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Sonoma Raceway hosted the recent “Make the Future California” featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas with more than 1,000 students from 99 high schools and universities across North and South America.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA G&C Auto Body is adding and expanding shops in Sonoma and Solano Counties, reported the North Bay Business Journal. G&C Auto Body has a dozen shops with the addition of a second Santa Rosa location earlier this year when it acquired Larkfield Body & Paint in the...
The 2018 schedule for Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford is set, and the “2018 Season Pass” is now available.
Northern Californian racing enthusiasts can get ready for an lineup of racing all over the region. Racers from amateurs to veteran professionals will be competing in NorCal tracks from now through Thanksgiving.   Here’s a list of every track from Antioch to Ukiah — big and small and everything in...
ASCCA Political Affairs Chairman David Kusa (left) and ASCCA/CAA Legislative Analyst Jack Molodanof prepare to take on the Capitol at 2018 Legislative Day in Sacramento.
Sacramento, Calif.—Every year, the ASCCA/CAA Joint Legislative Day enables shop owners from throughout the state to meet with their political representatives to discuss current laws and pending bills that can greatly affect their businesses. On April 24, approximately 40 members from both...
Parts Director AJ Killian (left) and Audi Service Manager Jeff McDougall have been working together for more than a decade at Elk Grove Audi.
Elk Grove, Calif.— Elk Grove Volkswagen’s Parts Manager AJ Killian, who has a total of 40 years experience with VW and Audi, started out as a parts consultant and then was promoted to management.   “I wanted to get into the management side of the industry and run a department,” he said. “The timing...
The crew at Accurate Auto Body consists of five women in the front office.
Richmond, Calif.—Whenever any business builds a new location from the ground up, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. But, by working closely with the contractor and assisting them to keep on schedule, Accurate Auto Body, owned by the Cichon and Silva family, opened its new 27,000-square-...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2018. While market conditions continue to shift on both the state and national level alike, 2018 California vehicle sales are still projected to be above 2 million for the fourth straight year in a row. According to the...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 22, 2018) – An incredible collection of more than 300 cars will be on display in the paddock and on track when the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) returns to Sonoma Raceway for the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 1-3. Racers and fans will enjoy this Gold...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 14, 2018) – North Bay students from 40 classrooms and clubs will take part in the 5th annual STEM Race Car Challenge, presented by Friedman’s Home Improvement. This curriculum-based program, a partnership with Sonoma Raceway, Kid Scoop News and Friedman’s Home Improvement,...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 15, 2018) – In recognition of the devastating wild fires that ravaged the North Bay in October, Sonoma Raceway will utilize its largest event weekend to support the theme “Sonoma Rising,” an initiative to honor those affected by the disaster, salute first responders and lend...
PLANO, TX APR 26, 2018 ­ Repairify, Inc., the makers of the patented asTech diagnostic device have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for their thirty-eight full-service collision repair centers in California. The solution...

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