Northwest

The ASCCA is very excited about our two special events taking place in conjunction with our September Team Weekend event September 7-9 at Cuyamaca college -- will feature information on the ASCCA Degree Program Sept. 7 from 1-4 p.m., and the Connected Cars Training Sept. 8, from 1-5 p.m. Click the...
Louisville, Ky.-With more than 16,000 students, teachers, and industry partners in attendance, the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) provided hands-on skills contests in 100 various trade, technical, and leadership fields. Held June 25-29, in Louisville, Ky.,...
Aug. 5 * Coburg Car Classic, downtown Coburg, Ore. Visit www.coburgcars.com. Aug. 8 * Annual Golf Tournament, ASA Northwest, Eagles Pride Golf Course, DuPont, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com, or call 253-473-6970. Aug. 11 * 7th annual Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show, Washington County...
The overall winner and recipient of the Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year is the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
Vancouver, Wash.—A 97-year-old hanger at the Pearson Air Museum on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site was the headquarters for the 2018 Drive Revolution (DR), an annual event presented by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). Automotive journalists from British Columbia,...
The two top sellers at the Mecum Auction at the Portland Expo Center were a Ford GT and Chevy Camaro.
IDAHO The Lewiston Hot August Nights car event and concerts takes place Aug. 23-25, in downtown Lewiston. The three-day event features two classic car and motorcycle Show n’ Shines, a Les Schwab Sports Truck & 4x4 Show, multiple music events, and food booths. The largest event of its kind in...
Wapiti NW Fleet Services Owner John Muonio is pictured with son, Alex, a shop helper at the company.
Vancouver, Wash.—With what he calls a passion for fleet service, John Muonio has developed Wapiti NW Fleet Services into a key player in Clark County and Portland areas since founding the company in 2014. With an AA degree in automotive technology from Mt. Hood Community College in nearby Gresham,...
Shop owner Kevin Morse says revenue is down but profits are up since ending the company’s direct repair agreements with insurers.
Battle Ground, Wash.—Kevin Morse points to two significant changes he’s made at Elite Collision Center in the past year: ending all of the shop’s direct repair program agreements with insurers, and joining an Axalta-sponsored “business council” (20 group). “For at least the last 10 years, we’ve had...
Greg (left) and Spencer Hodes are second- and third-generation transmission business leaders at Transmission Exchange Co. in Portland.
Federal Way, Wash.—A vehicle’s powertrain system is the lifeblood of generating power and delivering it to the road. Working in conjunction with one another, engines, transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and other components are key to the functionality of vehicles. And in today’s world of...
STAUNTON, Virginia, July 12, 2018 – From an appearance at Federated member Foreign Auto and Truck Supply (F.A.T.S) Auto Parts Warehouse to his first time racing in the state of Alaska, NASCAR legend and Federated spokesperson Kenny Schrader made quite an impression during his recent visit to the...
Dawn and Jim McCoy had longed talked about owning a business together before buying Lents Body Shop.
Portland, Ore.— When Jim McCoy closed on the purchase of Lents Body Shop in 2016, he opened the doors to processes and practices he gleaned from his of his involvement in an Akzo-sponsored 20 group. “For the first few years, the group was concentrated only on lean processing,” McCoy said. “Now we’...

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