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Los Angeles, CA (March 4, 2019) – jmpr, a division of imre announced today that it has been named agency of record for Edelbrock, LLC, one of the world’s most iconic and innovative designers, manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket performance parts. jmpr, a division of imre, will support...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (February 28, 2019) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has been named to the list of World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune for the 5th consecutive year. The company placed sixth in the Motor Vehicle Parts industry, advancing one spot from 2018. This...
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA – March 1, 2019 - Tom Gage, one of the godfathers and early innovators in the Electric Vehicles (EV) segment, has joined forces with ‘The Hybrid Shop’ to lead their expansion efforts into the commercial EV market. He was introduced to The Hybrid Shop's dealer principals...
Schrader, an aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is the world-leading OE manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). This year, Schrader celebrates a humbling 175th anniversary with a new logo and positions itself as a technology centric business. The Schrader brand originally...
HMC Sales Rep Joe Ramos (left) and Mevotech Prize Pack winner Adan Castaneda of Castenada Brake Masters.
Mevotech has announced the winners of the drone prize pack at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) Jackpot Convention in Las Vegas, including Adan Castenada, owner of Castaneda Brake Masters, in Lake Elsinore, serviced by Hanson Distributing, in Pomona. Alliance customers who visited the...
Gipe Auto Color announced it will open the doors to its ninth location, serving the collision repair industry in the greater Lexington, Ky., area.
Gipe Auto Color announced it will open the doors to its ninth location, serving the collision repair industry in the greater Lexington, Ky., area. The new location at 1051 Floyd Drive Suite 100 in Lexington will be open to customer walk-ins, over-the-phone ordering, fax orders and online ordering....
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has best-in-class payload at 1,600 pounds.  (Photo by Jerold B. Smith )
People & Places          compiled by Jerold B. Smith   IDAHO      The 47th annual Boise Roadster Show will be March 8-10, at Expo Idaho in Boise. The event is a 2019 Western Division Summit Car Show Series stop that also features an International Show Car Association (ISCA)-sanctioned...
Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes will return to Sonoma for the first time in over a decade.
Legislation has been introduced to repeal 2018 California Exhaust Noise Law. California Assembly members Jim Frazier and Tim Grayson introduced SEMA-supported legislation (A.B. 390) to repeal a 2018 law (A.B. 1824) that amended how California law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust...
Axle & Wheel Aligning Co. in Old Town Wichita, Kan., caught fire recently.
Axle & Wheel Aligning Co. in Old Town Wichita, Kan., caught fire recently. Firefighters said no one was inside the building at the time and no one was injured. To gain access to the building, crews had to saw open a garage door. Firefighters say the bulk of the damage to the building is from...
Advance Auto Parts announced that Rawlins Auto Parts in Rawlins, Wyo., owned by Jeff McGuire, was among the 2018 Top Performing Independent Partner Award Winners. Winners, selected from more than 1,200 independently owned Carquest stores throughout the U.S., were chosen based on a variety of...

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