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Our History cont..

Our HiStory

Every successful entrepreneurial company bears the indelible mark of its founder. SWE Auto Prep is no exception. Shelly Ward’s unique background in both broadcast production and motorsports led to a competitive, performance-driven approach to our business. He recognized the opportunity for dependable, skilled prep and transport services for the advertising and film industries. So in 1978, Shelly Ward Enterprises (SWE) was created to meet this demand.


With equal parts skill, experience, over-the-top service, and value, SWE Auto Prep strives to meet and exceed your expectations at every opportunity. The greatest validation of SWE Auto Prep’s philosophy is our 40-year (and counting) relationship with our first major client, Mercedes-Benz. No other prep company can make this claim. Not one. 

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van Commercial "4Real"

Mercedes Benz "Fable" Superbowl ad (2016)

Our Team

Charity Destouet

Account Manager 

Charity comes to SWE with over 17 years of experience in the automotive advertising industry which includes working on car commercials, ride and drives, events, and anything else that involves cars.


Charity also brings significant car prep and transportation experience to SWE, and manages the account team in our Signal Hill, CA, location.  


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