Regional Coverage

Lakewood, Wash.-The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) has announced new dates — Oct. 25-26 — for the Automotive Training Expo East (ATE East) at the Doubletree Hotel in Spokane.      “We’ve been sold out the past six years at ATE in Seattle, and our members have asked for more...
May 31-June 2 * Oregon Trail Rally, sponsored by the Oregon Rally Group and sanctioned by the American Rally Association (ARA), Portland and Mt. Hood, Ore. Visit www.oregontrailrally.com. June 7-9 * Spokane Festival of Speed, presented by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN), Spokane...
Registration 6:30am - 7:30am - Shotgun start 8:00amTwin Oaks Golf Course - 1425 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos Pro Shop 760-591-4700• Single Players $ 130.00 Each• Foursome $ 495.00 Team• Lunch Only $ 30.00 Each Golfer Fees includes: Round of Golf, Cart, Range Balls, BBQ lunch and 2 drink...
The 2019 CARSTAR powered Miss Rock display hull is taking shape at Go Fast Turn Left’s Maple Valley shop
Seattle, WA (May 23, 2019) - CARSTAR is pleased to announce a partnership with KISW 99.9-FM “The Rock”, and Go Fast Turn Left Racing for the 2019 Seafair unlimited hydroplane race.  Go Fast Turn Left’s brand-new race boat will be known as CARSTAR Powered Miss Rock for the August 2-4 event on Lake...
Students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in Santa Ynez, California, were excited to receive their Black Rock wheels from The Carlstar Group.
SEMA has partnered with five high school automotive tech programs across the country to customize five Jeep Wrangler TJs. The semester-long build program is in the second year of a pilot that aims to introduce auto-shop students to customization by providing hands-on learning experiences with...
Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Automotive Service Technician John Dolson took this photo of the damage in the dealership’s service department.
An EF-3 tornado left a path of destruction in Jefferson City, Mo., at close to midnight Wed., May 22. Although there were multiple injuries, including for victims trapped under rubble in houses and businesses, no fatalities were reported at press time. At least two automotive businesses were...
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, today announced it has expanded its collaboration with Amazon.com to provide tire installation services at over 400 additional Monro retail tire and...
Wheat Ridge, CO (May 21, 2019) — The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) proudly announces the addition of Sheri Hamilton, Executive Director of the Midwest Auto Care Alliance, to the Education Team (EDU). Hamilton coordinates VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City, the...
 Jerry Lentz retires, ALI board to elect new chairman at fall annual meeting
Cortland, New York (May 22, 2019) – Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri) will serve as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors effective May 22 following the retirement of Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Kentucky). Schanze, who is...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2019. While the market experiences a mild decline, new vehicle registrations are trending to exceed 1.9 million sales in 2019. According to the California Auto Outlook First Quarter 2019, market share for non-luxury SUV’...

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