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This 1949 Hudson from Oregon, shown here on display at SEMA 2018, is one of the featured cars in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams shop calendar.
OREGON      The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 2, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Oregon’s original and only Oregonian-owned vehicle auction is one of the most popular on the West Coast. For details, visit www.petersencollectorcars.com.      Ken Scales Auto Repair in Medford...
Brenda Wolslegel, of the ASA Northwest staff, is the coordinator for ATE to be held in March near Seattle.
SeaTac, Wash.-The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), set for March 22-24 at the DoubleTree Hotel near Sea-Tac International Airport, is still accepting registrations for the training event, said Jeff Lovell, AMAM, president and executive director of ASA Northwest (ASA-NW), the event producer.     ...
 Mark Simons (center), pictured with Lakewood Service Adviser Mario Speer and Service Manager Kassandra Lane, says he supplies his staff with the best tools and processes available for them to succeed.
Lakewood, Wash.-When Mark Simons realized his shop management system was phasing out, he began looking for alternatives, eventually landing with Protractor in 2012. “We wanted a system that would house the data and contacts for both of our shops and Protractor was the best fit for us. Later on, we...
Owners Louie and Laura Cohn said this 1949 Cadillac has been a longterm restoration project at D&L Restoration.
Lynnwood, Wash.—D&L Restoration has experienced growth, a major move, as well as business development issues over the past 10 years, but owners Louie and Laura Cohn are pleased with what the company has accomplished in its niche market. “When we purchased the business, there were few business...
Feb. 2 * Petersen Collector Car Auction, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Feb. 9-10 * 45th annual Corvette & High Performance Meet, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup. Visit www.corvettehp.com. Feb. 15-17 * Spokane International Auto Show, Spokane...
Mike Melting, automotive instructor in Keizer, has been honored by his district for his efforts as a teacher and volunteer.
IDAHO Technician Dan Nelson of Larry Miller Subaru in Boise was recently honored at the ASE Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He received the Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year award based on top scores on his ASE tests, as well as job excellence and community service. Nelson...
Jeff Lovell
The Auto Care Association’s Auto Care Factbook indicates that the automotive aftermarket is currently a $392 billion industry and is expected to reach $433 billion in 2021. And with that comes the growing pains of challenges and opportunities. Today’s issues for repairers may sound familiar, but...
Service Advisers Lance Smith (left) and Shawn Swarm (right) work with Service Manager Kirk Erickson at AG Automotive.
Portland, Ore.—Known since 1993 as AG Diesel, the north Portland shop, owned by Cameron Tormanen, is now AG Automotive to reflect its expansion into passenger car, SUV, crossover, and other light-duty vehicle service and repair, said Kirk Erickson, AAM, longtime service manager at AG who handles...
Chris Chesney
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) has announced the keynote speakers for the Automotive Training Expo (ATE), March 22-24, at the Doubletree Hotel adjacent to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The three-day extensive training event features speakers at two...
Bill and Suzy Dallas moved from Portland for family reasons but found a new home for their collision repair and restoration business.
Mt. Angel, Ore.—Bill Dallas and his wife, Suzy, sold their home and collision shop in Portland, Ore., in 2015 to move about 40 miles south to care for an aging parent. As it turned out, a building in the area that had been a body shop since the 1940s was for sale, so they opened Mt. Angel Auto Body...

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