Photo: Bugatti’s Laser-Engraved Door Panels

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 18th, 2014

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Check out the door panels in the Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini — which, of course, was built in honor of the legendary 1920s car racer who bore the same name.

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Back to Basics: Auto Upholstery 101

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 17th, 2014

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Sometimes it’s good to get back to basics  which is exactly what Harry Weimann has started to do in his regular “Interior Insights” column for Performance & Hotrod Business magazine. For 2015, the former trimmer-turned-director of operations at WyoTech is shifting focus from writing about the business of auto upholstery to teaching people how to do it.

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Jaguar / Land Rover Introduces Transparent Pillars

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 16th, 2014

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Speaking of transparent car interiors, check out the new Jaguar/Land Rover 360° Urban Windscreen — which, through a clever use of exterior cameras and interior projectors, allows drivers to see right through every one of the vehicle’s pillars, putting an end to blind spots.

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The Rinspeed zaZen’s Transparent Recaro Seats

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 15th, 2014

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Swiss automaker Rinspeed is renown for its cutting edge designs and often outlandish concepts. From inflatable upholstery to stand-up seating, they’re not afraid to try anything — which, of course, is why their introduction of transparent Recaro seats doesn’t shock us in the least.

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Happy Holidays from Kee Auto Top

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 12th, 2014

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Kee Auto Top would like to wish everyone in The Hog Ring community a happy holiday season, and dedicates its December 2014 newsletter to doing just that. Of course, they’re running some fantastic promotions too — so check out this month’s issue!

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Check out the Interior of Slayer’s Scion tC

Published by Naseem Muaddi on December 11th, 2014

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Riley Hawk’s 70s themed Xb wasn’t the only celebrity Scion featured at the 2014 SEMA Show — get a load of this custom 2014 tC built for the heavy metal band Slayer. It’s basically an amplifier on wheels.

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Check out the Interior of Riley Hawk’s Scion Xb

Published by Naseem Muaddi on December 10th, 2014

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Last month at the 2014 SEMA Show, professional skateboarder Riley Hawk – the son of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk – showed off his custom 2015 Scion Xb. The one-off SUV sports a shag headliner and carpet among other 1970s retro accouterments.

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What’s New at DLT Upholstery Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 9th, 2014

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DLT Upholstery Supply‘s December newsletter is full of holiday cheer, fantastic new products and closeout deals. It also features a fantastic industry program that every auto upholstery shop should take advantage of.

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Carlex Design’s BMW Z4 Red Carbonic

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 8th, 2014

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In need of some Monday morning inspiration? Watch this video by Polish auto upholstery shop Carlex Design to see them take an ordinary BMW Z4 and transform its cabin into a work of art. They call it the Z4 Red Carbonic.

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Shop Profile: JNG Creations

Published by Naseem Muaddi on December 5th, 2014

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It’s no secret that there’s a lack of talented and qualified upholsterers in the automotive industry. Among the many reasons why are a shortage of training programs and the length of time it takes to master the craft. That’s why The Hog Ring has always been intrigued by the stories of how the best upholsterers in our industry got their start. One of the most fascinating stories is that of Jean-Noël Greffeuille, owner of JNG Creations in Pittsboro, NC.

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