Just because drivers in the 1940s weren't tearing apart their car interiors to install 15 speakers in every panel, doesn't mean they weren't obsessed with their sound systems. In fact, some made pretty wild modifications. … [Read more...] about The Wildest Sound System of the 1940s
The Haartz Corporation is the automotive industry’s leading manufacturer of convertible top fabric, covering nearly every open-air vehicle from the Ford Mustang to Lamborghini Aventador. … [Read more...] about Snapshots from Haartz’s Storied Past
Most auto upholstery shops require employees to wear uniforms, which usually consist of a blue or gray shirt, matching pants and black shoes. It's simple, practical and professional. But not very stylish. Until the early 1900s, trimmers dressed a lot classier — wearing button-down dress shirts, ties, vests and even top hats. Case in point, check out this old staff photo from … [Read more...] about When Auto Trimmers Wore Ties to Work
Have you ever wondered why some headrests are difficult to remove? How about why every vehicle make and model requires a different trick or tool to do it? Turns out there’s a reason for all the madness. … [Read more...] about Why are Headrests Difficult to Remove?
It’s no secret that auto trimmers love their sewing machines. In fact, many have images of their favorite machines tattooed on their bodies. However, one can’t truly appreciate the mechanical genius and social impact of the sewing machine without first understanding its origins. To that end, watch the following mini documentary: "The History of Sewing Machines." … [Read more...] about Watch: ‘The History of Sewing Machines’