With the steady rise in the number of COVID 19 cases in Canada, several automotive organizations are cancelling key collision industry events that were scheduled to take place in the upcoming weeks. COVID 19 was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, with more than 300 people…
At this year’s Detroit Autorama BASF presented the Great 8, including the 2020 Ridler Award winner. In the Hot Rod and Custom Car world, the prestigious Ridler Award is one of the most coveted accolades. The award, named after Don Ridler, a former football coach for Michigan State University and…
BASF has named Jeffrey Naugle as the winner of the North American winner for the R-M Best Painter Contest this year. The North American finals took place on February 26-27 in Whitehouse, Ohio. A panel of judges consisting of industry experts evaluated contestants who were chosen from among applicants from…
Color Compass has announced that it was a part of the delegation of distributors that attended the Pro Spot Distributor Advisory Council meeting. Color Compass, as well as other Pro Spot distributors, were invited for the meeting at the equipment manufacturer’s headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The focus of the three-day…
Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, booked as Keynote. The 2020 Automotive Conference and Expo (ACE) is just around the corner. Taking place this year on April 7-8 in Niagara Falls, Ontario at the Fallsview Resort & Casino, the annual event attracts auto industry leaders for two days of networking, education, and…
In January 2020, Color Compass Corporation and the Wesco Group came together in Phoenix, Arizona for their inaugural International Conference. Since Color Compass merged with the Wesco Group in October 2018, this was the first time that a joint conference was held. Color Compass, on previous occasions, has hosted similar…
The Cobble Beach Classics display featured 20th Century Disruptors, among them, Bill Mitchell's 1959 Chevrolet Stingray Racer prototype.
Oldsmobile's 1901-1906 Curved Dash Runabout was the first car built on an assembly line and a bestseller in its day.
1913 American Motors Company Underslung Scout Type 22A features an inversed frame, creating the long, low look that predominated a half-century later.
The Rolls-Royce 40/50 was named the Silver Ghost, due to the colour most were finished in and its ultra reliable and nearly silent six-cylinder engine. The model 40/50 was built from 1907 until 1926.
In a bid to upend rival Packard, Cadillac introduced its magnificent V16 for 1930. Although a loss maker, it raised the bar for engineering excellence and luxury standard. Production ended in 1940.
Bugatti's milestone Type 57 debuted in 1934. This Atalante Coupe, was one of four-body styles offered. Only 35 were ever made.
The 540K represented the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz's power and prestige when it was launched in 1936. This rare, coachbuilt example, was ordered by Swedish Olympic Gold Medalist Max Gumple in 1937.
This 1938 Delahaye 135 MS sports Figoni et Falaschi coachwork, the very essence of the celebrated "French Curve."
Packard introduced dramatically restyled models for 1948 which helped the luxury marque outsell Cadillac until 1950.
The Stingray racer was privately funded by GM's VP of Design Bill Mitchell. It previewed the styling of the production 1963 Corvette Sting Ray-a milestone in automotive design.
The Anglo-American Shelby Cobra 289 was highly competitive in sports car racing. This one won the 1963 SCCA Championship.
Porsche's iconic 911 was introduced in 1963. Highly competitive in motorsport, it is still in production to this very day and still boasts a rear-mounted engine.
Pontiac's 1964 GTO was an option package on the Tempest that circumvented the rules and ushered in the muscle car era.
Introduced in 1966, the Lamborghini Miura re-defined the concept of the supercar with its mid engine configuration and sensational styling. This Miura S dates from 1969.
Oblivion display celebrated cars and culture from the transformative 1980s and ’90s. This Saab 900 SPG dates from 1990.
It doesn't get more ’80s than this. 1986 Subaru BRAT shares display space with period game boxes and cereal packets.
Who can forget the Knight Industries Two Thousand from NBC's Knight Rider? This true-to-form replica is based on a 1983 Pontiac Trans Am.
Mk II VW Jetta's were once a common sight on our roads. This one of 500 1989 Trophy Editions boasts just 21,000 km.
Chevrolet's Camaro IROC-Z was built from 1985-90. This final year model boasts the desirable 5.7-litre V-8 engine.
Signifying the start of a new decade, CIAS 2020 chose to not only showcase innovation taking place today, but that which advanced progress in the golden age of the automobile. Transformative Times was the theme of the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. If you believe mainstream media reports, we…
Fix Network recently announced that it was able to raise $143,828 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada in 2019. The Fix Network family of franchise strategic partners and corporate team members, as well as select supplier and insurance partners, rose to the occasion and succeeded in doubling the…
Past Chair Patrice Marcil, Current Chair Paul Prochilo, Keynote Speaker Craig Dowden and CCIF Director Caroline Lacasse at CCIF Toronto, January 31, 2020. (Photos: Huw Evans and Sukanya Ray Ghosh)
Steve Trapp from Axalta conducted the first CCIF Business Development Series workshop at CCIF Toronto 2020.
John Turner of SATA presents the custom design SATAjet gun that was auctioned on Thursday evening for $3000 to Doug Roberts from Fix Auto Barrie North.
Daniel Chudy from Centennial College tested the knowledge of the audience on various aspects of collision repair.
“The Voice.” As always, the audience used clickers to respond to several questions posed during the event.
Les Pawlowski from Symach and Josh Kazdan of Better Image Collision had an in-depth conversation regarding Symach equipment.
Another successful edition of CCIF Toronto came to a conclusion at the end of January 2020. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) hosted CCIF Toronto 2020 on January 30 (Thursday) and 31 (Friday) at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The 760 attendees, 54 exhibitors and 6 speakers made the…
Laying out a framework for greater global collaboration and cooperation. At the 76th annual Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Convention and Expo in Charlotte, N.C., (October 10-12), one of the highlights was the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). This agreement, initially signed by recycling associations in Canada, the U.S.,…