Blog Tag: “automotive aftermarket”


    Best. AAPEX. Ever. You are going to hear that a lot this week. And I know what you’re thinking: “They have to say that,” “They say that every year," “Why is this the best one?” But … bear with me for a minute. This IS going to be the Best. AAPEX. Ever. – and here’s why – 

  • The Road To AAPEX Episode 6

    The end of the road

    It all comes down to this. 

    “I didn’t want something easy. I wanted something that was going to be an ‘Are you going to make it?’ moment every time I get in the car.”

    That’s how Babcox Media’s Joe… READ MORE  

  • OK … But Why AAPEX?

    By now, you’ve likely seen at least one AAPEX mention in an email, blog, social media post, or digital ad while working, browsing the internet, or reading the news. You may have attended AAPEX in the past, may have attended SEMA, may have only heard from friends who have been to the show, or maybe you just aren’t sure how AAPEX impacts the aftermarket, your life, or your business. . . yet.  READ MORE  
  • Catch up on The Road to AAPEX

    The idea was simple. The journey was anything but….

    Babcox Media’s Joe Keene, an ASE-certified technician, wanted to find a fun junker–like a Cadillac Brougham with more than 180,000 miles on the odometer–fix it up and drive it 2,500 miles from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas for AAPEX,… READ MORE  

  • What to expect at this years AAPEX with Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy

    the countdown to AAPEX 2022 begins

    AAPEX 2022 is less than a week away, so to prime the pump, Auto Care Association President & CEO Bill Hanvey and AASA President and CEO Paul McCarthy, co-owners of the AAPEX show, sit down with Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox to… READ MORE  

  • Could You Use a Manual to Diagnose and Maintain Your Team Culture?

    Is your workplace culture misfiring? Does your team need a tune-up? It is no secret that there is a massive shortage of technicians in the auto industry, and according to Wrenchway, by 2024, there will be a shortage of approximately 642,000 technicians (automotive, diesel and collision) in the industry. READ MORE  
  • The Road To AAPEX Episode 5

    The road less traveled

    Last episode, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham gave Babcox Media’s Joe Keene a good scare. But that was only the beginning….

    Babcox Media’s Joe Keene was nearly halfway through the 2,500-mile drive from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas headed to the… READ MORE  

  • AAPEX: Turning Inspiration into A Plan

    AAPEX is the time for inspiration. We come together to learn what’s new and are inspired by the innovations and collective energy. But then what? How do we harness this energy to influence our bottom line all year long? It starts with ideation. READ MORE  
  • AWDA Marks 75 Years Not with Diamonds, But with Stars in Las Vegas

    The stars will be out in full force in just a few weeks amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas – but these stars are not from Hollywood, not even from the small screen or the silver screen, but these stars are the ones who have delivered on the promise to keep America moving through a two-year stretch nobody will ever forget.  READ MORE  
  • The Road To AAPEX Episode 4

    Halfway there … What could go wrong?

    The literal road to AAPEX has been smooth, so far….

    Babcox Media’s Joe Keene, an ASE-certified technician who fixed up a battered 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham, has been getting his kicks on Route 66 as he drives 2,500… READ MORE