Regional Coverage

Rolla, Mo.—Collision repair teachers are invited to the next meeting of the Missouri Collision Repair Instructors Association, where it will host an I-CAR PDP workshop at Rolla Technical Institute on February 24 at 9:30 a.m. Collision repair instructors can download the current I-CAR Professional...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – February 3, 2017 – TBC Corporation (TBC), one of the nation’s largest marketers of automotive services and replacement tires, announced it has sold SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service (“SpeeDee”), effective January 31, 2017, to Grease Monkey. Grease Monkey International...
Huntington Beach, Calif. (February 2, 2017) – During the first half of January 2017, Classic Industries, the recognized leader in GM and Mopar restoration parts worldwide, hosted the unveiling of the 800 horsepower, supercharged Yenko/SC® Corvette built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE)....
CORONA, Calif. (February 1, 2017) –Larry H. Miller Dealerships (LHM Dealerships) announced today that it has acquired Corona Nissan in Corona, Calif., expanding the group’s footprint in the state. “We have several Nissan stores in the group that consistently perform well. Strategically, this store...
(Portland, Ore.) February 1, 2017 – Portland-based and family-owned auto parts distributor and retailer Baxter Auto Parts/Performance Warehouse has announced the acquisition of Gabe’s Auto Parts in Nampa, Idaho. Gabe’s Auto Parts has been serving the Nampa community for more than thirty nine years...
Novato, CA (January 25, 2017) - Proudly servicing the finest cars of Northern California, GMP Cars is the only luxury automotive boutique in the Bay Area. GMP Cars is pleased to announce its recent expansion of in-house services, which now includes mechanical servicing options for Lamborghini...
Kurt Andersen (left) and his brother, Karl Andersen, work to modernize Andersen’s Foreign Car Service, a business that has been in Colorado since 1953.
Golden, Colo.—When Al and Ila Andersen decided to relocate their established repair shop, Andersen’s Foreign Car Service, from West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood up the road to Golden in the late ’70s, some thought it was a risky move.  The desired building, a six-bay body shop, was surrounded by...
John Anderson, owner of Anderson Automotive, relies on the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo for much of the shop’s management and technical training.
Olathe, Kan.—Like most “overnight successes,” Anderson Automotive faced its share of growing pains to get to nearly $2 million in annual sales from the 21-bay, nearly 15,000-square-foot shop. “Making the transition from technician to owner is probably one of the hardest things for anybody to do,”...
Shoreline, Wash.—The 68th Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC) will be staged March 28-30, at the award-winning Professional Automotive Training Center (PATC) on the campus of Shoreline Community College (SCC) just north of Seattle. With a theme of “Dedicated to Hands-on Learning,” the...
From left: Standing near their award-winning SEMA Mustang are Phillip Skelton, sales and marketing manager; Zac Thureson, lead technician on the Mustang project; and Brandon Knowles, shop owner.
Everett, Wash.—Simply said, Brand-X Customs does not fit the description of a typical collision repair shop for several reasons. While the facility does provide collision repair, it offers much more, said Phillip Skelton, who handles marketing, sales, and does coating work at Brand-X. Founded 12...

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