Northern California

The raceway sustained a few grass fires and damage, and it escaped without harm to structures and facilities.
Sonoma, Calif.—Sonoma Raceway opened its doors and 50 acres of campground to Northern California fire evacuees in October as flames licked the outer edges of the facility. “At its peak, we probably had 75 RVs and tent campers in our parking lot and a few folks who went through our temporary...
Alan and Helen Yu say their consultants have been “worth every penny” as they taught him how to offer genuine value to their customers in order to build loyalty.
San Jose, Calif.—GIC Car Clinic offers a three-year/36,000 warranty on all of its work, even though its Owner Alan Yu says it might cost him a little down the road. With many other warranties on the market at one year/12,000 miles or less, he knows that he has to do repairs that will last. After...
Sacramento, Calif.—Four leading senators recently called for significantly increased state funding to reduce emissions from trucks and buses. The legislators said such funding is needed to improve air quality and help reduce toxic emissions along freight corridors and near ports and schools....
Sacramento, Calif.—California’s new motor vehicle sales are projected to remain stable through the year, with more than two million units expected to be sold in 2017. While the nation experiences an overall decline in sales, California continues to stay above the national decline, selling more than...
“The RPM Act simply makes clear that converting a motor vehicle into a dedicated race vehicle does not violate the law,” said Steve Page, of Sonoma Raceway.
ASCCA Chapter 25-Fresno will present its 2017 Automotive Trade Show, Thursday, Nov. 30, 5-10 p.m., at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 808 4th St., Clovis. Repair shop owners can network and view latest products and services of local suppliers and vendors. The event will feature more than 35...
Owner JR Montelongo at Mathews-Carlsen Body Works was hired as a detailer at the shop in 1978 and has co-owned the shop since 2003.
Palo Alto, Calif.—By building mutually beneficial relationships with its insurance partners and local luxury car dealerships while pursuing training and select vehicle certifications, Mathews-Carlsen Body Works is thriving in the middle of Silicon Valley. In continuous operation since 1955, the 10,...
Houston – Today, Shell Oil Company (“Shell”), in conjunction with Sonoma Raceway and Speedway Motorsports Inc., announced Sonoma Raceway as the 2018 location for Make the Future California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas from April 19-22, 2018. Make the Future California provides a platform...
California’s State Assembly and Senate passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program.
Bipartisan legislation has been passed by California’s State Assembly and Senate to reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign it into law. California’s OHMVR program was established in 1971, and has been a national model...
SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2017) — The worlds of vintage racing and charitable giving will come together for a weekend of fun in wine country during the 14th annual Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Nearly 300 vintage race cars will hit the...
STAUNTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2017 – Federated member Vaca Valley Auto Parts celebrated the grand opening of its new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Fairfield, California on Aug. 26 with a car show and vendor expo for more than 650 customers and associates. “Our grand opening exceed all expectations and we...

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