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David Higgins, a top international rally driver who has won the Rally America series national championship many times, traverses the course at the Olympus Rally in 2015 in the No. 75 Subaru Rally Team USA car.
IDAHO Rated as one of the top events of its kind, the 31st annual Lost on the 50s Car Show takes place in Sandpoint May 19-22. “It’s more than car show; it’s a fun event for the whole family” said a 2015 attendee. Over its four days, the event features a extensive car show, vehicle parades, street...
Chris Chesney, a 40-plus year veteran of the automotive industry who leads a team of more than 45 North American trainers at CTI, addressed ATE attendees at the Saturday luncheon on the importance of training and education.
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), held in late March, was an overwhelming success, said Jeff Lovell, AAM, president and executive director of ASA Northwest and the ATE event producer. “We had sold-out attendance at the three days of training sessions, plus we had a sold-out trade...
Standing near the parts department at McCabe’s Automotive Specialists are Ken Davis (l.), service advisor; Ashley McCabe, customer service representative; and Owner Rick McCabe.
University Place, Wash.—Rick McCabe, AAM, has nearly 40 years under his belt as a shop owner, but he said he continues to get training and be involved in marketing groups. He opened an Enco service station in 1972, and founded McCabe’s Automotive Specialists on 1978, selling the former business in...
Mike Crabtree said keeping his shop at its current size gives the business more flexibility in the jobs they take, and more control over the quality of work they do.
Bend, Ore.—Mike Crabtree said he sometimes wishes his 4,000-square-foot shop was a little larger. Then he remembers when he had more employees than he currently has, he had more overhead and more demands. “We're better off to stay where we are,” the owner of Crabtree’s Auto Body & Paint said. “...
April 29-May 1 * 26th annual Alaska Custom Car & Cycle Show, McDonald Center, Eagle River. Visit www.alaskacarshows.com. May 7 * 34th annual Spring Classic & Auto Exhibit, sponsored by Portland Transmission Warehouse (PTW), S.E. 11th & Clay Streets, Portland. Call 800-444-4556. May 7 *...
March 26-27 * Northwest Rodarama Rod & Custom Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Showplex, Puyallup, Wash. Visit www.nwrodarama.com. March 31-Apr. 2 * Mid-America Trucking Show (the largest annual heavy-duty truck industry event in the world), Kentucky Convention Center, Louisville....
General Manager Cory Anderson (l) and Northwest Region Industry Relations Manager Mark Lovell standing in the new warehouse operation of LKQ/Keystone in Sumner. (Photo by Jerold B. Smith)
IDAHO      NAPA Auto Tech will present two “Air Conditioning & Diagnostics” classes in April, the first at Lewis & Clark College in Lewiston on April 11 (contact Reuben Briethaupt at 208-553-8520) followed by an April 25 class at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa (call Aaron Randall at...
Auto Paint Specialty (APS) Sales Manager Pat Sherman (l.) and Store Manager Mark Fosberg work the front counter at the Fife branch.
Fife, Wash.-Auto Paint Specialty (APS) has a rich history in the Puget Sound area providing quality paint and related products to the automotive, truck, marine, aircraft, and industrial markets, said Pat Sherman, sales manager for the three-store chain and owner of his own United Paint Specialty...
Bellingham Technical College (BTC) diesel technology instructor Jeff Curtis was named Educator of the Year at the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, in Overland Park, Kan. last month.  (Photo by Betta Ferrendelli)
Overland Park, Kan.—Bellingham Technical College (BTC) diesel technology instructor Jeff Curtis was presented with the Educator of the Year award during the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 3-6 in Overland Park, Kan. Curtis traveled to the conference last month to teach “Students Break...
Manager Brian Hall and Service Advisor Allen Kinney work the front counter at Transmission Sales & Service in Lakewood.
Lakewood, Wash.-If there is a single element at Transmission Sales & Service that is foremost in the mind of Manager Brian Hall, it’s the importance of comprehensive diagnostic service    Founded in 1965 by Ray Harrison and a partner, the transmission shop was purchased in 2004 by Al Carver,...

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