Willkommen to the Big Leagues: Automechanika Frankfurt returns with 78,000 attendees

Frankfurt, Germany — The biannual Automechanika Frankfurt auto show wrapped up its five-day stay in Germany’s financial capital on Friday, closing out nearly a full week of presentations and demonstrations on the latest tips and techniques the international auto industry has to offer. Drawing in some of the biggest brands the industry has to offer, […]

Go Forth to Battle: Deadline to enter SEMA Battle of the Builders one month out

Las Vegas, Nevada — Calling all would-be vehicle builders, the window for you to prove your skills on the industry’s biggest stage is closing quickly, as the deadline to apply for the SEMA Show 2022 Battle of the Builders Competition looms less than one month away. Back for what is sure to be another exciting […]

Chatting with a Champ: Gold medal auto body student Abigail King sits down with CRM

Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s roster for the upcoming WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is growing by the day, and Collision Repair has been catching up with the young tradespeople set to represent the industry on the world stage within the next few months. This time, we spoke with Abigail King, 20, an auto body repair […]

Refinishing First: One-on-one with SkillsCanada gold medalist painter Dorien Lozeau

Toronto, Ontario — As the organization finalizes its roster for the international competition, results from this year’s Skills Canada 2022 National Competition have begun rolling in, forming the team that will represent the Canadian collision industry on the WorldSkills stage. Collision Repair managed to get a hold of two-time gold medal-winning automotive refinisher—former Bodyworx Professional […]

Perfecting Painting: WorldSkills Canada competition underway in Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta — This week, competitors from across the world met in Edmonton for the Canadian SATA Skills Car Painting Global Challenge 2022. Competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates met at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology campus for the main event, where they will be tested […]

Painter Rendezvous: International R-M Best Painter Contest set for late June

Clermont-de-l’Oise, France — Some of the world’s top automotive painters will descend on Clermont-de-l’Oise, France in late June to sort out who will take the top prize at the thirteenth International R-M Best Painter Contest Final. The competition will see ten national finalists square off at the R-M Refinish Competence Center in France from June […]