Northwest

October 2014 - Calendar of Events

October

Oct. 4 * Annual Lights-on Campaign (in conjunction with Fall Car Care Month), sponsored by ASA-NW, various locations in the Northwest region. Visit www.asanorthwest.com or call 253-473-6970.

Oct. 4-5 * 2014 Maryhill Hill Climb, sponsored by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN), Goldendale, Wash. Visit www.sovren.org for details.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Alignment and suspension experts provide retail and wholesale services with an ‘old-school’ approach Kent, Wash.—Two longtime associates and business partners for 20 years have created what Co-owner Mark Hewitt said is an “old-school approach” to how Puget Sound...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Scottie’s Auto Body takes wait-and-see approach to structural aluminum repair investments Hillsboro, Ore.—Cookie Landauer said rather than trying to hire new technicians at Scottie’s Auto Body, she prefers to “grow them” inside the shop.  “It’s really...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has an updated listing of secondary and post-secondary schools and institutions that have become NATEF-certified on their website (www.natef.org). While most post-secondary colleges and proprietary schools with automotive training...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Chehalis, Wash.—Located 10 miles south of Chehalis, Hassler’s Auto Body Inc. may not be the typical collision repair center, but their business over the past 20 years has grown and their location is unique for attracting customers, said Darryl Hassler, who owns the 5,000-square-foot...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Portland, Ore.—State Farm may still be the largest auto insurer in Oregon, but it’s no longer the best, according to the latest survey of Oregon collision repair shops. The survey by the Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) asked shops to grade the Top 20 auto insurers in the...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
IDAHO      Brian Coulson of Idaho Falls won his first A Street R class national championship at the 42nd Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships on Sept. 4, in Lincoln, Neb. Coulson won the two-day race event in his No. 148 Hoosier/StranoParts.com Chevrolet Corvette. The...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
While others scaled down, Bob Park expanded collision, restoration, and mechanical shop — doubling grosses Portland, Ore.—While others were scaling back during the recession, Bob and Jeannie Park took an opportunity it offered to expand. After 15 years of operating Superior Performance...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) named its 2013 “Vendor of the Year” and “Representative of the Year” at its Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 27th annual Summer Conference, Thursday, Aug. 7, in Vail, Colo. More than 100 channel partners were...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Veteran shop owners nurture three-year growth pattern Eugene, Ore.—Over their 30-plus years in the automotive business, Bill and Lori Filley have survived two major economic recessions, and come out strong both times. Their latest venture, Prairie Road Automotive, has experienced three...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Kent, Wash.—On a recent Parts & People visit to Torklift Central, it was quickly apparent that this business offers much more than hitches, towing products, and affiliated services. Presenting the tour were Matt Lynch, general manager and vice president of retail operations; Katie Brown,...
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