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Team Subaru, winners of several Oregon Trail Rally (OTR) races, traverse a water hazard at the 2016 OTR.
ALASKA Proposed Senate Bill 50 would increase the fee on studded snow tires sold in the state from the existing $5 per tire to $75 per tire. Sponsored by Sen. Cathy Geissel, the proposed bill has had hearings by the Transportation Committee and as of press time had been sent to the Finance...
April 1-30 * National Car Care Month (Be Car Care Aware Campaign), coordinated by the Car Care Council. Visit www.carcare.org for details on sponsoring an event. April 1-2 * 2017 Northwest Rodarama Rod & Custom Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Showplex, Puyallup. Visit www.nwrodarama....
Todd Ainsworth (left), co-owner of West Seattle Autoworks and president of the Sno-King Unit of ASA Northwest, visits with a SSC automotive technology student during a meet and greet event to match students and shops for a newly established apprenticeship program.
Seattle—The Sno-King Unit of ASA Northwest and South Seattle College (SSC) have established an Automotive Technology Training Cohort program designed to match ASA-member shops with automotive technology students at the college. In a detailed memorandum of understanding, the program allows ASA-...
Wesco’s Roger Howe reviews pending acquisition data in his office at Wesco Group’s corporate headquarters in Lynnwood, Wash.
Lynnwood, Wash.—Now headquartered in a 64,000-square-foot building that has had new front fascias and redesigned offices that occupy 14,000 square feet, the Wesco Group is moving forward with its expansion efforts, said Roger Howe, one of three partners who handle daily operations for the company....
Chehalis, Wash.—Maximilian Motorsports is not a typical repair center, foremost because of its view on diagnostics and telematics. Owner Maximilian Macdonald said his approach to service, repair, and other services embraces technology and the potential that telematics has to offer. “We are the first in the state to provide a device that can remotely allow us access to scan a customer’s vehicle and then communicate the findings,” Macdonald said, “letting the customer know how serious the problem is, possibly
Chehalis, Wash.—Maximilian Motorsports is not a typical repair center, foremost because of its view on diagnostics and telematics. Owner Maximilian Macdonald said his approach to service, repair, and other services embraces technology and the potential that telematics has to offer. “We are the...
  March 4-5 * Mega Show 2017, Competition Specialties Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Auburn, Wash. Visit www.compspecialities.com. March 10-12 * 45th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show, Expo Idaho, Boise. Visit www.firebirdonline.com. March 15-17 * The Work Truck Show and Green Truck...
The 2017 Jeep 4x4 Compass, launched at the recent LA Auto Show, was the featured vehicle at the Jeep display at the Portland Auto Show. (Photo by Jerold B. Smith)
ALASKA Dawnette Moore is the new Balkamp representative at the NAPA DC in Anchorage. She relocated from the Seattle area after having served as the longtime wholesale manager at the NAPA Seattle DC in located in Kent.   IDAHO Gabe’s Auto Parts,  39- year old family-owned busines in Nampa. has been...
The PicoQuad 4425 Magnum lab scope will be featured at the Autonerdz booth.
SeaTac, Wash.-The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), March 24-26, will feature more than 60 automotive management and technical training seminars for mechanical repair shops over three days. Hailed as the West Coast’s largest automotive training and expo event, I-CAR classes will also be staged.     ...
Bill Filley (left) receives the Outstanding Member of the Year Award from Brian Smith, chairman of the board of ASA Northwest.
Leavenworth, Wash.—ASA Northwest (ASA-NW) held its Semi-Annual Winter Retreat & Management Conference, Jan. 19-22, in this Bavarian village that offered plentiful snow. The event drew some 140 attendees from the Northwest region to enjoy wintery outdoor activities, business meetings, roundtable...
Ron Doerr says he’s willing to sacrifice growth to maintain quality and customer service.
Eugene, Ore.—When Ron Doerr began running radio and television advertising for M & G Collision Specialists about two years ago, he emphasized a couple things that he thinks sets his shop apart from much of its competition: local family ownership and a dedication to sound environmental practices...

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