It’s been another great month on The Hog Ring. We covered the latest industry news, gave away some awesome prizes and featured outstanding projects. Of course, we also highlighted our sponsors‘ latest sales and promotions. Here’s a look back at November 2015.
Modernizing the interior of a hot rod is no easy task. Auto upholsterers have to carefully balance the desire for contemporary features with the need to stay as period correct as possible, so as not to lose too much of a vehicle’s classic appeal.
We firmly believe that independent auto upholstery shops – like all businesses – should give back to the communities in which they operate. So we’d like to acknowledge Ridgefield Auto Upholstery in Ridgefield, Connecticut, for doing just that.
If you’re planning to attend the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show this weekend, make sure to stop by the Land Rover booth to see the luxury automaker’s first-ever convertible SUV, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic — which features a soft top made from fabric by Haartz Corporation.
I always said that auto upholstery professionals were underrepresented on television, but I never meant for them to be profiled like this: ABC premiered new crime drama “Wicked City” last month, in which the main character is a “manager of an auto upholstery shop by day and a sadistic killer by night.”
Nothing stinks more than finding out that the fabrics or supplies you need to finish a job on time and budget are out of stock. That’s why Albright’s Supply, one of the auto upholstery industry’s leading suppliers, is excited to introduce real-time inventory!
In the craft of auto upholstery, where aesthetics are paramount, it’s natural for fads to come and go. We’ve seen it with contrast piping, contrast stitching, diamond pleats and now French seams. However, it takes a forward-thinking craftsman with creativity, talent and influence to introduce a new look that catches on.
That’s exactly what Dave Vos of Customs by Vos in Griffith, Indiana, has done with the double topstitch.