End of an Era: John Terry Retires from the Car Wash Business


After an illustrious 39-year journey in the detailing business, John Terry, better known as Mr. Magic, bids farewell to the industry he has so profoundly shaped. With an impressive collection of 21 best detail shop awards, Terry has been a pioneer, setting a benchmark for quality that few can match.

As the found of Magic Shine Detail, Terry’s dedication to perfection and passion for detail has made his establishment a household name among car enthusiasts. His commitment to excellence has earned him accolades and garnered widespread respect within the industry.

Notably, Terry’s legacy extends beyond his business success. As one of the few black-owned business on Jefferies Blvd., he has been a beacon of inspiration and empowerment, proving the excellence knows no boundaries.

Reflecting on his journey, Terry leaves a trail of accomplishments, including opening two car wash locations and closing an economy detail shop in July 1996. His impact on the community and the industry at large is undeniable.

As John Terry embarks on a well-deserved retirement, the detailing business bids farewell to a true legend. his legacy of excellence will undoubtedly endure, inspiring generations of car enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to strive for nothing less than perfection.

“I extend heartfelt thanks to all my loyal customers across Colleton County. Your unwavering support has been the bedrock of Magic Shine Detail’s success. Special appreciation goes to the truckers, local and distant, for their trust and patronage. As I retire, I’m grateful for the privilege of serving you all with passion and dedication.”