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Sean Scott, of Chevron, discusses current oil industry trends at an ASCCA Chapter 48 meeting.
Chevron’s Sean Scott presented an overview of current oil industry trends and the future of the marketplace at a recent ASCCA Chapter 48 meeting in Brea. As a Chevron automotive installed technical business consultant, based in Los Angeles, Scott discussed how consumers research service locations...
Mike Teeman, Galpin wholesale parts department manager, says he is fortunate to have the best team in the parts business, from the warehouse and call center reps to his outside sales reps so one salesperson can take care of all of one customer’s needs.
Van Nuys, Calif.—Galpin Motors, in North Hills, honored by Ford as the No. 1 volume car and truck dealer in the world for decades, has expanded its brand family over the years to include Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus, Volvo, Volkswagen and Kia, plus Galpin Auto Sports (...
Rob Huntington, collision center manager at Puente Hills Body Shop, gives his team credit for the shop winning the 2016 National Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year Triple Crown Award.
City of Industry, Calif.—In a time when more and more new-car dealerships are closing their body shops, Frederick E. Hitchcock, owner of Puente Hills Toyota, founded in 1978, did just the opposite when he moved the dealership to its new location in 2003. “I applaud Mr. Hitchcock for his decision to...
On July 18 and 19, California Air Resources Board (CARB) held workshops to discuss clarifying CARB’s definition of racing vehicle. California’s law currently defines racing vehicles as a ‘competition vehicle not used on public highways’ (Health & Safety Code § 39048). CARB exempts these racing...
Bert Boeckmann, chairman and CEO of Galpin Motors, was honored at a luncheon by Ford executives for his exemplary work in the automotive retail industry. Galpin Ford was also given a Top 100 Dealer Award, and Galpin Lincoln was presented with a Top 20 Dealer Award.
NORTH HILLS, CA (July 20, 2017) – Southern California’s Galpin Motors today announced its Chairman and CEO, Bert Boeckmann, was presented with Ford Motor Company’s first “Dealer Hall of Fame” award in recognition of his lifetime of achievement, outstanding performance and inspirational leadership....
SACRAMENTO –The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with NAPA AutoCare, an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. Since 1984, the NAPA AutoCare family has grown to over 16,000...
Chicago, Ill. (2017) –Prestone® Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, is commencing a search for extraordinary vehicles to participate in an extensive rally throughout Los Angeles, covering ground from the historic Hollywood Hills to the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The rally,...
GARDENA, Calif., July 6, 2017 – The Carroll Shelby Foundation was a key sponsor of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ (CHLA) inaugural Walk L.A. event, which raised funds to improve healthcare for children. The fundraiser eclipsed its goal as over 1,200 people participated in the 4-kilometer walk on...
From left: The management team at family-owned PAC/PBI includes KR Banaag, marketing specialist; Jason Hsu, senior buyer/project manager; Lisa Hsu, president; Jeffrey Hsu, quality assurance manager; Justine Hsu, operations manager; and Jeniffer Hsu, senior buyer/project manager, who actively work to improve company efficiencies.
South El Monte, Calif.—Pacific Auto Company (PAC) is an ISO 9001-certified warehouse distributor of automotive collision and cooling parts, founded in Downey in 1981 with just three employees by Dr. Yungtai and Lisa Hsu as Pacific Best Inc. (PBI). Much has changed since then and now the next...
Andy Daniels was chosen ASCCA Member of the Month for April.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The ASCCA Membership Committee has selected Andy Daniels as the ASCCA Member of the Month for April. He is the second-generation owner of Frank’s Automotive and president of Chapter 26,. “Being a member of the ASCCA has greatly benefited my business,” Daniels said. “We save...

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