Anything automotive may appear here - new car reviews, car shows, editorials on automotive items, working on my cars, just about any automotive topic I want to write about. Your comments are always welcome. I encourage reprinting of my articles providing proper attribution is given and notification is provided. The picture is of Moriarty Bros. "Big Red" 1966 Comet GT. I worked at Moriarty Bros., Manchester, CT way back but had nothing to do with Big Red.
Pardon me whilst I blow my own horn.
I'm not one who normally blows my own horn, it just isn't my style. But someone has to do it, especially when something like this comes my way:
By the Honorable Mary Hayashi
18th Assembly District; Relative to commending
Whereas, Bruce Hotchkiss, Program Representative II for the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Department of Consumer Affairs, is retiring after nearly 20 years of dedicated service with the State of California, and in recognition thereof, he is deserving of the highest commendations and honors; and
Whereas, Bruce Hotchkiss has worked for the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) since 1991 and is currently assigned to the Hayward Complaint Mediation Center; and
Whereas, Prior to this assignment the BAR enforcement division employed Bruce Hotchkiss where he worked with automotive repair dealers to ensure compliance with the Automotive Repair Act; and
Whereas, Prior to his employment at BAR, Bruce Hotchkiss worked for Honda Canada, Inc., in Service Engineering; Chrysler Canada/American Motors Canada, as an Owner Relations Specialist in the Central Regional Office; and, Peterson, Howell, and Heather, Canada, as a Fleet Maintenance Specialist; and
Whereas, in 1977, Bruce Hotchkiss earned a Certificate of Qualification as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic from the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities automotive apprenticeship program; this later split into two certificates, Automotive Service Technican and Truck and Coach Technician, which are kept current; and
Whereas, a member of the Western Automotive Journalists Bruce Hotchkiss writes a monthly automotive review column the Pacifica Tribune; and
Whereas, Bruce Hotchkiss also was a member of the Pacifica Planning Commission, from 1997 until March 2004; and
Whereas, Bruce Hotchkiss is President of the California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors (CARII), an affiliate of CAUSE, a union of state public safety employees; and
Whereas, Bruce Hotchkiss was appointed to the Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee in August 2001; and
Whereas, the high standard to which Bruce Hotchkiss adheres have earned him the respect and friendship of those individuals with whom he has been associated; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by Assembly Member Mary Hayashi, That Bruce Hotchkiss be commended on his long and distinguished record of professional service and on his outstanding display of civic leadership, and extended best wishes for a rewarding and gratifying retirement.