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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 20:13

California Truly Now a Golden State for Dealership Growth

Written by Auto Remarketing Staff

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When Urban Science released statistics and insights from its 2021 Mid-Year Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), analysts said “an interesting observation is that California has returned to the list of most active states adding the dealerships.”

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 17:47

Classic Car Restorer Indicted on Fraud Charges

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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A Fresno, CA, businessman offering classic car restoration services to the community under the name West Coast Chassis LLC was recently indicted on fraud charges, announced U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 17:36

Monterey Car Week Auctions Pull Big Numbers, Breaks Records

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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2021 marked the return of Monterey Car Week, after 2020 coronavirus restrictions knocked out any chance of it happening.

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More than 30 first responders from the Monrovia, CA, fire department gathered Aug. 10 and 11 for a hands-on demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims in Monrovia and surrounding areas.

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in San Diego, CA.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 16:27

Road in Yosemite Causing Teslas on Autopilot to Crash

Written by Andrei Nedelea, Inside EVs

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There seems to be one spot in the Yosemite Valley that is catching Teslas out. Apparently, at least five Teslas have crashed in the area while on Autopilot.