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Guiness Record Holder Suresh Joachim Sponsored by Standard Auto Wreckers

David Gold was on hand when Multiple World Record Holder Suresh Joachim completed his Guiness World Record of pushing a car for 24 hours in Sept 2011. An absolutely amazing display of physical and mental resolve.

Then the next month Suresh broke the record for the Longest Marathon TV Talk Show from Oct. 7-10, 2011 on Rogers TV.

David Gold (middle from Standard Auto Wreckers), Raymond Cho (left, City Councillor Ward 42 Scarborough) and the record breaker himself Suresh Joachim on the right! Final number are 63 hours and 2 minutes with 277 guests.


Recycling Today

Canadian Firm Receives Certification by Canada’s Retire Your Ride Program

11/9/2010: Standard Auto Wreckers a Toronto-based certified auto recycler and founder of the www.GreenVehicleDisposal.com network,
has announced that it has received certification by Canada’s Retire Your Ride Program. The certification notes that Standard Auto Wreckers abides by Canada’s national code of practice in supporting the country’s Retire Your Ride program.

Retire Your Ride is an initiative of the Canadian government that is designed to enable people to remove older, less fuel-efficient vehicles from Canada’s roads. The program is committed to improving air quality by responsibly recycling vehicles and aims to retire at least 50,000 vehicles per year until March 31, 2011.

“We are happy to participate in the Retire Your Ride vehicle recycling program as we work toward a common goal of getting old, end of life cars off the road to create a sustainable environment. Every heavily polluting car that is taken off the road and disposed of according to environmental standards makes a difference in the world,” says David Gold, co-owner of Standard Auto Wreckers.

Retire Your Ride Certificate

Standard Auto Wreckers and
Retire Your Ride

Standard Auto Wreckers on October 1, 2010 completed training and passed an audit for the National Code of Practice to support the Nation Wide Retire Your Ride Program. This program is designed to get 1995 or older higher polluting vehicles off our roads. Does your car qualify?

Title page Locator Magazine

25 Most Influential Auto Recyclers -
Overall Most Influential 2009: David Gold

David Gold, co-owner of Standard Auto Wreckers in Scarborough, Ontario and Niagara Falls, N.Y., embodies the best of auto recyclers in all categories. He has influenced many facets of the industry - environment, technology and association - while running two businesses in two countries. "I see dedication to strengthen the industry, innovator and always on the cutting edge of technology when I think of David Gold;' said Bill Abold, A & P Auto Parts, Inc., Cicero, N.Y.His devotion to the industry has earned him a place on this list twice. Gold was Locator Up Front's 2006 most influential one-to-watch. More...

Environmental News on End Of Life Vehicle Processing
Check out the newly released study on the
Life-Cycle Assessment of End-Of-Life Vehicle Management Processes.

10000 Trees Presentation

Retire Your Ride, OARA and Standard Auto Wreckers
Help "Green" The Environment

TORONTO, ON - November 13, 2009
In the picture are Ken Gold Co-Owner Standard Auto Wreckers, with City Councillor Raymond Cho, Colin Creasey from 10,000 Trees and David Gold Co-owner of Standard Auto
Wreckers.The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) donated $10,000 to a charity called 10,000 Trees for the Rouge, which is a volunteer group dedicated to restoring natural habitat in the Rouge River watershed in Toronto. OARA's contribution represents a portion of the fees paid to the Retire Your Ride government program by auto recycling facilities that have processed the retired vehicles. More.....

Member of the Year
David Gold Receiving Member of the Year Award.

Automotive Recyclers Association Member of the Year Award 2006
(First Time to a Canadian Auto Recycler)

October 31, 2006
Star Power

Canadian Recyclers take home two of the ARA's highest honours.

Up until this year's ARA general convention in Indianapolis, no Canadian Recycler had ever taken home any of the ARA's prestigous Star awards for auto recycling excellence, handed out every year at their convention.However, that all changed this year, as two of the five awards were won by Canadian recyclers. David Gold of Standard Auto Wreckers in Scarborough, ON was named ARA member of the year for his tireless work and dedication toward the promotion of many of the ARA's core causes.

Read Full article here. pdf Click here to read the ARA Press Release Sept 2006 pdf

Ken and David Gold
Ken and David Gold at the Toronto Facility

Parts Locator Magazine Article "Pure Gold"

UpFront July August September

October 2006

Canadian Recycler Opens New Facility

Ken Gold founded Standard Auto Wreckers with three employees in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Ontario, in 1979. Back then, he never thought about the United States as a source for salvage vehicles or as a market for his recycled parts.
Read the full article here. pdf


e-Commerce: a Virtual Reality

The Internet is shaping up to have the greatest impact on the recycling industry since the creation of the Hollander interchange. With nearly half of all salvage being purchased online,

those recyclers that learn how to effectively navigate the cyberspace universe will live long and prosper.
Read the full article here.

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David Gold giving the ARA E-Commerce Report

ARA E-Commerce Report

The E-Commerce Committee is a very active and engaged committee. Our productive group consists of ARA members and professional stakeholders in our industry, who have varying perspectives and opinions, and who have been instrumental in the advancement of the initiatives for which our committee has been tasked.

This committee was tasked with establishing very important E-Commerce related ARA standards, that will prove to be instrumental in furthering our parts sales initiatives to our most important customers, the Collision Repair Industry. Read the full article here.pdf

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Standard Auto Wreckers Toronto Ontario

October 4, 2006
Gold Standard

Standard Auto Wreckers has led by example since 1979

When Ken Gold purchased a large plot of land in the Rouge River valley, just north of the Metro Toronto Zoo in Scarborough, ON in 1979 to create an auto recycling facility, it had to be progressive, he had no choice. Standard Auto Wreckers was built on top of a greenbelt with strict environmental guidelines placed upon it."Our mission has always been to protect our land and keep it from being polluted," says David Gold, who owns Standard Auto Wreckers together with his father.
Read the full article here. pdf

giraffe zoo

Auto Recycling at the Zoo?

Toronto Zoo is featuring a special project from June 29, 2004 to September 30, 2004.  Ian Lazarus and Badanna Zack designed the

"Serpentine Mounds" as part of the Zooarts projects. Standard Auto Wreckers provided the cars for the environmentally theme display. Click on the picture to more about the ZooArts project. 

Front Ends in NY
Front Ends in the New York Warehouse

November December 2007 Issue of Automotive Recycling Magazine

Spotlight on
Standard Auto Wreckers

When former lawyer Ken Gold purchased an eleven-acre site in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Ontario in 1979 and launched Standard Auto Wreckers, he planned to be very successful... Click here to read the article. pdf


Scarborough Mirror
City tries to force auto wrecker out of Rouge Park Read More...

cbc - June 11/2008
Anti-littering signs delayed for Rouge Park

cbc - June 10/2008
City looking at tough measures to control Illegal dumping in Rouge Park
Read More..

Articles written by the owner David Gold have been featured in the Collision Repair Magazine. Missed them? Click below to read some of David's articles.


Parts Challenge pdf

ABC's of Parts Grading pdf

Salvage Dilemma pdf
Recycling Has Evolved pdf Price of Steel pdf Why Buy Used pdf
Creating a Win/Win pdf Ideal Situation pdf End of the Roadpdf
SalesStar (OEM Sales Person) pdf Working Together pdf Retired Carspdf
Saving Cars, Saving Money pdf Whose Fault  is it? pdf Air Bag Debate pdf
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