Peterborough, Ontario — August 17, 2017 — The latest issue of Bodyworx Professional is now available in digital release! Cheyenne Ruether, one of the stars of TV’s Vegas Rat Rods, takes the cover spot in this issue. We look at her background growing up in Alberta and how she became a working tech before making the jump to TV fame. Check it out on page 17!
Dave Carlaw may have started on the ground floor of the autobody business with a broom in his hand, but he’s since found out the sky’s the limit. His businesses, Campbellford Auto Body and Prototype Research & Development, go beyond the traditional autobody services, manufacturing specialty cars for export and working on various aspects of aeronautics. See how he got to where he is today on page 23.
Autobody students from across Canada came together to compete in Winnipeg at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition. Discover how they honed their skills in preparation for the competition, with help and assistance from members in industry. Catch up with the competition on page 26!
Sheet metal expert and trainer John Poole gives us the keys to cosmetic aluminum repair in this handy guide. Leery of working with aluminum? You don’t have to be, but you do need to know what makes it different from steel to achieve quality results. Start the learning process on page 35.
Some cars are famous on their own. Some are famous because of their owners. A 1937 Cord that mysteriously disappeared is famous for both reasons. Check out page 40 for the story of how it reappeared in Canada and was fully restored by 360 Fabrication.
Technical skills are always important, but the repair business is a business, first and foremost. Barrie’s Georgian College gives future entrepreneurs the skills they need to succeed. Read about the College’s Automotive Business School on page 43!
The latest issue also features a preview of the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, how Nick Irwin found a new career by going outside his comfort zone, high-tech insight from I-CAR and much, much more! You can check out the digital edition right now at this link!