Northwest

Vintage race cars on the track at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Historics race at Pacific Raceways that features multiple classes of racers.
A diverse combination of auto races, car shows, truck pulls, and performance events are scheduled throughout the greater Northwest this year. More than 600 diversified races are scheduled at tracks from Alaska to southern Oregon, and from Spokane to Boise, featuring dragsters, stock cars, modifieds...
Ben Ford has managed the Vancouver Auto Group’s body shop since 2010.
Vancouver, Wash.—Ford Motor Company’s aluminum F-150 pick-up is only one example of how collision repair is becoming more and more vehicle model-specific. “Ford has made a drastic turn in the past five years in terms of the amount of information they give you on how they want you to fix a car,”...
Co-owner John McDermott (left) and Paolo Vasquez say the $100,000-parts inventory features products that they can’t get quickly or involve older vehicles.
Seattle—Car Tender has been a fixture on Seattle’s bustling Capital Hill since 1971, said Owners John McDermott and Russell Kimble. The trained import duo, both ASE-certified Master Technicians, purchased the import repair facility in 1999 after careers as Volkswagen/Audi and BMW technicians at...
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury won the 2017 Best Overall Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition.
Shelton, Wash.-The Ridge Motorsports Park, the Northwest’s premier motorsports complex, was the site for the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s (NWAPA) annual Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Competition, also known as Mudfest. Staged May 3-4, the event involves two days of on- and off-...
Barry Barrett, of RLO Training, instructs a capacity crowd during one of two AMI-approved classes he instructed at ATE.
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), held late March at the DoubleTree Hotel near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, set a record for the number of training participants who attended the 10th annual event. “Our training classes sold out well in advance, and we had to turn away some...
Owner Mike Peterson reviews data on the Hunter alignment system computer at Burien Frame & Wheel Alignment.
Burien, Wash.—It was 1955 when Burien Frame & Wheel Alignment opened for business, said current Owner Mike Peterson, who purchased the business from its founder in 1982. “Many of the alignment shops in the area were patterned after this one because it had been around for a long time.” Peterson...
Dustin Caldwell says that over a number of years, his shop has developed and refined a lean production team system.
Eugene, Ore.—During more than a dozen years as a collision repair shop owner, Dustin Caldwell sometimes found his enthusiasm for the business waning. “At times, I just allowed the insurance industry to kind of bully me and ruin my day,” said Caldwell, the second-generation owner of Old Dominion...
Parts Manager Scott Eney (left) and Wholesale Specialist Matt Allen say partnering with Wholesale Leaders allowed Roy Robinson Subaru to instantly expand its footprint.
Marysville, Wash.—The Roy Robinson name has been a fixture in the Marysville community for decades, as Robinson established his Chevrolet dealership in 1958, an RV center in 1975, followed by a Subaru store in 1983, said Scott Eney, parts manager, who joined the store in May 2014 after 26 years at...
Apr. 29-30 * SOVREN Spring Sprints Vintage Car Races, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Visit www.sovrenracing.org. May 13 * 35th annual Spring Classic Car Show, sponsored by Portland Transmission Warehouse, S.E. 11th and Clay Streets, Portland. Call 800-444-4556. May 13-14 * 2017 Olympus Rally,...
The Renaissance Roadster, created in Portland, is the 2017 Ridler Award winner.
OREGON The Boyd Group Inc. has announced openings of Gerber Collision & Glass centers in McMinnville and Newberg. The two formerly operated as True Form Collision Repair since 1998 and 2003, respectively. “Both of these locations are in busy, high traffic areas, complement our seven other...

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