Bumper Car Bliss: Pennsylvania man builds giant road-legal bumper car

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — Dan Hryhorcoff, a retired machine shopowner from Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, has built a huge, road-legal bumper car. The project occurred during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and while the finished product obviously isn’t allowed to bump into other vehicles like its more miniature counterpart, like its namesake, the vehicle does […]

Off to Lyon: SATA Canada ends week-long WorldSkills training with BBQ, winners announcements

Vaughan, Ontario — SATA’s WorldSkills challenge wrapped up on Friday with the international competitors celebrating their efforts with a good old-fashioned Canadian summer barbeque. While the four-day event was primarily a chance for competitors to practice their car painting skills in advance of the WorldSkills competition set to take place in Lyon, France from September 10 […]

EV/AV Report: Ford pivots EV production; while Tesla delays release of robotaxi vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV Report, Ford announced that it will repurpose the Oakville, Ont., assembly facility from manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) to instead developing larger, gasoline-powered versions of its flagship F-series pickup truck. Additionally, Tesla has announced that it will delay its upcoming robotaxi vehicle due to last-minute design changes. Not so […]

Wash ‘n Roll: CARSTAR Okotoks raises over $1,300 for cystic fibrosis research

Okotoks, Alberta – CARSTAR Okotoks hosted a charity car wash on July 13 at their location, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The event had over 120 attendees who brought their vehicles. In just four hours, the group raised over $1,300 in donations for the cause.  In addition to the car wash, the event featured […]

Can You Believe This?! Shoes that drive, miniature rides and more

Toronto, Ontario — July may be more than midway through to an end, but these funny car videos are prepared to have you laughing all summer long. In this Can You Believe This?! video, check out drivable shoes, pint-sized pickups and so much more! The post Can You Believe This?! Shoes that drive, miniature rides […]

SATA Canada Hosts WorldSkills 2024 Competitors: Experts clarify purpose, outcome of week-long competition; Pfaff Autoworks lends car for competitors

Vaughan, Ontario ⁠— As a global partner with WorldSkills, SATA has proudly hosted the global WorldSkills experts and competitors⁠—who will head to Lyon, France, for the international competition in September⁠—for a week-long session at the company’s Vaughan, Ont., headquarters and training facilities. Collision Repair magazine has been on-site all week to catch up with these […]

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Most Influential Women of 2012

Toronto, Ontario — Did you know Collision Repair magazine has more than 40,000 legacy pictures from the past 20 years of Canadian collision repair industry events?! In this special Throwback Thursday segment, we’re tossing it back to 2012, when AkzoNobel celebrated the Most Influential Women in the industry. That year, our friend Kim Roberts of […]