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Thursday, 07 September 2017 21:06

Roxbury Car Shop Seeks Generous Person Who Needs a Better Car

Written by Fred J. Aun, TAPinto Roxbury

Knight’s Automotive Repair of Roxbury, NJ, is again seeking nominees for the annual Wheels to Prosper program, in which a refurbished used car is given to an altruistic person needing a new set of wheels.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 20:03

Auto Body Shop in Chicopee, MA, Helps People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Written by Tashanea Whitlow, WWLP-22News

On Sept. 2, R.T’s Auto Shop, a Hampshire county auto body shop, became the center of the relief effort to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

On Thursday, June 8, the Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR committee held its second annual fundraiser at the Scotland Run Golf Club, in Williamstown, NJ, to benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation and local collision repair school programs. 

Thursday, 31 August 2017 17:13

Patterson Body Shop Comes to the Aid of Putnam SPCA

Written by Eric Gross, Putnam County Courier

The Putnam SPCA in Putnam, NY, recently purchased a used 2008 Ford Crown Victoria to replace its former 2004 Ford patrol car with more than 185,000 miles on its odometer.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:17

CARSTAR Opens First Location in New York City

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of its first two locations to serve New York City drivers.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 17:44

New Director Seeks to Alter Perception of Career and Technology Center

Written by Justin Strawser, The Daily Item

The new director of the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center (NCCTC) in Coal Township, PA, has a big vision for the school.

Vehicles for Change, a nonprofit organization that addresses transportation issues, is looking for low-income, working Massachusetts residents in need of reliable transportation.

Friday, 18 August 2017 18:49

Service King Adds 17th PA Location

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it has added its 17th Pennsylvania location after completing a deal to partner with Abernethy’s Auto Body located in Avondale, just 40 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Monday, 14 August 2017 15:59

Man Charged with Stealing Tires, Rims from Watertown Auto Body Shop

Written by Alex Ceneviva, Staff

A Waterbury man was arrested August 7 after allegedly stealing tires and rims from a car at an auto body shop in Watertown, CT, then trying to sell them online.

A customized 1951 Ford wearing a gleaming PPG finish stole the show and drove off with the coveted Winfield Award for automotive excellence at the recent 18th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals held July 14–16 at the New York State Fairgrounds. Owned by Bruce Leven of Auburn, WA, built by Craig Wick and the team at Wicked Fabrication and painted by John Byers, Byers Custom—both also from Auburn—the dazzling Ford drew the approval of the crowd when the award was announced.

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