Regional Coverage

Chicago—Two key battles — one in Congress and one in the courtroom — could have a dramatic impact on the future availability of non-OEM crash parts. Not surprisingly, both the legal battle between Ford Motor Co. and the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA), and proposed federal legislation...
NEVADA Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Hot August Nights auction, held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Aug. 6-8. After listening to fans, Barrett-Jackson has adjusted its hours to feature the auction during the day so that fans may attend other Hot August Nights...
Overland Park, Kan.—The aftermarket has witnessed much change in recent years, from parts proliferation to industry consolidation — and challenges, from “who owns the data” and advancing vehicle technology to technician training. There will be leaders and losers, and the differentiating factor will...
Assured Performance Network in Laguna Hills, has appointed Rick Sparks as vice president of consumer awareness, responsible for eTail marketing, leading Assured Performance’s consumer advocacy efforts, and driving its online and social media presence. “The collision repair industry is ripe for the...
NORTHERN CALIFORINA Rory Balmer, of Twin Peaks Auto Service, in Twin Peaks, is April’s ASCCA’s Member of the Month. Balmer is a past ASCCA Chapter 14 president and a past ASCCA Membership Committee chair. While working full-time at his business, he also attends De Vry University, where he is...
Ventura, Calif.—Over the past 20 years, Fast Undercar has steadily grown as a wholesale distributor of automotive aftermarket undercar parts to professional installers, national auto repair chains, and independent auto repair garages, Bruce Douglass, company founder  and CFO, said. Douglass...
The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) an ANSI accredited product certification body, hereby makes public announcement that 200 of its Annual Inspection Labels were stolen when the vehicle of an ALI Certified Lift Inspector was broken into and vandalized near Buffalo, NY on the night of April 20...
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Colorado students recently competed in the State SkillsUSA contest, April 9, at Pikes Peak Community College, and the first-place winners will go on to National SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky., June 22-26. Students who won the statewide SkillsUSA competitions will take...
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2015) – The 2.2-mile racetrack just outside Monterey, Calif., city limits has carried the name Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca since 2000. But this weekend it was more like Mazda MX-5 Raceway. On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and his teammate Andrew...
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,...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.