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In 1941, APRA was established by a few remanufacturers and a small office in Los Angeles, California. Then called Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association, they quickly went to work to fight the Excise tax.



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Letter from the Co-Founder announcing the creation of APRA 1941 Bylaws
  1941 Membership Application   The Host Committee of the 1948 Convetion


Later that year, supported by the new association and her members, representatives from APRA traveled to Washington D.C. for a hearing held before Committee of Finance.


They argued against the tax implementation on remanufactured auto parts, drawing a distinction between manufactured new auto parts and remanufactured used parts. The full manuscript for that meeting can be viewed below! 

Letters from APRA Members to Congress about the Excise Tax The full manuscript of the APRA Committee of Finance Meeting

The first APRA Convention was held in 1947. Below are the Convention Book's from the 2nd Show in 1948, and the National Convention in 1949. 




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