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The Advanstar Automotive Group News Network provides business-to-business info for parts distributors, technicians, manufacturers, OEMs, car dealers and others involved with the auto aftermarket, performance and enthusiast segments, and collision repair. Viewers will find news reports from auto industry trade shows, meetings and conferences, as well as breaking news. Coverage also educates viewers on new auto products, repair procedures, business management and auto technology. The Advanstar Automotive Group produces print and electronic information under the following brands: Aftermarket Business, Automotive Body Repair News, Motor Age, Hot Auto Products and Styling & Performance.

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The Advanstar Automotive Group News Network provides business-to-business info for parts distributors, technicians, manufacturers, OEMs, car dealers and others involved with the auto aftermarket, performance and enthusiast segments, and collision repair. Viewers will find news reports from auto industry trade shows, meetings and conferences, as well as breaking news. Coverage also educates viewers on new auto products, repair procedures, business management and auto technology. The Advanstar Automotive Group produces print and electronic information under the following brands: Aftermarket Business, Automotive Body Repair News, Motor Age, Hot Auto Products and Styling & Performance.

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Advanstar Auto

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The Advanstar Automotive Group News Network provides business-to-business info for parts distributors, technicians, manufacturers, OEMs, car dealers and others involved with the auto aftermarket, performance and enthusiast segments, and collision repair. Viewers will find news reports from auto industry trade shows, meetings and conferences, as well as breaking news. Coverage also educates viewers on new auto products, repair procedures, business management and auto technology. The Advanstar Automotive Group produces print and electronic information under the following brands: Aftermarket Business, Automotive Body Repair News, Motor Age, Hot Auto Products and Styling & Performance.

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