Northwest

April 2014 Northwest People & Places

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     The Heap Herders Spring Bling car show and swap meet, the largest community event in Caldwell, is set for April 26, at Memorial Park. The event features music, vendors, street rod and classic cars and parts, as well as a breakfast and lunch. Entry fees are optional, with proceeds benefiting local charities. For details, call 208-459-8283.

 

MONTANA

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
One may not think of a luxury Lexus as a rock climber like the Jeep Wrangler, but this classy SUV has plenty of attributes to allow it to do many things, including tow up to 7,000 pounds. Our recently tested Lexus LX570 was equipped with a Multi-Terrain Anti-Lock Braking System, full-time four-...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Cornelius, Ore.—Like a growing number of body shop owners, Neal Knight went to SEMA last fall to look at more than just collision repair tools, equipment, and products. “I’ve decided our next venture here will be to open up an off-road shop,” said Knight, the owner of Cherry...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Portland—It may not be the typical repair shop scenario in today’s world, but Jay’s Garage, located at a busy intersection in southeast Portland, has a rich history in the neighborhood and a healthy respect for its longtime customers, Owner Jay Dykeman said. After military service...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
‘Without the proper tools in today’s world, and the right training to use those tools, you’re in over your head,’ says owner Dryden, Wash.—Albin Moore, AAM, and his wife, Alice, jokingly say their repair shop is the largest one in town. And right they are, as Big...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Art Morse Auto capitalizes on community growth and marketing to expand customer base Battle Ground, Wash.—“It was not that many years ago that we had dirt roads through town and just a handful of businesses,” said Art Morse Jr., president of Art Morse Auto Repair. “Today,...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Wenatchee, Wash.—Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has a long history in this central Washington community, said Bob Greiner, an ASE-certified Master Technician who serves as director of the college’s Automotive Technology program. Greiner joined the program several years ago with an...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Leavenworth, Wash.—The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) staged its semi-annual retreat, Jan. 23-26, in the picturesque mountain town of Leavenworth, which was unusually snowless during the event. Friday’s events included a general business meeting with reports from ASA-...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Portland—Though a severe winter storm led to a smaller-than-anticipated turnout for the Northwest Tire Dealers Association’s (NWTDA) 58th Convention and Tire Expo in early February, those who showed up had the opportunity to participate in two days of training programs ranging from TPMS...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Portland — Bill Hall is pleased with the two journeyman technicians who work with him at Bill Hall Body & Frame. But he’d like to add just the right additional employee or two. “I’d like to find someone who wants to apprentice here,” Hall said, inside his 6,500-...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Fun-to-drive 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD offers usable features      The 2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD we recently tested provided plenty of features we like, and it was a fun rig to drive. SUVs top the list of the vehicles we most like to drive, but full-size sedans,...
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