It’s been an eventful month on The Hog Ring. We covered industry news, highlighted shops, announced giveaways and more. Here’s a look back at August 2022.
Trimmer Murl “John” Thurston of New Castle, Indiana, has died at age 95.
SEMA is hosting a free webinar on the growing market for pickup truck customization and accessories.
Floyd Mayweather reportedly paid $18,000 to have his grandson’s car seat upholstered in mink fur.
Trimmer James “Jimmy” Shields of Cynthiana, Kentucky, has died at age 72.
A new series titled “The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise” documents the life of notorious serial killers, auto trimmer Angelo Buono Jr. and his cousin Kenneth Bianchi.
NC Auto Interior of the Year is back, but with a brand new format… it’s the “Young Guns Challenge.”
If you’re headed to the 2022 SEMA Show in November, be sure to check out these events hosted by the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO).
The IFAI Expo is in less than two months. Who’s going?
Kuntai Ltd. Corp., a manufacturer of automotive parts, has announced plans to open a floor mats factory in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
Like any good trimmer, Shawn Brando of The Twisted Artisan knows that it is all in the details. Which is why after 25 years of upholstery he hit the road to see what makes each shop tick.
NC Shop Talk brought back Shannon Walters of Interiors by Shannon for a great conversation about auto interiors and more.
Curious about convertible tops and how they’ve evolved over the years? Then check out this insightful interview with Eric Haartz, CEO of Haartz Corporation.
Sometimes it’s difficult being a woman in a male-dominated industry. But women trimmers are consistently building beautiful vehicle interiors that rival that of any man.
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