WyoTech's “Shagadelic Van" is a party on four wheels.
To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech unveiled two vehicles that students, graduates and instructors customized at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Recycled Rides vehicle recipient Patrick Kelly (center) poses with Ted Rupert, owner of Rupert's Auto Body (right) and one of last year's car recipients, Michael Atkinson, a Navy Corpsman who now works as a metal technician.
Half a dozen deserving individuals and families from Nevada received keys to completely refurbished vehicles by the National Auto Body Council (NABC) at its annual Recycled Rides Luncheon on Nov. 2nd at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Barry's Auto Body is located in Staten Island, New York.
Barry Cruipi Sr. established Barry's Auto Body in 1986, repairing vehicles from a three-car garage.
Industry consultant Dale Delmege in 2001 suggested that insurers could reduce field staff by shifting more responsibility for – and benefit from – both cost-containment and customer retention to shops.
With no previous knowledge of the San Diego market, Patrick O’Neill opened Bodyshop Express a year and a half ago.
When I sat down to talk to Jon Parker, owner of Bodyshop Revolution, he had just returned from a two-week trip that included stops in London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Auckland and Melbourne.
Mohawk Honda is based in Scotia, New York
About five and a half years ago, Gerry Rosenbarker took over as collision center manager at Mohawk Honda in the Capital region.
From left, Thommy, Steve and John Spinnett run the show at Steve's Imports in Portland, OR, a business Steve started 40 years ago. When he saw homeless people living in a camp near his shop, he decided to take action.
Last month, we ran an article about Steve Spinnett, a Portland body shop owner who became an advocate for local homeless people. Autobody News reached out to Spinnett to get the full story on his advocacy.
More than 35,000 collision repair jobs will be available across the nation over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Owned by Saif Yasin, AutoHaus is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Located in the Bucktown/Lincoln Park area of Chicago, Saif Yasin owns and operates Chicago Autohaus.
If you have an old classic neon sign that has been there forever, hang on to it if you can, but neon today is costly and not a green alternative to signage. (Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, Chicago, IL)
I walked into a beautiful reception area at a body shop one day and was immediately impressed.
In excess of eight feet tall, painting Howard Fried's enormous coffee cup (Derelict #5) was easier to paint than move, according to the crew at Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA
Body shops are adept at painting cars, but they often get asked to paint a wide range of other things such as golf carts, kid's toys, old appliances, statues and in this case, an enormous coffee cup that was displayed at an art gallery in San Francisco, CA by a major nationally-renowned artist.
I grew up in a family of artists. Not always the kind of people that come to mind when thinking of the dog-eat-dog business world. As a young man, my own artistic expression found its way into the automotive repair business as an automotive painter.