HRIA will hold a general membership meeting at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California on Friday, January 23. The meeting is open to all hot rod industry professionals. Non-HRIA members are welcome to attend.
In 2014, HRIA once again collaborated with the Automotive Restoration Market Organization to showcase the artistry of their members in a Hot Rod Alley booth. This was a destination point for members who needed a break or wanted to reconnect with old friends. The booth featured three display vehicles representing the hot-rod niche and three others representing the restoration market. Throughout the week, members visited to enjoy the cars, rest their feet and share information about the council with other visitors to the booth.
Here are the SEMA Council & Network awards presented at the 2014 SEMA Show.
Each year at the SEMA Show, a walk through Hot Rod Alley gives attendees a snapshot of the market’s artistry. For the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), the week is a chance to highlight a few creations by members displayed in the council booth and at the organization’s annual reception. It’s an initiative that’s much more than just eye candy, according to HRIA Chair Rick Love.
We have a great reason for you to get up bright and early on Friday of the SEMA Show.
This year, the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) joins the Posies Driven Dirty Tour with the goal of connecting a new generation to opportunities in the industry. The route will run October 25–November 2 from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The tour is a natural fit with HRIA’s Futures in Hot Rodding initiative, which is an effort to encourage the industry’s next generation by identifying, communicating and promoting hot-rod-specific educational resources and career opportunities.
The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has recruited three new staff members to fill critical roles as the organization grows. The focus for these new hires includes systems development, member recruitment and product data services.
The hot-rod market is reminiscent of a time gone by, but it’s really an industry committed to giving new life to time-tested vehicles. The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) continues to break new ground for the niche in the resources it offers and approaches it tries. While 2014 has already been a year of fresh ideas, there’s more excitement in store.
Leaders and volunteers from the automotive accessories industry will be honored during the annual SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 18, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.
Virtually synonymous with the earliest days of the automotive specialty-equipment industry, hot rodding never seems to grow old. In fact, the market segment has remained incredibly resilient, even in the face of the recently bumpy economy.