Dean has always had a passion for cars, so owning a car wash was a perfect match. About 5 years ago Classic Car Wash became Dean’s baby and ever since then he has been improving it (totally renovated in 2015), cleaning things up, and making sure things run just right. Classic Car Wash offers 4 large bays (the door openings are 13 feet high by 12 feet wide and are 29 feet long), plenty of room to turn a trailer or RV around in back, in-bay credit card readers, a vacuum area, and Dean is around to most every day to answer any questions or fix any problems.
Another Awesome feature is the indoor heated pet wash. This room offers a stainless wash tub with a ramp, and you can choose from the following options; Tearless shampoo, Oatmeal treatment shampoo, Fresh water rinse, Cream rinse conditioner, De-skunk odor,Flea & tick treatment, Disinfecting tub, Blow dry. The pet wash is open 24 hours a day so you can clean your pet at any time day or night.
Dean is has four grown children 3 sons and 1 daughter. He is also has 9 grandkids.
- How long have you lived or worked in Rapid City?
Dean moved to Rapid City in 1993 (Prior to that he lived and grew up on a Ranch 8 miles North of Howes corner)
- Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Rapid City?
Larry Patnoe- has been a mentor and is a very good friend
- If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
USA- so many great places still to see here no need to travel outside of our great country. Would like to take a train trip throughout the US.
- What is your favorite movie?
- What advice would you give a crowd of people?
- What is something on your bucket list?
Daytona 500 and the Talladega 500
- What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
Eagles, Foreigner, EmmyLou Harris
- What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Rapid City?
Parkway Café- it was where all the old car guys would come to shoot the breeze and hang out
- What is your favorite thing or something unique about Rapid City
Weather- Way better than living just south of Faith, SD
- Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
Car Wash sold and invested into something else.
- (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
Spent 2 days in jail. Want to know more about this little interesting fact get ahold of Dean and take him to lunch and he may share. HAHA!!!
- If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, whom would you choose?
- If you had a full time staff member that was fully paid for, whom would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
Physical Fitness Trainer