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(Portland, Ore.) August 24, 2017, – Portland-based and family-owned auto parts distributor and retailer Baxter Auto Parts/Performance Warehouse has expanded their Central Oregon presence with the purchase of S & S Auto Parts in La Pine. This adds to two existing stores in Bend, and stores in...
Winfield Award Winner: 1951 Ford
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – AUGUST 3, 2017 -- A customized 1951 Ford wearing a gleaming PPG finish stole the show and drove off with the coveted Winfield Award for automotive excellence at the recent 18th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals held July 14–16 at the New York State Fairgrounds. Owned by Bruce Leven...
CHARLOTTE, NC (July 31, 2017) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Premier Collision Yelm at 103 1st Street N., Yelm, Washington 98597.  The CARSTAR location is...
Memorial contributions in honor of Robert P. Mallon can be made online to the NADA Foundation's Ambassadors Program
Robert P. Mallon, former president of the National Automobile Dealers Association and chairman emeritus of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, died on August 3. He was 83. "As a dealer, a NADA director and now chairman of NADA, I'm honored to have worked with Bob Mallon over the...
  NW Calendar   July 28-29 * Hot Summer Nights (car parade, car show, and music event), Riggins, Idaho. Visit www.rigginshotsummernights.com, or call 208-628-3615.   July 28-30 * 30th annual Goodguys Pacific NW Nationals, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup (Friday night vintage drags at...
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV,shown here driving the streets in Portland, was named as the Northwest Green Car of the Year at Drive Revolution.
IDAHO      Paul Danenberg, from the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, won the silver medal in Automotive Service Technology/post-secondary contest at the 2017 National SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference. More than 6,000 students in some 100 fields participated in the national...
Drivelines NW Owner David Lee shows some of a day’s driveshafts serviced at the Everett headquarters. A built-in redundancy in each shop ensures quality work and better-than-OE specs, he says.
Everett, Wash.—Drivelines NW (DLNW) celebrates its 45th anniversary in business this year and continues to be a major player in the Northwest market for driveshaft services that include building new units, providing R&R service, and supplying a wide variety of driveline parts, said second-...
Taylor Malone (left) works with Owner Jerry Smith at Valley’s front customer counter. Malone, granddaughter of the owners, provides front office support.
Renton, Wash.—To say that Beetlesmith’s Valley Auto, Truck & Fleet Service is not a typical repair shop may be an understatement, as the business has altered its course and available services over the years, said Co-owner Jerry Smith, who founded the repair shop in 1969 after serving as a...
Gee Automotive CEO Ryan Gee says his Spokane-based company acquired the Tonkin Family of Dealerships because he looks for great companies with great employees and culture.
Portland, Ore.—Independent shops that rely on Tonkin Parts Center for OEM parts likely have been wondering whether Gee Automotive, which recently acquired the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships, will continue the Tonkin focus on serving wholesale parts customers. “They can continue to count on us,”...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch office in Boise, Idaho, to better serve the businesses in all of southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. JASPER’s newest branch location is at 8484 West Victory Road in Boise.     “Our Pacific Northwest region has rapidly grown over the years, and...

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