Northwest

This 1951 Ford from Auburn won the Winfield Award at the 18th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals.
IDAHO      Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch operation on Victory Road in Boise to better serve the Treasure Valley, southern Idaho, and eastern Oregon. “Our Pacific Northwest region has rapidly grown over the years, and this new branch in Boise is our way of thanking our...
Owner Doug Greenfield is installing a new software system that will allow each technician to have a laptop and enter data for service advisors to track job progress.
Kent, Wash.—When Kent Performance Auto Center was founded in 2008, Co-owner and general manager Doug Greenfield said he never imagined that almost 10 years later the business would be what it is today. “We transformed from a general repair shop working on all cars and light trucks to a maintenance...
Kevin Hurley manages a team of 26 employees at the Kendall Collision Center. He has developed a process where every car gets scanned, regardless of whether an insurance company is paying for it.
Eugene, Ore.—Kevin Hurley doesn’t hesitate when asked what he sees as some key industry issues. “I think the biggest thing we’re dealing with right now is the vehicle scanning issue,” said Hurley, manager of Kendall Collision Center. “I think everybody has got to get on board with that. We have...
NW Calendar   Aug. 31 * ASA Northwest Family Fun Night at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com, or call 253-473-6970. Sept. 2-3 * 2017 Columbia River Classic, presented by Sovren Vintage Racing, Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. Visit www.sovren.org. Sept. 8-10 *...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – August 22, 2017 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 400 stores in 20 states, is pleased to recognize Dean Frank (dba West Coast Tire Pro) as the new owner/operator of the Renton, WA location and Thomas and Mary Flinders as...
SEATTLE (August 17, 2017)— The CARSTAR Puget Sound Business Group hosted another hugely successful charity event, upping its total raised to more than $77,000 for the Seattle Children’s Hospital over the past two years, including some $37,000 during its recent 12th Annual CARSTAR Charity Golf...
(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...

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