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Congress signals support for Right to Repair

The CAR Coalition shares that promising groundwork is being laid for congressional action on automotive right to repair in the coming year.

Six drag race drivers win championships with ProTorque converters

ProTorque touts six drivers who used ProTorque converters to win world championship titles during the 2022 drag racing season. Those champions include:

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Former APRA president Bill Gager passes away

William C. Gager, former president of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Associations (APRA), passed away on Nov. 23. He was 79 years old. The APRA Board of Directors sent out the following statement: “Bill and APRA were synonymous. Bill retired at the end of 2013. During his 35 years as president of APRA, Bill made significant

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Know a vehicle care rock star? Nominate them for an award!

They may not perform on stages to thousands of adoring fans, but there are plenty of rock stars in the field of auto repair. It’s about time some of them got their recognition. That’s why Babcox Media, the parent company of TD, has launched Vehicle Care RockStars. Do you know someone who’s doing amazing work

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MEMA announces plan to position organization for the future

MEMA, a trade association representing North American motor vehicle component manufacturers, has announced a new business structure that the organization says will better position it and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups:

Vehicle Care RockStars unveiled at AAPEX 2022

The stage is set for a unique initiative from Babcox Media (parent company of Transmission Digest), in partnership with AAPEX, to shine a spotlight on today’s most dynamic performers across the vehicle care industry individuals who, to put it simply, rock! That’s the premise behind Vehicle Care RockStars, a brand dedicated to celebrating the vehicle

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Alto highlights online catalog, mobile app

Alto highlights its e-catalog of parts, as well as its mobile app allowing users to view this catalog on their mobile devices. According to Alto, the user of the e-catalog can choose a product line from the tabs, then select Make and Transmission model from the drop-down menus. You can also search by Alto number

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Whatever It Takes hosts annual golf scramble

After a two-year pause for Covid-19, the annual Robert Thompson Memorial Golf Scramble was held on Sept. 24 at The Crossings golf course just outside of Louisville. With a shotgun start, the event hosted approximately 90 participants and included trophies for two longest drive holes and two closest to the pin par-three holes. After the

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Florida Torque Converter weathers Hurricane Ian

Everything and everybody is okay according to Florida Torque Converter Manager Martin Pilatowski. FTC is located in Cape Coral, Florida very near the point where the center of Ian came ashore as a category four hurricane. As of Tuesday, Pilatowski told Transmission Digest, the company was waiting for the power to be reconnected so they

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ATSG Joins Training Lineup at AAPEX 2022

For the first time, attendees at AAPEX 2022 will have access to training by the Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG), an authority on transmission technical support and repair. On Nov. 1, Wayne Colonna, ATSG President/ETE Reman Director of Quality, will present, “Is It the Transmission or Not?” The four-hour presentation will cover transmission malfunctions and

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Bar’s Leaks celebrates 75th anniversary

Bar’s Leaks celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2022. Holly, Michigan-based Bar’s Leaks debuted as a radiator stop leak invented by Fred Barton in 1947. Bar’s Leaks now offers stop leak and repair products for a wide range of vehicle components and systems including cooling, engine, gear box, hydraulics, power steering, transmission and more. The original Bar’s

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Chris Rini, ATI transmission win PDRA Pro Nitrous race

In a bit of racing news, Chris Rini, driving a nitrous-powered ATI Performance Products Camaro, scored his second PDRA Pro Nitrous win in a row, with a win over Jim Halsey at the PDRA Northern Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. “The car’s making really good runs,” Rini said. “We have good products, good sponsors. I’m

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