Northwest

Brian Thorpe poses on a custom motorcycle that is on consignment with Global Elite Motors, which shares space with Global Car Care.
Wenatchee, Wash.—Brian Thorpe has few illusions about what it takes to operate a full-service automotive repair shop and provide exemplary customer service. “With us at Global Car Care, it involves our technicians who have a high level of expertise and are accurate, caring, and persistent,” he said...
Brothers Nathan (left) and Joel Baxter say their experienced staff leads their shop to $1.3 million in annual business with an average RO of $742.
Bremerton, Wash.—Brothers Nathan and Joel Baxter have been providing service and repair to Olympic Peninsula customers for 36 years at B&B Auto Repair. And with precise tracking, they said their underhood service represents 75 percent of overall business in today’s market. “Diagnostic work is...
The Precision Tec Platinum Plus diagnostic tool has offline European programming and data graphing.
SeaTac, Wash.-The Automotive Training Expo (ATE) has sold out its more than 60 management and training classes for the March 22-24 event at the Doubletree Hotel across from Sea-Tac International Airport. For those registered for training classes, there is a trade show on Friday and Saturday...
Conrad “Butch” Jobst honored Kandie Jennings-Molly with the ASA-NW Outstanding Member of the Year.
Leavenworth, Wash.—Much was discussed at the recent ASA Northwest (ASA-NW) Semi-annual Retreat & Management Conference, Jan. 24-27, in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth. From its new apprenticeship program to government affairs and various chapter reports, members from Washington and Oregon...
March 2-3 * 2019 Mega Show, Competition Specialties, corporate headquarters, Auburn, Wash. Visit www.compspecialtites.com. March 8-10 * 47th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show, Expo Idaho, Boise. Visit www.firebirdonline.com. March 10 * Spanaway Moonshiners 4x4 Swap Meet, Washington...
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...

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