View Full Version : Autopians at Meguiar's!

Mike Phillips
May 6th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Meguiar's would like to welcome our guests from the Autopia Detailing Discussion Forum for a three days of fun, training and a Detail Day at Meguiar’s!

Our guests flew in Wednesday afternoon and evening so that we could get an early start on Thursday Morning! First thing in the morning, a Chauffeured Limousine picks us up as we head to Jay Leno’s Garage for a private tour!

Pictured from left to right,

Jimamary, Rjstaff, Scottwax, Mike Phillips, Rdarwa, SqkyKln, Superior Shine, and Aurora4O


First stop, Jay Leno's Garage for a private tour of his car collection. We were asked to not take photos of his collection, which we honored, that said; here we are for a photo outside of one of his garages. Yes... that's really his garage, you should see the really cool cars on the other side! (We did!)


After an exciting tour through Jay's car and motorcycle collection, we then went to the Petersen Museum...


Holy coolest car of all time Bat Fans, it's one of the original Batmobiles created by George Barris!


Tomorrow is a full day at Meguiar’s going through Mike Pennington's Professional Training Class, followed by a [b]Detail Day at Meguiar’s for members of Autopia on Saturday!

More to come!


May 6th, 2004, 02:58 PM
I love the Peterson museum!! I would have joined you guys on that mission!!

Welcome to you all!!

May 6th, 2004, 03:29 PM
oh man, how did one go about getting an invite for this!?!?

what a blast!!

May 6th, 2004, 03:43 PM
I can't seem to get the Batman Theme song out of my head.....

May 7th, 2004, 03:45 AM
I need to move to california.....you guys have all the fun.
seeing the batmoblie made me wonder....Mike, whats the most popular car you ever detail? anything from movies or tv?

May 7th, 2004, 04:09 AM
LOL, I love that little sign "BAT RAY" over the little light; just in case someone forgot what it was, or maybe to keep the mechanic from saying, "Hey Alfred, what does this... AAARRGH!"


Larry A
May 7th, 2004, 06:59 AM
Just for the record what kind or polish,wax or sealant does Jay Leno and Peterson use on their cars?

May 7th, 2004, 05:04 PM

Larry A
May 7th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Which Meguiars?

May 7th, 2004, 07:32 PM
they have shelves full of product, just like most of us. It depends on what you are trying to achieve what you will use.

rusty bumper
May 7th, 2004, 08:48 PM
Good to see you guys are having fun...That's a great shot of you all!

May 7th, 2004, 11:17 PM
Send me Picture postcards from L.A. to hang on my refrigerator door... I'd love a picture of the California sun :D

Have funs guys and gals. :xyxthumbs


May 9th, 2004, 12:27 AM
I just got back home about 90 minutes ago. I had a great time in California and Mike and his wife Lynn are very gracious hosts. They spent a lot of time the last few days making sure we were properly entertained.

I've been using Meguiars products for years and was amazed at how much I learned while I was out there.

May 9th, 2004, 05:41 AM
I got back last night as well...all I can say right now is WOW!:bow

More to follow when I get back to reality.


May 9th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Wow did I ever have fun at this event! And Mike and Lynn are absolutely incredible people. They are the nicest people you could hope to meet and are both very passionate about what they do. With all the amazing cars we saw and stuff we did, seeing Jay's place, the Peterson museum, getting some excellent training from Mike Pennington, and all the good times hanging out with Mike and Lynn, Scott, Jim, Bob, Ronnette, and Joe and Brian, I think the thing that was the most exciting was seeing Mike Phillips working the paint on all these autopians' cars. The way he would examine paint and explain what the problems were, the way he could show how to address them, how the PC can work and how the rotary can work, and mostly just how these folks who already care for their cars a ton could do it better and get more from the products they use was just amazing. He is a real master of detailing. Watching Scott wax from the front of a car by hand, while I started from the rear by PC was awesome. He was already waxing the back 1/4 panel before I'd finished that one section!! :bow It was also awesome to watch Scott, Jim and Brian working on all these cars, helping people out, and just getting the cars to look amazing! You could tell they just loved everything about detailing. It's really something to watch these guys work, and I got a lot from all of them.

If you can ever make it to a Meguiar's detail day, or have the chance to see any of these guys in action, I highly recommend you make sure to attend! It's just so great to see these guys who are so great at it, and who obviously just love doing it! :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs I'll try to post up some pictures I took, but I just wanted to try and express how incredible my last 4 days have been!

May 10th, 2004, 08:08 AM
I just can't say thanks enough to Mike and Lynn for inviting me to this event. You were gracious hosts and I had a great time!

It was great being able to meet fellow Autopians and MeguiarsOnliners and put a face to the names espcially the rest of the "lucky 7" Brian, Bob, Joe, Ronnette, Jim and Scott :)

I really learned a lot during Mike Pennington's class about new products and proper procedures but, the highlight of the event for me was working with and watching Mike Phillips work on paint. A few of us even got to buff out a scuff on one of the Meguiars Big Rigs :xyxthumbs

If any of you ever have a chance to attend a Meguiars event I would highly suggest you do whatever you can to be there, it is definitely worth it :coolgleam