speed shop

noun

Definition of speed shop

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

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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, "2020 McLaren 600LT Spider: The ‘Attainable’ Supercar," 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, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 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, "Two Very Big Reasons You Should Do Your Holiday Shopping in Midtown Manhattan," 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, "It’s kind of a drag: Kensington, Md., was once famed for its ‘speed shops’," 25 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of speed shop

1953, in the meaning defined above

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