People & Places

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...
PurePower Technologies exhibits at HDAW 2019 and introduces its expanded turbo and injector lineup to the aftermarket.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has promoted John Carlson “JC” Washbish to vice president of Marketing. Washbish will continue to lead the marketing efforts for the Alliance including promotions, branding, communications and events. He was previously the director of marketing having joined the...
February 21, 2019,Auburn Hills, Michigan – Mopar recently announced its lineup of Mopar “Top Tech” and “Top Advisor” award recipients,recognizing 100 technicians and 30 service advisors out of a pool of 35,000-plus candidates across the nation. Award winners hailfrom 40 states across the country. “...
BETHESDA, Md. – February 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the latest recipients of the 2019 World Class Technician award. In partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the two organizations provide this annual designation to recognize...
LENEXA, Kan. (February 27, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) will hold their 38th Annual Shareholder and Supplier Conference, March 20-22 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year, the conference will feature a new format for the supplier one-on-one meetings allowing APA shareholders the...
LENEXA, Kan. (February 27, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) will hold their 38th Annual Shareholder and Supplier Conference, March 20-22 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year, the conference will feature a new format for the supplier one-on-one meetings allowing APA shareholders the...

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