It’s been a busy month at The Hog Ring. We featured great products, profiled some outstanding shops and their interior projects, highlighted intriguing concepts, and kept the community abreast of the latest news and conferences. Here’s an end-of-month wrap up for March 2014.
Albright’s Supply recently launched a state-of-the-art warehouse inventory system that’s sure to enhance customer service and keep prices low for auto upholstery shops.
On tonight’s episode of Discovery Channel’s new car series “Rods N’ Wheels,” the crew at Da Rod Shop find out first hand why it’s best to leave upholstery work to the professionals.
Ford unveiled some noteworthy changes this week to the design and engineering of its 2015 Mustang convertible top — which every auto trimmer should know before agreeing to replace one.
Not every auto upholstery shop specializes in hot rods, but those that do should plan on attending this year’s Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 26 – 28.
In this third installment, Brent explains the process of how he transformed this exotic supercar’s drab door panels into stunning works of art.
Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We’ve scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page.
If you run an auto upholstery shop, industry supplier, manufacturer or training program and haven’t yet registered for our Industry Directory — what are you waiting for?
Are you currently enrolled or interested in enrolling in an auto upholstery training program? If so, you may be eligible for SEMA’s Memorial Scholarship or Loan Forgiveness Program.
Once a brand and style of bucket seat only auto trimmers and car enthusiasts knew, Recaro has grown to become the auto industry’s preeminent manufacturer of sport seats.
There’s a reason why not all concept cars make it to production — some are just plain ridiculous. Check out the following commercials for the 1989 Pontiac Stinger, a vehicle marketed as “almost as much a condo as a car.”
New Zealand tannery Tasman Tanning is investing millions of dollars to develop “cool hides” — genuine leather that doesn’t get hot. If successful, they say it could become an industry staple.
If you thought Faurecia’s flat-seam stitch was something special, get a load of this hinge seam featured on the new Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack Concept — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.
A recent article published by The Hollywood Reporter cites designers at BMW and Cadillac calling brown leather interiors the new fad in cabin design — bumping black leather, the perennial winner, out of the picture.
In Just 10 years, JS Custom Interiors of Salt Lake City, UT has transformed itself from a part-time gig based in shop owner Justin Stephens’ garage to one of the country’s premier custom hot rod interior shops.
William Clay Ford, last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, passed away earlier this month. To honor his legacy, Ford is establishing a scholarship fund that vehicle interior designers can take advantage of.
Auto trimmers and restylers shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the number one selling aftermarket product for trucks in the tonneau cover — but how many of us know where the term comes from and why we use it?
Not concerned about vehicle weight? Then forget about plastic, carbon fiber or wood trim. Mercedes-Benz will dress your interior in genuine granite.
Never mind foam rubber. Johnson Controls, interior supplier to the world’s leading automakers, has developed a car seat that — like a bed mattress — provides cushion and support via coiled steel springs.
In the fourth and final installment of our series, Brent shows us how he handcrafted the luxury supercar’s carpet, headliner and hood lining. And, finally, we take a look at the complete project.
Interested in learning what the future holds for car interiors? Always wanted to travel to Europe? Do both by attending Automotive Interiors Expo 2014 on June 24 – 26 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany.
For the latest news, sales and promotions from Electron Top, check out the March 2014 issue of their monthly newsletter “Keep in Touch!”