Regional Coverage

Shawnee, Kan.— Just 23 miles up the road from Shawnee Mission Ford at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., the first aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 rolled off of the assembly line in mid-March. It’s one of only two plants in the country building the new truck, and the first mass-produced...
Montebello, Calif.—One of the oldest Chevrolet dealers in the U.S. is Chevrolet of Montebello, formerly Ostrom Chevrolet, opened in 1929, Chris Teague, dealer principal, said. “We put together a deal with the previous owner and opened as Chevrolet of Montebello on May 1, 2010,” he said. “We chose...
Irvine, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) will present its 2015 Summer Conference, June 12-14, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, featuring expanded management training sessions and technical training tracks, 2015 ASCCA president Steve Vanlandingham said. “This year’s theme is...
Sacramento—The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing an Innovative Technology Regulation to provide defined, near-term certification and aftermarket conversion approval flexibility “for the transformational truck and bus technologies that California needs to meet its long-term air...
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 1, 2015) –  Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway earlier today. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends...
Hotchkiss’ culture of honesty is backed by supplier partners Denver—An unrequited love for his best friend’s sister and her boyfriend’s 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass is what led David Hotchkiss, owner of Hotchkiss Auto Repair, to a career in automotive repair at the age of 15. It’s now 35 years later,...
COLORADO The Car Care Council Women’s Board Summer Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 13-14, at the Denver Hyatt in Denver. The summer conference will offer world-class speakers, teaching personal and professional development skills, and education on the latest trends affecting the automotive...
Briant Grossi, owner of LAE, has “chased electricity” in automotive systems for more than 30 years. He’s recently invented a parasitic drain diagnostic tool that will be available for order in August.
Lakewood, Colo.—Briant Grossi, owner of Lakewood Auto Electric (LAE), has been ”chasing the electricity,” as he puts it, for 16 years, working exclusively as an automotive electrical systems diagnostics and repair specialist. The shop has earned a reputation over the past 30 years as electrical...

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