This Steering Wheel Costs More Than $30,000

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 9th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Dartz Steering Wheel

Dartz Motorz Company, a Latvia-based manufacturer of luxury armored cars, is responsible for some pretty wild interiors. But this jewel-encrusted steering wheel, which cost the company more than $30,000 to produce, is definitely their most extravagant element.

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 8th, 2016

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Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Best of all, we’ll continue to do so – so check back often!

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Chinese People Hate the Smell of Leather

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 7th, 2016

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Wrap your head around this: Chinese people hate the smell of genuine leather.

Not all of them, of course, but enough that luxury automakers are actually demanding odorless hides to crack the market of 1.3 billion people, according to Automotive News.

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A Visit to Bentley Motors’ Wood Shop

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 6th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Bentley Motors Wood Trim

Bentley Motors is renowned for its luxurious cabins, which are often upholstered in supple leather and adorned in exotic wood. In a previous episode of “Inside Bentley,” Drive TV paid a visit to the British automaker’s impressive leather workshop. In this episode, they visit it’s wood shop to see how veneer trim is made.

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Mobile Solutions is Heading to Australia

Published by Naseem Muaddi on December 5th, 2016

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Mobile Solutions is heading Down Under! Early next year the automotive interior and mobile electronics school will be hosting their highly acclaimed “Hot Rod Interior Training” program at the Autobarn in Capalaba, Queensland, Australia.

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What’s New at Albright’s Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 2nd, 2016

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Albright’s Supply is celebrating Christmas and ringing in the New Year with a slew of awesome sales and promotions. Check out their December newsletter for details.

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The Mercedes-Maybach is a Case-Study in Luxury

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 1st, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

Of all the vehicles unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is perhaps the most luxurious – featuring a posh interior and convertible topping by the Haartz Corporation to match.

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Monthly Wrap Up: November 2016

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 30th, 2016

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We had a blast this month! Not only did we attend the 2016 SEMA Show, but we also highlighted great interior projects, reviewed some tools and gave away prizes. Here’s a look back at what you might have missed in November 2016.

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Remember When 3-Seat Supercars were a Thing?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on November 29th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - McLaren F1

When McLaren Automotive unveiled its F1 supercar in 1992, the 3-seat cockpit with a center steering wheel stunned audiences. However, the cabin layout was hardly new. Twenty-seven years earlier, Ferrari debuted its one-off 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, also called the Tre Posti, which had the same seat configuration.

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Watch Carlex Design Customize a Nissan GT-R

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 28th, 2016

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Mondays can be a drag — especially those that follow long holiday weekends. To help you get back into the swing of things, check out this video by Carlex Design in which they fully customize the exterior and interior of a Nissan GT-R.

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