Haartz Sponsors NEMPA’s Annual Ragtop Ramble

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 26th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - NEMPA Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl

If you love convertibles, then surely you know about the New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) “Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl” — which is now sponsored by The Haartz Corporation!

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Installing a 1966 Chevelle Seat Cover Kit

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 21st, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Mark Lopez of Elegance Auto Interiors in Upland, California, recently installed a seat cover kit in a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe for Super Chevy magazine, which documented the work on its website for rookies to follow along and learn.

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 20th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Jobs 2

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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Photo: Ford Model T Convertible Top Installation

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 19th, 2016

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

Check out this rare photo of auto upholsterers installing convertible tops on the Ford Model T. It was reportedly taken in the early 1900’s at a Ford Motor Company assembly plant somewhere in the U.S. Midwest.

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So You Wanna Rock that BMW M Stripe?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 18th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - BMW Stripe Stitch

BMW’s iconic ///M logo has a long history dating back to the 1970s when the German automaker first launched its motorsports racing program. The logo consists of an italicized “M” preceded by different colored stripes, each with its own special meaning.

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Who Wants a Purple Convertible Top Like Kobe?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 14th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - LA Lakers Lowrider

Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant recently took to Twitter to unveil his newest car: A 1967 Pontiac Parisienne lowrider that’s turning heads with its bright yellow paint and purple convertible top (Lakers colors, of course).

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Converse’s New Auto Upholstery-Inspired Chucks

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 13th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Converse Chuck Taylor Car Leather

As evidenced by the new Converse Chuck Taylor II “Car Leather” pack, the peculiar relationship between the fashion and auto upholstery industries is still going strong.

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Register for the Upholstery and Trim Convention

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 12th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Upholstery and Trim International Convention

Are you an auto upholstery industry manufacturer, wholesaler or supplier interested in meeting and doing business with other businesses like yours? Then register for the upcoming “Upholstery and Trim International Convention” in Phoenix, Arizona.

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IG Highlight: Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 11th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors

If you love Volkswagens, check out Bernard Newbury Auto Interiors in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. With a combined experience of over 70 years, Bernard and son Louis have won numerous awards for their fabrication, restoration and custom auto upholstery work.

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Automakers Continue to Pursue Alternative Fabrics

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 7th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Unique Car Fabrics

Over the past decade, automakers have attempted to develop high-quality, sustainable fabrics from odd sources — including pineapple leaves, water bottles, fruit pasteold pants, Christmas trees, sugarcane, newspapers, and even recycled dollar bills.

In a recent article, BBC Autos highlights some of the most promising materials in development and speculates as to why companies are investing so heavily in alternative fabrics.

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