People & Places

Sonoma Raceway hosted the recent “Make the Future California” featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas with more than 1,000 students from 99 high schools and universities across North and South America.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA G&C Auto Body is adding and expanding shops in Sonoma and Solano Counties, reported the North Bay Business Journal. G&C Auto Body has a dozen shops with the addition of a second Santa Rosa location earlier this year when it acquired Larkfield Body & Paint in the...
AACF Champion program is supported by aftermarket brands and individuals.
NATIONAL The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a “compliance warning” to Hyundai Motor Company in April regarding violations of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (MMWA)’s prohibition against tie-in sales of branded products and services as a condition of warranty coverage. FTC specified the...
This 1932 Ford Coupe, known as Whiplash and built by Steve’s Restoration in Portland, will be a featured vehicle at the Mecum Auction in Portland.
ALASKA Ben Brooks from Hutchison High School in Fairbanks won the state’s SkillsUSA competition in Automotive Service Technology. He is eligible to attend the national SkillsUSA competition June 27-28, in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,200 students from high schools and colleges will compete in more...
RIVER VALLEY MEMA recently weighed in on Missouri House Bill 1444, which if enacted would eliminate the vehicle inspection program in that state. In a letter sent to all members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...
The Navy is using the Envision Solar EV ARC to charge the Nikila NZT tactical electric vehicle
The California New Car Dealers Association announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities, including more than $4.5 million to California chapters of the American Red Cross. The distribution of funds comes from what was once the California Motor Car...
NORTHVILLE TWP., Mich., May 29, 2018 – Aisin Group, one of the largest Tier One automotive components manufacturers in the world, today announced that Bob Clark has been promoted to vice president, North American Aftermarket Sales Division. Clark, who had been general manager of Aisin’s Aftermarket...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – MAY 22, 2018 -- PPG recently was named a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100 Award for its innovative PAINTMANAGER® XI software platform, designed for its global refinish customers. The annual award program recognizes 100 organizations around the world that exemplify the highest...
(L to R): Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts; Michael Cardone III, executive chairman, Cardone Industries; and Bo Fisher, chairman, Federated Auto Parts.
STAUNTON, Va. – May 22, 2018 – Michael Cardone Jr., co-founder of Cardone Industries, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame. The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place during the recent Automotive Parts Services Group meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Cardone’s son,...
NGK's General Manager of the GM Account Toshio Lewis (left) and Vice President of OE Kent Howard.
Wixom, MI (May 15, 2018) – NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors for the 10thtime during GM’s 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida. GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have...
(L to R): Steve Corey, David Arriaga and Jamie Nixon of Denso; Mike Mohler, The Group; Frank Choi, Steve Wellman, Rodney Whitlow and Masa Yamada of Denso; and Roy Kent, The Group
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – May 14, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) and 1Parts recently presented two international vendor awards for member support in North America as well as globally. The awards were presented during The Group’s member meeting held in...

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