As a boy growing up around cars, Brennan Hamblin learned the trade of detailing at a young age.
“I remember being about 6 years old, and I would just pick up a wash mitt and help my dad just kind of wash the cars outside.” said Hamblin, who is a freshman exploratory major at Shippensburg University.
A love for cars has been instilled in Hamblin from a young age. His dad favored Mopar’s muscle cars from makers such as Dodge and Plymouth. In the summers, Hamblin attended the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals and even entered his own 1969 Plymouth Barracuda into the show. At the 2020 Chrysler Nationals, Hamblin’s car took home the celebrity choice award presented by Cristy Lee, a well known female mechanic and Mopar enthusiast.
Around the age of 12, Hamblin began to branch out from his dad’s taste in cars and develop his own. Moving away from classic muscle cars, Hamblin found a love for Japanese Tuner cars and the styling of them in particular.
“Something that really peaks my interest is when you have a good color combination on a vehicle,” Hamblin said.
Many import sports cars are known for their bright colors and unique body styles.
“I’m waiting for the Nissan Skyline r34s to become legal in the United States, I think those are neat cars,” Hamblin said.
Hamblin understands that to make a car look good takes time and hard work, and it shows in the work he does with his auto detailing. It also takes a certain kind of equipment to do it properly, and even though he uses high quality detailing equipment, he is aware of what can take him to the next level.
“As I keep broadening my clientele, I would like to keep updating my equipment because there is still better stuff out there,” Hamblin said.
Between school and other work, Hamblin manages to balance making time for his loyal customers and take the time to treat their cars with care.
To contact Brennan about car detailing, or to preview his work follow him on Instagram: @finish.line.detailing