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Too Old To Go Electronic, Waggy Closes Up City Auto Shop After 50 Years In Business

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Posted: January 2, 2013

Roy Waggy finishes changing a tire at Waggy’s auto shop in Harrisonburg last month as wife and part-time employee Margaret looks on. Impelled by advancing age and computerization requirements, Waggy has shut down after more than 50 years. (Photos by Stephen Mitchell / DN-R)
Roy Waggy fills out an inspection form at his desk on Thursday. “I do it the old way ... paperwork,” he says, and he wasn’t about to change.
Roy and Margaret Waggy and their auto shop have been a fixture in the Friendly City for decades, but it’s all coming to an end, owing to Roy’s advancing age — and the advance of the electronic age.

HARRISONBURG — After more than 50 years in business, mechanic Roy Waggy closed up his Harrisonburg shop Friday for the last time.

The 75-year-old, along with his wife, Margaret, 67, has been…

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