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From left: A & E Tire Store Manager Roger Klapp, US Autoforce Sales Representative Vern Krantz, and A & E Tire Commercial Sales Representative Jeremy Quattlebaum wait to take a spin around the track. (Photo by Shane Rohleder)
COLORADO Capital Paint & Refinish LLC was one of five distributors awarded the 2018 ColorSource Elite Diamond Award at the annual Colorsource conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award was presented to distributors with three years of consecutive growth. ColorSource is a network of BASF single-...
Gary Rice (left), service manager, and Corey Swift, owner, met for the first time in 1997 over the phone when Rice was still working at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts (then Checkers). That call laid the foundation for a partnership that is going 20 years strong.
Littleton, Colo.–It wasn’t necessarily Corey Swift’s plan to partner with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts when he started his shop in a two-bay garage in 1997. In fact, the only thing on his mind at that time was making his first rent payment. But he knew he needed a parts and equipment supplier that would...
DENVER (June 27, 2018) – Record smashed: Nearly 810,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of seven percent from last year and the highest number since AAA Colorado began tracking 18 years ago. The vast majority -- nearly 650,000 --...
Grant will support PLAYPass Program in association with City of Boulder Parks and Recreation.
BOULDER, Colo. (June 26, 2018) – Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, with support from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., presented a $10,000 check to the Play Boulder Foundation on Tuesday, June 26. The donation will help support the launch of the organization’s PLAYPass program by providing scholarships to...
Fans Had Opportunity to Hammer Down in the CARSTAR Challenge Race and the Fastest Driver Took Home the CARSTAR Challenge Race Trophy
CHARLOTTE (June 22, 2018) — On Saturday, June 16, the CARSTAR Colorado Business Group put the pedal to the metal for as the title sponsor for Thunder on the Mountain at Bandimere Speedway.  It was the fifth year it has sponsored the popular drag racing event. This year, CARSTAR opened up the fun to...
Colorado Springs, CO -- Toyo Tires® and Flying Lizard Motorsports will assault the 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) this Sunday, June 24.  The No. 45 Flying Lizard / Toyo Tires McLaren 12C GT3 has been tuned-and-tested to race the 12.42-mile, 156-turn public toll road...
Jared Aftsten(r) and Daniel Garcia both from Pikes Peak Community College, competed in the new Damage Analysis competition.  Jared finished 1st at the high school level and Daniel finished second at the college level.
Colorado Springs, Colo -- Six Colorado collision industry students are headed to National competition in Louisville, Kentucky this June instead of the usual four. Forty-eight students from five technical schools across the State competed in the Colorado 2018 SkillsUSA collision industry...
The ASA Board and the directors of Lincoln Tech congratulate scholarship winner Robert Wierman.
COLORADO ASA Colorado will host several training seminars throughout the Denver-metro area and on the Western Slope in June. On June 5-6 from 6-9:30 p.m., Greg Marchand will deliver a seminar on “Telephone Skills” and “Dealing with Upset Customers” at Western Colorado Community College, Room 171,...
A Mopar dragster shoots fire from both exhausts at Bandimere Speedway’s annual Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals.
Automotive racetracks throughout Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and western Kansas provide opportunities for all motorsports enthusiasts and spectators to enjoy the sport of racing on asphalt and dirt from spring to fall throughout 2018.   COLORADO Bandimere Speedway, an NHRA-sanctioned dragstrip in...
Parts Tony Guardian (right) and Wholesale Parts Consultants John Southwell (left) and Steven Totta are the cornerstones of the wholesale parts operation at Mercedes-Benz of Denver.
Denver metro—As the Denver-metro area continues its economic and population boom, its rapid growth isn’t just noticeable in new construction dotting the skyline, but also in the region’s automotive repair business. As independent service providers (ISP) proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.