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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...
Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as the SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018.
compiled by Shane Rohleder   COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175...
Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City
MIDWEST Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City after 21 years with the company. Dunkin previously worked for Hunter Engineering as a sales representative from 1986 to 1997. Taking over the role of sales manager will be Joel Ecton. Ecton can be reached at joel@...
National PRONTO’s Bill Maggs (left) presents the Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award to Federated’s Larry Pavey.
The Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award was given to Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group and president, Federated Auto Parts. The award is given to an individual who has contributed in a unique and monumental way while employed in the auto care industry. The award was presented by...
BASF was honored with a BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2018 as the winner in the Sustainability category. BMW Group said BASF achieved the best performance in CO2 emissions in the report published by the non-governmental organization CDP. BASF’s anchoring of the fight against climate change within...
Airtex-ASC has named Trevor Lilovich as account manager, according to Charles Harris, senior director of sales and marketing for Airtex-ASC.
NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Nov. 27, 2018 – Airtex-ASC has named Trevor Lilovich as account manager, according to Charles Harris, senior director of sales and marketing for Airtex-ASC. “We are pleased to welcome Trevor to the Airtex-ASC sales team,” said Harris. “Trevor has an excellent reputation in the...

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