Southern California

CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Sam Rusenovich of Brake Parts Inc., to the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “Sam will add value to CAWA and by virtue of his position in the...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 18, 2019) -- The nationwide search for aspiring, up-and-coming young vehicle builders comes to Southern California, as the SEMA Young Guns Regional Program joins Formula Drift in Long Beach, Calif., on April 6, 2019.   As the second stop of the 2019 SEMA Young Guns...
SACRAMENTO- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced that AZAA Investments, Inc., formerly known as AutoAnything, Inc., paid $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code and Vehicle Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance auto parts...
Tom Seboldt, of O’Reilly Auto Parts, discusses his career with members of YANG (Young Auto Care Network) during the regional meet-up.
Napa, Calif.—The CAWA 2019 Winter Leadership Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, drew members and guests to Napa, Calif., at the Meritage Resort for two days of meetings, a YANG regional meet-up and an Educational Forum, which featured numerous speakers on a variety of topics. Industry experts shared insights...
HMC Sales Rep Joe Ramos (left) and Mevotech Prize Pack winner Adan Castaneda of Castenada Brake Masters.
Mevotech has announced the winners of the drone prize pack at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) Jackpot Convention in Las Vegas, including Adan Castenada, owner of Castaneda Brake Masters, in Lake Elsinore, serviced by Hanson Distributing, in Pomona. Alliance customers who visited the...
Mike and Misty Grosse say re-branding the shop has helped it become more contemporary and stand out from the competition.
Downey, Calif.—The term, “re-branding,” is a familiar one. A marketing strategy where a new name, logo, symbol, term, or a combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of repositioning itself in the market or developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of...
Perry and Roxie Hause, with their pet Harlee, owners of Weddle Auto Body, are proud of the shop’s 25-year partnership with AAA, its only DRP.
Whittier, Calif.—For more than 50 years, Weddle Auto Body has been one of the most recommended shops for quality collision repair and restoration in Whittier and surrounding cities, said Perry Hause, who purchased the shop from founder Brittin Weddle in 1998. “My wife Roxie and I have owned the...
The 2019 MPMC Media Trade Conference featured 100 leading manufacturers of motorsports parts and accessories.
Santa Ana, Calif.—The 2019 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference in January at the Embassy Suites, in Santa Ana, Calif., was an unqualified success, according to those in attendance. The conference featured prescheduled 30-minute private meetings between editorial...
Editor’s note: John Eppstein is the new ASCCA president for 2019, replacing 2018’s president, Rocky Khamenian. Parts & People asked Eppstein to share his vision and goals for the association moving forward. He is the owner of John’s Automotive Care in San Diego. . . . . . . . . . . . . As a...
In response to the heavy-handed changes to California Assembly Bill 1824, and in defense of their loyal enthusiast consumer-base, several top brands in the performance automotive aftermarket have banded together. An amendment to California Assembly Bill 1824 was proposed in June of 2018 by then-...

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