Southern California

Darrel Castleman (left) of Fast Undercar – Fresno, receives the Rising Star award.
Thirty-four Fast Undercar franchisees, and more than 120 vendors and business associates, gathered at the Peterson Automotive Museum to present vendor awards. Award winners include, Vendor Partnership Award – Timken; Fastest Growing Vendor – Federal-Mogul; Vendor Profit Generator – Mevotech; Vendor...
From left: The staff at family-owned Sanders Auto — including DJ Houmard, Ryan Houmard, Kevin Houmard, Tony Godoy and Merissa Houmard — make fleet work a priority.
San Dimas, Calif.—When Kevin Houmard decided to open Sanders Auto, a full-service mechanical repair shop, in 1993, he chose a vacant facility next to Sanders Towing, a towing service since the 1950s, for a reason. “Sanders Towing is one of the oldest and most recognized towing companies in the San...
David McClune is retiring from CAA.
Sacramento, Calif.—David McClune has stepped down from his position as executive director/COO of the California Autobody Association (CAA) to focus on his health and family. He was with CAA for 17 years. Don Feeley has resigned from the executive committee and will be serving as the interim...
Robert Hornedo (left) owner of Pacific Collision Equipment, and Jeffrey L. Kern, president Car-O-Liner the Americas, discuss the opening of the new Signal Hill training center.
Signal Hill, Calif.—Robert Hornedo, owner of Pacific Collision Equipment, had already been in the collision industry for several years when he became a Car-O-Liner distributorship in 1990, and he said it’s the best business decision he’s ever made.  “I knew that Car-O-Liner was my future,” he said...
This weekend, we are closing the streets and have 75 Ferrari's from the Ferrari Club of America, Southwest Region, joining us for a breakfast stop and VIP tours of our world-famous West Coast Customs facility. The event takes place Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on Valpreda Street,...
Sacramento, CA. April 26, 2018 -- Richard Corey, Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will be a speaker at the upcoming CAWA Leadership Meeting on June 22, 2018 in Newport Beach, California.  He will join other industry colleagues in presenting contemporary automotive...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California New Car Dealers Association, the nation’s largest state automobile dealer association, representing more than 1,200 franchised new car dealers throughout California, announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities...
BETHESDA, MD – April 17, 2018 – In an effort to better inform consumers about their rights as they relate to their vehicle’s warranties, the state of California will be showing motorists a video at its 178 department of motor vehicle locations across the state. The video, produced by the Car Care...
SACRAMENTO -The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with Automotive Training Institute (ATI), an industry leader in automotive business coaching, providing expert management and consulting services through one-day workshops and an all...

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