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Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:13

Rollover Crash Simulator Built by MO Students Unveiled

Written by Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer

Rollover Simulator Straatmann Toyota

 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office has a new tool that shows the dangers of driving unbuckled.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:11

Veblen, SD Auto and Body Shop Again Destroyed by Flames

Written by Victoria Lusk, Dakota Media Group

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Baus Repair and Body Shop of Veblen burned down on March 13.  (Photo credit: Britton Journal)

 

With 40 years under his belt, Dave Baus of Veblen planned to retire in a few years.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:12

Galesburg Shop Deals With Months of Auto Damage From Storms

Written by Lauren Simone, WQAD

Galesburg Body Shop Deals Storm

 

A severe thunderstorm swept through Northern Knox County, IL, bringing pounds of quarter sized hail to the area Monday, March 20, 2017.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:11

Bellaire Man's 1960 Corvette Stolen, Burned in Detroit

Written by Caroline Powers, 9&10 News

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A Bellaire man is searching for answers after his classic 1960 Corvette was stolen and later found burned to pieces in Detroit.

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The reception/showroom area has various memorabilia items on display such as vintage gas pumps, air meters, juke boxes, die cast collectible tractors and cars, and neon signs

 

When Warren Storm built his dream body shop in South Dakota in 2009, he bought a canopy from a Casey’s gas station that had closed. 

Friday, 17 March 2017 15:37

Washington County Body Shops Swamped After I-41 Pileup

Written by Brandon Rook, WTMJ

Washington County Pile Up Damage

 

The snowstorm on March 14 contributed to many accidents on the roads in Washington County, WI, leaving the county busy, particularly after a pileup on I-41 involving 60 cars.

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Kent Silvester discusses tactics with LeRoy Musick at Mid-Plains Community College in NE. The men drive from Imperial five days a week to take auto body classes in North Platte.

How far would you commute for an education? By the time the current school year is over, Kent Silvester, 66, and LeRoy Musick, 76, will have driven approximately 16,000 miles.

NABR has announced the launch of the VRS Labor Rate Survey in both Kansas and Missouri, sponsored by an anonymous Kansas City metro area collision repair center.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:16

Returning OTC Graduates Provide Real-World Mechanic Experience

Written by Steve R. Koehler, Ozarks Technical Community College

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OTC graduate Tyler Cotham (submitted photo)


OTC (Ozarks Technical College) graduates Tyler Cotham and Cory Malicoat believe education is the only way to keep pace with the constant changes in the automotive industry, where technology is as vital to a car or truck as spark plugs and tires.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:18

LTC Starts $1M Auto Tech Center Campaign

Written by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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Elizabeth Miske, 18, of Plymouth, tests her painting skills with a painting simulator at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Photo credit: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

 

The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation in Cleveland, WI has unveiled the public phase of its Advanced Automotive Technology Center campaign, a fundraising effort to support renovation and expansion of the college’s automotive training facilities, the first major update made since 1974.

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