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Ed Attanasio


Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian. He can be reached at

Monday, 12 February 2018 21:28

A Cautionary Tale From a Career Painter

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Back in 1985, the actor Yul Brynner was dying from cancer when he told a television audience on "Good Morning America" that what he really wanted to do was film a commercial that said, "Now that I'm gone, I'll tell you this: Don't smoke. Whatever you do, just don't smoke."

When Tammy and Paul Hunt aren't working in the wholesale parts department of Flemington Car and Truck Country/NJ Parts in Flemington, NJ, they run a farm/hunting preserve and help the community whenever they can.

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Gabriel Merino, 29, works at Budd's Collision Services in Oakville, Ontario, Canada as the head painter. Like any quality painter, he focuses on the details while pushing the envelope and creating a pristine finished product every time.

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Ryan Taylor is a former body shop owner who invented Bodyshop Booster in 2009, an app that streamlines the estimating process for both customers and shops.

If there were a Hall of Fame for the inventors of collision repair equipment, there would be a whole wing named after Lavell Chisum, 92, the creator of the Chief EZ Liner. 

In the North Bay Area of California, there are two body shop chains that pride themselves on doing as much philanthropy as they possibly can to help those in the cities they serve.  

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:16

Veteran MSO Owner Again Runs for Governor of Maine

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Shawn Moody, owner of Moody’s Collision Centers, announced that he is running for governor of Maine in late November. 

In November, Kurt Money of Shotwell's Auto Body in Petaluma, CA, was named the I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year for 2017 for the second time by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. 

Twenty-two years ago, David Roberts was the Chairman of the Board for Caliber Collision Centers, Inc. when he wrote an article in Autobody News

For many years, he was telling anybody who would listen that too many shops were doing sub-par and highly unsafe repairs all over the country. 

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