When McLaren Automotive unveiled its F1 supercar in 1992, the 3-seat cockpit with a center steering wheel stunned audiences. However, the cabin layout was hardly new. Twenty-seven years earlier, Ferrari debuted its one-off 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, also called the Tre Posti, which had the same seat configuration. … [Read more...] about Remember When 3-Seat Cars were a Thing?
Chevrolet received a ton of complaints about the C6 Corvette’s seats. Thankfully it listened, improving the C7 model’s sport buckets by leaps and bounds. Check out this short video by Car and Driver, in which technical editor Eric Tingwall dissects the two seats and explains the differences between them. … [Read more...] about Face Off: Chevrolet Corvette C6 vs C7 Seats
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Ultimate Audio of Lexington, South Carolina went ahead and fabricated the front seats of this Ford Mustang out of plexiglass. … [Read more...] about This Ford Mustang Sports Plexiglass Seats
Lately it seems every car owner wants to swap his front bench seat for two buckets, or upgrade his existing buckets to a more stylish, comfortable or sporty set. To a lot of folks, the swap sounds easy: simply unbolt the old seat and bolt in the new one. However, auto upholsterers know that retrofits are rarely that simple. In fact, most require a lot of careful … [Read more...] about 7 Considerations When Retrofitting Buckets
Need to design and upholster a high-back bucket seat for a client? No problem. We’ve just added an illustration of one to The Hog Ring Design Studio — where you can download it for free! … [Read more...] about Design Studio: High-Back Bucket Seat