Will Rogers returns to Denver from Spokane, Wash., to serve as the Denver DC’s general manager.Seyfer (center) and Jim Tapp with Lifetime Service Awards at the recent ASA-CO Summit held at Lincoln Tech. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has donated a 2012 Dodge Durango to  Arapahoe Community College.Engine Pro’s new catalog features hundreds of new applications and several new lines.

Mountain People & Places - March 2018


Will Rogers has been named general manager for NAPA’s Denver distribution center. He replaces Riley Pratt. Rogers’ career with NAPA spans 31 years, which began in Albuquerque, then in Denver where he served as the DC’s district manager and sales manager for eight years, Spokane, Washington D.C., serving as general manager, and finally back to Denver last summer.

Don Seyfer, owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, and Jim Tapp, owner of Tapp’s Garage in Denver, received Lifetime Service Awards at ASA-CO’s annual Summit on Jan. 27. at Lincoln Tech in Denver.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has donated a 2012 Dodge Durango to the MOPAR Career Automotive Program (MCAP) at Arapahoe Community College (ACC). “The 2012 Durango will be a tremendous asset for our students and program,” said Jerry Viola, director of Automotive Technology at ACC.  “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a highly-valued industry partner, and we appreciate the continued generosity and support.”

Engine Pro, based in Wheat Ridge, Colo., has published its latest performance parts catalog featuring hundreds of new applications and several new lines. The 2018 catalog includes new parts and applications for GM LS engines and performance diesel engines as well as improved coverage on other lines. The 52-page printed catalog is available to engine professionals from any one of Engine Pro’s 36 independent warehouses. It may also be downloaded from www.enginepro.com.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced it will have Spring Career fairs April 13, Denver, Manheim. “This is the third year for our Spring Career Fair schedule and students continue to respond to the events in record numbers,” said Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode. “The Career Fairs are key components of the Foundation’s mission to support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities.” Companies interested in participating in the events can contact Eckenrode at 847-463-5244.

Two license plate bills have been introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives. The first bill would increase the mileage limitation from 6,000 to 9,000 miles per year for special-interest vehicles and permit the vehicles to have personalized plates. A second bill would allow historic vehicles to have a single plate. Under current law, a “historic car” is a motor vehicle that is more than 30 years old, and a “special-interest vehicle” is a motor vehicle that is collected, preserved, restored or maintained by the owner as a leisure pursuit, and is not used for general or commercial transportation. Both bills have passed the House Transportation Committee and been sent to the House Floor.

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