ASCCA What You Need To KnowDecember 22, 2014
Happy Holidays from the ASCCA staff! Our office will be closed for the holidays from December 24-26 and January 1.


Registration Open for ASCCA February Team Weekend!

Register today for ASCCA's Team Weekend held on February 7-8, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento. This is a new hotel for Team Weekends. It is within walking distance of the region's largest shopping mall, Arden FairThe cut-off date for making reservations is January 16. After that date discount hotel rates won't apply and rooms may not be available. 


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ASCCA Representatives Among those Meeting with CARB to Discuss Telematics and Access to Information
Representatives from ASCCA, the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA), the California Autobody Association (CAA) and the California Automotive Business Coalition (CalABC) recently met with the top two staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss industry concerns. They came away agreeing to continue discussing the issues of telematics and access to information.

Read the article from Parts & People
(Reprinted with permission of Parts & People

Aftermarket Business Leaders Seem to be More Confident in their Economic Outlook, Auto Care Association Reports
According to the Auto Care Association and Northwood University in Michigan, aftermarket business leaders have a more confident outlook on the economy, compared to previous months. The two organizations conduct a monthly survey which projects the outlook over the next 12 months.

Zero-Emissions School Bus Created that Uses Solar Panels

As shared by ASCCA member Tracy Renee on ASCCA's TeamTalk, a Gilroy Unified School District project has created the first-of-its-kind zero-emissions school bus. A team of companies, including the Silicon Valley Clean Cities coalition, converted a diesel school bus to electric power.  PBS will air a TV segment about it.


More information from Motor Week


ASCCA Member of the Month - December 2014

The ASCCA's member of the month for December is John Eppstein, owner of John's Automotive Care in San Diego. He has been in the automotive industry since 1985. John is active in the community through the Boys and Girls Club. He is a board member of ASCCA and also serves on the ASCCA Endorsements Committee. John is a member of ASCCA Chapter 24 and has served as its secretary, vice president, and chair of the Meetings Committee. He is also on the ASCEF Board of Trustees and his shop is an ASCEF Cars for Careers donation site.


Do you know someone deserving of being ASCCA Member of the Month? Nominate them! More info here

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
Did You Know? Warriors Center Restores Classic Cars
Did you know that Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, the son of an auto mechanic, likes to restore old cars? The professional basketball player at one time owned 35 vehicles. His first car -- when he was 17 -- was an Australian Holden Commodore. Most of the cars he restores he sells.

Time is Running Out on a Member Benefit! ASCCA Discount on DAD Device Good Through the End of this Year
Applus Technologies, Inc. ("Applus") is pleased to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the retail price of each Applus Smog DADdy® full system. To obtain the discount, Applus Technologies asks that ASCCA members wishing to purchase the units order on their website and enter promotion code "ASCCA" in the appropriate space on the order form.  

This offer will expire December 31, 2014. ASCCA members will receive their discount immediately upon purchase. In cases where established members have made purchases prior to the date of this agreement, Applus will adjust the purchase price to reflect the aforementioned discount.

Will New Relationship with Cuba Eventually Doom its Classic American Cars?
An easing of restrictions on car imports could be the beginning of the end for the classic American cars that are still in everyday use in Cuba. Most Cubans are so poor it won't happen overnight, though. CNN has a slideshow of the old American Pontiacs and Chevys still found in Cuba.

Calendar: Upcoming Events

Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting
January 15, 2015
DCA HQ2, 1747 North Market Blvd, Hearing Room 186
Sacramento, CA 



ASCCA Team Weekend
February 7-8, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point W Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Click here for more information


Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting
April 22, 2015
DCA HQ2, 1747 North Market Blvd, Hearing Room 186
Sacramento, CA 


Recall Notices from the NHTSA
There are so many recalls from NHTSA each week that it is becoming impossible to keep up with them. Therefore, here are links to a few places that list the recalls as they come in.

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In This Issue
Register Now for Team Weekend!
Economic Outlook Improves for Aftermarket Business
Zero-Emissions Bus Built in California
Member of the Month
Warriors Center Restores Classic Cars
DAD Device Discount
Cuba's Classic Cars Imperiled?
Recalls from NHTSA

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