BEDFORD, Texas (Aug. 19, 2004) — The Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) will offer seven original equipment manufacturer new product technology sessions during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week activities this fall in Las Vegas.
The annual CARS event, sponsored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA), will be held Nov. 4-6 at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Sessions will be provided Thursday, Nov. 4, by DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co., Honda, General Motors Corp., Isuzu, Toyota and Volkswagen. ASA said the individual sessions will allow each manufacturer to provide specific information on new systems or features being incorporated in today's automobiles.
To sign up for the sessions, visit www.CARSonline.org. Following the OEM sessions, CARS 2004 will officially open that evening with the service professionals industry reception co-sponsored by ASA and the International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) from 6-9:30 p.m. in the hotel's Sunset Ballroom. During the reception, more than 50 exhibitors will be on hand showcasing the newest technologies available to service professionals, ASA said.
The CARS event also will feature seven technical courses; three management courses; a legislative update by Bob Redding, ASA's Washington, D.C., representative; and a keynote presentation by John G. Miller, author and organizational development speaker.
Registration is being handled online this year. ASA said its members can save $100 with the early-bird discount when registering by Monday, Sept. 27. More details are available on the CARS Web site or by calling Bedford-based ASA's Meetings and Travel Dept. at (800) 272-7467, ext. 235.
Registration for CARS includes credentials to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) shows, as well as ASA's International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), all being held during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.