Regional Coverage

The raceway sustained a few grass fires and damage, and it escaped without harm to structures and facilities.
Sonoma, Calif.—Sonoma Raceway opened its doors and 50 acres of campground to Northern California fire evacuees in October as flames licked the outer edges of the facility. “At its peak, we probably had 75 RVs and tent campers in our parking lot and a few folks who went through our temporary...
The partnership kicks off with “The History of the Radiator” exhibit, which opened October 1, 2017
Los Angeles, CA. (October 3, 2017) – Prestone Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, and the Petersen Automotive Museum announced today a partnership that elevates the 90-year-old Prestone brand as an American and automotive cultural icon. One of the world’s greatest automotive...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) are proud to announce that the Wheat Ridge High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Team will open the CARS Grow Your Own Technicians...
Chris Fairless is now regional sales manager for Bestop and will be based in Southern California.
CAWA has announced a partnership with BAR regarding a consumer education focus on the motoring public’s warranty rights. CAWA, along with its national partners, the Auto Care Association and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), introduced a bill this session in California, to require new...
Owner JR Montelongo at Mathews-Carlsen Body Works was hired as a detailer at the shop in 1978 and has co-owned the shop since 2003.
Palo Alto, Calif.—By building mutually beneficial relationships with its insurance partners and local luxury car dealerships while pursuing training and select vehicle certifications, Mathews-Carlsen Body Works is thriving in the middle of Silicon Valley. In continuous operation since 1955, the 10,...
Hines Performance Parts celebrated its 30-year anniversary.
Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes are winners of MTD’s 25th Tire Dealer of the Year Award. The second-generation Rhodes brothers operate 62 retail stores in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Kentucky with an estimated $80 million in sales, MTD reports. Since they purchased the business from their father...
Gregg Cordes (left) and Lance Getz, who is also general manager, have partnered to open Quincy Auto Supply, a PPG Platinum Distributor and Auto Plus parts store, after Cordes purchased Abbott Supply’s automotive division.
Quincy, Ill.—After a long working relationship, Gregg Cordes and Lance Getz have partnered to open Quincy Auto Supply, the only independent parts and paint store in that town, after buying Abbott Supply’s automotive division. As Cordes’ third Auto Plus-affiliated parts store and PPG Platinum Plus...
IDAHO      Firebird Raceway in Boise wraps up its 50th anniversary year this month with Lucas Oil and NAPA Auto Parts races among its offerings. The track had an exceptional golden anniversary season with its most extensive schedule of events April-October, including the Boise Roadster Show, Great...
Owner Chad Dearth shows off a transparent “Vossen Red” Vossen Wheel at KC Trends Motorsports. Vossen offers 24 transparent finishes and 24 solid finishes.
Overland Park, Kan.—Faced with competition from online retailers, KC Trends Motorsports prospers in offering unique products and services, Owner Chad Dearth said. “As the economy changes and as the internet continues to flourish, the showroom, in my opinion, is always going to be important in our...
Sept. 29-30 * 2017 Fall Auto Swap Meet, Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. Visit www.portlandraceway.com. Oct.1-31 * Fall Car Care Month (Be Car Care Aware campaign), nationwide consumer awareness events for motorists. For CCM information, plus event promotion resources, visit www....

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