Archive

June 30th, 2014

Investments in staff and equipment pay off

From Hummers to hybrids, enthusiasm is the best tool in the garage

San Carlos, Calif.—Dave Toole, owner of Toole’s Garage, uses his enthusiasm to jump ahead of the pack since beginning as a parts driver when just 17. “I was very efficient — in no time I was covering the same route twice a day that my predecessor couldn’t do once. As a driver, I met the owners and saw how they ran their businesses and managed their people. It was a great way to learn.”

June 27th

Mazda Motorsports: Watkins Glen Preview

Team Ready to Shine in Six Hour Race

June 25th

July 2014 Publisher's Statement

Preserving a balanced industry infrastructure

For 30 years, Parts & People has viewed the distribution channel as the infrastructure that connects manufacturers and remanufacturers with the independent service industry delivering the right part, on time, at the right cost and, just as importantly, collectively helps define each local and regional market with supplier value-added services and adaptable marketing models.

June 24th

Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc Captures Third Successive Sweep

Becomes the Winningest Pro 4 Unlimited Driver in the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series
 

Statement from the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) on Complete Hydraulic Service

Cortland, NY (June 24, 2014) – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is aware of news reports that Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. of Franklin, Ind., is under investigation by the FBI. Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. is not an ALI member and does not offer products that have been tested or evaluated for electrical and mechanical safety by ALI or any of the OSHA Accredited Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories authorized by ALI. ALI is not involved in the investigation and therefore cannot comment on it.
 

June 18th

Formula DRIFT Round 7: Title Fight Tickets On-Sale; 2014 Season Finale to be Held at Irwindale Speedway on October 10-11

Long Beach, Calif. – June 18, 2014 – Tickets for the final event of the 2014 Formula DRIFT Championship season are on-sale now. Round 7: Title Fight on October 10-11, 2014 will be held at Irwindale Speedway. VIP Experience ticket options are available.

The 2014 Formula DRIFT season will come to a close on October 10-11, 2014 at Irwindale Speedway. For the past five seasons the event has sold out and early purchase is highly recommended. Tickets are on-sale now and available on www.formuladrift.com.

June 2nd

Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Series Round 1 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Results; Geoff Stoneback Takes the Victory

Long Beach, Calif. – May 31, 2014 – Formula DRIFT PRO 2 Series kicked off the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the first of four rounds of competition. Geoff Stoneback in the Geoff Stoneback Racing Nissan S14 takes the first victory in PRO 2 history.

May 31st

Race season heats up in the River Valley

The 2014 racing season is upon us in the River Valley. With Stock Cars, Warriors, Modifieds, Hornets, Late Models, and more all taking to the tracks again, this year promises to deliver excitement for the whole family.

     Parts & People has compiled a list of popular tracks in the St. Louis region to give racing fans the green light on what’s going on in your area. This list is complete with highlights of staples and events.

 

ILLINOIS

Dealership-sponsored Frank’s Auto Body specializes in certified Nissan and VW repairs

St. Louis—Now in its third generation as a family-owned business, Frank’s Auto Body a few years ago became certified in Nissan and Volkswagen collision repairs, which make up the bulk of its work, said Owner H. Joseph Rohatsch, who runs it together with his son, Joseph M. Rohatsch.