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WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2017

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 10th, 2017

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The WardsAuto Interiors Conference — the only event in North America solely dedicated to automotive interiors — is back, and details have just been released.

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Tesla ‘Jump Seat’ Sparks Kidnapping Scare

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 9th, 2017

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Sounds like someone didn’t read our article on jump seats

Concerned citizens in Santa Clara, California, recently called the police on a man they spotted opening the rear hatch of his Tesla Model S and strapping a kid inside. Police, fearing a kidnapping, sped to the scene and held the man at gunpoint.

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Meet ‘Bus Driver Dave’ of Dido Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 8th, 2017

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David Gludt is loved throughout the city of Troy, Idaho. And it’s not just because his upholstery shop is a local staple. He’s also a neighborhood school bus driver, who’s been shuttling kids to class every day for three decades.

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Tony Miller Wins our Gedore Scissors Giveaway

Published by Naseem Muaddi on February 7th, 2017

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Congratulations to Tony Miller of Stitches Custom Auto Upholstery in Bremerton, Washington, for winning our Gedore Craftsman Scissors giveaway, sponsored by KC Tool.

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Review: Gedore Craftsman Scissors

Published by Naseem Muaddi on February 6th, 2017

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No hand tool is more essential to the craft of auto upholstery than quality scissors. That’s why most trimmers spend years testing different brands and models, searching for the perfect pair. And after they find one, it never leaves their side.

To help us in the hunt, the good folks at KC Tool recently sent us a pair of Gedore Craftsman Scissors to test. Check out our review and find out how you can win a free pair.

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Attention to Detail: Custom Floor Mats

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 3rd, 2017

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It’s not easy to make vehicle carpets look classy, but that’s exactly what Bulgarian auto upholstery shop Vilner did to the floor mats in this Mitsubishi Pajero.

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Who Wants to Win a New Sewing Machine?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 2nd, 2017

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Albright’s Supply is giving away another Consew sewing machine, and every auto upholstery shop owner and employee is eligible to win.

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Then vs Now: Rolls-Royce’s Leather Shop

Published by Naseem Muaddi on February 1st, 2017

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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.

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Monthly Wrap Up: January 2017

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 31st, 2017

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The year has just started and we’re already on fire. This month we covered the latest industry news, showcased jaw-dropping projects, highlighted some bizarre concept vehicles and brought you killer deals from our sponsors. Here’s a look back at January 2017.

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Pictorial: How to Clean a Convertible Top

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 30th, 2017

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When it comes to cleaning and caring for convertible tops, The Haartz Corporation knows best. After all, they’re the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping.

Over the last year we’ve collaborated with Haartz to bring you care guides for cloth tops, vinyl tops and even winter weather. We also highlighted Haartz‘s new premium convertible top brush, which makes cleaning safe and easy. Well, BestRide recently put those lessons and tools to the test.

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