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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

15 Years On - History Says Pennzoil Blew-it! - Dick Westman Visionary Advertising Man, Internet Believer, Auto Channel Futurist and My Friend Passes

15 Years On - History Says Pennzoil Blew-it! - Dick Westman Visionary Advertising Man, Internet Believer, Auto Channel Futurist and My Friend Passes

Some personal thought on the passing of a dear friend, father, and husband. Dick Westman was a visionary…he saw the future and bet on it! In 1995 as the president of the ad agency for Pennzoil Products, Dick recognized the potential of The Internet. Although he was not really computer literate at that time, along ... Continue reading

SEMA ANNOUNCES VEHICLES OF THE YEAR

SEMA ANNOUNCES VEHICLES OF THE YEAR

SEMA Show exhibitors voted on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories. ... Continue reading

2019 School of the Year - National Competition for Automotive Education Excellence

2019 School of the Year - National Competition for Automotive Education Excellence

South Carolina-based Technical Training Program Awarded 12th-Annual Honor of LAS VEGAS, Nev. (November 5, 2019) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Technician, named Laurens District 55 High School the 2019 School of the Year. ... Continue reading

SEMA ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS

SEMA ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2019) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. ... Continue reading

2019 Parts Counter Professional of The Year

2019 Parts Counter Professional of The Year

Counter Pro of the Year Award named Pete Chapman of Car Parts Warehouse the 2019 Counter Professional of the Year. ... Continue reading

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition The 370Z is a driver’s car. There’s not a lot of ADAS equipment but there is a good level of comfort features. ... Continue reading

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURE: "Never Stop Driving" - The Story Behind the Hagerty Book

The Auto Channel is proud to present a wonderful video feature produced and directed by Mark Ducker of Wild Road Pictures. The video describes how and why Hagerty Insurance published "Never Stop Driving," a new book by Hagerty magazine Editor-In-Chief Larry Webster. ... Continue reading

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Review by David Colman

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Review by David Colman

You don't need 20/20 eyesight to know that the new-for-2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition looks more than a little sinister. With its Crystal Black Pearl paint, blacked out grill, bumpers, exterior trim, wheels and interior, this new top of the Pilot line model attracts attention simply by its subtraction of color. ... Continue reading

The Byton Electric Car Is Coming, Or Is It?

The Byton Electric Car Is Coming, Or Is It?

At the 2019 Western Automotive Journalists Meeting in Carmel CA we were treated to a presentation by Andrew Hussy of Byton supported by Dave Buchko and Jose Gurrero, all highly respected in the automobile industry for their accomplishments. We heard about “non-traditional manufacturing.” How “Byton wants to drive ... Continue reading

2020 Kia Soul X-Line Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

2020 Kia Soul X-Line Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Kia Soul X-Line ENGINE: 2.0-liter 4 TRANSMISSION: IVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 147 hp @ 6,200 rpm/132 lb.-dft. @ 4,500 rpm WHEELBASE: 102.4 in. ... Continue reading

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