Northwest

Salem, Ore.—House Bill 4087 that affects bonding related to motor vehicle liens has passed in the Oregon Legislature. Originally HB 3322, the bill mandates that a business must have a minimum $20,000 bond prior to attaching or claiming a lien on a vehicle. The bill did not pass in the 2017 session...
A 1962 International Travelette was part of The Drive Home rally from Florida to Detroit.
OREGON The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 3, 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. Two new automotive related programs at high...
Dan Gilley
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) has announced the keynote speakers for the Automotive Training Expo (ATE), March 16-18, at the Doubletree Hotel across from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The three-day intensive training event features speakers at two...
Jeff Curtis (standing), former diesel technology instructor at Bellingham Technical College, presents Hands-on Basic Electrical at VMMC 2017.
Shoreline, Wash.-The 69th annual Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC) will again be held at the Professional Automotive Training Center (PACT) on the campus of Shoreline Community College (SCC), March 27-29.      Designed originally by a University of Washington professor who determined...
Jim Houser uses AllsystemsMax at Hawthorne Auto Clinic.
    In today’s automotive business environment, having shop management systems that provide efficient and productive internal systems is imperative to the financial success of repair facilities. Data from tracking labor to overall sales to parts procurement, as well as electronic customer...
Shop owner Gene Cross still likes to work on vehicles out in the shop.
St. Helens, Ore.—When a man walked into St. Helens Auto Body recently, company founder Gene Cross immediately recognized him as having been the shop’s first customer three decades earlier. “You fixed my son’s car recently, too,” the man told Cross. “As you can see, we’re now working for the...
Randall Fehr stands between 1966 and 1970 Lotus models that will have major restoration work performed at Horton Restorations.
Seattle—Several years ago Parts & People visited a totally nondescript building in Seattle’s SODO District that is nestled amongst a variety of industrial buildings. With just 30 Horton St. above the door, few would know what really occupies the inside space — a combination of three unique...
  Feb. 3 * Petersen  Collector Car Auction, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Visit www.petersencolectorcars.com. Feb. 9-11 * 2018 Spokane International Auto Show, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane. Visit www.spokaneautoshow.com. Feb. 10-11 * 44th annual Corvette & High-Performance...
LYNNWOOD, WA – January 1st, 2018 – The Wesco Group Inc. announced today it completed the merger of the KC Auto Paint family of companies into the Wesco Group Inc. KC Auto Paints opened its first store in Spokane WA, in 1978 under the leadership of Bob Cross, the KC family of companies has since...
Adam Robertson instructs class at ATE
SeaTac, Wash.—There are 20 scholarships available to attend the Automotive Training Expo (ATE), March 16-18, at the DoubleTree Hotel near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Scholarship applications can be accessed on the ATE website (www.atetrainingexpo.com) under the “Training” page....

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