Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
After 72 years under local ownership, downtown Fresno, CA's Travelers Body & Fender Work is undergoing a transition, as it was recently sold to a national collision repair company.
While working on a television show on hidden symbols in architecture on the buildings around Washington D.C., Canadian filmmaker John Wesley Chisholm met a man who would send him on a journey around the Eastern United States and eventually to Vacaville, CA.
Of the thousands of cars at Hot August Nights this year, the most valuable one might be a newly restored 2013 Toyota Camry. But to Erika Macias, a Reno, NV, single mother and cancer survivor, it is an invaluable, life-changing gift of transportation.
Hertz is looking to make a safe bet on autonomous vehicles in Sin City.
Infiniti of Las Vegas, NV, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Gene Lopez, director of development and training at Seidner’s Collision Centers, made a presentation on July 12 at a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Advisory Group Meeting in Sacramento titled "New Vehicle Technology and OEM Position Statements."
Jeff Arbogast, co-owner of Arbo-Tec Body & Paint in North Auburn, CA, jokes that around Hot August Nights in Reno, NV, he comes to work and a car show breaks out.
Turning auto repair and body shops into offices, restaurants or shops could be a trend along Figueroa Street in Highland Park, a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, CA.
It's not every day a guinea pig gets stuck inside the hood of a car. But when it happened in Molalla, OR, in July, the guys at Price Auto Body were quick to come to the rescue.
In 1928, the first air-conditioned office building opened in San Antonio; “Amos and Andy” debuted on NBC radio; Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; the first talking movie called “The Lights of New York” debuted in the Big Apple; sliced bread was sold for the first time; “My Weekly Reader” debuted, and Delbert Taylor opened the aptly named Taylor Chevrolet Dealership.