Grand opening set for Mick Conkle’s new car shop

| July 3, 2019

COSHOCTON – Mick Conkle Motorsports Featuring the Brake Shop will hold its grand opening ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

The new shop, which opened on June 1, is located at 213 Main St. and specializes in replacing brake pads and shoes, welding and fabrication and minor body repair.

“I got into the exhaust business when I was 15,” Conkle said. “I enjoyed doing it so much that when I was 21 or 22 I started my own shop. I had it for 28 years so I’ve pretty much been around this business all my life. I was born and raised around vehicles.”

He also is a former dirt track racer and wants to use his grand opening to honor legends from Coshocton County. Those who have committed to attend include: Stormin Norman, Ross Bates, Rex Slaughter, Rob Lawrence, Jim Asire, Denny Adams, and Larry “The Farmer “Cochran.

“There are a lot of racers from around here in the late 60s and the 70s,” Conkle said. “I’m doing this for the memories. You will never see racing like it was then. There was some major talent here.”

Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Cars movies also will be at the celebration. Kids and adults are welcome to get pictures and autographs from everyone.

Hours for Conkle’s shop are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 Saturday, and Sundays by appointment.

“Competitive pricing, workmanship and customer satisfaction and guarantee set me apart,” he said. “I like to make people happy and save them money. Anybody can afford to do business with me. My business as always is based on volume not just one job.”

For more information, call 740-294-5045.

“No appointment is necessary,” Conkle said. “If you like you can call, or you can just stop by.”

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