Northwest

Hundreds of Northwest high school and post-secondary students will take part in the Skills USA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC) June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,000 career and technical students who won state contests in their respective fields will participate in the...
A muddy 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition won its category and was selected as the Best Overall Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year at Mudfest 2016.
Shelton, Wash.-The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) named the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition as the 2016 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year at its annual event, affectionately called Mudfest. Twenty-six automotive journalists tested and scored 28...
The Pierre Ford wholesale parts staff work the phone room near the extensive parts inventory housed in the main parts department. Wholesale staff includes from l., Rutherford Barry, Peter Pond, John Miller, and Adam Peters.
Seattle - Bill Pierre Ford celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 in the Lake City District of the Emerald City, said Parts Director Bud Guyette who has been with Pierre for 46 years. “The third generation currently operates the six dealerships in Seattle and Everett,” he said. In addition to Ford...
May 25 * Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) special event with Mecum Auctions, World of Speed museum, Wilsonville, Ore. Call NATA at 800-730-7282. May 28-29 * 2016 Surf N Shine Car Show, in conjunction with the Grays Harbor County Expo, Convention Center, Ocean Shores, Wash. Visit www....
David Higgins, a top international rally driver who has won the Rally America series national championship many times, traverses the course at the Olympus Rally in 2015 in the No. 75 Subaru Rally Team USA car.
IDAHO Rated as one of the top events of its kind, the 31st annual Lost on the 50s Car Show takes place in Sandpoint May 19-22. “It’s more than car show; it’s a fun event for the whole family” said a 2015 attendee. Over its four days, the event features a extensive car show, vehicle parades, street...
Chris Chesney, a 40-plus year veteran of the automotive industry who leads a team of more than 45 North American trainers at CTI, addressed ATE attendees at the Saturday luncheon on the importance of training and education.
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), held in late March, was an overwhelming success, said Jeff Lovell, AAM, president and executive director of ASA Northwest and the ATE event producer. “We had sold-out attendance at the three days of training sessions, plus we had a sold-out trade...
Standing near the parts department at McCabe’s Automotive Specialists are Ken Davis (l.), service advisor; Ashley McCabe, customer service representative; and Owner Rick McCabe.
University Place, Wash.—Rick McCabe, AAM, has nearly 40 years under his belt as a shop owner, but he said he continues to get training and be involved in marketing groups. He opened an Enco service station in 1972, and founded McCabe’s Automotive Specialists on 1978, selling the former business in...
Mike Crabtree said keeping his shop at its current size gives the business more flexibility in the jobs they take, and more control over the quality of work they do.
Bend, Ore.—Mike Crabtree said he sometimes wishes his 4,000-square-foot shop was a little larger. Then he remembers when he had more employees than he currently has, he had more overhead and more demands. “We're better off to stay where we are,” the owner of Crabtree’s Auto Body & Paint said. “...
April 29-May 1 * 26th annual Alaska Custom Car & Cycle Show, McDonald Center, Eagle River. Visit www.alaskacarshows.com. May 7 * 34th annual Spring Classic & Auto Exhibit, sponsored by Portland Transmission Warehouse (PTW), S.E. 11th & Clay Streets, Portland. Call 800-444-4556. May 7 *...
March 26-27 * Northwest Rodarama Rod & Custom Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Showplex, Puyallup, Wash. Visit www.nwrodarama.com. March 31-Apr. 2 * Mid-America Trucking Show (the largest annual heavy-duty truck industry event in the world), Kentucky Convention Center, Louisville....

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