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TACOMA, Wash. (July 25, 2017) – America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing America’s automotive heritage – will be holding its fifth annual “Cars & Cigars” Signature Event at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington on July 28. Cars & Cigars will...
LOS ANGELES, CA – July , 2017—Saleen Automotive, Inc. will reveal their 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs, both street and race versions, at the largest gathering of Mustangs in the Northwest — the Mustangs Northwest Roundup 2017.!  Activities begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday...
June 30-July 2 * 2017 Pacific Northwest Historics race, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Visit www.sovren.org. July 7-9 * Portland Rose Cup Races, Portland International Raceway, Portland. Visit www.rosecup.com. July 13-16 * Annual Mustangs Northwest Roundup, including a MCA judged show, Bellevue...
Evan Moore (left), PTE Transition Coordinator in the NIC Office of Advanced Opportunities, and Colby Matilla, director of KTEC skills center in Rathdrum, are shown in the shop area of KTEC’s Automotive Technology program. (Photo by Jerold B. Smith)
ALASKA The state legislature adjourned May 17, without passage of Senate Bill 50 that would have imposed a $50 per tire fee on studded tires. The original bill, submitted by Sen. Cathy Giessel, of Anchorage, in February, included a $75 fee per tire, but due to a multitude of opposition expressed by...
Dale Smith displays a BG 9300 intake and emissions service machine at the Wagonmaster Washington main office.
Tacoma, Wash.—Wagonmaster Washington (WW) was formed in 1994 when a group of owners purchased the former Dravis Distributing, said Dale Smith, assistant general manager and sales manager for the company. “Originally, we served all of Washington State, however, in 2016 we sold our eastern Washington...
From left: Jerry, Carol and Larry Jackson have been third-generation owners and operators of Jackson’s body shop since 1998.
Salem, Ore.—The Salem market has been changing in recent years with large national chains buying several of the independent shops in the area, but that hasn’t changed Jackson’s Body Shop crew’s focus and work ethic when it comes to repair and community outreach. “It remains to be seen what kind of...
SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 20, 2017) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) 2017 Ride and Drive Dealer Training Program – a five-city tour across the U.S. – kicked-off in Seattle, Washington. The annual program helps educate YTC dealers on Yokohama products while improving their driving skills. “The Ride...
June 2-4 * Spokane Festival of Speed, presented by SOVREN, Spokane County Raceway, Airway Heights, Wash. Visit www.sovrenracing.org. June 4 * 36th annual All-Mopar Spring Roundup, Mariner High School, Everett, Wash. Visit www.moparsunlimited.com. June 16-17 * Mecum Auction, Portland Expo Center,...
The Subaru Rally Team USA of David Pastrana and Robbie Durant take flight during the 2017 Oregon Trail Rally.
IDAHO      The 40th annual Little Ceasars Pizza Great American Fox Hunt returns to Firebird Raceway, June 16-17. One of the most popular events in the region, the Fox Hunt features Jets, Funny Cars, Outlaw Wheelstanders, and others from throughout the western U.S. over two nights of races. For...
Hundreds of Northwest high school and post-secondary students will take part in the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC), June 19-23, in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,000 career and technical students who won state contests in their respective fields will...

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