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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

With city ordinances, permits and all of the other paperwork and red tape that go with them, building a collision repair facility from the ground up can be an arduous and sometimes literally impossible task. 

Hot August Nights in Reno, NV, will be hosting Women with Wheelz this year, featuring a woman’s car show, a seminar and an NABC Recycled Rides car giveaway on August 9 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

He's known for his ability to make anything out of nothing. His fabrication and welding skills are remarkable. He's an artist who works in a wide range of mediums and she is someone who isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to restore a car and make it look spectacular. 

Dave Dunn is not just a shop owner. He is also a marketing guru, the owner of a training center and the founder of Gator Sauce, a culinary creation that he uses as a marketing tool that has people throughout Illinois salivating and pouring it on everything from gumbo all the way to scrambled eggs. 

Kickin' Kolor in Davenport, IA, is the brainchild of Jim and Chris Hetzler, a store that was designed to help artists, body shops, painters, hot rodders, car rebuilders and hobbyists attain paint supplies and gain access to expert technical support and training. 


Ron Perretta has owned and operated Professionals Auto Body with two locations in Altoona and Dunkinsville, PA, since 1979. 

With her little ones in tow, Mother Goose made a tour of Mike's Auto Body in San Ramon, CA. 

Canines and the collision repair industry seem to go together, which is why there are so many shop dogs working for free as they help their crews all over the country. 

Voyomotive, a 7-year-old company in San Francisco, has developed VOYO, a highly sophisticated telematics system that increases driving safety, convenience and fuel efficiency. 


How many emails do you get every day and how many of them should really be in your spam folder? Did you sign up for something and then the company sold your email address to everyone on the planet?  

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