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Colorado Springs, CO -- Toyo Tires® and Flying Lizard Motorsports will assault the 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) this Sunday, June 24.  The No. 45 Flying Lizard / Toyo Tires McLaren 12C GT3 has been tuned-and-tested to race the 12.42-mile, 156-turn public toll road...
Jared Aftsten(r) and Daniel Garcia both from Pikes Peak Community College, competed in the new Damage Analysis competition.  Jared finished 1st at the high school level and Daniel finished second at the college level.
Colorado Springs, Colo -- Six Colorado collision industry students are headed to National competition in Louisville, Kentucky this June instead of the usual four. Forty-eight students from five technical schools across the State competed in the Colorado 2018 SkillsUSA collision industry...
The ASA Board and the directors of Lincoln Tech congratulate scholarship winner Robert Wierman.
COLORADO ASA Colorado will host several training seminars throughout the Denver-metro area and on the Western Slope in June. On June 5-6 from 6-9:30 p.m., Greg Marchand will deliver a seminar on “Telephone Skills” and “Dealing with Upset Customers” at Western Colorado Community College, Room 171,...
A Mopar dragster shoots fire from both exhausts at Bandimere Speedway’s annual Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals.
Automotive racetracks throughout Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and western Kansas provide opportunities for all motorsports enthusiasts and spectators to enjoy the sport of racing on asphalt and dirt from spring to fall throughout 2018.   COLORADO Bandimere Speedway, an NHRA-sanctioned dragstrip in...
Parts Tony Guardian (right) and Wholesale Parts Consultants John Southwell (left) and Steven Totta are the cornerstones of the wholesale parts operation at Mercedes-Benz of Denver.
Denver metro—As the Denver-metro area continues its economic and population boom, its rapid growth isn’t just noticeable in new construction dotting the skyline, but also in the region’s automotive repair business. As independent service providers (ISP) proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly...
Maylan Newton delivers a seminar on leadership at Kenz & Leslie Distributing during the most recent ASA-CO sponsored event in May.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Like great businesses, great leaders are built, not born. Maylan Newton, CEO of Educational Seminars Institute (ESI), drove that point home to a room full of approximately 40 shop owners and senior managers at Kenz & Leslie Distributing during the most recent ASA-CO sponsored...
Owners Jay and Deb Corken recently adjusted their shop’s pay structure and switched paint lines to BASF.
Littleton, Colo.—Coming from a sports background, Jay Corken, owner of Highlands Ranch Collision Center, said he doesn’t want the “linemen” in his shop playing “quarterback” – that’s nothing against linemen, he’s quick to point out, only that they’re better suited to block than to throw. He uses...
Jared Aftsten (right) and Daniel Garcia, both from Pikes Peak Community College, competed in the new Damage Analysis competition. Jared finished first at the high school level and Daniel finished second at the college level.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Six Colorado collision industry students are headed to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 25-29, in Louisville, Ky., in June instead of the usual four. Forty-eight students from five technical schools across the state competed in the Colorado 2018...
You're invited to "Telephone Skills/Dealing with Upset Customers", the next course in the 2017/2018 ASA Colorado Series!  Space is going fast! This seminar, taught by Greg Marchand with Service Sales Academy, will provide individuals with an understanding of good telephone skills. This seminar is...
CHARLOTTE (May 9, 2018) – CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-shop operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of its first CARSTAR location in South Dakota, expanding its U.S. footprint to 34 states. CARSTAR Collision Center-Rapid City, part of...

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