Southern California

Miami, FL – National Auto Parts Warehouse Companies (NPW) announced that it has agreed to acquire the San Diego location of APW Knox-Seeman Warehouse, expanding NPW’s presence in southern California. The transaction is expected to close before the end of June. The San Diego location is the second...
The Navy is using the Envision Solar EV ARC to charge the Nikila NZT tactical electric vehicle
The California New Car Dealers Association announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities, including more than $4.5 million to California chapters of the American Red Cross. The distribution of funds comes from what was once the California Motor Car...
Willow Springs features NASCAR-style racing on a 1.8-mile road course.
Southern California racing venues can satisfy any motorsports fan’s desire, be it road racing, drag racing, NASCAR, INDYCAR, Speedway motorcycle, rally, off-road, or Enduro. Most tracks also put on car shows, have special “track days,” and other related activities well into the fall. The following...
ASCCA Political Affairs Chairman David Kusa (left) and ASCCA/CAA Legislative Analyst Jack Molodanof prepare to take on the Capitol at 2018 Legislative Day in Sacramento.
Sacramento, Calif.—Every year, the ASCCA/CAA Joint Legislative Day enables shop owners from throughout the state to meet with their political representatives to discuss current laws and pending bills that can greatly affect their businesses. On April 24, approximately 40 members from both...
Instructor, Jess Ramirez, discusses the proper way to mix the paint to students already in painting gear.
Buena Park, Calif.—BASF recently held a three-day Level 1 Bentley Glasurit Refinish training course covering approved 90 Line–Low VOC products and processes at its Buena Park Training Center for a select group of eight Bentley-accredited collision center paint technicians chosen by the Bentley...
From left: West Coast Customs Manager Lorenzo Strong and FCA-Southwest Region Vice President Jim Bindman present the grand prize of an original, signed print of a vintage racing Ferrari to winners Cheryl and Dan Friedman, joined by the artist, Musa.
Burbank, Calif.—On a Saturday in April the front of West Coast Customs was closed to make room for a special Ferrari-parking only Stop & Show event. More than 30 Ferraris from the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) — Southwest Region were on display where owners joined the West Coast Customs staff...
Company owners Moses and Barbara Novikoff are still very involved in the business, visiting regularly from their home in Northern California.
Escondido, Calif.—Melanie King-Salgado quickly noticed something different about Auto Art Collision Specialists compared to previous shops she had worked in her 14 years in the industry. “You don’t find too many shops that work so cohesively between all the departments,” said King-Salgado, who...
Rick Larsen wholesales parts manager (in black) says he owes the success of his department to the hard work of his warehouse staff and counter parts sales representatives surrounding him.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel, which covers 22 acres, has been part a of the seaside community’s landscape for 45 years and has become one the largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Southern California. It is also back-to-back winners of the prestigious Best of the Best dealer...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2018. While market conditions continue to shift on both the state and national level alike, 2018 California vehicle sales are still projected to be above 2 million for the fourth straight year in a row. According to the...
LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yoshi, which provides the most widely used subscription service for on-site car maintenance and gas delivery, announced today that it has significantly expanded its Los Angeles service area due to explosive demand for its service from consumers and...

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