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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:46

Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage to IN Body Shop

Written by FOX59 WEB

IA Body shop fire

A fire caused parts of an auto body shop in Indianapolis to collapse on the city’s near southwest side on April 11.

Esquivel Illinois Shop Helps Community
Midwest Auto Body decided to give a car to a worthy recipient, and as a result, local Catholic seminarian and missionary Marco Franco got a 2006 Mercury Milan from this shop in Melrose, IL.


Last year, I interviewed Jose Esquivel, the owner of Midwest Auto Body in Melrose, IL about his journey into collision repair.

CARSTAR Liss Indiana

CARSTAR Liss Auto Body has been a trusted repair shop and collision repair center in Crown Point, IN, for more than 70 years.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:13

Rollover Crash Simulator Built by MO Students Unveiled

Written by Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer

Rollover Simulator Straatmann Toyota


The Franklin County Sheriff’s office has a new tool that shows the dangers of driving unbuckled.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:11

Veblen, SD Auto and Body Shop Again Destroyed by Flames

Written by Victoria Lusk, Dakota Media Group

SD Shop Second Fire
Baus Repair and Body Shop of Veblen burned down on March 13.  (Photo credit: Britton Journal)


With 40 years under his belt, Dave Baus of Veblen planned to retire in a few years.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:12

Galesburg Shop Deals With Months of Auto Damage From Storms

Written by Lauren Simone, WQAD

Galesburg Body Shop Deals Storm


A severe thunderstorm swept through Northern Knox County, IL, bringing pounds of quarter sized hail to the area Monday, March 20, 2017.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:11

Bellaire Man's 1960 Corvette Stolen, Burned in Detroit

Written by Caroline Powers, 9&10 News

Bellaire Mans Corvette Stolen1


A Bellaire man is searching for answers after his classic 1960 Corvette was stolen and later found burned to pieces in Detroit.

The reception/showroom area has various memorabilia items on display such as vintage gas pumps, air meters, juke boxes, die cast collectible tractors and cars, and neon signs


When Warren Storm built his dream body shop in South Dakota in 2009, he bought a canopy from a Casey’s gas station that had closed. 

Friday, 17 March 2017 15:37

Washington County Body Shops Swamped After I-41 Pileup

Written by Brandon Rook, WTMJ

Washington County Pile Up Damage


The snowstorm on March 14 contributed to many accidents on the roads in Washington County, WI, leaving the county busy, particularly after a pileup on I-41 involving 60 cars.

MPCC Elderly Journey 1
Kent Silvester discusses tactics with LeRoy Musick at Mid-Plains Community College in NE. The men drive from Imperial five days a week to take auto body classes in North Platte.

How far would you commute for an education? By the time the current school year is over, Kent Silvester, 66, and LeRoy Musick, 76, will have driven approximately 16,000 miles.

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