Collision Repair magazine acquires Bodyshop magazine

Collision Repair magazine has acquired Bodyshop magazine.

Toronto, Ontario — August 10, 2015 — Media Matters, the parent corporation of Collision Repair, has acquired Bodyshop magazine. “We look forward to continuing the 45-year history and tradition associated with the Bodyshop brand, including the Annual Directory, Cross Canada Annual Survey, Bodyshop of the Year, and Restyler of the Year Awards,” says Darryl Simmons, […]

Barge full of crushed cars tips in Victoria harbour

Schnitzer Steel logo.

By Jeff Sanford Victoria, British Columbia — August 31, 2015 — A barge loaded with several hundred crushed cars tilted Friday afternoon, spilling twenty vehicles into Victoria’s inner harbour. The recycled vehicles are owned by US recycler Schnitzer Steel, which operates steel recycling and auto parts recovery operations across Canada and the United States. The […]

Baseball sized hailstones pound Manitoba

No exaggeration needed. Some of the hailstones that hit Manitoba during Friday's storm were baseball sized. Photo by David Sawatzky.

By Jeff Sanford Altona, Manitoba — August 31, 2015 — Large hail storms rolled through southeastern and south-central Manitoba this past weekend. The storms left a wake of destruction. The CBC in that province is reporting that Manitoba Public Insurance received almost 300 hail-related claims over the weekend. The hail involved was particularly large. Pictures […]

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming SEMA Battle of the Builders

"Dry Lakes," a 1933 Ford three window coupe that started life as a 60's hotrod, will be one of the competition entries at the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 31, 2015 — You can get a sneak peek at some of the incredible custom vehicles set to compete in the second annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, taking place at this year’s SEMA Show. The 2015 SEMA Show takes place November 3 to 6 at the […]