HRIA Reception

HRIA will be hosting their annual industry awards reception at the 2016 SEMA Show. The event is highly anticipated by hot rod professionals and is the second most attended event at the show. Join the council for a cocktail hour followed by a banquet style dinner as you catch up with old friends and network with industry professionals. The awards ceremony will be moderated by Rick Love of Vintage Air. Top companies and individuals in the hot rod segment will be recognized and awarded for their outstanding contributions to the industry.

Be sure to check out the 6 feature vehicle hot rods that will be on display throughout the event. The HRIA Builder’s Challenge Pinewood cars will also be on display. These one of a kind miniature hot rods will be auctioned off benefitting SEMA Cares children’s charity. Sponsored tables are also available for purchase benefitting the SEMA Scholarship Fund. To sponsor a table, contact Director of Councils Jim Skelly at

The reception will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:15pm-8:00pm in the Westgate Paradise Center.

Pre-register now to skip the line.

Hot Rod Builder’s Panel: Powered by HRIA

Are TV builds a reality? What does it take to be a successful vehicle builder? How do you differentiate yourself? How do you grow your reputation as a top-tier builder? What are the pitfalls? Who do you partner with? Get answers to these questions and more from some of the industries most respected builders in this panel discussion moderated by Rick Love of Vintage Air.

This educational event will take place Thursday, November 3, 11:00am-12:00pm in LVCC N258.

HRIA / ARMO Booth #23395 Central Hall

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance will once again share a booth with the Automotive Restoration Market Association at the 2016 SEMA Show. The two councils share common initiatives and have crossover in members between the two councils. Select committee members will be at the booth throughout the show to discuss the benefits of a HRIA membership and opportunities to get involved and volunteer.

In the heart of Hot Rod Alley, the HRIA booth has been commonly referred to as “Central Park” because the booth creates an inviting atmosphere for hot rod industry professionals to meet and network. Six feature vehicles will be on display in the shared booth, three representing the restoration market and three representing the hot rod market. The Builders Challenge pinewood cars will also be on display in the booth which will be auctioned off at the HRIA reception.


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