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DENVER (June 23, 2017) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships(LHM Dealerships) announced today the acquisition of a Nissan store in Denver. This purchase follows four steady years of growth in the Denver market, and makes the city the group’s largest market outside of its headquarters in Salt Lake City,...
SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 20, 2017) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) 2017 Ride and Drive Dealer Training Program – a five-city tour across the U.S. – kicked-off in Seattle, Washington. The annual program helps educate YTC dealers on Yokohama products while improving their driving skills. “The Ride...
First of its kind, 4-week Camp to Teach Skills in Automobile Ownership, Systems and Safety
(Huntington Beach, CA) May 23, 2017 -- Gustafson Brothers Inc. today announced a first-of-its kind Introduction to Automotive Teen Summer Camp, designed to teach high school students the basic skills of automobile ownership, safety and systems including electrical, fuel, brakes, ignition and drive...
NORTH HILLS, CA (June 8, 2017) –Galpin Motors, home to some of the world’s leading automotive brands, and the world famous Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), announced today that it has opened its latest franchise, Galpin Kia. Galpin is officially the exclusive Kia dealership in the San Fernando Valley...
The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series’ Geico Off-road Shootout comes to Lucas Oil Speedway, July 21-23.
It was a soggy start to the racing season, with many tracks raining out spring dates. But the best is yet to come for many tracks, with special events and weekly racing series offering fast-paced excitement for dirt tracks, drag strips, and asphalt circle track racing.      Parts & People has...
In orange shirts, from left, I-CAR St. Louis Committee members Gene Slattery, Dan Shymanski, and Shelly Jones draw for door prize winners for the first student group.
St. Charles, Mo.—Although widespread flooding in the St. Louis-metro area greatly impacted the number of students in attendance, 139 graduating students from area secondary and postsecondary automotive and collision programs attended the I-CAR St. Louis Committee’s spring job fair, May 5, at...
Bandimere Speedway will host the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 21-23.
Automotive racetracks throughout Colorado and the mountain region provide opportunities for all motorsports enthusiasts to compete on asphalt to dirt, spring to fall. Events such as Bandimere’s annual Mopar Mile High Nationals, and the 101st Race to the Clouds with Pikes Peak International Hill...
GTR High Performance owners, President Gonzalo Topete (left) and Vice President Ricardo Topete, are life-long Mustang enthusiasts.
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.—In 1997, two long-time Mustang enthusiast brothers, Gonzalo and Ricardo Topete, founded GTR High Performance, fresh out of college at UC Riverside, with a simple concept: create a “socially responsible,” positive, and rewarding Mustang experience for street, show, or racing...
Famoso Raceway in McFarland features a 1/4-mile asphalt drag strip.
Southern California racing venues can satisfy any fan’s motorsports desire, be it road racing, drag racing, NASCAR, INDYCAR, Speedway, rally, off-road, or Enduro. Most tracks also put on car shows, special “track days,” and other related activities well into the fall. The following list of SoCal...
Ben Ford has managed the Vancouver Auto Group’s body shop since 2010.
Vancouver, Wash.—Ford Motor Company’s aluminum F-150 pick-up is only one example of how collision repair is becoming more and more vehicle model-specific. “Ford has made a drastic turn in the past five years in terms of the amount of information they give you on how they want you to fix a car,”...

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