Regional Coverage

SANTA ANA, CA. – (Feb. 19, 2019) – Yokohama Tire has been named the presenting sponsor of FuelFest, an automotive festival to be held at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. FuelFest, hosted by co-founder Cody Walker and Fast and Furious star, Tyrese Gibson, will be held in memory of actor Paul...
LOVELAND, Colo. — McWHINNEY, Colorado-based real estate investor and developer with expertise in commercial, mixed-use, hospitality and multifamily assets and master developer of Centerra, joins Moreland Auto Group in announcing the planned addition of four car brands to Loveland’s Motorplex at...
DENVER (Feb. 18, 2019) – As temperatures fall across Colorado, electric vehicle owners take note: Your car simply will not be able to travel as far as it does normally. That's the takeaway from a new report from AAA, which found that cold weather can sap electric vehicle batteries of nearly half of...
From left: Fitzgeralds front end staff Jim Hughes, service advisor, Dan LaRose, owner, and Patrick Faubion, service manager, make customer service priority one.
Costa Mesa, Calif.—When Dan LaRose purchased Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center in 2000 from Don and Carmen Fitzgerald, who founded the shop in 1963 in a gas station up the road before moving to the present 5,500-square-foot location a few years later, they were ready to retire. “Business for them had...
From left: The following reps pictured are Russell Gray, Billy Batchlear, Ted Kuehn, Shane Clark, Kevin Jones.
The Oklahoma City branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2018 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 29th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in several sales categories.  In addition, the...
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ classes are available at Sacramento’s training center.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has released its latest slate of I-CAR certified courses for Valspar Automotive refinish paint brands; classes are available at Sacramento’s training center. Courses connect industry-leading expert trainers with painters and shop owners looking to maximize...
This 1949 Hudson from Oregon, shown here on display at SEMA 2018, is one of the featured cars in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams shop calendar.
OREGON      The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 2, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Oregon’s original and only Oregonian-owned vehicle auction is one of the most popular on the West Coast. For details, visit www.petersencollectorcars.com.      Ken Scales Auto Repair in Medford...
A 1960 Chevrolet Impala, painted by Jeremy Pruneau (Manns Restorations – Festus, Mo.) and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, painted by Tony Goodrich (Tony’s Rod & Custom – Bunker Hill, Ill.) are being featured in Sherwin Williams 2019 Calendar.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has released its 2019 shop calendar, showcasing a full year of vehicle designs which includes a 1960 Chevrolet Impala, painted by Jeremy Pruneau (Manns Restorations – Festus, Mo.) and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, painted by Tony Goodrich (Tony’s Rod & Custom –...
Brenda Wolslegel, of the ASA Northwest staff, is the coordinator for ATE to be held in March near Seattle.
SeaTac, Wash.-The Automotive Training Expo (ATE), set for March 22-24 at the DoubleTree Hotel near Sea-Tac International Airport, is still accepting registrations for the training event, said Jeff Lovell, AMAM, president and executive director of ASA Northwest (ASA-NW), the event producer.     ...
Alan Kurtzberg, service director at Phases Truck & Automotive Repair in Colorado Springs, Colo., says coaching can make the difference between a shop’s success and failure.
Leadership development and business coaching “One of the things we’ve found while working with shops is that many of them don’t have defined roles for their employees,” Doug Bawel, chairmen and CEO of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, said during a seminar in Stapleton, Colo., one of 11 cities he...

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