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Grapevine, TX – June 28, 2019 – National Pronto Association recently announced the recipients of seven Pronto Auto Service Center scholarships.   The following students will receive scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year: Cole Christians of Sheldon, Iowa; Giovanni Colatruglio of Warren, New...
Northern California passenger car sales fell 3.9 percent, while light truck sales are down 5.1 percent.
Sacramento, Calif.—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...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Jerit Daley of Raybestos Brakes to the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “Jerit is a young professional in our industry and I know he will add...
Sacramento – June 6, 2019--CAWA, Representing the Automotive Parts Industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $14,500 in scholarships this year to fourteen individuals. “Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young people in pursuing their...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., (June 5, 2019) — Nexen Tire America Inc., a worldwide leader in high-performance, passenger, SUV / light truck and winter tires, has announced the details of the fully-customized 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S which will be given away National Purple Heart Day, Aug. 7 to a combat-...
When - 13 Jun 2019 Location - San Jose Giants Excite Ballpark, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose  Registration Registration: Member and Non-Member Tire Dealers – $40.00 Registration: Member Vendors – $40.00 Registration: Non-Member Vendors – $75.00 Sponsorship – $250.00 Click Here to register.
The CAA is proud to announce that AB 755, a bill which would have increased the tire change fee from $1.75 to $3.25 per tire has died on the Assembly Floor. At the request of its sponsor, the bill was shelved on Wednesday, May 30th. The CAA and its allies have been working tirelessly to defeat the...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Tom Ogaz of the Parts Authority to the Board of Directors. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “ We look forward to Tom’s participation and contributions that will assist the Association in...
From left: Mike’s Foreign Car staff includes owners Kirsten and Josh Stickle, Lead technician Dave Watts, 20-year German-auto specialist Enrique Carmon, and VW-certified Logan Thurber.
Anaheim, Calif.—Mike’s Foreign Car owner Josh Stickle said when his father, Mike, opened the shop in 1978, it was called Mike’s VW and Porsche Specialties, with the mission of providing quality-first repair and personalized service. “Dad’s career started at a VW dealership right after high school...
From left: The “Original Venice Crew” of Peter Brock, Jim Marietta, and Ted Sutton pose with a continuation Shelby G.T. 350R.
Gardena, Calif.— More than 50 years ago, the Original Venice Crew (OVC), comprised of former Shelby American employees (from 1962 to 1965) Peter Brock, Jim Marietta, and Ted Sutton, built the first series of Shelby American racecars based on Ford’s iconic 1965 Mustang fastbacks. To meet the demand...

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