ASCCA What You Need To KnowDec. 07, 2015
John Modesti, president of Modesti's Car Care Center, has been a car guy since he was 15 years old and purchased his first vehicle, a used Model A Ford stored in a garage "in boxes" for $25.
"Getting it running took a while but the hands-on and hard-knocks education I got was worth it," he said. "My second car was a 1940 Ford panel truck, which I did as a frame-off hot rod."
The experience Modesti acquired working on those vehicles helped him start a career in automotive repair, becoming a Honda motorcycle technician in 1964 and attending Honda's first car clinic in 1969.
Read more of this Parts and People article featuring an ASCCA member's shop.
Today, December 7th, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is reopening to the public after receiving a $90 million dollar makeover. The makeover includes a new and fun for the whole family exhibit that displays what's underneath the "Cars" character's metal bodies.
Winter Tech Week provides ETI Members with the opportunity for dialogue with the OEM's and to receive the necessary information to provide the needed tools and equipment.  ETI Members gain knowledge of new technologies that affect the aftermarket tool and equipment industry, receive instruction on the servicing and repair of new model vehicles, and learn of repair and service tools that may be needed for the new models.  
Click here for more information.
Also upcoming from ETI: 
ETI ToolTech 2016
April 25-28 in Monterey, CA
Office Depot Offers Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
Office Depot has released their 2015 Holiday Catalog of their copy and printer materials.  View it here.
Office Depot is offering ASCCA members four different deals:
  • HP Office Ultra White Paper $26.99 per case - Click here
  • HP EcoFFICIENT Paper $26.99 per case - Click here
  • Keurig coffee machines including K-cups - Click here
  • Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
    Dec 5th: Chapter 5 Christmas Party and Casino Night Fundraiser - click for more information
    Jan 20th: Chapter 1940 event at the Toyota Auto Museum
    ASCCA's TeamTalk Update Beginning January 1st
    On January 1st, all ASCCA members will start receiving the ASCCA TeamTalk emails.  This is one of the ASCCA membership's greatest benefits. Use it for questions, networking, and to share any other information with the entire ASCCA membership.
    The emails will include an option to unsubscribe, for any members who do not wish to receive the emails.
    iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

    The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

    Link to iATN's website


    Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


    Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

    Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


    Click here to take advantage of this offer


    Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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    In This Issue
    Modesti's Car Care
    Petersen Automotive Museum
    ETI Winter Tech Week
    Office Depot Offers
    Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
    TeamTalk Update


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