speed shop


: a shop that sells custom automotive equipment especially to hot-rodders

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Baldwin Chevrolet, a dealer in Baldwin, New York, would deliver new Corvettes to Joel Rosen’s Motion Performance speed shop down the road for modifications. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, 13 Apr. 2023 Such is the case with our guest, the McLaren 600LT Spider ($306,000, as tested), the open-air version of the British speed shop’s coltish club racer. Dan Neil, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2019 Created by legendary race-car engineer Carroll Shelby in his Venice, Calif., speed shop, the car started out as an AC Cobra sports car from England. WSJ, 26 Nov. 2018 In the basement is the speed shop for even quicker buying, stuffed with product proven through sales data as favorites of New York dwelling men and women. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2018 For the uninitiated: A speed shop is a business that caters to customers who are determined to make their vehicles go faster, look cooler, or look cooler while going faster. John Kelly, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of speed shop was in 1953

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“Speed shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20shop. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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