Northern California

1936 Pontiac Sedan, “Pindian,” winner of the Goodguys Most Beautiful Street Rod presented by BASF at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Pleasanton, CA.
The recent Goodguys West Coast Nationals Show Presented by BASF at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. had a slew of award-winning cars present, including the crowned "America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod." Robert Anderson’s 1936 Pontiac sedan “Pindian,” was awarded Goodguys Most...
Coralville, Iowa. – Fuse5 Automotive Software (FAS), a US based provider of Business Management Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket, is proud to announce that it has partnered with the California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association (CAWA). “CAWA, in a strategic move for the future, is pursuing...
Nationally known Automotive Professor Rick Escalambre and ASA Midwest (Vision) award winner teacher of the year will be teaching a class on Automotive Computer Controls at Skyline College starting on October 11th. Whether you’re a shop owner, seasoned professional or just getting started this...
Georgia Seipel was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The three-bay car service, Fast Track Oil Change, has opened in Middleton, reports National Oil & Lube News. Middletown’s Store 24 owner Palani Velloo opened Fast Track Oil Change, adjacent to Store 24. It is the only car service nearby for residents in Middletown, Cobb and...
Head Estimator Matt McDermott, owner Jeff Gil, Front Office Manager Denise Gil and Assistant Manager Troy Gil celebrate the shop’s 30th anniversary at Gil’s Body Works.
Pleasanton, Calif.—Looking back fondly on 30 years in the collision repair industry, owner Jeff Gil is proud of what he and his family have achieved at Gil’s Body Works. As a former metal technician and painter, this second-generation operator has witnessed many changes since 1988, when he began...
Owner Bill Adams at Adams Autoworx hosts a radio show, Norcal Auto Talk, that has been broadcast on five stations since 2008.
Castro Valley, Calif.—Bill Adams isn’t afraid to jump in when it comes to improving his business and being an advocate for the car repair industry. This second-generation owner moved Adams Autoworx into his new location earlier this year and did a major renovation, including new floors, offices,...
Owner Rick Camacho at Automotive Consultants was factory-trained by Porsche as he entered the industry in 1974.
Dublin, Calif.—In an industry where things change literally every day, Rick Camacho, the owner of Automotive Consultants isn’t afraid to adjust quickly. At age 65, many shop owners are eyeing retirement, but Camacho is still going strong and embracing this rapid evolution gladly. “I’m definitely...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicles sales which now make up 3.1 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent this time last year. However, according to...
The California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) has scheduled “Area Meetings” in Burbank, Sacramento, Dublin, and Anaheim. Dinner is free and meetings are open to sales reps, management, and ownership of tire retailers and related vendors. “Through the generous support of sponsors such as 1-...
CAWA will hold its annual gala dinner the Sunday night before AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2018. The event, to be held at Caesar’s Palace,  is exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America. This sponsorship allows CAWA to devote all the proceeds from the gala to its...

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