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Collision repair is about people helping people

who find themselves in a difficult situation, often through no fault of their own. It’s not just about putting cars back together — it’s about making people whole again. The collision repair community — including body shops, paint, parts, equipment and insurance companies — has been doing this for a long time.

And sometimes, the collision industry goes above and beyond the call of duty to make things a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. This section honors the shops and suppliers that take that additional step.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

AASP-MN’s 12th Annual Race for Automotive Education a Winner

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised over $8,000 for its Automotive Education Fund at the 12th annual Race for Automotive Education, held January 14-15 at ProKart Indoors, Burnsville. The money will fund scholarships for automotive students enrolled in NATEF-accredited mechanical and collision repair programs in Minnesota.

During the course of the two-night event, 120 racers tore up the track in state-of-the-art European karts, reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour. Twenty-four teams of mechanical and collision repair shops and industry suppliers were represented.

Trophies were awarded to the 1st place and runner-up teams. The victors were:

Tuesday, January 14th

  • 1st Place – Lancer Service Auto Care, St. Paul
  • Runner Up – Superior Service Center #1, Eagan

Wednesday, January 15th

  • 1st Place – ABRA Auto Body, Brooklyn Center
  • Runner Up –Pearson Auto Body, Shakopee

“Members use this event as an opportunity for team-building, and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause,” said Judell Anderson, AASP-MN Executive Director. “Everybody had a blast!”

The Automotive Education Fund was established in 2002 to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the automotive service industry. Since its inception, nearly $146,000 has been distributed directly to students enrolled in automotive programs through the Association’s scholarship program and Skills USA participation.

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