Mansory, a German automotive tuning shop that focuses on luxury and super-luxury cars, recently debuted its latest high-power creation, the Stallone. Based off of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, it features all of the mind-blowing accoutrements you can imagine – including some pretty cool stitch work.
We take it for granted that vehicle cabins come equipped with large, lockable glove boxes. But, believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case. In February of 1932, an article appeared in Popular Science magazine introducing the feature as if it was a big deal – which, to car buyers back then, it was.
Ask any furniture upholstery repair shop and you’re sure to hear the same thing: The cheaper it gets for folks to buy replacement sofas and dining seats, the less business they see.
Until now, auto upholsterers have been relatively protected from such wasteful, throw-away consumerism. But that may soon change – as French automaker Renault is slated to release a car this summer that features quality, zip-off seat covers costing only $375 to replace.
In a 2012 article titled ”How Did You Learn Auto Upholstery?“, Naseem shared the story of how he came to be a professional trimmer; and invited members of The Hog Ring community to share their stories as well. The comments section of that article is still, by far, my favorite part of this website.
The reason why I enjoy reading about how others got their start in this craft is because I see my family’s story reflected in theirs. Sure, no two trimmers are alike, but we do share a lot of the same core values. We come from humble beginnings – and never forget it; believe in earning an honest day’s pay; and recognize the inherent value in family.
The story behind Bob’s Upholstery in Hurricane, West Virginia is no different.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, a recent study has found that men, more than women, don’t ever bother cleaning their cars’ interiors.
Certainly, auto trimmers – who spend days on end sitting in customers’ cars – already know this. But it does leave me wondering: Should we be charging male customers a dirt tax?
Honeycomb, honeycomb, me want honeycomb! Nowadays, it seems like everybody wants a honeycomb pattern sewn onto their seat covers. The design – which is technically a hexagon or hextille pleat – has been featured in the Aston Martin Cygnet, Audi RS 7 and now the Volkswagen Design Vision GTI.