Category: News

Making the Most of It

September 14th, 2020 by

We all know too well how it began. For me I was in Daytona for the American Flat Track Racing TT Race where I have some pretty good connections and a “best seats in the house” kind of thing going on. It began that practice would be limited to riders only. That changed into we’re […]

Federal agency raises concerns about Mass. right-to-repair ballot question

September 14th, 2020 by

  Car manufacturers have found a formidable ally in their fight against the new “right to repair” ballot question in Massachusetts: the federal government. A top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a detailed letter to the cochairmen of the Legislature’s consumer protection committee this week, raising concerns about the ballot question and its potentially adverse […]

Despite Pandemic, Federal Cash for Clunkers-Style Bailout Unlikely

August 12th, 2020 by

Despite Pandemic, Federal Cash for Clunkers-Style Bailout Unlikely One of the things that has helped the industry is that, in contrast to what occurred during the early days of the Great Recession, “credit has not dried up,” noted Jim Houston, Power’s managing director of auto financing. That said, there have been major changes in the way […]

SEMA Show Cancelled for 2020

August 11th, 2020 by

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members had been working on ways to present the show as scheduled this November, it […]

Ford CEO Jim Hackett Stepping Down

August 11th, 2020 by

Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will take the helm of the U.S. automaker on Oct. 1. Jim Hackett, the chief executive and president of Ford Motor Co., unexpectedly announced his retirement on Tuesday. Hackett, 65, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley, 58, effective Oct. 1, according to a company release. “I love Ford […]

How’s Traffic at the Liquor Store?

March 18th, 2020 by

Whenever society at large faces calamity I always check the volume at the Liquor Store. Such places around me are packed. I have some friends in other cities who have a business near a liquor store to help me determine how widespread a concern may be. I’ve checked in with them on this current scare […]

Automotive Scholarships Application Deadline Extended to April 30

March 17th, 2020 by

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has extended the deadline to apply for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at to April 30, 2020. “Because schools and colleges throughout the country have closed due to increasing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many students are unable to get access to […]

ZF Aftermarket postpones the remainder of “Installation Education” due to school cancellations

March 17th, 2020 by

Due to the concern of the health and safety of students nationwide, ZF Aftermarket and Jeff Buckley, owner of My Father’s Shop, are postponing the Installation Education campaign, which has been open to high schools, colleges and technical centers. The Installation Education campaign was launched March 1st, scheduled to run through March 31st. Entries received […]

OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020 by

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, […]

Professor: Hybrid Powertrains Still Loom Large

March 17th, 2020 by

When the Hybrid Electric Vehicle graduate program at Michigan Technical University Started a decade ago, joint internal combustion and electric powertrains were all the rage. Now fully electric vehicles have entered the light-duty vehicle market, but that doesn’t mean hybrids have waned in popularity. There are more models than ever before, which makes for interesting […]