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Cranbury, NJ…CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, offers a special series of AJUSA gaskets for applications on a wide range of BMW 6-Cylinder engines (95-present). These gaskets have been specifically designed to solve persistent oil leaks from the oil...
IRVINE, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Touring Car season is about to kick off the second half of a very competitive year and Mazda racers are in the thick of the battle.  Independent Mazda racers are competing in the Touring Car (TC), Touring Car A (TCA), and Touring...
The deadline for credential requests for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway, Aug. 28-30, is Monday, Aug. 17. To apply for credentials, visit www.smicredentials.com and apply for access to the site.  Once approved, you MUST return to the site to request your credentials.  Receiving...
STURGIS, S.D. (Aug. 5, 2015)—Second, first, first, first. Those are Keegan Kincaid’s finishes here at The Legendary Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex after he broke out the broom to sweep the Battle of the Chip, TORC’s return to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In a near exact replay of Tuesday’s race...
STURGIS, S.D. (Aug. 5, 2015)—An impressive crowd at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally watched part-time TORC Series PRO Light driver Kyle Kleiman earn his first-ever class victory Tuesday at the Battle of the Chip at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex. It was a hard-fought,...
Detroit, Mich. — Mike Freeman, market segment manager for BASF R-M Automotive, spoke to Parts & People at NACE about enhancements to the company’s Onyx HD refinishing system, which combines waterborne and low-VOC solvent into a single line, sharing a common set of toners. “Our big focus is...
Detroit, Mich. – Limited to 30 attendees, the Young Technicians Symposium offered the first time this year at CARS for technicians making the jump from general repair to diagnostics.      Led by Jim Wilson, senior training instructor-Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC, the all-day intensive...
IRVINE, Calif. (August 3, 2015) – The first of five annual signature club racing events is in the books with the completion of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA)  2015 Western States Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  74 Mazda entries across multiple classes meant ample...
Warren, Mich.—OTC has released a set of synthetic body tools, designed especially for use on aluminum panels. As many high-volume vehicles are using aluminum in body components, there is potential challenge and opportunity for collision repair shops to be prepared with the necessary tools and...

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