In which U.S. state would you expect to repair more convertible tops — New Jersey or Arizona? Cars.com recently gathered the data, crunched the numbers and found some surprising results. … [Read more...] about Which States Love Convertibles the Most?
Industry Trends & Reports
Worried about the state of our industry? Don't be. According to a new study by QY Research, the auto upholstery market is expected to experience a significant upswing in the next five years. … [Read more...] about Auto Upholstery is Making a Comeback
Not so long ago industry insiders were warning that convertible vehicles were a dying breed — but not anymore. In recent years, open-air vehicles have seen an extraordinary resurgence, with automakers manufacturing more soft-top models and Haartz Corporation continuing to develop fabric technology. Car drivers have also reaffirmed their love for convertible vehicles. In … [Read more...] about Survey Finds Drivers Still Love Convertibles
Every year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an "Occupational Outlook Handbook" for nearly every profession in the United States. This year's handbook provides some interesting insight on the health of the auto upholstery industry. … [Read more...] about 2016 Occupational Outlook: Upholstery
In 2011, we published an article lamenting the imminent death of the front bench seat. Three years later the Chevrolet Impala, the last U.S. sedan with a front bench seat, was redesigned with two front buckets and no bench option. Jalopnik recently published an article explaining why the classic seat is no more. It's a must-read for all automotive history buffs. … [Read more...] about What Killed the Front Bench Seat?