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The Locator Magazine

Maryland Historical Vehicles Win License Plate Legislation

A Maryland bill to allow only a single license plate to be issued to historic vehicles and street rods was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan in early May 2015.

Top 10 Collector Convertibles For Long Term Investment

Summer is the time for crusin’ in a convertible! And Forbes.com has created a list of the top convertibles for summer which are affordable vintage ragtops and may even increase in value over time. Forbes created the list from car insurer Hagerty, www.hagerty.com, and all the vehicles on the list sell for $5,000 to $35,000. Hagerty called the vehicles “sound financial decisions” that are reasonably reliable with repair parts readily available.

Old May Become New Again

If you’ve ever wanted to own a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Competition roadster, but don’t have $1.9 million lying around (the current cost per Hagerty’s Classic Car Price Guide), you could be in luck. A new bill was introduced that would allow companies across the United States to manufacture turnkey replica cars from kits. This could be a huge win for collectors that don’t have the time or expertise to build their own car. A complete kit for the 1965 Shelby Cobra costs around $12,000 - $20,000, for example.
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Locator UpFront

Value Of Education

Business owners intuitively understand the value of a skilled employee, yet many companies fail to realize the benefits that training can make in an organization. Worse, leaders underestimate the high cost of not training.

A Growing Game

The Internet has come a long way in 20 years. Back in the early days, users didn’t mind waiting for a dial-up connection to slowly … very slowly, load a page. Today, that’s unheard of. It is also rare, and frustrating, to come across a website that isn’t mobile friendly. There are 2.8 billion Internet users and most of them prefer to browse on their mobile devices, i.e. by smartphones and laptops. There is a direct connection between increased mobile use and an increase in mobile advertising.

Forget Green

The automotive recycling industry has been talking about going “green” for years. We’ve all read about the benefits of marketing our parts as “green” and we’ve sat in on the seemingly endless number of sessions at our trade shows telling us to use the word on our websites and marketing materials.
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Nominate Your Boss For Boss Of The Year

The deadline is quickly approaching for The Locator’s annual Boss of the Year nominations. The deadline to nominate your boss is August 14, 2015. The process is simple; go to www.partslocator.com/Boss and simply fill out the form. The more nominations your boss receives, the better. Each winner receives a feature in the Autumn issue of the Locator UpFront. This issue is not only mailed to about 5,000 auto recycling facilities nationwide. It is also given out to industry leaders at the annual ARA convention and exposition.


The Locator’s Classic Issue Is Coming Soon

The Locator’s annual Classic issue is set for July 2015. If you have a Classic yard, you need to be a part of this issue. If you are an enthusiast, hobbyist, restorer or rebuilder, you need to make sure to receive this!


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