Northwest

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Bend, Ore.—When Robin Barnes and Patty Rauch opened a second location for Professional Auto Body in 2006, the Central Oregon economy was rocking. “We were bursting at the seams over here,” Rauch said of the company’s original 10,000-square-foot shop.  “We used to...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Seattle—Growing up on the Olympia Peninsula, Wade Lawson, AAM, said he worked on a variety of vehicles and equipment, but it was not until 2005 that he entered the automotive repair business with the purchase of EuroCar Service, located in the Roosevelt/University District in Seattle. Lawson...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
NAPA chain provides wholesale parts to four counties with $7.3 million inventory Port Orchard, Wash.—Westbay NAPA Auto Parts has seen tremendous growth over the years in both the number of stores it has developed and the geographic region it serves, said Ken Price, president of the business...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Olympia, Wash.—Jessica Dana is not the typical race driver on the scene for several reasons — primarily because she does not come from a racing family. “I never thought I was going to be a race car driver, let alone race at all,” said the 19-year-old Dana. “At first it...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Bellevue, Wash.—Eastside Autoworks had its beginning in 1972 as Chasworth Automotive, said Glenn MacMillan, a 23-year employee of the shop prior to buying it from Chuck Worthington in 2006. The 4,500-square-foot shop has seven lifts and focuses on Audi, VW, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, Lexus,...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Hillsboro, Ore.—Portland-based Performance Warehouse (PW) staged its 31st annual trade show at its 225,000-square-foot Hillsboro warehouse in late April. More than 1,000 industry professionals attended the Saturday evening and all-day Sunday show that featured more than 500 vendors selling...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Boise, Idaho—The owner of Mike Minegar’s Auto Body doesn’t hesitate when asked about some of the good decisions he’s made in business. “About a year ago I got involved in the Idaho Autobody Craftsman Association,” Mike Minegar said. “That was probably one...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
ALASKA         The 2014 Midnight Sun Cruise-in & Car Show, one of Alaska’s largest car shows, takes place June 20-21, at Wedgewood Resort and Fountainhead Antique Car Museum in Fairbanks. The show will feature more than 200 pre-1985 cars — ranging...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
June 1 * 42nd annual Early Ford V-8 Car Show, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Wash. Visit www.efv8psrg.org. June 1 * All-Mopar Spring Roundup, sponsored by MOPARS Unlimited/Seattle, Mariner High School, Everett, Wash. Visit www.moparsunlimited.com. June 13-14 * Car d’Lane Classic Car...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:19
     Thousands of 11th and 12th grade high school automotive students across the country participated in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills tests and hands-on competitions over the past few months. Sponsored by Ford Motor Co. and AAA, the contest is designed to encourage students...
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