TWENTY YEARS OF CHEER

We owe it all to you BY ALLISON ROGERS  Crafting Collision Repair magazine’s 20th-anniversary edition was no easy feat. Capturing the mammoth industry changes witnessed since this publication’s debut in 2003, while simultaneously showcasing the greatness of the sector—amid a pandemic, no less—was a task only fit for Canada’s strongest: the members of the aftermarket. […]

Time-Resistant Tools

Repairers share top picks from their toolboxes In line with Collision Repair’s 20th Anniversary, the magazine reached out to readers looking to hear their longstanding go-to tools. Check out their picks below! Snap-On Body Hammer “The Snap-On body hammer I have left has made me a lot of money, still has the original handle and […]

THE GREATS

Collision Repair magazine only features the best The most important part of any magazine is the cover. One of the founding facets of Collision Repair magazine was rooted in who we featured on our covers. The individuals that represented one of the six yearly issues of the magazine couldn’t just be sourced from a flip […]

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Sam Piercey GENERAL MANAGER, CO-OWNER OF BUDDS’ COLLISION, INDUSTRY MENTOR Sam Piercey was introduced to Collision Repair readers through his column, Point Blank with Piercey. In his columns, Sam didn’t simply write with candor, but with a palpable compassion for those he saw as comrades in the collision industry; his fellow business-owners, his extended family. […]

WE’VE SEEN IT ALL

The good, the bad and the flat-out crazy  Anyone that’s worked a day in the collision repair industry knows that it can be a wild ride. From not-so-happy customers, to jaw-dropping wrecks brought through the door for repairs and self-inflicted oopsies, Collision Repair asked its readers for their craziest industry and repair-related stories; check out […]

EDITOR’S NOTE

JOE RAYMENT  In my time with Media Matters and Collision Repair mag, the best part of my job was trekking around to different shops with Gloria Mann—a true force of nature. She’s exclamatory. She’d sworn off swearing but still somehow managed to make “sugarplum!” sound profane. She’d take calls as we made our way toward […]

TO 2022 AND BEYOND

From paint materials to improved ADAS awareness, there’s a lot in store for the Canadian market BY ALLISON ROGERS AND MAX REID  With the events of the last 18 months considered, the only direction to look for the future is upward. If there is one sentiment any veteran collision repairer stands by, it’s the fact […]

WHERE WE’VE BEEN

Collision Repair’s Greatest Hits By Allison Rogers 1867 Presenting, the Automobile In 1867, Henry Seth Taylor, a watchmaker and jeweler, built the first automobile in Canada. The steam-powered buggy was regarded as a novelty by many and was unveiled at a fair that year. Unfortunately, the buggy was crashed into a creek later that day, […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

CAM LAVENDER | BASF CANADA | RETIRED Cam Lavender officially retired from the automotive aftermarket in mid-July after serving as the business development manager for the more than 23 years—though Lavender occupied a spectrum of roles at BASF Canada and in collision centres. He has completed Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer Red Seal 310B. […]