Fun Things to Do in Santa Clara during Super Bowl 50

on Sunday, 17 January 2016. Posted in Events

Good Times for the Entire Family

Yes, people the Super Bowl is happening right here in Santa Clara and all of us at Anderson Behel are thrilled to have our town on the national scene for at least the next few weeks. Here is a list of some fun things to do here in Santa Clara during the Super Bowl 50 Celebration. We’ve selected events for non-football fans too, so check them out:

The STEM Innovation Bowl

Imagine yourself in a space station, floating as you see the earth below. Attendees of the STEM Innovation Bowl will be able to don a virtual reality headset outfitted with a motion controller and for a couple minutes become an astronaut. This is one of the ten interactive exhibits at Santa Clara’s STEM Innovation Bowl, which will be held January 30, 2016 at the Central Park Library from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 As part of the Countdown to Kick-off, the event celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with the theme “Experience from Afar.” Super Bowl 50 will be watched by millions of people on TVs and laptops streaming content, but what’s in store for future football games? The STEM Innovation Bowl will demonstrate the future of immersive technology and highlight virtual reality, augmented reality, telepresence robots, computer vision, gaming and Santa Clara’s new interactive map tool, MapSantaClara. Six presentations will delve into the technologies.

Recommended for grades 6 and up. Younger grades should be accompanied by an adult.

Location: 2635 Homestead, Santa Clara, California 95051

Date: Jan 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Super Community Concert and Fireworks

Santa Clara’s Super Community Concert and Fireworks is a free-ticketed event that will include a food alley, beer & wine area, sponsor areas, second stage, pre-event activities and a concert with opener and headliner followed by a fireworks show.

This free-ticketed event will include a food alley, beer & wine area, sponsor areas, second stage, pre-event activities and a concert with opener and headliner followed by a fireworks show.

Location: 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan 31, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Super Community Celebration

A day-long festival offering local and visiting fans the chance to participate in the festivities in the final hours leading up to Super Bowl 50. Fans of all teams and ages will be invited to Santa Clara University to experience firsthand the excitement as the City gears up for the big game.

Pep Rally

The Super Community Pep Rally will take place inside Leavey Center from 10:00am – 2:00pm and consist of hourly rotations of live band performances, professional cheer squads and former NFL Player interviews by Larry Krueger, local sports caster from KNBR. Following each on stage presentation fans will be invited onto the concourse level to experience the Grid Iron Glory Exhibit and get player signings and photos. To date, seven former NFL Super Bowl Champions are confirmed including Eric Wright, Cliff Branch, Ricky Waters, Keena Turner, John Taylor, Josh Harper and Eric Reid. In addition, the Gold Rush cheerleaders, Raiderettes and the Santa Clara Vanguard will perform. Event staging, layout, design and timing are currently being finalized and programmed.

Flavors of Santa Clara

The flavors of Santa Clara will be the ultimate showcase of the region’s culinary offerings and is the Super Community Celebration’s primary outlet for the event’s food & snacks. It’s a highly consumer-facing event where guests will taste, sample and interact with a wide variety of local and regional culinary staples being offered via gourmet food trucks. In addition to food trucks, the “Flavors of Santa Clara” will have a beer and wine garden and host a community Stage featuring local performances entertaining guests as they enjoy the region’s culinary treats.

Celebrity Sweat Game

Our 15th annual Celebrity Flag Football Game will be played at Santa Clara University on Buck Shaw Field, Saturday February 6, 2016. Gates to the festivities will open by 9:00 a.m. Doors to the Flag Football Challenge will open at 11:00 a.m, with the kick-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. There will be a big Pre-Game show featuring bands, cheerleaders, spirit dancers and more from the local high schools and University itself, beginning around 11:30 a.m. – so plan on joining us early.

Super Community Concert

The Super Community Concert will be the event’s marquee live performance from a well know act on the Main Stage inside Stevens Stadium. Main Stage performer is currently being negotiated and the main stage programming and technical building/planning are being planned and secured.

Fan Experience Zone

The Super Community Fan Experience will be a hub of the event. Anchoring the event, Stanton field will be an interactive zone featuring live radio station broadcasts, fan merchandise shop, interactive games and community and sponsor activation tents.

Youth Interactive Zone

Bellomy Field will host a youth-oriented active zone designed to get kids active through sport. The City has teamed up with the 49ers Play 60 initiative, in partnership with the NFL, which encourages youth to get outside and be active for 60 minutes a day. A variety of interactive activities will be offered to youth throughout the day.

Location: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Date: Feb 6, 2016

With today’s sophisticated cars, it’s more important than ever that your body shop be certified to repair your type of vehicle. At Anderson Behel, Silicon Valley’s leading collision repair company, we’re proud to hold several certifications, which means we’re a Honda Certified Body Shop, Acura Authorized Body Shop, Nissan Authorized Body Shop, Subaru Auto Body Shop and most recently a Porsche Collision Center. What does this mean? At Anderson Behel, we’ve invested in the finest training, equipment and tools to do an O.E. repair on each and every Honda, Porsche Acura, Nissan and Subaru that comes into our shop. Why not work with a body shop that is qualified, experienced and certified by the carmaker itself to work on your car? It just makes good sense and that’s why we proudly tell the world that we’re certified on these 5 leading brands.

Get Ready for the Apple iCar

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in Events

Chances You'll Go Far in the New Apple iCar!

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We love our iPods, iPads and iPhones, but will we also love the iCar? The Apple electric car project, codenamed "Titan” is an electric car project allegedly undergoing research and development by Apple Inc. It is rumored a substantial number of Apple employees are working on this project, but there is a ton of secrecy right now and reporters and consumers alike are scratching their heads.

The project was rumored to be approved by Apple CEO Tim Cook in late 2014 and assigned to Vice President Steve Zadesky, a former Ford engineer as project in-charge. For the project, Apple was rumored to have hired Johann Jungwirth, the former-president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, as well as at least one transmission engineer. To date, Apple has yet to comment on any plans to make an electric car.

Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs had plans to design and build a car, according to Apple board member and J. Crew Group CEO Mickey Drexler. Discussions about the concept surfaced around the time that Tesla Motors debuted its first car. Reports indicate that the company has been offering incentives to Tesla employees to join Apple. The Wall Street Journal reports that the product would resemble more of a minivan than a car and The Sydney Morning Herald says that production could start as soon as 2020.

In May 2015, Apple investor tycoon Carl Icahn stated that Apple will enter the automobile market in 2020 with a unique car, as "the ultimate mobile device".

In August 2015, The Guardian reported that Apple were meeting with officials from GoMentum Station, a testing ground for connected and autonomous vehicles at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, California.

Will Anderson Behel eventually fix these cars once they enter the market? Only time will tell, but we always covet the newest automotive technology and these cutting-edge vehicles, so if we can yes-- we want to be able to repair the new Apple iCar!

See Y’All at the Santa Clara County Fair, July 30-August 2

on Tuesday, 14 July 2015. Posted in Events

Bring On Dem Good Times!


As one of the best values for summer family fun, jump into the good times next week when the 71st annual Santa Clara County Fair hits the South Bay in a big way from July 30 to August 2. With entertainment, attractions and carnival rides for the entire family, the Fair has great food, great music, demonstrations and competitions and wonderful surprises during the entire four day schedule.

Highlights include All Alaskan Pig Races; Kid’s Tractor Pull; Pygmy Goats Show, Livestock Auctions and a Small Animal Master Show. There will be music by Los Freddys, What the Funl and the world renowned Mark and Dre’s Comedy Juggling performance.

And of course, there is always the incredible food at the Fair, such as Fried Candy Bars, Funnel Cakes, huge Smoked Turkey Drumsticks and BBQ galore!

Open every day from 1 pm to 10 pm with the Carnival open until 11 pm, the Santa Clara County Fair will be rocking until the night, so we hope to see you there. For more information about the Santa Clara County Fair, visit their web site at;

Anderson Behel Undergoes Porsche Training

on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in Events

Working on these cars requires training, knowledge and a willingness to learn

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Porsche Training and Certification at Anderson Behel
To be on the cutting-edge in everything they do at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA, four members of the shop’s team traveled down to Ontario, CA to go through a 4-day training offered at the Porsche Academy, one of the carmaker’s North American training centers.

Billy, the company’s estimator, along with body tech Gabor went through the Porsche training and certification process and soon and soon body tech Duc and the shop’s Production Manager Jeff will be doing the same, in order to keep the shop’s production process uninterrupted during the training. The experience proved to be highly invaluable for many reasons, according to Billy.

“With Porsche as an elite brand, we’re happy to be Porsche-certified,” he said. “It’s not easy to become a Porsche certified shop, so we’re definitely proud of this accomplishment. In Silicon Valley, Porsches are popular, so by being certified, we’re in the right place at the right time.”

The four collision professionals were impressed by the new Porsche 991s and anxious to learn the ins and outs of properly fixing these elite vehicles. “Porsche has re-done this body style and now it has some cast aluminum but most of it is aluminum sheet metal and steel sheet metal. The steel is mostly High Strength steel but there are some mild steel in the body as well. Since these two cannot be in close proximity to avoid corrosion, these vehicles and bonded using primarily glue and rivets, for example. This means that you need special tools, equipment and repair techniques to correctly fixing these cars, as well as all of the knowledge that goes with it.”

Porsche is concerned that shops that aren’t certified will do improper repairs on these highly sophisticated vehicles, so that’s why certification is so crucial to both consumers, collision repairers and Porsche as well. “Porsche won’t sell parts to shops that aren’t certified, because they want these repairs done right the first time,” Billy explained.”As an estimator, I need to know these cars inside and out so that I can write accurate estimates and or course Jeff, Duc and Gabor need to know the same. All of us are ASE Masters, so we have all of the proper certifications that are necessary for working on these cars.”

During the 4-day session, Billy and Gabor and several other body shop people from Southern California and Boise, Idaho were instructed on painting, estimating, structural and non-structural repair procedures. At the end of the training, they took a test and everyone (including Jeff and Duc) aced it!

Congratulations to these four members of the Anderson Behel team. By embracing all of the knowledge and instruction offered at the Porsche Academy, they’re now prepared and poised to work on some of the finest cars in the world!

With today’s sophisticated cars, it’s more important than ever that your body shop be certified to repair your type of vehicle. At Anderson Behel, Silicon Valley’s leading collision repair company, we’re proud to hold several certifications, including Porsche.

Photo above: That's our Estimator Billy (blue shirt) with Body Tech Gabor to his right.

Does Your Old Car Need New Paint?

on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. Posted in Events

Let's Make it New For You at Anderson Behel!

SprayPaintingCarAt Anderson Behel, Santa Clara’s best spot for collision repair we want you to know that if your car is getting a little long in the tooth but still runs great, you can help it to look as terrific as it feels by having it professionally repainted. The reasons for repainting are numerous, but some of the main ones include:

  • The body is faded from the elements and shows signs of cracking and peeling
  • The body is starting to show signs of rust
  • Your vehicle doesn’t “shine up” like it used to, even after waxing
  • You’re been involved in a collision
  • You are planning on selling your car soon and want to maximize resale value
  • You want to sell your car quicker and help it stand out from the competition
  • Your car’s been damaged by a particularly vicious storm
  • You just feel like driving around in a different color!

Having a car professionally repainted can represent a significant investment depending on the make and model, so you want to be sure you choose the right body shop to do the job.

What to Look For in an Auto Body Painting Service

Insist on using a quality auto body shop that is backed up by a great reputation, that has extensive experience, and whose professional technicians know what they’re talking about.

–Get a written quote.

–Get clear time estimates for how long the job will take.

–Ask for a tour of their facility: if they refuse then they may have something to hide; time to go elsewhere!

–The facility should have all the trappings of a quality painting operation: paint booth, fans, heat lamps, paint guns, etc. It should also be a clean and dust-free environment.

–Ask about the credentials of their technicians: are they experienced, friendly and knowledgeable?

–Remember: cheaper is not necessarily better. When it comes to something as important as your paint job, it’s worth paying a little more to have it look top-notch.

When it’s time to repaint your buddy on wheels, trust a quality auto body shop like Anderson Behel, the South Bay’s premier body shop that uses all of the newest techniques and equipment in the collision industry today. We are seasoned vehicle painting specialists who know how to do it right the first time and will give your car that just-off-the-lot shine you’re looking for at a reasonable price!

We're 100% Female-Friendly

on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Events

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askpatty-autocon20121Anderson Behel Body Shop Becomes Certified Female Friendly in Santa Clara, California Anderson Behel Body Shop of Santa Clara, California, is proud to announce they are ready to address the San Jose Collision Repair needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America.

Team members at Anderson Behel Body Shop have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female Friendly® experience that exceeds women’s expectations. In conjunction with, Anderson Behel Body Shop has launched a female-focused micro-site that provides the tools and resources most requested by women. The micro-site gives women the ability to schedule service appointments, access coupons and discounts, and learn more about car care online from the comfort of their home or office.

The micro-site is easily accessed by searching on, or by going directly to their site. To become Certified Female Friendly®, Anderson Behel Body Shop personnel completed an extensive training program on how to best serve women. Anderson Behel Body Shop employees will participate in year-round instruction to enhance their awareness, appreciation, and commitment to a female-friendly service experience.

Anderson Behel Body Shop will also benefit from a unique marketing support program designed to reach out and build lasting relationships with women customers. "Women influence 85 percent of the buying decisions in North American households, effectively becoming the family's chief purchasing officer," says Jody DeVere, CEO of, Inc."

AskPatty trains and certifies automotive businesses on how to communicate more effectively with women and ensure they feel safe, respected and empowered, which creates tremendous customer loyalty. Anderson Behel Body Shop's commitment to women shows that management is serious about earning their business."

About Anderson Behel Body Shop: Anderson Behel Body Shop has been the first choice in Santa Clara and San Jose auto body shops for over 50 years and we recognize that your automobile is a major investment. When its body is damaged, for your own peace of mind, you deserve to know ahead of time that it will be professionally restored and finished. We have total confidence that you will be satisfied. We support this confidence by: Giving you a written, signed Lifetime Limited Warranty upon completion of repairs, we are assuring you that our primary concern is to restore your vehicle to its original pre-accident condition. Our experience, our state-of-the-art equipment, and our people make it possible for us to give you the written guarantee - and we present it with confidence. We have over a quarter of a century of fastidious collision repair. This heritage of experience is the solid foundation on which your autobody is rebuilt. Experience alone isn't enough. As specialists, we combine our personal touch with the latest in modern collision and computer technology. Form and structure are restored to factory specifications. Structural strength is rebuilt. Hidden damage is corrected. Original handling and safety performance is maintained. Factory parts ensure proper body panel fit and alignment.

About, Inc.: With international headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California,, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women's automotive retail market: For consumers, the website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.

Women can find an Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly® auto dealer, tire dealer, collision center, auto service and repair centers using the location search at - See more at:

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