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The wheels keep on turning in Moncton!

If you like all things automotive, the place to have been in summer was Moncton, NB.

Rob Alfers, Publisher, Auto Atlantic Magazine

In June, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association put together a fantastic Atlantic Truck Show which attracted over 12,000 visitors. Industry exhibitors from across Canada were very impressed with the quality of the show and the surprising strength and resilience of the trucking industry here in Atlantic Canada.

From July 9-14, the ninth annual Atlantic Nationals Automotive Spectacular Show took Moncton by storm. Close to 1,800 registered vehicles were on display for the estimated 100,000 enthusiastic visitors. The Atlantic Nationals is considered to be Canada’s largest car show, and this year it was one big party with lots of prizes and entertainment.

Among the many key sponsors who helped keep visitors happy was NAPA Auto Parts. NAPA has had a strong relationship with Atlantic Nationals since its inception. Also on hand was Maritime Automotive Warehousing Ltd., who teamed up with Cherry Bomb Exhaust to shake up the visitors and the ground below them, with Cherry Bomb’s 1964 Dodge D100 pick-up souped up with a 528 c.i. Hemi Monster Motor.

I had the opportunity to visit the 2009 Skills Canada Competition held this year in Charlottetown and like hundreds of other visitors, came away with a new appreciation of the skills and dedication of these automotive apprentices, as they competed against each other and the clock. If these young folks from across Canada are any indication, the future of the automotive service and repair industry is in good hands.

On Page 42 there is an announcement for a 3-day Automotive Business Development Course coming to Halifax in September, to be put on by Bob Greenwood. There are many excellent reasons why taking such a course from such an expert can help your professional development and career. Managerial techniques are changing rapidly, and it is vital that you keep up-to date with current managerial innovations. The bottom line is this, enroll in this course and you will become a more effective and successful manager.

Dale H Mader
Managing Editor

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