s not clear how much the partners are plunking down to build the facility, but they spent $750,000 on the land beneath it.

The washes will range from $5 to $10 and also feature spaces for vacuuming and detailing a car. The wash will also be staffed and [partner Dan] Eisenhauer said he expects it will employ eight. “This kind of service has been popular where it’s been done,” he said. “It’s a wonderful experience and the value itself is fantastic.”

The partners on the project have experience running other car washes, according to the Biz Journal, but this one seems like it’s going to be bigger. That said, it’s nowhere near as big as the monstrosity of car wash establishments known as the Mr. Wash Car Wash in Stuttgart, Germany, which we recently wrote about. As for whether Flying Ace or Camel Express will be the longest car wash, that’ll depend on who’s willing to squeeze an extra foot or two out of their architect.

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