compiled by Jerold B. Smith

August 2014 - Northwest Events Calendar

AUGUST

Aug. 5-8 * 2014 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, Association of Diesel Specialists, Wynn4 Las Vegas. Visit www.diesel.org.

Aug. 10 * 22nd annual All Ford & Mustang Show, Griot’s Garage, Tacoma, Wash. Call 360-459-3993 or visit www.piercecountymustangeclub.com.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
ALASKA      Dustin Jenne from the University of Alaska/Anchorage won a bronze medal in the Diesel Equipment Technology/Post-Secondary contest at the 50th SkillsUSA Championships in late June in Kansas City, Mo. More than 15,000 high school and college students, teachers, and...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Superb run. Alan Mulally, 68, stepped down as president and CEO at Ford Motor Co. on July 1, with the affable Mark Fields, 53, taking over the reigns as the top player at the automaker. Mulally has been highly applauded for turning Ford around in difficult financial times, without a government...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
IDAHO      Northwest Motorfest, sponsored by Les Schwab Tires, is set for July 12-13, at Expo Idaho in Boise. Drawing thousands of attendees from throughout the Northwest, the 12th annual event features a major car show and vendor midway, the Boise Muffler Holeshot Nationals...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
VW eco award. Volkswagen Group recently received the World Environmental Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klinger, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group of America and a...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Anniversaries. There are plentiful anniversary celebrations this year in the automotive realm, including the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. When the 1964 model was released, Ford expected sales of 100,000 units annually. On the first day of sales, dealers took...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Snoqualmie, Wash.—The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) staged its 20th outing to determine the best performing outdoor vehicle, April 30-May 1. The 2014 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition featured 23 vehicles from 16 manufacturers. Affectionately known as...
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...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
The event calendars in the Northwest for the 2014 season of auto racing, car shows, and performance events have expanded in the past few years. More than 600 diversified races are scheduled at tracks from Alaska to southern Oregon and from Spokane to Boise, featuring dragsters, stock cars, trucks,...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Electric news. Sales of plug-in and battery electrics for the U.S. market in 2013 hit 96,702 units, up from 53,000 in 2012. Of those sales, just more than 46,000 were 100 percent EVs. Hybrid-electric sales in 2013 totaled 495,530. With a plethora of new electrics and plug-in hybrids on the market,...
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