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SONOMA, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – NHRA race fans can bid  on incredible race-weekend experiences and collectibles in advance of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals race weekend during the Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) online charity auction. The auction features VIP experiences with current NHRA...
WHAT:             The NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, kick off back-to-back weekends of drag racing in the Sonoma Valley, as the facility will also host the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 28-30. This weekend’s event will feature 10 racing classes from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag...
SACRAMENTO –The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with NAPA AutoCare, an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. Since 1984, the NAPA AutoCare family has grown to over 16,000...
SONOMA, Calif. (July 5, 2017) — Charitable programs combined to raise record amounts for local youth groups during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Sonoma Raceway, June 23-25.More than $271,000 was raised during the race weekend, the majority of which will...
Owner Gary Siegel owns San Francisco Auto Repair, which repairs 35-60 cars a week.
San Francisco, Calif.—A former mechanic, auto tech training instructor, tech line manager and service manager, Gary Siegel, the owner of San Francisco Auto Repair has worn a lot of different hats during his career spanning four decades. By learning as much as he could at every turn, Siegel, 59,...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CAWA has announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. CAWA is awarding $11,250 in scholarships this year to 11 individuals, among them are George Williamson – the highest award – The Mort Schwartz Award — DeAnza College, and Matthew Cunningham, College of the...
The crew at Pearson Buick GMC is knowledgeable and possesses more than 15 years of experience on average.  From left, are Parts Adviser Derek Brandon, Parts Adviser Steve Starr, Parts Manager Len Bradley, Wholesale/Assistant Manager Steve Sakai and Parts Adviser Robert Ochoa.
Sunnyvale, Calif.—By focusing intently on its wholesale efforts and establishing ongoing relationships with more than 2,000 Bay Area collision repairers, Pearson Buick GMC is thriving under the leadership of Parts Manager Len Bradley. With a highly seasoned crew of 14 people consisting of five...
Sacramento, Calif.—California’s new motor vehicle market remains strong with more than two million vehicles expected to be sold in California in 2017. During the first quarter, the market grew nearly 1 pecent while sales nationally declined 1.4 percent. “2017 has seen slower growth in California...
O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Oscar Manzo is Counterman of the Year.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Mazda North American Operations announced the names of 123 U.S. dealerships that have been recognized with the 2017 Mazda Gold Cup award. The Gold Cup award is an exclusive designation given to a Mazda dealership for its focus and dedication to customer satisfaction and new...
From left: Jerry Kubitsky, Jack Molodanof, Stuart Terry, Steve Vanlandingham, Dave Kusa, John Eppstein and Mitch Mendenhall network at the 2017 ASCCA/CalABC/CAA Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day.
Sacramento Calif.—Every April, the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA), California Automotive Business Coalition (CALABC) and California Autobody Association (CAA) co-host the Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day in order to meet with their representatives at the...

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