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Friday, 23 February 2018 23:13

Autorama in Detroit, MI, Revs up Nostalgia, Historic Car Modifications, Restoration

Written by Gina Joseph, The Macomb Daily

It’s hard to believe that what once was a pile of rusted parts left in an old barn in Tennessee will soon be one of the vehicles drawing a crowd at Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI, March 2--4.

Friday, 23 February 2018 17:57

Illinois Bill Aims to Require Customer Consent for Non-OEM Parts

Written by Katherine Coig, glassBYTEs.com

Illinois Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia has introduced an amendment to the state’s Insurance Code and Automotive Collision Repair Act that would prohibit the use of non-OEM aftermarket parts in an auto repair estimate unless the customer provides written consent.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:48

Lincoln, NE, Has More People Driving More Miles, but Fewer Crashes. Why?

Written by Riley Johnson, Lincoln Journal Star

More people are driving more miles on Lincoln, NE, streets than they were 18 years ago, but that hasn't triggered an increase in fender-benders and T-bone crashes.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:57

Aspiring Auto Tech in West Salem, WI, Overcomes Struggles

Written by Emily Pyrek, Lacrosse Tribune

Counselor Julie Arentz did a double take when Caden Kane walked into her office in November 2016.

The Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc. in Owensboro, KY, received funding from the RPM Foundation for eight $500 scholarships to award to new students enrolling in Owensboro Community & Technical College's (OCTC) Automotive Technology program.

Monday, 19 February 2018 23:25

‘Transportation Academy’ Turns Out Future Auto Repairers in OH

Written by Morgan McKinniss, Gallipolis Daily Tribune

The ability to drive is a foundational aspect to life in Gallia County, OH.

Tom & Ed’s Autobody dates back to 1983 when Tom Tylka and his partner, Ed, moved their garage operation into a 2,000-square-foot facility in Schererville, Indiana, after quitting their jobs at an engineering company.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:07

Matt's Automotive Adds 3rd Location, Collision Repair in ND

Written by Dave Olson, Inforum

Matt Lachowitzer owns a number of businesses. Perhaps the best known are his Matt's Automotive Service Centers---one in Moorhead, MN, and one in Fargo, ND.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:43

MI Collision Repair Shop Owner Bribes Police Officer

Written by Robert Snell, The Detroit News

A city police officer in Detroit, MI, has pleaded guilty to extortion for pocketing bribes from an auto collision shop owner.

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