Regional Coverage

Anthony Frohwien, technical product specialist for Federal-Mogul Motorparts in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., brings training to the repair shop through the Garage Gurus mobile program.
SEMA attendance was reported to be more than 100,000 this year and occupied one million net square feet.
From l., Gerard Uhls, instructor at Jefferson College, Owners Charlie and Debbie Shelton, and Gary Boyher, professor at Jefferson College, coordinated with students to volunteer for Veterans Day.
Arnold, Mo.—Meineke in Arnold, Mo., provided current and former military personnel with a free “Basic Oil Change” on Veterans Day. It was the fourth year of the promotion at that location. Owners Charlie and Debbie Shelton estimated that more than 100 free oil changes would be completed by the end...
Denver-based Western Automotive Warehouse Distributor (WAWD) owners Rob Johnston (l.) and Rick Yancey (r.) meet with Momentum USA Inc.’s Skip Carroll, director of engineering and production development (second from l.) and Bruce Mardar, vice president of sales.  They inspect an AmeriPRO premium brake bad that will debut in 2016.
SEMA attendance was reported to be more than 100,000 this year and occupied one million net square feet.
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Sonoma Raceway is at full speed this holiday season, distributing more than 4,600 pounds of non-perishable food to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and victims of the Valley Fire in Lake County through the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) following the raceway's 15th...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2015) — Fifty-five Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $380,000 in grants that were recently awarded by the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. In total, $379,357 was distributed to youth-...
BETHESDA, MD – October 29, 2015 – – The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer (CEO) to succeed Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14 years. Hanvey, who...
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Denver—When Hyman Wright opened his automotive recycling business in the Mile High City, the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos didn’t exist. Wright, who opened his business at West 18th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in 1945, named his yard Stadium Auto Parts after his then-neighbor, the Denver...
Tacoma, Wash.—Donald “Bud” Williams, owner of Bud’s Machine & Engine Shop, has had a varied career in the machine shop world for over more than 60 years. “My dad was a machinist and I bored my first block when I was 14 years old,” he said. A Tacoma native, Williams said he got the name “Bud” as...
Colorado Springs, Colo.—In a move to increase students’ employability, Ralph Mills, collision program department chair for Pikes Peak Community College, aligned a portion of his curriculum with I-CAR earlier this year. High school and college students now have the ability to enroll in the new I-CAR...

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