Ward’s Picks Best Interiors of 2015

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 21st, 2015

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Just in time for next month’s interiors conferenceWardsAuto has released its annual list of the “10 Best Interiors.” Unlike last year’s list, which featured the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes-Benz S550, every car that made the cut is affordable.

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Concept Car Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 17th, 2015

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Though they rarely ever make it to production, concept cars are awesome because they challenge us to think outside the box, be creative and explore what’s possible when no limitations exist. With such free rein, the results often run the gamut from the super impressive to the super ridiculous. The latter is what Jalopnik chose to highlight in its most recent article: “The Ten Most Ridiculous Concept Car Interiors.” 

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Haartz Corporation Goes ‘Topless in Miami’

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 16th, 2015

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The Southern Automotive Media Association’s (SAMA) fifth annual “Topless in Miami” convertible competition is getting a major boon this year, as Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of convertible topping material, steps in to sponsor the event.

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Watch How Audi’s Leather Interiors are Produced

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 15th, 2015

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Audi has designed and manufactured exquisite car interiors for so long that it’s easy to take them for granted. However, the amount of work that goes into each and every one is truly fascinating.

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 14th, 2015

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Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We’ve 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: 1984 Bertone Ramarro Bench Seat

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 13th, 2015

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In 1984, Nuccio Bertone of now-defunct Italian automaker Gruppo Bertone sought to conquer the U.S. market with the introduction of a concept sports car he dubbed the Ramarro — Italian for “green lizard.”

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Beetle Rocks a Denim Convertible Top by Haartz

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 10th, 2015

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If you’re planning to attend the New York International Auto Show this weekend, make sure to swing by the Volkswagen display to see the new Beetle Convertible Denim — which features a unique denim convertible top made from fabric by Haartz Corporation.

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Design Studio: 1968-72 Chevy Chevelle Door Panel

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 9th, 2015

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We’re continuing our popular door panel series for a third straight month by adding two new illustrations to The Hog Ring Design Studio. Last month we added door panel sketches for the first-generation Chevrolet Chevelle. This month, we’re doing the same for the second-generation Chevelle!

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Free Shipping this Month from Kee Auto Top

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 8th, 2015

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With the arrival of spring comes convertible top season. And Kee Auto Top is celebrating by offering free shipping on select tops and glass windows throughout the month of April.

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The Hog Ring Design Studio: One Year On

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 7th, 2015

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Today marks the first anniversary of The Hog Ring Design Studio — the auto upholstery industry’s only free online library of vehicle interior illustrations.

To mark the occasion, we’d like everyone in The Hog Ring community to check out the article titled “More than a Sketch” in the March 2015 issue of Restyling & Truck Accessories Magazine. The author, Jhan R. Dolphin, does a fantastic job of explaining why every auto trimmer should take advantage of this valuable resource.

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