compiled by Jerold B. Smith

January 2015 - Northwest People & Places

ALASKA

NAPA Auto Tech will present Electrical World Class Diagnostics seminars for technicians in February at three locations in the state: Feb. 17 at the Hutchison Career Center in Fairbanks — contact Jay McFetridge at 907-388-2592; Feb. 18 at the Wasilla NAPA Training Center in Wasilla — contact Andy Rogers at 907-745-6272, and Feb. 19 at the NAPA Auto Parts store in Anchorage — contact Clint McElwee at 907-563-3637.

 

IDAHO

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Stable forecast. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has projected that 16.94 million light-duty cars and trucks will be sold or leased in the U.S. during 2015. “Rising employment and wages, continued low interest rates, and lower gasoline prices all signal an increase in new...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
DECEMBER Dec. 9-10 * 2014 Light-Duty Emission Control Symposium, sponsored by SAE, Troy, Mich. Visit www.sae.org. JANUARY Jan. 22-25 * Semi-Annual Retreat & Management Conference, ASA Northwest, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com or call 253-473-6970. Jan. 22-25 * 2015...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
IDAHO Doug Dugger, the owner of Custom Auto & Repair, a Federated Car Care Center in Idaho Falls, is the grand-prize winner of the national Federated Car Care “Pick Your Pickup” Sweepstakes. As part of his prize, Dugger received a trip for two to Las Vegas and badges to attend both...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Kia electrifies. Kia has launched its first all-electric vehicle, albeit in California only for now. Using the platform of its most popular vehicle, the Soul EV starts at a reported $33,700, less the $7,500 federal tax credit, and a $2,500 electric vehicle rebate for California buyers. In 2015, the...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
IDAHO Four students at Brigham Young University in Rexburg have been named recipients of the 2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship program. They include Ryan Call, Leonard Howe, Tyler Nelson (Performance Warehouse Association & Light Truck Accessory Alliance Award), and Harmon Newhouse. The Specialty...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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