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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...
Axalta’s Michael Cash (seated left) and Sandy Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, are joined by members of Axalta and Ellis management.
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has acquired Ellis Paint Company, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial and automotive refinish paint products for an array of industrial applications and substrates. Headquartered in Los Angeles and founded in...
Scott Lawrence (center), owner of Dealers Service, Jose Moreno (left), I-CAR trained estimator, and Leno Gutierrez, manager, say a team approach has helped the shop grow 30 percent.
Santa Ana, Calif.—They say the only thing constant is change, and Scott Lawrence, owner of Dealers Service collision repair and painting, which opened in 1962, agrees. That’s why in 2016 he invested more than $200,000 in new tools and equipment to keep the shop current on ever-changing vehicle...
Eric Torstensen (left), co-owner of The Clinic Auto Center, and Oscar Padilla, partner/manager, are experienced in all types of custom, classic, and hot rod restorations, as well as mechanical work.
Long Beach, Calif.—Southern California is Mecca for classics, customs, and hot rods — with more than 350 car shows and cruises a year for enthusiasts to display their rides. So, it stands to reason that the hot rod and restoration market is healthy, with many high-quality shops catering to the...
MINNEAPOLIS – January 19, 2016 – House of Kolor, a Valspar Automotive brand, joins the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California this month at the Fairplex, 1101 West McKinley Avenue. Valspar Automotive’s custom brand will showcase nothing but color and candy at this year’s event in...
Jordan Holt and her daughter enjoy their new car.
PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 19, 2017) -- Golfers at the National Auto Body Council’s Golf Fundraiser in Palm Springs last week witnessed first-hand the impact of their support when a beaming young mother and her three-year-old daughter were presented with a Recycled Rides™ car fully loaded with toys...
NORTH HILLS, CA (Jan. 5, 2017) – Galpin Motors, the internationally known leader in automobile retailing and home of famous custom shop, Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), announced today that the VLF Rocket V8, formerly known as the Galpin Rocket, is officially in production and will be produced through...
Campbell, Calif.—Staying ahead of the game by pursuing ongoing training and adapting to emerging technology while being a leader at ASCCA, Dave Kusa, the owner of Autotrend Diagnostics Auto Repair in Campbell, Calif., is taking his veteran shop owner experience to guide ASCCA in 2017. As the 2017...

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