This summer was a busy one for the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), with the usual council events plus a few changes. The new select committee terms began on July 1. In this year’s election, HRIA welcomed back four incumbents: Scott Bowers (Ron Francis Wiring), B.J. Elmore (Ridetech), Jeff Major (Bed Wood and Parts) and Angela Schoof (TEN: The Enthusiast Network). In addition to these veteran HRIA leaders, Carmen Bélanger-Martin of AM Hot Rod Glass joined the team.
Open to all employees of Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) member companies and prospective members, there is no better opportunity to connect than at the annual LTAA Industry Awards Reception at the SEMA Show.
Engage in SEMA's councils and networks by volunteering a few hours at SEMA Show events, contributing to open membership meetings or working on a short-term task force.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), SEMA Education, and the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) have partnered for a new leading-edge, high-tech automotive aftermarket accessories educational channel within the recently revamped NIADA.TV platform.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) will hold an open General Membership Meeting during the PWA Conference on Sunday, August 30.
The last chance to submit nominations for SEMA’s council and network awards is tomorrow, Friday, August 7. To nominate, visit the SEMA Council & Network Awards page.
Nominations for SEMA’s council and network awards are being accepted now through August 7.
The National Hot Rod Association announced that Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, has been promoted to president.
In January, the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) transitioned to new leadership, with John McLeod leading the charge as chair. McLeod is the owner of Classic Instruments in Boyne City, Michigan, a manufacturer and seller of custom instrumentation for automobiles and boats. Before entering the automotive industry, McLeod was a police officer for 16 years.
The automotive aftermarket owes quite a bit to hot rodders.