Archive for the ‘Interesting Read’ Category


Trimmer Leaves Legacy of Community Service

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 20th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Gary Zink

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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10 Songs About Having Fun in the Backseat

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 14th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Kissing Backseat

What better way for an auto upholsterer to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by rocking out to songs about the backseat? After all, it is the sexiest part of a car.

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Then vs Now: Rolls-Royce’s Leather Shop

Published by Naseem Muaddi on February 1st, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Rolls-Royce Leather Shop

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.

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How GMC and Buick Design Car Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 12th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Buick Interior Design

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.

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A Visit to Bentley Motors’ Wood Shop

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 6th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Bentley Motors Wood Trim

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.

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How Auto Restoration is Saving Lives in Chicago

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 4th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Automotive Mentoring Group

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.

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Watch: Clark’s Corvair Parts Emboss Door Panels

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 19th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Clark's Corvair Parts

You’ve seen door panels for classic cars with extravagant patterns that are embossed rather than stitched, but have you ever wondered how they’re made? Take a behind-the-scenes look at the process known as dielectric embossing.

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People Want to do Yoga in Self-Driving Cars

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 5th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Yoga Car Interior

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.

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Haartz on the Future of Convertible Cars 2

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 23rd, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 2016 Jaguar F-Type

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.

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So You Wanna Rock that BMW M Stripe?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 18th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - BMW Stripe Stitch

BMW’s iconic ///M logo has a long history dating back to the 1970s when the German automaker first launched its motorsports racing program. The logo consists of an italicized “M” preceded by different colored stripes, each with its own special meaning.

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