Gary Zink, 81, of Sure Fit Auto Care in Canton, Ohio, was laid to rest today — leaving a beautiful legacy of service to his family, friends, customers and community.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is renowned for its old-world craftsmanship, especially when it comes to fabricating and trimming luxurious interiors. Case in point, check out these two behind-the-scenes videos recorded in 1995 and 2015 at their leather shop in England.
Most automakers agree that the most difficult element of a vehicle to design, engineer and build is its interior. Success is only achieved if it’s functional, practical, safe, high-tech, attractive and comfortable for every passenger. What’s more, automakers face the added challenge of forecasting drivers’ preferences long in advance, as it can take years for an interior to go from design to production.
Every automaker contends with this challenge differently. Here’s how GMC and Buick do it.
Bentley Motors is renowned for its luxurious cabins, which are often upholstered in supple leather and adorned in exotic wood. In a previous episode of “Inside Bentley,” Drive TV paid a visit to the British automaker’s impressive leather workshop. In this episode, they visit it’s wood shop to see how veneer trim is made.
In the midst of Chicago’s violence epidemic is a hotrod builder who is using his skills in automotive restoration to lure at-risk youth out of gangs and into garages so that they stay out of trouble, learn a new craft and become productive members of society.
With self-driving cars due to hit streets in 3 to 5 years, automakers are working hard to reinvent the cabin. One of the challenges they face is predicting what types of activities passengers plan to do in cars once they’re free of having to pay attention to the road, and designing safe, comfortable and practical interiors to accommodate them.
The “Great Recession” hit the automotive industry hard, and convertible tops were no exception. During that period, which spanned from the late 2000s to early 2010s, so many automakers discontinued their convertible models that industry analysts began to speak of the segment as if it was already dead.
Well, they were wrong. Because as soon as the economy rebounded, so did the demand for drop tops. However, drivers didn’t just want any old vinyl top, they demanded high-quality fabrics in a range of designs and practical functions.