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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 * 2104 ATRA Powertrain Expo, sponsored by the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.atra.com. Nov. 1-3 * 2014 International Big R Show (in conjunction with AAIW), sponsored by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Changes at Cadillac. GM’s Cadillac division, with Johan de Nysschen as its new leader (formerly with Audi and Infiniti), announced Sept. 24 that the CT6 will be the new flagship of the luxury line when the model is released late next year. “The Cadillac CT6 continues our brand’s...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
New era. The Volvo XC90, a vehicle that revolutionized the SUV market across the globe for 12 years, ceased production in August. The second-generation XC90 will begin production in January 2015 and Volvo said the all-new unit will include the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
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...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
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...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:11
OREGON      Four Forward Lift distributors and installers in the nation have received Lift Inspector Certification from the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), including Shop Equipment based in Tigard. They join nine lift specialists from the inaugural group certified last year....
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:11
Aluminum XE. On Sept. 8, in London, Jaguar will stage the world premier of its XE model that features an all-new modular architecture developed around a fifth-generation of bonded and riveted aluminum technology used on XJ, XK, and F-Type models. The compact sports sedan has a new aluminum alloy,...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:11
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...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:11
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...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:11
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. Aug. 13...
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