River Valley

Justin Bondurant began fabricating a few parts for his personal vehicle and within a few months started his own business.
Hillsboro, Mo.—In the spring of 2004, Justin Bondurant was becoming increasingly unhappy with the parts quality and options that were available on the market for his 2004 Dodge SRT-4. He began fabricating a few parts for his personal vehicle and posted pictures on internet automotive forums. Within...
As ADAS technology eveloves, low speed impacts could be dramatically reduced, and higher speed impacts could be lowered to be classed as medium, says Stuart Pope at a recent AASP-MO Gateway Collision Chapter meeting.
St. Louis- Writing estimates to increase bottom lines, researching P-Pages and MOTOR operations, and other best practices were on the menu at Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill & Pub during an AASP-MO Gateway Collision Chapter meeting that featured Stuart Pope of CCC. The main course was Pope’s...
Last year’s winner Bobby Pierce and a host of other dirt track racers from all over the country will return to The Gateway Dirt Nationals, Dec. 19–21.
The 2019 racing season is upon us in the River Valley. With Stock Cars, Warriors, Modifieds, Hornets, Late Models, and more all taking to the tracks again, this year promises to deliver excitement for the whole family. We cannot forget to mention the NASCAR and NHRA action at World Wide Technology...
Russ Automotive in Millersburg was destroyed by fire. (Photo Courtesy of KMIZ)
RIVER VALLEY Russ Automotive in Millersburg, Mo., burned to the ground along with several vehicles. The fire had already been burning for sometime before crews arrived. As of this writing the cause is still unknown. St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings has announced a vehicle-subscription service....
ST. LOUIS, MO (May 28, 2019) -- The National Auto Body Council will host its third golf fundraising event of 2019 at Boone Valley Golf Club on Monday, June 3, 2019.  The Gateway Pars for Cars golf fundraiser presented by Enterprise will support the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™...
ST. LOUIS (May 28, 2019) – On Monday, June 3, three deserving St. Louis residents will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™...
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...
Over the last 31 years in the battery business I have enjoyed many accomplishments, from the first route I ran, to the opening of 7 wholesale/retail locations across the Midwest Region. The most rewarding part of the battery business for Lesley and I has been the ability to meet so many people who...

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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.