Regional Coverage

January Jan. 18-19 * Winter Rod & Speed Show, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Ore. Visit www.capracing.com/winter_show. Jan. 24-27 * Winter Retreat & Management Conference, ASA Northwest, Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com, or call 253-473-6970...
The two graphs above show market shares for primary segments during the first nine months of 2015 and 2018.
Sacramento, Calif.—The California new vehicle market is expected to close out the year at elevated sales levels. While there is a slight decline from recent years, new vehicle sales will be at the fourth highest total during the past 11 years and 2018 sales will likely exceed 2009 levels by more...
LITTLETON, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Nissan North America, Inc. has made a $10,000 donation to the Arapahoe Community College Automotive Service Technology program. “We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Nissan North America for their generosity,” said Jerry Viola, Director of the ACC Auto...
Sacramento, California – December 18, 2018)CAWA is holding its winter leadership meetings in Napa California next month. Committee and business meetings, social events and guest presenters on contemporary automotive issues will round out the event. There will also be a YANG Regional Meet -Up in...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (DECEMBER 6, 2018) ­ Classic Industries, the leader in quality restoration parts and accessories worldwide, has  released an all-new catalog for Ford Mustang enthusiasts that will include restoration, customization, performance parts and accessories for all 1964 through...
Community Wholesale Tire, which distributes tires to dealers in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, opened a new 77,000 square foot warehouse in Peoria, Illinois on Monday, 12/3/18.  The company currently operates warehouses in Kansas City,...
Photo courtesy of Joe Jacobson
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2018) – More than 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a festive day under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 14th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party. The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) to...
The 17th Annual Race for Automotive Education is planned for January 8, 9 & 10, 2019 at ProKart Indoor Racing, Burnsville, MN.  The event serves as the primary fundraiser for the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund, which provides financial resources to support automotive students, enhance...
TIA VP Brian Rigney of Dill Air Controls  with CTDA board member Billy Eordekian at TIA meetings 2018
The California Tire Dealers Association will hold its annual CTDA - Federated New Year Luncheon hosted by 1-800EveryRim – OEM Wheels, on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at Geezers Restaurant, 12120 Telegraph Rd., Santa Fe Springs, CA. “With continuing TIA and SEMA participation, the new year luncheon...
Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine in Aurora, Colo., and CARSTAR Jordan Road in Centennial, Colo., hoists his first-place trophy after the 3M Hire our Heroes 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boesel posted the top speed of the event, 153.87 MPH, to take the honors.
ST. PAUL, MINN., (OCTOBER 31, 2018)­ When the tire smoke cleared and the final results tallied, Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine and CARSTAR Jordan Road took home the top honors with a fast time of 153.87 in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500, outpacing representatives from top collision repair...

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