Axalta’s ProfitNet interfaces with Dealertrack Technologies dealer management system

Glen Mills, Penn.—Axalta Coatings Systems announced that its ProfitNet Collision Shop Management System is now interfaced with Dealertrack Technologies Dealer Management System (DMS).

ProfitNet is a software program designed to measure and manage all aspects of the collision repair business. The program provides collision shop owners with access to information that they may need to help make decisions regarding the productivity and profitability of their business.

October 29th

Leavenworth shop owner invests in new staff, equipment and turns over management reins

Leavenworth, Kan.—From an early age, Eric Vetter had a passion for working on cars. It’s why he opened Vetter’s Collision Repair in 1984, and why he still loves working on cars today.

“It is all a lot more than I ever anticipated when I started out,” said Vetter, who launched his business in a small shop, before buying property in 1991 and building a 3,000-square-foot facility. Vetter has since added on twice, tripling the shop’s original size.

November 2014 - Publisher's Statement

Manufacturers and service industry strive to increase cooperation

Amidst consolidations and leaner budgets, efforts continue to inform shop owners and technicians of new tools and equipment, parts and procedures, and new technology necessary to provide professional service.  While manufacturers reach out to produce, provide, and support the needed information, service shop owners, individually and collectively, step up their efforts to receive and integrate the information to better shop performance and profitability.


October 27th

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools Offers Shops $5,000 Technology Makeover Sweepstakes at AAPEX / SEMA

Stop by booth 1868 at AAPEX or booths 10469 and 10672 at SEMA for daily prizes and a chance to win one grand prize

McKay NAPA Continues Make-A-Wish Support

Headquartered in Litchfield, Illinois, McKay NAPA Auto Parts once again provided a huge boost to Make-A-Wish Illinois funds with their continued efforts to fulfill ‘Wishes’ for local children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.  Culminating at McKay’s 9th Annual Tool & Equipment Show in Staunton, IL on October 9th, 2014, the company raised $40,000.00 this year for Make-A-Wish.  The funds stay in the areas of McKay NAPA Auto Parts 18 mid and southwest Illinois stores.

October 24th


Racers Chasing a $75,000 Prize, the Biggest in All of Club Racing

October 23, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing.  Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks.  The $75,000 prize funds a drive in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. 

October 20th


Concord, N.C. (October 17, 2014) – Fuse5, an associate sponsor for the Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. team, has been supporting the annual KSR PINK campaign with its pink decals on Schrader’s Federated       Auto Parts cars during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ken Schrader Racing/Fuse5 fans can purchase a PINK ribbon that will be included on Schrader’s car ($10 each) by visiting

October 17th

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Round 4 at Irwindale Speedway Results; Jeff Jones Takes Competition Victory and Dan Savage is Crowned PRO 2 Champion

Long Beach, Calif. – October 10, 2014 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 finished the season at Irwindale Speedway with final round of 2014. Jeff Jones in the CX Racing Nissan S14 takes the event victory, while Dan Savage in the Sikky Manufacturing Mazda RX-8 is crowned PRO 2 champion.

Mazda Motorsports SCCA Runoffs Recap

October 13, 2014 (MONTEREY, Calif.) — Mazda club racers added five more championships to the cumulative Mazda tally at the 51st annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs this past weekend.  Making this years’ competition even sweeter for the Mazda racers was the venue, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

CARDONE Industries, Inc. Appoints Michael Cardone III and Christin Cardone McClave to New Leadership Positions

(Philadelphia, PA - October 13, 2014) CARDONE Industries, the largest privately-held remanufacturer of aftermarket auto parts in the world, is pleased to announce that Michael Cardone III and Christin Cardone McClave have assumed new positions to help lead the business and drive future growth.