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We’ve seen a lot of ugly vehicle interiors, but the custom cabin in this 2001 Hummer H1 takes the cake. Not only is the craftsmanship shoddy, but it’s trimmed in four exotic skins — including boa, alligator, ostrich and crocodile. If there was ever a vomit-inducing interior, this is it.
Jim Ortuno of Shoreham Upholstery in Shoreham, VT isn’t just an auto upholsterer, he’s an everything upholsterer — including cars, boats, airplanes, tractors, furniture, even doll houses and antique baby buggies. In fact, he boasts: ”If it holds still long enough, I can upholster it.”
Seven Days, a local Vermont newspaper, recently profiled Ortuno — casting light on a shop that has successfully managed to be everything to everyone. For any trimmer that’s interested in doing the same, it’s a profile worth reading.
Check out the interior of this 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero concept car. While the vehicle never made it to production, it’s widely regarded as a motorized work of art – especially its exterior, which was designed by none other than world-renowned car designer Marcello Gandini of now-defunct Italian automaker Gruppo Bertone.
Alcantara! Alcantara! Alcantara! These days, it’s the only fabric customers seem to know by name. But how many people – auto trimmers included – even know what it is? In a light-hearted article titled ”What The Hell is Alcantara, Anyway?,” automotive news blog Jalopnik breaks it down.