In an article titled ”Learning Trim Basics from Experienced Craftspeople”, Ace Eckleberry of ACE Custom Upholstery & Rod Shop encourages up and coming auto upholstery professionals to start off slow, stay humble and learn the ins and outs of the trade from an old-timer. In short, Ace recommends finding a mentor.
Archive for April, 2011
Here at The Hog Ring, we’re constantly receiving emails from auto trimmers asking whether we know of any up-coming auto upholstery seminars taking place near them. In fact, we do.
MTV’s hit-series Pimp My Ride may have put West Coast Customs (WCC) on the map, but it’s been a legit automotive customization shop for well over 15 years. And while they’re known for some wild and over-the-top fabrications – like in season one when they installed a fish tank in the backseat of a Mitsubishi Mirage – WCC are still pros with loads of expert tips and tricks to share.
Aspiring automotive designers listen up: General Motors has announced an automotive interior and exterior design contest for students. Nine winners will be chosen – eight of which will be awarded paid internships with General Motors and another with automotive r&d firm Faurecia. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – so enter now.
If you’ve been keeping up with The Hog Ring, then you already know about Ward’s upcoming Auto Interiors Conference, as well as the 51 vehicles vying for a place among “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors.” Well, the results are in and Ward’s has announced this year’s winners.