These were the top five collision repair news stories on Autobody News this week. Scroll through to get caught up, or if you want a second read.

Tesla Owner Wants Answers After Model Y Catches Fire, Gets Totaled

On May 6, a Tesla Model Y reportedly caught fire in California. While driving on the freeway onramp, the driver thought he had a flat tire. However, when he got out to check, there was smoke around the car, and then flames underneath.

Read the full article here.



Midwest Collision Repair Trade Show Hosts Successful Second Annual Event

The Midwest Collision Repair Trade Show was held May 19-20 in Kansas City, MO. Despite being only in its second year, the event expanded its trade show floor and attracted top industry speakers and regional shop operators.

Read the full article here.


Estimating Systems Expected to Make Changes Based on Paint Blend Study

During an open board meeting of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) in mid-April, the association’s leaders discussed what changes might occur within the estimating systems based on the blend study SCRS conducted last year.

Read the full article here.

On The Lighter Side: The Biggest Impala Barn Find We’ve Ever Seen

In a simple case of being in the right place at the right time, Ryan with Iowa Classic Cars stumbled on one of the largest Impala barn finds we’ve ever seen. In total he recovered five cars and among the haul were three 1959 Chevrolet Impalas.

Read the full article here.

PHOTOS: Electrify Expo Kicks Off Nationwide Tour in Long Beach, CA

Electrify Expo, North America’s largest electric vehicle (EV) festival, brought fun for all ages to Long Beach, CA, for an action-packed weekend, May 20-21 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Read the full article here.

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