Denim Dan’s Dream Car: The MX-5 Levanto

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 29th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - MX-5 Miata Levanto

The denim car interior is not an easy look to pull off. When it looks good, it’s great. But when it looks bad, it’s atrocious. Tell us how you think Garage Italia Customs of Milan, Italy, did with the interior of this Mazda MX-5 Miata, which is wrapped in both Alcantara and… well, enough jeans to satisfy the snazziest “Denim Dan.”

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California Upholstery Shop Damaged in Fire

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 28th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Foss Upholstery & Restoration

A fire at Foss Upholstery & Restoration in Alameda, California, has destroyed several vehicles, caused extensive smoke damage, and left the auto upholstery shop inoperable for an undetermined amount of time.

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JD Power Survey Highlights Cars Topped by Haartz

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 27th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Haartz Corporation

J.D. Power just released its 2016 Initial Quality Survey and new convertibles featuring topping by The Haartz Corporation are among the vehicles with the highest ranking.

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Yes, the Grass Soft Top is Back!

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 24th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Grass Soft Top

In April 2014, German automaker Opel pranked customers with the unveiling of a new car featuring real grass upholstery. Of course, it was an April Fool’s Day joke. However, at least one person appears to have taken the gag seriously.

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Need Help Color-Matching Leather, Vinyl or Cloth?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 23rd, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Albrights Supply Text

If you’re having trouble finding leather, vinyl or cloth that matches the color of your client’s car interior, Albright’s Supply can help.

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Carlex Design Parks an SLS AMG on its Building

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 22nd, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Carlex Design Garage

Carlex Design, Poland’s premier auto interior design studio and upholstery shop, made waves when it opened its all-new facility in 2015. The Hog Ring community universally agreed, it was the best garage we’ve ever seen. Well… it just got better, as the owners recently parked a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series on the building’s exterior wall.

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Step Inside the Rolls-Royce 103EX Concept

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 21st, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Rolls-Royce 103EX

Super luxury automaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently dropped jaws with the introduction of its latest and greatest concept car, the 103EX — an all-electric, fully autonomous vehicle unlike anything the industry has ever seen.

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Transforming Sewing Machines into Model Tractors

Published by Naseem Muaddi on June 20th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Roy Gaunt Sewing Machine

Lots of people collect antique sewing machines, but late artisan Roy Gaunt of Shelbyville, Illinois, transformed them into model tractors — a peculiar hobby that attracted legions of fans both near and far.

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Exclusive Discounts on NC Sewing Machines

Published by Naseem Muaddi on June 17th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - NC Sewing Machines Sale

Are you in the market for a new sewing machine? Then listen up: NC Carpet Binding & Equipment is offering exclusive discounts to all THR members.

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Photo: Ford Model T Upholstery Assembly Line

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 15th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Ford Model T Upholstery Assembly Line

The Ford Model T, otherwise known as “Tin Lizzie,” was manufactured from 1908 to 1927 and is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile. Most historians agree that founder Henry Ford’s perfection of the assembly line is what allowed Ford Motor Company to keep prices low, thus making cars available to middle-class Americans and popularizing it as the country’s primary mode of transportation.

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