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Fletcher, NC, (December 6, 2018)…The North American motorsports division of MAHLE, MAHLE Motorsport, announces Joe Maylish has recently been hired to lead the company’s marketing department from headquarters in Fletcher, NC. MAHLE is the world's largest piston manufacturer, and the leading piston...
2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders winner “Tux,” 1969 Chevy Camaro
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - December 4, 2018 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that an array of dazzling cars and trucks wearing PPG colors took top honors at the recent 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Cars and trucks that used PPG’s automotive refinish products claimed eleven awards including the Battle of...
2018 Channel Partner of the Year Award - Pictured Left to Right: JC Washbish, Fletcher Lord Jr., Fred Bunting, Dan Rader, (Seated) Christa Bryant, Scott Street, Greg David
Aventura, FL - The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance names Valvoline 2018 Channel Partner of the Year. Valvoline was welcomed to the stage as this year’s winner during the Alliance’s annual Channel Partner supplier awards ceremony at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, FL. “Valvoline is honored to have been...
     Jasper Engines and Transmissions is pleased to announce the naming of Joe McDonald as Vice President of Sales.      Joe started his career as a JASPER Outside Sales Representative at the Baltimore, Maryland, branch over 22 years ago.  He has been a Regional Vice President of Sales for 19 years...
Hartford, CT… Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has announced several organizational changes in its Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group. These include the appointment of Lee Burtelson as New VPGM for Engine Repair, the retirement of former...
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2018) – Today, Shell Oil Company (“Shell”), in conjunction with Sonoma Raceway and Speedway Motorsports Inc., announced Make the Future California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas will return to Sonoma Raceway as the 2019 competition venue from April 3-6, 2019. “Make...
From left: Ron Fornaca of Frank Subaru, Darryl Holter of Felix Chevrolet, and Todd Blue of indiGO Auto Group, are winners of the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award.
Three Southern California new-car dealerships have been chosen among dealerships across the U.S. to receive the TIME Dealer of the Year award for exceptional performance and their tireless efforts to improve their communities and the world around them. Members of the Automotive Trade Association...
Zisser Tire Wholesale added the OTANI line of passenger tires.
St. Louis-based Energizer recently acquired Spectrum Brands’ Global Auto Care Business (Spectrum Auto Care) in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $1.25 billion. The acquired portfolio includes some of the industry’s most globally recognizable brands, including Armor All, STP and A...
This 1940 Ford pickup built in Oregon City was a top pick for a custom build at SEMA 2018
ALASKA      Sand Lake Automotive is a finalist in the Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific Region Torch Awards for 2018. Owned by Tim Mason, the Anchorage shop is one of 100 businesses of all types in seven states that are competing in the BBB’s most prestigious award for ethics in business....
Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch office in Sacramento to better serve the businesses in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The newest branch is located at 1424 North Market Boulevard #70. “This region of California and Nevada has rapidly grown over the years, and...

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