Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In September of this year, the very first nationally published collision repair trade publication, Auto Body News and Good Car Care magazine hits the streets. S.M. “Silvie” Licitra, the magazine’s editorial director writes, “Today’s master of body rebuilding must be a practical diagnostician, with the delicate touch of a surgeon, plus the skill of a practical mechanic. The blending, preparation, and application of modern paints is something acquired only by long experience with the aid of proper equipment. Verily, today’s auto body craftsman no longer is ‘just a body mechanic.’ He’s a skilled artisan – a professional. And his business is a profession!” The same holds true today, over 50 years later!