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Chad Counselman Becomes President of the Automotive Recyclers Association

Professional automotive recycler Chad Counselman, Counselman Automotive Recycling in Mobile, Alabama, was welcomed as the new President of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the organization’s 76th Annual Convention and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2019.11.08 01:13 PM

Auctionwini Opens Beta Tester Application for International Salvage Car Buyers

Auctionwini, the auction platform for international salvage car buyers is now seeking Bet a Testers to improve the existing system based on customer's voice.The app was officially launched last April through Google Play, iOS Store and now extends its service from mobile app to web platform for better user accessibility.
2019.11.08 01:13 PM

Bullitt Mustang Hero Car to be Auctioned at Kissimmee 2020

After more than 40 years spent so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it’s now slated to cross the Mecum auction block at the world’s largest collector car auction this coming January in Kissimmee, Florida.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Four Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Smart Garage

For do-it-yourselfers and automotive hobbyists, a smart garage can help keep your vehicles, tools and parts safe and secure. Here are four ways to make the most out of your garage.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Survey Highlights Small Employers Expectations, Willingness to Train Employees

Over two-thirds of small business employers found it more difficult recruiting and hiring candidates for the most-skilled position in the last two years than in the prior two years and consequently invest significant time and resources in training and improving the skills of their employees.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Top 5 Trend-Setting Vehicles

Every year the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) recognizes the most accessory-friendly vehicles during the annual trade-only SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. SEMA Show exhibitors, who make the products and accessories for today's popular models, vote to honor the vehicle platforms they believe are best for accessorizing.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

Vehicle Satisfaction Awards: Nissan Has Most Winning Vehicles; Lincoln and Ram Top Brands

AutoPacific announced the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) winners. For the third year in a row, Nissan has the most winning vehicles, this year with six wins: Maxima, Altima, Armada, Murano and Rogue for Nissan and Q60 for Infiniti.
2019.10.06 08:41 PM

GOLD LEVEL

60-Year-Old Yard Wins Top Award
Ray’s Auto Parts in Amboy, Ind., recently won its second Indiana Clean Yard Gold Level award. Ray’s is also a thriving business that dismantles 700 cars a year and has eight buildings and 4,500 cars on 25 acres.
2019.09.24 08:45 AM

CRAZY BUILD

Ice Rod Rita Promotes Auto Recycling
When Ice Rod Rita first sauntered across the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway, onlookers weren’t clocking her time. They were admiring her lime-on-ice exterior, her Tiki wood siding, and her appropriately named “salt licker” blade. In other words, she was less hot rod and more ‘party waiting to happen.’
2019.09.24 08:45 AM

LOCKED OUT

Ransomware Hits The Auto Recycling Industry
Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting software designed to block access to a user’s systems until a ransom is paid, recently hit auto recyclers including Northlake Auto Recyclers. Marty Hollingshead offers a first-hand account of dealing with the attack.
2019.09.24 07:36 AM
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Plant A Tree For Earth Day

The organizers from the Earth Day Network (www.earthday.org) announced the theme for Earth Day 2016 is Trees For The Earth. The goal is to plant 7.8 billion trees, one tree for every person on the planet, by its 50th anniversary - which is in five years.

Colorado Auto & Parts Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Colorado Auto & Parts’ Plymouth Air Radial Truck, or P.A.R.T., was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage, a web-based show featuring the former Tonight Show host.

One Awesome Machine

The Plymouth Air Radial Truck
The best ideas seem to just happen. Like, who would have planned to pair an automobile and an airplane and build something completely different? Gary Corns, of Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colo., that’s who. The thought came to him while he was digging through a local airplane salvage yard for a completely different project - customizing the company’s 1956 Ford Vanette. The van, used as a rolling billboard for the company, has a tricked out interior that looks like an airplane interior.
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Classic Cars

RPM Recycles Parts From A Bygone Era
To an untrained eye, the ‘49, ‘50 and ‘51 Chevy look pretty similar. But Brandon Prihoda, co-owner of RPM Classic Parts in Albert Lea, Minn., can point out the little differences - from the fender trim to the grill. And knowing RPM Classic Parts, it’s more than likely that Prihoda has those parts in stock. This classic parts business is the “go to” place for vehicles and parts from the 1930s to the 1960s.

BUILDING BUSINESS

Northlake Improvements Attract Customers
Northlake Auto Recyclers, Inc. doesn’t see a lot of retail traffic in its location in Hammond, Ind. That’s a shame, because customers are missing out on all of the updates and improvements that owner Marty Hollingshead has made in recent years.

ALASKA RECYCLING

Northwest Auto Conquers Last Frontier
Northwest Auto Parts, based in Anchorage, Alaska, faces unique challenges, often working in the dark or extreme weather to pull parts, and relying on barges and planes to get parts to distant destinations.
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Bullitt Mustang Hero Car to be Auctioned at Kissimmee 2020

After more than 40 years spent so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it’s now slated to cross the Mecum auction block at the world’s largest collector car auction this coming January in Kissimmee, Florida.

ARA Plans 74th Annual Convention & Exposition

The Automotive Recyclers Association will hold its 74th Annual Convention and Exposition on November 1 - 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, Texas. The event will bring together auto recyclers and vendors from across the globe. It will feature new products and services, educational sessions and networking opportunities.

The New Classics?

What if you could buy a vehicle, knowing it would become a classic? With a deep understanding of the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely collector cars within the next 25 years. In order to be considered for the “Hagerty Hot List,” the vehicle must be produced within the 2016 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000.

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The Locator Magazine December 2019
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October 2017

In This Issue ... CIIA to Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

September 2017

In This Issue ... Flood Cars In The U.S. Jump 20% Since Last Year.

August 2017

In this issue ... New Part Search at PartsLocator.com, B&R Auto Wrecking Acquires California Auto Recycling Facility, PartCycle Announces New Artificial Intelligence Technology for Used Auto Part Shopping and Locator’s Directory Deadline Coming Soon.